Symposium 4

Day 1 : February 3, 2009
09.00 hr
Inauguration ceremony

09.05 hr

Welcome
Shri. Pankaj Patel, Chairman, Zydus Group

09.15 hr Chief-Guest
Padma Bhushan Dr. K. K. Talwar, Director PGIMER, Chandigarh
09.35 hr Vote of thanks
Dr. Ganesh Nayak, Executive Director, Zydus Cadila
Session I

Chairpersons

  • Dr. Jeffrey M. Friedman, Marilyn M. Simpson Professor; Investigator, HHMI, Rockefeller University, USA
  • Dr. Richard DiMarchi, Linda & Jack Gill Chair in Biomolecular Sciences and Professor of Chemistry, Indiana University
09.40 to 10.15 hrs

Keynote address

Dr. Roger Newton       
Co-founder of Esperion Therapeutics, USA
[ Co-Discoverer of Lipitor(R) ]

10.15 to 11.00 hrs Coffee break 
11.00 to 11.45 hrs

Plenary Lecture
(PL-1)

“Emerging therapeutic strategy for cardiovascular disease – adipocytokines”

Dr. Yuji Matsuzawa
Director, Sumitomo Hospital,
Professor Emeritus, Osaka University, Japan
11.45 to 12.30 hrs

Plenary Lecture
(PL-2)

"Systemic Biomarkers in Atherosclerosis: New Horizons"

Dr. John Chapman
President Elect, European Atherosclerosis Society
Director, Dyslipidemia and Atherosclerosis Research Unit,
INSERM, France
12.30 to 13.15 hrs

Invited Lecture
(IL-1)

“Current understanding of the off-target activity of torcetrapib”

Dr. Eric Niesor
Metabolic & Vascular Disease Area,
Roche AG, Switzerland

13.15 to 14.30 hrs Lunch

Session II

Chairpersons

  • Dr. Per-Olof Berggren, The Rolf Luft Research Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
  • Prof. P. Rama Rao, Director, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), India
14.30 - 15.15 hr

Plenary Lecture (PL-3)

“Inflammation as a marker and a target to reduce atherosclerosis related cardiovascular events”

Prof. François Mach
Head of Cardiology
Geneva University Hospital, Switzerland
15.15 - 16.00 hr

Plenary Lecture (PL-4)

 

“Metabolic Approaches for treatment of ischaemia”

Dr. S.C. Manchanda
Senior consultant cardiologist, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi
Formerly Prof. And Head, dept. Of cardiology, AIIMS

16.00 – 17.00 hr

Poster presentation and networking

17.00 to 17.45 hr

Invited Lecture
(IL-2)

"Predictive metabolomic, lipomic and transcriptomic profiling of peripheral blood"

Dr. Charles Burant
Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Professor of Metabolism, University of Michigan, USA
17.00 to 18.30 hrs
Panel discussion
Chairperson:
Dr. Richard DiMarchi
Linda & Jack Gill Chair in Biomolecular Sciences and Professor of Chemistry, Indiana University; Retired Group Vice President, Eli Lilly & Company, USA
Dr. Roger Newton                  
Co-founder of Esperion Therapeutics, USA [ Co-Discoverer of Lipitor(R) ]
Dr. Yuji Matsuzawa
Director, Sumitomo Hospital,
Professor Emeritus, Osaka University, Japan
Dr. Eric Niesor
Metabolic & Vascular Disease Area,
F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Dr. John Chapman
President Elect, European Atherosclerosis Society
Prof. François Mach
Head of CardiologyGeneva University Hospital, Switzerland
Dr. S.C. Manchanda
Senior consultant cardiologist, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi
Formerly Prof. And Head, dept. Of cardiology, AIIMS
Dr. Charles Burant
Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Professor of Metabolism, University of Michigan, USA

 

Day 2 : February 4, 2009
Session III

Chairpersons

  • Dr. Y. K. Gupta, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), India
  • Dr. John Chapman, President Elect, European Atherosclerosis Society
09.00 to 9.45 hrs

Keynote address

"Energy Medicine-a new Vista"

Prof. B. M. Hegde
MD, FRCP, FRCPE, FRCPG, FRCPI, FACC, FAMS.
Retd. Vice Chancellor, Manipal University, India
Visiting Prof. Cardiology, The Middlesex Hospital Medical School, University of London,
Affiliate Prof. of Human Health, Northern Colorado University,

09.45 to 10.30 hrs

Plenary Lecture
(PL-5)

“Mipomersen: A Novel Lipid Lowering Drug, From the Bench to the Clinic”

Dr. Sanjay Bhanot
Metabolic Franchise Leader
Vice President, Metabolic Diseases Research & Development
Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc., USA

10.30 to 11.00 hrs Coffee break 
11.00 to 11.45 hrs

Invited Lecture
(IL-3)

“Eprotirome: A novel and physiological approach to CVD risk reduction”

Dr. Jens Kristensen, MD, Dr Med Sci, PhD
VP Clinical Development
Chief Medical Officer
Karo Bio AB, Sweden

11.45 to 12.30 hrs

Invited Lecture
(IL-4)

“Targeting Protein Kinase C to treat Ischemia-Reperfusion Damage in the Heart”

Dr. Steve Harrison
Vice President, Research
KAI Pharmaceuticals
12.30 to 13.15 hrs

Plenary Lecture
(PL-6)

"PPARα and β/δ orchestrate hepatic and pancreatic functions"

Dr. Walter Wahli
Founder Director, Centre for Integrative Genomics, Switzerland
13.15 to 14.30 hrs Lunch

Session IV

Chairpersons

  • Dr. N. K. Ganguly, Former Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
  • Dr. B.Sesikeran, Director, National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, India
14.30 - 15.15 hr

Keynote Address

"Leptin and the Homeostatic Control of Energy Balance"

Dr. Jeffrey M. Friedman
Marilyn M. Simpson Professor; Investigator, HHMI, Rockefeller University, USA
15.15 - 16.00 hr

Plenary Lecture (PL-7)

“Gut - Brain Communication in the Control of Metabolism”

Dr. Matthias H. Tschöp
Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Medicine, Obesity Research Centre/Genome Research Institute, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, USA

16.00 – 17.30 hr

Coffee Break
Poster presentation and networking

17.30 to 18.15 hr

Invited Lecture
(IL-5)

"Stem cell therapy and diabetes"

Dr. Anil Bhansali
Professor & Head, Endocrinology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh
18.15 to 19.00 hrs
Panel discussion

Chairperson:
Dr. Roger Newton
Co-founder of Esperion Therapeutics, USA [ Co-Discoverer of Lipitor(R) ]

Prof. B. M. Hegde
Retd. Vice Chancellor, Manipal University, India
Visiting Prof. Cardiology, The Middlesex Hospital Medical School, University of London. Affiliate Prof. of Human Health, Northern Colorado University,
Dr. Sanjay Bhanot
Metabolic Franchise Leader, Vice President, Metabolic Diseases Research & Development, Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc., USA
Jens Kristensen,
MD, Dr Med Sci, PhD. VP Clinical Development, Chief Medical Officer, Karo Bio AB, Sweden
Dr. Steve Harrison
Vice President, Research, KAI Pharmaceuticals
Dr. Walter Wahli
Founder Director, Centre for Integrative Genomics, Switzerland
Dr. Matthias H. Tschöp
Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Medicine, Obesity Research Centre/Genome Research Institute, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, USA
Dr. Jeffrey M. Friedman
Marilyn M. Simpson Professor; Investigator, HHMI, Rockefeller University, USA
Dr. Anil Bhansali
Professor & Head, Endocrinology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh

19.00 - 20.00 hr

Cultural Program

20.00 - 21.00 hr

Dinner

 

Day 3 : February 5, 2009
Session V

Chairpersons

  • Dr. Yuji Matsuzawa Director, Sumitomo Hospital, Professor Emeritus, Osaka University, Japan
  • Dr. Charles Burant, Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Professor of Metabolism, University of Michigan, USA
09.00 to 9.45 hrs

Keynote address

“Molecular mechanisms of antidiabetic effects of estrogen”

Dr. Suad Efendic
Professor, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

09.45 to 10.15 hrs

Plenary Lecture
(PL-8)

"SGLT2 Inhibition: A Novel Approach to the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes"

Dr. Jean Whaley
Director, Diabetes Drug Discovery
Bristol-Myers Squibb, USA
10.15 to 10.45 hrs Coffee break 
11.45 to 11.30 hrs

Invited Lecture
(IL-6)

Dr. R. K. Goyal
Vice Chancellor, MS University, Baroda, India

11.30 to 12.15 hrs

Plenary Lecture
(PL-9)

“Signal-Transduction in the Endocrine Pancreas”

Dr. Per-Olof Berggren
The Rolf Luft Research Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

12.15 to 13.30 hrs Lunch

Session VI

Chairpersons

  • Dr. R. K. Goyal, Vice Chancellor, M. S. University, India
  • Dr. Matthias H. Tschöp, Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Medicine, Obesity Research Centre/Genome Research Institute, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, USA
13.30 - 14.15 hr

Invited Lecture
(IL-7)

Dr. Ho Cho
Vice President, Ambrx, USA

14.15 - 15.00 hr