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Mauritius Research Council



                                                                  In Collaboration with

                  Association of Biomedical  Analysts (ABA)




Diabetes mellitus – Prevention and Control:  Mauritian Studies


Mauritius Research Council, La Maison de Carnι, Royal Road, Rose-Hill


Tuesday, 18th January 2005



Programme – One Day Conference



09:00 – 09:30

Registration of participants

09:30 – 10:15

Opening Ceremony:

Welcome Address:       Prof S Bhoojedhur, Chairman, Mauritius Research Council (to                                     be confirmed)

Address           :                       Mr A Seeburuth, President, Association of Biomedical                                                 Analysts

Opening Speech:         The Hon. A Jugnauth, Minister of Health & Quality of Life

10:15 – 10:30

Tea/Coffee Break

10:30 – 10:55

Mauritius:  Type 2 diabetes or Metabolic Syndrome or both? (Dr F Hemraj, Central Laboratory)

10:55 – 11:15

Search for the genetic factors underlying susceptibility to the metabolic syndrome  (Dr Meera Manraj, SSR Resource Centre)

11:15 – 11:35

HbA1c and Hb variants  (Mrs Noorjahan Joonas, Central Laboratory)

11:35 – 12:00

The role of anaerobes and defensin in the diabetic foot (Mrs Rehana Jauhangeer, University of Westminster)

12:00 – 13:00

Panel Discussion

Panelists:         Dr J C Mohith,   Director, Mauritius Institute of Health

                        Dr S Manraj,     Consultant Pathologist

13:00 – 13:45


13:45 – 14:05

Use of glycated haemoglobulin as a glycaemic index of diabetes patients (Mr Harris Ramuth, Central Laboratory)

14:05 – 14:20

Assessment of a semi-quantitative dry immunochemical screening method to detect low levels of urinary albumin in diabetics (Mr Amal Seebaruth, Association of Biomedical Analysts)

14:20 – 14:45

New trends in the management of the diabetes patients (Dr K Pauvaday, J Nehru Hospital)

14:45 – 15:10

Mauritian Diet for diabetes patients (Ms Rozida Dhookhun, Private Practionner)

15:10 – 15:35

Care of the diabetic patient (Mrs R Balloo,.)

15:35 – 16:00

Discussion & Final Recommendations

Panelists:         Dr C D Bundhun, Consultant (NCD)

                        Mrs S Joganah, Ministry of Health & Quality of Life

                        Dr (Mrs) Pathack Coordinator Victoria Hospital