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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 3

From The Desk of Organizing Secretary

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. From The Desk of Organizing Secretary. Indian J Endocr Metab 2019;23, Suppl S1:3

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. From The Desk of Organizing Secretary. Indian J Endocr Metab [serial online] 2019 [cited 2021 Feb 27];23, Suppl S1:3. Available from: https://www.ijem.in/text.asp?2019/23/7/3/271343

It gives me immense pleasure to welcome you all to NAGPUR –“The city of Oranges” for ESCICON 2019 - the 49th Annual Conference of Endocrine Society of India, hosted by the MAHA Endocrine Society.

Nagpur is an important city in Vidarbha .It is called Nagpur as the Nag river meanders through the city like a snake (“nag” in Marathi). The British considered Nagpur to be the geographical centre of undivided India and constructed the zero mile stone here. Nagpur has the distinction of being surrounded by many tiger reserves and is therefore also known as the Tiger capital of India. It has gained political significance as the current Chief Minister of Maharashtra Mr. Devendra Fadnavis and current Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India Mr. Nitin Gadkari both hail from Nagpur.

We at the “MAHA Endocrine Society” Maharashtra, feel honoured and privileged to host ESICON 2019 in Nagpur - the winter capital of Maharashtra

The process of learning science is a beautiful unending journey. The level and method of learning goes on changing and evolving. ESICON 2019 is an earnest attempt to explore novel and interesting areas in the field of Endocrinology , the common thread which connects all of us.

This conference is dedicated to our beloved teacher Dr. S.D. Bhandarker, who is an inspiration for every Endocrinologist... not only in Maharashtra but also across the nation. A National Level Conference like this cannot be successful without guidance from mentors and advisors like Dr. P. S. Menon.

The star attraction of any conference is its scientific programme. The current scientific programme was designed under the able guidance of Dr Nishit Shah, Dr Nalini Shah and Dr Prema Varthakavi - with inputs from the sharpest endocrine brains both young and experienced.

International faculty were chosen depending on their body of work in field of endocrinology. We have tried to make sessions more interactive by having MTP sessions and case based discussions in ESICON 2019. Thyroid board Review. Endocrine Quiz and Endocrine Premium League (Tug of wars - Debates in Endocrinology) are sections where the competitive spirit will be tested. I am sure you will relish this academic extravaganza.

The science of endocrinology is ever expanding because of continuous research in clinical as well as basic science. We are grateful to the young researchers and their mentors for their participation-- We have received an overwhelming response of 180 abstracts. this year!!! This whole laborious process of compilation and evaluation was meticulously done by Dr. Nikhil Bhagwat and his team

A preconference workshop intended for the postgraduate students, has been curated by Dr. Tushar Bandgar and his team, and it provides everyone a great opportunity to update their knowledge.

We hope that this program will further stimulate research in Endocrinology, and provide practitioners with better techniques, algorithms, and resources to practice the Science and art of Endocrinology.

Two gala nights, one with an invited artist on day-1 and another with performances by our own members of ESI – Colours of India, will help you unwind after day long academic deliberations. Nagpur is also famous for its hospitality and we have tried to include the local flavour of specially spicy Maharashtrian saoji food in the menu.

The Backbone of any successful event is team work. I was lucky to have a local team of endocrinologists who wholeheartedly shared responsibilities for planning and execution of academic as well as non-academic aspects of conference.

I hope this effort of us will make the ESICON 2019 NAGPUR a special experience for you which you will cherish lifelong.

Dr Manoj Chadha

Organizing chairman

Dr Pramod Gandhi

Organizing secretary


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