Meeting Objective

The goal of Ahuja Bajaj symposium is to present new research data encouraging scientific exchanges for a meaningful interaction.


Dedicated to two distinguished personalities in the field of diabetes and endocrinology, namely Padam Shree Late Prof M.M.S Ahuja and Padam Bhushan Prof J.S. Bajaj. Both these luminaries contributed greatly to the field of diabetes and laid the foundation for research and practice in this field in India. "To have symposium on their names is to show our commitment to enhance the scientific knowledge in the field of diabetes and metabolic diseases.” Prof (Dr) Anoop Misra, Chairman Fortis CDOC Hospital and Chairman NDOC Foundation and convener of Ahuja Bajaj symposium.

Topics of this symposium

Key Note

Dr Misra is Chairman, Fortis-CDOC Center of Excellence for Diabetes, Metabolic Diseases, and Endocrinology, New Delhi, and Director, National Diabetes, Obesity and Cholesterol Foundation, and Diabetes Foundation (India). Prof. Misra has extensive academic experiences in universities overseas. After doing undergraduate and postgraduation from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, he has worked in Royal Free Hospital in London, UK and at Department of Medicine and Endocrinology at Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Texas, USA as WHO Fellow and faculty. In India, Dr Misra has been participant of top Advisory Committees relating to Diabetes, Cardiovascular diseases, and Nutrition in India. He has been advisor to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Indian Council of Medical Research and Department of Biotechnology on several issues related to diabetes and other non-communicable diseases.
Prof. Misra has more than 41 years of experience in teaching, service, research, and community health intervention programs and has published more than 370 scientific papers/chapters in the National and International journals In an analysis done by Stanford University in 2020, he is among top 2% of scientists in diabetes research from India to be ranked globally.
He is Editor-in-Chief of “Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews” (Elsevier), and Clinical Keys (Elsevier), and Associate Editor of “Journal of Diabetes” (USA), and European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (UK). Dr Misra has received numerous awards and 39 named orations. He has been awarded highest award for medicine in India Dr BC Roy award (2006) and India’s prestigious National Honor, Padma Shree (2007). He has received “Outstanding Investigator Award” from World India Diabetes Foundation in 2013. His current interests include research on nutrition, metabolism, and diabetes in relation to liver fat, pancreatic fat, lean skeletal muscle mass and vitamin D.
He is the author of bestselling books “Diabetes with Delight” and “Diabetes ke Saath Khushaal Jeevan” (Bloomsbury).


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