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Warm Greetings from MEDICON INTERNATIONAL 2018, 5th edition of the international symposium!!
We welcome all the delegates to this advanced clinical medicine conference, which is jointly being organized by Peerless Hospital & B. K. Roy Foundation, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh and West Bengal chapter of Association of Physicians of India.

This international conference is a unique platform where senior clinicians of international repute from India and esteemed clinicians from the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh will share their thoughts on the recent update of clinical issues encountered in the field of Medicine and its allied specialties.

Dr James Williamson is Assistant Director General leading the Clinical Excellence Division of the Department of Health in Western Australia. He is a general physician and rheumatologist, having trained in Edinburgh, London and Melbourne.

Dr Brian Wood is the Divisional Director of Medicine and Emergency care at Logan hospital where he started in January 2017 after emigrating from the UK. He is clinically also working at Redland Hospital currently within general medicine.

Prof Peter J Grant is Professor of Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine and Health and has a particular interest in the management of vascular risk in patients with diabetes. His research focuses on understanding the molecular basis of the strong biological link between diabetes and cardiovascular (CV) disease.

Dr Farokh Udwadia is an MD (University of Mumbai) in Medicine. He has been awarded the Prince of Wales Gold Medal and Dr. C S Patel Gold Medal in the MD examinations.
FRCP, Elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, in 1969, at the age of 38 years – the youngest Indian ever to be so elected. Also FRCP ( London )

Prof S K Acharaya is a gastroenterologist and liver transplant physician, a physician scientist, a prolific writer and a passionate teacher. Apart from his professional prowess as a clinician, is well known for his compassion and patient-centric approaches in treating complex diseases.

Prof Sunil Bhandari is a Consultant in Nephrology and Honorary Professor at Hull York Medical School (HYMS) and Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust; Co-Director of UK Advanced Nephrology Course and Deputy Head of School of Medicine for Yorkshire and Humber.

Dr Deepak Dwarakanath is Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust.

Prof Gourdas Choudhuri is a leading gastroenterologist, medical educator, researcher and columnist of national eminence, with rich experience of over 30 years in the medical profession. He is currently Director and HOD, Gastroenterology & Hepatobiliary Sciences, at Fortis Memorial Research Institute in Gurgaon.

Prof Mohamed Rela, is an Indian surgeon known for his expertise on liver transplantation and hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) surgery. He is considered the world's best liver transplant surgeon from the King's College Hospital, London.

Dr Ashokananda Konar is a well known Gastroenterologist, He is Clinical Director Department of Gastroenterology Peerless Hospital & B K Roy Research Center, Kolkata. He is also President of West Bengal Liver Foundation.

Prof Prantar Chakrabarti is a Haematologist at Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital and Fortis Hospital, Kolkata. Expert in the many aspects of Clinical Haematology. Received specialised training in Ethics of Human Subject Research, Biostatistics from Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, and Stem Cell Transplantation from King’s College, London

Dr Subhash Kumar Todi is currently Director-Critical Care & Emergency Medicine, HOD-Dept. of Academics & Health Research at AMRI Hospitals, Kolkata,India. He has been for the last 25 years, the architect of critical care developments in the city and prior to his return to India he has worked as a Critical Care Consultant at St.John’s Mercy Medical CTR, St.Louis , U.S.A.

Dr Jai Ranjan Ram, is an MD in Psychiatry from NIMHANS, Bangalore and also has MRCPsych from UK and CCST in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He has accreditation as a Specialist in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in UK . He worked in United Kingdom for 11 years before returning to Kolkata and is now a Senior Consultant Psychiatrist attached to Apollo Gleneagles Hospital in Kolkata.

Dr Saubhik Sural is currently Clinical Director Department of Nephrology Peerless Hospital & B K Roy Research Center, Kolkata, India. He is the first Nephrologist to start DNB Nephrology programme in Eastern India.

Dr Rimita Dey is currently consultant department of critical care medicine Peerless Hospital & B K Roy Research Center, Kolkata, India.

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