Event: Current Controversies in Gestational Diabetes

Professor Chittaranjan Yajnik

Professor Chittaranjan Yajnik

Current Controversies in Gestational Diabetes

A one day conference on gestational diabetes, with guest discussant:

Professor Chittaranjan Yajnik

Prof CS Yajnik, Director Diabetes Unit, KEM Hospital Pune, India, is a Consultant Physician, Diabetologist and the Director of Diabetes Unit at the King Edward Memorial Hospital, Pune. In addition, he is an Associate Professor at the BJ Medical College, Pune University, visiting Fellow at the MRC life-course epidemiology Unit at Southampton, UK, and a Visiting University Professor at the Peninsula Medical School at Exeter, UK. He received his M.D. from B.J. Medical College, Pune (1980) and was awarded an honorary FRCP from Royal College of Physicians, London (2004) and an honorary visiting professorship at the Peninsula Medical School, Exeter (2008). Prof Yajnik has worked tirelessly for last 3 decades to investigate the high susceptibility of Indians to diabetes and possible novel explanations. Prof Yajnik has put India on the international map in the field of diabetology and early life origins of diabetes.



  • Prevention (Probiotics, PCO, obesity);
  • Diagnosis (different criteria, IADPSG vs old criteria);
  • Management (tight vs very tight control, metformin, other options);
  • Follow up (DIAMIND, MAGDA);
  • Impact on the fetus (immediate and long term)


Speakers include

  • Prof Julie Owens – University of Adelaide
  • Dr Janet Rowan – Auckland City Hospital
  • Prof Chris Nolan – ANU, Canberra
  • Prof James Dunbar – Deakin University
  • Prof Helena Teede – Monash University
  • Prof David McIntyre – University of Queensland
  • Prof Jodie Dodd – University of Adelaide
  • Ms Philippa Middleton – University of Adelaide
  • Dr Helen Barrett – University of Queensland
  • Prof Bill Hague (Chair) – University of Adelaide


Event details

When   – Thursday 1 May 2014, 9am – 4pm

Where – Robinson Research Institute, 55 King William Road, North Adelaide

Cost     – $50 ($30 for students) – includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea

Please register by Tuesday 29 April at

For more information download the flyer here

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