Madras Diabetes Research Foundation (MDRF) and Deakin University, Australia recently organised a day-long workshop on diabetes to explore the opportunities of research and highlight the critical areas where urgent progress is required.
Titled “Diabetes Research – A Fertile Field with Numerous Opportunities” the workshop was also a celebration of 25 years of Deakin University’s engagement in India. Susan Grace, Australian Consul-General, Chennai; Professor Jane den Hollader AO, Vice-Chancellor & President, Deakin University; Professor David Austin, Associate Dean-International, Deakin University, Professor V.Mohan, President, MDRF and Professor S.P. Thyagarajan, Professor of Eminence & Dean (Research), SRM University, Chennai inaugurated the session.
Commemorating 25 years of engagement with Deakin University, Australia and India (1994 to 201), Deakin University, Australia is hosting a range of events. As part of this initiative, Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre’s research wing Madras Diabetes Research Foundation (MDRF) and Deakin University, Australia organized a day-long workshop to further research initiatives in diabetic treatment and care.
Participating at the event were eminent faculty from Deakin University, Australia.
Commenting on the workshop, Professor V.Mohan, President, MDRF and Honorary Professor, Deakin University said, “We are happy to say that MDRF is collaborating with the Deakin University for over 5 years. Ph.D programmes and Diabetes Nurse Educator’s course are being conducted at MDRF in collaboration with Deakin University. So far, three students have completed their PhD and three are currently pursuing their doctoral degree and 30 nurses have completed the 4-month diabetes nurse educator’s course at MDRF.
Both these programmes are successful collaborative initiatives in India. MDRF is partnering with Deakin in organizing this workshop to brainstorm on the research opportunities, challenges and solutions with renowned medical professionals, scientists, physicians, young researchers, and students working in the field of diabetes to tackle the burden of diabetes in India.”
Professor Jane Den Hollander AO, Vice Chancellor & President, Deakin University said: “The workshop today on diabetes provides a platform for expert, researches and medical professionals to put forward research ideas in preventing and combating diabetes in India. This conclave enables knowledge sharing and provides an excellent networking opportunity with a diverse group of medical and industry professionals.” Professor S.P. Thyagarajan congratulated MDRF for taking up several novel research projects on Diabetes. The workshop witnessed participation from renowned experts and eminent people