The Amrita College of  Nursing, Kochi, will organize an International Conference on Obesity - A Multifaceted Approach from  December 1 - 2, 2017.

Obesity is the main determinant of preventable burden of diseases. Urbanization and Industrialization have Immensely contributed In promoting obesity. Neatly one third of the population Is obese or overweight. Even In Asia and Africa, there Is a significant Increase In Its prevalence. The rate of obesity In young adolescents and teenagers Is exceeding the adult rate. In India, under-nutrition Is rapidly replaced by obesity associated with affluence. With 41 million obese people, India ranks third in obesity after US and China. Obesity Conference 2017 focuses on bringing together diverse stakeholders to share knowledge, Identify collective solutions to increase access to healthy foods, increase opportunities for people to be physically active and flght obesity.


  • Global burden of obesity
  • Trends and challenges
  • Impact of obesity among Children, adults, pregnant mothers, and senior citizens
  • Management-Medical, Surgical , Nursing and Ayurveda


To create an awareness on epidemic of obesity, Its psychosocial and spatial issues among various groups, emphasizing the role of nurse and each Individual in Its prevention.


After the c-onference the delegates will be able to:

  • Identify the epidemic of obesity, its trends and causes.
  • Create awareness on the specific Impact of obesity among children, adults, pregnant mothers and seniordtizens.
  • Discuss the management of obesity (Medical, Surgical, Nursing and Ayurvedlc therapies) In v iew of challenges.
  • Sensitize on the psychosocial and spatial issues of obese.


Nurses, Nursing Faculty, Doctors, UG & PG Students, Allied Health Professionals, Dietitians, Obese client, Parents of obese children.

  • Dr. Manu Raj, Professor, Dept of Public HealthScience, AIMS, Kochi
  • Dr. Arun S. Menon, Asst. Professor, Endocrinology, AIMS, Kochi
  • Dr. Ganapathi Rao G., Professor, General Medicine, AIMS, Kochi
  • Dr. C. Jayakumar, Professor & HOD, Paediatrics, AIMS, Kochi
  • Dr. K. Laiitha, Dean Dept of Nursing (Retd), NIMHANS, Bangalore.
  • Dr. Sudheer O. V., Consultant, Gl & Hepatobiliary Surgery, AIMS, Kochi.
  • Dr. K. Valsraj Menon, AddL Medical Supdt, AIMS, Kochi
  • Ms. Lakshmi Saranya M. T., Clinical Psychologist,Dept. of Psythology, AIMS, Kochi
  • Dr. Varsha Vaidya, Medical Director, Total wellness Psythiatrist, University of Maryland
  • Bri. Nivedita, HOD, Dept of Nutrition,,AIMS, Kochi.
  • Dr. D. M. Vasudevan, Emeritus Professor & Head,PG program & Research, AIMS, Kochi
  • Dr. Sundeep Vijayraghavan, Professor, Dept. of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, AlMS, Kochi
  • Dr. Beena K. V., Senior Medical Administrator & Public Health Consultant,AIMS, Kochi.
  • Dr. M. R. Vasudevan Namboothiri, Principal. School of Ayurveda, Amritapuri, Kollam.
  • Bri. Sai Bala, Nursing Director, AIMS, Kochi
  • Prof. Sunil M., Amrita College of Nursing, AIMS, Kochi
  • Prof. K. T. Moly, Principal, Amrita College of Nursing, AIMS, Kochi
  • Mrs. Linda Varghese, Asst. Professor, Amrita College of Nursing, AIMS, Kochi
  • Dr. Rashmi H. Poojara, Asst.Professor, Dept of Home Science, St. Teresas College, Kochi.
  • Ms. Anu Das M. V., RN RM, Surgical ICU, AIMS, Kochi
  • Dr. Deepthy Sharma, Professor, Dept of OBG, AIMS, Kochi
  • Ms. Divya G., RN RM, Gastro ICU, AIMS, Kochi


Abstracts for oral/poster presentations are invited from Postgraduate Nursing students,Nursing staff and Nursing facul ty. It should be based on any of the sub themes of the conference.


  • Last date for submission: On or before 31/10/17
    Abstracts should be limited to 250 words in English in A4 size.
    The content should be in IMRAD. The name ofthe presenting author must be underlined.
  • Duration of oral presentation- 10 minutes. (7minutes for presentation and 3minutes for discussion)
  • The poster size should be 4 x 3 feet or 120 x 90cm. Scientific committee will review all abstracts and the selected delegates will be intimated in the due course of time.
  • Abstracts should be sent to the email id :

Day 1, Friday 1st December 2017

Time Programme Resource Person
8:00am – 9:00am Registration
9:00am – 9:20am Magnitude of Obesity:
Global Epidemic

Dr. Manu Raj,
Professor, Dept of Public Health Research,
AIMS, Kochi

9:20am – 9:40am Significance of Obesity

Dr. Ganapathy Rao,
Professor, Dept of General Medicine,
AIMS, Kochi.

9:40am – 9:50am

Tea Break

9:50am – 10:30am


10.30am - 10.50am

Obesity and Metabolism

Dr. D M Vasudevan,
Emeritus Professor & Head,
PG program & Research
AIMS, Kechi.

10.50am - 11.10am

Causes of Obesity

Dr. Arun S Menon,
Assoc. Professor Dept of Endocrinology,
AIMS, Kochi

11.10am- 11.30pm

Impact of Obesity Dr. Beena K V,
Senior Medical Administrator &
Public Health Consulatant, AIMS, Kochi

Dr. Deepthy Sharma
Professor, Dept. of OBG, Aims, Kochi

11.30am - 12 Noon

Obesity- Psychiatry

Dr. Varsha Vaidya
Medical Director • Total wellness
Psychiatrist - University of Maryland

12 Noon -12.45pm

Obesity:Psychosocial issues
& Perception of Society

Dr. K lalitha,
Dean Dept of Nursing (Retd),
NIMHANS Banglore

12.45pm - 1.45 pm  Lunch Break
1.45pm - 2.15pm Bariatric Psychiatry

Dr. Varsha Valdya,
Medical Director · Total wellness
Psychiatrist, University of Maryland

2.15pm - 2.45pm Obesity among adoloscents

Dr. Rashmi H Poojara,
Asst.Professor, Dept. of Home Science,
St Teresas College, Kochi.

2.45pm - 3.15pm Prevention of child obesity

Prof. Sunil M,
Mrs. linda Varghese,  Asst.Professor,

3.15pm - 3.30pm Tea Break
3.30pm - 5.00pm Scientific Paper Presentation

Day 2, Saturday 2nd December 2017

Time Programme Resource Person
8:30am – 8:50am

Paediatric Obesity

Dr. C. Jayakumar, Professor & HOD,
Dept of Paediatrics. AIMS, Kochi

8:50am – 9:20am Bariatric Surgery

Dr. Sudheer 0 V, C-onsultant,
Gl & Hepatobiliary Surgery,
AIMS, Kochi

9:20am – 9:35am

Dietary modification after
Bariatric surgery

Bri. Nivedita,
HOD, Dept of Nutrition, AIMS, KoehL

9:35am – 10:15am

Nursing care of patients
with Bariatric surgery Pre
& Post Operative care

Case Presentation
Prof . Kanmani J,

10:30am – 10:45am

Tea Break

10.45am - 11.00am

Psychological impact
of Child Obesity

Ms. lakshmi Saranya M T,
Clinical Psychologist, Dept. of Psychology,
AIMS, Kochi

11.00am - 11.30am

Depression in Obesity

Dr. K Valsraj Menon,
Addl Medical Supdt, AlMS, Kochi

11.30am- 11.50am

Spatial issues

Bri.Sal Bala,
Nursing Director, AIMS, Kochi

11.50am - 12.15pm

Plastic Surgery in body

Dr. Sundeep Vijayraghavan,
Professor Dept. of Plastsc & Reconsuuctive surgery,
AIMS, Kochi

12.15pm -1.15pm

Lived in Experience

Clinical Nurse Specialist-Doctor
& Patients

1.15pm - 2.15 pm  Lunch Break
2.15pm - 3.00pm

Obesity: An overview &
approach according
to Ayurveda

Dr. M. R. Vasudevan Namboothiri,
Principal. School of Ayurveda,
Amritapuri, Kollam.

3.00pm - 3.30pm

Quality of Life after
Bariatric Surgery

Prof. K.T.Moly,
Principal, ACON, Kochi.

Event Details
2017-12-01 09:00 to 2017-12-02 16:00
College of Nursing