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Is Metformin Getting Replaced Altogether?
Date: Mon 14 Nov, 2022 9:00–9:45pm
Duration: 45 mins

What the session is about

 Is Metformin Getting Replaced Altogether? (9.00 to 09.30 pm)

  • Evolution of the treatment 
  • Case studies
  • Latest guidelines & updates

Interactive Q&A (9.30 to 9.45 pm)

  • Register now and send your questions through the chat window
  • You can also send questions 'Live' during the Webinar on Nov 14th through the chat window below the video
About the presenters:
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Dr. A. Muruganathan is a renowned physician working in Tamil Nadu currently. His contributions to the field of medicine and his achievements are numerous and some of these are listed below:


  • Ex. Emeritus Professor – The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University
  • Imm. Past Governor – American College of Physicians India Chapter
  • Dean – Indian College of Physicians (ICP): 2016-2017
  • President – Hypertension Society of India (HSI): 2015-2016
  • Past President – Association of Physicians of India (API): 2013-2014
  • Past President – Tamil Nadu IMA & Past Dean IMA CGP


  • Adult Immunisation-2014
  • Progress in Medicine 2017
  • Medicine Update 2013 and 2017
  • Manual of Hypertension-2015 & 2019


  • Received BC Roy Award from President of India 2005
  • WHL Excellence Award in Population Hypertension Prevention and Control 2021
  • Received Best Performing Doctor Award from Tamilnadu Government on Doctors Day 2014
  • Received Lifetime Achievement Award by TN DR. M.G.R. Medical University & Saveetha Medical University, K.G. Foundation, Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Foundation & Indian Society of Hypertension
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Dr. Krishnan Swaminathan is a Consultant Endocrinologist at Madhuram Diabetes &Thyroid Centre, Coimbatore

  •  He has completed his undergraduate medical education at Madras Medical College and completed his higher specialist training in Diabetes & Endocrinology from renowned centres in the United Kingdom including London, Cambridge & Scotland
  • He passed his MRCP in 1999 and was awarded FRCP by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 2009
  • He has completed his Research MD in diabetes and cardiovascular disease
  • He is one of the very few doctors in the country to have a PhD from the prestigious IIT Madras on agrochemicals and diabetes
  • He is the founding trustee of Idhayangal Charitable Trust, a registered charity that has funded approximately 4 crores for various charitable causes, especially for poor children with Type 1 diabetes in India


  • He has 75 publications to his credit in peer-reviewed international journals
  • He is the author of the best-selling easy-to-read Tamil book, “Samaniyanum Sarkarai Noyum” and the English book on diabetes “Diabetes Demystified”, which has now sold over combined 20,000 copies.

Educational Qualifications:



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Dr. Kumaravel V. is the Consultant Endocrinologist and Director of Alpha Hospital & Research Centre, Madurai, India

  • He is a Course Director in FCE organized by IMA CGP
  • He is a member of the American Thyroid Association, Endocrine Society of India (ESI), the Research Society of study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI), Indian Society of Bone and Mineral Research (ISBMR)
  • He is Vice President of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) & President of the Endocrine society of Tamilnadu and Puducherry (ESTN)
  • He was an assistant professor at Amrita institute of medical sciences & Research Centre in Kochi, Kerala in the Department of Infectious Disease, Diabetes & Endocrine between years 2003-2007
  • He completed his M.Sc. in diabetes from Roehampton University, London in 2007
  • He was Consultant at ACEER in Chennai, Tamilnadu between the years 2007-2009
  • He has done his short-term Observership in Islet Cell transplantation, at the University of Minnesota in year 2009
  • He has attended Investigator meeting for a diabetes trial at Barcelona in January 2009 and in Delhi in March 2009 and also attended ICH/GCP training conducted by ICON - DAIICHI 12 SANKYO in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in Aug 2007
  • He has organised many national conferences, and workshops and has been a part of 60+ conferences, workshops on the Role of growth hormone therapy, Gliptins: Where to use, where not to use, Interpretation of Thyroid function test, Insulin therapy in T2DM – Beyond basal insulin, etc
  • He is Actively involved in designing the curriculum for clinical Endocrinology and involved in Teaching the same to other Doctors from various medical specialities from 2011-till date
  • He is part of many ongoing research projects on Cell-free DNA in differentiating benign and malignant thyroid nodules, Urinary Iodine Estimation – Biomarker of iodine status etc.
  • He has also contributed to the Revised IAP growth chart.


  • He has published national/international journals, 30+ publications and also contributed to 6+ book chapters

Education Qualifications:

  • MBBS, MD (Gen Medicine), DNB(Endo), MNAMS


  • He has been awarded the IMA State appreciation award for coordinating academic activities in July 2017, December 2013 & 2014
  • He has been awarded as Hon Professor at IMA-CGP at New Delhi in 2014
  • He has been awarded by National Honorary Faculty in August 2015
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