02 Jun 2019 - 02 Jun 2019

Single Theme Conference on Therapeutic drug monitoring in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Evidence and Application

Venue

4th Floor,Conference Hall, OPD Clinic, P. D. Hinduja National Hospital & Medical Research Centre, Mahim - W, Mumbai

Category : Gastroenterology

  • P D Hinduja Hospital

    organizes

    Single Theme Conference on

    Therapeutic drug monitoring
    in Inflammatory Bowel Disease:
    Evidence and Application

    Date: Sunday, 2nd June 2019
    Time: 9.00 am - 4.00 pm
    Venue: Conference Hall, PD Hinduja Hospital & MRC



    Dear Colleagues,

    Many patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) need treatment with immunosuppressants and biologics. Although effective, there are caveats to the use of these drugs. Immunosuppressant drugs, for example, have a narrow therapeutic window. Biologic agents, on the other hand, may have primary non-response and secondary loss of response.

    Enter therapeutic drug monitoring, an attempt to optimize the response to immunosuppressants and biologics in IBD. Evidence is emerging about its utility.

    We invite you to this single-theme conference, which will focus on this evidence and its application in the clinical management of IBD. Eminent faculty from India and abroad will share their expertise.

    Who should attend: Gastroenterologists

    Program Schedule to follow soon.

    TOPICS:
    • Use of thiopurines and biologics in India
    • Overview and debate:-Prior test for TPMT / NUDT 15 or no pre-emptive testing
    • Managing azathioprine side-effects (pancreatitis / hepatitis)
    • Overview and debate:-Therapeutic drug monitoring for infliximab and adalimumab
    • Case-based discussion•Proactive monitoring
    • Role of therapeutic drug monitoring in induction therapy
    • Practical aspects of therapeutic drug monitoring:
    -How to collect blood sample, cost, kits
    -Kit-to-kit variation

    Registration is FREE but MANDATORY!

    For queries, you may write in at:
    events.hindujahospital@gmail.com
    dr_ddesai@hindujahospital.com