Apollo Hospitals hosts the 10 th International Clinical Nutrition Update in Chennai

Apollo Hospitals, Asia’s largest and most trusted multi-specialty chain of hospitals hosts the 10 th International Clinical Nutrition Update on the 4 th and 5 th August 2018 in Chennai. The annual conference organized by the Clinical Nutrition and dietetics department Apollo Hospitals is a knowledge exchange platform for clinical nutritionists and dieticians from around the country. All latest and advanced developments and updates in the field of Clinical Nutrition will be discussed during the conference. The two day international conference was inaugurated by Dr.J. Radhakrishnan, I.A.S. The Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department, Govt. of TN.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Enhancing Clinical Nutrition Practice”, over 700 delegates from across 12 countries have come together to share knowledge on best clinical practices to enhance the practical knowledge and strategies of the practitioners. This provides a forum to enrich the dietetic profession through dialogue, learning and to showcase leading-edge practice and nutrition research.

This forum addresses aspects of patient care at hospitals, hospital-based nutritional intervention and in the scientific sessions, the doctors and dietitians address medical and nutritional requirements of varied clinical conditions. The conference will highlight the current scientific trends, Nutrition Care Process, Nutrition Focused Physical Examinations (NFPE), and Nutrition Assessment – Identifying Malnutrition.

Dr. Bhuvaneshwari Shankar, Organizing Chair Person , AICNU, said, “In today’s fast paced world, Dietetics is no longer dictated by just meal planning, administration and nutritional recuperation.It is much more- addressing dynamic assessment and timely intervening to minimise complications, sepsis and reduce the average length of hospital stay.”

She added, “At Apollo Hospitals, we also trust in combining Evidence- based care with our signature Tender Loving Care. Dietetics team in the clinical settings work in improving the patient specific nutrition and outcome. It is very important for all practicing dietitians to constantly upgrade their knowledge on the latest trends in clinical nutrition and practice evidence based nutrition”.

International speakers from USA, UAE, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka addressed the sessions and presented. Around 675 delegates from 12 countries attended the conference share and imbibe knowledge from the stalwarts and peers in the field.


It was in 1983, that Dr. Prathap Reddy made a pioneering endeavour by launching India’s first corporate hospital – Apollo Hospitals in Chennai. Over the years Apollo Hospitals has established itself as home to the largest cardiac practice in India with over 160,000 cardiac surgeries. Apollo Hospitals is also the world’s largest private cancer care provider and runs the world’s leading solid organ transplant program.

As Asia’s largest and most trusted healthcare group, its presence includes 9,215 beds across 64 Hospitals, 2,500 Pharmacies, over 90 Primary Care and Diagnostic Clinics, 110 plus Telemedicine Centres and 80 plus Apollo Munich Insurance branches spanning the length and breadth of the Country.

As an integrated healthcare service provider with Health Insurance services, Global Projects Consultancy capability, over 15 medical education centres and a Research Foundation with a focus on global Clinical Trials, epidemiological studies, stem cell & genetic research Apollo Hospitals has been at the forefront of new medical breakthroughs with the most recent investment being that of commissioning the first Proton Therapy Center across Asia, Africa and Australia in Chennai, India. Every four days, the Apollo Hospitals Group touches a million lives, in its mission to bring healthcare of International standards within the reach of every individual.

In a rare honour, the Government of India issued a commemorative stamp in recognition of Apollos contribution, the first for a healthcare organization. Apollo Hospitals Chairman, Dr. Prathap C Reddy, was conferred with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan in 2010. For more than 30 years, the Apollo Hospitals Group has continuously excelled and maintained leadership in medical innovation, world- class clinical services and cutting-edge technology. Our hospitals are consistently ranked amongst the best hospitals globally for advanced medical services and research.


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