Monday, 16th October, 2006
SASAT Scientific Program - Sri Jayadeva Hospital, Bangalore

International Symposium on Clinical Uses of Betaine a Natural Product from Sugar Beets.
(Sri Jayadeava Institute of Cardiology: 8.00-1.00pm)

09.00am - 02.00pm - Special Topic
Chair: V. Prakash, Director Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore.
Co-Chair: C. N. Manjunath, Director, SJIC, Bangalore.
Moderator: Dr. Jawed Fareed, LUMC, USA.

9.00-9.50 AM - Introduction:
Dr. Gundu H.R. Rao, PhD,
Professor, University of Minnesota, USA

9.50-10.40 AM - Overview:
Jallal Messdek,
President, Bio. Ethic, Belgium

10.40-11.30 AM - Clinical Uses of Betaine
Dr. Omer Iqbal,
Professor, LUMC, USA

11.30-12.20 AM - Betaine and Pulmonary Hypertension
Gussippe Cella, Professor, University of Padua, Italy

12.20-1.10 PM - Biochemical and Molecular Mechanisms Involved in the Pathogenesis of Diabetic Nephropathy
Dr. Paramahans Salimath,
Head Biochemistry Department, CFTRI, Mysore, IN

1.10-2.00 PM - Betaine and Renal Thrombosis
Dr. Vinod Bansal, MD,
Professor, LUMC, USA

2.00-2.30 PM - LUNCH BREAK
(Sponsored by Bio.Ethic Belgium)

2.30-5.00 PM - Aspirin Resistance:

Aspirin Resistance: Need for Specific Assay to Monitor Aspirin Resistance.
Gundu H. R. Rao, Professor, Lillehei Heart Institute, University of Minnesota. USA.

Demonstration of Monitoring Aspirin and Clopidogrel Resistance by Whole Blood Aggregometry.

Sponsored by Chronolog Corp USA, Wheecon Interface, Chennai, India.