The international level South East Asia Diabetes and Endocrine Specialists’ Conference is taking place at the BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences in Dharan from Saturday.
More than 500 specialist doctors from Nepal, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, America and Britain, among other countries are taking part in the two-day conference, coordinator of the conference Dr Rabin Maskey said at a news conference regarding this here today.
This is the first time that this kind of international level conference is being organized at a place out of the Kathmandu Valley.
Dr Maskey said the conference is focused on the increase in diabetes and endocrine-related diseases in the countries of South Asia and the ways of minimizing it.
According to him, one-third of the world’s population suffering from diabetes and endocrine-related diseases live in the South East Asia region.
The conference is jointly organized by BPKIHS, Diabetes and Endocrine Association Nepal (DEAN) and South East Asia Diabetes and Endocrine Forum (SEADEF)