JAANA 2023. 19th Biennial Meeting and CME on October 6 and 7, 2023 at Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Jacksonville, FL

JAANA 2023

19th Biennial Meeting and CME

October 6 and 7, 2023

 Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

Jacksonville, FL


Dear fellow alumni,

With COVID finally behind us and in accordance with the desire of our members, we will resume our in person biennial meetings at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, FL on October 6 and 7, 2023!

We have arranged for a stimulating CME program and exciting social activities for you and your families. The strength of our organization lies in our numbers. So, please spread word of the meeting and encourage as many classmates and fellow alumni as possible to attend.

Please register as soon as possible as this will facilitate planning greatly.

The registration is open for all JIPMER alumni who are currently residing in North America, and their family. [CLOSED]

For other situations, such as JIPMER students, residents, faculty, alumni visiting the US, or parents of alumni contact the organizer at jaana@jipmer.net for registration.

We have reserved a limited block of rooms at a hard to beat rate of $199/night (inclusive of a full breakfast for two! And discounted parking) for reservations made before September 15. These rooms are likely to sell out fast, and we may not be able to secure the same terms for additional rooms.

Reservations may be made at this link (CLOSED)

Raj Satyanarayana (Batch of 1974) (on behalf of the organizing committee)
JIPMER Alumni Association of North America (JAANA)

Program for JAANA 2023

Day 1 – Friday, October 6, 2023(CME – 2.5 hr) 

08:30 AM – 09:00 AM  Meeting Registrations and Sign-In 
09:00 AM – 09:15 AM 

Welcome Address 

Raj Satyanarayana 

President, JAANA 

09:15 AM – 09:45 AM  

The Obesity Epidemic- Is There a Light at The End of the Tunnel? 

Subhashini Subramanian, MD
Children’s Center for Holistic Heart Health, Paramus, NJ  


09:45 AM – 10:15 AM  

The Evolution of the Management of IBD 

Ashwin Ananthakrishnan, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM  

Student Presentations – Travel Awardees presentations 

Ritwik Dey, Koustav Pal, Sathiyakala Rajendiran & Sukumar Kalvapudi

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM  



11:00 AM – 11:30 AM  

Cardiovascular Health and Kidney Disease: Focus on Obesity 

Sudha Garimella, MD
Pediatric Nephrologist
Prisma Health, Greenville, SC  

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM 

Pearls of Kidney Transplantation for the Internist 

Sushma Bhusal, MD
Medical Director for Kidney Transplantation
Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine,
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, Little Rock, AR 

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Let us install Artificial Intelligence (AI) in our practice 

Deevakar Rogith, MBBS, PhD
Assistant Professor
McWilliams School of Biomedical Informatics,
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX

12:30 PM – 12:45 PM  Instructions for beach picnic at Hanna Park – Distribution of vehicle pass for Hanna Park 
12:45 PM  Lunch on your own 
03:30 PM – 08:30 PM 

Day at the Beach & Dinner – Dolphin Plaza at Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park (Hanna Park), Jacksonville, FL (18.5 miles | 30 min drive)

Day 2 – Saturday, October 7, 2023 (CME – 1.5 hr) 

08:00 AM – 08:20 AM  Meeting Registrations and Sign-In 
08:20 AM – 09:30 AM  Virtual meeting with Padma Shri Dr. Nalini Parthasarathy 
09:30 AM – 10:30 AM   JAANA General Body Meeting 
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM   BREAK  
10:45 AM – 11:15 AM 

Student Presentations – Travel Awardees presentations 

Aneesh Kallapur, Ronit Juthani, Amaya Pankaj & Turab Mohammed 

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM  

Advances in Artificial Pancreas Systems for Type 1 Diabetes 

Ananda Basu, MD
Professor of Medicine and Director of the Advanced Diabetes Management Clinic in the Center of Diabetes Technology
The Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 


11:45 AM – 12:15 PM  

Brave New World: Management of Epilepsy in 2023 

Giridhar Kalamangalam, MD
Wilder Family endowed Professor.   

Chief, Division of Epilepsy
Department of Neurology
University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL 


12:15 PM – 12:45 PM  

Updates in Patient Experience and Equity Since the Pandemic 

Pranavi Sreeramoju, MD
VP/Chief Quality Officer
Jefferson Health, Philadelphia, PA 


01:00 PM – 02:00 PM  Lunch Buffet 
06:00 PM – 07:00 PM  Reception – Photo Session, Appetizers & Cocktail Hour (CASH Bar) 
07:00 PM – 10:00 PM 

Banquet Dinner 




This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the JIPMER ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

AMA Credit Designation Statement    

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.