Berhampur dated 17th Aug 2019: Obesity is increasing in prevalence day by day. Recent studies have reported that globally, more than 190 crore adults are overweight and 65 crore are obese. In India, more than 14 crore individuals are affected by obesity. According to ICMR-INDIAB study 2015, prevalence rate of obesity is 11.8% to 31.3%. Worrisomely, now children are getting affected in increasing proportion making them more prone for lifestyle disorders including Diabetes, Hypertension etc at an early age. In order to tackle this ever increasing disorder, World Obesity Federation based at London organizes SCOPE school annually. This year the school shall be held at Mexico on 26th September 2019. Doctors across the globe attend the school to update their knowledge on causes, complications, newer modes of diagnosis including genetics and upcoming treatment modalities like newer drugs and surgical skills.
This year, Berhampur based young endocrinologist Dr Sunil Kumar Kota from Diabetes & Endocare Clinic has been bestowed with this prestigious SCOPE Scholarship to attend the SCOPE school at Mexico. The scholarship has been granted on the basis of Dr Sunil Kota’s 10 publications on various aspects of Obesity and its complications like Diabetes, Hypertension, Hearty & Kidney disorders and Thyroid disorders in various international and national journals. He has additionally authored 2 chapters on Obesity. His research work on a modified bariatric surgery for treatment of Obesity, Diabetes & Hypertension has too been acclaimed earlier, at several fora including American Association of Clinical Endocrinology (AACE), Endocrine Society of India (ESI), and Research Society for Study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI) in the form of awards for Oration, best paper and international travel grant.
The scholarship includes monetary assistance towards his international travel, registration for the event and accommodation. Across the globe around 50 doctors would be gracing the event out of which 25 doctors have been the recipient of SCOPE school scholarship. Dr Sunil Kota is the only Indian Doctor to be accorded with this prestigious scholarship. He shall be presenting his research work in front of global audience. People from various quarters of society have congratulated Dr Kota for his achievement.