SYMHEALTH 2019: National Conference on Interdisciplinary Approach to Healthcare

SYMHEALTH 2019 is a two days’ event organized by the Faculty of Health and Biological Sciences, Symbiosis International (Deemed University), SIU which is being hosted at the university campus, Lavale, Pune on 19th and 20th April, 2019

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(File Photo) Inaugural ceremony for SYMHEALTH 2017- Standing L to R: Dr Rajiv Yeravdekar, Dean, Faculty of Health & Biomedical Sciences, Dr S.B. Mujumdar, Founder & President, Symbiosis & Chancellor, SIU, Mr J P Nadda , Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, GoI, Dr Vidya Yeravdekar, Principal Director, Symbiosis & Dr Rajani Gupte, Vice Chancellor, SIU.
Pune: SYMHEALTH, an annual mega event with an academically rich legacy attracts over 1200 delegates from all verticals of healthcare such as doctors, medico legal experts, insurance and IT professionals, NGOs, hospital administrators and clinical research professionals from all over India and abroad.
SYMHEALTH 2019 is a two day event organized by the Faculty of Health and Biological Sciences, Symbiosis International (Deemed University), SIU which is  being  hosted at the university campus, Lavale, Pune on 19th and 20th April, 2019. It is an event that marks the significance of integrating ideas and information from across many disciplines. The conference provides a platform through which various stakeholder groups   can discuss and proffer  practical  and  workable  solutions to the challenges of healthcare.
The conference will provide an opportunity for stakeholders beyond  academia and industry, to exchange insights, present emerging opportunities, make networking connections, and  to share resources. The two thought-provoking days of the conference results in deciphering  knowledge both in the sessions  and  during  the many planned opportunities to build rapport and alliances, share advice, stories, case reports and socialize throughout  the conference.
The highlight of this year’s conference is the incorporation of ‘Connexions’ – a unique event on the first day of the conference. Connexions presents an opportunity for students to attend grooming and skills transfer sessions which prepares them to face interviews. A placement  assistance drive is conducted after Connexions which facilitates interested enrolled candidates to interact and get interviewed with prospective recruiters and employers in healthcare sector.
Dr Balram Bhargava, Secretary, Department of Health Research, (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare) has consented to be the Guest of Honor on 19th April, 2019. 
Dr Sanjay Zodpey, Vice President Academics, Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi  will  enlighten  upon  the  Public  Health  Agenda  for  India  wherein  the  Indian government has adopted the National Health Policy to “attain the highest possible level of health and well-being for all at all ages through a preventive and promotive health care orientation in all developmental policies, and universal access to good quality health care services without anyone having to face financial hardship as a consequence”.

Details can be found here. For registration and further queries, one may drop an email at [email protected]


Panel discussion will be conducted on the perspective of varied stakeholders like insurance  companies, hospitals and Government of Maharashtra on “Ayushyaman Bharat”.
The chairperson for this panel discussion will be Mr Dinesh Arora, Dy. CEO National Health Agency, (NHA),  representative  of  Insurance  companies will be Mr Bhaskar Nerurkar, Head,  Health Bajaj  Allianz ltd, Pune, representative of hospital will be Dr Ashutosh  Raghuvanshi, Vice Chairman, Managing Director & Group CEO, Narayana Health & spokesperson from Govt. of Maharashtra will be Mr. Jayant Kumar Banthia, Former Chief Secretary, Government of Maharashtra.
Dr Simmardeep Singh Gill, Group COO, CK Birla Group, Kolkata will shed the light upon the importance of leadership skills for healthcare professionals. He will explain how individual development, including communication skills, coaching, mentoring, negotiation, and motivation theory, works within a leadership role.
Mr Sanjay Singh Nirwan, Healthcare Communication and Digital Strategist, Media Medic Communications, Mumbai will speak on the Digital Healthcare Advocacy. Digital  technology has greatly contributed to improvements in patient care and monitoring, as well as  patient  communication with primary caregivers, general practitioners and  specialists. The  digital world has revolutionized the accessibility of health information for people across the globe. Patients no longer must wait for doctors’ appointments to begin their diagnosis  process.
Some of the other  eminent  national speakers include Mr Abhishek  Agarwal,  MD Strategy, MERCK, Mumbai; Mr Badri Iyenger, MD, South Asia, Smith & Nephew HC Pvt ltd; Mr Vidhi Prasad K V, Head, Image Guided System, Wipro GE South Asia; Dr Anirudha Malpani,  Director & Founder, Malpani Ventures, Mumbai.  Also giving their respective talks will be Dr Raman Gangakhedkar, Scientist  G  &  Director-in-Charge, National AIDS   Research  Institute, Pune; Mr Lalit  Mistry, Director  Healthcare, KPMG; Mr Kumar Krishnaswamy, Group Head- HR, Medwell  Ventures.   .
Dr. Col. Ajay Gangoli, Group Medical Director, Apollo  Health  &  Lifestyle  Ltd;   Mr HSD  Srinivas, Head  Health  Portfolio Tata Trust, Mumbai; Prof (Dr) Sudhir Kumar  Satpathy, Director, School of Public Health, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneshwar;  Ms Nishi Saini, Head-  North, Clove Dental Clinics, New  Delhi;  Dr Avinash Phadke, President, Technical & Mentor, SRL, Diagnostics, Mumbai; Dr Clive Fernandes,  Group  Clinical  Director,  Wockhardt Group of Hospitals, Mumbai; and Dr. Sanjay Gupte, Medico-Legal Expert, Pune are also on the speaker list at the event.
The  valedictory  ceremony  will  be  held  on  April  20,  2019. Dr Deelip Mhaisekar, Vice-chancellor,  Maharashtra University of Health Sciences will grace the occasion as Guest of Honor. The session will be presided by  Dr S B Mujumdar, Chancellor, Symbiosis International (Deemed University).
As per the organizers, SYMHEALTH 2019 will continue  to  bet  on  increasing  the   presence  of  organizations, exhibitors and visitors from around the  nation to keep on  generating synergies, sharing knowledge, provoking  discussion, reflection and  inspiring  new actions. It will encourage all the stakeholders to expand their  knowledge horizon as  well as to forge collaborative networks across disciplines and professions.

BioVoice is a media partner at the SYMHEALTH 2019.