Symbiosis organizes an International Conference on Healthcare in Pune – SYMHEALTH 2017

Symbiosis International University (SIU) is organizing SYMHEALTH 2017, an International Conference on Healthcare in a Globalizing World from May 4-6, 2017 at SIU, Lavale Campus, Pune.

The conference will be inaugurated on May 5, 2017 at 12:00 pm by Chief Guest- Shri J.P. Nadda, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.

The Guests of Honour will be Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, GOI and Dr. SoumyaSwaminathan, Director General, Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR).SYMHEALTH-2017

The objective of the conference, organized by the Faculty of Health & Biomedical Sciences (FoHBS) at SIU, is to explore enriching healthcare delivery through an interdisciplinary approach, with various stakeholders of the healthcare community beyond academia, both in India and abroad, bringing in new insights and perspectives from other fields, offering a platform on which to foster intellectual fellowship amongst all stakeholders and most importantly, by bringing to Pune, global advances in healthcare.

To facilitate available, affordable and accessible healthcare delivery, one needs to stay abreast with developments in other disciplines in this very well connected and knowledgeable world. SYMHEALTH 2017 is a step towards forging new dialogues as this conference draws into its fold, many other disciplines such as Management, Information Technology Law, Communication, Geospatial Applications and International Relations among others.

The valedictory ceremony will be held on May 6, 2017 in the august presence of Dr.HenkBekedam, WHO Country Representative, India and Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty, Chairman, Narayana Health.

Some of the other eminent national & international speakers include Mr. Alok Kumar, Advisor, NITI Aayog, GOI, Dr. Mohan Agashe, Former Director, Maharashtra Institute of Mental Health, Mr. Suman Billa, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, GOI, Mr. Sachin Pilot, Member of Parliament (LOKSABHA),  Dr. K. Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), Mr. Bhupendra Singh, Chairman, National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority, GOI,  Dr. Pradeep Krishnatray, Director, Research & Strategic Planning, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA, Dr. Yaron Wolman, Chief of Health Division, UNICEF India, Dr. Roderico H. Ofrin, Regional Coordinator, WHO, SEARO, New Delhi,  Prof. Kris Gledhill,Director of Clinical Legal Education, AUT Law School, Auckland, New Zealand, Prof. John Tingle, Reader in Health Law, Nottingham Trent University, UK, Dr. Nitin Tripathi, Professor, AIT, Bangkok, Ms. Linda Roberson, CEO Paper Tracer Software System, USA, Dr.  Shirshendu Mukherjee, Mission Director, Grand Challenges India, BIRAC, and Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar, National Research Professor

The Various Tracks for the conference include:

  1. Healthcare Economics and Financing
  2. Healthcare Communications
  3. Healthcare Laws
  4. Healthcare: Engineering Designs and Geospatial Applications
  5. Healthcare IT
  6. Healthcare: International Relations
  7. Healthcare: Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  8. Healthcare: Integrative Approach in Indian Settings
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