SYMHEALTH 2017 to be held in Pune from May 4-6, 2017

The event will explore enriching healthcare delivery by application of knowledge from different disciplines and facilitate innovation and enterprise

The Faculty of Health & Biomedical Sciences (FoHBS), Symbiosis International University (SIU) will organise SYMHEALTH 2017, an international conference on healthcare in a globalising world. The objective of the event will be to explore enriching healthcare delivery by application of knowledge from different disciplines and facilitate innovation and enterprise. SYMHEALTH 2017, to be held in Symbiosis Center of Health Care, Pune, will be a step towards forging new dialogues 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, being the instrument of global advances in healthcare.

The conference will be an initiative to bring a near 360-degree perspective on the theme. It is envisaged that the conference will deliberate on the modalities for enhancing knowledge, sharing ideas and finding innovative ways of applying the different disciplines, for improving the availability, accessibility, affordability and quality of healthcare, in this well-connected and knowledgeable world.

Various tracks for the conference include:

  • Track I: Healthcare Economics & Financing
  • Track II: Healthcare Communications
  • Track III: Healthcare Laws
  • Track IV: Healthcare: Engineering Design & Geospatial Applications
  • Track V: Healthcare IT
  • Track VI: Healthcare: International Relations
  • Track VII: Healthcare: Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Track VIII: Healthcare: Integrative approach in Indian setup

JP Nadda, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, GoI, will be the chief guest for the event. Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, GoI and Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Director General, Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) will also grace the occasion as Guests of Honour. The valedictory ceremony will be held on May 6, 2017 in the august presence of Dr Henk Bekedam, WHO Country Representative, India and Dr Devi Prasad Shetty, Chairman, Narayana Health.

Some of the other speakers include Alok Kumar, Advisor, NITI Aayog, GoI, Dr Mohan Agashe, Former Director, Maharashtra Institute of Mental Health, Suman Billa, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, GoI, Sachin Pilot, Member of Parliament (Loksabha), Dr K Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), 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, Linda Roberson, CEO Paper Tracer Software System, USA, Dr Shirshendu Mukherjee, Mission Director, Grand Challenges India, BIRAC, and Dr  Raghunath Mashelkar, National Research Professor.

SYMHEALTH 2017 will thus facilitate a conglomeration of various stakeholders beyond academia and industry under one roof. It promises to be an excellent branding and networking platform. Participants will get a good opportunity to showcase their organisation, innovations, ideas, projects and achievements. Proceedings of the conference will help understand latest emerging market trends & recent advances in healthcare sector which will help define future strategies.