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    SYMHEALTH 2019

    SYMHEALTH 2019, the National Conference on the theme ‘Interdisciplinary Approach to Healthcare’ is being organised by the Symbiosis School for Open and Distance Learning (SSODL)  on April 19 & 20, 2019 at the Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Lavale, Pune campus. Mr. Prabal Chakraborty, Vice President & Managing Director, Boston Scientific India has kindly consented to grace the conference as the Guest of Honour for Inaugural ceremony.  Sgt. Vice Admiral Ravi Kalra, NM, VSM, Director and Commandant, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune & Dr. Sanjeev Kumar, IAS, Divisional Commissioner, Nagpur are the Chief Guest for the Valedictory ceremony.

    With a legacy of two decades, this annual event attracts over 1200 delegates from all verticals of healthcare from all over India and abroad. Hitherto, the event had marked presence of stalwarts like Shri. Girish Mahajan, Minister for Water Resources & Medical education, Govt. of Maharashtra; Dr. Ravi Wankhedkar, National President, Indian Medical Association; Dr. ShyamVasudevrao, Founder and Director Forus Health, Renalyx and Rx DHP; Shri. J. P. Nadda, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, GOI; Shri. Shripad Naik, Minister of State, AYUSH, GoI; Mr. Amitabh Kant, Chief Executive Officer, NITI Aayog, GoI; Mr. Alok Kumar, Advisor, NITI Aayog, GOI; Mr. Suman Billa, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, GoI; Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, DG, ICMR; Mr. Sachin Pilot, Member of Parliament (LS); Dr. Alok Kumar, Advisor, NITI Aayog, GoI; Dr. K. Srinath Reddy, President, PHFI;  Dr. Pradeep Krishnatray, Director, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA; Dr. Yaron Wolman, Chief of Health Division, UNICEF India; Dr. Henk Bekedam, WHO Country Representative; Dr. Roderico H. Ofrin, Regional Coordinator, WHO, SEARO, New Delhi;  Prof. Kris Gledhil, Director of Clinical 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; the highlight of course being the  key note address by Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar, National Research Professor.  

    This year, SYMHEALTH 2019 boasts of eloquent speakers delivering contemporary topics like, Dr. Sanjay Zodpey, Vice President – Academics, Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi; Mr. Lalit Mistry, Director Healthcare, KPMG; Dr. Dinesh Pashankar Asso. Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology), Director, Pediatric IBD program, Yale University,USA; Dr. Anirudha Malpani, Director & Founder, Malpani Ventures, Mumbai; Mr. Sanjay Singh Nirwan, Director (Healthcare Practice) at Mirum India , Mumbai and many more.  It promises to be an intellectually stimulating experience to the attendees & provides an opportunity for professional upgradation.

    Officials of institutional / corporate hospitals, government officials & representatives of the health care sector will be participating as delegates. A must attend conference, promises to be an intellectually stimulating experience to the attendees. The conference is accredited by the Maharashtra Medical Council , benefiting doctors to receive 4 credit points.