SYMHEALTH 2018: National Conference on Interdisciplinary Approach to Healthcare

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SYMHEALTH 2018: National Conference on Interdisciplinary Approach to Healthcare

National Conference on Interdisciplinary Approach to Healthcare

3rd, 4th & 5th May 2018, Pune


In continuum of its annual initiatives, the Faculty of Health and Biological Sciences (FoHBS), Symbiosis International (Deemed University) has organised SYMHEALTH 2018 at SIU Lavale, Pune on 3rd, 4th & 5th May, 2018.

SYMHEALTH, an annual mega event with a legacy of 19 years, has been attracting around 1200 professionals from all verticals of the healthcare such as hospitals, insurance, IT, Medical equipment and devices companies, medico legal firms, NGOs, clinical research organizations, from all over India and abroad. The Conference has sessions chaired by a cohort of stalwart speakers, contemporary topics and will provide opportunities for stakeholders beyond academia and industry, to exchange insights and to share resources.

The theme this year is ‘Interdisciplinary Approach to Healthcare’ which underscores the importance of applying integrative strategies to the theory and practice of health sciences. Through a collaborative and trans-disciplinary approach alone achievable gains can be accrued in the field of healthcare.

During the press conference held on 2nd May 2018, Dr. Rajiv Yeravdekar, Dean, FoHBS, SIU explained that the FoHBS prides itself on preparing the next generation of academics, practitioners and researchers who are trained to apply an integrative approach to the study of Health Sciences. He further mentioned that at FoHBS, we follow diverse pedagogic and research traditions and employ a number of disciplines including scientific, socio-behavioural and technological determinants of health and wellness. The theme of the Conference will underpin the need to draw on the full range of complementary streams and professions within the Health Sciences and beyond.

The academic sessions, keynote lectures, workshops, and research and poster paper presentations are all designed to present a comprehensive collage of information and ideas.



A day prior to the Conference on 3rd May 2018, a unique event ‘Connexions’ is being organized. ‘Connexions’ presents an opportunity for delegates to learn about various skill sets and competencies which need to be acquired by healthcare professionals.

The conference will be inaugurated by Air Marshal Pawan Kapoor, AVSM, VSM** (Retd), Ex Director General Medical Services (Air) on 4th May 2018.

Some eminent national speakers include:

Mr. Tirupathi Karthik, CEO, Napier Healthcare Solution; Dr. H.P Singh, Chief of Medical Administration, Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, Delhi; Mr. Shishir GuptaNational Manager- Strategy & Innovation, Roche Diagnostics; Mr. Dilip Jose, MD & CEO Manipal Health EnterprisesDr. Geeta Bharadwaj, GM-Operations, MDIndia Healthcare Services Pvt. Ltd; Dr. Viraj Suvarna, Medical Director , Boehringer Ingelheim, Mumbai; Dr. Rohini Kelkar, Head Microbiology dept, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai;  Dr. Gaurav Thukral, Executive VP,  Health Care at Home India Pvt. Ltd; Dr. Shyam Vasudevrao, Founder & Chairman, Renalyx Health Systems Pvt Ltd;  Mr. Anurav Rane, Founder & CEO- Planmymedtrip;  Mr. Meghraj Gore, Vice President – Operations, Fortis Healthcare Limited; Dr. Sanjay Gupte, Former President, The Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India.

The valedictory ceremony will be held on May 5, 2018 in the august presence of Shri. Girish Mahajan, Minister for Water Resources & Medical education, Govt. of Maharashtra and Dr. Ravi Wankhedkar, National President, Indian Medical Association.



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