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Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences, a constituent of Symbiosis International University (SIU), is organising the XVIth National Seminar on Hospital/Healthcare, Medico Legal Systems & Clinical Research to be held on May 2-3, 2014 at Lavale, SIU, Pune. This annual event reportedly attracts over 1000 delegates from all verticals of healthcare such as doctors, medico legal lawyers, insurance and IT professionals, NGO, hospital administrators and clinical research professionals. The event boasts of stalwart speakers, contemporary topics and provides an opportunity for professional upgradation, liaison and networking. The seminar will be inaugurated by Dr Rajani Gupte, Vice Chancellor, SIU.

The Indian healthcare sector is expected to become a $280 billion industry by 2020 with spending on health estimated to grow 14 per cent annually. To elaborate on this phenomenon, a pre-conference symposium on ‘Successful Healthcare Models’ has been structured. The session will be anchored by Rajan Padukone, CEO & MD, Manipal Health Enterprises. The session will have stalwarts covering the hospital, pharma, medical devices and IT sectors. To name a few; Dr Harish Pillai, CEO, Aster Medicity, Dr GSK Velu, Founder & MD, Trivitron Group of Companies and Sadananda Reddy, MD, Goldstar Healthcare. The pre-conference symposium will be followed by select paper presentation by delegates.

A session on ‘The Strategic Management in Healthcare,’ guided by Daljit Singh, President, Fortis Healthcare following the paper presentation promises to be an intellectually stimulating insight into the strategies followed by successful healthcare organisations.

The seminar also comprises four intensive, domain specific master class sessions wherein delegates will get an opportunity to interact with industry experts on a one-to-one basis for knowledge sharing.

A session which promises to deliver an inside ring-side view on ‘Game Changers in Healthcare: Primary Healthcare’ will be discussed by Dr Gautam Sen and Kaushik Sen, CMD, Wellspring. Dr Om Manchanda, CEO, Dr Lal PathLabs will cover the diagnostic sector, hospitals being covered by Zahabiya Khorakiwala, MD, Wockhardt Hospitals and Dr Adheet Gogate, MD, HealthBridge Advisors would discuss on entrepreneurship. A talk in sync with today’s workforce expectations and demands will be conducted by Dr Azad Moopen, Chairman, Aster DM Healthcare by way of a session on ‘Challenges in Workforce Management in Hospitals’. The final master class session on ‘Special Laws and Legal Framework: Surrogacy, PCPNDT, Clinical Establishment Act, Transplantation of Human Organs Act 1994 (THOA)’ will be presided over by Dr Sanjay Gupte, Past President, FOGSI.

Day 2 of the XVIth National Seminar would reportedly comprise a horde of industry experts talking on several industry-relevant subjects. Medical tourism has captured the interest of the media. There is a compelling need for all parties involved in healthcare to become familiar with medical tourism and to understand the economic, social, political, and medical forces that are driving and shaping this phenomenon. Driving this concept home will be Pradeep Thukral – Founder & CEO who will talk on ‘Medical Tourism: Present & Future’.

Franchising is fast becoming the ‘in’ thing in healthcare industry. To understand the fundamentals of successful franchise models and overcome challenges faced, a session on ‘Franchising in Healthcare’, comprising CK Kumaravel, Chairman – Indian Franchise Association (IFA), Dr Sanjay Arora, Director- Suburban Diagnostics from the diagnostic sector has been organised.

Health insurance business involves managing large repositories of data and information. It is critical to understanding the health profile of the country and plan accordingly. The topic, ‘Health Insurance – Universal Health Insurance: Opportunities and Challenges’ shall be discussed by Yegnapriya Bharath, Joint Director, Health Insurance, IRDA.

Ensuring quality healthcare delivery is the focus of all activities in healthcare organisations. To achieve this requires multipronged strategies and standards. To ensure quality in healthcare, accreditation of hospitals is the buzz word. Taking the audience through the process of quality assurance will be Dr Yash Paul Bhatia, MD, Astron Hospital and Consultants, who will talk on ‘Quality & Accreditation of Hospitals and Healthcare’.

In recent years, the increasingly global nature of health research has given a rise to a plethora of drugs which are being brought out into the market. ‘Pharmacovigillance’, deals with the post-marketing surveillance of a drug. Talking on this issue will be Dr ChandrashekharPotkar – Medical Advisor, Pfizer.

Many decisions that healthcare professionals must make each day are affected by legal principles and have potential legal implications. Because law is in a constant state of flux, healthcare management personnel must stay updated on the knowledge of the medico legal law. The topic, ‘Legal Aspects of Healthcare’ (landmark judgements) shall be discussed by Dr Gopinath N Shenoy, Medico Legal Consultant

Worldwide all major pharma companies have a clinical trials regulatory affairs department comprising of people with many years of experience gained within pharma firms, academia and clinical research institutions. What entails ‘Regulatory Affairs in Clinical Research’ shall be dealt Dr Raman Gangakhedkar, Deputy Director, NARI.

The Valedictory Ceremony will be graced by Chief Guest – Shivinder Mohan Singh, Executive Vice Chairman, Fortis Healthcare. The Guest of Honour for the ceremony will be Adv Ram Jethmalani, Former Union Law Minister and Dr Vidya Yeravdekar, Principal Director, Symbiosis. The ceremony will be presided over by Padma Bhushan Dr SB Mujumdar, President & Founder Director, Symbiosis and Chancellor, SIU.

The National Seminar aims to provide an ideal platform for the exchange of ideas in the critical healthcare field. A free flow of information and ideas will certainly enhance the march of healthcare sciences and herald the beginning of a new era in this sunshine industry. It is a must attend event for professionals from all verticals of healthcare.

Contact Details:
Dr Rajiv Yeravdekar
Dean, Faculty of Health & Biomedical Sciences, SIU
Tel: (020) 25655023 / 25667164 / 20255051
Mob: 08888892258 / 9552552009
Email: [email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected]

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