SYMHEALTH 2022 Academic Schedule


National Conference on
Transforming Healthcare: Symbiosing with Allied & Healthcare Professionals

Organized by

Faculty of Health Sciences, Symbiosis International (Deemed University) 

Academic Schedule*

Day & Date: Friday & Saturday - April 22 & 23, 2022

Day & Date: Friday, 22 April 2022
Time Session Speaker(s)
08.30 am to 09.30 am Registration & Breakfast
PRE CONFERENCE SYMPOSIUM (parallel sessions)
Track I Track II Track III
09.30 am to 10.15 am Healthcare workforce: Challenges and newer trends

Mr. Partha Das
Chief People Officer, Manipal Health Enterprises Limited, Bengaluru.
Patient Satisfaction to Patient Delight: A paradigm shift

Mr. Raviganesh Venkatraman
CEO & Executive Director, Cloudnine Hospitals, Bengaluru
Building Intelligent Healthcare Solutions for Tomorrow

Mr. Narendra Shaligram
Operations, Head, FigMD, Pune
10.15 am to 11.15 am Gen Next Healthcare Models

  • Insurance Mr. Biswajit Nayak
    Head Claims and Networking, SBI General Insurance, Pune
  • DiagnosticsMr. Sushant Kinra
    COO, Suburban Diagnostics, Mumbai

  • Pharmaceuticals Dr. Aparna Bhagat
    Head International Business, Wallace Pharmaceutical, Mumbai
  • Anchor:  Dr. Venkat Sudigali
    Director and COO Excell Hospital, Hyderabad.

Nutraceuticals, Functional Foods and Supplements

  • Ryan Fernando
    Founder, Institute Nutrition and Quanutrition, Pune
  • Dr. Tan Mei Lan
    Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy, USM, Penang, Malaysia (Online)
  • Anchor: Dr. Kavitha Menon
    HoD, N&D, SIHS,
Healthcare Simulation: Need of the hour

  • Dr Niranjan Waje Cardiac Anaesthetist
    Reliance Hospital, Mumbai 
  • Ms. Anjula Lazarus
    President, Trained Nurses Association of India (TNAI)
  • Anchor: Surgeon Commodore (Dr) Manish Honwad
    Senior Registrar, INHS Asvin
11.15 am to 11.45 am TEA BREAK
11.45am to 12.30pm Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare – Empowered to serve better

Dr. Aniruddha Pant
Founder and CEO AlgoAnalytics, Pune

Dr. Ketan Kotecha
Dean, Faculty of Engineering, SIU
Linking hospital food and nutrition services to customer footfalls

Ms. Bhakti Samant
Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai
Clinical research: Trials and Tribulations

Mr. A K Pradhan
Joint Drug Controller, DCGI, New Delhi
12.30pm to 1.15 pm Violence Against Healthcare Providers:
Judicial Pronouncements

Dr. Sanjay Gupte
Medico Legal Expert, Past President- FOGSI
Integrating Exercise Medicine in Health care- Bridging the gap between theory and practice

Dr. Aashish Contractor
Director, Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine, Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital, Mumbai
Technology towards advancement of Allied Healthcare Professionals

Dr. Arun Krishnan
Sr Project Manager, Biomedical Engineering and Technology (incubation) Center, Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Powai, Mumbai

Dr. Ambuj Chaturvedi
Senior Vice President, IKP Knowledge Park, Hyderabad.
1.15 pm to 2.15 pm LUNCH
2.15 pm to 3.15pm Advantage India: Emergence of Healthcare Start-ups

Ms. Namita Thapar
Executive Director, Emcure Pharmaceuticals, Pune

Mr. Piyush Jain
Co-founder and CEO, Impact Guru, Mumbai 

Mr. Avinash Thakur
CEO, Atal Incubation Center, Pune

Dr Yogesh Bramhankar

Digitization of Hospital Operations: Prevalent Practices, Possibilities and Challenges

Mr. Neeraj Lal
Chief Operating Officer, Apollo Hospitals, Ahmedabad

Mr. Nishant Jaiswal
Nanvati, Max Super Specialty Hospital, Mumbai
Leveraging Digital Media Platforms for Building Healthcare Brands

Mr. Priyang Agrawal
Director Digital Marketing, TATA1mg, Gurgaon

Ms. Ankita Wadhwa
Co-founder & Head, Digital Practice, Orange Health Digital, Mumbai

Anchor: Prof. Dr. Shreeram Gopalkrishnan
Director, SCMC, Pune 
3.15pm to 3.45pm TEA BREAK
3.45pm to 4.30 pm Paper presentations Paper presentations Paper presentations
4.30pm to 5.15pm Healing architectures : Modern trends and practices in hospital design

Ar. Kshititi Nagarkar
Principal Architect Shree Design Mumbai
Nutrition pearls for vulnerable clients

Ms. Ambika Nair
Chief Dietitian, Jupiter Hospital, Baner, Pune
Mindfulness for healthcare professionals

Dr. Rajendra Barve
Mindfulness expert, Mumbai
5.15 pm to 5.30 pm Group Photograph of SSODL students
7.30pm onwards Networking Dinner

*Tentative schedule subject to change

Day & Date: Saturday, 23 April 2022
Time Session
8.30 am to 09.30 am Registration & Breakfast
9.30am to 10.15 am What ails our Nightingales

Dr. T Dileep Kumar
President, INC
10.15 am to 11.00 am Interprofessional Health Education : The missing link

Dr Sanjay Oak
Head COVID-19 task force, GoM
11.00am to 12.00 am Decoding Global Health Diplomacy: Need of the Hour

Air Marshal Bhushan Gokhale (Retd.)

Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Dr M.A.Tutakne

Amb. Talmiz Ahmad
Former Indian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Oman and the UAE

Prof. Shivali Lavale
Director, Symbiosis School of International Studies, SIU
12.00 noon to
12.15 pm
12.15 pm to 1.30 pm Reimagining the landscape of Allied Healthcare Professions in India.

Dr. Shubnum Singh
Principal Advisor, Health Policy, CII.
Board Member, Healthcare Sector Skills Council (HSSC).

  • Mr. Vinayak Desai
    Member, Maharashtra Paramedical Council, Mumbai.
  • Dr. S. Senthil Kumar
    Principal, Allied Health Sciences, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research (SRMC), Chennai
  • Mr. Jithin K Shree
    President, Indian Association of Respiratory Therapy, UAE
1.30 pm to 2.15 pm LUNCH
2.15 pm to 3.00 pm Mr. Srikant Srinivasan
Head of Services, Wipro GE Healthcare South Asia
3.00 pm to 4.00 pm Valedictory Session Chief Guest:

Chief Guest: 
Dr. Raman Gangakhedkar

C.G. Pandit National Chair, ICMR

Prof. Dr. S. B. Mujumdar
Chancellor, Symbiosis International (Deemed University)
will preside over the function
2.15 pm to 3.00 pm LUNCH
3.00 pm to 3.45 pm Mr. Srikant Srinivasan
Head of Services, Wipro GE Healthcare South Asia
4.00 pm to 4.15 pm Administrative session
4.15 pm onwards Group Photograph of SSODL students

*Tentative schedule subject to change

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