International Conference on
Healthcare in a Globalizing World

(Enriching Healthcare Delivery through an Interdisciplinary Approach)

SYMHEALTH 2017


May 4, 5 & 6, 2017

Organized by

Faculty of Health & Biomedical Sciences (FoHBS)

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MESSAGES

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FROM THE CHANCELLOR'S DESK

I compliment the Faculty of Health and Biomedical Sciences (FoHBS), Symbiosis International University (SIU), for organizing SYMHEALTH 2017. This theme 'Enriching Healthcare Delivery through an Interdisciplinary Approach' encapsulates an important subject within the wider domain of 'Healthcare in a Globalizing World'.

It is befitting that the University would convene an event that marks the significance of integrating ideas and information from across many dimensions. This is in consonance with our guiding mission of forging international understanding through quality education.

The Faculty of Health and Biomedical Sciences aims at promoting an innovative interdisciplinary model for both education and training of healthcare professionals. We believe that the act of expanding and disseminating knowledge must not be an insular activity, limited to the institution. It must be debated and contested with peers in academia, the industry, and beyond. I am confident that all stakeholders in health sciences will find opportunities to be heard, to learn, and to collaborate in the upcoming Conference.

I sincerely invite you to join us in making the Conference a success.

Dr. S.B. Mujumdar

Prof. Dr. S. B. Mujumdar
Founder & President, Symbiosis



FROM THE VICE CHANCELLOR'S DESK

On behalf of the Symbiosis International University, I invite you to the first interdisciplinary conference on 'Healthcare in a Globalizing World' - SYMHEALTH 2017, organized by the Faculty of Health and Biomedical Sciences. The event focuses 'Enriching Healthcare Delivery through an Interdisciplinary Approach' and is scheduled to take place on May 4, 5 and 6, 2017 at the SIU campus at Lavale.

The Faculty of Health and Biomedical Sciences aims at addressing an impelling need for the application of interdisciplinary approach to the education and training of healthcare professionals. The conference will provide an opportunity for stakeholders beyond academia and industry, to exchange insights, present emerging opportunities, make networking connections, and to share resources.

The interactive panel discussions are divided across eight track sessions, each led by experts. You will notice a rich variety in the subjects of the sessions, each as relevant to health care as the other, ranging from Law and Economics to IT and Engineering. I am sure that the Research paper presentations and poster presentations will enable exchange of ideas and provide impetus to interdisciplinary work across domains.

I encourage you to participate in the Conference to expand your knowledge horizon as well as to forge collaborative networks across disciplines and professions. I have every confidence that the attendees will benefit enormously from the event.

Dr. Rajani R. Gupte

Dr. Rajani R. Gupte
Vice Chancellor, Symbiosis International University



FROM THE PRINCIPAL DIRECTOR’S DESK

It is my pleasure to invite you to attend SYMHEALTH 2017, an interdisciplinary Conference organized by the Faculty of Health and Biomedical Sciences (FoHBS), Symbiosis International University (SIU).

The Conference brings together many important strains of the globalized world and it is quite appropriate that it is hosted by Symbiosis which has championed the values of internationalization and academic excellence since its inception.

The theme this year 'Enriching Healthcare Delivery through an Interdisciplinary Approach' is remarkably relevant to the broader vision of 'Healthcare in a Globalizing World'. It underscores the importance of applying the inter-disciplinary approach to the theory and practice of health sciences, indeed all disciplines. One needs only to consider any one of the urgent public health issues, such as diabetes. to grasp the achievable gains that accrue through a collaborative and trans-disciplinary approach. The Conference will highlight some such contemporary issues in health care that cannot be discussed insularly and beg the context of a wider discourse.

As well as participating in the Conference, I hope that you will take time to explore the historical city of Pune and the scenic locales of our University campus at Lavale. This event promises to be a premier platform to showcase the innovation and dynamism in health sciences in a globalized world.

I wish the Conference great success.

Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar

Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar
Principal Director, Symbiosis



FROM THE DEAN'S DESK

As the Dean of the Faculty of Health and Biomedical Sciences (FoHBS), Symbiosis International University (SIU), I am delighted to invite you to SYMHEALTH 2017 - an international conference on 'Enriching Healthcare Delivery through an Interdisciplinary Approach' on May 4, 5 and 6, 2017 at the SIU campus, Lavale, Pune.

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. We follow diverse pedagogic and research traditions and employ a number of disciplines including scientific, socio-behavioral 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 track sessions, keynote lectures, roundtable discussions, workshops, and research and poster paper presentations are all designed to present to you a comprehensive collage of information and ideas. I invite you to peruse the ensuing pages, which highlight in great detail all the information related to the event.

I am confident that the Conference will provide a forum for you to widen your knowledge base and revitalize networking opportunities with peers from diverse disciplines, leading researchers, practitioners and other stakeholders.

I do hope that you will join us in, what promises to be, a 'must attend' event!

Dr. Rajiv Yeravdekar

Dr. Rajiv Yeravdekar
Dean, Faculty of Health & Biomedical Sciences (FoHBS)
Symbiosis International University, Pune, India