Tuesday, 3 December 2019

IIHMR University’s global conference ‘Pradanya 2019’ concludes with a call to support healthcare innovators

The 24th edition of IIHMR University’s annual international conference Pradanya 2019 successfully concluded on 25, 2019. The theme of the three-day event this year was “Future of Healthcare: Globalization, Local Innovations and You.” More than 45 experts from India and abroad in the fields of healthcare, pharmaceuticals, the development sector and allied industries addressed the audiences. They were engaged in six panel discussions organized around sub-themes of the conference such as Using technology to enhance healthcare efficiency; Value-based healthcare and tackling price transparency; New directions in preventive healthcare; Purpose-driven start-up’s and innovation for health impact; and Strategies for effective implementation of SDG’s 2030.

An array of policy makers from states and the Center graced the event with their presence. Some prominent names include Shri Yaduvendra Mathur (IAS), Special Secretary, NITI Aayog; Dr. Sujata Saunik (IAS), Addl. Chief Secretary, Dept of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Govt. of Maharashtra; Shri Naveen Jain, Secretary, Dept of Skill, Employment & Entrepreneurship Development, Govt of Rajasthan; Dr. Manish Diwan, Head, Strategic Partnership & Entrepreneurship, Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), Govt. of India; Dr. Nimesh G. Desai, Director, Institute of Human Behaviour & Allied Sciences (IHBAS), Govt. of India; and Dr. Harsh Shah, State Program Manager, National Health Mission, Govt. of Gujarat.

Other participating dignitaries included Dr. Kapil Garg, Director, Paras Hospitals Group, Jaipur; Dr. Sheenu Jhawar, Director, Apex hospital, Jaipur; Dr. Pankaj Gupta, Head-Digital Health, Access Health International; Dr. Narayana Prasad, Director, Public Health Literacy, Boston; Dr. Gaurav Talwar, GM, IBM; Dr. Mala Airun, Zonal Clinical Director, Narayan Multispecialty Hospital; Dr. Sudarshan Jain, Secretary General, Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance; Dr. Rahul Pandey, Operations Officer, The World Bank; Dr. Devendra Khandait, Deputy Director, India Office, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; and Dr. Richa Singh Debgupta, Vice President, Fortis Healthcare.

Said Dr. Pankaj Gupta, President, IIHMR University, Jaipur: “Since the last 23 years, ‘Pradanya’ has been focusing on the most relevant and burning topics of healthcare that have immense significance for India and rest of the world. The intellectual churning generated during the event will give a long way in giving all stakeholders and upcoming industry leaders a better understanding of how to effectively meet the gaps in Indian healthcare and prepare it to meet the challenges of the future”.

Pradanya 2019, successfully concluded on 25 November with distribution of awards to deserving students for the research papers and posters submitted on various themes of healthcare. The names of winning students for best papers and posters are given below:

LIST OF WINNERS – Papers and Posters
The names of winning students for best papers and posters given below:

LIST OF WINNERS – Papers and Posters


Name of StudentCourseUniversityTopic
First Prize
Mayank Chhabra (author)MBA – Hospital Management (1st year)IIHMR – JaipurFabrication of non-invasive paper-based digital health device for early diagnosis of non-communicable diseases
Vinit Yadav (co-author)MBA – Hospital Management (1st year)IIHMR - Jaipur
Second Prize
Atharva Bahad (author)MBA – Hospital Management (1st year)IIHMR - JaipurSolar dis-infection of water to enhance healthcare efficiency
Dr.  Vinay Dureja (co-author)MBA – Hospital Management (1st year)IIHMR - Jaipur
Third Prize
Ms Minal Chawla (author)MBA-Health (2nd year)SVDU VadodraLevel of awareness of government schemes among patients in Dhiraj Hospital
Mr.  Bhavin Zanje (co-author)MBA-Health (2nd year)SVDU Vadodra

Name of StudentCourseUniversityTopic
First Prize
Himadri VermaMBA – Health (2nd year)IIHMR - JaipurImplementation of interventions in CHC Sanganer, Jaipur – value based-healthcare model and Kayakalp parameters
Amritesh MishraMBA – Health (2nd year)IIHMR – Jaipur
Second Prize
Amitoj KaurMBA-HM (1st year)IIHMR - JaipurRadio frequency ablations – an alternative to hysterectomy
Vidushi BhardwaMBA-HM (1st year)IIHMR – Jaipur
Third Prize
Dr. Chaity SarkarMDS (1st year)Maulana Azad Institute of Dental ScienceAssistive m-health technology for mother and child healthcare: An innovative approach
Dr.  Vikrant MohantyMDS (1st year)Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Science


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