Executive Director of The Naz Foundation Trust, NGO
Anjali Gopalan, fresh from working on HIV/AIDS and marginalized communities in the United States of the 90s, stepped in to make a difference. Since then, her NGO, The Naz Foundation (India) Trust, has fought legal battles for marginalized sections, spread awareness on the importance of research to help prevent HIV, and has also provided quality care to those living with HIV.
Director - Marketing, Max Bupa Health Insurance
Shefali Chhachhi, Director - Marketing, Max Bupa Health Insurance, elucidated on what works best for the common man in the health insurance sector in India.
Ph.D, Registered Dietitian, Former National President of Indian Dietetic Association
Dr. Dharini Krishnan Ph.D, Registered Dietitian, and Former National President of Indian Dietetic Association
Business Head, CARE, Specialized Centre for Pain Management
Mr. P. Ananth Krishnan, Business Head, CARE, Specialized Centre for Pain Management, a division of Amrutanjan Healthcare Ltd., spoke to Medindia on the transition from products to services.
Executive Director, Value Added Corporate Services
Ms. Rama Venugopal, Executive Director, Value Added Corporate Services, a corporate consultancy firm based in Chennai, South India, that closely works with leading hospitals and diagnostic centers in South India.
Ebenezer Joseph, first chess trainer certified by the World Chess Federation, FIDE Trainer and Chief Consultant of Emmanuel Chess Centre at The Russian Cultural Centre, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, encourages reconsidering.
Director of RASA
Dr. Ambika Kameshwar, Ph.D. PDF, Director of RASA (Ramana Sunritya Aalaya) focuses on using 'Natya', theatre, dance and music for the empowerment of people with special needs. From a childhood impulse to do more with dance than merely enjoy performing was born RASA, Centre for Theatre Arts and Special Needs. Dr. Kameshwar has a Post Doctoral Fellowship on the "Application of Natya (Theatre Arts) as a Developmental Tool" and is the author of "My Thoughts on Movement Therapy" and "Theatre Arts for Holistic Development". The musician, dancer, artist, educator and director of RASA, Dr. Ambika Kameshwar imparts the noble grandness of her mission
Founder and Convener of Laughing Club
Dr. Mukund Mehta. M.D., the Founder and Convener of Laughing Club Ahmedabad, explains how a good hearty laugh offers health benefits at literally no cost. Author of 'Fitness', winner of the Gujarat Sahitya Academy in 1999, Dr. Mehta M.D. speaks to Medindia.
Occupational Therapist Justin Vens from Pebbles Rehabilitation Centre for Children, Chennai explains how ADD can be addressed to ensure children will be comfortable in their academic performance and social skills.
Jamuna Rani, Occupational Therapist at Pebbles Rehabilitation Centre for Children, Chennai
Dr. Mohamed Rela MBBS, MS, FRCS (Edin), internationally renowned specialist in hepatobiliary, pancreatic and liver transplant surgeries discussed the level of hepatitis awareness and the liver transplantation scene in India. Dr. Mohamed Rela currently heads the Institute of Liver, Pancreas diseases and Transplantation, Global Hospitals and Health City Group, Chennai and is Professor of Liver Surgery and Transplantation, King's College Hospital, UK. Dr. Rela has performed over 1300 transplant surgeries, pioneered the split liver transplantation and auxiliary liver transplantation techniques, and has made it to the Guinness Book of World Records for a liver transplant performed on a 5-day-old baby.
Dr. Francis Delmonico is in Chennai for a special reason. Though India's record of organ donation is dismally low, the organ donor rate in the southern state of TamilNadu with its capital at Chennai is 1.2 per million population-15 times the national average!
Dr. Alison Bale quotes the founder of modern medicine, the Greek Physician Hippocrates, ""if you want to understand the health of the body, you have to understand the health of the spine."" Sharing her expertise she explains,""Chiropractic focuses on the joints, bones, muscles and ligaments of the spine, and how the movement of the spine relates to the function of the nervous system. It isn't a 'treatment' as such. Chiropractic began from an observation that if you apply specific adjustments to the bones of the spine, people's health improves. The 'focus', if you like, is to facilitate a person's own healing, and to restore and improve the body's capacity to absorb and respond to the stresses and strains placed upon it.
Sr Consultant Radiologist
Dr Sumer Sethi, MD, Sr Consultant Radiologist at VIMHANS, Delhi and Director of Teleradiology Providers, a unit of Prime Telerad Providers Pvt Ltd. An author of many academic papers and books on radiology, Dr Sethi specializes in musculoskeletal and neuroradiology.
Vice President of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of India (MSSI)
Ann Gonsalvez, Vice President of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of India (MSSI)
Young Naturalist Camp
The Gerry Martin's Project with The Young Naturalist Camp and share their experience on the positive impact camps have on children
Dr. Raj B Singh, MD, FRCP, FCCP Medical Director, Chest Foundation of India and Senior Respiratory Consultant, Apollo Hospitals, speak on the challenges in treating asthma in India and the need to step up asthma treatment awareness among the general public.
Treasurer, Hemophilia Society
R. Satyanarayanan, Treasurer, Hemophilia Society, Madras Chapter brings to zilch the general belief that hemophilia can lead to depression and even prompt suicidal tendencies. His happy life with an understanding wife, two pretty little daughters, a job and a mission to reach out to suffering hemophiliacs, belies the fact that he needs an infusion of clotting factor concentrate into his veins on a daily basis to prevent continuous bleeding.
Dr. P. Senthilkumar, Pulmonologist of 'Asthma, TB and Chest Clinic', Chennai, South India, to inform on the significance of World TB Day 2011.
Dr. Georgi Abraham, MD, FRCP, Founder Trustee TANKER foundation, Consultant Nephrologist Madras Medical Mission Hospital and Executive Member of the World Kidney Day by the International Society of Nephrology speak on the link between kidney health and heart health and give simple tips to readers for healthy maintenance of kidneys.