Saturday, 15 October 2016

SYMHEALTH 2017 International Conference on Healthcare in a Globalizing World

International Conference on

Healthcare in a Globalizing World

(Enriching Healthcare Delivery through an Interdisciplinary Approach)

May 4, 5 & 6, 2017

Organized by

Faculty of Health & Biomedical Sciences (FoHBS)

Symbiosis International University

Globalization is a defining characteristic of the present times. It is explained by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a phenomenon of increasing interconnectedness and interdependence amongst countries which includes the opening of borders to facilitate flow of people, goods, finances, services and ideas across international borders and the changes in institutional and policy regimes at the international and national levels that facilitate or promote such flows.
Alongside globalization, is another phenomenon that has marked a paradigm shift: the emergence of 'knowledge' as the most important and true power of this century. It may be difficult to keep pace with this knowledge explosion; however this is required! One therefore needs to look at the knowledge in different disciplines and consider applying these pearls of wisdom to improve the services offered by one's discipline.
In the dual context of globalization and knowledge explosion, healthcare has assumed centre stage as an area that is becoming increasingly global and knowledge—oriented. A key feature of this dynamically growing healthcare sector is its expansion, to include into its fold, many other disciplines such as Management, Information Technology Law, Communication, Geospatial Applications, International Relations etc.
In consonance with these transformative forces in a globalizing world, the Faculty of Health & Biomedical Sciences (FoHBS), Symbiosis IntenationaI University (SIU) has organized SYMHEALTH 2017- An International Conference on Healthcare in a Globalizing World. The objective is to explore enriching healthcare delivery through an interdisciplinary approach. It reflects our belief that in order to facilitate available, affordable & accessible healthcare delivery, one needs to stay abreast with developments in other disciplines in this very well connected & knowledgeable world. SYMHEALTH 2017 is thus a step towards forging new dialogues with various stakeholders of the healthcare community beyond academia, both in India and abroad, bringing in new insights and perspectives from other fields, offering a platform on which to foster intellectual fellowship amongst all stakeholders and most importantly being the instrument of global advances in healthcare.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Yet another milestone @ SIU 13th convocation

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Yet another milestone @SIU 13th convocation.

Come be a part of this educational experience. Join the Symbiosis family!

Sunday, 25 September 2016


Panache is the outbound activity and cultural festival of Faculty of Health & Biomedical

Sciences (FoHBS) which includes, Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS), Symbiosis

College of Nursing (SCON), Symbiosis School of Biomedical Sciences (SSBS), Symbiosis

School of Sports Sciences (SSSS) & Symbiosis Centre of Health Care (SCHC). It is committed

to inculcate team building, comradeship, strategic planning and bonding of students from diverse

socio-economic & educational back grounds. Panache shapes holistic competences in the


This year Panache was conducted on 20th & 21st September 2016. Honorable Dr. Rajani R.

Gupte, Vice Chancellor, Symbiosis inaugurated the event. She stressed on the needs of students

participation in such activities to develop confidence and image building process amongst the

students. There were a series of various sports activities played on day 1 of Panache. Honorable

Dr. Vidya Yeravdekar, Principal Director, Symbiosis, inaugurated the Panache Cultural Event at

Vishwabhavan auditorium, S. B. Road, Pune on day 2 which included cultural events and talent

show by the students of Faculty of Health & Biomedical Sciences (FoHBS).

For more details and photos of the event visit:

Monday, 5 September 2016

Guest lecture on Gender Senstization by Dr. Renuka Mukadam

Dr. Renuka Mukadam is an independent Consultant and conducts training sessions on gender and sexual harassment in work place. Dr. Renuka delivered a guest lecture for SIHS studnets on 19th Aug' 2016. It was an interactive session of immense knowledge regarding gender equality and sexual harassment. The session not only taught the students about the laws regarding sexual harassment at work place but also explained how to deal with such situation. 

Her session included gender sensitisation, why students need to improve gender equality, to build perspective for intervention on sexual harassment at work place and many more topics like work ethics, interaction with colleagues, and protecting the personal space.

Live examples from our day to day lives were discussed. Importance and impact of social media on sexual harassment was also discussed and two way interaction was promoted.
All in all a very educating session!