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About the Conference

The 63rd Annual NAMS Conference NAMSCON-2023, is being hosted by Ramaiah Medical College, a constituent college of Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, from October 6th to 8th, Bengaluru. This conference will cover a wide range of important health domains including digital health innovations, health and professional education challenges, non-communicable diseases, infectious disease surveillance, dental materials and innovations, novel drug delivery systems, rehabilitations, and advances in healthcare.

In addition to the conference, pre-conference workshops will be offered that are designed to enhance the skills of healthcare professionals. These workshops will cover areas such as robotic surgery, grants writing, cadaver-based surgical training, and transplantation sciences

Conference goals and objectives The field of healthcare is constantly evolving and it is crucial that our faculty and students stay up-to-date with the latest advances and innovations. This conference is aimed at providing a platform for all healthcare professionals and other stakeholders to come together and share the advances in healthcare delivery, meeting global challenges.

Pre-Conference Workshops

Transfusion Medicine
This workshop will focus on the latest trends and techniques in transfusion medicine, including blood banking, transfusion practices, and the management of transfusion-related complications.

Simulation for Critical Incident Management
This workshop targets general physicians, emergency medicine practitioners, and anaesthesiologists to enhance their knowledge and skills in handling critical incidents. The workshop will utilize the 3G Simman patient simulator to recreate realistic patient scenarios. Participants will engage in immersive crisis simulations, followed by debriefing sessions to discuss management strategies and teamwork.
The workshop also highlights the significance of non-technical skills such as communication and collaboration. With a full-day duration and a capacity for 30 participants. Faculty from the departments of Anaesthesia and Critical Care will facilitate the workshop.

Robotic Surgery Workshop
Robotic surgery has transformed the landscape of surgery, ushering in a new era of minimally invasive procedures. Traditional open surgeries are being replaced by robotic surgery in certain surgical fields. To keep up with these technological advancements, there is a need for continuing education and training programs.
The objective of this program is to equip trainees with knowledge and skills in robotic surgical training through hands-on training. The program aims to raise awareness about the latest technologies in the field.
The target audience includes obstetricians, gynecologists, surgeons, urologists, and oncosurgeons. The program will last for 6 hours and can accommodate 40 participants. The faculty of speakers consists of experienced professionals in the field.

Meta-analysis and Systematic Review
The workshop titled “Meta-analysis and Systematic Review” aims to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of conducting systematic reviews and meta-analyses. These research methods involve analyzing and summarizing previous studies to derive meaningful conclusions. The workshop targets faculties and postgraduates from medical colleges and allied health sciences.
Enhancing participants’ skills in conducting systematic reviews and meta-analyses, the workshop promotes evidence-based medicine and inspires future research. The workshop can accommodate 30 participants, spans full day, enabling in-depth learning and knowledge acquisition.

Evidence-based Approach to Blood Transfusion and Cellular Therapy
The workshop titled “Evidence-based Approach to Blood Transfusion and Cellular Therapy” aims to provide education on current practices and advancements in transfusion medicine and cellular therapy. Organized by the Department of Medical Oncology and the Department of Transfusion Medicine, the workshop will feature lectures, discussions, and case-based scenarios. The objectives include discussing indications and usage of blood components, introducing technological advances in cell pheresis and stem cell collection, raising awareness about the need for voluntary blood donors, and providing a basic introduction to cellular therapy.
The target audience consists of internists, pediatricians, surgeons, intensive care specialists, pathologists, and blood bank physicians, with a capacity of 30 participants. The workshop will be facilitated by a team of experts from various relevant disciplines. The duration of the workshop is a full day, and the agenda includes sessions on evidence-based practices, blood bank and stem cell facility overview, transfusion management in special scenarios, and introductions to hematopoietic stem cell transplant and cellular therapy.

Digital Technology to Enhance Learner Engagement
The workshop aims to equip teachers with the knowledge and skills to effectively integrate digital technology into their teaching, enhancing learner engagement. Topics covered include flipped classroom design, e-content development, digital resource utilization, and learning management system navigation. The target audience comprises teachers from various health professions education institutions. Dr. Narasimhan Swaminathan, a Professor of Physiotherapy at SRIHER, will serve as the resource faculty. This full day workshop can accommodate 30 participants, focuses on empowering teachers to leverage technology for improved education quality.

Simplifying Direct Composite Veneers
The workshop titled “Simplifying Direct Composite Veneers” aims to provide participants with a simplified approach to fabricating direct composite veneers, a popular method for restoring anterior teeth. The workshop acknowledges the learning curve associated with esthetic and restorative dentistry and focuses on using veneer templates and microhybrid composite resins to streamline the veneer fabrication process.
The target audience includes general practitioners, specialists, and dental students, with a capacity of 30-50 participants. The resource faculty, Dr. Deepak Mehta and Dr. Arun V, will deliver a combination of lectures and hands-on sessions on dental materials and the simplified technique for direct composite veneers. The workshop can be conducted as a half-day program.

Interdisciplinary Approach in Geriatric Rehabilitation
This hands-on workshop titled “Interdisciplinary Approach in Geriatric Rehabilitation” aims to provide participants with an understanding of the importance and scope of geriatric rehabilitation. The workshop focuses on the role of a multidisciplinary team, early mobilization in acute care settings, comprehensive geriatric assessment, and strategies for tele-rehab sessions for older adults.
The target audience includes physiotherapy, medical, nursing, and public health postgraduates and practitioners interested in geriatric rehabilitation. The resource faculty consists of experts from various disciplines.
The workshop spans a full day and includes lectures, discussions, case discussions, lab sessions, and a live online group exercise session.

Pharmacotherapeutic Interventions in Revolutionizing Oncology Care – A Problem Based Training
The pre-conference workshop on “Pharmacotherapeutic Interventions in Revolutionizing Oncology Care – A Problem Based Training” aims to enhance the knowledge and skills of healthcare providers in the field of oncology. The workshop will utilize a problem-based approach, presenting participants with real-world scenarios to develop effective pharmacotherapeutic interventions.
Key objectives include understanding the latest interventions, evaluating efficacy and safety, and addressing common challenges in oncology care. The target audience comprises students and professionals from various healthcare sectors.
The workshop, can accommodate 50 participants’ spans full day including lectures, hands-on sessions, and problem-based learning activities led by experienced faculty members.

Helping Babies Breathe
The workshop titled “Helping Babies Breathe” aims to address the high neonatal mortality rate in India, particularly due to birth asphyxia. The focus is on equipping nurses, who form a significant portion of the healthcare workforce, with the essential skills in newborn resuscitation.
The objectives include preparing units for newborn reception, conducting assessments and routine care, and performing initial steps of resuscitation, including bag and mask ventilation.
The target audience comprises graduate and postgraduate nursing students, staff nurses, and nurse educators.
The workshop, can accommodate 50 participants. Expert faculty members, including professionals from the NICU, will deliver lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on sessions throughout the full-day program.

The pre-conference workshop titled “DENTAL WORKSHOP: INTEGRATIVE AND FUNCTIONAL APPROACH TO OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA” aims to provide dental professionals with updated knowledge on obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and its interdisciplinary management.
The objectives include recognizing risk factors, screening methods, and management strategies for OSA, as well as understanding the role of dental appliances in airway obstruction management. The target audience includes dental and medical professionals, researchers, and industry stakeholders, with a capacity of 100 participants. The resource faculty consists of both national and international experts in sleep apnea. The workshop is a half-day program.

Other industry driven workshops from leading health care companies will be announced

Conference Themes

The conference will feature paper and poster presentations by faculty and students, providing a platform for participants to share their research findings and insights. The presentations will be organized around the following major themes:

Digital health innovations:
Digital health innovations have revolutionized healthcare, improving access, efficiency, and patient outcomes. Telemedicine, wearable devices, health apps, and digital therapeutics have transformed healthcare delivery, promoting wellness, behavior change, and personalized guidance. However, data privacy, regulations, and equitable access need careful consideration to maximize the potential benefits of these innovations.

Technology in Communicable diseases:
In today’s world, Digital technology plays an important role in disease prevention, diagnosis, surveillance, and patient management. These include automated image analysis for example radiological TB detection, mobile-based screening for preliminary assessments, digital reporting systems for prompt case reporting, geospatial mapping to identify hotspots, teleconsultations for remote care, mobile apps for treatment adherence support, digital health campaigns for awareness, EHRs for efficient data management, and data analytics for trend identification and resource allocation. By leveraging these digital tools, healthcare systems can improve access, optimize resources, and work towards communicable diseases which are public health threat.

Communicable diseases
Digital technology has revolutionized the management of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) through innovative solutions for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and remote monitoring. Wearable devices, mobile apps, and AI algorithms empower individuals and healthcare providers to monitor health, detect NCDs early, and provide specialized care, transforming NCD management and improving outcomes.

Health and professional education:
Covid pandemic revolutionised the way knowledge is imparted and skills are honed through disgital technology. Through online platforms, e-learning modules, and virtual simulations, learners can access educational content anytime, anywhere, and at their own pace. Technology facilitates interactive and personalized learning experiences, enabling students to acquire practical skills in a simulated environment. It also allows for real-time collaboration and knowledge sharing among learners and educators, fostering a dynamic and engaging learning process. Digital integration in healthcare education empowers professionals to stay updated with the latest advancements, enhancing their competency and promoting continuous professional development.

Dental materials and innovations have transformed dentistry, with advancements in biocompatible materials, digital technologies, and minimally invasive procedures. These innovations improve dental restorations, enhance patient comfort, and optimize treatment outcomes. With ongoing developments, dental professionals can provide high-quality, precise, and patient-centered care, leading to improved oral health and satisfaction for patients.

Novel drug delivery systems and drug discovery have revolutionized the field of medicine. Advanced delivery systems, such as nanoparticles and targeted drug delivery, enhance drug efficacy and reduce side effects. Innovative approaches to drug discovery, like high-throughput screening and computer-aided drug design, accelerate the development of new therapeutics, benefiting patients worldwide.

The convergence of nutraceuticals, technology, and digital platforms has enhanced the accessibility, precision, and effectiveness, empowering individuals to optimize their health and well-being through evidence-based nutraceutical interventions. Digital tools enable personalized nutrition tracking, virtual consultations, and customized supplement recommendations. Technological advancements like encapsulation techniques improve the bioavailability and stability of nutraceuticals.

Innovations in nursing:
Telehealth, electronic health records, and mobile health applications, have revolutionized patient care, improved communication and collaboration among healthcare teams, and increased access to healthcare services.

Industry Exhibition:
The conference will also feature an industry exhibition, providing an opportunity for healthcare technology and service providers to showcase their latest products and services. The exhibition will provide a platform for participants to interact with industry experts and explore the latest trends and innovations in healthcare.

NAMSCON-2023 gives a platform for providing the chance to exchange ideas, collaborate, and forge partnerships with other professionals in the industry.