IIT Kanpur, GSMST to organize hybrid workshop to foster telemedicine, AI in healthcare

The event will include sessions by experts from govt, academic, private organizations to foster telemedicine and Artificial Intelligence in healthcare.

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Anu Parthiban | Jul 1, 2022 - 12:45 p.m. IST
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Kanpur: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur in collaboration with Gangwal School of Medical Sciences and Technology is going to organize a one-day hybrid workshop on July 2, 2022. The workshop is a first-of-its-kind initiative proposing to establish several ‘Centres of Excellence (CoEs)’ on futuristic medicine as part of the Gangwal School of Medical Sciences and Technology and a Super Specialty Hospital as an extension of CoE.

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The one-day event will be addressed by IIT Kanpur Director Abhay Karandikar and Professor Ashutosh Sharma.

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The institute said, “The workshop is envisioned to advance the concept of Telemedicine Policy and Strategy, Application scenarios, and explore the role of Artificial Intelligence in empowering the health system of the 21st century.”

It will cover sessions on driving the implementation of health technologies and interventions systematically by creating a framework for deploying business models for advanced point-of-care devices at the target geographies, a mechanism of collecting data securely, and applying emerging technological tools to come up with measures for preventing illness, it said.

Many eminent speakers are slated to address the sessions in the workshop. RS Sharma, CEO, National Health Authority, Government of India will be the chief guest.

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Session one is on “Current Scenario of Telemedicine in India”, and will be moderated by Professor Amitabha Bandyopadhyay, and Professor SK Mishra, IIT Kanpur. The keynote speaker for the session include Vikram Pagaria, Joint Director, National Health Agency, Govt of India; Abhishek Singh, CEO, MyGov, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology; R Prakash, C-DOT, Department of Telecommunication; K Ganapathy, Apollo Telehealth Network Foundation, Chennai; Praveen Srivastava, Associate Director & Head; Health Informatics Department., C-DAC, Noida.

Session two is on “Current Telemedicine Practices in India” and will be moderated by professor B Bhattacharya, and SR Sahoo from IIT Kanpur. The keynote speakers for this session include Sanjay Sood, Associate Director & Head, Health Informatics & Medical Electronics Department, Center of Advanced Computing, Mohali; Arjun Kalyanpur, Chairman, Teleradsol, Bangalore; R Kim, Director, Arvind Eye Hospital System, Madurai; Dr Sangeeta B. Desai, Head, Department of Pathology, TMH, Mumbai; and Professor Anjali Mishra, department of Endocrine Surgery & School of Telemedicine & Biomedical Informatics, SGPGI, Lucknow.

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Session three is on “Artificial Intelligence for Health” and will be moderated by Professor Ketan Rajawat, IIT Kanpur. The keynote speakers for this session include Dr Vijayakumar Chinnadurai, Scientist F. Cognitive control and machine learning centre, INMAS, Delhi AI application in Remote Patient Care; Dr Dileep Raman, co-founder, Cloud Physician, Bengaluru; Dr TK Srikanth, IIIT, Bangalore, Tele-mental Health Mission Task Force, MoH&FW, Govt. of India; Dr Raghu Dharmraju, President, ARTPARK (AI & Robotics Technology Park) at IISc; and Dr Prasanna Desikan, University of Minnesota, USA.

A round table conversation will be held following the in-depth sessions virtually with five eminent speakers, including, Vimal Wakhlu (Ex-CMD, TCIL), Professor Sunil Shroff, Senior Consultant, Urology and Renal transplant surgeon, and Professor PK Pradhan, President, Telemedicine Society of India.

The workshop will shed light one key issues related to the relevance of telemedicine and Artificial Intelligence in healthcare. Interested people can register or join through the link - Click here

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