Conceptualised by Optimal Media Solutions, a division of the Times Group, ‘Times Health Excellence 2019’, is a platform to celebrate and honour outstanding achievements in Indian medicine. Optimal Media Solutions has over the years emerged as an integrated media solutions partner; going beyond conventional advertising, to provide customized and innovative options to clients.
The 2nd edition of this milestone event culminated in a glittering ceremony at Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway, Yeshwantpur on 17th October 2019. The august gathering included the presence of distinguished guests and illustrious awardees from the field of medicine. Conceived as an innovative approach to document, disseminate and project new approaches that involve medical and health professionals, the event was envisioned to provide a boost to the way success stories are preserved and shared. As a part of this initiative, the pioneering contributions of some eminent medical practitioners were presented and applauded. Several thought provoking and enlightening presentations were made by renowned doctors, who are eminent practicing professionals.
The proceedings began with a brilliant presentation by Dr. Meenakshi Bhat, Professor & Mazumdar-Shaw Research Chair in Clinical Genetics, Centre for Human Genetics Bangalore. Her presentation titled ‘Rare Genetic Disorders: Every Life Matters’ was an eye-opener on medical conditions that are largely ignored, but can be identified through medical advancements.
Dr. N K Venkataramana, Founder Chairman & Chief Neurosurgeon BRAINS, followed with an engaging presentation on ‘Frontiers in Neurosciences’. He spoke about the various developments in the field with regard to cutting edge services in prevention, awareness, advocacy, acute and chronic care, regeneration, rehabilitation, research and training.
Dr. Ann Agnes Mathew, Paediatric Neuromuscular Specialist, Sagar Hospitals Bangalore, then made a presentation on ‘Inherited Muscle and Nerve diseases: Can India lead the world?’ that outlined the challenges faced in the industry.
Dr. Sandeep Nayak, Director of Surgical Oncology, MACS Clinic & Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore, made a presentation on the topic ‘Revolutionising Cancer Care: Which Way Are We Heading?’ He spoke at length about several surgical innovations in oncology, which have changed the way the disease is tackled.
Dr. Mahendra S K, Senior Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon and Chairman, Matru Multispecialty Hospital, made a presentation on ‘Orthopaedic surgeries, reviving quality of life…empathy above techniques.’ His inspiring speech highlighted several case studies, where those who suffering chronic conditions that had been given up on, were treated successfully with appropriate interventions.
Celebrity guest, Ms. Swara Bhasker, a popular Bollywood actress was also in attendance at the event. She added a touch of glamour with her gracious presence.
Those who were applauded at Times Health Excellence 2019, were trailblazers who have pushed all possible boundaries, and nurtured a passion for innovation, continuously seeking out ways to make things better for the holistic development of our nation. Their skill, talent, discipline has paved the way for many game changing initiatives and helped fuel their growth and strengthen India’s position in healthcare.
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