2nd Congress of Sturrack International Medical and Dental Association (SIMDA),

Knowledge Advancement and Optimal Strategies for Healthcare Professionals and Health Systems: A Sturrack Global Initiative

9th and 10th November 2018


9th and 10th November 2018


Signature Club Resort, NH 207, Budigere Road, Brigade Orchards, Rayasandra Village, Devanahalli, Bengaluru 562110, India

CME Points

Six (one point per hour of attendance)

Conference Fee

*Fee waiver available for Alumni of Sturrack and members of SIMDA

Places Available


About the Conference

This two-day conference intends to provide the attending delegates with an overview of the current advances in a variety of specialities and an insight into future developments in the field. It aims to promote the transfer of knowledge and the exchange of ideas between doctors and dentists working in diverse healthcare settings. The conference will also discuss aspects related to hospital practice and family (general) practice, as well as highlight elements outside the traditional role of a healthcare practitioner, such as business, aviation and management. There will be ample networking opportunities that will allow the professionals to develop novel ideas and collaborate on pertinent international projects.

At the end of this conference, the delegates would have obtained:

  • Relevant Information on Current Update and Future Advances in Important Specialities
  • An Understanding of Different Healthcare Systems and Providers
  • An Overview of Opportunities for Medical/Dental Professionals Outside the Healthcare Sector

Faculty Download PDF

Dr Mathew V Abraham

Specialist- Internal Medicine,
Al Safa Medical Polyclinic, Doha, Qatar

Dr Baijumon Balan,

Consultant Oncologist,
PVS Hospital/Malabar Hospital,
Calicut, AKG Hospital, Kannur, Kerala, India

Dr Silas Benjamin,

Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar

Dr Jogi Jose Chungath,

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Health Authority of Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Cherian George,

Consultant Radiologist, University Hospitals of North Midlands, Stoke on Trent, United Kingdom

Dr Babu Hussain,

GP Partner, Bridge Medical Centre, Crawley, United Kingdom

Dr Shaju M Kalathingal,
MBBS, MS Ortho

Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sahara Medical Center, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Ram Sundar Kasthuri

Consultant Vascular and Interventional Radiologist, Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Trust, Senior Clinical Lecturer (Honorary), University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Dr Shimmy Paulose,
MBBS, MD (Paediatrics)

Consultant Paediatrician, Vatheyayath Hospital, Perumbavoor, Kochi, Kerala, India

Dr Sundar Raman
MBBS, MBA, JIMS Cambridge, UK

Vice Chairman, Indian Technical textile association, Executive Director, Shiva Texyarn Ltd, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Dr S D Vijay Shankar, MBBS, MS (Ophthal)

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Chief Medical Officer, Sankara Eye Hospital, Sankara Eye Care Institutions, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Professor Gurkeerat Singh,
BDS, MDS (Ortho), MOrth, Diplomate Indian Board of Orthodontics

Head of Department of Orthodontics, Vice-Principal, Sudha Rustagi College of Dental Sciences and Research, Faridabad, Haryana, India

Dr Tony Thekkekkara
MBBS, FAGE, MRCS, MRCGP, RCGP-2(Dip) Drugs & Alcohol Abuse

General Practitioner in UK and Cochin, India

Mr Suresh Thomas
MBBS, D’Ortho, MRCSEd, MSc (Orth), FRCS (Tr&Orth), Fellow EU Board (Tr&Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust, Durham, UK

Dr S Venkatesh

Consultant General & Laparoscopic Surgeon, Lakshmi Hospital, Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu, India

Dr Varghese Zachariah

General Practitioner & Principal, Upwey Doctors, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Programme Day 1 Download PDF
0815 - 0830 Registration and Coffee
0830 - 0850 Recent Advances and Update on Radiology – Diagnostic and Interventional
Dr Ram Sundar Kasthuri
0850 - 0910 Financial Planning and Its Implications for Medics in NHS and GP Setting
Dr B Krishna Kumar
0910 - 0930 Practising Medicine in Middle Eastern Countries: Opportunities And Possibilities
Dr Silas Benjamin
0930 - 0950 Emotional Intelligence in Medicine
Dr Cherian George
0950 - 1010 Refreshment Break
1010 - 1030 Dentistry: Managing both Academic and Clinical Professional Careers
Dr Gurkeerat Singh
1030 - 1050 Self-Improvement Tools for Professional Progress and Personal Development
Dr Babu Hussain
1050 - 1110 Life of a Medic in the Royal Air Force and Aerospace: A Personal Journey
Dr Mathew G Koshy
1110 - 1130 An Overview of Common Eye Disorders for Medical Practitioners.
Dr Vijay Shankar
1130 - 1200 Panel Discussion, Summary and Close.
Programme Day 2 Download PDF
0815 - 0830 Registration and Coffee
0830 - 0850 Update on General Medical Emergencies
Dr Mathew V Abraham
0850 - 0910 General Practice in India as a Returning UK Medic: An Outlook on the UK and the Indian System
Dr Tony Thekkekkara
0910 - 0930 Financial and Business Lessons in a Non-Medical Bubble: A Life Outside of Medicine
Dr Sundar Raman
0930 - 0950 Current Standards and Future Paradigms of Excellence in Joint Arthroplasty
Mr Suresh Thomas
0950 - 1010 Refreshment Break
1010 - 1030 Hospital Management: A Top Down View of Challenges and Opportunities
Dr S Venkatesh
1030 - 1050 Provision of Cleft Lip Surgery in Developing Countries: A Transformational Patient Experience
Dr Jogi J Chungath
1050 - 1110 Review on Trauma orthopaedics: Current Evidence and Practice
Dr Madhu Nair
1110 - 1130 Oncological Management with Combined Palliative Approach: A Holistic Approach to Better Patient Care
Dr Baijumon Balan
1130 - 1200 Panel Discussion, Summary and Close.