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IAPACON 2022

Organising Committee

Mr. R. Shivakumar

R. Shivakumar

Chairman – IAPACON 2022

President – IAPA

PR, Website & International Relations Committee

Jit Adhikary

Organizing Secretary – IAPACON 2022

General Secretary – IAPA

Mr. Jit Adhikary has graduated from NH-Rabindranath International Institute Of Cardiac Sciences, Kolkata under NSOU , Physician Assistant program with a specialization in Critical Care. He has 10 plus years of experience in Post Surgical Critical Care Unit Of Adult. He is an Instructor Of American Heart Association – ACLS & BLS Training Program. Presently he is working as a Senior Physician Associate, Faculty & Head of Pre & Post CTVS Adult Intensive Care Unit for Dr. Anil Bhan ( Chairman of Cardiac Surgery ) & team at Medanta, The-Medicity, Gurugram,

He has presented many scientific papers in scientific meets, won awards & appreciations. He has successfully headed many conferences & workshops in different topics. His many articles & write ups have been published in Newspapers & magazines about the PA Profession of India. He is also actively involved in many inter hospital research works.

He is the General Secretary of the Indian Association of Physician Assistants [IAPA]. He has played a very vital role to start the PA course & standardize the curriculum of West Bengal Health University & actively running the movement to create employment & recognition by the West Bengal State government & the Central Government as well.

Nalla Swapna

Organizing Committee Member – IAPACON 2022

Vice President – IAPA

Scientific Committee

Ms. Nalla Swapna is currently working as a Specialist Physician Associate in the Department of Cardiology & Electrophysiology at AIG hospitals, Gachibowli branch. She previously worked in CARE hospital, Hyderabad for a decade [Dec 2006 till Oct 2019]. Her responsibilities are focused at patient care & service. She is the Vice President of Indian Association of Physician Associates (IAPA).

She has received a Gold medal for the BS Physician Associate course for the highest GPA of 9.85 and received many more awards like Best associate award, Performance Excellence award & Appreciation awards at every workplace. Her achievements were published in Achiever’s column in Physician Assistants Generating Excellence (PAGE) Magazine – August 2017.

She has some national & international publications to her credits and bagged awards for research papers in all the conferences she has presented. The list includes 5 Gold medals in the best paper category, 2 Silver medals in the second-best category, and awarded twice with Jalaja Memorial Award for the best poster.

She has received the ‘BEST NATIONAL PA AWARD’ for the year 2018 from the renowned Cardiac Surgeon and Founder of the PA program in India, Shri Padmashree Dr.K.M.Cherian.

S. Veerappan

Organizing Committee Member – IAPACON 2022

Senior Vice President – IAPA

Scientific Committee

Mr. Veerappan is a Physics graduate and did his post graduation in the Physician Assistant program. His long career of 28 years evolved from the core cardiac field, where he worked as a Physician Assistant, Research Assistant and, Scientist. Currently positioned as Plant and Production Head in a bioengineering company. During this tenure, he delivered his skill sets as an intensivist, tissue engineer, process reengineers, statistician, and Educator. It has been widely recognized and fetched him the best employee award in 2007 and best educator award in 2018. He is a co-author of 5 articles, which got published in national and international journals.

Srividhya Hariharan

Organizing Committee Member – IAPACON 2022

Treasurer – IAPA

Finance Committee

Srividhya Hariharan is currently attached with Nishta neuro Diagnostic Centre as senior Physician associate. She is also the consultant Nutritionist at Smrthi Health Care. Previously worked at ICVD, Madras Medical Mission in the Coronary Care Unit. She has been into publishing prize winning articles in IHJ. Presently into the Holistic approach in the therapy and prognosis of Paediatric and Specially abled children and has a keen interest in child development & family health and nutrition.

Actively associated in conducting seminars on Integrated Nutrition for various socially active institutions and keenly interested in standardising recipes and patient centric diet counselling. She has been associated very closely with conducting screening and awareness camps for MDRC and actively participated in the AUTISM conference.

Sujith Raj S.

Organizing Committee Member – IAPACON 2022

Joint Secretary – IAPA

Workshop Committee

Mr Sujith Raj S. was a senior Physician Assistant for the department of Cardiology at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Center, AIMS since 2004. He did his M.Sc., Allied Health Sciences -Cardiology from Amrita ViswaVidya Peetham- Amrita University, Coimbatore. He also possess Diploma in Medical Radiological Technolgy from Directorate of Medical Education- Kerala and Medical Law and Ethics diploma from NUALS. He worked as an integral part of the clinical team at Adult Cardiology of AIMS and he runs Anti-coagulation clinic, Pacemaker Interrogation clinics and coordinates specialty clinics as well as clinical research.

He was the founder president of the Kerala chapter of Indian Association of Physician Assistants and has organized the 20th anniversary celebration of Indian Physician Assistants in the international conference IAPACON2016 held at Kochi.

Debi Chatterji

Organizing Committee Member – IAPACON 2022

Ex. Com. Member – IAPA

Editor, PAGE Magazine

Ms. Debi Chatterji has graduated her B S., M.PHIL .,MBA (HA). Currently she is working as a senior Liver Transplant Co-Ordinator and Clinical Research Associate, Advanced GI at Hepato-Pancreatico-Bilary and Liver Transplant Services, Choithram Hospital and Research Centre, Manik Bagh Road Indore, MP.

Mahalakshmi Shanmugam

Organizing Committee Member – IAPACON 2022

Ex. Com. Member – IAPA

Magazine Committee

Ms. Mahalakshmi graduated her BS Physician Assistant program from BITS, Madras Medical Mission(2002-2006). And, she has completed a postgraduate diploma in clinical research. She is having fourteen years’ of experience in cardiac surgery as a Cardiac Surgical Assistant. She is being involved in complex adult and paediatric surgeries. She is a specialist in Endoscopic Vein Harvesting (EVH). Awarded as Golden Harvester in EVH and been a faculty for EVH training programme. She had been a National Convenor for IACTS Physician Assistant session for three years consecutively. She is a National Executive Member of IAPA and she has organized National IAPA Conferences in 2014 and 2018. Presented many scientific papers in National Conference and won awards. She has received an award for Performance Excellence in 2016 from working Institution GKNM Hospital, Coimbatore. She is also the receiver of best National PA Award in 2019. She has participated in International (American Association of Cardiothoracic surgeon AATS) meeting, Boston, 2017.

Sivakumar Perumalsamy

Organizing Committee Member – IAPACON 2022

Finance, Students Session & Support & Registrations Committee

Mr. Sivakumar did his B.S.Physician Assistant at Madras Medical Mission- Birla Institute of Technology & Sciences (1997-2001) and M.E Biotechnology at Birla Institute of Technology & Sciences (2002-2003). He has worked in Pediatric Intensive care at Chennai, Bioinformatics from various organizations in Bangalore and Pharmacovigilance from Pharma MNCs in Chennai and Hyderabad. He is a Co-Author of 2 national publication in the field of Cardiovascular Disease.

Manoj Kumar Lenka

Organizing Committee Member – IAPACON 2022

Ex. Com. Member – IAPA

Students Session & Support Committee

Mr. Manoj Kumar Lenka has completed his Bachelor in Physician assistant in 2012 from NSOU. Currently, he is working as Physician Assistant in MSK oncology department in Medica oncology hospital, Kolkata. Earlier he worked as Physician Assistant in Brahmananda Narayana multi-speciality hospital, Jamshedpur from 2012 – to 2015 and in MSK oncology department in NSH, Howrah from 2015- to 2021.

Divya Shree Ramesh

Organizing Committee Member – IAPACON 2022

Ex. Com. Member – IAPA

Workshop Committee

Ms. Divya has graduated from Vinayaka mission University, Salem Physician Assistant program with a specialization in Critical Care. She has 7 years of experience as Physician Assistant in Medical ICU and infectious disease (retrovirus). Currently, she is working in Meenakshi Hospital, Tanjore.

Manoj Kumar

Organizing Committee Member – IAPACON 2022

Ex. Com. Member – IAPA

Travel & Accommodation Committee

Mr. Manoj Kumar has completed his B.Sc. Physician assistant in 2017 from Vijaya Educational Academy, Dr. MGR university. Currently he is working as Physician assistant in CTVS ICU department in Medanta -Medicity, Haryana since 2019. He worked as a Physician assistant in Vascular Surgery and Renal Transplant MMM hospital, Chennai from 2018 to 2019. Earlier, he worked as a Physician assistant in Vascular Surgery department in Vijaya hospital, Chennai from 2017 to 2018.

Jamuna Priya

Jamuna Priya

Organizing Committee Member – IAPACON 2022

Ex. Com. Member – IAPA

Workshop Committee

Ms. Jamuna has completed her PA program in 2011 from Avinashilingam University, Coimbatore. Since then, she was working with G. Kuppuswamy Naidu Memorial Hospital, Coimbatore as a Physician Assistant in the Department of Cardiology, Neurology and Family medicine. She has completed M. B. A Hospital Management in the year of 2018 in Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore. And, currently doing her Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education in IGNOU, Delhi.

She has received Smt. Rukmini Devi Dal Award for Best Emerging Physician Assistant at IAPACON 2018 conference held at KGISL, Coimbatore. She has completed Good Clinical Practices by NIDA clinical Trail Network. She is a proud recipient of the silver medal for best paper presentation in 2017 IAPA conference which got held in Hyderabad. She has attended GARC workshops at Ganga Hospital regarding Research Methodology. She has actively involved in academic activities of the department.

She worked as a Team leader – Medical Writer at a Clinical Research Organization in Coimbatore.

Manesh Muraleedharan

Organizing Committee Member – IAPACON 2022

Scientific Committee

Researcher with a strong interest in Social Medicine, Qualitative Research, and Neurology. Presently working at the Symbiosis International University as a Fellow in Social Medicine and nearing completion of a Ph.D. in Social medicine. Completed M.Phil in Health systems from BITS Pilani, M.Sc P.A(Neurology) from Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, and B.Sc in Biosciences from the University of Kerala. Before joining as a research fellow, collaborated as a Senior Physician Assistant with multiple super specialty hospitals, including Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences and Muthoot Healthcare. Has 8 years of research experience in Neurology and Social medicine and has 10 national and international publications in renowned journals, including Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology, Journal of Stroke Medicine, Journal of Health Research, etc. Teaching and mentorship is also part of the career in multiple disciplines like MPH, Paramedical, Health management and so on.

Mr. Manesh Muraleedharan
Mr. Ragul

Ragul

Organizing Committee Member – IAPACON 2022

Travel & Accommodation Committee

Mr. Ragul has graduated from Vinayaka Mission Medical College Salem (Deemed University) in 2018. He has completed Emergency Accident and Trauma Care Technician from Govt. Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College, Salem, King institute Of (MGR University) in the year 2020. He worked in cardiac ICU for 2 yrs at Apollo hospital, main branch, Chennai. Currently he is working with Medanta Medicity, Delhi in (CTVS ICU) pre-operative and post operative surgical cases division.

Sanjit Saha

Organizing Committee Member – IAPACON 2022

Venue Arrangement & Hospitality Committee

Mr. Sanjit Saha has completed his B.Sc., in Physician Assistant programme from NH Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Kolkata under NSOU in the year 2016 with a specialization in Interventional Cardiology (Adult). Currently he is working in NH Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences in Cardiology (Adult) with a experience of 6 years under Dr. Anup Khetan ( MD DNB Interventional Cardiologist-Adult).

Mr. Sanjit Saha
Mr. Pradeesh kumar G.

Pradeesh Kumar G.

Organizing Committee Member – IAPACON 2022

Registration Committee

Mr.Pradeesh kumar G. has graduated from Vinayaka Mission Medical College, Salem (Deemed University) in the year 2018. He has 2 years of experience in Plastic and Cardiac Surgery at Sparsh Hospital, NH Health City, Bangalore; 2 years of experience in Orthopaedic Surgery at Apollo hospital, Main Branch ,Chennai. Currently he is working in (CTVS ICU) Pre-Operative and Post Operative surgical cases at Medanta, The-Medicity, Delhi.

Arnab Nayak

Organizing Committee Member – IAPACON 2022

Banquet & Food Committee

Mr. Arnab Nayak has completed his BSC Physician Assistant (2009-2012) from NH-RTIICS Kolkata under NSOU. He is having ten years of experience in cardiac surgery as a Cardiac Surgical Assistant. He has experience in Endoscopic Vein Harvesting (EVH). Currently, he is working as Senior Physician Assistant in Fortis Escorts Hospital, New Delhi. Earlier he worked as Senior Physician Assistant in Medica Hospital Kolkata(2012-2022).

Mr. Anirban Mahapatra

Anirban Mahapatra

Organizing Committee Member – IAPACON 2022

Registration Committee

Mr. Anirban Mahapatra has graduated from NH-Rabindranath Tagore International institute of Cardiac Sciences, Kolkata under NSOU, He worked there in Cardiac Science for 4 years. He has now 9 years of experience in Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery. He got certified in Minimal invasive vessel harvesting by Getinge Group and also recognized by IACTS as cardiac surgical Physician Assistant. He is a part of American Heart Association ACLS, BLS, PlS training program.

He has presented scientific paper in many scientific meets and headed many workshops and discussions in various surgical topics. He is also a part of international scientific paper publication with many Doctors.

He was awarded from Narayana health, Max Healthcare, and Fortis Healthcare for various achievements and goals. So far, he has assisted in performing around 7000 Cardiovascular surgeries.

Arunraj G.

Organizing Committee Member – IAPACON 2022

Banquet & Food Committee

Mr. Arunraj G. has graduated from Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University Chennai in the year 2019. Currently, he is working as a Physician Assistant in the department of CTVS ICU, Medanta Medicity hospital. He has work experience of around 2.6 years.

Mr. Arunraj G.

Shagun Tanwar

Organizing Committee Member – IAPACON 2022

Venue Arrangement & Hospitality Committee

Ms. Shagun Tanwar has graduated from Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai in the year 2022. She has been working as a Physician Assistant in the CTVS department, Medanta Medicity hospital.

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