Final agenda for India’s largest healthcare investment summit; register now

India's largest and the most coveted healthcare summit, VCCircle Healthcare Investment Summit 2014 is just two days away. Register now!

The summit, followed by VCCircle Healthcare Awards 2014 ceremony to be held on September 25 at The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai will feature top healthcare CEOs, doctors, medico-entrepreneurs, healthcare startups, private equity and venture capital investors who will discuss how to create world-class healthcare systems in India.

Here are the final agenda and list of speakers:

8:30am - 9:15am

Tea, Networking & Registration

9:15am - 09:30am

Introductory Note

9:30am - 10:15am

Panel I: Indian healthcare delivery: A reality check

The family doctor concept seems to be fading away. Are the masses moving towards fewer bed-single specialties for personalised treatment or all-in-one large corporate hospitals? What are the revenue maximisation models that are driving the multi & single specialty space? What are the pain points in managing investor-doctor-administration relations? At what point in time does de-linking star doctors from administration & brands become imperative? What are the expectations on return on capital & profitability, considering the capital intensive nature of the business? Amid the recent addition of large multi specialty hospitals, what are the different approaches taken by corporate chain hospitals in creating doctor value propositions? Where is the industry moving in terms of raising money? When can we see exits happening? With too many deals happening in the hospitals segment, is consolidation the way forward?

Dr Sameer Khan - CEO, Rockland Hospitals

Rohit Kapoor - Senior Director, Max India Limited

Dr Vishal Beri - CEO, Hinduja Healthcare

Siddharth Dhondiyal - Director, India Value Fund Advisors

Vishal Bali - Asia Head - Healthcare, TPG Growth (Moderator)

10:15am - 11:00am

Panel II: Indian pharma story is back: What is driving it?

What are the innovations seen in the pharma which are likely to impact healthcare delivery? With number of drugs coming under the pricing regime with DPCO 2013, how are companies trying to cope with rising pricing pressure, reduced margins & demand from the domestic market? How is the pricing regime likely to affect the hospitals? How is the future outlook for domestic market looking like? With the enactment of new drug pricing policy, rising opportunity around consumer pharma OTC & OTX drugs, where are the innovations that are seen? What is adding to the current visibility for pharma exports? Is a consolidation play witnessed in the segment?

Praneet Singh - MD, Siglur Gulf & Company

Ranga Iyer - Healthcare Consultant, Former MD, Wyeth India

Lanka Srinivas - Mentor to Industrialists, Elix Global

Ramesh Swaminathan – CFO, Lupin Ltd

Shiraz Bugwadia - MD, o3 Capital (Moderator)

11:00am - 11:25am

Tea & Networking Break

11:25am - 12:10pm

Panel III: Low cost & indigenous medical devices/consumables: Opportunities and challenges

Medical devices, including equipment, implants and consumables, are heavily seen dominated by imports & MNCs. Is there a reverse trend seen in the domestic market? Is India setting up the stage for manufacturing low-cost, custom-made, indigenous & high quality medical devices? What are the opportunities in the low-value consumables segment? How can Indian firms leverage opportunities globally? Given the demand-supply issue, is the sector gaining traction and interest from investors? What measures can be taken to remove supply chain inefficiencies involving vendors and  hospital monopoly which is increasing the burden on patients? What opportunity does point-of-care diagnostics add to equipment players?

K Chandrashekhar - CEO, Forus Healthcare

Balasubramaniam - CEO, Cura Medical Devices

Sameer Garde - President, Philips Healthcare, South Asia

Nirmal Poddar - President - Manufacturing, TransAsia Bio-Medical

Rajesh Dalal - Former M.D. of J&J Medical & Venture Partner, OrbiMed Asia

Dr Prem Pavoor - MD, Fidelity Growth Partners India (Moderator) (Moderator)

12:10pm - 12:55pm

Panel IV: What next for Indian diagnostics & radiology chains?

A rise in chronic diseases and increasing awareness about preventive medicine has opened up new opportunities for diagnostic and radiology space in India. What are the emerging opportunities in the niche area of radiology, which requires high capital investment? What is the potential for the new breed of entrepreneurs in the largely fragmented and unorganised doctor-driven diagnostic space? How friendly is the ecosystem in increasing penetration of diagnostic services in neglected geographies? How to mitigate issues of quality and governance while scaling? What are the technological advancements seen in this space? Considering the surge in the number of patients opting for pathological and radiological tests, is merging & convergence the best suitable option for both the arms?

Dr Om Manchanda - CEO, Dr. Lal PathLabs Pvt. Ltd

Dr Arjun Kalyanpur - Founder & CEO, Tele Radiology

Dr Sanjay Arora - MD & Founder, Suburban Diagnostics India Pvt. Ltd

Dr A Velumani - Creator & CEO, Thyrocare Technologies Ltd

Hari Buggana - MD, InvAscent (Moderator)

12:55pm - 1:55pm

Lunch & Networking

1:55pm - 2:40pm

Panel V: Emerging models in primary healthcare: Can they revolutionise primary care delivery?

With the initial demand being driven by primary care in the healthcare services space, how are organised players looking at revolutionising unorganised but imperative primary healthcare delivery model? What can drive patients away from trusted doctors next door to primary care setups? How lucrative is the business opportunity for super specialty hospitals in instituting non-capital-intensive primary healthcare delivery model? Can such relatively expensive modern chains gain success in driving Indian masses? If yes, what can be the conversion rate? Can the emerging models in primary healthcare get lucky in eating away revenues of highly expensive super-specialist hospital care?

Neeraj Garg - CEO, Apollo Health & Lifestyle

Dr Santanu Chattopadhyay - Founder & CEO, NationWide Primary Healthcare

Kaushik Sen - CEO & Co-Founder, Healthspring Community Medical Centres

Rahul Chadha - CEO, Religare Wellness Ltd

Monika Sood - Co-founder & Partner, Arete Advisors LLP (Moderator)

2:40pm - 3:25pm

Panel VI: Vertical plays - Eye care, dental care, IVF, baby care, dialysis & more: Can they scale up?

How standalone specialty care chains like dental care, baby care, fertility, eye care, dialysis centres, and cosmetics panning out their presence at a larger scale? Which are the other single specialty chains playing out in the market? What is luring investors to invest in single specialty hospitals? Is the asset light, specialised chain model getting red hot? How unique are the offerings? Are these specialised chains changing the face of the healthcare industry? Considering the market remains fragmented for specialised vertical players, how are these chains planning to tackle issues related to scaling up, managing ROIs & quality standards across different locations?

Dr R Kishore Kumar - CMD & Sr Consultant Neonatologist, Cloudnine

Vikram Vuppala - Founder & CEO,NephroPlus

Amarinder Singh - CEO, Clove Dental

Dr Amit Sachdeva - Promoter & Director, Axiss Dental Private Limited

Sudhir Bahl - Director (India) & Executive-in-Residence (Dubai), TVM Capital Healthcare Partners (Moderator)

3:25pm - 4:10pm

Panel VII: Use of technology in improvising healthcare delivery: Data, insights & analytics

With too much information asymmetry, how impressive can technology be in improving patient care? How can IT & data be used to improve efficiency and bring transparency? How can analytics be applied on captured patient data for prompt delivery? What can real time information do in changing the way healthcare operates? What are the growing opportunities & innovations in telemedicine, booking appointments online, e-recording segments? What are the other innovative, cost effective, patient friendly technologies delivering quality healthcare? What are the emerging opportunities in patient education around procedures, costs and quality for informed consent?

Arvind Kumar - CEO & MD, ATTUNE Technologies

Mohan Kumar -  Executive Director, Norwest Venture Partner

Varun Sood - CIO & Head - Strategic Initiatives, Fortis Healthcare Limited

Dr Sanjay Parikh - Executive VP- Europe and Member of the Board, Indegene Lifesystems Pvt Ltd

Ravi Virmani - Founder & MD, Credi Health Pvt Ltd

Dr Ruchi Dass - Founder & CEO, HealthCursor Consulting Group (Moderator)

4:10pm - 5:00pm

Tea & Networking

5:00pm onwards

VCCircle Healthcare Awards 2014 & cocktails

VCCircle is proud to present its second edition of VCCircle Healthcare Awards to recognise most innovative and fast growing companies in the following categories:

  •  Emerging Multi-specialty Healthcare Provider
  • Most Innovative Delivery/Product/Services Entity in Healthcare
  • Most Indigenous Equipment/Devices company
  • Best Diagnostic Service Company
  • Emerging Wellness/Healthcare Retail Company
  • Most Promising Healthcare Startup

This year’s jury comprises industry luminaries actively involved and committed to shaping the Indian healthcare industry like Rajen Padukone, Group President, Manipal Education and Medical Group; Ajay Kumar Vij, Co-Founder & CEO, Asian Healthcare Fund and Dr Om Manchanda, CEO, Dr Lal PathLabs Pvt. Ltd

To see the list of firms which have made it to the shortlist for VCCircle Healthcare Awards 2014, Click here

The names of the winners would be announced on the evening of September 25 at The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai.

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