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Sri Sathya Sai
International Medical Conference 2009
Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California
10-11 October 2009

This conference, held with the Blessings of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, consisted of talks by distinguished speakers, workshop-panel sessions, and short films, all related to the conference theme: Sathya Sai Ideal Health Care and the Sathya Sai Global Health Mission.

A commemorative book as well as an exhibition were prepared for this conference.

Berniece Mead singing Amazing Grace
 

1. Invocation
Berniece Mead, National Sathya Sai Spiritual Education Coordinator, USA, sings Amazing Grace.

Dr. Michael Goldstein
 

1. Introduction
Dr. Michael Goldstein, Chairman, Sri Sathya Sai World Foundation, provides a welcome and introduction.

Dr. Narendra Reddy
 

3. Sathya Sai Ideal Healthcare
Dr. Narendranath Reddy, Director, Sri Sathya Sai World Foundation, and Chairman, Sri Sathya Sai Intl Medical Com., reviews the principles of Sathya Sai Ideal Healthcare and global health mission.

Healing with Love
 

Video: Healing with Love
This video shows glimpses of the Sri Sathya Sai Global Health Mission.

Dr. Michael Rackoff
 

4. Sai Medical Institutions in India: Crest Jewel of Ideal Healthcare
Dr. Michael Rackoff provides consulting services to the SSSIHMS. He talks of the Art of Medicine, which comes from the heart.


Dr. Choudary Voleti
 

5. Sai Medical Institutions in India: Crest Jewel of Ideal Healthcare
Dr. Choudary Voleti, Chairman, Cardiac Sciences, SSSIHMS, describes the practice of Sathya Sai Ideal Healthcare at the Sai medical institutions in India.

Dr. Alan Gradman
 

6. Role of ethics in ideal healthcare
Dr. Alan Gradman, Prof. of Medicine, Temple University, Pittsburgh, speaks of inculcating the principles of Sathya Sai Ideal Healthcare through medical education.

Dr. Anil Nanda
 

7. Role of ethics in ideal healthcare
Dr. Anil Nanda, Chairman, Dept. of Neurosurgery, Louisiana State Univ. Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, speaks on the delivery of compassionate healthcare in his neurosurgical practice.

Dr. Rhoda Nussbaum
 

8. Preventive health care
Dr. Rhoda Nussbaum, an obstetrician and gynecologist, speaks on prevention of cervical cancer using an alternative to Pap smears.

Kalyan Ray, MTech
 

9. Preventive health care
Mr. Kalyan Ray, Chairman, Education Committee, Sri Sathya Sai World Foundation, presents the SaiNet project, which distributes mosquito nets in malaria endemic areas of the world.

Ramachandan Cooppan, MTech
 

10. Preventive health care
Dr. Ramachandran Cooppan, diabetologist, speaks on the impact of diet, exercise, and lifestyle on health and disease prevention with an emphasis on the management of obesity and diabetes.

Workshop on preventive healthcare
 

11. Workshop: Preventive health care
Moderator: Ramachandran Cooppan. Panelists: Rhoda Nussbaum and Kalyan Ray.

Valluvan Jeevanandam
 

12. Transformation of the soul through the art of medicine
Dr. Valluvan Jeevanandam, Chief, Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery, Univ. Chicago Medical Center, describes how ideal healthcare can be implemented in daily practice.

Joe Phaneuf
 

13. Medical camps and clinics I
Dr. Joseph Phaneuf, a dermatologist at Kaiser Permanente and Chief, Medical Staff Education, presents a summary of medical camps and clinics in the U.S.A.

Hector Jose Castaneda Cornejo
 

14. Medical camps and clinics I
Dr. Hector Castaneda, Chair, Neurological Institute of El Salvador, describes medical camps and permanent clinics conducted in Central American countries.

Panel, Medical Camps and Clinics
 

16. Workshop: Medical camps and clinics I
Moderator: Joseph Phaneuf.
Panelists: Héctor Castaneda and Jorge Berra.

From Video on global health care
 

Video: Sri Sathya Sai Ideal Health Care
This video shows services provided at medical camps and clinics around the world.

Hari Conjeevaram
 

17. Disaster relief
Dr. Hari Conjeevaram, gastroenterologist and Assoc. Prof. of Medicine at the Univ. of Michigan, speaks on the provision of medical relief following natural disasters.

V.K. Ravindran
 

18. Disaster relief
Dr. V.K. Ravindran, an ENT Surgeon from Malaysia, describes disaster relief work undertaken in Southeast Asia.

Panel moderator
 

19. Workshop: Disaster relief
Moderator: Hari Conjeevaram.
Panelists: V.K. Ravindran, Dr. Jaya Aysola, and Dr. Shantu Patel.

Choir
 

20. Sathya Sai Music Choir of U.S.A.
The Sathya Sai Music Choir of U.S.A presents a soul rendering music program on spirituality and life.

Samuel Sandweiss
 

21. Good health: role of mind and spirituality
Dr. Samuel Sandweiss, a psychiatrist, describes the interconnection of the mind, body, and spirit in individual health.

Venkatraman Sadanand
 

22. Good health: role of mind and spirituality
Dr. Venkatraman Sadanand, a pediatric neurosurgeon and member, Healthcare Committee, Sri Sathya Sai World Foundation speaks on the importance of ideal healthcare from a patient’s perspective.

Kathiravelpilai Nadanachandran
 

23. Medical camps and clinics II
Dr. Kathiravelpilai Nadanachandran, a neurosurgeon from Australia, describes the medical camps undertaken in Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and Sri Lanka.

Surendra Kumar Upadhyay
 

24. Medical camps and clinics II
Dr. Surendra Kumar Upadhyay, an ophthalmologist from the U.K., describes experiences from medical camps undertaken in India, Russia and Africa.

Panel, medical camps and clinics in Asia
 

25. Workshop: Medical camps and clinics II
Moderator: Surendra Kumar Upadhyay, Panelist: Kathiravelpilai Nadanachandran

Young Physician Representative
 

26. Vision for the future
Dr. Janani Krishnaswami summarizes the conference proceedings with an emphasis on the role of young physicians in the Sathya Sai global health mission.

Vijay Chundi
 

27. Vision for the future
Dr. Vijay Chundi, an interventional neuro-radiologist, discusses the use of telehealth medicine at the Sai hospitals for the delivery of ideal healthcare to remote areas and for physician education.

Vijay Chundi
 

Video: Telemedicine in clinical practice
The Sri Sathya Sai Telemedicine Centre, Barrackpore, West Bengal, treats patients with the help of the Sri Sathya Sai Institutes of Higher Medical Sciences.

Krishnamurthi Narasimhan
 

28. Vision for the future
Dr. Krishnamurthi Narasimhan, Director, Sri Sathya Sai Mobile Hospital, describes the Mobile Hospital in Andhra Pradesh, which provides ideal healthcare.

Sai Mobile Hospital
 

Video: Sri Sathya Sai Mobile Hospital
The Sri Sathya Sai Mobile Hospital takes free healthcare to villages in India, providing both preventive and curative medicine to those who have great difficulty getting it otherwise.

Panel Discussion
 

29. Panel discussion
Drs. Goldstein, Reddy, Narasimhan, Nussbaum and Geetha Kamath answer questions from the conference participants regarding Sathya Sai Ideal Healthcare and Global Health Mission.

Michael Goldstein
 

30. Closing remarks
Dr. Michael Goldstein, Chairman, Sri Sathya Sai World Foundation, delivers closing remarks summarizing the message of this conference.

Arathi
 

31. Aarathi
The conference concludes with Aarathi for Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.




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