Attendees of the 2017 Sathya Sai International Medical Conference

An International Medical Conference was held on September 2-3, 2017 in Anaheim, California. This conference highlighted the principles of Sai Ideal Healthcare and the Sathya Sai Global Health Mission. There were over 400 healthcare professionals from all over the world including young adult health professionals. The speakers shared their experiences practicing Ideal Healthcare and their contribution to the Global Health Mission.  These talks were inspiring and exemplified the loving, compassionate, Ideal Healthcare stressed by Sathya Sai Baba.

Sathya Sai Baba’s Ideal Healthcare principles are as follows:

  1. Universal Healthcare: The best care should be available to all, especially the poor.
  2. Free Healthcare: No one should be denied healthcare because of poverty; ideal healthcare should be free of cost.
  3. Loving Healthcare: Healthcare should be delivered with love and compassion.
  4. Comprehensive Healthcare: Medical care should treat the whole patient, body, mind, and spirit.
  5. Preventive Healthcare: It is the duty of the physician to educate patients in healthy living to prevent disease

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Sathya Sai Ideal Healthcare and Overview of Sathya Sai Global Health Mission, Narendranath Reddy, MD

Dr. Narendranath Reddy, Chairman of the Prasanthi Council and the Sathya Sai International Medical Committee, introduces Sathya Sai Ideal Healthcare principles and provides an overview of the Sathya Sai Global Health Mission.

Spirituality in Health Care, Christina Puchalski, MD

Dr. Puchalski explains how healthcare professionals can address the spiritual needs of our patients.

Preventive Healthcare and Science with Spirituality, V. Mohan, MD

Dr. V Mohan, a world renowned diabetologist, explains the severity of the worldwide diabetes epidemic, gives details of his team’s extensive Indian experience and provides a plan for preventing/slowing down this worldwide epidemic.

A Golden Age for Mental Health, Jyosthna Bhat, Psy.D

Dr. Bhat gives a summary of the growing problem of mental health disorders and steps we can take to increase awareness and treatment of this important healthcare problem.

Environment & Public Health, William J. Martin II, MD

Dr. William Martin, Dean and Professor, The Ohio State University College of Public Health, shares his vast experience in preventive medicine and public health and describes ways to help impoverished people in low income countries.

Sathya Sai Medical Institutes - Role models for Ideal Healthcare, Neelam Desai , MD

Dr. Desai, department head of the Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at SSSIHMS gives us a captivating tour of this unique “Temple of Healing” which provides holistic, world class patient care.

Medical Clinics/Medical Camps, Joseph Phaneuf, MD

Dr. Phaneuf discusses the important free, loving and compassionate worldwide medical service activities provided by the SSIO via medical camps, permanent medical clinics and mobile clinics to serve the needy.

Humanitarian Relief - Natural Disasters, Hari Conjeevaram, MD

Dr. Conjeevaram provides a summary of the mission of the worldwide humanitarian relief efforts of the SSIO and gives examples of the guiding principles and the loving, holistic humanitarian relief efforts.

SSIO Participation in Sathya Sai Medical Institutes, Chandra Varadachari, MD

Dr. Varadachari provides a review of services at the medical camps in Prasanthinilayam and the SSSIHMS and describes requirements for medical professionals who wish to serve at these institutions.

Instruments of Peace, Agents for Change, Soumya Panchanathan, MD

Dr. Soumya Panchanathan describes how we can become agents of change at our workplace by being advocates for compassionate care of our patients.

Hands that Serve – A Trauma Surgeon’s Journey, Mayur Narayan, MD

Dr. Narayan discusses the importance of proper, urgent treatment in the setting of trauma which can save lives.

Mental Health and Ideal Healthcare, Meera Narasimhan, MD

Dr. Narasimhan is Professor and Chair, Department of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of South Carolina. She discusses the importance of the recognition and treatment of mental illnesses in holistic patient care and also describes novel ways of reaching needy patients using telemedicine.

Meditation for Healthy Living, Brahma Sharma, MD

Dr. Sharma reviews the history of meditation and the science that supports meditation and mindfulness. He explains the basic types of meditation and also reviews the basic neurophysiology of meditation.

Sathya Sai Ideal Healthcare in Latin America - Experience of a Cardiac Surgeon, Juglans Alvarez, MD

Dr. Alvarez describes how Sathya Sai Baba became His guru (spiritual guide) and how the SSSIHMS and Sathya Sai Baba helped him on his path. He also gives his experience in organizing the International Conference on Cardiovascular Diseases in Puttaparthi in 2010.

Neurosurgical Services in Fiji, Kathir Nadanachandran, MD

Dr. Nadanachandran gives a summary of the Neurosurgical and other medical services in Fiji. He describes how the mission in Fiji began and how it has been sustained for many years.

A Nurse’s Perspective, John Whelan, RN, BSN

Mr. Whelan describes his experience in helping initiate the Gastro Intestinal endoscopy unit at the SSSIHMS in Puttaparthi. He emphasizes the importance of the principles of Sai Ideal Healthcare and practicing medicine in a loving, compassionate manner.

I Have No Complaints - Lessons in Faith and Gratitude, Geetha Govindarajan, MD, PhD, MPH

Dr. Govindarajan, a young adult physician at the Friend Family Health Center in an inner city neighborhood in Chicago, talks about her experience serving in the poor neighborhoods in Chicago.

Prescription for a Peaceful Mind - Participation in Sathya Sai Global Health Mission, Kalpalatha Guntapalli, MD

Dr Kalpalatha Guntapalli shares the experiences of her healthcare team which participated in the humanitarian flood relief efforts in Houston, Texas following Hurricane Harvey. She also states that participation in the Sathya Sai Global Health Mission is a prescription for a peaceful mind.

Health Services in Remote Rural Areas in Pacific Islands, Rajat Gyaneshwar, MBBS, FRANZCOG, MH EdM

Dr Rajat Gyaneshwar is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Fiji National University and former Dean of Fiji School of Medicine. He describes Health Services in Remote Rural Areas in Pacific Islands including Fiji. The healthcare services provided with love and compassion focus primarily on preventive medicine.

Environmental Impacts on Human Health, Anupom Ganguli, PhD

Dr. Ganguli discusses the importance of being kind to the environment and provides information demonstrating the deterioration of air quality around the world and impact on health.

Loving Attitude at Work, Sai Balasubramanian

Sai gives his view of the main problems in providing Sai Ideal Healthcare in today’s healthcare system including a legal perspective. He points out the benefits of cultivating a loving attitude at work including improvement in medical legal outcomes and improved job satisfaction.