Scientific Program

Conference Series Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend 11th Global Healthcare and Fitness Summit San Francisco, California, USA.

Day 3 :

Keynote Forum

Dr. K Zaman

International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh

Keynote: Epidemiology and prevention of Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection and diseases
Conference Series HealthCare 2017 International Conference Keynote Speaker Dr. K Zaman photo

K Zaman has been working as Senior Scientist and Epidemiologist at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR, B), in the Infectious Diseases Division. For the last 35 years, he has gained extensive experience in the design, implementation, and analysis of data from clinical and community-based epidemiological/vaccine studies. His primary interests are to conduct researches on vaccines and infectious diseases. Currently, he is the Principal Investigator of several Flu, Tuberculosis, Oral polio, Hepatitis E, Japanese encephalitis, Pneumococcal and Rotavirus vaccine studies in ICDDR, B. He has received several awards and has more than 155 publications in international journals and had 120 conference presentations.


Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection is a major cause of liver inflammation worldwide and is the commonest cause of acute
liver disease in South Asia, including Bangladesh. It is the leading cause of enteric hepatitis illness both in epidemic and sporadic cases. Globally prevalence rates of HEV infection and diseases vary by region, population and circulating genotypes, with unexpectedly high in some developed countries. HEV spreads via contaminated drinking water and food. Pregnant woman and their babies bear the greatest burden from HEV. Mortality rate among pregnant women infected with HEV has been estimated to be 5-25%. There are currently no effective medicines to prevent or treat HEV infection. So efforts to reduce the numbers of HEV infections in pregnancy in the South Asia region could have a major global impact. A newly developed vaccine manufactured by Innovax (China) is safe and effective. We have recently started a study to determine the effectiveness of HEV vaccine among 20,000 non-pregnant women in preventing HEV disease during pregnancy in rural Bangladesh.
Detailed epidemiology and prevention of HEV infection and diseases will be presented.

  • Obsterics and Gynecology | Healthcare Adminstration and Patient Safety | Neuroscience | Psychology | Immunology
Location: Tuburon

Session Introduction

Aratrika De

Inje University, South Korea

Title: Healthcare applications for senior citizens in India

Time : 10:45-11:15


Aratrika De is pursuing her Master’s degree in visual design at Inje University, South Korea. Art and Design has been her background for some years now. Innovation is a significant part of design, combining its values with healthcare is something she would be very interested to explore and learn from.


Statement of the Problem: Poor availability of healthcare services for the urban dwelling senior citizens in India is a serious concern. With opportunities outside of family trading. Indians are opting to leave their parents behind to pursue their career and lives. This change from living in joint families to nuclear independent families affects toddlers and aging parents. Quality of communication and services for aging parents are neglected. Lack of awareness of healthcare services therefore needs more attention.
Methodology & Theoretical Orientation: Being a citizen of India, it will be a familiar ground for my research in terms of access and communication. To understand if there is a scope among the target user group and collect relevant data regarding their lifestyles and culture. From the initial study of data, will segregate focus groups to conduct further narratives and scenarios of
potential users, and their challenges.
Conclusion & Significance: The healthcare situation for any citizen in India is questionable. There is a huge difference in the public and the private sectors as far as services and their awareness is concerned. Public is affordable but not a commendable access. Whereas private is accessible but not affordable to the average income groups. Financially, senior citizens from the privileged income groups own assets or policies of pension through which they sustain their living. Higher income groups own more property and have enough funds to leave behind for generations of their offspring. Why are applications needed? At this point our earlier generations have had a progress in adapting to technology in their own ways. Focusing on urban groups of users, as majority smartphone users can be found there. My initiative is to understand if there is scope to make their health requirements met through mobile devices. There are many healthcare applications which are popular and known, it is not
accessible or known to the senior citizens as much.


Afsaneh Nikjooy is Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, Department of Physical Therapy, at Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. She is a Member of the International Continence Society (ICS) and Iranian Continence society (IrCS). She has worked in pelvic floor Physical Therapy for more than 14 years. She has managed several courses of pelvic floor Physical Therapy for Master students in this field in Faculty of Rehabilitation, Iran University of Medical Sciences.



Karwan Mahmood Khudhir was born in April 1985 in Sulaimanyah-Iraq. He master’s degree in occupational health and safety in University Putra Malaysia in year 2015. After his studies, he joined Koya Technical Institute, Erbil polytechnic university, Kurdistan Region, Iraq as assistant lecturer and coordinator for occupational health and safety class. He has 2 years of work experience in academic, during his work he supervised four main topic research related occupational injuries, musculoskeletal disorders, voice disorder and low back pain. As well, he has 4 published articles in F1000 research, International Journal of Public Health and Clinical Sciences (IJPHCS), IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences (IOSR-JDMS), and Kurdistan Journal of Applied Research (KJAR). Also, he joined International Conference of Health and Medical Science as Speaker. His sole desire now is to participate in 11th Global Healthcare and Fitness conference which will be held in October 16-18, 2017 San Francisco, California, USA.


A cross-sectional study was carried out to determine the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and psychosocial factors associated with it, among Kurdistan nursing professionals. Simple random sampling was used to select 220 nurses and data were collected by self-administrative questionnaire. Results of the study showed that the overall prevalence of MSDs among Kurdistan nurses was 74% in different body regions and, by body regions, neck pain was reported to be the highestcomplaint of twelve-month MSDs (48.4%) compared to other body parts. Logistic regression analysis indicated 6 variables
that are significantly associated with musculoskeletal disorders: smoking (OR=19.472, 95% CI: 5.396, 70.273), BMI (OR= 5.106, 95% CI: 1.735, 15.025), physical activity (OR=8.639, 95% CI: 3.075, 24.271), psychological demand (OR=6.685, 95% CI: 3.318, 13.468), social support (OR=3.143, 95% CI: 1.202, 4.814) and job satisfaction (OR=2.44, 95% CI: 1.04, 5.63). Prevention strategies and health education which emphasizes on psychosocial risk factors and how to improve working conditions should
be introduced.


Ibrahim Tawhari has completed his MBBS in 2013 from King Khalid University and Clinical Research Fellowship from Ochsner Clinic Foundation in 2015. Currently, he is an Internal Medicine Resident at University of Utah.


Introduction: Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) is a severe, potentially life-threatening idiosyncratic drug reaction that may result in skin eruption, eosinophilia, atypical lymphocytosis, lymphadenopathy, and wideranging internal organ involvement. It frequently occurs two to six weeks after starting a medication. DRESS is hypothesized to
often follow the reactivation of viruses such as Human herpesvirus-6 (HHV-6), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), and Cytomegalovirus (CMV). However, it rarely occurs during a primary viral infection. Here, we report a patient who developed DRESS during primary EBV infection.
Case Presentation: We report the case of a 21-year-old male who was prescribed lamotrigine for anxiety disorder. Aftertwo weeks of treatment, he developed a pruritic morbilliform rash on his trunk and upper extremities that was associated with fever, sore throat, bilateral scleral injection, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. A laboratory work-up revealed elevated transaminases and atypical lymphocytosis. He was found to have an active primary EBV infection. Lamotrigine was discontinued due to suspicion of DRESS; the patient received pulsed IV methylprednisolone for three days, which resulted in a significant improvement in symptoms. At follow-up three weeks later, signs and symptoms had completely resolved. Follow-up laboratory tests revealed that liver dysfunction had normalized.
Conclusion: DRESS has rarely been reported, even though it is associated with a significant mortality rate. Early recognition and discontinuation of the offending drug plays a major role in clinical improvement. No available randomized controlled trials have demonstrated the effects of steroids on DRESS.