Health Expo Announces Key Workshops, Alternative Medicine Panels and Wellness and Fitness Tracks

WALTHAM, MA—Mega Health Expo 2016 announced key workshops alternative medicine panels and wellness and fitness tracks. The Fourth Annual Mega Health Expo, which is catered to Indian and South Asian population in New England and is organized by INE MultiMedia, will be held on Sunday, April 3, at Burlington Marriott Hotel in Burlington, MA.

Sushil Bhatia

Sushil Bhatia

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Anu Chitrapu

Anu Chitrapu, who leads the workshops and alternative medicine track at the Health Expo, said that at this time over a dozen panels and workshops have been confirmed.

“The overwhelming popularity of last years workshops is the main reason we decided to bring back the workshop track this year,” Chitrapu said.  “This track offers interactive workshops where the audience learns and practices as they learn.  This year we are adding some fun workshops but you have to attend to see and experience what they are!”

Key workshops include:

Pediatric workshop on vaccines: Dr. Sanjay Aurora

Back pain: Dr. Sameer Kapasi and Dr. Sharmila Mudgal

Anxiety and depression: Dr. Smita Patel and Shalini Mansharamani

Fitness and training for running a marathon: Team AID and Asha

Laugh your way to health: Sushil Bhatia

Nutrition and wellness: Sneh Jaisingh

Yoga and meditation: Jay and Terry Gupta

Sharmila Mudgal

Sharmila Mudgal

Ayurveda and alternative medicine: Whoolistic Health Alliance and Pratibha Shah

In addition to above workshops and panels, there will also be workshops on music, dance and art as therapy as well as dance as a fitness tool and hot to track weight and sugar etc.

The day-long Health Expo, which was attended by approximately 2,500 people last year, is free to all attendees. It is organized by INE MultiMedia, a non-profit company devoted to education, empowerment, enrichment and entertainment, in collaboration with INDIA New England News.

“Our focus in Health Expo is on complete health: physical, emotional and spiritual as all three are interdependent. Exponential growth of Health Expo and public response have confirmed that there is huge need

Dr. Manju Sheth

Dr. Manju Sheth

to integrate it all and that we are on the right track,” said Dr. Manju Sheth, MD, chair of the Health Expo, past president of IMANE, and president of INE MultiMedia. “We are delighted that we are able to present at the Expo not just leading authorities in traditional medicine from the best hospitals in the world but also the area’s leading experts from alternative medicine, yoga ,wellness and fitness .Thanks to our sponsors and supporters we continue to bring this expo FREE to the community. Speakers and topics have lined up nicely and we are looking forward to welcoming and educating our community about health issues and how to stay fit.”

The Health Expo is sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, a not-for-profit health plan that provides a variety of insurance plan options and self-funding arrangements to more than one million members in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Jay Gupta

Jay Gupta

One of the new panels that has been added this year in the modern medicine track is on gastrointestinal diseases. Some of the speakers for this panel are: Dr. Naveen Pandaraboyina, a board certified gastroenterologist and an attending physician in gastroenterology and hepatology at Health Alliance Hospital in Leominster, MA, and Dr. Vijay Yajnik, MD, an attending physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital Digestive Healthcare Center and Mass General’s Crohn’s and Colitis Center.

The main track on the modern medicine will feature some of the most renowned health care providers of the area, including Dr. Salil Midha, Dr. Umakanth Khatwa, Dr. Om Ganda, Sangeeta Pradhan, Dr. Chaitanya Mudgal, Dr. Gleeson Rebello, Dr. Dinesh Patel, Dr. Sonal Pandya, Dr. Rosy Sandhu, Dr. Hetal Verma, Dr. Manasaa Patna, Dr. Tara Singh, Dr. Anand Kanjolia, Dr. Sonal Mankodi, Dr. Smita Patel, Dr. Sameer Kapasi, and Dr. Sharmila Mudgal, Dr. Nitingna Desai, Dr. Shalini Mansharamani and Dr. Nilima Singh, among others.

Given the great response last year, the expo will also host a panel discussion on Medical Entrepreneurship.

In addition to working with non-profit organizations and organizing health-related expos, INE MultiMedia promotes art, culture, education and empowerment through interviews, workshops, seminars and multimedia presentations and documentaries. For more information, visit www.INEMultimedia.org.