Sushma Bhatnagar

Sushma Bhatnagar

PRESENT AFFILIATIONS

Professor & Head,
Anesthesiology, Pain and Palliative Care,
Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital,
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Chief Editor-Indian Journal of Palliative Care

Teaching & Research Experience  :      25 yrs

RESEARCH INTEREST

  1. Cancer Pain Management and Palliative Care

SIGNIFICANT ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS:

  1. Chief Editor, Indian Journal of Palliative Care
  2. Board of Directors- International Association of Hospice and Palliative Care.
  3. Master mentor of the Capacity Building program at Cancer Treatment centers in India in collaboration with APHN, AIIMS and MOHFW
  4. Leadership and Excellence Award amongst SAARC countries by Cancer Aids Society-2013
  5. Recipient of IASP Award for Excellence in Clinical Research or Practice and/or Policy Changes in Pain Management in the Developing World, at the 14th World Congress on Pain at Milan-2012.
  6. Recipient of Distinguished Pain Physician of the Country Award 2012-2013 at the 3nd Interventional Conference of World Institute of Pain.
  7. Chief Editor’ of Indian Journal of Palliative Care since last four years from 2009 till date.
  8. Received an Award for outstanding presentation in 1st Global Conference on Peri-operative care in Nov.2012 at MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Houston, Texas.
  9. Member of the Development of Implementing Framework for Palliative Care Across India.
  10. Deputy team leader and a faculty of  Training of Trainers in Palliative care programme for Bandladesh by Lien Collaborative for Palliative Care
  11. Invited  by WHO to serve as an Palliative Care Expert on imPACT Mission to Sudan, 23-26th  April,2012
  12. Organizing Chairperson of Scientific program of 23rd International Conference of Indian Association of Palliative Care in Feb.2016 at Pune.
  13. 2nd International conference on Interventional Pain at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi on 24-26th Aug.,2012
  14. Organizing Chairperson of 2nd International conference on Interventional Pain at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi on 24-26th Aug.,2012
  15. Organizing Chairperson of Scientific Committee of “18th International Conference of Indian Association of Palliative Care” at SGPGI, LUCNOW from 11-14th Feb. 2011.
  16. Organizing Secretary of 16th International Conference of Indian Association of Palliative Care  held at All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi in Feb.2009
  17. Nominated as Honorary faculty for certificate course of Indian Association of Palliative Care.
  18. Nominated as member of Task Force of National Cancer Control Program, India.
  19. Reviewer of International Journals British Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Journal of Anaesthesiology, Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences, American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care. ’
  20. Participated in educational activity  entitled “Achieving a Balance: Pain Management and Risk of Opioid Misuse and Abuse” organized by Postgraduate Institute of Medicine held August 31,2010- Montreal, Canada
  21. Organized Secretary- Foundation Course on Palliative care every year since 2002 in the month of Feb.
  22. Organized six workshops at various State Medical Colleges of Uttar Pradesh to increase the awareness of Cancer Pain Management.
  23. Organized Workshop on Cancer Pain Relief by Morphine Availability - for Medical Professionals, Drug Controllers and Legislators, June 2002
  24. Organized Workshop on Cancer Pain Relief by Morphine Availability for Medical Professionals, Drug Controllers and Legislators in SGPGI, Lucknow in Feb.2007
  25. Best Paper award in Biennial Conference of Research Society of Anesthesiologist held on 10-12th Nov.,2006 at Armed force medical College, Pune
  26. Best Poster   award in Biennial Conference of Research Society of Anesthesiologist held on 10-12th Nov.,2006 at Armed force medical College, Pune.
  27. Best research protocol presentation award at AIIMS golden Jubilee celebration. 2007
  28. Member of International participants meeting on ’Pain Survey’ in Asia-Pacific Region held on 28th Oct.2006 at Singapore.

KEY   CONTRIBUTIONS  : 

  1. Started two important courses MD, Palliative Medicine and DM, Onco-Anaesthesia at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.
  2. Established  and expanded Pain and Palliative care services at cancer centre of AIIMS.
  3. Started Indoor  Palliative Care facility  at IRCH, AIIMS.
  4. Planning and commissioning of six new operation theaters and six bedded Intensive Care unit for oncology patients.
  5. Interventional Pain Management techniques : PNFS (Peripheral Nerve Field Stimulator ) in Post Thoracotomy Pain  --1st time in INDIA
  6. USG guided nerve blocks.
  7. Ultrasound guided line central venous line placements
  8. Radiofrequency ablation for pain management.
  9. IRCH –AIIMS is the Nodal Center for conducting Indian Association of Palliative Care’s Certificate Course in Palliative Care
  10. Scrambler Therapy for Neuropathic Cancer Pain
  11. Neuromodulation for cancer Pain Managemen

Publications In Journal & Books 

  1. Papers Published in Indexed Journals:  140
  2. Papers Published in non - Index Journals: 10
  3. Chapter in books- 10
  4. Edited Book entitled ” Freedom from Pain”

Participation in Conferences

  1. Invited as Guest Lecture/ Examiner/ Panelist and keynote speaker at International level.-20
  2. Invited as Guest Lecture/ Examiner/ Panelist and keynote speaker at national level-75
  3. International Conference Attended and paper/poster presented as primary Author:12
  4. International  Conference Attended and Paper/poster presented as CO-Author-26
  5. Papers presented as chief and co author  in national conference  : 47

Membership of Professional Organizations

  1. Member of International Association of Hospice and Palliative care.
  2. Member of International Association of Study of Pain.
  3. Member of American Society of Hospice and Palliative medicine.
  4. Member of European Association of Palliative care.
  5. Member of American Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine.
  6. Member of American Society of Clinical Oncology 
  7. Life Member Indian Society of Anaesthesiology.
  8. Life Member Indian Association of Palliative Care.
  9. Life Member Research Society of Anaesthesiology and Clinical Pharmacology.
  10. Life Member Indian Society of Oncology.
  11. Life Member Indian Society of Critical care.

The Venue

Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur is an award-winning 5-star luxury hotel located in Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is managed by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts. The hotel is 45 minutes from Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

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Organised By

Malaysian Association for the Study of Pain

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Special Interest Group on Pain in Childhood

Supported By

Malaysian Society of Anaesthesiologists

Ministry of Health Malaysia

Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia

Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau

Tourism Malaysia