India 2019: Dr.Manvir Bhatia

Delegate: Dr.Manvir Bhatia

Affiliations: NEUROLOGY & SLEEP CENTRE

Short Bio: Dr. MANVIR BHATIA is a Senior Neurologist and Sleep Specialist with > 20 years of experience. Dr.Manvir is Director of Sleep Medicine and Senior Neurologist at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute-New Delhi and Neurology Sleep Centre, New Delhi. She is currently the Vice President of Indian society of Sleep research. She is the author of the book-“The Sleep Solution” first non-fiction book on sleep, in India.

She has been a pioneer in creating awareness about Sleep Disorders and establishing the role of Sleep Medicine in the country.

• She was invited by the WHO to participate in developing guidelines for health issues related to ‘Sleep’.
• She has been awarded the Indira Gandhi Mahila Ratan Award
• Awarded the “10,000 women Entrepreneur Certificate Programmed at ISB”, Hyderabad.
• awarded by AAPIOS (American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, Boston, for “Extraordinary Contribution in Sleep Medicine”

She is a member of International and National organizations on Neurology and Sleep also, has delivered lectures and orations in conferences.

Past Positions-
• Professor Neurology at AIIMS, New Delhi.and senior positions at
• at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi.
• , Medanta The Medicity, Gurgaon,

Activity: On the occasion of World Sleep Day, Dr.Manvir Bhatia with Neurology & Sleep Centre,did two things firtly she did a chat show on radio 92.7 Big FM to discuss about sleep on the occasion of World Sleep Day.The no of hours of sleep required and influence of gadgets on sleep etc .
Secondly She Organised an event at Hyatt Regency New Delhi on 16th March 2019. The main purpose of this event was to create awareness about sleep related issues and help people understand the benefits of PAP Devices.This event provided the existing PAP users a platform to get their devices checked and avail facilities such as data downloading, introduces new masks, tubes etc. Discounts were given on devices (PAP), accessories and overnight sleep studies.
The event offered free consultation for sleep disorders, counselling about sleep studies, benefits of using PAP and trouble shooting with PAP issues. In addition a senior yoga teacher taught patients the breathing exercises such as pranayam, ujjai pranayam to improve pharyngeal muscles.

Fifty Two adults attended the event which include new patients, patients using CPAP and those diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Disorder but not using PAP.
We also had a session where the people shared their experiences about impact of CPAP on their life, and treatment advised by Dr.Manvir Bhatia

The event was highly appreciated as received positive feedbacks from people and got the suggestions to organise such events every quarter.

Overall the event got positive response and also appreciate the support provided by PHILIPS.

Location: HYATT REGENCY NEW DELHI

Date of Activity: 16TH MARCH 2019

Submitted By: Dr.Manvir Bhatia