MMC has granted 4 credit points for delegates participating in the CME
Amartya Sen

Indian economist and a Nobel laureate. He has made contributions to welfare economics, social choice theory, economic and social justice, economic theories of famines, and indexes of the measure of well-being of citizens of developing countries. He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1998 for his work in welfare economics. He is currently the Thomas W. Lamont University Professor and Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University.

Sangita Reddy

Joint MD, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd., Sangita Reddy was instrumental in the growth of the group's retail healthcare foray. She leads Retail Health, which includes Health & Lifestyle under Apollo Health and Lifestyle Ltd., the company that runs Clinics, Cradles and other retail service formats. She also steers Apollo's thrust on research, innovation and healthcare initiatives.

Bernard Couttolenc

Chief Executive Officer of the Performa Institute, São Paulo, Brazil. Bernard Couttolenc is a professor and researcher in health economics at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. He is an international consultant for the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and other organizations in 15 developing countries with over 20 years’ experience in projects on health sector reform, hospital management and reform, and health economics studies.

Maziar Moradi-Lakeh MD MPH

Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Preventive Medicine and Public Health Research Center, Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Iran, and the former head of the department of Community Medicine at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Being in-charge of the research track of global health, his current research interests include burden of diseases and risk factor studies, health equity analysis and health service researches with a focus on the countries in the Middle Eastern region.

Richard Sullivan

Professor of Cancer & Global Health at Kings College London (KCL), Director, Institute of Cancer Policy and Co-Director of King’s Conflict & Health Research Group. His current portfolio of global cancer policy includes studies of the economic impact of cancer in EU27, global surgery, designing affordable cancer care systems for high income countries, and he was co-lead on a 2014 Lancet series that examined the state of cancer in India.

Ryozo Matsuda

Professor in community health and health policy at the College of Social Sciences, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto. Ryozo Matsuda currently serves as a councilor of the Japanese Society of Health and Medical Sociology, a reviewer of an academic Journal, Social Policy and Labor Studies, and as vice-president of the Japanese Society for the Political Economy of Health and Health Care.

Ben Anderson

Chair and Director, The Breast Health Global Initiative, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Benjamin O Anderson is Professor of Surgery and Global Health Medicine at the University of Washington (UW). Anderson’s clinical practice is devoted to the care of patients with breast health issues and breast cancer. Anderson is past-president of the American Society of Breast Disease (ASBD) and currently serves as vice chair of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Breast Panel and chair of the NCCN International Program Committee.

Harmala Gupta

Founder, CanSupport, New Delhi, India. Harmala Gupta is the Founder-President and an active member of the Managing Committee at CanSupport. She is also the Founder-President of Cancer Care India (CACI), a network of cancer support groups which seeks to provide a nationwide platform for cancer advocacy and awareness.

Ajay Mahal

Finkel Chair of Global Health at the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Economics at Monash University. Ajay Mahal is also an Adjunct Professor of International Health Economics at Harvard University. He has worked as a health economics advisor in Gaza and the West Bank, and as a consultant to the Indian Government. He is an expert on issues including the health financing, the social determinants of health, and the economics of HIV/AIDS.

Nihal Kaviratne

He is the CBE - Chairperson, Founder of St. Jude India ChildCare Centres. He is also serving as Director on the Board of DBS Group & Bank, StarHub Limited, Olam International Limited, Caraway Pte Ltd - Singapore, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited, Chairman of AkzoNobel India Limited, and a Member of the Private Sector Portfolio Advisory Committee in India of the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID).

Osvaldo Garcia Gonzalez MD PhD

Professor, Cuba’s Sports Medicine Institute. Osvaldo Garcia is a physician with specialties in family medicine and sports medicine and a doctorate in physical education and sports. He is a professor at Cuba’s Sports Medicine Institute and has conducted research on elite athletes, obesity and exercise, and physical fitness in older adults.

Nathan-Cherny

Director, Cancer Pain and Palliative Medicine Unit, Department of Oncology, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel. Nathan Cherny has served on the research steering committee of the European Association of Palliative Care since 1997-2005, and is the senior editor of the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine. Cherny is currently a member of the ESMO Designated Centre Working Group and the ESMO Magnitude of Clinical Benefit Working Group. In 2015, Nathan Cherny was awarded the acclaimed ESMO Award.

Nachiket Mor

India Country Director, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Member of the Board - NABARD, and Member, Board for Financial Supervision. Nachiket Mor oversees the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's efforts to improve health, sanitation, financial inclusion, and agriculture in India's most vulnerable communities. He and the foundation team based in New Delhi, India work closely with India's Central and State governments, local and global non-profits, community groups, researchers, and the private sector to help India achieve its ambitious health and development goals.

H. Kim Lyerly

Kim Lyerly serves as the George Barth Geller Professor for Research in Cancer and is an experienced surgical oncologist at the Duke University School of Medicine. He is an internationally recognized expert in immunotherapy and has published over 400 scientific articles and book chapters, and has edited 10 textbooks. He is on the editorial board of several journals, including Surgery, Annals of Surgery, and Clinical Cancer Research.

Pallavi Govil

Commissioner, Department of Health Services, Madhya Pradesh, India. Pallavi Govil has been appointed as Commissioner Health Services and Commissioner Food Safety and Controller Food and Drug Administration since August 2016. She holds a Master’s in Public Policy from Princeton University and a PhD in economics from the City University of New York.

Sanjay a Pai

Consultant Pathologist, Columbia Asia Hospital. Sanjay A. Pai is a general surgical pathologist with a special interest in GI pathology. He is a contributor to The Oxford Illustrated History of Medicine, as well as to other books in pathology and medicine. He is associated with The National Medical Journal of India and Indian Journal of Medical Ethics. He also has about 50 publications in indexed biomedical journals including Nature, American Journal of Surgical Pathology, The Lancet etc.

Milind Barve

Milind Barve is the Managing Director of one of India's largest mutual fund companies - the HDFC Asset Management Co. He has been bestowed with the “Maxell Award for Excellence in Business Leadership - 2015” from Maxell Foundation for his pioneering work in the mutual fund industry. One of Barve’s unique accomplishments is the Debt Fund for Cancer Cure, the only mutual fund in India aimed at a social cause.

Rumana Hamied

Rumana Hamied is currently heading the CIPLA Foundation which was registered in 2011 to take Cipla’s socially focused business legacy forward. It mirrors Cipla’s relentless commitment to improve lives and aims to build access and affordability for the most vulnerable groups in society. Rumana has a long history of engagement with social causes at the grassroots level, in particular those related to children and education.

Vini Mahajan

Principal Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Punjab, India. An alumnus of IIM Calcutta, India, an Hubert Humphrey fellowship awardee by the United States’ Department of State and the Principal Secretary, Health & Family Welfare Government of Punjab, India.Vini Mahajan is from the IAS cadre of 1987. In the past, she has been Director-cum-Secretary, Disinvestment, Govt of Punjab and M.D., Punjab Infrastructure Development Board.

Yusuf Hamied

Yusuf Hamied is Chairman of Cipla, India's leading drug-maker. His efforts were directed in breaking the dominance of foreign multinationals over the Indian pharmaceutical market by developing cheap generic drugs. In 2001, he convulsed the global healthcare industry by promising and then delivering a triple drug cocktail, Triomune, that helped fight against HIV and AIDS at prices far lower than those available internationally. In 2005, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India.

Antonio Tito Fojo, M.D., Ph.D.

Division of Hematology/Oncology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York. In recent years, Tito has commented on the state of cancer drug development. He was among the first to liken the unbridled enthusiasm for targeted therapy with the dot-com stock market bubble and one of the first oncologists to recognize and criticize the unsustainable increase in cancer drug prices. Fojo would champion this cause in the popular press, as well as in his treatise on the topic, Unintended Consequences of Expensive Cancer Therapeutics - The Pursuit of Marginal Indications and a Me-Too Mentality That Stifles Innovation and Creativity.

Ajai

Dr. Ajaikumar is a radiation and medical oncologist with over 40 years of experience in the field of oncology at some of the reputed cancer centers in US. As chairman of HCG, manages 20 Cancer Care Centers across Asia with dedicated cancer care centers in tier 2 & 3 cities. Under his leadership HCG changed the landscape in oncology by introducing whole body radio-surgery system - CyberKnife in India and also advanced imaging, 128 slice HD- PET, 3 Tesla MRI- Skyra, digital mammogram etc

Ajay Bhatnagar

Prof. Bhatnagar was previously the Head, Global Business Continuity Planning at Novartis Pharma. Since 2001, he is serving as the President & CEO World Wide Services Group in Switzerland. He has a wide range of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and over 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals, several reviews and published books to his credit.

Devieka Bhojwani

Devieka Bhojwani through The Women’s Cancer Initiative aims at providing financial support to socially and economically disadvantaged women, who are diagnosed with breast and gynecological cancers. The Initiative has supported hundreds of women to complete their treatment with chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, radiation therapy, surgery and rehabilitation. have partnered with the Tata Memorial Hospital in the Mobile Outreach Program, in the form of a donation of the Mobile Screening Van, which was inaugurated by Ghulam Nabi Azad, honorable minister of health and family welfare on 1st November,2009. The initiative also organizes an Annual Breast and Gynecological Cancer Conference in October each year, at the Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.

Vandana Gupta

Diagnosed with cancer in early 1993, Vandana Gupta found herself in a position she never expected to be in. After this, she dedicated herself to help those battling this terrifying disease and resolved to serve, support and help them fight it.Inspired by her own personal experience, she could provide them with first-hand understanding and encouragement. A journey that she began over twenty years ago has now evolved into a promising enterprise sworn to help and support those battling cancer across the nation.

Y K Sapru

Founder Chairman of Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) which was established in 1969. He retired as President of Cilag & Jansen Pharmaceuticals and Ortho Diagnostics, Johnson & Johnson in 2000. He conceived of the concept of “Total Management of Cancer,” addressing issues from Awareness to Rehabilitation. He has got many awards: Global Health Strategies, American Cancer Society and Women Deliver award for inspiring and enduring commitment towards the fight against cervical cancer• and World Health Organization 2012 Certificate of Appreciation to Cancer Patients Aid Association India in recognition of outstanding contribution to tobacco control being some of them.

Anil Srivastava

Anil Srivastava is the President of the Open Health Systems Laboratory (OHSL) which was created as a program of the International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research (INCTR) in 2008. It is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping build capacity for cancer research and treatment. He is currently involved in bringing together a OERC (Open Education Resources for Cancer) Consortium as a joint initiative of iBharti Foundation and the INCTR.

Avinash Supe

He is the current Dean of the prestigious KEM Hospital and is has also assumed the position of Director Medical Education and Major Hospitals under the BMC, Mumbai, India. Supe is passionate about medical education and equitable healthcare and is striving relentlessly to provide best possible patient care through his institution.

C. K. Mishra

C. K. Mishra is the current Secretary of Health, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India. He has worked in the field of health administration, being responsible for health systems delivery at the provincial and Union Government levels. He has served as Joint Secretary, MSME and Principal Secretary, Government of Bihar, holding portfolios of different departments including Health.

P. Namperumalsamy

P. Namperumalsamy is one of the founding members of the Aravind Eye Care System and is currently its Chairman Emeritus and Professor of Ophthalmology. He has set up a Centre of Excellence in Diabetic Retinopathy, in association with Govt. of India, World Diabetes Foundation, Denmark and TOPCON, Tokyo in creating community awareness, health education, training, research and management of diabetic retinopathy. He is a recipient of Padma Shree Award by the Government of India.

Henk Bekedam

Henk Bekedam is the WHO Representative to India; since 27 November, 2015. For six years, he was the Director of Health Sector Development in the WHO - Western Pacific Region. Bekedam has also worked in Cambodia for six years where he led a health sector reform project, working with Ministries of Health and Finance, State Council and partners to rebuild the health system in Post-Khmer Rouge period.

J. P. Gupta

Health Secretary, Gujarat, India. He is the Commissioner of Health, Medical Services & Medical Education & Ex-Officio Principal Secretary to Government, Health & Family Welfare Department (Public Health & Family Welfare). He is pioneering various crucial public health initiatives in the state, a successful polio eradication campaign being one of them.

K. V. Viswanath

He is a Professor of Health Communication in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and in the McGraw-Patterson Center for Population Sciences at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI). He is also the Faculty Director of the Health Communication Core of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC). Viswanath’s work, drawing from literatures in communication science, social epidemiology, and social and health behavior sciences, focuses on translational communication science to influence public health policy and practice.

Kalipso Chalkidou

She is the Director of the Global Health and Development Group at the Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London, helping governments build technical and institutional capacity for improving the value for money of their healthcare investment. She is interested in how local information, local expertise and local institutions can drive scientific and legitimate healthcare resource allocation decisions whilst improving patient outcomes. She has been involved in the Chinese rural health reform and also in national health reform projects in the USA, India, Colombia, Turkey and the Middle East, working with the World Bank, PAHO, DFID and the Inter-American Development Bank as well as national governments. Between 2008 and 2016 she founded and ran NICE International, a non-profit group within the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

Karine Chevreul

Karine Chevreul is presently working as a Professor, Public Health Economics and Health Services Research Unit, University of Paris. A researcher in health economics, she has participated in several studies of international comparisons on health policies and the organization of care. She has also worked as a technical advisor to the Minister of Health and the Minister of Social Security, France, in the areas of healthcare for elderly, disabled and their families.

Kennedy Lishimpi

Kennedy Lishimpi is a Consultant Clinical & Radiation Oncologist and Director, Clinical Care & Diagnostic Services for the Ministry of Health of Zambia. He is driving focused efforts in collaboration with the ‘Lancet commission of Global Surgery’ to incorporate the National Surgical and Anesthesia Plan into the overarching 5-year Zambian Health Strategic Plan.

G.V. Subramanyam

G. V. Subramanyam is the co-founder and managing director of Panacea Medical Technologies Pvt. Ltd, driven by his passion to develop hi-tech medical equipment using cutting edge technology for the common man. He has been part of the development of several radiotherapy products and has contributed to medical devices and machines made in India and made for developing countries.

Marita Helfer

She is the current editor of the British Medical Journal and an active medical researcher. Her current research interests are the use of social media to enhance tobacco control, and smoke free prisons policy. Marita has published on use of social media for tobacco control advocacy, and been a resource expert for social media in tobacco control for the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance and guest speaker for the Global Tobacco Control Leadership Program at Johns Hopkins University. Marita has a particular interest in tobacco control approaches for socioeconomically disadvantaged populations; her PhD examined the smoking trajectories of highly marginalised young people.

Milan Rao

Milan Rao is the President and CEO of GE Healthcare South Asia and Managing Director of Wipro GE Healthcare. He was directly responsible for the business strategy of his company and is leading GE’s vision of “healthy imagination” for a healthier India.

Nikola Biller-Andorno

Nikola Biller-Andorno is a Professor and Director of the Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine, Zurich. She has studied medicine at the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg as well as philosophy and social sciences at the University of Hagen, Germany. She serves as a member of the Central Ethics Commission of the Swiss Academy of Sciences, as temporary advisor to the World Health Organization and as deputy editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics and is active on the boards of several professional associations.

Ranjit Shahani

Ranjit Shahani served as General Manager with ICI/Zeneca in the U.K., overseeing their Asia Pacific and LatAm operations for their petrochemicals and plastics division. This was followed by a period as CEO at Roche Products Limited after which he moved to Novartis India Limited in 1997. Shahani was President of the Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India till 2013 and is President of the Swiss Indian Chamber of Commerce India.

Reza Salim

A Health Technology Expert, Bangladesh. He is a ‘knowledge management for development’ practitioner at information communication technology uses in changing society of Bangladesh. He initiated the rural Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) model project named “Amader Gram” (Our Villages) in the southwest part of Bangladesh (from 1996); project is being implemented by BFES - An NGO serving for rural education, community development and civil society engagements in policy advocacy. This NGO is pioneer in eHealth program in Cancer Care in Bangladesh. He has also been developing cancer health communication ‘social device’ to improve quality health care services in rural society in the country.

Ryozo Matsuda

Professor in community health and health policy at the College of Social Sciences, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto. Ryozo Matsuda currently serves as a councilor of the Japanese Society of Health and Medical Sociology, a reviewer of an academic Journal, Social Policy and Labor Studies, and as vice-president of the Japanese Society for the Political Economy of Health and Health Care.

Shiv Sarin

Senior Professor of Hepatology and Director, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), the first dedicated Liver Institute. Shiv Sarin has contributed internationally to develop Hepatology Discipline by developing new treatment protocols in Liver diseases. His research interests include Portal hypertension, chronic hepatitis B, C and liver Cancer. He was also awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2007 for his overall seminal contributions to the medical field in India.

Sabe Sabesan

He is the clinical dean of the Northern Clinical Training Network-Townsville, a joint training venture between James Cook University and the Townsville Hospital and Health Services and the director of the department of Medical oncology at the Townsville Cancer Centre, Townsville Hospital. He is a nationally and internationally recognised expert in the area of teleoncology and developed and evaluated various teleoncology models of care to deliver rural cancer care closer to home including the Queensland Remote Chemotherapy Supervision (QReCS) model which is adopted by the Queensland Health and the My - FATE education model (My Family’s Anti-Tobacco Education). He is the program lead for the Tropical Centre for Telehealth Practice and Research. His research collaboration includes the Menzies School of health research, various Australian clinical trial groups and clinicians and academics within Queensland Health and James Cook University in the areas of telehealth, rural and Indigenous health.

SANJAY OAK

Sanjay Oak is the CEO, Aga Khan Health Services India & Prince Aly Khan Hospital, Mumbai, India. He is a former dean of Seth G. S. Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, India and an elected Fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences. He has also served as the Director of Medical Education and Major Hospitals for Medical Colleges and Hospitals under Municipal Corporation of Mumbai, India.

Shankar Prinja

Assistant Professor of Health Economics at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India. Shankar Prinja’s areas of expertise include health economics, welfare economics and public health.

Somsak Chunharas

Somsak Chunharas is the former Deputy Minister for Ministry of Public Health of Thailand. Chunharas’ expertise in public health policy has allowed him to assume directorship positions throughout his career. Presently, Chunharas holds various positions in several committees including the Steering Board Member of Routine to Research Project, Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University and Vice President to the National Health Foundation, Thailand.

Sujata Saunik

Sujata Saunik is the Principal Secretary, Public Health, Government of Maharashtra, India. Her efforts are driven towards improving key health issues in the state such as maternal & child health and the prevention of non-communicable diseases.

Sunil Chandy

Sunil Chandy is the Professor of Cardiology and Director of Christian Medical College, Vellore, India. He also served as Deputy Medical Superintendent of CMC Vellore between 2003 and 2007.

Taichi Ono

Mr. Taichi Ono is currently working as Professor, National Graduate Institute of Policy Studies, Japan. He takes courses on Theory of Social Security and Social Security Systems in Japan. Mr. Ono pursued his Master of Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley and Faculty of Laws from the University of Tokyo. He has vast teaching experience and has authored several books and articles on politics and philosophy of social security and public policy.

T. Sundararaman

He is the Dean of the School of Health Systems Studies at Tata Institute of Social Sciences(TISS), He previously served as the Executive Director of National Health Systems Resource Centre in New Delhi, and is also a Member Secretary of the Sector Innovation Council for the Health Sector. From 2002-07, he was Director of State Health Resource Center in Chhattisgarh where he provided technical guidance to launch a major community health worker program and strengthened its public health system. From 1999-02, he was a Professor of Internal Medicine at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) in Pondicherry. Sundararaman has written over fifty books, mainly on health issues, in both popular communication and public health texts. He has also written a number of articles that have been published in peer-reviewed journals. He earned his MBBS and MD in Internal Medicine from JIPMER.

Vineet Gupta

He is a renowned Medical oncologist and Hematologist,Sakra World Hospital. He is the first Asian to be conferred the Prestigious Lubrano Distinguished Scholar award by Dana Farber Cancer Institute / Harvard University (USA). He has over 12 years clinical experience in USA.

Mary Denise Leonard

Mary Denise Leonard is currently working as Advisor with Open Health Systems Laboratory. Denise has three decades of experience in international finance and project finance, and has spent most of the last decade advising governments globally on the structuring and international competitive tender of large Public-Private Partnership projects relating to infrastructure and social services.

Abha Mehndiratta

Abha Mehndiratta is Technical Adviser in India for the Global Health and Development Group, Imperial College London. She is also a faculty at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), Cambridge, US and is working as a Director for the IHI project in Bihar. In the past, she has worked as a Consultant for the World Bank, the International division of NICE (National Institute for Health & Care Excellence) and ACCESS Health International on various projects related to improving quality of healthcare in India. Abha is a pediatrician by training and has completed her degree in public health from the Harvard School of Public Health as a Fulbright scholar.

Alok Kumar

Alok Kumar, a 1993 batch IAS officer of UP cadre, is currently serving as Advisor at Joint Secretary level for the NITI Ayog. The National Institute of Transforming India (NITI) Ayog is the premier policy ‘Think Tank’ of the Government of India, providing both directional and policy inputs. While designing strategic and long term policies and programmes for the Government of India, NITI Aayog also provides relevant technical advice to the Centre and States.

Sanjeev Arora

Sanjeev Arora is the director of Project ECHO- Project ECHO is the Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a movement to demonopolize knowledge and amplify the capacity to provide best practice care for underserved people all over the world. Today, Project ECHO operates more than 110 hubs for more than 55 diseases and conditions in 21 countries.

Jayant Banthia

Former Chief Secretary, Government of Maharashtra, India, has held several important positions in the Government. Mr. J. K. Banthia, who has a master's degree in demography from the London School of Economics, was posted as the Additional Chief Secretary of the Public Health Department, Chief Executive Officer of a Zilla Parishad, and Collector, Bhandara, Director of Census Operations under the Ministry of Home Affairs, where he was promoted as Registrar General and Census Commissioner and held the post till May 2005. Prior to his posting in the State, Banthia was on a UN deputation to Nigeria as the Chief Technical Adviser to the United Nation Population Fund for four years. On January 6, 2010, he returned to the State Government and was appointed Commissioner, Family Welfare.

Pradeep Bhargava

Pradeep Bhargava is Director of Cummins India Ltd. where he has been working for the last 17 years. He has worked for Government of India and in Private sector enterprises in Consumer and Industrial field. Has been associated with with UNDP and World Bank while with Government. He is also an Independent Director on Board of leading companies like Torrent Pharmaceutical Ltd., Persistent System Ltd., Secure Meters Ltd. etc. He has been active in Industry Association and was Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Western Region and is an active member of CII National Council. He Co-chairs CII’s National Committee on Integrity & Transparency in Governance. He has worked extensively on Social agenda involving Government, NGO’s and Industry.

Prakash Vaidya

Consultant at the Department of Paediatrics in Fortis Hospital with over two decades of rich professional experience in paediatrics, Prakash Vaidya’s main area of interest lies in treatment of childhood asthama, paediatric infectious disease and paediatric rheumatology. He is also a National Trainer on Asthama Training and Infectious Disease Modules at the Indian Academy of Paediatrics.

Sarang Deo

Sarang Deo is Associate Professor of Operations Management at the Indian School of Business. His primary area of interest is health care operations with special emphasis on investigating the impact of operations decisions on population level health outcomes. He has studied the influenza vaccine supply chain and the phenomenon of ambulance diversion (in the US), the adult HIV treatment supply chains and the infant HIV diagnosis networks in sub-Saharan Africa, and more recently the TB diagnosis pathway in rural India. He frequently collaborates with international agencies such as the Clinton Health Access Initiative and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and his research has been funded by the US National Science Foundation and Grand Challenges Canada.

Lakshman Sethuraman

Sethuraman is the Head, Support Services, Sir Dorabji Tata Trust. He also serves as a member of the Governing Council of Tata Memorial Centre. He started his career at the Tata Sons as an Executive Assistant to Mr. R. K. Krishnakumar (Director, Tata Sons) and later moved on to co-ordinating Tata Medical Centre project.

Kanchana T. K

She is the current Director General, Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI). Ms. Kanchana brings almost two decades of professional experience across a range of healthcare-related businesses. Most recently, she was with Bristol Myers Squibb, where she was lead public affairs for Middle East, Africa and India.

David W. Johnson

CEO, 4sight Health: Dave Johnson is the author of the just-published Market vs. Medicine: America’s Epic Fight for Better, Affordable Healthcare and the influential Market Corner Commentaries distributed weekly to a large and diverse readership. He's also the author-in-residence at the Health Management Academy, the nation’s leading convener of integrated health companies and MATTER, the nation’s largest healthcare incubator. After a dynamic 25-year investment banking career in healthcare markets, Dave Johnson launched 4sight Health in 2014 to advance market-based reform. 4sight Health operates at the intersection of healthcare economics, strategy and capital formation. Dave is also an inaugural member of Harvard’s Health Policy Leadership Council and collaborates with Cain Brothers, a pre-eminent healthcare investment bank.