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Facing Our Future: Countering Non-Communicable Diseases in India Through Investments in Innovation – Chennai

Date: 9th December 2014
Location: The Park Hotel, Chennai

Time Agenda Speaker
10.30 Registration
11.00 Welcome and Introduction
11.05 Analyzing the Problems and Associated Key Takeaways from the previous Panel Discussions in New Delhi and Mumbai Kevin Walker Executive Director, Partnership to Fight ChronicDisease (PFCD)
11.20 Global Social and Economic Impact of NCDs and Evolving Models of Care  Dr. Kenneth E. Thorpe Robert W. Woodruff Professor and Chair ofthe Department of Health Policy & Management in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and Chairman of thePartnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD)
11.40 Role of Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship in Addressing Growing Burden of NCDs in India Prof. (Dr.) A.Ramachandran, President, India Diabetes ResearchFoundation
12.00 Panel discussion: Time to Walk the Talk, Convert Pilots to Full-Scale ProgramsKey areas of discussion:• Awareness & Early Diagnosis• Systematic Approach to NCDs• Effective Healthcare Financing• Training & Development of Healthcare Workers, Paramedics Dr. Sailesh Mohan, Senior Research Scientist & Adjunct Associate Professor, Public Health Foundation of IndiaDr. M. Balasubramanian, State President, Indian Medical AssociationDr. A. Muruganathan, Adjunct Professor, The Tamil Nadu DrMGR Medical University, Dean Elect – Indian College of Physicians (ICP): 2015-2016Dr. Meenakshi Sundaram, Dean, Stanley Medical CollegeDr. Praveen Devarsetty, Senior Research Fellow (Research and Development), The George Institute IndiaR. Ananthakrishnan, Director, Cancer Aid Society

Siddhartha Prakash, Director, Corporate Affairs, Medtronic

Dr. Gaurav Arya, Associate Director, Public Health and Policy, Eli Lilly and Company

Bala Aryan, Arogya World

Dr. Selvarajan G, Professor of ENT, Madras Medical College

13.00 India at the Threshold of Health Revolution – A Patient Perspective Dr. Ratna Devi Chief Executive Officer, DakshamA Health and Education
13.10 Creating a comprehensive healthcare policy agenda to address complex healthcare challenges and how other states can learn from Tamil Nadu Dr. K. Kolandaswamy Director of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Tamil Nadu
13.20 Summing Up and What Next


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