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Published On: Thu, Nov 21st, 2019

Pradanya 2019, IIHMR University’s annual conference on future of healthcare, to begin in Jaipur on November 23

November 21, 2019 / JAIPUR: The 24th edition of IIHMR University’s much-awaited annual international conference Pradanya will be held in Jaipur from November 23-25, 2019. The theme of the three-day event this year is “Future of Healthcare: Globalization, Local Innovations and You.”

More than 35 experts from India and abroad in the fields of healthcare, pharmaceuticals, the development sector and allied industries will address the audiences across three days of intellectual churning. They will engage in six panel discussionsorganized around sub-themes of the conference such as Using technology to enhance healthcare efficiency; Value-based healthcare and tackling price transparency; New directions in preventive healthcare; Purpose-driven startups and innovation for health impact; Strategies for effective implementation of SDG’s 2030; and accessibility, affordability and acceptability of healthcare.

An array of policy makers from states and the Center will grace the event with their presence. Some prominent names include Shri Yaduvendra Mathur(IAS), Special Secretary, NITI Aayog; Dr. Sujata Saunik(IAS), Addl. Chief Secretary, Dept of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Govt. of Maharashtra; Shri Naveen Jain, Secretary, Deptof Skill, Employment & Entrepreneurship Development, Govt of Rajasthan; Dr. Manish Diwan, Head, Strategic Partnership & Entrepreneurship, Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), Govt. of India; Dr. Nimesh G. Desai, Director, Institute of Human Behaviour&Allied Sciences (IHBAS), Govt. of India; and Dr. Harsh Shah, State Program Manager, National Health Mission, Govt. of Gujarat.

Other participating dignitaries include Dr. Kapil Garg, Director, Paras Hospitals Group, Jaipur; Dr. Sheenu Jhawar, Director, Apex hospital, Jaipur;Dr. Pankaj Gupta, Head-Digital Health, Access Health International; Dr. Narayana Prasad, Director, Public Health Literacy, Boston; Dr. Gaurav Talwar, GM, IBM; Dr. Mala Airun, Zonal Clinical Director, Narayan Multispecialty Hospital; Dr. Sudarshan Jain, Secretary General, Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance; Dr. Rahul Pandey, Operations Officer, The World Bank; Dr. Devendra Khandait, Deputy Director, India Office, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; and Dr. Richa Singh Debgupta, Vice President, Fortis Healthcare.

Said Dr. Pankaj Gupta, President, IIHMR University, Jaipur: “Since the last more than two decades, Pradanyahas been focusing on the most relevant and burning topics of healthcare that have immense significance for India and rest of the world. This year, it would present the vision of healthcare of future by focusing on breakthrough technologies, transformations, innovations and discoveries, as well as the existing healthcare models and best practices. This year’s topic covers a wide spectrum of healthcare mechanisms, from new schemes to data analytics and technological innovations. I am confident that India’s healthcare industry will gain immensely from the key insights generated from the intellectual churning at this prestigious event.”


Dozens of delegates and students from hospitals, healthcare, pharmaceutical and rural management institutions have submitted high-quality papers and primary and secondary research-based studies that analyze trending issues facing the sector.

Pradanya means “wisdom.” The event has had a long journey of 23 years spreading wisdom amongst young minds and professionals of healthcare, hospital, pharmaceutical and rural development sectors. It has served as a prominent platform of interaction between industry luminaries and fresh talent pool of students. It encourages students to display their knowledge in the form of research papers and posters, which over the years have been published in various journals throughout the world.

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