Apr 23, 2021

Signature conference on infectious diseases planned

The India Gateway is announcing a three-day signature conference to tackle infectious disease challenges. Building upon the momentum of two prior signature conferences – the International Emerging Infectious Diseases Conference in 2018 and the Changing Paradigms in Infectious Diseases in 2019 – this new conference is organized in partnership with The Ohio State University College of Medicine and hosts Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists. Titled, “Threat of new and re-emerging infections: role of novel tools and technologies to face challenges” the conference will be held August 24-26, 2021 in Colombo, Sri Lanka and delivered in a hybrid format.

The College of Medicine faculty members spearheading the conference planning are Abhay Satoskar, professor and vice chair, Department of Pathology and Namal Liyanage, assistant professor, Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity. Nadira Karunaweera, president, Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists is representing the partner institution. After two international discourses on emerging challenges and the changing paradigms, this year’s focus is on the role of novel tools and technologies. The timely agenda, amidst the COVID19 pandemic, will feature faculty, researchers, clinical experts, as well as practicing healthcare professionals, who’ll share scientific information and cutting-edge research and join forces to collaborate with the South Asian community to combat infectious diseases. 

The organizing team is currently finalizing the scientific agenda. Experts from The Ohio State University as well as those from the South Asia region will be featured in the proceedings, including pre-congress sessions, a plenary address and a keynote address.

Contact Vishwajeet Phopale (, business development specialist, India Gateway, for further information.