Oct 25, 2022

Signature conference to confront TB and HIV challenges planned

In partnership with The Ohio State University College of Medicine and the Foundation for Neglected Disease Research (FNDR) in Bangalore, the India Gateway is planning a two-day signature conference that will focus on TB and HIV challenges. Planned for January 2023, the conference builds upon the momentum of three prior signature conferences – the International Emerging Infectious Diseases Conference in 2018, the Changing Paradigms in Infectious Diseases in 2019 and the Threat of new and re-emerging infections in 2021.

College of Medicine Associate Professor Shu Hua Wang, Internal Medicine, Medical Director, Ben Franklin TB Program, Columbus Public Health, is the university’s scientific lead for the conference. Representing the partner institution is Ohio State alumnus Shridhar Narayanan (PhD '96), founder and CEO of FNDR. After three international discourses on emerging challenges, changing paradigms and role of novel tools and technologies, this year’s focus is on the recent advancements on TB and HIV research. Given the disruption caused by TB and HIV in India, the timely agenda will feature faculty, researchers, clinical experts, as well as practicing healthcare professionals, who will share scientific information and cutting-edge research and join forces to collaborate with the South Asian community to combat these diseases.

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

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