The International Conference on ‘Transforming Lives & Health Care Through Technology 2017’ was organised jointly by the Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed University), the Datta Meghe Institute of Engineering, Technology & Research, and the Yeshwantrao Chavan College of Engineering in association with the Global Consortium for Public Health Research. The Global Consortium for Public Health Research is an international network of researchers coordinated by the Public Health Institute at Liverpool John Moores University.
This prestigious interdisciplinary international conference was a two-day event held on 9th and 10th of January 2017 which was attended by 400 delegates. The conference received a tremendous response from the delegates and a total of 180 oral scientific papers were presented over the two days.
Professor Padam Simkhada, Professor of International Public Health and Associate Dean for Global Engagement for the Faculty of Education, Health & Community, Liverpool John Moores University, received the ‘Guest of Honor’ for his contributions on public health research in low and middle income countries.
Professor Simkhada was also an invited speaker at the conference presenting a paper on global public health and health technology assessment. Professor Edwin van Teijlingen and Dr Pramod Regmi from Bournemouth University co-authored this presentation.
Mr Khadga Katuwal, Postgraduate Researcher with the Public Health Institute presented a poster on his research study entitled ‘The Burden of Road Injuries in Nepal’.
Professor Simkhada commented “I found conference sessions to be a nice blend of scientific talks, plenary sessions, symposia and scientific track sessions. Overall, this conference provided a much-needed platform for academicians, researchers, practitioners and professionals from medical, engineering and industry to disseminate their innovations in the interdisciplinary field of health sciences through technology. The conference show-cased innovations in health-care through technology, which shall be useful in transforming the lives of people in Low and Middle Income Countries. In these two days I have been refreshed by the thought-provoking & informative talks rendered by experienced researchers around technology in health care”.