About Conference

PRADANYA, as the meaning itself goes, has had a long journey of 26 years spreading wisdom amongst young minds and professionals of healthcare, hospital, pharmaceutical and development sectors. It has served as a prominent platform of interaction between industry luminaries and a fresh talent pool of students.

Three-Day Annual Global Conference

February 09-11, 2022

Innovations in Healthcare and Education: The Decade of Acceleration for Global Goals

Mode: Virtual Mode

Day 1: 09 February, 2022, 6:00 - 9:00 pm ( IST)
Day 2: 10 February, 2022, 6:00 - 9:00 pm ( IST)
Day 3: 11 February, 2022, 6:00 - 9:00 pm ( IST)

Conference Agenda

Friday, February 11, 2022, 6:00 - 9:00 pm IST

6:00 -8:00 pm


6:00 - 6:05 pm



Dr. Jai Prakash Narain

Senior Visiting Fellow,
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia &
Former Director, Communicable Diseases,
WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia, New Delhi, India


6:05 - 6:20 pm

Pathways Towards Enhancing Collaborations Between Academia and Industry
Prof. Sanjay Zodpey
Vice President, Public Health Foundation of India
Director, Indian Institute of Public Health, Delhi
National President, Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine

6:20 - 6:35 pm

Innovations, Issues, and Challenges in Promoting Academia-Industry Collaboration in the COVID era – Lessons Learned
Prof. Ashish Chandra
Professor of Healthcare Administration, College of Business
University of Houston - Clear Lake, USA

6:35 - 6:50 pm

Role of Industry in Boosting Collaborations with Academia
Mr. Sharad Goswami
Senior Director, Policy and Public Affairs, Pfizer

6:50 -7:05 pm

Examining Guiding Principles, Mechanism Design and Implementation Issues in Academia Industry Collaboration for India
Prof. Arvind Sahay
Professor of Marketing and International Business
Chairperson - India Gold Policy Center @IIMA
Chairperson – NSE Center for Behavioral Science in Economics, Finance and Marketing

7:05 -7:20 pm

Co-Creating Knowledge in Management: Need for Innovative Academia-Industry Collaboration
Dr. Shiv Tripathi
Vice Chancellor, Atmiya University, Rajkot

7:20-7:35 pm

University-Industry Collaboration in the COVID era: European Experiences
Prof. Adnan Kisa
Professor of Health Policy and Economics, School of Health Sciences, Kristiania University College, Norway

7:35 - 7:50 pm

Remarks by Chair

7:50 - 7:55 pm

Vote of Thanks by Dr. Sheenu Jain, Associate Professor, IIHMR University

7:55 - 8:00 pm


8:00 - 9:00 pm


8:00 - 8:10 pm

Welcome Address
Dr. P.R. Sodani, President, IIHMR University

8:10 - 8:20 pm

Key Imperatives and Way forward
Dr. Piyusha Majumdar, Assistant Professor, IIHMR University

8:20 - 8:30 pm

Mr. Sudarshan Jain, Chairperson, IIHMR University

8:30 - 8:40 pm

Dr. S.D. Gupta, Trustee Secretary, Indian Institute of Health Management Research

8:40 - 8:55 pm

Valedictory Address
Dr. Rakesh Sarwal, Additional Secretary (Health), NITI Aayog, Government of India

8:55 - 9:00 pm

Vote of Thanks and (Indian) National Anthem
Dr. (Col.) Mahender Kumar, Dean, IIHMR University

Call for Paper And Poster Presentations

Posters and papers are invited on the above-mentioned themes of Pradanya 2019. Delegates or students from Hospitals, Healthcare, Pharmaceutical Management and Rural Management institutions are encouraged to submit abstracts. We seek high quality primary and secondary research-based studies that analyze trending issues.

Conference Registration Details

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