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    Please register here for WHEELS Global Foundation 2018 Conference. Detailed Agenda is as following.

    WHEELS Global Foundation (WGF) Annual Summit & Gala 2018

    Leveraging Technology for Enhancing Social Impact

    at Franklin Institute for Science & Technology

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    9:30 am - 4:30 pm, Saturday, November 17, 2018


    Saturday, November 17, 2018

    9:30 am:               Registration and Networking

    10:30 am:             Welcome and Opening Remarks

                                    Ambassador Pradeep Kapur, Chairperson of the Roundtable, University of Maryland

                                    Vikas Khurana, Chairperson of the Gala

    Rajat Gupta, Chairman, WHEELS Global Foundation

    Harsha Rajasimha, Organization for Rare Diseases India (ORDI)


    Special Address by Professor Vijay Kumar, Dean of Engineering at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Roboticist and UPS Foundation Professor in the School of Engineering & Applied Science


    Session I: “Rare and Orphan Diseases - Challenges in India and other Developing Countries: Building on the USA Experience

    11:15 am:             (TBC) Introduction of Speaker, Stephen C. Groft, by Hiten Ghosh, President Emeritus, WHEELS Global Foundation (WGF)    

    “Challenge of Diagnosing the Undiagnosed – Role of Technology”

                                    Stephen C. Groft, Pharm.D., Former Director of NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), Office of Rare Diseases Research (ORDR)

    11:35 am:           “Public Health Policy Covering Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases in India – Recent Progress and the Road Ahead”

    Dileep Mavalankar, Director, Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH), Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India


    12:00 pm:            Break (to pick up lunch boxes)

    12:30 pm:            Remarks on Goals of WHEELS Program and Introduction of Keynote Speaker by Suresh Shenoy, President, WHEELS Global Foundation (WGF)

    Luncheon Keynote by Abraham Abuchowski, CEO, Prolong Pharmaceutical

    “The Case of Sickle Cell Disease and Overcoming the Clinical Trials Challenge”

    1:00 pm:               “Balancing Priorities of Patients with Rare Diseases in India”

    Harsha Rajasimha, Organization for Rare Diseases India (ORDI)

    1:20 pm:               Closing Remarks of session by Vikas Khurana, WHEELS Global Foundation

    1:25 pm:               End of Session I


    1:30 pm:               Special Address by Ejaz Ghani, Lead Economist, World Bank

    Session II: Challenges and Best Practices for Scaling Up Philanthropy in Healthcare

    1:45 pm:               Remarks by Ron Mehta, Executive Director, WIN Foundation

                                    Moderator: Anil Bhandari, Chairman, Advisory Board, WHEELS

    Principal Discussants:

    • Dileep Mavalankar, Director, Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH), Gandhinagar Gujarat, India
    • Rahul Jindal, Professor, Department of Surgery and Division of Global Health at Uniformed Services University & Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
    • Thakor Patel, Chairman, Sevak Project
    • Chirag Patel, Founder Chairman, Amneal Pharma


    2:55 pm:               End of Session II


    3:00 pm:               Special Address by Anand Shah, Chief Medical Officer, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, CMS Radiation Oncologist, National Cancer Institute

    Session III: Leveraging Technology to Address Challenges facing Women

    3:15 pm:               Moderator: Thakor Patel, Chairman, Sevak Project


               Principal Discussants:

    • Devesh Kapur, Starr Foundation South Asia Studies Professor and Asia Programs Director at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies(SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University
    • Amita Sehgal, Department of Neuroscience at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
    • Padmini Balagopal, Registered Dietitian, a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) and a Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
    • Harsha Mukherjee, serial social entrepreneur with expertise in conceptualizing and implementing Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility (CSR) strategies for private and public sector companies


    3:50 pm:               End of Session III

       3:55 pm:               Valedictory Remarks: Ambassador Santosh Jha, DCM, Embassy of India, Washington DC (TBC)                      4:15 pm:               Closing Remarks and Wrap-up: Rajat Gupta, Chairman, WHEELS Global Foundation (WGF) and Ambassador Pradeep Kapur, University of Maryland

    4:30 pm:               Conclusion of Session

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