IIHMR University host Annual Global Conference “Pradanya 2022’’ on future of healthcare and education


Jaipur: IIHMR University, Jaipur organizes its 26th Pradanya the Annual Global Conference on Innovations in Healthcare and Education: The Decade of Acceleration for Global Goals, which commenced on February 9th, 2022, and concluded on February 11th 2022.
Dr. P.R. Sodani, President, IIHMR University welcomed the Chief Guest Dr. Rakesh Sarwal, Additional Secretary (Health), NITI Aayog, Government of India who delivered the Valedictory address. Dr. Sarwal highlighted on the India’s performance over the Global innovation index which has been increasing from 2019. He also focused on the India innovation index where NITI Aayog published two editions in 2019 and 2020. Dr Sarwal shared the ways to accelerate innovations and its impact by increasing access, affordability, equity, reliability, continuum of care and sustainability. Involvement of all stakeholders is essential in this journey.
During the Valedictory session, Dr. Sodani highlighted that we had very meaningful, powerful and stimulating sessions where 30+ globally distinguished speakers shared their work on innovations and best practices to more than 2000 delegates. May students pursuing their hospital administration and public health courses globally including United States of America, and United Kingdom joined this conference. We had four tracks in the conference: 1) Primary Health Care Management; 2) Hospital Management; 3) Pharmaceutical Management; and Promoting Academica-Industry Collaboration. As the next decade is going to witness significant growth in innovations in health and education, IIHMR University has taken a lead in initiating to promote a culture of innovation as key stakeholder. This conference had been useful in contribute towards the Government of India’s push for adopting innovative best practices in Health and Education to achieve SDG 3 and SDG 4 by 2030. The conference had been fruitful to develop new programmes and policies for fostering innovation in health and education sectors of the economy, provided platform and collaboration opportunities for different stakeholders.


Before the Valedictory session, conference had a stimulating session on education sector for Promoting Academia-Industry Collaboration which was moderated by 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. The panel speakers included Mr. Sharad Goswami, Senior Director, Policy and Public Affairs, Pfizer shared his thoughts on Role of Industry in Boosting Collaborations with Academia; Prof. Arvind Sahay, Professor of Marketing and International Business, IIMA focused on Examining Guiding Principles, Mechanism Design and Implementation Issues in Academia Industry Collaboration for India; Prof. Sanjay Zodpey, Vice President, Public Health Foundation of India focused “Pathways Towards Enhancing Collaborations Between Academia and Industry”; Dr. Shiv Tripathi, Vice Chancellor, Atmiya University, Rajkot shared his thought on Co-Creating Knowledge in Management: Need for Innovative Academia-Industry Collaboration”; Prof. Ashish Chandra, Professor of Healthcare Administration, College of Business, University of Houston – Clear Lake, USA shared his thought on” Innovations, Issues, and Challenges in Promoting Academia-Industry Collaboration in the COVID era – Lessons Learned”; Prof. Adnan Kisa, Professor of Health Policy and Economics, School of Health Sciences, Kristiania University College, Norway focused on the topic” University-Industry Collaboration in the COVID era: European Experiences”.
At the end of the Valedictory Session, Dr. (Col) Mahender Kumar, Dean and Proctor, IIHMR University presented the vote of thanks to all the dignitaries, academicians, and other stakeholders. The conference was halted by the Indian National Anthem.

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