Health Summit 2015

Dates : May 19-20, 2015

Venue : OMNI King Edward Hotel, Toronto

Co-Chair : Dr. V.I. “ Lucky “ Lakshmanan and Ramesh Chotai

Organizing Committee : Sridhar Mosur, Satish Thakkar, Vijay Sastry, Vijay Pandya.

Topic Covered :

South Asian Issues, Rehabilitation, Distance and Rural Care, Digital Health, Wellness and Alternative HealthCare, Innovations in HealthCare Delivery, HealthCare Research and Collaboration Initiatives, HealthCare Policy and Going Forward

Remarks and Keynote Speeches By:

  • Akhilesh Mishra, Consul General of India, Toronto
  • Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long Term Care, Govt. of Ontario
  • Jeremy Desai, CEO & President, Apotex, Canada
  • Rajiv Modi, Chairman, Cadila Pharmaceuticals, India
  • Howard Rocket, Philanthropist & Motivational Speaker on Rehabilitation
  • Asha Seth, Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and Former Senator, Canada
  • Geoff Fernie, Institute Director, Research, Toronto Rehab, UHN, Canada
  • Rahul Reddy, Senior Vice President, Apollo Hospitals, India
  • Prabhat Jha, Executive Director, Centre for Global Health Research, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Michael Chan, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration & International Trade, Govt. of Ontario
  • Gautam Khanna, CEO, P. D. Hinduja Hospitals, India.
  • Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister for Status of Women, Govt. of Canada
  • Dipika Damerla, Associate Minister of Health and Long Term Care, Govt. of Ontario
  • Harvey Skinner, Founding Dean, Faculty of Health, York University, Canada


  • Mark Bayley, Medical Director, Brain & Spinal Cord Rehab, Toronto Rehab, UHN, Canada
  • Gopal Bhatnagar, Staff Cardiac Surgeon, Trillium Health Centre, Canada
  • Madhukar Pai, Canada Research Chair and Director of Global Health, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • Preet K. Dhillon, Epidemiologist, Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India
  • Naheed Dosani, Palliative Care Physician, William Osler Health System, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Pramod Bhende, Director, Medical Affairs, Sankara Nethralaya, India
  • Chris Duncan, President, Pixel Health, Canada
  • S. Gurushankar, Vice Chairman, Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre, India
  • Ponraj, Scientist-G, ADA, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India and Former Advisor to Dr. Kalam, former President of India
  • Susan Dahinten, Associate Professor of Nursing, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Rakesh Vyas, Director, Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute, India
  • Bill Cheliak, Chelation Partners, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Senthil Muthuswamy , Professor of Molecular Bio-Physics and Cell & Systems Biology, University of Toronto and Senior Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, Canada
  • Jane DeLacy, Executive Director, Clinical Program, William Osler Health System, Canada
  • Curren Holla, Corporate Development, CSI Consulting, Toronto, Canada
  • Sonny Kohli, Co-Founder and Medical Director, Cloud Dx, Canada
  • Anil Gupta, Medical Director, Coronary Care Unit, Trillium Health Partners
  • Sabatino Nacson, Chief Technical Officer, Teknoscan, Canada
  • Budhendra Doobay, Vascular Surgeon, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Sunita Agarwal, Chairman, Dr. Agarwal Hospitals, Gene Research Foundation, India
  • Fred Kahn, Founder, Meditech, Canada
  • Janet Beed, CEO/Member-Board of Directors, Markham-Stouffville Hospital, Canada
  • Maneesh Mehta, Co-Founder, The Black Box Institute
  • Nam Perumalsamy, Chairman Emeritus, Aravind Eye care Centre, India
  • Mahendra Narwaria, Chairman, Asian Bariatrics, India
  • L. Narendranath, Vice-Chancellor, Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences, India
  • David Alter, Research Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Program and Staff Cardiologist, Toronto Rehab, UHN, Canada
  • Michael Wahlster, CEO, Impact Applications, USA
  • Ghazala Javed, Scientist, Ministry of Ayush, Govt. of India
  • Gavin Bogle, CEO, BlueOcean Nutrasciences, Canada
  • Srinivasa Rao Nyapati, Member, Central Council for Homeopathy, Ministry of Ayush, Govt. of India
  • Gagan Bhalla, Yoga and Wellness Leader / Practitioner, Canada
  • Paul Ritvo, Professor, School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University
  • Ron Heslegrave, Chief of Research, William Osler Health System, Canada
  • Sadhna Joshi, Associate Professor, Dept. of Molecular Genetics, U of T, Canada
  • Stewart Aitchison, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto and Associate Scientific Director, IC-IMPACTS, Canada
  • Robin Green, Canada Research Chair (ii), Traumatic Brain Injury, and Senior Scientist, Cognitive Neurosciences, Toronto Rehab, UHN, Canada
  • Sheetal Pundir, Post Doctoral Fellow, McGill University and St. Justine Hospital, Canada
  • Ron Keren, Medical Director, Geriatric Rehabilitation, Toronto Rehab, UHN, Canada
  • Akhilesh Mishra, Consul General of India to Toronto
  • Anil Arora, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health, Govt. of Canada
  • Steve Morgan, Professor, School of Population and Health, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Arun Chockalingam, Director of Global Public Health, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Jason Field, CEO and President, Life Sciences, Ontario, Canada
  • Kavitha Subramanian, Private Equity Investment Principal, India