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Exciting line up at National Meeting

Places are filling up fast for the HTC’s National Meeting this September, with more exciting speakers being added to the programme.

The theme for the meeting is jugaad or ‘frugal’ innovation – which means finding a low-cost solution to a problem in an intelligent way.

Jugaad innovation has been integral to the work of all of the new speakers confirmed for the meeting, including Dr. Gnanaraj Jesudian. A urologist from Christian Medical College, Vellore in South India, Dr Jesudian started his career as a pioneer medical missionary with Friends Missionary Prayer Band working among the Kukna tribes in Gujarat, where there were no doctors for a population of 600,000. He is now Director of Medical Services for the NGO, SEESHA, Adjunct Professor at Karunya University and chairs the Indian Center of Excellence in Innovation for Rural Surgery as part of the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery.

Other speakers recently added to the programme are Professor Manju Ray and Anthony Roche.

Professor Ray is an Indian scientist specialising in molecular enzymology and cancer biochemistry, based at the Bose Institute in Kolkata. Her research covers tumour biochemistry, anticancer drugs and targeted drug delivery using nanotechnology.

Anthony Roche is Adjunct Associate Professor in Global Health and Associate Professor in Anesthesiology at the Department of Global Health in the University of Washington. He has worked for many years with Makerere University and Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda through the multidisciplinary, multinational collaboration, Global Partners in Anesthesia and Surgery. This organisation focuses on development, implementation, and evaluation of strategies to increase surgical and perioperative care capacity in resource-poor settings.

For information on previously confirmed speakers, Professor Tony Young and Professor Jaideep Prabhu, see our announcement in April 2017 [link to previous story]

The National Meeting takes place on 26 September 2017 at Leeds Town Hall from 9.30am to 5pm. Registration is via Eventbrite and the full programme will be available soon.