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About the Speakers

Dr. Sandeep B Bavdekar
Visiting Consultant, Department of Pediatrics,
TN Medical College and BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai
Consult (Pediatrics) and Chief, Academics;
Surya Hospital, Mumbai

A renowned teacher having clinical experience of over 35 years, he has mentored several undergraduate and postgraduate students and undertaken 87 research projects. He is the awardee of the fellowship of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics and has several prizes for research presentation to his credit. He is a trainer and speaker at national, regional, and international conferences. He is a reviewer for international and national peer-reviewed journals and has held editorial responsibilities on various journals.

Dr. K. T. Harichandrakumar
Assistant Professor in Biostatistics,
JIPMER, Pondicherry

He has vast research and teaching experience of over 20 years. He is the recipient of the Prof. R.N. Srivasthava National Award for the Best Young Researcher in Biostatistics from the Indian Society for Medical Statistics. He has been an investigator for 45 research projects and won the Best Paper/Presentation in various conferences. He has been a guide for undergraduates and postgraduates and Ph.D. Scholars at the prestigious JIPMER. He has given several guest lectures at the renowned forum.

Dr. N. Sreekumaran Nair
Professor & Head
Department of Biostatistics,
JIPMER, Puducherry and
former HOD of Biostatistics, MAHE

He has extensive experience in research and teaching of biostatistics and has guided and continues to guide several Ph.D. scholars. He has more than 140 publications in peer-reviewed journals to his credit including systematic reviews under Cochrane.

Dr. Chakrapani M
Associate Dean,
Professor of Medicine,
Director, Clinical research,
Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore

A clinician of high acumen and popular medical teacher he is a keen clinical researcher and a highly sought-after speaker at different conferences. He has held administrative positions in various medical bodies and his area of research includes Cluster analysis in diabetes, Artificial intelligence in the analysis of TMT.

Dr. Swapnil Hiremath
Associate Professor, Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa;
Assistant Professor, Staff Nephrologist, the Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa
Associate Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

He has had an excellent academic career and has been a peer reviewer for the top 10% of medical journals. He has published in major journals. He is the Principal Investigator for at least 22 projects and has extensive experience in conducting systematic reviews and metanalysis.

Dr. Katta Girisha
Professor of Medical Genetics,
Head of the Department of Medical Genetics,
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal.

He is credited with starting the division of Medical Genetics at KMC, Manipal, and has several international publications and research projects as principal investigator. He has vast experience in running projects in genetics and has delivered orations in international and national Fora and is principal investigator for major funded projects.

Dr. B. Unnikrishnan
Additional Dean & Professor of Community Medicine,
Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore

He has extensive experience in conducting and teaching methodology for systematic review and meta-analysis. He is also a member of professional societies such as ISPOR and Cochrane Collaboration and has been an advisory member for such societies.