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5:30-7:00 pm IST/ 8:00- 9:30 am ET

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The webinar will consist of a lecture on the UK and Thai approaches to creating a health system that seeks to train doctors and researchers to identify problems and develop solutions for known and emerging health issues, followed by a panel discussion on how medical and nursing education in India can be reimagined to create a learning health system, including issues of competency development, research, and structural elements of training. The panelists will discuss what comparative practices in India, UK, and Thailand, and how a health workforce can be created that responds to the needs of the system and has pathways for growth. As a Citizens’ Commission, we invite the public to participate in the discussion, provide input and engage with the panelists. 

Keynote Lectures

  • Professor Dame Anne M. Johnson, President, Academy of Medical Sciences, UK and Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology & Co-Director of UCL Health of the Public, University College London
  • Professor Wanicha Chuenkongkaew, President, Royal College of Ophthalmologists of Thailand and Professor of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok

Panelists

  • Professor Dame Anne Johnson, President, Academy of Medical Sciences, UK 
  • Professor Wanicha Chuenkongkaew, President, Royal College of Ophthalmologists of Thailand
  • Dr. Leila C. Varkey, Senior Advisor Reproductive Health, Centre for Catalyzing Change 
  • Dr. Bhabatosh Biswas, Former Vice Chancellor, West Bengal University of Health Sciences, Kolkata 

Moderator 

  • Dr. Devi P. Shetty, Chairperson and Executive Director, Narayana Healthcare, Bengaluru 

The Lancet Citizens’ Commission on Reimagining India’s Health System is an ambitious, cross-sectoral endeavor that aims to lay out a citizens’ roadmap to achieving universal health coverage for the people of India. Our new webinar series is intended to serve as a platform for public health discourse in India, and a means for academics, practitioners and the public to engage on substantive and timely issues regarding universal health coverage in India.