Here are the diverse group of renowned experts who will present ground breaking research and provide valuable perspectives on the latest trends and developments in the field of maternal and child health nutrition.

International Speakers

Dr. Morseda Chowdhury

Dr. Pierre P. M. Thomas
Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Public & Global Health Maastricht University, Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands

Dr. Kirk Tickell
MBBS PhD University of Washington, serves as the Lead Epidemiologist for the Childhood Acute Illness and Nutrition (CHAIN) Network study, and lead of the Migori Hospital (Kenya) site.

Dr. Snigdha Misra
Associate Professor, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Professor Uma Koirala
Tribhuvan University Kathmandu, Nepal

Dr. Karen McDonnell
PhD is an Associate Professor at the Department of Prevention and Community Health, at The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services.

Dr. Monica S. Ruiz
PhD, MPHis an Associate Professor at the Department of Prevention and Community Health, at The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services.

Indian Speakers


Dr.Vandana Prasad
Convenor and Technical Advisor, Public Health Resource Network

Mr. Thomas Forissier
Director Programs South Asia, Alive & Thrive / FHI Solutions

Dr. Aparna Hegde
Urogynecologist, Researcher, Social Entrepreneur, Founder and Managing Trustee, ARMMAN

Mr. Sanyam Kapur
Head M&E and Implementation, The Antara Foundation

Dr. Amrita Misra
Director Health and Nutrition, PCI India

Dr. Dinesh Baswal
Ex-Joint Commissioner, Maternal health at Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, GoI

Ms. Mansharan Seth
Deputy Director, SRHR and Maternal Health, Clinton Health access Initiative (CHAI India)

Dr. Sudhir Maknikar
Director- Family Health, South Asia, PATH

Dr. Mahesh Srinivas
Director – Public Health, American India Foundation

Dr. Suman Chakrabarti
Associate Research Fellow IFPRI

Mr. Basanta Kumar Kar
Nutrition Man of India

Dr. Sheila C. Vir
 Director, Public Health Nutrition and Development Centre

Dr. Kapil Yadav
Associate Professor, Centre for Community Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi and Nodal Person NCEAR-A.

Dr. Arjan de Wagt
Chief Nutrition Section UNICEF

Dr. Sujeet Ranjan
Associate Director – Nutrition at Tata Trusts

Ms. Neha Bainsla
Country Manager at Sight and Life.

Dr. Avula Laxmaiah
Scientist G & Head, Division of Public Health Nutrition, ICMR-National Institute of Nutrition.

Dr. Seema Puri
Professor, Department of Nutrition Institute of Home Economics University of Delhi

Mr. Tarun Vij
Country Director, India Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

   Dr. Deepika Chaudhery

Senior Health and Nutrition Specialist World Bank

Dr. Hemang Shah
Director Child Health and Development Children’s Investment Fund Foundation

Dr.Sebanti Ghosh
Technical Advisor Nutrition, Alive & Thrive South Asia

Dr. Shweta Khandelwal

Senior Public Health Nutrition Expert at Centre for Chronic Disease Control CCDC, Delhi

Dr. Shariqua Yunus
Head of Nutrition World Food Program

Dr. Praveen Kumar
Prof. Praveen Kumar is a paediatrician working as Director Professor of Pediatrics Lady Hardinge Medical College & Associated Kalawati Saran Children’s Hospital, New Delhi.

Dr. Shoba Suri
Senior Fellow, Health Initiative, Observer Research Foundation

Ms. Roli Singh
Additional Secretary and Mission Director at the National Health Mission in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, of Government of India

Dr. Sila Deb
Additional Commissioner of the Child Health, & In Charge – Nutrition, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India

Dr. Sarita Anand
Professor, Department of Development Communication and Extension and Lead, ROSHNI

Mr. Sumanthra Rao
Managing Director India Dimagi

Professor Aasha Kapur Mehta
Chairperson, Centre for Gender Studies, Institute for Human Development, New Delhi and Former Professor, Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi.

Dr. Dipa Sinha
Assistant Professor at the School of Liberal Studies, Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD)

Dr Richa S Pandey
Nutrition Specialist, UNICEF, Delhi