Advisory & Scientific Committee

International Advisory Council

  • Ravishankar Aisola, Consul General of India, Vancouver
  • Dr. Nemkumar Banthia, University of British Columbia
  • Dr. Stephen Brown, Government of British Columbia
  • Dr. Arun Chokalingam, Global Health Program, University of Toronto
  • Dr. N. Chidambaram, Annamalai University, India
  • Dr. Allan Davis, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

  • Neil Fraser, Medtronic Canada
  • Shiv K. Garg, Dr. K. L. Garg Memorial Trust (India)
  • Dr. Arvind Gupta, MITACS
  • Dr. Devendra K Gupta, King George Medical University, India
  • Dr. John Hepburn, University of British Columbia
  • Dr. Ramanan Laxminaryan, Public Health Foundation of India
  • Dr. Vishwa Mohan Katoch, Indian Council of Medical Research, India
  • Kathy Kinloch, British Columbia Institute of Technology
  • Arden Krystal, Provincial Health Services Authority
  • Dr. Mukesh Kumar, Indian Council of Medical Research, India
  • Dr. Patrick McGowan, University of Victoria
  • Dr. Nigel Murray, Fraser Health
  • Ian Parfrement, Roche Diagnostics
  • Dr. Sunil Patel, Canadian Association of Physicians of Indian Heritage
  • Dr. Andrew Petter, Simon Fraser University
  • Dr. Anthony Phillips, University of British Columbia
  • Dr. Mario Pinto, Simon Fraser University
  • Dr. Srinath Reddy, Public Health Foundation of India
  • Honourable Senator Dr. Asha Seth, Government of Canada
  • Dr. Simon Sutcliffe, Institute for Health System Transformation and Sustainability
  • Dr. Stephen Toope, University of British Columbia
  • HW Dianne Watts, City of Surrey

Scientific Program Committee

  • Satwinder Bains, Fraser Valley University
  • Georgia Bekiou, BC Medical Association
  • Dr. Gulzar Cheema, University of British Columbia/iCON
  • Dr. Susan Dahinten, University of British Columbia
  • Dr. Bakul Dalal, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority
  • Dr. Ryan D’Arcy, Simon Fraser University
  • Lane Desborough, Medtronic of Canada
  • Dr. Raymond Dong, Fraser Health
  • Bill Dow, British Columbia Institute of Technology
  • Michael Emery, Medtronic of Canada
  • Tru Freeman, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • Dr. Hirekatur Gopinath, PISA and Fraser Health
  • Dr. Milan Gupta, McMaster University
  • Dr. Kendall Ho, University of British Columbia/iCON
  • Dr. Gordon Hoag, Vancouver Island Health Authority
  • Dr. Amanda Hoogbruin, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • Dr. Nadia Khan, University of British Columbia
  • Alexander Ku, British Columbia Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Dan MacCarthy, British Columbia Medical Association
  • Dr. Bruce McManus, PROOF Centre of Excellence, University of British Columbia
  • Rebecca Merriman, Medtronic Canada
  • Dr. Soumyo Mukherji, Indian Institute of Technology, India
  • Dr. Kavita Narayan, Public Health Foundation of India
  • Dr. John O’Neil, Simon Fraser University
  • Dr. Nimal Rajapakse, Simon Fraser University
  • Jeet Sivia, Fraser Health
  • Dr. Gavin Stuart, University of British Columbia
  • Dr. Tricia Tang, University of British Columbia
  • Dr. Oncar Tripathi, Indian Hypertensive Society, India
  • Dr. Laxmi Yatham, University of British Columbia
  • Dr. Patrick McGowan, University of Victoria
  • Dr. Mark Blinkhorn, Surrey – North Delta Division of Family Practice
  • Dr. Narsingh Verma, King George Medical University
  • Dr Andrew Webb, Fraser Health