Based on a theme of Health and Civil Society, the Canada India Networking Initiative ( CINI) conference will have four diverse sessions.  Beginning on Friday June 20th with a session on Nursing and Allied Health Education with sharing of the recent development of a National Allied Health Strategy in India, joint collaboration work between the British Columbia Institute of Technology and Public Health Foundation of India.  Experience from the University of British Columbia about nursing education in India and some recent work at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.  The session will explore new opportunity in broad health education and joint projects between Canada and South Asia.  Afternoon session will be a unique blend of a short update on emerging technology and how technology is being used with it’s role in increasing effectiveness and sustainability of healthcare and insightful discussion and recommendation with possible future projects in the field.

Friday evening will be a celebration at the Royal King Palace and Convention Centre in Surrey with delicious Indian cuisine with a healthy bend which is not to be missed.

Sessions on Saturday will have a clinical emphasis with the morning session delving into some details on innovation and transformation within Primary Care in the province of British Columbia and what has been achieved and the future perspective with presentations on some unique projects in the General Practice Divisions in Surrey, Abbotsford and Burnaby.  In addition to this there will be a review of the current state of health in the South Asian population both in Canada and India.  The last session will share the role of Yoga in health and it’s application research in the area of metabolic disease with the final session on Mental Health and the South Asian Population with special perspective on the role Yoga plays in Mental Health.

All in all it is shaping up to be a very innovative and interactive program.