Speakers – International

Prof. John H. V. Gilbert C.M., Ph.D., LLD (Hon)., FCAHS

Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia.
Adjunct Professor, Dalhousie University.
DR. TMA Pai Endowment Chair in Interprofessional Education & Practice, Manipal Academy of Higher Education.
Adjunct Professor, University of Technology, Sydney.

Senior Scholar, WHO Collaborating Centre on Health Workforce Planning & Research, Dalhousie University.
Founding Chair, Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative.


Dr. Ciraj Ali Mohammed MSc PhD MHPE

Professor – Microbiology, MMMC (Manipal Campus)

Deputy Director, Centre for Continuing Education and Interprofessional Development

Course Director, MAHE-FAIMER International Institute for Leadership in IPE.

Chair, InIPEN (Indian Interprofessional Education Network)


Dr. Dinesh K Badyal

Professor, Department of pharmacology, Professor, Department of Medical Education

Director, CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute, Convener, MCI Nodal Center for Faculty Development

Member, MCI Expert Group: Implementation of competency based UG curriculum & uploading of yearly time table , National Convener MCI for CISP (Curriculum implementation support program)


Prof. Wanicha Chuenkongkaew, MD.

Chairman, Ophthalmology Residency Training Program and Board Examination subcommittee, Royal College of Ophthalmology

Thailand Principal regional coordinator, Asia Pacific Network for Health Professional Education Reform (ANHER) Asia–‐Pacific Region

Secretary General Health Professional Education Reform Foundation of Thailand (NHPE)


Dr. Louricha A. Opina-Tan

Faculty member of the Community Health and Development Program of the University of the Philippines Manila, Philippines

Trainer for faculty development programs on interprofessional education and collaborative practice to teachers and trainers as part of their advocacy to mainstream IPE in the Philippine health professions curriculum


A/P Dr. Abhilash Balakrishnan MBBS (S’pore) FRCSEd FAMS (S’pore) MS-HPEd(Boston)

Deputy Head(Education)& Senior Consultant, Dept of Otolaryngology, SGH

Clinical Associate Professor, YLL School of Medicine, NUS

Adjunct Associate Professor, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore

Visiting Consultant, Dept of Otolaryngology, KKH


Prof Amol R Dongre MD, MPS, MHPE

Head, Department of Extension Programme (SPARSH)

Professor in Community Medicine and Medical Education

Pramukhswami Medical College (PSMC), Karamsad – 388325
Gujarat, India