Agenda & Registration

The South Asian Health: From Research to Practice and Policy convening will take place on Friday, September 20, 2013 at Zuckerman Research Center at Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

Several sessions are open to Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center employees, students, community members and the general public. Sessions are free of cost, and advance registration is required. Deadline for registration is Sunday, September 15, 2013.

Please note that CME credit is available. If you are interested in receiving CME credit, please email the conference coordinator at

Zuckerman Research Center
417 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065


Time Topic Speaker(s)
7:30-8:15 Registration and Breakfast N/A
8:15–8:35 Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • Francesca Gany, MD, MS, Chief, Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering
  • Latha Palaniappan, MD, MS, FAHA, FACP, Assistant Investigator, Health Care and Policy Research, Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute
  • Sudha Acharya, MBA, Executive Director, South Asian Council for Social Services

Keynote Address

South Asian Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease : Community-Academic Partnerships to Translate Research into Care and Policy for Improved Outcomes

  • Arun Chockalingam, MS, PhD, Secretary General, World Hypertension League
9:20–10:20 Working Group Sessions N/A
10:15–10:30 Coffee Break  
10:30–11:45 (Open to the Public: Advance Registration Required)
South Asian Alternative Tobacco Products
  • Prakash Gupta, DSc, MS, Director, Healis-Sekhsaria Institute of Public Health, Institute of Public Health, Navi Mumbai-India
11:45– 1:15 Working Group Sessions  
1:15–2:30 Lunch  
2:30–4:00 Working Group Sessions  
4:00–4:15 Break  

Community Forum:

Bridging the Gaps Between Community, Research, Practice, and Policy: Lessons for the Field

Presenters from each dimension (community, research, practice and policy) will describe research priorities for South Asian health in the US, and potential strategies employed for successful collaboration

(Open to the Public: Advance Registration Required)

5:30–7:00 Reception & Networking

(Open to the Public: Advance Registration Required)


Open Sessions

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