WHEELS Announces Next Conference on Nov 17 in Philadelphia

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Washington, DC – WHEELS Global Foundation (WGF) announced its next conference “Annual Summit Conference & Gala 2018” on “Leveraging Technology for Enhancing Social Impact” in Philadelphia on Saturday, November 17, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Calling on all to join a select audience in Philadelphia on November 17th, 2018 at the
Franklin Institute for Science and Technology, 222 N 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, the organizers listed some of the prominent speakers at the event.


Paul Davies, Drexel University, Executive Director, Strategic Communications;
Professor Vijay Kumar, Dean of Engineering at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia;
Ejaz Ghani, Lead Economist, World Bank;
Stephen C. Groft, Former Director of NIH’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), Office of Rare Diseases Research (ORDR);
Harsha Rajasimha, Organization for Rare Diseases India (ORDI);
Dileep Mavalankar, Director, Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH), Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India;
Abraham Abuchowski, CEO, Prolong Pharmaceutical;
Rahul Jindal, Professor, Department of Surgery and Division of Global Health at Uniformed Services University & Walter Reed Medical Center;
Farid Khan, Senior Advisor- South Asia, IEEE Smart Village – Empowering Off-Grid Communities;
Chirag Patel, Founder Co-Chairman, Amneal Pharmaceutical;
Devesh Kapur, Starr Foundation South Asia Studies Professor and Asia Programs Director at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University;
Amita Sehgal, Department of Neuroscience at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Moreover, the organizers invited all to participate in a Silent Auction hosted by WHEELS Global Foundation. There are several Trips, Excursions, Fun Events you will enjoy with your family. Please Register and bid https://wheels.givesmart.com

Tentative Program:

Leveraging Technology for Enhancing Social Impact
9:30 AM: Registration and Networking
10:30 AM: Inaugural Plenary Session
11:35 AM Session I: Rare and Orphan Diseases – Challenges in India and other Developing Countries:
Building on the USA Experience
1:30 PM Session II: Challenges and Best Practices for Scaling Up Philanthropy in Healthcare
2:50 PM Session III: Leveraging Technology to Address Challenges facing Women
4:30 PM: Conclusion of Conference

We also share here a detailed interview with Gulab Bhavnani, an ex-IITian and Program Director, WHEELS, a program that promotes social entrepreneurship in both India and the US. Bhavnani, a few years ago spoke in detail about the WHEELS program to Tejinder Singh, Editor, India America Today.

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