Washington University in St. Louis Forum for India

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WashU Forum for India engaged academic and business experts to consider and address global issues: (l-r) Kurt Dirks, Vice Chancellor for International Affairs, WUSTL; Gerard Baker, Editor at Large, Wall Street Journal and Rajendra Apte, Paul A. Cibis Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, School of Medicine, WUSTL.

Read the WashU Forum Executive Summary for India.

Executive Summary for India

Washington University in St. Louis Forums showcase top Washington University faculty members and engage local academic and business experts to consider and address global issues.

View photos and program from the WashU Forum in India, and take a look at some of the highlights from WashU’s engagement in India below.

Forum for India Photos

Forum for India Program

WashU Engagement in India

Keynote addresses were given by Dr. Rajendra Apte on aging and transition to disease, and Dr. Philip Payne on clinical research informatics. Our special guest speaker, Gerard Baker, Editor at Large at the Wall Street Journal, presented on healthcare industry economics.

Forum participants included business leaders, university faculty and administrators, Washington University alumni, and prospective students. The issues of personalized medicine and the future of health care were explored in order to stimulate additional collaborative research that will advance global solutions to these challenges.

Forum Program 2019



Special Guest Speaker

Gerard Baker

Gerard Baker | Editor at Large | The Wall Street Journal

Presenting: The Economics of the Healthcare Industry

Rajendra S. Apte, MD, PhD
Paul A. Cibis Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Professor, Department of Developmental Biology
Professor of Medicine
Director of Translational Research
Director, Jeffrey Fort Innovation Fund
Fellowship Director, Medical & Surgical Vitreo-Retinal Diseases
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

Keynote: Aging and Transition to Disease: Beyond Discovery and Development

Panel Discussion: Innovations and Trends in the Science and Practice of Health Care in India

Moderator: Ashley Thomas Jacob, MD | Medical Director, Mulamoottil EYE Hospital and
Vice-Chairman & Chief Executive Officer | Mulamoottil Group 

Philip Payne
Philip R. O. Payne, PhD
Director, Institute for Informatics (I2)
Robert J. Terry Professor
Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medical Sciences, School of Medicine
Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science
Washington University in St. Louis

Keynote: Precision Health: Faster Research, More Cures, Healthier Communities

Panel Discussion: Business Strategies for Personalized Medicine and the Future of Health Care

Moderator: Kurt T. Dirks, PhD | Vice Chancellor for International Affairs and Director, McDonnell International Scholars Academy | Washington University in St. Louis

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