Conference underway in Surrey to focus on South Asian health, civil society

Published: June 20, 2014

Canada Indian Networking Initiative chair Dr. Arun Garg (L) with Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts at the CINI conference on Thursday. Submitted photo/Facebook.

SURREY NOW

International health representatives, medical experts and researchers are gathered in Surrey for the 2014 Canada India Networking Initiative (CINI) conference.

The four-day conference started Thursday and runs until Sunday at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel in Surrey.

The event is focusing on health and civil society in four key areas, including nursing and allied health education, health-technology and the economy, chronic disease management, including innovations for sustainable health care, and the role of yoga, science and modern medicine in mental, social and physical wellness.

Dr. Arun Garg is chair of CINI 2014 and Canada India Network Society, which organized the conference.

“CINI 2014 aims to provide a global platform for creative thinking, debate and purposeful action to help forge deeper links with civil society, specifically education, justice and health by encouraging greater engagement and identifying growth opportunities to boost Canada andIndia’s economies,” said Garg.

Representatives from several leading institutes in India will be among those joining in the discussions on practical solutions to improving health in the general population and, in particular, the South Asian population, both in Canada and South Asian countries. New research related to treatment, social and public policy, prevention and innovation will be showcased. Visit thecins.org for more event details.

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