Public Health Surveillance Symposium

Theme: Address the human resources training needs for public health systems in India and UAE

Event Details


Post COVID-19, the world has seen the increasing importance of large-scale surveillance systems needed to track, comprehend, and understand issues affecting global health of the population at large. This brings to the fore, the dire need for capacity building and training of health and non-health workforce around Public Health Surveillance. A consortium of organizations in India and UAE has jointly spearheaded the need for a symposium around Public Health Surveillance capacity building. This symposium will provide a medium for public health experts from USA, Europe, UAE, and India to come together on one stage and collaborate for laying out appropriate curricula around this area.

This symposium will lay the foundation for Public Health Surveillance capacity building initiatives which will involve a 6-month Certification program in Public Health Surveillance (CPHS) through 4 interdisciplinary courses comprising of: Community Health Care and Public health practice; Health systems; Health Policy Management and Health Information systems and Surveillance. Each of 4 courses will cover basics of PHS for, both, health, and non-health workers with focus on PHS competencies and outcomes and will be offered as a ‘Value Add Course’ to the existing curriculum.


This CPHS will be aligned to national and international standards for earning local and global accreditations, which provides flexibility for successful trainees to stack up credits earned to further upgrade their competencies through additional certifications which can continue till earning a Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Bachelor’s and/or Masters in PHS to serve as a surveillance professional.

Who can participate?

Public Health Workforce

(with a minimum Bachelor’s degree)

Non-health work force

(with a minimum Bachelor’s degree)

Health Sector personnel at any level

(with a minimum Bachelor’s degree)

Government officials

Health academicians

Private Sector Health officials

Health Informatics experts

Public Health practitioners

Health Sector NGOs

Plenary Session

Professor Raed Awamleh

Dean, Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG), Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Expert Speakers

Prof. Scott J N McNabb

Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, USA

Prof. Arkalgud Ramprasad

Professor Emeritus, Health Informatics, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA

Dr. Ibrahim Bani

Associate Professor, Ajman University, UAE

Dr. Immanuel Azaad Moonesar

Associate Professor, Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG)

Opportunities for the participant

Excellent networking opportunities

High profile Plenary sessions and Round Table discussions

Chance to dive into the surveillance space and hone professional skills

Registration Fees

Please register using the following button before proceeding with the payment

Registration Deadline Seminar Registration fee
For All India (INR) UAE (AED) Overseas (US$)
Regular Monday – 30th June 2022 750 75 25
Late Tuesday – 20th July 2022 1000 100 35

Symposium Committee

Dr. Nanda Kumar B.S.

Head, Division of Research and Patents and Associate Professor, Dept.

Dr. Nayanjeet Chaudhury

Director, Ramaiah International Centre for Public Health Innovations, Bangalore

Dr. Lalitha K

Head of Department, Dept. of Community Medicine, Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore

Dr Krishnamurthy Jayanna

Dean, Faculty for Life and Allied Health Sciences, Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bangalore

Dr. Shalini C N

Vice Principal (Academics), Ramaiah Medical College and Sr. Technical Advisor, Ramaiah International Centre for Public Health Innovations, Bangalore

Dr. Manoj Kumar M.V

Associate Professor, Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Management, Bangalore

Dr. M. Venugopal

Director, Nitte School of Management, Bangalore

Dr. Immanuel A. Moonesar

Head-Department Public Health, Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government, Dubai, UAE

Dr. Udo Christian Brandle

Dean, Dubai Business School, University of Dubai, Dubai, UAE

Dr. Wathiq Mansoor

UAE Dean, College of Engineering & IT, University of Dubai, Dubai, UAE

Dr. Nasser Al- Muraqab

UAEChief Operating Officer, University of Dubai, Dubai, UAE

Dr. Ibrahim Bani

Associate Professor, Department of Public Health, Ajman University Medical College, Ajman, UAE

Dr. Vidya Nandagopal

Director, Center for Executive Development (CED), University of Dubai

Prof. Ananth Rao

Emeritus Professor, Finance, University of Dubai, UAE

Symposium Administrators

Please reach out to us in case of any concerns/queries on the email mentioned below

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