Department of Health Research

Dr. R. Hemalatha

Director, ICMR-National Institute of Nutrition
Department of Health Research
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, GOI
Hyderabad, Telangana State, India

Speech Title: ” Early Nutrition and Life Style Diseases “

Dr. Hemalatha, MBBS, MD; took over as the 13th Director of the ICMR- National Institute of Nutrition in Dec 2017. She heads the largest Nutrition research organisation in the country that covers the spectrum from basic to public health. Dr. Hemalatha has carried out extensive research in the realm of Nutrition, Infection and Immunity with special emphasis on women and child health, preconception nutrition and the first 1000 days of life. She also conducted a battery of studies on probiotics and gut as well as vaginal microbiome profiling in pregnant women that have generated vital information on the impact of inflammation on foetal growth and pregnancy outcomes.

Ever since she took over as the Director, her emphasis has been on strengthening inter-sectoral, inter-institutional, inter-disciplinary synergy for finding practical solutions to the nutrition issues confronting the  country; providing evidence base and research support for nutrition programmes and regulations in the country, and expanding the foot print of NIN’s outreach activities. Dr.Hemalatha is an expert member of various task force committees of the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India; Food Safety and Standards of India (FSSAI), National Technical Board on Nutrition and National Council of Nutrition of NITI Aayog.

Dr. Hemalatha is recipient of Ponduri VR Rao Gold Medal, Dr. Rajammal P Devadas Memorial Award. She is a Fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS), Fellow of the International Union of Nutrition Sciences (IUNS) and Fellow of the Telangana Academy of Sciences. She has served as Joint Secretary of the Nutrition Society of India.

International Conference on Nutrition, Health and Lifestyle

Dr. Vimal Karani

[ Co – Chair ]

Associate Professor in Nutrigenetics
Hugh Sinclair Unit of Human Nutrition, Institute for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research, University of Reading, Reading, RG6 6AP, UK


Conference co - chair - Nutricon 2019

Prof. K.K.D.S. Ranaweera

Senior Professor of Food Science and Technology,
Chair/Department of Food Science and Technology,
University of Sri Jayewardenepura,
Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.

Keynote title: ” Possibilities of Nutrition Interventions in securing health; the need of the hour “



Plenary Speaker, NUTRICON 2019

Dr. Ujwala Salvi

Founder & Chief Executive Officer,
at NUCLEON Therapeutics LLP

Speech Title: “Health and Lifestyle”

Dr Ujwala Salvi is a Founder & Chief Executive Officer, at NUCLEON Therapeutics LLP, Mumbai (India). She is MBA in Finance from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kolkata & Doctorate in Applied Biology from Mumbai University, has over 15 years of experience across the Global Pharmaceutical/CRO, Tier I Medical Devices and BPO industry.
Nucleon Therapeutics LLP is a Mumbai based CRO leading in Clinical trial operation, CDM and end to end Pharmacovigilance. Our esteemed client involves MNC Indian Pharma companies and Tier II pharma companies from US and Europe.
She has core experience in a wide range of Therapeutic Areas, and worked at all stages of clinical in development from Phase II to production of clinical documentation necessary for product license applications.

She has worked in large global operations, managed strategic relationships, and played a key role in winning new business, setting up off-shored partnerships and in identifying new BU service lines and growing existing ones.

Her areas of expertise include Pharmacovigilance, Clinical Trial operations, Clinical Data Management and feasibilities of new drug development and Analytics.

She is an industry expert, has been involved in key global industry forums such as the DIA, SCDM, CII and CPHI.