Dr GargSurrey: The 2014 Canada India Networking Initiative (CINI) Conference organized by Canada India Network Society (CINS) and co-hosted by Fraser Health and Simon Fraser University will be held on June 19-22, 2014 at the Sheraton Guildford Hotel in Surrey. It will focus on the health of the South Asian population and building on links between Canada and India through sharing knowledge and action for transformation.

The ground-breaking conference features an outstanding agenda with globally recognized experts from health care organizations, academia and technology. Future perspectives, new research, treatment, social/public policy and prevention, as well as innovation will be showcased throughout the conference. Attendees will include researchers, clinicians, public health providers, health innovation professionals, public policy advisors, health care professionals, physicians, health care associations, and government agencies.

The focus of CINI 2014 is “Health and Civil Society”. To elaborate upon this, CINI 2014 has framed civil society with three foundational pillars: education, justice, and health. The values, as expressed in the conference’s title of building links between Canada and India through knowledge, wisdom sharing and action captures our ambition of supporting a stronger civil society both locally and globally. “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 and India’s economies,” says Dr. Arun Garg, Chair of CINI 2014 and Canada India Network Society.  “Fraser Health welcomes opportunities to see the application of innovative technology to meet the specific needs of our South Asian population,” says Dr. Nigel Murray, President and CEO, Fraser Health. “SFU’s sponsorship of this event is another example of our commitment to be an engaged university,” says SFU President, Andrew Petter. “By working with our community partner, the Canada India Network Society,