First Regional Conference on Health in Northeast India

Theme: Advancing Health Equity-Bridging the Gaps

April 25-26, 2024–Shillong, Meghalaya
Organized by the National Lutheran Health and Medical Board (NLHMB) in collaboration with the Department of Allied Health Sciences, MLCU, Center for Food, Nutrition and Dietetics, MLCU and Indian Institute of Public Health Shillong

About the Conference

This conference aims to comprehensively tackle various health-related issues in Northeast India within the context of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. With a focus on global well-being, the conference seeks to facilitate collaboration, knowledge exchange, and innovative solutions. Key objectives include promoting the health of Indigenous and Tribal communities, addressing prevalent diseases in the region, enhancing women’s health, supporting the well-being of newborns, children, and adolescents, exploring effective health financing models, showcasing advancements in medical technologies, fostering health innovations, understanding the social factors influencing health, evaluating the effectiveness of health systems, promoting mental wellbeing, addressing cultural health challenges, and combating addiction and substance abuse. By providing a platform for discussions and idea sharing, the conference aims to generate impactful innovations that can positively influence health outcomes worldwide.


  • Last Date for Abstract Submission: March 30, 2024
  • Last Date for Full Paper/Posters Submission: April 20,2024
  • Last Date of Registration: April 16,2024


  • The soft copy of the abstract and full paper is to be sent to the following email id [email protected]
  • Registration Link:
  • Registration fees in INR:
    • UG/PG students: 750
    • PhD students: 1000
    • Research staff: 2000
    • Working professional: 3000
    • On the spot registration: 3500
  • Registration fee should be paid through ONLINE
    Account Name: National Lutheran Health and Medical Board
    Bank Name: Union Bank of India
    Account No: 520101232013329
    IFSC: UBIN0910121
    Branch: Laitumkhrah, Shillong
  • Venue: Martin Luther Christian University Hall, Martin Luther Christian University,Nongrah, Shillong, Meghalaya

Conference tracks, not limited to:

Health of indigenous/tribal people Burden of diseases in north-east India Infectious diseases
Non-communicable diseases Women’s health and gender studies Newborn, child and adolescent health
Health economics and financing Medical technologies and improving lives Health innovations
Social determinants of health Health systems and functioning Mental health
Cultural syndrome and diseases Addiction and substance abuse Medical/Surgical technologies and innovations
Nutrition and Health Health education


Keynote Speakers –

  • Dr Meban Aibor Kharkongor, Medicine Department, Dr H Gordon Roberts Hospital
  • Dr Sandra Albert, Director, Indian Institute of Public Health, Shillong
  • Dr Alka Kharsati, Traditional Healer
  • Dr Shaibya Saldanha, Consultant Gynaecologist and Trainer, Government of Meghalaya
  • Dr Caleb Harris, Additional Professor and Hod, Surgical Oncology at NEIGRIHMS
  • Dr Himashree Bhattacharyya, Associate Professor, Community & Family Medicine, All India
    Institute of Medical Sciences, Guwahati

Organizing Team:

Chairperson – Dr Larilin Kharpuri Co-Chairperson – Dr Rajiv Sarkar
Co-Chairperson- Dr Rennie Orson Lakadong Secretary – Dr Colleen Sonia Pariat


Scientific Committee:

Dr Eliza Dutta Dr Lewaka Plain
Dr Minorita Lyngdoh Dr Melodynia Marpna Dr Nandaris Marwein