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We are proud to bring you Pathfinders 2018 - A confluence of the best minds, state-of-the-art diagnostics, and technologies. The future of medicine is here.

Pathfinders 2018 is scheduled on the 15th and 16th of September in Chennai. We have planned a series of workshops and conferences across 6 specialties like Oncology, Reproductive Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Infectious Diseases and Endocrinology & Diabetic core. The theme of the event is Genomics and how it paves the way for precision medicine.

Behind Pathfinders

Partnering with Medical Professionals to make cutting-edge diagnostics accessible to the common man.

Neuberg, an alliance of leading diagnostic labs in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, has a great vision to expand its services far and beyond through long-term partnerships. We are keen on establishing our presence through partnerships in USA & Europe for technology access and IPs in new generation techniques.

With a direct presence in the areas of Rare Diseases Testing, Cancer Genomics and Inherited Genetics, we are bringing new age medicine to the masses

Neuberg Diagnostics

They came. They spoke. They inspired. Yes, Pathfinders 2017 brought together the finest medical professionals, researchers and healthcare providers on a common platform that turned out to be o fantastic springboard of ideas that impacted the future of medicine. Around 600 delegates of the medical fraternity from across 10 countries participated in the event. The event was on amalgamation of ideas, inspirations and innovations. Besides the medical fraternity, several Pharma companies and healthcare majors showcased their technologies, breakthroughs and new inventions.

Riding on the stupendous success of Pathfinders 2017, comes this year's edition with a focus on bringing together the finest talents, technologies and trends.

Neuberg Diagnostics
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Conference Venue
Hyatt Regency Anna Salai, CHENNAI

A Tradition Of Perfection, Destined For The Future.

Over the last 80 years, the Neuberg Ehrlich Laboratories brand has provided the residents of Chennai with the highest quality diagnostic services. Today as a part of the Neuberg global alliance, Neuberg Ehrlich Laboratories along with cutting-edge diagnostic laboratories across the country and world will give doctors and patients the advantage of accessing advanced techniques in Genomics, Metabolomics, and Proteomics & Digital Pathology. Allowing experts from Asia, the Middle East, and South Africa to share their diagnosis, technology and wealth of knowledge for the benefit of patients from anywhere. Opening up a whole new world of pathology that will benefit doctors, patients, and pathologists immensely. Taking them into a future where advanced technology offers accurate results within the shortest period of time.

Test Menu of over
5000+ Tests
Unmatched Experience
combined with
Cutting-Edge Technology
16 million tests
per year
Speed, Precision and Excellence to the power of technology
200 years of
combined experience
Conference Date

Our first step into the future of diagnostics

15th & 16th September, 2018

Hyatt Regency
Anna Salai, Chennai


Gala Dinner on 15th evening

Core Organising Team
Neuberg Diagnostics
Dr. Ram Prasad
Chief Patron
Neuberg Diagnostics
Dr. Jayaram
Organising Chairman
Neuberg Diagnostics
Dr. Jatinder Bhatia
Organising Secretary
Academic committee
Neuberg Diagnostics
Dr. Sujay Prasad
Neuberg Diagnostics
Prof Dr. Selvakumar
Neuberg Diagnostics
Dr. Sandip Shah
Neuberg Diagnostics
Dr. Bhavini Shah
Neuberg Diagnostics
Dr. Mallikarjun
Neuberg Diagnostics
Dr. Manjit Kaur
Neuberg Diagnostics
Dr. Lorna Madurai
Neuberg Diagnostics
Dr. Bhagyam Nair
Neuberg Diagnostics
Dr. Parth Shah
Neuberg Diagnostics
Dr. Sandhya Phadke

8.00 am to 8.30 am


8.30 to 9.00 am

Inaugural address

Dr. GSK Velu

Chairman Neuberg Diagnostics Pvt. Ltd.

Dr. Jayalal

President IMA Tamilnadu

9.00 to 11.00 am

Session 1

Role of Genomics in Cancer Diagnosis

Dr. Kalaichelvi.K - Chairperson

Prof and HOD, Medical Oncology, Madras Medical college, Chennai

Recommended genomic tests in Lung , Breast and Colorectal cancer

Dr. Anita Ramesh

Prof and HOD, Saveeta Medical College,

Senior Consultant - Medical Oncology, HCG, Kauvery Hospital, Chennai

Introduction to basics of molecular diagnostics and its general role in precision diagnostics

Dr. Rekha Pai,

Professor of Pathology, CMC, Vellore

Precision diagnostics in Breast - Sharing of experience with case studies

Dr. Sangeeta B. Desai,

Professor and Head of Pathology, Tata Memorial Center, Mumbai

Overview of Genomics in Oncology - Expanding Horizons

Dr. Parth Shah

Haemato Oncologist, Dartmouth Hitchcock US

11.00 to 11.30

Tea Break

11:30 to 1:30 PM

Session 2

Precision Diagnostics in Nephrology & Transplant Immunology

Dr. Rajan Ravichandran - Chairperson

Senior Consultant Nephrologist, MIOT Hospital, Chennai

Renal Transplant Immunology

Dr. Georgi Abraham

Senior Consultant Nephrologist, Madras Medical Mission, Chennai

An update in renal transplant

Dr. R. Balasubramaniyam

Senior Consultant Nephrologist, Kauvery Hospital, Chennai

Predictive Urinary Biomarkers

Dr. Amit Dinda

Professor and Head of Pathology, AIIMS Delhi

Anti-HLA  antibody key Variants to predicting Kidney Transplant outcome

Dr. Manish Maurya

Transplant Immunologist, Neuberg Supratech Reference Laboratory, Ahmedabad

1.30 to 2.00 pm


2.00 to 3.30 pm

Session 3

New Generation Approach to Gastroenterology

Dr TS Chandrasekar - Chairperson

Chairman & Chief Gastroenterologist, Medindia Hospital, Chennai

The Magic Boxes

Dr. Bhavini Shah

Senior Consultant Microbiologist and Director, Neuberg Supratech Reference Laboratory, Ahmedabad


Dr. Stephen Little*

CEO, Premaitha Health, UK

Personalised Treatment Approach in Crohn's Disease

Dr Vaibhav Somani

Consulting Gastroenterology, Bombay Hospital, Mumbai

3.30 to 5.30 pm

Session 4

Genomics and Infections

Dr V Ramasubramanian - Chairperson

Senior Consultant Infectious Diseases & Tropical Medicine, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai

Latent TB infection: Diagnosis and Treatment

Dr. Kogie Naidoo

Head - Treatment Research Program, CAPRISA, South Africa

End TB by 2035- Finding the missing millions

Dr. Nesri Padayatchi

Deputy Director and Specialist in Community Medicine, CAPRISA, South Africa

New diagnostic probes for the diagnosis of infectious disease using nanobodies and CRISPR-directed technology

Dr TS Pillay

Professor and Head of the Department of Chemical Pathology, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Diagnostics in tropical infections

Dr Senthur Nambi

Infectious disease specialist, Kauvery & Apollo Hospital, Chennai

9.00 to 11.00 am

Session 5

Personalized approach to manage diabetes

Precision Diabetes in India is now a Reality

Dr. V Mohan - Chairperson

Chairman & Chief of Diabetology, Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Center, Chennai

New Approach for Diabetes management with Point of Care Diagnostics

Prof. Navakanta Bhat

Professor & Chair Center for Nanoscience and Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Dr. Vinay Kumar

CEO, Pathshodh Health Care, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Diagnostic added value of Capillary Electrophoresis for screening and follow up of diabetes

Dr. Lionel Bey

Scientist, Sebia, France

Maturity onset diabetes of the young

Dr. Radha Venkatesh

Diabetologist, Dr. Mohan's Diabetes Center, Chennai

11.00 to 11.30

Tea Break

11:30 to 1:30 PM

Session 6

Next Generation Diagnostics in Rare diseases and neurology

Dr. Deepak Arjundas - Chairperson

Senior Consultant Neurologist, Vijaya Health Centre, Chennai

Genetics and Neuropathology

Dr. Chitra Sarkar

Dean Research And Professor of Neuro pathology, AIIMS, New Delhi

Precision diagnostics and personalised medicine in neuro-oncology

Dr Nandeesh

NIMHANS, Bangalore

Personalized Diagnosis in Rare disorders

Dr. Sridhar

Senior Scientist, Institute of Genomics and Integrated Biology (IGIB), Delhi

Single centre experience of using Next Generation Sequencing in diagnosis of rare disorders

Dr Sujatha Jagadeesh

Clinical Geneticist, Mediscan, Chennai

1.30 pm to 2.00 pm


2:00 to 3:30 PM

Session 7

Next Generation Diagnostics in Rare diseases and neurology

Dr Arasar Seeralar - Chairperson

Director, ICH, Chennai

Technologies in New Born Screening

Dr. Nidhi shah

Boston Children Hospital, Boston, USA

New Born Screening for Metabolic Disorders

Dr. Seema Kapoor

Director Professor, Genetic and Metabolic Lab, Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi

Genomics of Inherited disorders

Dr. Anupriya kaur

Clinical Geneticist, PGI, Chandigarh

Case studies New Born Screening

Dr K Pramila

Prof & Head of Biochemistry, ICH, Chennai

3.30 to 5:00 PM

Session 8

Recent advances in Reproductive Health

Dr. Suresh Seshadri - Chairperson

Fetal Medicine Specialist, Director Mediscan, Chennai

Personalised Approach to Manage Gestational diabetes

Dr. Usha Sriram

Senior Endocrinologist, VHS, Chennai

Non-invasive Prenatal Testing

Dr. Stephen Little

CEO, Premaitha Health UK

Importance of Genetics in Infertility

Dr. Samundi Sankari

Specialist Reproductive Medicine, Srushti Fertility Centre, Chennai

Recent advances in Fertility evaluation and management 

Dr Karpagambal

OBG, Kauvery Hospital, Chennai

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