Register for ACM India Industry Webinar on 6 June with Chitra Lele: "Drug Development and Lifecycle Maintenance--What’s It Got to Do with Computing?"

May 28, 2020

As drug development and lifecycle has come into focus like never before, the next session of the ACM India Industry Webinar series explores the link between computing and this important branch of healthcare. We have another accomplished and multifaceted personality who will dig deeper into the connection and leave some food for thought for the audience through her talk.

Register now for "Drug Development and Lifecycle Maintenance--What’s It Got to Do with Computing?", to be presented on Saturday 6 June 2020 at 11 am IST by Chitra Lele. The host for this session will be Anand Deshpande, Founder and CMD of Persistent Systems.

All students, faculty and industry professionals are welcome to attend the webinar. Feel free to forward this communication to those who would be interested.

Note : You can also stream this webinar on your mobile device, including smartphone and tablet.

Abstract: The process of drug development and commercialization has transformed itself in several aspects and due to various reasons. Evolving computational sophistication has played a significant role in enabling this transformation and thus impacted the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry in a big way. This talk will provide an overview of this evolution and the relationship, along with its relevance in the Indian context.

Duration : 60 minutes (including audience Q&A)

Dr. Chitra Lele has over 30 years of experience across academics and industry across geographies, including two decades in the pharmaceutical industry with deep understanding of drug development and entire product lifecycle. Her research contributions have appeared as 20 publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Chitra holds a PhD in Statistics from Stanford University and is an Associate, Society of Actuaries (USA). She started out her career as biostatistician at Stanford University and University of San Francisco, followed by faculty positions at University of Minnesota, IIT Bombay and University of Pune.

Chitra was Executive Director, Development Operations India, Pfizer Global R&D, responsible for establishing and growing the first offshore Clinical Data Management centre in India. Most recently she was part of the founding team and Chief Scientific Officer of Sciformix (now Covance), a Scientific Process Organization that focuses on Safety and Risk Management, Biostatistics, Pharmacovigilance, Scientific writing and Regulatory Affairs.

Dr. Anand Deshpande, Founder and CMD of Persistent Systems and founding President of ACM India Council