Faculty members associated with SILS have been hosting a series of public health webinars on contemporary topics of relevance. The webinars and panel discussions are being organized in collaboration with NCBS, Bangalore. Till now we have conducted two webinars in this series:

1. The first one held on 02.02.2021 entitled ‘The hygiene hypothesis and COVID-19 in India’ was hosted by Dr. Sreenath Balakrishnan. Among the panelists were Dr. Shekhar Mande, DG, CSIR, Prof. Rajeev Karandikar (CMI, Chennai), Prof. Gagandeep Kang (CMC, Vellore) and Prof. Gautam Menon (Ashoka University).

2. The second one held on 09.03.2021 entitled ‘Brief History of the next Pandemic’ was hosted by Dr. Sreejith AV. Among the panelists were some eminent personalities like Dr. Chinmay Tumbe (IIM Ahmedabad), Dr. Gauri Diwan (Sangath, Goa), Mr. Nadir Godrej and Prof. Vijay Chandru (IISc, Bangalore).