Shweta Kulkarni

As the Communications Manager, Shweta plays a key role in the creation, development and implementation of a comprehensive communications strategy to enhance EDMA's profile vis-à-vis internal and external stakeholders. Shweta's work experience includes Fairleigh Dickinson University where she supported various facets of the communications team, as well as Johnson & Johnson where she led the efforts to share Corporate Social Responsibility best practices, and TOPCON Medical Systems. Shweta has a fusion of Indian and American upbringing and is fluent in English, Hindi and Marathi.She holds a Master's degree in Communication and Information Studies and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Rutgers University, New Brunswick (USA).

One central theme revolved around the Second World Health Organisation’s Global Forum on Medical Devices – the WHO recognises medical devices as an investment and not a cost. However, there is a mismatch between innovation of medical devices and public health needs. 677 participants from 108 countries took their pick from 28 workshops and 4 plenary sessions. Held on November 22-24 th in Geneva, the event enabled academia, international organisations, industry and NGOs to gain insight from 159 presentations, 144 posters (one of which was presented by EDMA on Lab Tests Online ), and 8 films.