Dr.N.Kumarasamy is the Chief Medical Officer at YRGCARE and directs the clinic which provides medical care for more than 17,000 people with HIV in Chennai. He is the Site Leader for the YRGCARE Medical Centre-VHS clinical research site of US National Institutes of Health that conduct clinical trials for multisite therapeutics and prevention. He is also the Principal Investigator for the AIDS Clinical Trials Group's (ACTG) of Chennai. Dr.Kumarasamy was trained in Medicine at Madras Medical College, underwent specialized training and fellowship in Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine at Brown University and at Johns Hopkins University in the US and completed his PhD in Infectious Diseases from University of Madras. He is involved as Clinical Investigator for several on going clinical research projects with University of California and Brown University, USA. He is an expert panel member for WHO- ARV Treatment guidelines committee and a Temporary Advisor to World Health Organization. He is a Governing Council member at the International Infectious Diseases Society and the Corresponding Editor for International Journal of Infectious Diseases (IJID) and the organizing chair for the ongoing annual Chennai ART Symposium (CART).In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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