"People at the Center of Research and Innovation for Health"

August 24 - 27  |  PICC, Metro Manila, Philippines

 

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Date: Monday, 24 August 2015
Room: Banquet Hall 1
Time: 08:30 - 10:00

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Date: Monday, 24 August 2015
Room: Banquet Hall 2
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Date: Monday, 24 August 2015
Room: Meeting Room 11
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Title: Philippine National Health Research System Assembly (By Invitation Only)

Date: Monday, 24 August 2015
Room: Meeting Room 12
Time: 08:30 - 10:00

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Title: Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN) interoperability meeting (By invitation)

Date: Monday, 24 August 2015
Room: Function Room B
Time: 08:30 - 10:00

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Date: Monday, 24 August 2015
Room: Summit Hall C & D
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Title: ASEAN NDI Communities of Practice on drugs, Diagnostics and Vaccines Meeting and Regional Consultation on R&D Collaboration on Climate Change and Health (Plenary Session)

Date: Monday, 24 August 2015
Room: Summit Hall F
Time: 08:30 - 10:00

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Date: Monday, 24 August 2015
Room: Summit Hall G
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Date: Monday, 24 August 2015
Room: Summit Hall H
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Title: Plenary: Global Health Debates

Date: Monday, 24 August 2015
Room: 301-309 room series
Time: 08:30 - 10:00

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Title: Health Break

Date: Monday, 24 August 2015
Room: All Rooms
Time: 10:00 - 10:30

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Title: Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) ESSENCE Group Meeting (By invitation)

Date: Monday, 24 August 2015
Room: Banquet Hall 1
Time: 10:30 - 12:00

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Date: Monday, 24 August 2015
Room: Banquet Hall 2
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Title: PHAP Session: Partnering for Nation Building: The Contributions of the Philippine Pharmaceutical Industry to Health and Economy

Date: Monday, 24 August 2015
Room: Meeting Room 11
Time: 10:30 - 12:00

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Title: Philippine National Health Research System Assembly (By Invitation Only)

Date: Monday, 24 August 2015
Room: Meeting Room 12
Time: 10:30 - 12:00

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Title: Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN) (By Invitation Only)

Date: Monday, 24 August 2015
Room: Function Room B
Time: 10:30 - 12:00

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Date: Monday, 24 August 2015
Room: Summit Hall C & D
Time: 10:30 - 12:00

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Title: ASEAN NDI communities of practice on drugs, diagnostics, and vaccines meeting (By invitation)

Date: Monday, 24 August 2015
Room: Summit Hall F
Time: 10:30 - 12:00

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Date: Monday, 24 August 2015
Room: Summit Hall G
Time: 10:30 - 12:00

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Title: ASEAN-NDI Regional consultation on R&D collaboration on environment and health (By invitation)

Date: Monday, 24 August 2015
Room: Summit Hall H
Time: 10:30 - 12:00

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Title: Plenary: Global Health Debates

Date: Monday, 24 August 2015
Room: 301-309 room series
Time: 10:30 - 12:00

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Title: Health Break, Poster Viewing

Date: Monday, 24 August 2015
Room: All Rooms
Time: 12:00 - 13:30

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Title: Registration

Date: Monday, 24 August 2015
Room: All Rooms
Time: 13:00 - 17:00

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Title: Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) ESSENCE Group Meeting (By invitation)

Date: Monday, 24 August 2015
Room: Banquet Hall 1
Time: 13:30 - 15:00

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Title: Fair Research Contracting Workshop - open to all participants

Date: Monday, 24 August 2015
Room: Banquet Hall 2
Time: 13:30 - 15:00

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Date: Monday, 24 August 2015
Room: Meeting Room 11
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Date: Monday, 24 August 2015
Room: Meeting Room 12
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Title: Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN) interoperability meeting (By invitation)

Date: Monday, 24 August 2015
Room: Function Room B
Time: 13:30 - 15:00

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Title: Research Ethics Review: Can prevailing ethics mechanisms protect human subjects in the contemporary context of research innovation?

Date: Monday, 24 August 2015
Room: Summit Hall C & D
Time: 13:30 - 15:00

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Title: ASEAN NDI communities of practice on drugs, diagnostics, and vaccines meeting: parallel session on drugs and vaccines (By invitation)

Date: Monday, 24 August 2015
Room: Summit Hall F
Time: 13:30 - 15:00

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Title: ASEAN NDI communities of practice on drugs, diagnostics, and vaccines meeting: parallel session on diagnostics (By invitation)

Date: Monday, 24 August 2015
Room: Summit Hall G
Time: 13:30 - 15:00

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Title: ASEAN-NDI Regional consultation on R&D collaboration on environment and health (By invitation)

Date: Monday, 24 August 2015
Room: Summit Hall H
Time: 13:30 - 15:00

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Title: Global Health Debates

Date: Monday, 24 August 2015
Room: 301-309 room series
Time: 13:30 - 15:00

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Title: Health Break

Date: Monday, 24 August 2015
Room: All Rooms
Time: 15:00 - 15:30

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Date: Monday, 24 August 2015
Room: Banquet Hall 1
Time: 15:30 - 17:00

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Title: Fair Research Contracting Workshop - open to all participants

Date: Monday, 24 August 2015
Room: Banquet Hall 2
Time: 15:30 - 17:00

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Date: Monday, 24 August 2015
Room: Meeting Room 11
Time: 15:30 - 17:00

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Date: Monday, 24 August 2015
Room: Meeting Room 12
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Title: Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN) interoperability meeting (By invitation)

Date: Monday, 24 August 2015
Room: Function Room B
Time: 15:30 - 17:00

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Title: Research Ethics Review: Can prevailing ethics mechanisms protect human subjects in the contemporary context of research innovation? Part 2: Research in Stem Cells, Genetics and Genomics: Ensuring Safety, Equity and the Protection of the Vulnerable

Date: Monday, 24 August 2015
Room: Summit Hall C & D
Time: 15:30 - 17:00

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Title: ASEAN NDI communities of practice on drugs, diagnostics, and vaccines meeting: parallel session on drugs and vaccines (By invitation)

Date: Monday, 24 August 2015
Room: Summit Hall F
Time: 15:30 - 17:00

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Title: ASEAN NDI communities of practice on drugs, diagnostics, and vaccines meeting: parallel session on diagnostics

Date: Monday, 24 August 2015
Room: Summit Hall G
Time: 15:30 - 17:00

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Title: ASEAN-NDI Regional consultation on R&D collaboration on environment and health (By invitation)

Date: Monday, 24 August 2015
Room: Summit Hall H
Time: 15:30 - 17:00

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Title: Global Health Debates

Date: Monday, 24 August 2015
Room: 301-309 room series
Time: 15:30 - 17:00

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Title: Opening Ceremony

Date: Monday, 24 August 2015
Room: Plenary Hall
Time: 17:00 - 18:30

Welcome Remarks and Introduction of Delegates: Hon. Mario Montejo, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Philippines

Messages:

  • Mmboneni Muofhe, Deputy Director-General, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa
  • Gerald Keusch, Chair of the Board, Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED)
  • Carel IJsselmuiden, Executive Director, Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED)

Introduction of Keynote Speaker: Hon. Janette Loreto-Garin, Secretary, Department of Health (DOH), Philippines

Keynote Address: His Excellency Benigno Simeon Aquino III, President, Republic of the Philippines

Master of Ceremonies: Eva Maria Cutiongco-Dela Paz, Vice Chancellor for Research and Executive Director, National Institutes of Health, University of the Philippines Manila

Special performance from the Philippine High School for the Arts - Sanghiyas Pangkat Mananayaw

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Title: Welcome Reception: Philippine Night

Date: Monday, 24 August 2015
Room: Reception Hall
Time: 18:30 - 20:30

Description: The organizing committee of the Global Forum 2015 would like to invite you to “Philippine Night” to welcome all the delegates at the Reception Hall starting at 18.30 on Monday 24 August, 2015. Dinner and cocktails will be served, followed by entertainment by local Philippine Artists.

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Title: Registration & Information - Delegation Registration Area

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Room: All Rooms
Time: 08:00 - 08:30

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Title: [Opening Plenary] Research and innovation for health – keys to development

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Room: Plenary Hall
Time: 08:30 - 09:30

Description: The opening plenary will capture the core objectives of the Global Forum on Research and Innovation for Health 2015; namely, that research and innovation are key components in achieving health, equity and development, and that that low- and middle-income countries are increasingly providing their own solutions to health and equity challenges through the use of research and innovation.

Speakers:

  • Ann Aerts, President, Novartis Foundation
  • Krisana Kraisintu, Rector of College of Oriental Medicine and Honorary Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy, Rangsit University, Thailand
  • Charles Ok Pannenborg, Chair, Global Advisory Board on Strengthening Medical, Nursing and Public Health Schools in Developing Countries, CapacityPlus

Moderators:

  • Manuel Dayrit, Dean, Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines
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Title: Global Health Debates

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Room: Function Room A; 301-309 Room Series
Time: 08:30 - 09:30

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Title: Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN) (By Invitation Only)

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Room: Function Room B
Time: 08:30 - 09:30

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Title: Health Break

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Room: All Rooms
Time: 09:30 - 10:00

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Title: Mega-disasters and outbreaks: lessons learned from Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), Avian Flu, Typhoon Haiyan and the Great East Japan Earthquake

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Room: Banquet Halls 1-3
Time: 10:00 - 11:15

Description: This session will consider the lessons learned in Avian Flu and Ebola outbreaks, and mega-disasters like the Great East Japan Earthquake and Typhoon Haiyan, in particular, the research and innovation system needs

Speakers:

  • Sakiko Kanbara, Associate Professor, Disaster Nursing Global Leader Program, University of Kochi, Japan
  • Maria Guevara, Regional Humanitarian Representative (ASEAN), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
  • Chris Ka Pun Mok, Research Assistant Professor, Division of Public Health Laboratory Sciences, Hong Kong University-Institut Pasteur Research Pole
  • Alfredo Arquillano, Former Vice Mayor, Camotes Island Cebu City, Philippines

Moderators:

  • Exaltacion Lamberte, Research Fellow, De La Salle University, Philippines
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Title: Experiences in developing national health research and innovation capacity

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Room: Meeting Rooms 2&3
Time: 10:00 - 11:15

Description: The session will discuss selected country experiences for strengthening research and innovation capacity. Presentations will include national context, strategic approaches, operational issues, sustainability, and impact. Of particular interest are successful and unsuccessful interventions attempted and lessons learned. Engagement of various stakeholders including science journalists in local and international media will be highlighted.

Chair: Manuel Dayrit, Dean, Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines

Speakers:

  • Fabio Zicker, Executive Senior Visiting Professor, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FioCruz), Brazil
  • Glaudina Loots, Director, Health Innovation Department of Science and Technology, South Africa
  • Srinath Reddy Kolli, President, Public Health Foundation India
  • Vincente Belizario Jr., Undersecretary, Department of Health (DOH), Philippines
  • Pascale Allotey, Associate Director, International Collaborations, Southeast Asia Community Observatory (SEACO), Malaysia

Moderators:

  • William Padolina, President, Executive Council, Department of Science and Technology-National Academy of Science and Technology (DOST-NAST), Philippines
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Title: Framework conditions for fair international research and innovation collaboration [CAASTNET Plus]

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Room: Meeting Room 4
Time: 10:00 - 11:15

Description: This panel session will discuss the framework conditions for bi-regional health research and innovation cooperation between Europe and Africa. The panel also presents results from the agriculture sector and compares framework conditions for research in three different regions: Europe, Africa and South-East Asia. This panel will examine: Who is actually benefiting from research collaborations and to what extent? Can we think of a research support system that strengthens economic growth and social development in low- and middle-income countries?

Speakers:

  • Eric Mwangi, Deputy Director in charge of Science &Technology Collaboration, Ministry of Education Science and Technology (MoHEST), Kenya
  • Serge Morand, Faculty Member, Université Montpellier 2, Sciences et Techniques du Languedoc, Institut des sciences de l’évolution (ISEM), France
  • Jean-Michel Sers, European Affairs Coordinator, French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), Kenya
  • Mike Kachedwa, Chief Research Officer, National Commission for Science &Technology, Malawi
  • Martina Chimzimu, Research Services Officer, National Commission for Science & Technology Health, Malawi

Moderators:

  • Rob Terry, Manager, Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), World Health Organization (WHO)
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Title: Addressing the climate-energy-health nexus in megacities: Innovations from the health sector and beyond

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Room: Meeting Room 5
Time: 10:00 - 11:15

Description: This session will examine innovative approaches adopted by the health sector in mitigating climate change and addressing energy challenges and their impacts on health especially in megacities.

Speakers:

  • Renzo Guinto, Campaigner, Healthy Energy Initiative, Health Care Without Harm-Asia
  • Chin Lon Lin, Chief Executive Officer, Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, Taiwan
  • Jorge Emmanuel, Consultant, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Fiona Armstrong, Founder and Convener, Climate and Health Alliance, Australia

Moderators:

  • Merci Ferrer, Director, Health Care Without Harm-Asia
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Title: Innovative investments for malaria elimination and regional health security [Asian Development Bank]

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Room: Meeting Room 6
Time: 10:00 - 11:15

Speakers:

  • Saumya Kailasapathy, Health Specialist, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Micah Macfarlane, Health Specialist, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Susann Roth, Senior Social Development Specialist, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Ninebeth Carandang, Social Development Specialist, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Moderators:

  • Inez Mikkelsen-Lopez, Social Sector Economist, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Title: Global Health Debates

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Room: Function Room A; 301-309 Room Series
Time: 10:00 - 11:15

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Title: Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN) (By Invitation Only)

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Room: Function Room B
Time: 10:00 - 11:15

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Title: Increased focus on health in disaster risk management: identifying the research and innovation needs

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Room: Banquet Halls 1-3
Time: 11:15 - 12:30

Description: This session will identify research and innovation needs to improve health outcomes in disaster risk reduction efforts based on the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.

Speakers:

  • Virginia Murray, Consultant in Global Disaster Risk Reduction, Public Health England
  • Ronald Law, Medical Specialist III, Health Emergency Management Bureau, Department of Health (DOH), Philippines
  • Shinichi Egawa, Professor, Tohoku University, Japan

Moderators:

  • Loreine Dela Cruz, Executive Director, Center for Disaster Preparedness, Philippines
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Title: Leveraging partnerships, joining forces: global-local, public-private, industry-academe

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Room: Meeting Rooms 2&3
Time: 11:15 - 12:30

Description: This session highlights the role of public-private-partnerships (PPPs) in addressing global health issues by funding both innovative and seemingly deprioritized research areas of particular relevance to low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Speakers:

  • Mmboneni Muofhe, Deputy Director-General, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa
  • Glen Mays, Professor, College of Public Health, University of Kentucky, USA
  • Susann Roth, Senior Social Development Specialist, Asian Development Bank
  • Ajay Gautam, Executive Director and Head of Collaborations, Asia Pacific Emerging Markets, Astra Zeneca
  • Samuel Bernal, Professor Emeritus of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA
  • David Hall, Chief of Party, Science Technology Research and Innovation for Development Program (STRIDE), USAID
  • Rob Terry, Manager, Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), World Health Organization (WHO)

Moderators:

  • Charles Ok Pannenborg, Chair, Global Advisory Board on Strengthening Medical, Nursing and Public Health Schools in Developing Countries, CapacityPlus
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Title: The COHRED Fairness Index – for ethical and equitable research collaborations to address health needs in low- and middle-income countries

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Room: Meeting Room 4
Time: 11:15 - 12:30

Description: Effective collaborations and partnerships in health research and innovation across nations and institutions are critical success factors in the development and implementation of global health goals. Dynamic and balanced partnerships are those that share risks, support progress, recognize each actor’s strategic interests and accommodate shared responsibilities. This session will discuss a global certification system, the COHRED Fairness Index. Proposed as a cost-effective tool to validate best practices for responsible and fair partnerships, the panel will discuss how it can promote fairness to preserve the principles of solidarity at the global level and contribute to regional and continental development agenda in health research.

Speakers:

  • Jacintha Toohey, Project Lead, Fair Research Contracting, Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED)
  • Jim Lavery, Managing Director for the Centre for ESC Risk, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital, Canada
  • Marième Ba, Founder and Managing Director, Pharmalys, UK

Moderators:

  • Carel IJsselmuiden, Executive Director, COHRED (Council on Health Research for Development)
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Title: Food and Nutrition Policy Challenges in an Urbanizing World

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Room: Meeting Room 5
Time: 11:15 - 12:30

Description: Accelerating rates of urbanization are creating unique challenges with regards to access of food and nutrition for individuals and households around the world. In many countries, the rate of urbanization has overtaken national capacities to provide basic needs. Food security, access and utilization not only differ between urban and rural contexts, but across urban socio-economic groups as well. Furthermore, dietary habits and traditional meal patterns in urban environments add to these particular sets of problems. In this session, the policy and innovation needs to address the health and nutrition challenges brought about by the increased urbanization to food systems of populations in differing socio-economic groups will be tackled.

Speakers:

  • Simon Weiser, Professor, Institute of Health Economics School of Management and Law, Zurich University of Applied Science
  • Rosemarie Edillon, Assistant Director-General for Policy and Planning, National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Philippines
  • Martin Bloem, Chief for Nutrition and HIV/AIDS Policy, United Nations, World Food Programme (WFP)
  • Jane Dixon, Visiting Research Fellow, International Institute for Global Health, United Nations University, Australia
  • Florence Egal, Food Security and Nutrition Expert, Urban Food Policy Pact, Italy
  • Ryan Aguas, Co-Founder, Bahay Kubo Organics, Philippines

Moderators:

  • Cecilia Cecilia Cristina Santos-Acuin, Chief Science Research Specialist of Nutritional Assessment and Monitoring Division, Department of Science and Technology-Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI), Philippines
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Title: Oral Abstract Presentations (1 & 2)

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Room: Meeting Room 6
Time: 11:15 - 12:30

Presentors:

Session 1:

  • Amy Beaudreault, The New York Academy of Sciences, USA (Understanding And Preventing Bias In Pulbic Pribate Partnerships).
  • Nivedhna Singh, University of KwaZulu Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa (Building Capacity In Research Ethics: Changing The Way We Teach And Learn Research Ethics In South Africa).
  • Julius Mugwagwa, The Open University, UK (Innovative Spending in Health: What Should Money Be Spent On To Make Global Health Innovations More Effective In Developing Countries?)
  • Gavin Cochrane, RAND Europe, UK (Evaluating A Complex Capacity-Building Intervention In An International Development Context: Reflecting On The African Institutions Initiative Evaluation).
  • Sumit Kane, KIT Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam , Netherlands (Interventions For Strengthening Capacities of Higher Education Institutions In Developing Countries – Reflections From The Field).
  • Jhanna Uy, EPIDEMOS, Manila, Philippines (Evaluation Of A Research Capacity-Building Program For Health Sciences Students In A Philippine University).

Presentors:

Session 2:

  • Elizabeth Wiley, University of Maryland, Department of Family & Community Medicine (E-Health, Trade Policy and Social Accountability).
  • Shelly Batra, Operation ASHA, India (Community-Based E-Compliance
  • Curbing and Preventing Drug Resistant Tuberculosis).
  • Felipe Canlas, Wireless Access for Health, Philippines (Inverting The Pyramid: Learning By Doing Research As A Cure To Pilot-ism and Achieving Effective Scale-Up of E/M-Health Projects In The Philippines).
  • Maria Jayveelyn Lalusis, UP Manila College of Pharmacy, Philippines (A Pilot-Study On A Text Messaging-Based Medication Counselling And Drug Information Program (PHARMATXTPINOY)).
  • Sheila Chanani, SNEHA Mumbai, India (Use Of Mobile Technology For Improving Screening Accuracy Of Acute Malnutrition In A Community-Based Management Of Acute Malnutrition Program In Mumbai Informal Settlements)
  • Jose Eugenio Quesada, Asia Pacific College, Philippines (Building An Ecosystem To Provide Sustainable E-Health Technical Capability For The Philippines).
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Title: Global Health Debates

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Room: Function Room A; 301-309 Room Series
Time: 11:15 - 12:30

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Title: Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN) (By Invitation Only)

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Room: Function Room B
Time: 11:15 - 12:30

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Title: Lunch, Poster Viewing

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Room: All Rooms
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

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Title: Developing human resources for research and innovation for health

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Room: Meeting Rooms 2&3
Time: 13:30 - 14:45

Description: Policies and strategies for developing the workforce for research and innovation for health is the theme of this session. Issues related to policies on education, retention and migration, career development programs including other relevant mechanisms to create a human resource base will be discussed.

Chair: Federico Macaranas, Core Faculty, Asian Institute of Management

Speakers:

  • Ann Aerts, Head, Novartis Foundation
  • Charles Ok Pannenborg, Chair, Global Advisory Board on Strengthening, Medical, Nursing, and Public Health Schools in Developing Countries, CapacityPlus
  • Jürg Utzinger, Executive Director,, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
  • Carmencita Padilla, Chancellor, University of the Philippines Manila
  • Stefan Swartling Peterson, Professor, Karolinska Institute and Uppsala University, Sweden
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Title: Addressing the challenges of migration and health in megacities: opportunities for research and innovation

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Room: Meeting Room 4
Time: 13:30 - 14:45

Description: Migration is one of the key factors in the growth of megacities. What research and innovation systems need to be in place to address the new health challenges this brings?

Chair: Renzo Guinto, Campaigner, Healthy Energy Initiative, Health Care Without Harm-Asia

Speakers:

  • Patrick Duigan, Senior Migration Health Program Coordinator, International Organization for Migration
  • Phua Kai Hong, Associate Professor of Health Policy & Management, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
  • Mara Quesada-Bondad, Executive Director, Action for Health Initiatives Inc. (ACHIEVE), Philippines
  • Anjali Bhaskar Borhade, Associate Professor, Public Health Foundation of India.
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Title: Improving global clinical trials: challenges and best practices from the Asia-Pacific Region and beyond [PhilCRINet and De La Salle Health Sciences Institute]

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Room: Meeting Room 5
Time: 13:30 - 14:45

Description: This session will serve as a platform to share and discuss issues, challenges and best practices globally, with a focus on Asian and African countries, and on improving and promoting quality global clinical trials to improve health.

Speakers:

  • Charles Yu, Chair, Philippine Clinical Research Infrastructure Network (PhilCRINET)
  • Marième Ba, Founder and Managing Director, Pharmalys, UK
  • Mary Ann Lansang, Section Chief, Infectious Diseases Section, University of the Philippines Manila-Philippine General Hospital
  • John Winebarger, CEO, Integrated Development Associates, Japan
  • Megan Hooton, Senior Director, Clinical Project Management, Quintiles

Moderators:

  • Charles Yu, Chair, Philippine Clinical Research Infrastructure Network (PhilCRINET)
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Title: Citizen engagement in health governance

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Room: Meeting Room 6
Time: 13:30 - 14:45

Description: Because of the complex nature of national and regional research and innovation programs for health, the voice of citizen and community groups is often underrepresented or overlooked. This session will showcase how better community engagement can enhance accountability and how voices from ordinary citizen groups are able to positively influence the research and innovation agenda for health. This session reflects the views of a variety of Civil Society Organizations.

Speakers:

  • Vibha Varshney, Associate Editor, Center for Science and Environment (CSE), India
  • Børge Diderichsen, Vice-President, Novo Nordisk
  • Remco van der Veen, Director Healthcare, Catholic Organization for Relief and Development Aid (Cordaid), Netherlands
  • Pascale Allotey, Associate Director, International Collaborations, Southeast Asia Community Observatory (SEACO), Malaysia
  • Asteria Taruliasi Aritonang, Campaign Director, World Vision, Indonesia

Moderators:

  • Redempto Parafina, Executive Director, Affiliated Network of Social Accountability – East and Asia Pacific (ANSA-EAP)
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Title: Global Health Debates

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Room: Function Room A; 301-309 Room Series
Time: 13:30 - 14:45

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Title: Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN) (By Invitation Only)

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Room: Function Room B
Time: 13:30 - 14:45

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Title: Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition [DCP3]

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Room: Banquet Halls 1-3
Time: 13:30 - 14:45

Description: This session will introduce Disease Control Priorities (DCP3), being published in 9 volumes in 2015 and 2016. DCP3 will provide the most up to date evidence on intervention, clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness for the leading causes of global disease burden. Building on its predecessors, DCP1 (1993) and DCP2 (2006), DCP3 presents systematic evaluations of policy choices affecting the access and quality of care and delivery platforms for low-and middle-income countries. DCP3 introduces extended cost-effectiveness analysis methods for assessing the equity and financial protection considerations of health; it also looks at macroeconomic policy impact of extended coverage of proven effective interventions to prevent and treat infectious and chronic diseases, including conditions related to environmental health, trauma and mental disorders.

Speakers:

  • John Peabody, President, QURE Healthcare
  • Jaime Montoya, Executive Director, Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD)
  • Rohina Joshi, Senior Research Fellow, The George Institute for Global Health, Australia
  • Barbara McPake, Director, Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne, Australia
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Title: The Quality Improvement Demonstration Study in the Philippines: results from a large scale policy experiment [QIDS]

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Room: Banquet Halls 1-3
Time: 14:45 - 16:00

Description: The Quality Improvement Demonstration Study (QIDS), a US NIH-funded study, was introduced in 2003 by the University of the Philippines and the University of California, with the cooperation of the Philippine National Health Insurance Corporation and the Philippine Department of Health. Over the next 5 years QIDS randomized 30 matched districts covering about one-third of the geographical area of the Philippines into one of three policies: (A) expanded insurance coverage to increase access to care (B) bonus payments paid to physicians who provide high quality care, and (C) a control policy, with no change to the existing PhilHealth insurance or payment schemes. This study introduced the concept that in a resource-constrained environment, policy would best be informed through an experimental evaluation of the policy impacts.

Speakers:

  • John Peabody, President, QURE Healthcare
  • Dean Orville Solon, Professor, School of Economics, University of the Philippines
  • Stella Quimbo, Professor, School of Economics, University of the Philippines
  • Manuel Dayrit, Former Secretary, Department of Health (DOH), Philippines
  • Francisco Duque III, Former Secretary, Department of Health (DOH), Philippines
  • Esperanza Cabral, Former Secretary, Department of Health (DOH), Philippines
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Title: Increasing public expenditure on research and innovation in emerging economies

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Room: Meeting Rooms 2&3
Time: 14:45 - 16:00

Description: This session will focus on the need to balance funding for R&D projects addressing immediate health concerns as well as innovative and disruptive basic research that may have greater impact in the long-term. While persistent problem areas such as infectious diseases and neglected diseases in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) should be high on the agenda, there is also a need to address emerging global challenges brought about by the ageing population, threats from re-emerging viruses, climate change and urbanization.

Speakers:

  • Eduardo Banzon, Senior Health Specialist, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Ryan Bethencourt, Co-founder, Berkeley Biolabs, USA
  • Gisela Padilla Concepcion, Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Philippines
  • Rob Terry, Manager, Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Lalit Dandona, Distinguished Research Professor, Public Health Foundation of India

Moderators:

  • Jamie Galvez-Tan, President, Health Futures Foundation, Inc., Philippines
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Title: Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies – focus on the Philippines [APO]

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Room: Meeting Room 4
Time: 14:45 - 16:00

Description: This session will review the Asia Pacific Observatory’s (APO) activities in the Philippines, presenting the outcomes of three major publications: (i) health systems in transition review including living HiT updates; (ii) case study on public hospital governance; and, (iii) case study on strategic purchasing.

Chair: Dale Huntington, Director, Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (APO), World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WHO WPRO)

Speakers:

  • Dale Huntington, Director, Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (APO), World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WHO WPRO)
  • Liezel Lagrada, Independent Consultant
  • Oscar Picazo,Independent Consultant
  • Ida Marie Pantig, Supervising Research Specialist, Philippine Institute for Development Studies
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Title: Advances in nutrigenomics for non-communicable diseseases

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Room: Meeting Room 5
Time: 14:45 - 16:00

Description: Advancements in nutrigenomics hold great potential for providing better nutrition advice to public and individuals. In this session, current trends in nutrigenomics and how these advancements can be translated towards the global effort to reduce NCDs, as well as the possible social/ethical/legal implications will be discussed.

Chair: James Kaput, Head, Clinical Translation Unit, Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences

Speakers:

  • Jacqueline Pontes-Monteiro, University Professor, Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto, University of Sao Paolo, Brazil
  • Jacus Nacis, Science Research Specialist, Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), Philippines
  • Michael Fenech, Director/Team Leader, Genome Health and Personalized Nutrition Laboratory, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
  • Chew Kiat Heng,, Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore

Moderators:

  • Eva Maria Cutiongco-dela Paz, Vice Chancellor for Research and Executive Director, National Institutes of Health, University of the Philippines Manila
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Title: Life innovation and health care for better Quality of Life (QOL) in megacities [Yokohama City University]

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Room: Meeting Room 6
Time: 14:45 - 16:00

Description: The WHO’s Constitution defines “health” as “state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. This session pursues what social well-being means for people living in megacities, citing cases of health policy and practices in Yokohama City in Japan, where super-aging society is drawing near. While life innovation makes people live longer, health policy in megacities should consider QOL aspect and sense of happiness of citizens.

Moderators:

  • Alan Feranil, Research Fellow, Office of Population Studies, University of San Carlos, Philippines

Reactors:

  • Mitsuya Kodama, Faculty, Public Health Unit, Global Cooperation Institute for Sustainability (GCI), Yokohama City University, Japan
  • Sandra Tempongko, Deputy Coordinator, South East Asia Ministers of Education (SEAMEO) Tropical Medicine and Public Health Network (TropMed), Philippines.
  • Tomohiko Makino, Medical Officer,World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WHO WPRO)

Keynote Address: Yoshio Goshima, Vice President & Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Neurobiology, Graduate School of Medicine, Yokohama City University, Japan

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Title: Global Health Debates

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Room: Function Room A; 301-309 Room Series
Time: 14:45 - 16:00

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Title: Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN) (By Invitation Only)

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Room: Function Room B
Time: 14:45 - 16:00

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Title: Health Break

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Room: All Rooms
Time: 16:00 - 16:30

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Title: ICT and primary health systems in low- and middle-income countries [JW Lee Center for Global Medicine, Seoul National University]

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Room: Banquet Halls 1-3
Time: 16:30 - 17:45

Description: What do the promises of ICT mean for the primary health care (PHC) in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC’s)? Can these countries also reap the benefits of ICT revolution or will they again be left behind only to see the gap get even deeper between them and the high-income countries? After brief surveys on ICT and health care industry, as well as on the ICT situation in LMIC’s, actual and possible applications of ICT for the issues of PHC will be introduced as examples. Ensuing discussion will encompass wide-ranging topics relevant to ICT and PHC.

Chair: Kyoung-Min Lee, Professor of Neurology, Seoul National University, South Korea.

Speakers:

  • Jong-Koo Lee, Director, JW Lee Center for Global Medicine, Seoul National University, South Korea
  • Jinho Park, JW Lee Center for Global Medicine, South Korea
  • Yoonsup Choi, Department of Human ICT Convergence, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea
  • HyeJin Lee, Seoul National University, South Korea
  • Mario Elizaga,Director, Camp Asia
  • Christopher Lee, Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies
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Title: Research and innovation for Universal Health Coverage

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Room: Meeting Rooms 2&3
Time: 16:30 - 17:45

Description: How has research and innovation contributed to national efforts to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC)? Success stories, failures, and lessons will be highlighted.

Speakers:

  • Awad Mataria, Regional Adviser for Health Financing, World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (WHO-EMRO)
  • Yogesh Rajkotia, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Thinkwell
  • Ali Ghufron Mukti, Board Member, Global Health Workforce Alliance, World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Juan Carlos Negrette, Director, Global Health Initiative, University of Utah, USA
  • Paul Jacob Robyn, Health Specialist, World Bank
  • Shamil Akhmedov, Deputy Director, Innovation and Strategic Development, Research Institute for Cardiology, Russia

Moderators:

  • Eduardo Banzon, Senior Health Specialist, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Title: Informed, effective decision-making for disaster governance

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Room: Meeting Room 4
Time: 16:30 - 17:45

Description: High quality evidence is important to mobilize political attention and resources’ and investments’ support in disaster risk management. This session will highlight the role of research and innovation in creating a favorable environment at international, regional, national and local levels to permit the generation of appropriate plans and strategies that contribute to the achievement of MDGs and disaster risk reduction. The session hopes to identify the research and innovation gaps in the policies and strategies for health in the existing governance framework and emphasize the important role of research and innovation for health in disaster governance.

Speakers:

  • Julie Hall, Country Representative in the Philippines, World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WHO WPRO)
  • Marvin Birnbaum, Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Physiology,University of Wisconsin, USA
  • Julie Calkins, Disaster Risk Reduction Research Fellow, UK Collaborative on Development Sciences (UKCDS)
  • Juna Ma. Pablo R. Nañagas, Research Director, Asian Eye Institute, Philippines

Moderators:

  • Teodoro Herbosa, Professor, University of the Philippines Manila
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Title: Evidences for the changing role of food fortification

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Room: Meeting Room 5
Time: 16:30 - 17:45

Description: Mandatory food fortification is a global strategy in addressing micronutrient deficiencies. However, controversies have arisen around such issues as food safety, rights of those who prefer unfortified foods and supplementation through other medium and diet diversification. This session discusses the current efforts in addressing micronutrient malnutrition, some of the safety issues, ensuring variety for consumers’ preferences and future undertakings on food fortification.

Speakers:

  • Imelda Agdeppa, Assistant Scientist, Department of Science and Technology-Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI), Philippines
  • Denish Moorthy, Technical Advisor, Micronutrients, USAID SPRING Project at John Snow INC.
  • Becky Tsang, Technical Officer, Food Fortification Initiative Asia, Vietnam
  • Deepika Nayar Chaudhery, Deputy Regional Director, Asia, The Micronutrient Initiative
  • Jorg Spieldenner, Head of Public Health Nutrition Department, Nestlé

Moderators:

  • Mario Capanzana, Director, Department of Science and Technology-Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI), Philippines
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Title: WIPO Re:Search – Sharing Innovation in the Fight Against Neglected Tropical Diseases

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Room: Meeting Room 6
Time: 16:30 - 17:45

Description: The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) administers WIPO Re:Search – a consortium through which public and private sector organizations around the world share valuable intellectual property and expertise with the global health research community. WIPO Re:Search catalyzes the development of new drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics to treat neglected tropical diseases, malaria, and tuberculosis. These diseases predominantly affect the poorest people in developing countries. BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH) manages the WIPO Re:Search Partnership Hub. Its role is to proactively identify and facilitate collaborations that connect private industry’s assets and resources with leading academic and nonprofit researchers. As of July 2015, there are over 90 collaborations between WIPO Re:Search Members

Speakers:

  • Anatole Krattiger, Director of Global Challenges Division, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
  • Katy Graef,Bio Ventures for Global Health
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Title: Global Health Debates

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Room: Function Room A; 301-309 Room Series
Time: 16:30 - 17:45

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Title: Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN) (By Invitation Only)

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Room: Function Room B
Time: 16:30 - 17:45

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Title: Networking Dinner

Date: Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Room: Upper Delegation Bridgeway
Time: 18:00 - 19:30

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Title: Registration & Information - Delegation Registration Area

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Room: Registration Area
Time: 08:00 - 08:30

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Title: Parallel Plenary: Translating Research into Policy

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Room: Banquet Halls 1-3, Meeting Rooms 2&3
Time: 08:30 - 09:30

Description: A key challenge in health research is how to translate research findings into scalable solutions—solutions that not only work in experimental conditions, but in the field. These solutions should be available, accessible and affordable to those who need them at the time they are needed. Translating research into policy is a key step in this process. The speakers in this plenary session will discuss practical examples and highlight experiences of what works best and lessons learned in translating research into actionable policy.

Speakers:

  • Virginia Murray, Consultant, Global Disaster Risk Reduction, Public Health England, UK
  • Federico Macaranas, Core Faculty, Asian Institute of Management (AIM)
  • Hon. Pia Cayetano, Senator, Republic of the Philippines
  • Howarth Bouis, Director, Harvest Plus, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Moderators:

  • Ernesto Domingo, Chairperson, Research Reference Hub Executive Board (RRH-EB), Department of Health (DOH), Philippines
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Title: Parallel Plenary: Research to Innovation

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Room: Meeting Room 4, Meeting Room 5
Time: 08:30 - 09:30

Description: A key challenge in health research is how to translate research findings into scalable solutions—solutions that not only work in experimental conditions, but also in the field. These solutions should be available, accessible and affordable to those who need them at a time they are needed. Where 'research' often ends with publications and patents, 'innovation'—whether social or technical— implies the creation of practical solutions, strategies and useful technologies that can help improve the quality and equity of health. The speakers in this plenary session will discuss practical examples and will highlight experiences of what works best and the lessons learned in translating research into innovative and scalable solutions.

Speakers:

  • Shelly Batra, Co-Founder & President, Operation ASHA
  • Anurag Mairal, Consulting Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Global Exchange Program, Stanford University, USA
  • Glaudina Loots, Director of Health Innovation, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa
  • Robert Zeigler, Director General, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
  • Yogesh Rajkotia, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Thinkwell Mozambique

Moderators:

  • Gerald Keusch, Director, Collaborative Research Core, Boston University National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories
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Title:

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Room: Meeting Room 6
Time: 08:30 - 09:30

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Title: Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN) interoperability meeting (By invitation)

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Room: Function Room B
Time: 08:30 - 09:30

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Title:

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Room: Summit Hall E
Time: 08:30 - 09:30

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Title: Health Break

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Room: All Rooms
Time: 09:30 - 10:00

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Title: Innovation and technology in disaster risk management

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Room: Banquet Halls 1-3
Time: 10:00 - 11:15

Description: The role of technology and innovation will be the highlight of this session. The following will be presented: (1) current trends and advancements in innovation and technologies in assessing, identifying, communicating and managing of risks and hazards, (2) experiences on innovations and technologies utilized in recent emergencies/disasters; and (3) recommendations and observations on further development of innovations and technologies for disaster risk management in health.

Speakers:

  • Alfredo Mahar Lagmay, Executive Director, Project NOAH, Philippines
  • Mark Keim, Chief Executive Officer, Disaster Doc USA
  • Jonathan Corpus Ong, Lecturer in Media and Communication, University of Leicester, UK
  • Matthew Cua, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Skyeye Inc., Philippines
  • Yantisa Akhadi, Executive Director, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, Indonesia

Moderators:

  • Raymund Liboro, Assistant Secretary for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction, Department of Science and Technology, Philippines
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Title: Enhancing infrastructure for research and innovation for health I – technology hubs, science parks, and more

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Room: Meeting Rooms 2&3
Time: 10:00 - 11:15

Description: The session will focus on the different models and approaches for commercializing and scaling up health research and innovations through technology hubs, science parks, and different innovation-focused mechanisms.

Speakers:

  • David Anthony Jones, Director of Business Development, One Nucleus, United Kingdom
  • Janekrishna Kanatharana, Vice President, Thailand Science Park
  • Anurag Mairal, Consulting Associate Professor, Medicine and Director, Global Exchange Program, Stanford University
  • Krisana Kraisintu, Rector of College of Oriental Medicine and Honorary Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy, Rangsit University, Thailand
  • Krishna Ravi Srinivas, Consultant, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), India

Moderators:

  • Reynaldo Garcia, Senior Faculty, National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of the Philippines Diliman
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Title: [WHO WPRO] Exploiting big data from national health insurance systems to achieve universal health goals

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Room: Meeting Room 4
Time: 10:00 - 11:15

Description: The three largest lower middle-income countries in the Western Pacific Region—China, Philippines and Vietnam—have rapidly increased population health insurance coverage to near-universal levels in recent years. The enrolment, claims, and cost data submitted by thousands of providers and health facilities for millions of patients to the payers under health insurance systems meets all the three definitional criteria for big data (volume, variety and velocity) and have the potential to revolutionize health care by improving quality, reducing costs, fuelling innovation for treatment and diagnostics. However, this potential is not yet fully realized even in the developed countries. This session will review the current progress and tangible actions required.

Speakers:

  • Ruben John Basa, Senior Vice President, Health Finance Policy Sector, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth)
  • Jong-heon Park, Senior Research Fellow, Big DATA Steering Department, Korea National Health Insurance Service, South Korea
  • Hyeonga Park, Big Data Steering Department, Korea National health Insurance Service, South Korea
  • Vivian Lin, Director, Health Systems, WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WHO WPRO)

Moderators:

  • Manju Rani, Senior Technical Officer, Evidence for Health Systems, WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WHO WPRO)
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Title: Smarter Food Production to Address Food Insecurity

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Room: Meeting Room 5
Time: 10:00 - 11:15

Description: Mankind’s unending challenge is to provide a growing population with a sustainable, secure supply of safe, nutritious and affordable high-quality food while using less land, with lower inputs, in the context of changing climates and environments, and fluctuating resources. The session will discuss updates in food production, processing, distribution and consumption from crop, livestock, freshwater and marine sources; the availability, access, utilization and stability dimensions of food security; and the synergies and trade-offs between economic, environmental, health and social objectives and outcomes.

Chair: Ellen Villate, Consultant, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

Speakers:

  • Robert Zeigler, Director General, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
  • Robert Barroga, Information Technology Officer III, Philippine Rice Research Institute
  • William Dar, Former Director General, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid-Tropics (ICRISAT), India
  • Howarth Bouis, Director, Harvest Plus, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
  • Karen Cooper, Sustainable Nutrition Expert, Nestlé
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Title: NCDs [NovoNordisk] Multi-stakeholder actions to address the burden of non-communicable diseases

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Room: Meeting Room 6
Time: 10:00 - 11:15

Description: The Burden of Disease for Non Communicable Diseases in the Philippines, particularly diabetes, heart disease and stroke will be presented together with a proposed clinical care pathway for NCDs. These are based on two studies commissioned by the Philippines Department of Health. Following presentation of these studies, a moderated discussion will seek to answer the question: “What are the three initiatives that different sectors can work on together on to help address NCDs?”

Speakers:

  • Vicente Belizario Jr., Undersecretary, Department of Health (DOH), Philippines
  • Nemencio Nicodemus, Secretary, Philippine Society of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Borge Diderichsen, Vice-President, Novo Nordisk

Moderators:

  • Carmela Granada, Program Manager, Disease Prevention and Control Bureau, Department of Health (DOH), Philippines

Presentors:

Fely Marilyn Lorenzo, Professor, College of Public Health, University of the Philippines-Manila:

Reactors:

  • Vicente Belizario Jr., Undersecretary, Department of Health (DOH), Philippines
  • Nemencio Nicodemus, Secretary, Philippine Society of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Borge Diderichsen, Vice-President, Novo Nordisk

Synthesis: Esperanza Cabral, Member, Philippine General Hospital Medical Foundation Board of Governors, Philippines

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Title: Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN) interoperability meeting (By invitation)

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Room: Function Room B
Time: 10:00 - 11:15

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Title: High-level policy discussion on investment in research and innovation for health in ASEAN member states (By Invitation)

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Room: Summit Hall E
Time: 10:00 - 11:15

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Title: [World Food Programme] Nutrition risk reduction during disasters

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Room: Banquet Halls 1-3
Time: 11:15 - 12:30

Description: Disasters can have unimaginable impacts on food security, nutrition and the overall welfare of populations, especially the vulnerable ones. The increasing rate of environmental degradation and climate change also brings increasing risk of hunger and under-nutrition. In this session, speakers will examine the nexus between food and nutrition and disaster risk reduction (DRR), highlighting investments and efforts needed in policy, resources and partnerships in order to integrate food security and nutrition measures in disaster risk reduction and resilience building efforts.

Speakers:

  • Martin Bloem, Chief, Nutrition and HIV/AIDS Policy, World Food Programme (WFP)
  • Teruyoshi Amagai, Professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Mukogawa Women’s University, Nishinomiya, Japan
  • Assistant Secretary Maria-Bernardita T. Flores, CESO II, Executive Director, National Nutrition Council, Philippines

Moderators:

  • Corazon Barba, Professor Emeritus, University of the Philippines Los Baños
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Title: Enhancing infrastructure for research and innovation for health II

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Room: Meeting Rooms 2&3
Time: 11:15 - 12:30

Description: The role and contributions of academia and research centers in building capacity in health research and innovation will be discussed.

Speakers:

  • Hakim Djaballah, Chief Executive Officer, Institut Pasteur, Korea
  • Fabio Zicker, Senior Visiting Professor, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FioCruz), Brazil
  • Awang Bulgiba Awang Mahmud, Fellow, Academy of Sciences Malaysia
  • Sam Bernal, Professor Emeritus of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA), USA
  • Tikki Elka Pangestu, Visiting Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
  • Gerald Keusch, Director, Collaborative Research Core, Boston University National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories, USA

Moderators:

  • Carmencita Padilla, Chancellor, University of the Philippines Manila
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Title: The future of information for health, innovation and development

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Room: Meeting Room 4
Time: 11:15 - 12:30

Description: This session will examine various scenarios relating to the future dissemination and publishing of information of health research. Firstly, it will discuss the future of publishing with regard to its quality and relevance, with a particular focus on how technology can get research and innovation from low income countries on the global radar. Secondly, it will address the access to information, and not merely by ‘open access’. Finally, the discussion will suggest ways in which future research can reduce diffusion time of better practices and innovations.

Speakers:

  • Trish Groves, Editor-in-Chief, British Medical Journal (BMJ) Open
  • Vibha Varshney, Associate Editor, Down to Earth, Center for Science and Environment, India
  • Tim Nguyen, Unit leader, Evidence and Information for Policy-Making, Division of Information, Evidence, Research and Innovation, World Health Office for Europe (WHO EURO)
  • Nick Perkins, Director, SciDev.Net
  • James Kaput, Head, Clinical Translation Unit, Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences

Moderators:

  • Will Greene, Director of New Markets, mClinica, Singapore
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Title: [Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases and Department of Science and Technology] International research collaborations and brokerage - the case of the Philippines from the Global to the local

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Room: Meeting Room 5
Time: 11:15 - 12:30

Description: This session examines the development of successful research collaborations from the perspectives of the international funders, national policymaker, local leadership and researcher, and the lessons to be learned and applied in future international collaborations for health research.

Chair: Celina Escano Gorre, Executive Director, Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD)

Speakers:

  • Karen Ann Hipol, Research and Innovation Programme Manager, British Embassy Manila
  • Fortunato Cristobal, Dean, School of Medicine, Ateneo de Zamboanga University,Philippines
  • Servando Halili, Jr., Director, Center for Health Behavioral and Social Science, School of Medicine, Ateneo de Zamboanga, Philippines
  • Liew Kong Cheng, Science & Innovation Officer, British High Commission Singapore
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Title: Oral Poster Session 3 & 4* (Policy / PhilHealth & UHC)

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Room: Meeting Room 6
Time: 11:15 - 12:30

Presentors:

"Session 3 :

  • Celso Jr Pagatpatan, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines “Enhancing Public Participation Effectiveness: What Works, For Whom, In What Circumstances And Why?”
  • Bhaskar Purohit, Public Health Foundation India “Recruitment, Placement and Transfer Policies and Practices for Government Doctors In India: Are they People Centric?”
  • Ludivina Porticos, University of the Immaculate Conception, Philippines “Assessment of the Extent of Implementation of Standards and Procedures for Water Safety in the Philippines”
  • Oscar Juan Lanza, JusticiaSaludDesarrollo (Bolivia) “Bolivia – Health Reforms: People Absent as Centre of Research and Innovation for Health”

Presentors:

Session 4:

  • Rachel Lynn Belandres, University of Asia and the Pacific, Philippines “Policy Simulation of the Aquino Health Agenda in the Philippines”
  • Shailender Kumar, Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID), New Delhi “Does Health Insurance Promote Healthcare Access and Provide Financial Protection: Empirical Evidences From India”
  • Mel Lorenzo Accad, University of the Philippines, School of Economics “Does Convergence of Conditional Cash Transfer and Socialized Health Insurance Induce Outpatient Care Utilization for Illness/Injury?”
  • Alice Merry, International Labour Organization, Impact Insurance Facility “Extending Universal Health Coverage for the Informal Sector in Philippines”
  • Karlo Paolo Paredes, Seoul National University, Korea “Impact of Extending Social Health Insurance for the Poor on Facility-Based Deliveries in the Philippines”"" "
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Title: Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN) interoperability meeting (By invitation)

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Room: Function Room B
Time: 11:15 - 12:30

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Title: High-level policy discussion on investment in research and innovation for health in ASEAN member states (By Invitation)

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Room: Summit Hall E
Time: 11:15 - 12:30

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Title: Lunch, Poster Viewing

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Room: All Rooms
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

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Title: ‘Big Data’ in big cities: harnessing information for improving urban health governance and reducing health inequities in megacities

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Room: Banquet Halls 1-3
Time: 13:30 - 14:45

Description: This session will examine the role of big data in measuring and reducing health inequities and improving urban health governance in megacities, and how research and innovation can address the gaps and challenges in this urban data revolution.

Speakers:

  • Alex Ross, Director, Kobe Center for Urban Health, World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Jeffrey Williams, Chairman, Healthcare Information Management Association of the Philippines (HIMOAP)
  • Farouk Meralli, Chief Executive Officer, mClinica, Singapore
  • Subhojit Dey, Associate Professor, Public Health Foundation of India

Moderators:

  • Anthony Capon, Director, International Institute for Global Health, United Nations University, Malaysia
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Title: Increasing investments for innovative and practical solutions to priority healthcare challenges

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Room: Meeting Rooms 2&3
Time: 13:30 - 14:45

Description: This session will explore different ways to increase investments in innovative and practical solutions to health challenges affecting LMICs. Obstacles to identifying and financing potentially groundbreaking and scalable health solutions-such as paper diagnostics, vaccines not requiring cold-chain as well as point-of-care diagnostics, disease prevention and therapeutic innovation, as well as the role of impact investment, crowdfunding, philanthropreneurs, different incentive-based models and microfinancing, will be discussed

Speakers:

  • Ajay Gautam, Executive Director and Head of Collaborations Asia Pacific Emerging Markets, Astra Zeneca
  • Ryan Bethencourt, Co-Founder, Berkeley Biolabs, USA
  • Maria Odelia Arroyo, Chief Executive Officer, Hybridigm Consulting, Philippines
  • Karen Ann Hipol, Research and Innovation Programme Manager, British Embassy Manila
  • Santiago Lardizabal, Angel Investor, Arizona Tech Investors
  • Peter Jager, Senior Advisor for Government Relations, Novartis

Moderators:

  • Rob Terry, Manager, Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), World Health Organization (WHO)
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Title: [GIZ] Building country capacity for implementation research – the Regional Fit for School Program (FIT)

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Room: Meeting Room 4
Time: 13:30 - 14:45

Description: Implementation research is important to facilitate the translation of evidence into effective public health program. The Fit for School Program supports the implementation of an integrated school health concept in four countries in the Southeast Asian region. It includes a comprehensive research program aiming to develop country capacities to improve the quality of program implementation. This panel session will examine key aspects related to FIT implementation research, such as intersectoral partnerships, selecting appropriate indicators, and framing results in ways useful for advocacy.

Chair: Ramon Bacani, Director, Southeast Asian Minister of Education, Organization, Innovation and Technology(SEAMEO-INNOTECH)

Speakers:

  • Lytou Bouapao, Vice Minister of Education, Lao PDR
  • Ramon Bacani, Director, Southeast Asian Minister of Education, Organization, Innovation and Technology(SEAMEO-INNOTECH)
  • Bella Monse, Principal Advisor, Fit for School-Technical Assistance for Effective School Health, Deutsche GesellschaftfürInternationaleZussamenarbeit (GIZ)
  • Chander Badloe, Regional WASH Advisor, UNICEF, Bangkok
  • Vicente Belizario, Jr., Undersecretary, Department of Health (DOH), Philippines
  • Sri Susilawati, Lecturer and Research Coordinator, Department of Dental Public Health, Universitas Pajajaran, Indonesia

Moderators:

  • Habib Benzian, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, New York University, USA
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Title: [APAME] Medical journals, social accountability, and the democratization of knowledge

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Room: Meeting Room 5
Time: 13:30 - 14:45

Description: The WHO Constitution “enshrines the highest attainable standard of health as a fundamental right of every human being. The right to health includes access to timely, acceptable, and affordable health care of appropriate quality…as well as the underlying determinants of health, such as…access to health-related education and information.” While there is a growing momentum towards free (and open) access to research – what are the challenges and barriers, and how might these be overcome? Social accountability is everyone’s responsibility-- are developed country researchers and journals particularly accountable to research participants in LMICs that also provide resources, raw materials, and markets for research outcomes and products? Representatives from top-tier and LMIC journals will discuss these issues in the context of availability and accessibility of health information for all.

Speakers:

  • Jose Florencio Lapeña, President, Asia Pacific Association of Medical Editors (APAME)
  • Martin Delahunty, Global Head, Nature Partner Journals, United Kingdom
  • Trish Groves, Editor-in-Chief, British Medical Journal Open
  • Carel Ijsselmuiden, Executive Director, Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED)

Moderators:

  • Dada Lorenzana-Santiago, Anchor/TV Host, PTV-4, Philippines
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Title: Oral Poster Session 5 & 6* (Disaster / Disease)

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Room: Meeting Room 6
Time: 13:30 - 14:45

Presentors:

Session 5:

  • Sae Ochi, Internal Medicine, Soma Central Hospital, Japan “What is Health Impact Caused by a Nuclear Accident?”
  • Daniella Louise Santiago, Health Sciences, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines, “Haiyan Hope: A Case-Control Study on the Association of Social Capital to Under-5 Malnutrition in Post-Haiyan Roxas City, Capiz”
  • Bernadette Joy Almirol , Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of the Philippines Manila, Philippines “Prevalence of Psychosocial Distress Among Flood Victims in Selected Urban Barangays in Pasay City”
  • LilibethTaa, SEAMEO INNOTECH (Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Center for Educational Innovation and Technology), Learning Management Office “Capacity Building for Safe and Healthy Schools Through Flexible Learning Solutions”
  • Jose Manuel Rodriguez-Llanes, CRED Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters “Promoting Psychological Resilience in Disaster and Conflict: Review of the Factors that Matter”
  • Emmanuel Maphorogo, Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo, “Mining, Environmental Pollution and Public Health Challenges in Johannesburg”

Presentors:

Session 6:

  • Frances Edillo, University of San Carlos, Philippines “The Genetic Structure, Dengue Viruses, and Seasonal Factor of Aedes Aegypti Population on Cebu City, Philippines”
  • Bernadeth Gerodias, Southern Philippines Medical Center, Women and Children Protection Unit and HIV-AIDS Core Team Clinic “Sexual Practices Among Male-To-Female-Transgender Persons in Prostitution”
  • Nagesh N. Borse, USAID, USA “USAIDS Effort in Development and Introduction of Microbicides For Women To Reduce The Risk Of HIV-USAID Tactics – Translation Research Activities To Accelerate The Development And Introduction Of Potential Microbicide Candidates”
  • Maylin Palatino, University of the Philippines Manila “Association Between Leptospirosis-Related Knowledge And Practices Of Male Pedicab Drivers In Some Areas In Manila City”
  • Marialuisa Daroy, St. Luke's Medical Center, Philippines “Disease Profiling In Asian Filipinos”
  • Almira Daguman, UNITED LABORATORIES, INC, Manila, Philippines “Comparative Screening For Latent Tuberculosis Infection Among Filipino Healthcare Workers Using Quantiferon®TB Gold In-Tube And Tuberculin Skin Test”
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Title: Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN) interoperability meeting (By invitation)

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Room: Function Room B
Time: 13:30 - 14:45

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Title: Global Health Debates

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Room: Summit Hall E
Time: 13:30 - 14:45

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Title: Increasing access to information on health, equity, and development

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Room: Meeting Rooms 2&3
Time: 14:45 - 16:00

Description: This session will explore how technology and social innovations can be used to improve transparency and accountability in health systems, and improve access to care and support health innovations. Issues concerning sharing of data, access to holders of big data sets, synergising and managing data services, and confidentiality and privacy will be discussed.

Speakers:

  • Shreya Basu, Regional Civil Society Coordinator for Asia Pacific, Open Government Partnership (OGP)
  • Liem Nguyen, Deputy Director, Institute of Population Health and Development,Vietnam
  • Walter Flores, Director, Centro de Estudios para la Equidad y Gobernanza en los Sistemas de Salud (CEGSS),Guatemala
  • Farouk Meralli, Chief Executive Officer, mClinica, Singapore
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Title: [WHO WPRO] Health promotion, NCD prevention and control and Sustainable Development Goals

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Room: Banquet Halls 1-3
Time: 14:45 - 16:00

Description: This session will showcase the experiences of three Asian megacities' work on health promotion, NCD preventionand control; all the while, emphasizing how these efforts link to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Insights and lessons learned that can be applied to other urban areas will be identified and discussed. Key questions to be answered in this session include: What are the policies and programs of megacities that promote health and addressNCDs? What are the challenges and opportunities to mobilizing support for health promotion and NCD prevention and control in megacities? How can action in megacities contribute to the attainment of the SDGs?

Speakers:

  • Susan Pineda Mercado, Director, Division of Noncommunicable Diseases and Health through the Life-Course, World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WHO WPRO)
  • Jong-koo Lee, Director, JW LEE Center for Global Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Republic of Korea
  • Kayoko Yamamoto, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Information Systems, University of Electro-Communications, Japan
  • Francis Tolentino, Chairman, Metro Manila Development Authority, Philippines

Moderators:

  • Mario Villaverde, Associate Dean, Ateneo School of Government, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines
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Title: It's not just the money! Sharing risk and reward; maximizing IP

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Room: Meeting Room 4
Time: 14:45 - 16:00

Description: This session will explore new models and applications of the Intellectual Property (IP) system that seek to incentivize greater R&D investment for neglected diseases and health priority issues affecting LMICs, to nurture innovation, and to increase access to new health solutions.

Speakers:

  • Anatoe Krattiger, Director of Global Challenges Division, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
  • Santiago Lardizabal, Angel Investor, Arizona Tech Investors
  • Gonzalo Serafica, Co-founder, Xylos Corporation, USA
  • Amelou Lim, Intellectual Property Rights Specialist V, Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHIL)
  • Peter Jager, Senior Advisor for Government Relations, Novartis

Moderators:

  • Maria Odelia Arroyo, Chief Executive Officer, Hybridigm Consulting, Philippines
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Title: [APAME] Capacity-building strategies to increase the dissemination of research and innovation in LMICs

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Room: Meeting Room 5
Time: 14:45 - 16:00

Description: Experts will offer solutions for improving health research and innovation in LMICs that is often overlooked in established indices of scientific and medical publications and journals, whilst new and emerging platforms struggle to find resources and compete. New partnerships, initiatives and schemes that seek to strengthen and enhance newly emerging sources of research in LMICs and showcase different strategies for collaboration between large and small organizations will be examined. Several novel ways to increase the visibility of authors to share their work through non-traditional modes of publication such as the internet and social media will be explored.

Speakers:

  • Martin Delahunty, Global Head, Nature Partner Journals, UK
  • Charles Raby,Technical Officer, Information Management & Dissemination, World Health Organization South-East Asia Region (WHO SEARO)
  • Marie Villemin Partow, Publications Officer, World Health OrganizationWestern Pacific Region Office (WHO WPRO)
  • Oh Hoon Kwon, Chair, Ad Hoc Committee, APAMED Central

Moderators:

  • Trish Groves, Editor-in-Chief, British Medical Journal (BMJ) Open
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Title: [ILSI-SEA]Nutrients Requirement and Food Intake in Southeast Asia : Research Gaps and Policy Implications

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Room: Meeting Room 6
Time: 14:45 - 16:00

Description: The session presents current findings regarding food and nutrient intakes of selected populations in Southeast Asia, and factors that influence the region’s health situation. Presentations include the prevalence of hemoglobinopathies among anemic individuals in Metro Manila, the contribution of diet to diabetes risk among Chinese Singaporeans, and validity of WHO complementary feeding indicators for use among Malaysian children. Implications for policy and future research will be discussed.

Speakers:

  • Sofia Amarra, Deputy Director, International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) SEAsia Region, Singapore
  • Geoffry Smith, President, International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) SEAsia Region, Singapore
  • Khor Geok Lin, Dean, School of Health Sciences, International Medical University, Malaysia

Moderators:

  • Corazon Barba, Professor Emeritus, University of the Philippines Los Baños
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Title: Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN) interoperability meeting (By invitation)

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Room: Function Room B
Time: 14:45 - 16:00

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Title: Global Health Debates

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Room: Summit Hall E
Time: 14:45 - 16:00

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Title: Health Break

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Room: All Rooms
Time: 16:00 - 16:30

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Title: [UP Manila & Citizens' Network for Psychosocial Response] Enhancing Resilience in Times of Crisis and Catastrophe

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Room: Banquet Halls 1-3
Time: 16:30 - 17:45

Description: The human dimension of the impacts of disasters, often missed in disaster risk reduction and response, is a significant point to reflect and discuss within the DRRM discourse. This panel presentation, facilitated by the Citizens’ Network for Psychosocial Response (CNetPSR), is geared towards addressing this gap and will orient the audience to an array of issues, practices and directions in enhancing resilience among individuals and families in disaster-stricken communities. Ultimately, it lays down the agenda towards integrating mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) in the existing DRRM planning and policy.

Speakers:

  • Rose Bautista, Advocate, Citizens’ Network for Psychosocial Response, Philippines
  • Ma. Lourdes Arellano-Carandang, Founder, President, MLAC Institute for Psychosocial Services, Inc.
  • Mae Quesada-Medina, Advocate, Citizens’ Network for Psychosocial Response, Philippines
  • Abigail Del Puerto, Advocate, Citizens’ Network for Psychosocial Response, Philippines
  • Nephtaly Joel Botor, Advocate, Citizens’ Network for Psychosocial Response, Philippines

Moderators:

  • June Pagaduan-Lopez, Convenor, Citizens’ Network for Psychosocial Response, Philippines
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Title: “Health in all policies”: enhancing health governance in megacities

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Room: Meeting Rooms 2&3
Time: 16:30 - 17:45

Description: Health is an outcome of the interplay of policies and activities in different sectors. This session will showcase success stories and work-in-progress in improving health governance in megacities through the adoption of the ‘Health in All Policies’ approach.

Speakers:

  • Anjana Bhushan, Technical Officer, World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WHO WPRO)
  • Mojgan Sami, Professor, University of California, Irvine (UCI), USA
  • Bjarne Pedersen, Executive Director, Clean Air Asia
  • Lilibeth David, Director IV, Health Policy Development and Planning Bureau, Department of Health (DOH), Philippines

Moderators:

  • Alex Ross, Director, Kobe Center for Urban Health, World Health Organization
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Title: [Future Health Systems] The network approach to strengthening health systems research capacity: experiences from the global South

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Room: Meeting Room 4
Time: 16:30 - 17:45

Description: “LMIC-led” networked consortia have emerged in recent years as a novel attempt to develop health systems research (HSR) capacity. They are intended as a means of harnessing varied organizational strengths and establishing more sustained country capacity for HSR. This talk show inspired panel session invokes consortia from Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia to share the diverse aspects of their approaches – from governance, to priority setting, to donor negotiations, and more – and to debate poignant questions around implementation challenges and long-term sustainability.

Chair: Nasreen Jessani, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health

Speakers:

  • Chrispus Mayora, Makerere University School of Public Health - Africa Hub, Future Health Systems
  • Rosanna Rorstrom, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
  • Ermin Erasmus, Wits University, South Africa
  • VR Raman, Public Health Foundation of India
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Title: From Evidence to Policy - Thinking Outside the Box

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Room: Meeting Room 5
Time: 16:30 - 17:45

Description: The debate on how to improve the uptake and use of research-derived evidence into creating better health policies and practices and how to get 'health in all policies' goes back many years. Starting from the growth of 'clinical epidemiology' in the 1970's, tireless efforts around the world have been made to increase the evidence-base of health and general policy-making, both in high- and in low-and-middle income countries. This session will examine what is new, where should we invest, and how can we improve evidence for health care that reaches everyone in a timely, effective and affordable manner.

Speakers:

  • Tim Nguyen, Unit leader, Evidence and Information for Policy-Making, Division of Information, Evidence, Research and Innovation, WHO Office for Europe (WHO EURO)
  • Oliver Keown, Clinical Advisor & Policy Fellow, Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London, UK
  • World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH)
  • Hassen Ghannem, Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University Hospital Farhat Hached
  • Joses Muthuri Kirigia, Senior Health Economist, WHO Regional Office for Africa (WHO Regional Office for Africa (WHO AFRO)
  • Luis Gabriel Cuervo Amore, Senior Advisor, Research Promotion & Development, Pan American Health Organizaton (PAHO/WHO)
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Title: [Alliance ] Health Policy and Systems Research: bringing research and innovation to people

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Room: Meeting Room 6
Time: 16:30 - 17:45

Description: This interactive session will sensitize policy-makers and researchers about the role of health policy & systems research (HPSR) in increasing the effectiveness of research and innovation. HPSR illustrates how health policies and systems interact and shape each other and influence health outcomes. It explains why interventions and policies fail to achieve their desired goals and what can be done to address these. The session will engage audiences around issues of financial resources for HPSR, capacity strengthening, and HPSR to enhance the effectiveness of medical and technological innovations.

Speakers:

  • Abdul Ghaffar, Executive Director, Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Zubin Shroff, Technical Officer, Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, World Health Organization (WHO)
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Title:

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Room: Function Room B
Time: 16:30 - 17:45

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Title: Global Health Debates

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Room: Summit Hall E
Time: 16:30 - 17:45

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Title: Registration & Information - Delegation Registration Area

Date: Thursday, 27 August 2015
Room: Registration Area
Time: 08:00 - 08:30

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Title: Global Health Debates

Date: Thursday, 27 August 2015
Room: Banquet Hall 3
Time: 08:30 - 09:45

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Title: [Department of Health] Increasing Public Investments for Health Research, Generating Evidence for Policy-Making

Date: Thursday, 27 August 2015
Room: Meeting Rooms 2 &3
Time: 08:30 - 09:45

Description: Increasing investment for health research is challenging, and mobilizing public resources for health research is even more difficult. In a bold move, the Department of Health pooled 2% of the operating budget of all its offices for research and capacity development. This critical direction was complemented by the creation of the Research Reference Hub (RRH), a multi-agency body which provides the governance structure and mechanism for collaboration with other government research institutions in pursuing better management of health research system in the country. The session will highlight the achievements and challenges of this initiative. It will also underscore the voices of various stakeholders in moving this program forward.

Speakers:

  • Ernesto Domingo, Chairperson, Research Reference Hub Executive Board (RRH-EB), Department of Health (DOH), Philippines
  • Jaime Montoya, Executive Director, Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST- PCHRD)
  • Anna Melissa Guerrero, Division Chief, Pharmaceutical Division, Department of Health (DOH), Philippines
  • Dale Huntington, Director, Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (APO), World Health Organization, Western Pacific Regional Office (WHO WPRO)
  • Jesus Sarol, Jr., Professor, National Teacher Training Center for the Health Professions, University of the Philippines Manila

Moderators:

  • Lilibeth David, Director IV, Health Policy Development and Planning Bureau, Department of Health (DOH), Philippines
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Title: [University of the Philippines Medical Informatics Unit] Reshaping healthcare with social media

Date: Thursday, 27 August 2015
Room: Meeting Room 4
Time: 08:30 - 09:45

Description: Conversations in healthcare are happening on social media. While patients have embraced this platform, many healthcare professionals are reluctant to engage with it. This session will discuss ways of using social media for health care, health professions education and health-related research.

Speakers:

  • Helen Madamba, Training Specialist IV,Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center, Philippines
  • Iris Thiele Isip Tan, Professor III, University of the Philippines-Manila
  • Marc Smith, Director, Social Media Research Foundation, USA

Moderators:

  • Narciso Tapia, Training Specialist IV, Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center, Philippines
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Date: Thursday, 27 August 2015
Room: Meeting Room 5
Time: 08:30 - 09:45

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Title: Oral Abstract Session 7 & 8

Date: Thursday, 27 August 2015
Room: Meeting Room 6
Time: 08:30 - 09:45

Presentors:

Session 7:

  • Victor Mukonka, Copperbelt University, School of Medicine, Zambia “Addressing Hidden Barriers To Institutional Delieveries – A Key Intervention For Reducing Maternal Mortality In Rural Zambia”
  • Chithramali Rodrigo, Epidemiology Unit, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka “Birth Preparedness, Complication Readiness And Associated Factors Among Pregnant Woman Attending Antenatal Clinics At Medical Officer Of Health (MOH) Area Padukka”
  • Anteneh Asefa, School of Public Health, Ethiopia “Potential Contributors To The Low Performance Of Prevention Of Mother-To-Child Transmission (PMTCT) Of HIV Programs In Ethiopia: Health Systems Perspective”
  • Marian Theresia Valera, Independent M&E Consultant, Philippines “Determinants Of Maternal Health Care Utilization Among Beneficiaries Of Conditional Cash Incentives: Evidence From A Post-Disaster Setting”
  • Paul Yonga, Fountain Health Care Ltd/Fountain Hospital, Kenya “Knowledge And Uptake Of Modern Contraceptive Methods Among Post-Cesarean Section Patients In An Urban Hospital In Eldoret, Kenya”

Presentors:

Session 8:

  • Kimberly Marie Develos, University of the Immaculate Conception, Davao City, Philippines “Detection Of Chloramphenicol Residues In Retailed Chicken In Davao City Public Markets”
  • Tarang Mishra, NarotamSekhsaria Foundation, Mumbai, India “A People Based Nutrition Services – A Rights Based Approach To Improve Government Services In Maharashtra, India”
  • Charina Javier, Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Department of Science and Technology, Philippines “Inequality Of Energy And Protein Adequacy Within The Filipino Household”
  • Leah Perlas, Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Department of Science and Technology, Philippines “Iodine Deficiency Disorder (IDD) Trends Among Filipinos: 1998 to 2013”
  • Glenda Azana, Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Department of Science and Technology, Philippines “An Intervention Strategy For Underweight Filipino Young Children: Complementary Feeding And Nutrition Education”"
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Title: Health Break

Date: Thursday, 27 August 2015
Room: All Rooms
Time: 09:45 - 10:15

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Title: Global Health Debates

Date: Thursday, 27 August 2015
Room: Banquet Hall 3
Time: 10:15 - 11:30

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Title: Local and international networks - what works best for global health?

Date: Thursday, 27 August 2015
Room: Meeting Rooms 2 &3
Time: 10:15 - 11:30

Description: The session will focus on research networks and their contributions to capacity building. Building a macro environment for supporting research and innovation, managing government budgets better, passing relevant laws and policies will be discussed.

Speakers:

  • Garry Aslanyan, Manager for Partnerships and Governance, Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Medicine (TDR), World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Solomon Nwaka, Executive Director, African Network for Drugs and Diagnostics Innovation (ANDI)
  • Cristina Torres, Coordinator, Forum for Ethical Research Committee in Asia and Western Pacific Region (FERCAP)
  • Pratap Singhasivanon, Secretary General/Coordinator,Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Tropical Medicine and Public Health(SEAMEO-TROPMED) Network
  • Martin Bangha, Manager, Capacity Strengthening and Training, INDEPTH Network
  • Nancy Lee, Senior Policy Adviser, Wellcome Trust

Moderators:

  • Tikki Elka Pangestu, Visiting Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
  • Mary Ann Lansang, Section Chief, Infectious Diseases Section, University of the Philippines Manila-Philippine General Hospital
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Title: The built environment in megacities: a new space for innovation, research and design for health

Date: Thursday, 27 August 2015
Room: Meeting Room 4
Time: 10:15 - 11:30

Description: The session will tackle lessons and visions for urban design to promote health and equity in mega cities.

Speakers:

  • Anthony Capon, Director, International Institute for Global Health, United Nations University Felino Palafox, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, Palafox Associates, Philippines Arnel Paciano Casanova, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bases Conversion and Development Authority, Philippines Antonio Miguel Dans, President, Asia Pacific Center for Evidence-Based Medicine

Moderators:

  • Mojgan Sami, Professor, University of California Irvine (UCI), USA

Reactors:

  • Miguel Dans, President, Asia Pacific Center for Evidence-Based Medicine, Philippines
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Title: [University of Kochi & Ateneo] Training of disaster situation report from voices of survivors

Date: Thursday, 27 August 2015
Room: Meeting Room 5
Time: 10:15 - 11:30

Description: Various ICT solutions are available to provide real-time hazard information to the public as part of disaster awareness and preparedness. However, knowledge about impending hazard is not sufficient as there are other factors that should be considered to provide a more complete picture of the emerging threats. In this workshop, participants will have an opportunity to understand disaster in a multi-dimensional scale, with focus on human dimension and human security. The workshop provides opportunities for hands-on work on using ebayanihan application in simulating past disaster scenarios. Participants will be shown how to perform vulnerability assessments and maintain multi-sectional agility in responding to an array of unexpected health insecurity issues.

Chair: Ma. Regina Estuar, Associate Assistant Professor, School of Science & Engineering, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines;Sakiko Kanbara, Associate Professor, University of Kochi, Japan

Speakers:

  • Marlene De Leon, Assistant Professor, School of Science & Engineering, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines
  • John Noel Victorino, Graduate Student, School of Science & Engineering, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines
  • Jhoanna Isla, Graduate Student, School of Science & Engineering, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines
  • John Clifford Rosales, Graduate Student, School of Science & Engineering, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines
  • Mami Nojima, Graduate Student, University of Kochi, Japan
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Title: Exercise is Medicine: The Science behind the movement

Date: Thursday, 27 August 2015
Room: Meeting Room 6
Time: 10:15 - 11:30

Description: Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are fast-growing public health concern both in developed and developing countries. The majority of NCDs are linked by common preventable risk factors, among which are physical inactivity brought about by modernization seen most commonly in mega-cities. Organized by the Philippine Association for the Study of Overweight and Obesity (PASOO), this session will explore the scientific evidence on the benefits of exercise and physical activity for the prevention and management of NCDs, particularly diabetes, cardiac disease, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and depression. Strategies by which exercise and physical activity could be effectively promoted to health care practitioners and the general population will also be discussed.

Speakers:

  • Rodolfo Florentino, Chairman-President, Nutrition Foundation of the Philippines
  • Rosa AllynSy, Head, section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism and Nutrition of Cardinal Santos Medical Center, Philippines
  • Edgardo Juan Tolentino Jr., Secretary, Philippine Association for the Study of Overweight & Obesity (PASOO)
  • Hercules Callanta, President, Strength and Conditioning, Inc., Philippines

Moderators:

  • Nina Castillo-Carandang, Social Scientist & Assistant Department Chair, Department of Clinical Epidemiology, University of the Philippines, Manila
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Title: Plenary: Call-to-Action

Date: Thursday, 27 August 2015
Room: Plenary Hall
Time: 11:30 - 12:30

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Title: Closing Remarks

Date: Thursday, 27 August 2015
Room: Plenary Hall
Time: 12:30 - 12:35

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