Annual Health Research International Conference 2022

Annual Health Research International Conference 2022

By: Alexandra de Leon Date: July 18th, 2022

To celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, the Annual Health Research International Conference 2022 (AHR-iCON 2022) is taking place August 1-2, 2022 in Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand. The conference aims to open a stage for the dissemination and implementation of knowledge from frontline research works.

Topics focus on multiple areas of medicine and health science, both in clinical medicine and frontier medical science:

• Clinical Medicine
• Health Sciences
• Pharmaceutical Science
• Biomedical Sciences
• Public Health
• Biomedical Engineering
• Medical and Health Technology

Dr. Monica Vavilala, Director of Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center (HIPRC) will be the conference’s keynote speaker on August 1, 2022. Her presentation will focus on “Implementing and Dissemination of Best Practices in Traumatic Brain Injury Care and Research.”

Registration is required.

Conference schedule available here.

About the conference:

Even before the COVID-19 Pandemic, healthcare was fraught with problems, inequities, and political dilemmas. The Pandemic threw all of these problems into even sharper relief and revealed systemic flaws from the center to all levels. It has shown even the best-funded health services on the planet had struggled when faced with an infectious disease outbreak that required them to balance between saving lives and maintaining livelihood.

The Department of Epidemiology at Prince of Songkla University currently conducts ground-breaking multi-country research and builds the research capacity of countries in the Asia-Pacific and Sub-Saharan Africa through its Master’s and PhD programs. The University wishes to extend its reach to the global level, and thus intends to create a Center for Global Health Research and Innovations. The missions of the Center for Global Health Research and Innovations are: 1) to enhance the University’s north-south, south-south, and triangular collaborative efforts by monitoring
epidemiological transitions at the national, regional, and global levels; 2) to develop a common research agenda and conduct research to generate empirical evidence in support of Universal Health Coverage at the global level. The ultimate aim of the Center is to ensure that no one is left behind with regard to equitable access to essential health care.

The Center seeks advice and support from various universities and organizations on this endeavor. The Center thus wishes to organize a forum to engage with relevant stakeholders and policymakers in universal health coverage and open its research and innovation agenda to various voices, knowledge, and ideas.