Promoting Health

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September
27
2017
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September
28
2017
December 14, 2017 AT 09:03 AM
Beijing, China
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Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016
Thursday, Sep 28, 2017
Speakers
  • Professor Datuk Dr Lai-Meng Looi is Malaysia’s inaugural National Distinguished Professor, positioned at  the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya (UM).  She holds a concurrent appointment as senior consultant histopathologist at the University of Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC).    Professor Looi studied medicine as a ...

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  • Professor George Griffin is a clinically trained biomedical scientist who developed and led the Institute of Infection and Immunity and Clinical Infection Unit at St George’s, University of London. The Unit has an international reputation in clinical infection, basic and translational research and postgraduate training. The Unit has ...

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  • In addition to a BSc (University of Toronto) and a Masters Degree in Education (University of Western Ontario), Dr. Turnbull received his Doctorate in Medicine at Queen's University and later achieved specialty certification in Internal Medicine through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1982.  Dr. Turnbull has been ...

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  • Amirhossein Takian (MD PhD FHEA) is Associate Professor and Chair at the Department of Global Health & Public Policy, School of Public Health- Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran. He is also Deputy Acting Minister for International Affairs at the Ministry of Health and Medical Education, I. R. Iran, where he is in charge of overseeing ...

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  • Professor Boli Zhang is currently a member of Chinese Academy of Engineering, President of the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, and President of the Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is the academic leader of a national key discipline — Internal medicine of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). He is the Vice ...

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At-a-Glance

Global leaders in healthcare and medicine met in Beijing, China, on 27-28 September 2017 to tackle a pressing question: How do we promote and maintain good health and well-being for a growing global population?

Hosted by the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), the InterAcademy Partnership for Health (IAP for Health) Conference 2016 convened global experts in medical research, medical practice and healthcare systems who discussed best practices, new concepts and the future of healthcare worldwide.

In 2015, world leaders agreed on a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In particular, Goal 3 calls for world leaders to “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.” But improving health and healthcare systems is fundamental to achieving many of the other goals, too. SDG#2, for example, aims for food security and adequate nutrition, while SDG#6 calls for universal access to clean water and sanitation.

Global population currently stands at 7.4 billion, with another 80 million births projected each year. In addition, advances in medical sciences mean that more and more people are living longer – adding stress to many nations’ healthcare systems. Amid these massive challenges, how do we ensure that low- and middle-income countries aren't left behind as we work to guarantee good health and well-being for everyone at all ages?

To answer these questions, the IAP for Health conference focused on such topics as:

  • the social determinants of health;
  • reducing risks across the lifespan;
  • communicable diseases, including the prevention, detection and response to threats of emerging infectious diseases and pandemics;
  • the role of traditional medicine; and
  • new models for promoting health, for example in the urban environment.
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