Promoting Health

Agenda

The IAP for Health, formerly InterAcademy Medical Panel (IAMP) triennial Scientific Conference and General Assembly will be held in Beijing China on 27 – 29 September 2016.

The conference and GA are hosted by the Chinese Academy of Engineering. The events will be organized in collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences/Peking Union Medical College.

All member academies of the IAPartnership are invited to attend the conference while only members of  IAP for Health are invited to attend the GA.

The conference topic this year is 'Promoting Health'. A Scientific Committee has been convened following nomination from member academies and is working on the agenda and list of speakers.

 The General Assembly is the highest decision-making body of IAP for Health: it consists of the presidents of all academies that are members and it generally lasts for one day. This is a closed meeting reserved to representatives of member academies present.

September 27, 2016
08:45 – 09:30
Opening Ceremony
Chair: Prof. Zhou Ji, President, Chinese Academy of Engineering Opening Remarks
09:00 – 09:30
OPENING PLENARY: WHY PROMOTING HEALTH MATTERS
Chairs: Prof. Lai Meng Looi & Professor Liu Depei
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Keynote: Health in China and its Contribution to the World
Why promoting health is crucial to delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals (China)
09:30 – 10:45
PUTTING PROMOTING HEALTH IN PERSPECTIVE
Chairs: Dr. Peggy Hamburg & Prof. Cao Xuetao
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Professor Anthony G. Capon, Director, International Institute for Global Health, United Nations University  By most measures, human health is better now than at any time in human history.  Life expectancy has risen from 47 years in 1950-55 to 69 years in 2005-10, and mortality rates for ...
Awareness is increasing that medical care alone cannot adequately improve health overall or reduce health inequalities without also addressing where and how people live. A critical mass of relevant knowledge has accumulated, documenting associations, exploring pathways and biological mechanisms, ...
In recent years, debate on the influence of Nature versus Nurture on the phenotype of individuals has resurfaced due to heightened interest in the epigenome.  While the genetic make-up of an individual is obviously important, recognition that DNA itself does not do anything and that the real ...
Discution
10:45 – 11:00
BREAK
11:00 – 11:20
CHRONIC DISEASE PREVENTION
Chairs: Prof. Michael Clegg & Prof. Wang Chen
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The situation of epidemic trend of NCDs in China is very severe. This report analyzes the major problems of NCDs control and prevention in China, and shares thoughts and proposes some suggestions on NCDs control and prevention policy and strategy adjustment, and presents some exploration in stroke ...
11:20 – 13:00
SYMPOSIUM I - PROMOTING HEALTH/REDUCING RISKS ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN
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Sustainable health development seems to be strongly associated with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and food and nutrition security. While the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs; 2000–2015) mainly concentrated on poverty eradication, hunger and infectious diseases, the emphasis of the ...
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) established in 2000, include three main health goals, two of which focus on child and reproductive/maternal health. MDG4 calls for the reduction of under-five child mortality by two-thirds by 2015 against a 1990 baseline, and MDG5 calls for the reduction of ...
"Health for all" has been articulated for many decades now, bringing into focus that the state of physical, mental and social well being of every individual must be addressed and sustained . Yet, in 2008, the Director General of the WHO in presenting the Mental Health Global Action ...
Discussion
13:00 – 14:00
Lunch
14:00 – 15:30
SYMPOSIUM 2 - COMMUNICABLE DISEASE
Chairs:Prof. Xu Jianguo & Prof. Rajae El Aouad
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Emerging and persistent infectious diseases represent an ongoing threat to the health, well-being and livelihoods of people around the world. Moreover, they represent a threat to the stability and economic health of nations. Despite initial optimism that the advent of antibiotics and vaccines ...
Abstract: Government Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens Professor George E Griffin BSc PhD DSc FRCP FMedSci Emeritus Professor of Infectious Diseases and Medicine St George’s, University of London   The UK Government established an Advisory Committee on Dangerous ...
A little over 50 years ago, public health officials, were so confident about the end of infectious diseases that in 1962 McFarland Burnett stated that ‘By the end of the Second World War it was possible to say that almost all of the major practical problems of dealing with infectious disease ...
Without effective antibiotics, many of the modern day miracles of medicine will not be within reach—cancer chemotherapy, organ donation, bone marrow transplants, routine surgeries. As Margaret Chan, Director-General of the WHO, put it, we stand at the precipice of a “post-antibiotic ...
15:30 – 16:00
BREAK
16:00 – 17:30
SYMPOSIUM 3 - RE-EXPLORING TRADITIONAL MEDICINE
Chairs: Prof. Marcello Barcinski & Prof. Fola Esan
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All around the world we find places where people profit from a productive interaction between formal health knowledge and everyday inclinations toward comfort and satisfaction. Because they know that relying on experience or on instinctual desires only does not suffice, people in these places ...
Traditional medicine and phytotherapeutics may prove to be useful in mitigating certain ailments (e.g., Alzheimer's disease, cancer, metabolic syndrome, etc.). Various reports suggest a high contemporaneous prevalence of herb-drug use in both developed and developing countries. The World ...
The World Needs Chinese Medicine (China)
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) resources is a kind of special resources, which combines ecological resources, medical resources, economic resources, scientific resources, technological resources and cultural resources in one. It concerns people's health and national prosperity. TCM ...
Discussion
September 27, 2016 –
18:30 – 08:45
Reception and Dinner (Banquet Hall)
Launch of " A Call for Action to Improve the Reproducibility of Biomedical Research"
September 28, 2016
09:20 – 09:40
Keynote: Making a Difference for Health: integration of healthcare, prevention and population
Making a Difference for Health: integration of healthcare, prevention and population
09:40 – 11:10
MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR HEALTH: INTEGRATION OF HEALTHCARE, PREVENTION AND POPULATION
SYMPOSIUM 4 - FRAMING THE CONTEXT OF PROMOTING HEALTH
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Although ethics—and especially values—in health promotion have been debated for some time, health promotion ethics has been regaining attention within the broader literature on public health ethics.  The normative ideal of promoting population health arises from a decades-long ...
In the 19th century, prior to the emergence of the organised health system, public health related functions were viewed as important to societal health. In the face of limited scientific knowledge on individual level treatment of particular diseases, these largely consisted of their prevention ...
The global economic crisis beginning in 2008 saw substantial rises in unemployment, and caused many countries to cut healthcare spending. Even now in 2016, there are around 40 million unemployed people in the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development; a group of 34 developed ...
This paper explores the opportunities and limitations of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for health promotion. The paper discusses the health promotion components of SDG3 and how health promotion cuts across the other goals, particularly SDG5 Gender Equality, SDG6 Clean Water and ...
Discussion
11:10 – 11:30
Break
11:30 – 12:30
SYMPOSIUM 5 - NEW MODELS OF HEALTHCARE/PROMOTING HEALTH
Chairs: Prof. Mario Stefanini & Prof. William Pick
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Advancing Health & Wellbeing in the Changing urban Environment: implementing a systems approach (China)
Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, National Institutes of Health, University of the Philippines Manila; Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of the Philippines College of Medicine and the Philippine General Hospital, University of the Philippines ...
12:30 – 13:30
Lunch
13:30 – 14:00
Keynote
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Public health is defined as “The science of protecting and improving the health of families and communities through promotion of health lifestyles,research for diseases and injury prevention and detection,and control of infectious diseases”. A high level of public health in the society ...
September 28, 2017
14:00 – 15:20
Symposium 6 - Transforming the Health Sector: Building Health Capacity
Chairs: Prof. Carmencita Padilla & Professo Gao Runlin
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Abstract:Transforming Health Sector, Health Capacity Building. Focus on Developing Economies Prof. Rajae El Aouad, Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology. Morocco Background: The main impulses, which led to the extensive international debate and analysis on capacity building, were the ...
Brazil, a South America and BRICS country with continental dimensions and vast geographical and social inequalities. It is a complex and very urbanized country that in the past three decades is undergoing rapid economic, social, and environmental changes. Social policies have defined changes in ...
As a developed economy, Canada expends 10.9% of its GDP or $219 billion annually in healthcare which equates to $6105 per capita. This places it approximately sixth of OECD countries in terms of expenditures on health. As health care is principally a provincial priority this is approximately 39 to ...
Discussion
15:20 – 16:00
Summary & Conclusion