public health conference 2019

THE SUCCESS STORY OF

PUBLIC HEALTH 2019


 

The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM) concluded the 5th International Conference on Public Health 2019 (ICOPH 2019) which was held from 10th– 12th July 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in collaboration with the Mahsa University, Malaysia and Taylor’s University, Malaysia as the successful co-hosting partners of the conference. Independent University Bangladesh, Bryan University, United States, University of Ghana, Ghana, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, India, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka and Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA), Malaysia were the successful academic partners to the conference. The conference revolved around the theme “ Promoting Global Health Equity towards a Sustainable Future” which attracted almost 250 leading academicians, medical students, clinicians, public health professionals, health care specialists, health care workers, health economists, researchers, scientists, health workers, policymakers, social workers, and other related professionals from 31 countries around the world.

 

Inauguration ceremony

The opening remarks of  ICOPH 2019 were made by the Conference Convener Mr. Isanka P. Gamage (Co-Founder & Managing Director – The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), Sri Lanka) together with the Conference Co-Chairs Prof. Dr. Hematram Yadav (Department of Community Medicine, Mahsa University, Malaysia) and Prof. Dr. Rusli Bin Nordin (Taylor’s University, Malaysia). The Inauguration ceremony of the 5th International Conference on Public Health (ICOPH 2019) was live streaming on Facebook for the first time providing participants a new tech experience.

The conference partners (Hosting and Academic partners) were specially recognized during the inauguration for their immense support and collaboration throughout the conference. The tokens of appreciation to partners were delivered by Mr. Isanka Isanka P. Gamage (Managing Director, The International Institute of Knowledge Management) together with the Conference Co-Chairs to the partnering Universities.

Following morning refreshments, the next session of the Inauguration ceremony of ICOPH 19 was lined up with the Chief Guest Speech by Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah (Director-General Ministry of Health Malaysia, Senior Consultant in Breast & Endocrine Surgery, Malaysia) on the topic “Global Surgery for All – Leaving No One Behind”.

Also of importance, iTIIKM Loyalty Program was launched in appreciation of loyal participants who have stayed throughout ICOPH conference series (2015- 2019).

Keynote forum

The Keynote forum was one of the most significant moments during the Conference and it was enlightened by  Prof. Hala Madanat (Director of the School of Public Health, San Diego State University, United States) on the topic “Breaking Barriers to Achieve Global Health Equity Now!” and Professor Daniel D Reidpath, Monash University, Malaysia on the topic “Giving up. What is the measure of healthy life in the era of sustainability?”.

Plenary speeches

Plenary speeches were delivered by the following resource personnel:

Prof (Dr) Forhad Akhtar Zaman MD, FIPHA (Dept of Community Medicine, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, India)

Prof. Zailina Hashim (Professor & The Director, Centre of Excellence Environmental & Occupational Health, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia) Track: Health Economics

Dr. Saira Mehnaz (Aligarh Muslim University, India) Track: Occupational Health

Prof. Dr. Pei Lin Lua (Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA), Malaysia) Speech Title:  “Educational And Psychosocial Research In Epilepsy”

Inauguration ceremony of the 5th International Conference on Public Health (ICOPH 2019). The ceremony will witness the following agenda. #ICOPH19

RESOURCE PERSONS

prof dr rusli bin nordin

Conference Co-chairs

Prof. Dr. Rusli Bin Nordin

Head of School of Medicine
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Taylor’s University
Malaysia

professor dr hematram yadav

Conference Co-chairs

Prof. Dr. Hematram Yadav

Department of Community Medicine
MAHSA University
Malaysia

noor hisham abdullah

Chief Guest & Keynote Speaker

Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah

Director-General Ministry of Health Malaysia
Senior Consultant in Breast & Endocrine Surgery
Malaysia

Speech Title: Global Surgery For All – Leaving No One Behind

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Keynote Speaker

Prof. Hala Madanat

Director of the School of Public Health
San Diego State University
United States

Speech Title: ” Breaking Barriers to Achieve Global Health Equity Now! “

prof. daniel

Keynote Speaker

Professor Daniel D Reidpath

Professor
Monash University
Malaysia

Speech Title : ” Giving up. What is the measure of a healthy life in the era of sustainability? “

forhad akhtar zaman md

Plenary Speaker

Prof (Dr) Forhad Akhtar Zaman MD, FIPHA

Dept of Community Medicine
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences
India

prof. zailina photo

Plenary Speaker

Prof. Zailina Hashim

Professor & The Director, Centre of Excellence Environmental & Occupational Health,
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Malaysia

Track: Occupational Health

saira mehnaz aligarh

Plenary Speaker

Dr. Saira Mehnaz

Aligarh Muslim University
India

Track: Health Economics

prof. dr. pei lin lua

Plenary Speaker

Prof. Dr. Pei Lin Lua

Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA)
Malaysia

Speech Title:  “Educational And Psychosocial Research In Epilepsy”

Evaluation Committee

Prof. Dr. Hematram Yadav
MAHSA University
Malaysia

Prof. Dr. Rusli Bin Nordin
Taylor’s University
Malaysia

Prof. Hala Madanat
San Diego State University
United States

Prof. Daniel D Reidpath
Monash University
Malaysia

Prof (Dr) Forhad Akhtar Zaman
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences
India

Dr. Saira Mehnaz
Aligarh Muslim University
India

Prof. Dr. Pei Lin Lua
Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA)
Malaysia

PUBLICATION IN PROCESS

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All accepted abstracts for the 5th International Conference on Public Health 2019 (ICOPH 2019) will be published in the conference abstract book with an associated ISBN 978-955-3605-33-7.
All full papers sent for conference proceedings will be subjected to double blind reviewing process and will be published electronically with an ISSN 2424-6735 in the proceedings with a DOI Number (DOI prefix: 10.17501).

Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research
Health Care for Women International
ISSN 1759-8893
Editor in Chief Prof. Albert Wertheimer
Publisher Wiley Online Library
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Scope Pharmacoeconomics, health economics, finance, health outcomes, health planning and policy analysis, technology assessment and pharmacoepidemiology, financial implications and political outcomes of drug policy, etc..
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Journal of Public Health Policy
Health Care for Women International
Online ISSN 1745-655X
Print ISSN 0197-5897
Editor in Chief Prof. Anthony Robbins
Publisher Springer Nature
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Scope Public Health, Social Sciences, Sociology etc.
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Health Care for Women International
Health Care for Women International
Print ISSN: 0739-9332
Online ISSN: 1096-4665
Editor in Chief Eleanor Krassen Covan
Publisher Taylor & Francis
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Scope Health Care for Women International includes the newest research, theories, and issues in the fields of public health, social science, health care practice, and health care policy. Scholars and practitioners address topics such as cultural differences, alternative lifestyles, domestic violence, public health issues associated with the aging of the population, maternal morbidity and mortality, infectious diseases, and a host of other gender-based ethical issues.

Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Health Care for Women International
Online ISSN 1573-3572
Editor in Chief
Ronald T. Brown
Publisher
Springer
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Technical sessions

ICOPH 2019 comprised of 32 technical sessions including poster presentations as well as 3CX live presentations under the virtual category. The technical sessions were under the below themes.

  • Maternal Health
  • Mental Health
  • Tobacco Smoking And Alcohol Consumption
  • Occupational Health And Safety
  • Health Communication And Health Information
  • Clinical Medicine
  • Primary Health Care
  • Health Services Management
  • Social Determinants Of Health
  • Environmental Health
  • Non-Communicable Diseases (Ncd)
  • Pharmacy
  • Food And Nutrition
  • Health Of The Elderly (Student Session)
  • Health Services Management (Student Session)
  • Infant, Child And Adolescent Health (Student Session)
  • Health Promotion, Health Education, Obesity And Health
  • Maternal Health (Student Session)
  • Food And Nutrition (Student Session)
  • Primary Health Care (Student Session)
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Environmental Health (Student Session)
  • Communicable Diseases (Student Session)
  • Family Planning, Sexual And Reproductive Health
  • Health Services Management (Student Session)
  • Infant, Child And Adolescent Health (Student Session)

ICOPH 2019 had attracted Participants from 31 countries as follows:

 

  1. Sri Lanka
  2. Malaysia
  3. India
  4. United States
  5. Switzerland
  6. Bangladesh
  7. Indonesia
  8. Zimbabwe
  9. Nepal
  10. The Netherlands
  11. The Philippines
  12. United Kingdom
  13. Thailand
  14. Taiwan
  15. Oman
  16. Myanmar
  17. Kenya
  18. Afghanistan
  19. Irelands
  20. Ghana
  21. Hungary
  22. China
  23. Saudi Arabia
  24. Chile
  25. Tanzania
  26. Pakistan
  27. Qatar
  28. Uganda
  29. Australia
  30. Japan
  31. Canada

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Special Features

 

Panel Discussions

At the  5th international Conference on Public Health 2019 (ICOPH 2019), especially aiming career development opportunities, as well as networking opportunities for the participant’s many special features, were brought in to attention by TIIKM. Thus, three  (03) panel discussions were organized under the contemporary topics of Public Health.

  • Global Health Equity
  • Tobacco Use and Tobacco Control
  • Maternal Health

Panel Discussion on Global Health Equity

This intensive discussion was aimed at creating a powerful and inspiring vision of health equity and making a clear strategic commitment to reducing health disparities. The panel was moderated by the conference co-chair Prof. Dr. Rusli Bin Nordin (Head of School of Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Taylor’s University, Malaysia)  along with the two panelists namely: Dr. Nasrin Banu Laskar (Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, India) and Dr. Vikram Niranjan (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Health Research Institute, University of Limerick, Ireland).

Panelists with diverse perspectives and backgrounds shared how to reduce inequitable access to healthcare, target critical barriers, and disadvantaged communities, and encouraged innovation and system transformation to enhance equity.

This discussion put forward five major health disparities objectives:

    • Increasing awareness
    • Strengthening and broadening inequitable access to healthcare,
    • Improving health system experiences
    • Improving barriers and disadvantaged communities
    • Achieving global equity and evaluation.

Panel Discussion on Tobacco Use and Tobacco Control

This panel discussion was conducted by the Ministry of Health Malaysia and the Panelists discussed potential ways in which research could advance the prevention and control of tobacco-related health disparities as well as enhance the regulation of tobacco products.  The discussion was moderated by Dr. Nur Amani (Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Malaysia). The panelists were:

Dr. Noraryana Hassan (Bkt)
MBBS (Malaya), MPH Health Promotion (Unimas)
Public Health Specialist & Senior Principal Assistant Director
Fctc and Tobacco Control Unit,
Disease Control Division (NCD)
Ministry Of Health Malaysia,
Malaysia

 

Prof. Datuk Dr. Lekhraj Rampal
(MBBS, MPH, DrPH, FAMM, FRSH, FAMS, FPHMM)
President, Malaysian Council for Tobacco Control
Malaysia
Dr. Amer Siddiq Amer Nordin
Associate Professor,
Consultant Psychiatrist & Smoking Cessation Specialist
University Malaya
Coordinator, Nicotine Addiction Research Group of UMCAS,
Malaysia

 

This intensive discussion featured invited presentations and discussions and addressed the following topics such as;

  • Modern-day tobacco use and progression
  • Where do public opinion, science, and regulation stand right now on tobacco? And how are they likely to evolve?
  • The impact of state, federal, and employer programs to reduce tobacco use;
  • The new role of the agencies in regulating tobacco products
  • International perspectives on tobacco control and prevention

Panel Discussion on Improving the Quality of Maternal Health

This in-depth discussion is aimed at addressing the ways of reducing maternal mortality and improvements in maternal health for all women, in all countries, under all circumstances. The panel was moderated by Prof. Dr. Hematram Yadav (Department of Community Medicine, MAHSA University, Malaysia). The panelists were:

Dr. Dechenla Tsering
Professor and Head of the Department
Department of Community Medicine
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences
India

 

Dr. Animesh Biswas, PhD
Technical Officer
UNFPA, Bangladesh
The participants were able to:

  • Hear from national and international maternal health experts on the latest ideas and progress in reducing mortality in developing countries
  • Network with other health professionals including physicians, nurses, healthcare and community practitioners, researchers, and policy-makers
  • Learn of current and emerging concepts to apply to clinical practice and future research directions.

Workshop on Effective Resume Writing

A workshop on effective Resume Writing was conducted by Professor Daniel D Reidpath, Monash University, Malaysia. The workshop highlighted how an academic CV differs from the CVs typically used by non-academics in the industry since it is required to present research, various publications and awarded funding. This workshop provided advice and tips on how best to write a CV for the academic field.

Contents of the workshop:

    • Importance of an effective academic resume
    • What to Include in your Researcher Resume
    • How to Write the Researcher Resume Summary Statement
    • How to Write the Researcher Education Section
    • How to Write the Researcher Resume Skills Section
    • How to Write your Honors, Awards and Publications Section
    • Should I Include References in my Researcher Resume?
    • How to Write the Researcher Resume Work Experience Section
    • Researcher Resume Fails: Mistakes to Avoid
    • Action Verbs to Include in Your Researcher Work Experience Section

Workshop on Strategic Academic Career Planning

A workshop on Strategic Academic Career Planning was aimed at Early and Mid-Career Researchers and postdoctoral researchers. The workshop was moderated by Prof. Hala Madanat (Director of the School of Public Health, San Diego State University, United States). The workshop highlighted participants to consider how their research passions and interests align with the University’s areas of strength, what formal University structures exist for acknowledging, resourcing and supporting areas of strength and how their contribution fits with the overall University research plan.

Contents of the workshop:

  • The importance of strategy for enhancing both career and research profile
  • Applying strategy to the individual research setting
  • Applying for research grants
  • Matching project funding opportunities to longer research goals
  • Managing the grant life cycle to build resources and capabilities

Conference Chair Workshop

A workshop was arranged by the Conference Co-Chair, Prof. Dr. Hematram Yadav, Department of Community Medicine, MAHSA University, Malaysia to discuss the outcomes and get feedback of the Conference. Moreover, the plans to be executed when organizing for ICOPH 2020 were discussed during the workshop providing an opportunity for participants to share their views and voice their suggestions in terms of the conference theme, venue, dates, featured events and any other applicable areas. The workshop provided insights to deliver the future conferences in a fruitful way with the outputs received from the Conference Chair, Participants and Organizers.

Workshop on Scholarly Publications

Through the publication workshop, it was intended to disseminate knowledge on writing scientific papers and scholarly publications to assist future researchers. The workshop was moderated by Dr. Mark Fuellemann (University of Applied Science, Northwestern, Switzerland). The Perspective of the publication workshop was to assist researchers who write full papers with the aim of publishing in a reputable journal or in a reputable proceeding. Through this publication workshop, the facilitator was able to disseminate knowledge on writing scientific papers and scholarly publications for future researchers. All conference participants were delighted and graced by this opportunity.

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Mr. Kharisma Ogit Rosandy

Brawijaya University
Indonesia

Mr. Mohammad Kamar

Mahasa University
Malaysia

Dr. Veronica Fuentes Caceres

University of Chile
Chile

Dr. Sefrina Trisadi

Prima Husada Hospital
Indonesia

Dr. Samridhi Nigam

Prasanna School of Public Health
India

Dr. Mark Fuellemann

Practice & Experience Ltd
Switzerland

Co – Hosting Partner


Mahsa University Malaysia

Mahsa University

Malaysia

Co – Hosting Partner


Mahsa University Malaysia

Taylor’s University,
Malaysia

Co – Hosting Partner


University of Indonesia, Indonesia

University of Indonesia,

Indonesia

Academic Partner


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Independent University Bangladesh

Bangladesh

Academic Partner


Bryan University United States,

Bryan University

United States

Academic Partner



University of Ghana, Ghana

Academic Partner

Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences,
India

Academic Partner

University of Sri Jayewardenepura,
Sri Lanka

Academic Partner



Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA), Malaysia

Media Partner

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