2011 Forum

In 2011, the NIHA Forum will focus on “Combating Chronic Disease in Asia – Gaps and Innovations”. The Forum aims to:
– Identify the most critical public health issues in Asia
– Share highly innovative approaches and solutions
– Define key gaps in research that would inform policy and action

 

The Forum will bring together directors of health from the region, healthcare policy academics, NGO representatives, and industry persons so as to foster partnerships among key policy makers in Asian governments.

 

Tuesday 1 November 2011 | Day 1

Time

Programme

10:00 – 10:30 Tea Break and Registration
10:30 – 10:45 Welcome Remarks
Prof TAN Chorh Chuan
President, NUS
10:45 – 11:00 Opening Address
Mr GAN Kim Yong
Minister of Health
11:00 – 12:00 Plenary Lecture
Prof Harvey V FINEBERG
President, Institute of Medicine, USA

 

Chair:
Prof Seetharam Kallidaikurichi E
Director, Global Asia Institute, NUS
Topic: Turning the Tide of Chronic Disease in Asia: The Need for Innovative Solutions

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 Plenary Session: Innovative Approaches and Solutions
Chair:
Prof YEOH Khay Guan
Dean, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS

 

Prof Harvey V FINEBERG
President, Institute of Medicine, USA
Topic: Do I Look Fat? Should we Demonize the Determinants?

 

Prof Walter C WILLETT
Chair, Department of Nutritional Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, USA
Topic: Navigating Asia’s Food Landscape
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Prof Paul ZIMMET
Director Emeritus & Director International Research Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Australia
Topic: Tackling Diabesity
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15:00 – 15:30 Panel Discussion
15:30 – 15:45 Tea Break
15:45 – 17:00 Breakout Sessions
17:00 – 18:00 Plenary Session: Modelling and Innovation in Health Systems
Chair:
Prof William R SCHOWALTER
Senior Advisor, Office of the President, NUS

 

Prof David B MATCHAR
Programme Director for Health Services & System Research, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School
Topic: Case Study: System Dynamics Modeling on Health System in Singapore

 

Prof Jeremy F Y LIM
Vice-President, Fortis Healthcare Global
Topic: Tangled Web of Health
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19:00 NIHA Dinner Reception
Host:
Mr Joseph P MULLINIX
Deputy President, Administration, NUS
19:00 Registration on and Cocktails
19:30 Performance
Harpist
NUS Centre for the Arts
19:45 Welcome Remarks
Mr Joseph P MULLINIX
Deputy President, Administration, NUS
19:50 Remarks
Ms Janice M ARMSTRONG
Regional Director, Government and Public Affairs, Asia Pacific GlaxoSmithKline, Singapore
19:55 Remarks
Mr Kevin LAI
Deputy Director, Biomedical Sciences Economic Development Board, Singapore
20:00 Buffet Dinner Starts
21:00 Performance
Harpist
NUS Centre for the Arts
21:15 Closing Remarks
Prof Seetharam K E
Director, NUS Global Asia Institute