During November 29-30, 2021, the Center for Global Health, Osaka University, and the Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, cooperatively held the 6th Joint Conference under the theme of “Cutting-edge Innovation on COVID-19 and Beyond” via the online platform, ZOOM.
The conference started with meaningful opening remarks from Prof.Piyamitr Sritara, M.D., Dean, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand, and the greeting from his Deputy Dean for International Relations and Research Collaborations, Prof. Sirintara Singhara Na Ayudhaya, M.D., followed by the Keynote speech on “The Olympic & Paralympic Games during COVID-19 pandemic” by Prof.Ken Nakata, M.D., Director of Center of Global Health, Osaka University, Japan, who was also the keynote speaker of the conference on the first day. While Asst.Prof.Sirintorn Chansirikarnjana, M.D. from Ramathibodi’s Division of Geriatrics Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, and Prof. Roger Frutos, Director of Research at CIRAD (International Research Center for agronomy and Development), University of Montpellier, France, served as the keynote speakers for the second day on the topics regarding “Toward High Dream: Dementia Friendly Community” and “International academic and research collaborations: the DYNAMEID Master program and the International Doctoral School in Health” respectively. The 2 day- virtual conference also comprised the lectures and presentations on various topics, including COVID-19 update, Rare disease, New diagnostic tool for COVID-19 using AI, Aging society, Antimicrobial Resistance, Reports from Orthopedics research, and more.
The joint conference between the Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, and the Center for Global Health, Osaka University, has been running annually for six years while this is the 2nd year the conference moved to the virtual platform due to the COVID-19 disruption. The conference was a success, with more than 100 participants registered to join the event.