What to expect at Global Forum for Health 2015
This is a press release from the Global Forum on Research and Innovation for Health:
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines, through the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Department of Health (DOH), in cooperation with the Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED), will host the Global Forum on Research and Innovation for Health (Forum 2015) at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Pasay City on 24-27 August 2015.
Themed "People at the Center of Health Research and Innovation," Forum 2015 will bring together some of the world’s leading stakeholders from the government, business, non-profit, international organizations, academic and research institutions, and social entrepreneurs, among others to tackle the biggest global health issues and create effective partnerships for action on research and innovation for health.
What to expect
Delegates from 50 countries are expected to participate in the more than 60 conference sessions of the system-focused subthemes on Increasing the Effectiveness of Research and Innovation for Health through Social Accountability, Increasing Investments and Country-driven Capacity Building, and issue-focused subthemes on the Role of Research and Innovation in Health in improving Food and Nutrition Safety and Security, Health in Mega Cities and Disaster Risk Reduction.
There are other fun and exciting activities to look forward to such as New Leaders for Health Pre-Forum, IT4Health, Global Health Debates (GHD), Global Forum Film Festival 2015 and Forum 2015 Photo Exhibition aside from the sessions.
As a prelude to the Forum, New Leaders for Health, will be held from 22-24 August 2015 to provide emerging leaders with a venue for networking and forging synergies, as well as for building capacity in research and innovation through interactive sessions on topics such as conducting rigorous research, kickstarting health enterprises, and translating evidence into effective policies and programs. (READ MORE: www.newleaders.forum2015.org)
IT4Health targets to promote information technology (IT) solutions or big data analytics arising from the topics. Programmers or software developers were invited to submit their innovative health applications. The top three developers will present their ideas during the Forum and undergo social incubation, a 5-day training workshops to learn techniques in making their ideas more marketable and sustainable. (READ MORE: www.it4health.forum2015.org)
GHD, on the other hand, brings youth to discuss pressing global health issues and gather their interests and insights on the different forum topics. As the tournament will be held simultaneously with the Forum, debaters will also have the chance to listen in the plenary sessions and gain insights on health research and innovation developments globally. (READ MORE: www.globalhealthdebates.com)
There will also be a Film Festival that is open to all amateur and professional film makers who can produce short films, documentaries and motion animations related to the forum topics. Winners of the film festival will also be awarded during the Forum. (READ MORE: www.filmfest.forum2015.org)
Moreover, photo enthusiasts are invited to showcase the direct impact and transformational ability of research to health, development and people’s lives. Submitted photos can include those taken with a professional camera, basic camera or even cellphone. Selected photographs will be shown during the Forum 2015. (READ MORE: www.forum2015.org/index.php/get-involved/submit-a-photo)
R4R (Run for Health Research)
To encourage the involvement of public in advocating for health research and innovation, R4R will be held on 9 August 2015 at CCP Complex, Pasay City. The event also serves as a launching activity for Forum 2015.
There are three run categories that the participants can choose from: 3KM, 5KM and 10KM with registration fee of P350, P400 and P500, respectively. Top three winners of the men’s and women’s division of each category will respectively receive P3,000, P2,000, and P1,000 for the 3KM, P4,000, P3,000 and P2,000 for the 5KM, and P5,000, P3,000 and P2,000 for the 10KM.
APAME 2015 Session
The Asia Pacific Association of Medical Journal Editors (APAME) will also be having their sessions on the Forum 2015.
First session is “Medical Journals, Social Accountability and the Democratization of Knowledge” with speakers Dr. Jose Florencio Lapena, APAME President, Mr. Martin Delahunty, Nature Partner Journals Global Head, Dr. Trish Groves, British Medical Journal (BMJ) Head of Research, and Dr. Najia Musolino, Global Action COHRED Fairness Index Senior Specialist.
Second session talks about “Capacity-building strategies to improve dissemination of research and innovation in and from LMICs: Impact versus Impact Factor” with speakers Mr. Delahunty, Mr. Charles Patrick Raby, World Health Organization Southeast Asia Regional Office (WHO-SEARO) Technical Officer, Ms. Marie Villemin Partow, WHO Western Pacific Regional Office (WHO-WPRO) Publications Officer and Dr. Oh Hoon Kwon, APAMED Central Chair.
APAME 2015 will also have a separate convention from 25-26 August 2015 at Sofitel Philippine Plaza to promote collaboration and exchange among editors, authors, researchers, librarians and publishers of academic medical journals and to upgrade the quality of scholarly publications in medicine and the health sciences in Asia-Pacific region. (READ MORE: www.apame2015.healthresearch.ph)
Be part of shaping the global agenda on health research and innovation! Register now at www.forum2015.org!