Speakers-Day 1

09:30-10:00Keynote Speaker
Talk title:
Reflections on Global Health Security (Presentation Video)

Dr Margaret Chan, from the People’s Republic of China, obtained her medical degree from the University of Western Ontario in Canada. She joined the Hong Kong Department of Health in 1978, where her career in public health began.

In 1994, Dr Chan was appointed Director of Health of Hong Kong, the first woman to hold that position. In her nine-year tenure as director, she launched new services to prevent the spread of disease and promote better health. She also introduced new initiatives to improve communicable disease surveillance and response, enhance training for public health professionals, and establish better local and international collaboration. She effectively managed outbreaks of avian influenza and of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).

In 2003, Dr Chan joined WHO as Director of the Department for Protection of the Human Environment. In June 2005, she was appointed Director, Communicable Diseases Surveillance and Response as well as Representative of the Director-General for Pandemic Influenza. In September 2005, she was named Assistant Director-General for Communicable Diseases. Dr Chan was elected to the post of Director-General on 9 November 2006. The Assembly appointed Dr Chan for a second five-year term at its sixty-fifth session in May 2012. Dr Chan’s last term began on 1 July 2012 and ended on 30 June 2017.

On 2 April 2020, Dr Chan was appointed as inaugural Dean of Vanke School of Public Health, Tsinghua University, China.
10:00-10:55Plenary Session: Universal Health Coverage
Talk title:
Strengthening Health Systems to Tackle Major Disease Epidemics (Presentation Video)

Dr Ren Minghui serves as Assistant Director-General for Universal Health Coverage/ Communicable and Noncommunicable Diseases at WHO headquarters. In this role, he oversees a complex portfolio of technical programmes covering HIV, viral hepatitis, tuberculosis, malaria, neglected tropical diseases, sexually transmitted infections, noncommunicable diseases, mental health and substance use. He currently represents WHO on the boards of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, UNAIDS, and UNITAID. Prior to his appointment as Assistant Director-General, he spent nearly 30 years working in public health, including as Director-General for International Cooperation in the National Health and Family Planning Commission of the People’s Republic of China. In China, his work initially focused on health policy and health reform, and later on international health cooperation and global health governance. Dr Ren is a medical doctor and holds a Master of Public Health and a PhD in Social Medicine and Health.

Dr. Chantal Herberholz is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. She has served as director of the faculty’s Centre for Health Economics, a WHO collaborating centre and a member of the Asia-Pacific Network for Health Systems Strengthening, since October 2017. Her research interests are in the areas of healthcare financing, health and household decision making, and trade in services.
Talk title:
Quality of Care and Universal Health Coverage: Convergence for a Resilient Health System (Presentation slides)

Zhi-Jie Zheng, MD, MPH, PhD is a University Endowed Chair Professor and Head of the Department of Global Health, School of Public Health, Peking University (PKU), Beijing, China. He received his medica education and training from Shanghai Medical University in Shanghai, and MPH and PhD in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. He served chronically as an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Medicine (Cardiology) and Preventive Medicine, University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, Kentucky; as a Lead Epidemiologist and Section Chief in the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia, and as a Supervisory Medical Epidemiologist and Senior Program Director in the Division for the Application of Research Discoveries, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, USA; as a University Endowed Chair Professor of Public Health and Medicine, and Dean of the School of Public Health at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, China. He holds leadership position in a number of professional organizations. Dr. Zheng's current research focuses on 1) epidemiology and prevention strategies for diseases of major public health concerns, 2) emergency medical system development and policy; 3) public health emergency preparedness and responses; and 4) global health strategies and governance.
Talk title:
Co-construction and sharing to achieve Universal Health Coverage (Presentation slides)

Professor Wen Chen received his M.D. degree in social medicine and health management from Shanghai Medical University in 1998 and completed research fellowship at School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley from August of 2000 to May of 2001.

Currently he serves as the Director of the Center for Pharmacoeconomic Research and Evaluation at Fudan University. He was the Dean of the School of Public Health at Fudan University from April 2013 to June 2017. Prof. Chen is often invited as investigator and advisor by national and municipal governments for various research programs in the field of Chinese healthcare system, national and provincial health insurance, pharmacoeconomics and pharmaceutical policy, health financing etc. He had more than 120 publications on international and Chinese health economics and management journals. He was awarded as the Excellent Talent in the New Century by the Chinese Ministry of Education in 2008.
11:05-12:00Panel 1: Aging

Cynthia Chen is an Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS)’s Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, and Fellow at the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California. Her current research focuses on the well-being and older adults, healthcare financing, economics of ageing and biostatistics. She is intrigued by how economic, technological, demographic and social changes can affect the burden of care, financing needs and optimal resource allocation in the future. Her research has been supported by the Singapore’s Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, the US National Institutes of Aging, and the Thai Health Promotion Foundation among others. To date, she has published more than 30 internationally peer-reviewed journals on societal ageing, the burden of chronic diseases, and cost-effectiveness research. Dr Chen obtained her PhD in Public Health, Masters and BSc in Statistics from NUS.
Talk title:
Comparison of worker perception and caring burden on handling elderly family members with dementia in Indonesian rural and urban areas (Presentation slides)

Indri Hapsari Susilowati was born in Surabaya City,Indonesia on August 12th, 1977. Dr. Susilowati was graduated from Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Indonesia, majoring in Occupational Health and Safety in 1999 (Bachelor degree) and 2008 (Master degree). She holds her Ph.D. in Human Science Design from Kyushu University, Japan in 2012. Her research interests are ergonomics, human factors, aging, and safe transportation.

She is currently the Head of Occupational Health and Safety Department, Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Indonesia, since 2016. She achieved the best paper award in the APRU Population Aging Conference for the year 2019. She got the Oral Presenter
Prize in the 93rd Annual Meeting for Japan Society for Occupational Health Conference
of International Session for the year 2020.

She had some publications in international and national journals, such as Journal of Physiological Anthropology; Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health; International Journal of Occupational Health and Public Health Nursing; International Journal of Public Health and Research Development; Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Prevention; Kesmas: National Public Health Journal; Makara Journal of Health Research; Journal of Japanese Area Studies; Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research; Journal of Accessibility and Design for All; and Asian Journal Ergonomics. Besides that, she writes the book about Indonesia Fall Risk Assessment Tools (I-FRAT) and Health Promotion in the Workplace.
Talk title:
Asset based approaches for functioning of older adults in China (Presentation slides)

Professor Fu Hua is Director of Health Communication Institute, School of Public Health, Fudan University. His research interests are focused on healthy ageing, setting-based health promotion especially healthy city program, non-communicable disease prevention. He is Vice-directors of Shanghai Association for Health Promotion. He is also PI of The National Best Course and the team leader of Co-sharing Courses on Preventive Medicine in China University. As chief editor, He published Textbook on Preventive Medicine for medical students (currently 7th version from third version), Science of Health Education (3rd edition), Theory and Practice on Healthy City, and so on.
Talk title:
Evaluating a Community Health and Social Care Project: Translating Research into Policy (Presentation slides)

Dr. Angelique Chan holds joint appointments as Associate Professor in the Signature Program in Health Services & Systems Research, Duke-NUS Medical School and the Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore. She is the Inaugural Executive Director of the Centre for Ageing Research & Education (CARE, Duke-NUS). Dr Chan obtained her undergraduate degree, BA (Sociology) from Reed College, her PhD (Sociology) from the University of California at Los Angeles as a Rockefeller Foundation PhD fellowship awardee, and a US National Institute of Aging Post-Doctoral degree at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Chan‘s current research examines disability transitions, mortality, and the effects of social support on health, caregiver burden, and use of long-term care services. She has published widely on aging issues in leading international journals including the Journal of American Geriatrics Society, Journal of Aging and Health, and Journal of Gerontology Series B: Social Sciences and book chapters. She is co-author of a book titled Ageing in Singapore: Service Needs & the State (Routledge 2006) and Co-editor of Ultra-low Fertility in Pacific Asia: Trends, Causes and Policy Issues (Routledge 2009).

Her international work includes working with collaborators from Japan and USA on caregiving, work and retirement, and disability transitions. She has consulted for Singapore Ministry of Health, Ministry of Social and Family Development, Agency for Integrated Health, the United Nations, Temasek Foundation and the World Bank. She sits on various national committees related to ageing research and education.
Dr Ad Maulod is an anthropologist and Research Fellow at the Centre for Ageing Research and Education (CARE), Duke-NUS Medical School, National University of Singapore. Ad specializes in cultural concepts of health and ageing and is an expert trainer in qualitative research methods. Ad has conducted several evaluation studies focusing on user experience of community health services and the factors that impact quality of care for vulnerable elders. Ad believes in the wisdom and empowerment of our elders by amplifying their stories and advocating for an inclusive, compassionate and just society for all-ages.