2017 APRU Global Health Conference

Abstract and Student Poster Contest submission DEADLINE EXTENDED to August 28

The 2017 APRU Global Health Program Conference is hosted by University of the Philippines and will take place October 16-19, 2017, in Manila.

This year’s conference theme is “Environmental Exposures & Cancer in the Pacific Rim”, as a large proportion of the Pacific Rim’s cancer burden is related to environmental exposures, including indoor and outdoor air pollution, and occupational exposures. 

Dr. Curtis Harris, from the U.S. National Cancer Institute, will present a keynote on research on biomarkers of cancer. Two optional workshops will also be held on October 16th on substance abuse in the Philippines and migration in the Pacific Rim.

The conference will provide leading experts, practitioners, policy makers and early career researchers a critical platform to share latest research and knowledge in relation to prevention of cancer and other non-communicable diseases, environmental health and occupational health. The workshop will conclude with a field trip featuring the UP campus and highlights of Manila.

Abstract Submission and Poster Contest

Abstracts and Student Poster Contest submission are open now. 

For a full list of abstract themes and to submit an abstract, please see the Global Health Hub conference web pages

All student posters will be accepted for the Contest and presented at the Conference. 

Attendance at the Conference is not a requirement to submit a poster.

For information about the Student Poster Contest and for submission please click here.

Abstract and Student Poster Contest submission are now extended until August 28, 2017. 

See the draft conference agenda here

See information on event logistics and accommodation here

For information about fees* and conference registration details, please see the APRU Global Health web pages or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*University of the Philippines students and faculty, as well as participants in the student poster contest, are excepted from registration fees