2014 APRU Global Health Program Workshop

September 24, 2014 to September 27, 2014


The APRU Global Health Program’s ninth annual workshop was held in Taipei from September 24-27, 2014. It was a resounding success, with more than 240 participants from 18 countries and 17 disciplines. 

Keynote speaker Dr. Alistair Woodward, from the University of Auckland, spoke about environmental health challenges in the Pacific Rim. Other distinguished speakers included Dr. Hiroyasu Iso from the University of Osaka; Dr. Jonathan Samet from the University of Southern California; Dr. Mauricio Hernandez-Avila, the Director General of the National Institute of Public Health (INSP) of Mexico; and Tung-Liang Chiang from National Taiwan University. 

For the first APRU Global Health Program Student Poster Contest, we received 25 excellent eligible posters from students from around the Pacific Rim. The posters were judged by our steering committee. Six winners were chosen (two in each category of 1st, 2nd and 3rd). The winners accepted their awards at the APRU GHP Workshop in Taipei. The winners included the following:

  • First place: Chi-Wen Huang (from National Taiwan University) & Hsiao-wei Yu (from National Taiwan University)
  • Second place: Chia-Wen Hsiao & Bing-Long Wang (from Asia University) & Yun-Yi Chen & Kuo-Piao Chung (from National Taiwan University)
  • Third place: Munkh-Erdene Luvsan (from National Taiwan University) and Jessmaree Crisol (from Our Lady of Fatima University)

The conference ended with a fun field trip to see some of the sights of Taipei.

More from the 2014 APRU Global Health Workshop:

More from the 2014 APRU Global Health Workshop: