2015 APRU Global Health Program Conference

The 2015 Global Health Program Conference for the Association of Pacific Rim Universities took place at Osaka University in Japan Oct. 30 – Nov. 1, 2015.


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  • GLOBAL HEALTH EDUCATION & TECHNOLOGY: Global health practicums abroad, community-based participatory programs, using technology in global health, innovative ways to provide global health education, using technology in global health/mhealth
  • NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES: General non-communicable diseases
    cardiovascular disease, nutrition, tobacco use, e-cigarettes, urbanization
  • HEALTH SYSTEMS, TRADE & GOVERNANCE: Nationalized health systems
    global health trade, public health ethics, global health diplomacy, human rights issues in global health
  • ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH/OTHER: Air pollution, chemical and health
    Industry and health, food safety
  • OTHER: Aging, maternal and child health, indigenous populations and health, social determinants of health, cross-cultural studies on health


215 participants from the following countries and universities attended (APRU members in bold):

  1. Australia —University of New South Wales, University of Sydney
  2. Bangladesh
  3. China — Fudan University, Peking University, Duke Kunshan University
  4. | Hong Kong, University of Macau
  5. England — University of Manchester
  6. Ghana —  United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa
  7. Indonesia — University of Indonesia, Hassanuddin University, Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University, Warmadewa University
  8. Japan —Keio University, Kyoto University, Osaka University, Tohoku University, University of Tokyo, Baika Women’s University, Chiba University, Fukushima Medical University, Mie Graduate School of Medicine, Morinomiya University of Medical Sciences, Mukogawa Women’s University, Nagoya University School of Medicine, Nara Women’s University, Osaka Medical College, Saga University, Shiga University of Medical Science, University of Tsukuba
  9. Laos
  10. Malaysia — University of Malaya, National University of Malaysia
  11. Mexico — Monterrey Institute of Technology
  12. Mongolia
  13. New Zealand — University of Auckland
  14. Philippines — University of the Philippines, Cavite State University, City University of Marikina, University of the East Ramon
  15. Russia — Far Eastern Federal University
  16. Singapore — National University of Singapore
  17. South Korea — Korea University, Seoul National University, Sookmyung Women’s University
  18. Taiwan — National Taiwan University, Fooyin University, Kainan University
  19. Thailand — Chulalongkorn University, Mahidol University
  20. United States of America — University of California, Irvine; University of California, Los Angeles; University of Southern California; California State University Northridge, Duke University
  21. Vietnam — Hanoi School of Public Health