2016 APRU Global Health Program Conference

The 10th Annual APRU Global Health Program Conference was held Sept 28.-Oct. 1, 2016. Hosted by the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, 160 participants from around the world attended, representing 17 economies and 10 different disciplines.

The two keynote speakers were Professor Charles Gilks, Head of the School of Population Health at the University of Queensland, who spoke about infectious diseases in the Pacific Rim; and Dr. Take Naseri, the Director-General of the Ministry of Health, Samoa, who spoke about health service reform in Samoa. The conference also featured other invited speakers from Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam, Ghana, and the United States.

The conference began with a special half-day session on workplace wellness. An afternoon celebration was also held in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the >Health Management Program at UNSW Australia. Over the next two days, 10 concurrent panel sessions and two poster sessions were held on topics such as non-communicable diseases, global health governance, maternal and child health, and aging.

In the awards ceremony, the six winners of the APRU Global Health Student Poster Contest were also awarded their prizes. A highlight of the conference was the welcome dinner and reception, held at a restaurant in Darling Harbor and featured indigenous dancers and the instrument, the didgeridoo. On the final day, a group of participants went on a delightful optional excursion- a Sydney Harbour Cruise.


Student Poster Contest

Thank you to everyone for participating in the APRU Global Health Program’s 3rd Annual Student Poster Contest. And thank you to our international panel of judges who made the tough decision on the winners!

We had 35 excellent submissions from 13 universities: Cavite State University, Chulalongkorn University, Kyoto University, Mahidol University, National Taiwan University, National University of Malaysia,  Our Lady of Fatima University, Seoul National University, University of California at Los Angeles, University of Malaya, University of New South Wales Australia, University of Southern California, and University of Sydney.


Case Competition

The finals of the First Annual APRU Global Health Virtual Case Competition were held in which the three finalist videos were screened live and all attendees voted on a winner. The winning team, Our Lady of Fatima University, took home the honor and the US$500 prize.

See video submissions from the finalists and other participating teams