APRU Global Health is doing something new this year. We will be organizing a series of smaller, focused activities in lieu of our annual conference. Stay tuned for more updates.
Save the date: 2021 Global Health Conference
The APRU 2021 Global Health Conference will be held virtually on November 16-18, 2021. The conference theme is GLOBAL URBAN HEALTH and will be hosted by The University of Hong Kong.
Stay tuned for more details.
Global Health Case Competition winners named
A total of 45 teams from 22 universities in 12 economies (Australia, China, Ecuador, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and the US) registered for the competition. Teams were asked to create innovative proposals to address elderly care. The winners were selected through a voting process that included input from all conference participants.
The University of Indonesia team earned the top spot and received the US $500.00 cash prize. The other two finalist teams were from Chinese University of Hong Kong and Yonsei University.
The APRU Global Health Conference Committee would like to thank everyone who joined the health case competition. Congratulations to all the winners!
Global Health Conference 2020 took off virtually
The APRU Global Health Conference 2020 panned out amidst the pandemic and went fully online with more than 2,000 participants who joined via livestreaming.
Renowned experts were invited to tackle key topics such as global health security, life course perspective, migration, women’s health, aging and COVID-19.
The conference program can be found at: APRU Global Health Conference 2020 – APRU
The recordings are available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCkIJyGcW6I&list=PL72szUuwsFYdi7vaS7JmQTcgNEmk-JrPG
APRU Global Health Program featured in University World News
The article, published in July 2020, was titled “COVID-19 apps-are there enough ethical safeguards?”
Read the article here.
APRU Global Health Program appeared in USC news
A news article featured the USC-based Global Health Program as APRU called for interdisciplinary collaboration in time for the coronavirus pandemic.
See full article here.
Finalists for the APRU Global Health Student Case Competition 2020 announced
The APRU Global Health Student Case Competition called for students to help address a global health challenge – Improving elderly care in the Asia-Pacific using critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
A total of 45 teams from 22 universities in 12 economies (Australia, China, Ecuador, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and the US) sent in their entries to showcase creative and evidence-based proposals to address the health challenge.
The three finalist teams (in alphabetic order) are:
- MoreDoe from Yonsei University
- The Yellow Jackets from University of Indonesia
- Toilet Paper Hoggers from The Chinese University of Hong Kong
The three runner-up teams were PH Pro (Fudan University), Team Medeavour (The Chinese University of Hong Kong), and Terps for Health (University of Maryland, College Park).
A panel of fifteen international judges were invited to review the entries.
The winning team will be selected and announced at the APRU Global Health Conference 2020. A prize of USD 500 will be awarded.
Call for Submissions: 2020 APRU Global Health Student Poster Contest
The APRU Global Health Conference 2020 is now calling for student poster submissions.
The top 3 finalists will be selected for each of the undergraduate and graduate categories and released on October 1st.
A prize of USD 500 will be awarded for the best undergraduate and best graduate posters (one in each category). A formal announcement will take place at the virtual Global Health Conference on October 19-21.
For submission regulations and guidelines, please see here.
For FAQ, please see here.
Please email your PDF submission to Dr. Mellissa Withers at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 1st at 11:59 pm (PST).
Please contact Dr. Withers if you have any further inquiries.
Bioethics working group probes on ethical issues on the use of COVID-19 tracing apps
Last June, a webinar was organised by the bioethics group of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities’ (APRU) Global Health Program.
The working research group looks into the issues of privacy, informed consent and confidentially with the use of contact-tracing apps.
Read full news feature here.
APRU Global Health Program calls for interdisciplinary collaborative approach amidst COVID-19
APRU Global Health hosted webinars that paved way for open discussion and collaboration in the international context.
For the full news feature, please click this link