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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Connecting learning to global health trends: ICEHS 2008

In celebration of the Centennial of the University of the Philippines (UP) and in keeping with its mandate to be the leader in education, research and service to the nation, the UP College of Medicine and the National Teacher Training Center for the Health Professions spearheads the First International Conference on Education in the Health Sciences (ICEHS), from October 1-3, 2008 at the Science Hall of the UP Philippine General Hospital.

Centering on the theme “Connnecting Learning to Global Health Trends,” the First ICEHS brings together noted local and international experts to collective chart the course of health education in the face of the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. Health science educators from the Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam, and the United States will be flying in to share best practices in their respective institutions. Most notable among them perhaps will be Prof. Frances Baum of Flinders University, Commissioner from Australia of the UN Commission on Social Determinant of Health, a dedicated teacher and researcher in the field of community health and its interrelation with politics and economy.

Included in the roster of some 25 Philippine experts on health and education are two former Secretaries of the Department of Health and UP professors Drs. Alberto Romualdez and Jaime Galvez Tan; former UP Manila Chancellor Dr Marita Reyes; Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Teachers Drs. Antonio Dans and Rafael Bundoc, and; TOYM Awardee Dr Alvin Marcelo, among others.

Participants will experience two and a half days of plenary and symposia tackling issues ranging from distance learning to MD-MBA education models; effective teaching of courses like Gross Anatomy to community-based learning initiatives to admissions policies. This First ICEHS will not only assume the worldview of teachers but it will also paint a more complete picture by presenting perspectives from students as well as institution administrators.

For those with the passion for the business, art, science, and vocation of health education, do not miss this chance to enhance your capacities by learning from the best. Be part of the First International Conference on Education in the Health Sciences (ICEHS).

For inquiries, please get in touch with:

c/o University of the Philippines Centennial Committee in Manila
Rm. 125 Ground Floor, National Institutes of Health Building
Pedro Gil Street, Ermita, Manila
1000 Philippines

Ms. Rhea Obera (UPM Centennial Office)
Telephone Number: (632) 524-7571
Fax number: (632) 526-0371, (632) 536-1329

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Blogger Arantxa said...

fROM bRIGHTON (eNGLAND) a Spanish doctor (specialist in public health and teaching at the university) celebrates the initiative taken in Philiphines...
A Shame you are so far and not many time to make a proper comment, but a smile of support for all the people involved in the organisation ...

Dr. Arantxa Santa-Maria Morales
Public Health and Health Prmotion Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
Univ. of Brighton

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 1:53:00 AM  

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