On December 2 and 3, the Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital hosted the 4th Joint Conference between the Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi and Center for Global Health, Osaka University Japan.
Over the past four years, Ramathibodi and Osaka University has cooperated and engaged in dialogue in a broad range of topics including Active Aging and Geriatric Care, Contemporary Cancer Treatment, Nursing Practices, and Medical Device Development and Regulation. In spirit of our ongoing collaboration and excitement together in such various topics, we held this session under the theme Collaborating Research, “Past & Future”. We were delighted to invite our guests from Osaka University, Ramathibodi, along with partnering and affiliate institutions to speak and network with us.
On the first day, we enjoyed an opening speech from Assoc. Prof. Nopraenue Sajjarax Dhirathiti, Ph.D., the Acting Vice President for International Relations and Corporate Communication followed by a speech from our keynote speakers, Prof. Ken Nakata, Director, Center for Global Health, Osaka University Hospital; and Prof. Sirintara Singhara Na Ayudhaya, Deputy Dean for International Relations, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University.
Following the opening session, we heard from Assoc. Prof. Daisaku Nakatani, Dept. of cardiovascular medicine and medical innovation, Center for Global Health, Department of Medical Innovation; and Prof. Suradej Hongeng, Assistant Dean for Research, Dept. of Pediatrics; on collaboration efforts and history between Ramathibodi and Osaka University.
We heard from the following panels, in order:
Rare Disease (December 2)
Prof. Kazuyuki Yoshizaki; The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University, Chairman of Japanese research group on Castleman disease and TAFRO syndrome
Dr. Tawai Ngernsritrakul; Cardiologist and Consultant, Echocardiographic Laboratory, Ramathibodi hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand
Assoc. Prof. Pranya Sakiyalak; Lecturer of Division of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital
Aging Society (December 2)
Assoc. Prof. Chisa Tabata; Associate Professor, Center for Global Health, Department of Medical Innovation, Osaka University Hospital, Physician, Center for Human Reproduction and Gynecologic Endoscopy, Sanno Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
Dr. Sirinthorn Chansirikarn; Deputy Hospice and Elderly Care : Research and Learning Center, Mahidol University, President, Alzheimer’s and Related Disorder Association Thailand, Consultant, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital
Dr. Sakan Bunnag; Director of the Sangkaran Sangkarawana Institute for the Elderly, Department of Medical Services
Assoc. Prof. Varalak Srinonprasert; Head of Division of Geriatric Medicine, Dept. of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital
Medical Device Development & Regulation (December 2)
Dr. Akihiro Watari; Deputy Director, Medical Device Evaluation Division, Ministry of Health Labour and Welfare, Japan
Mrs. Korrapat Trisarnsri; Director of Medical Device Control Division at Thai Food and Drug Administration
Real World Data (December 3)
Assoc. Prof. Toshihiro Takeda; Department of Medical Informatics, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine
Prof. Ammarin Thakkinstian; Head, Section of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Research Centre, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital
Dr. Pattanasak Mongkolwat; Dean of the Faculty of Information and Communication Technology, Mahidol University
Plenary Lecture by Dr. Hiroki Nakatani; Professor for Global Initiatives at Keio University, Specially Appointed Professor at Osaka University
Orthopedics (December 3)
Assoc. Prof. Tsuyoshi Murase; Vice-chairman, Department of Orthopedics, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine
Prof. Dr. Apichat Asavamongkolkul; Deputy Dean of Administration, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University
Infectious Disease (December 3)
Dr. Tatsuo Iiyama; Department of International Trial, National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM), Japan
Dr. Pitak Santanirand; Associate Professor. Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital
Prof. Polrat Wilairatana; Deputy Dean for Value Creation; Head, WHO Collaborating Centre for Clinical Management of Malaria, Head, Critical Care Research Unit in Tropical Diseases, Department of Clinical Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University
We would like to extend our gratitude to the speakers, lecturers, and audience who participated during this event, along with our IMCPC team for organizing. We are looking forward to the next Ramathibodi-Osaka joint conference!