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On February 24, 2020, Prof. Sirintara Singhara Na Ayudhaya, Deputy Dean for International Relations; Prof. Boonsong Ongphiphadhanakul, Deputy Dean for Research; together with the project participants from the Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, attended the opening ceremony of the Project: Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) Survey in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR): 2nd STEP Survey 2019-2020 at Thalat, Vientiane, Lao PDR. On this occasion, H.E. Mr. Damrong Kraikruan, Ambassador, Royal Thai Embassy, Vientiane; Mr. Pattarat Hongthong, Director-General of Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA), Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Dr. Nao Butta, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Health, Laos PDR, presided over the Opening Ceremony. The Opening Ceremony was also attended by the Director of LTPHI, Director of Mahosot hospital, and distinguished guests from Thailand and Laos PDR attended as the honorable guest.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

On February 17, 2020 at Jim Thompson Restaurant & Lounge, Bangkok; Prof.Piyamitr Sritara, M.D., Dean, along with his Deputy Dean for International Relations, Prof.Sirintara Singhara Na Ayudhaya, M.D.; Deputy Dean for School of Hospital Management, Prof.Alisa Limsuwan, M.D.; Dr. Poomiporn Katanyutawong and the other lecturers from Department of Pediatrics, hosted the welcome dinner to honor the inviting speakers of the 1st Joint Symposium in Fetal Cardiology between Ramathibodi and UCLA Health, or the 7th Annual Bangkok International Fetal Echocardiography Symposium (BIFES) which was held during February 17th -18th, 2020. On this occasion, Prof. Norman H.Silverman, M.D., from Stanford University School of Medicine; Prof. Mark S.Sklansky, M.D. from Mattel Children’s Hospital, UCLA and his spouse, attended the event arranged with warm hospitality and welcome. Prof.Piyamitr Sritara, M.D., Dean, along with his Deputy Dean for International Relations, Prof.Sirintara Singhara Na Ayudhaya, M.D.; Deputy Dean for School of Hospital Management, Prof.Alisa Limsuwan, M.D.; Dr. Poomiporn Katanyutawong and the other lecturers from Department of Pediatrics, hosted the welcome dinner to honor the inviting speakers of the 1st Joint Symposium in Fetal Cardiology between Ramathibodi and UCLA Health, or the 7th Annual Bangkok International Fetal Echocardiography Symposium (BIFES) which was held during February 17th -18th, 2020. On this occasion, Prof. Norman H.Silverman, M.D., from Stanford University School of Medicine; Prof. Mark S.Sklansky, M.D. from Mattel Children’s Hospital, UCLA and his spouse, attended the event arranged with warm hospitality and welcome.

Feb 17, 2020 at the Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand; Prof.Sirintara Singhara na Ayudhaya, M.D., Deputy Dean for International Relations, precisely provided an opening remark for the 1st Joint Symposium in Fetal Cardiology between Ramathibodi and UCLA Health, or the 7th Annual Bangkok International Fetal Echocardiography Symposium (BIFES) which was held during February 17th -18th, 2020. The Symposium-held in this year-is focused on the theme of echocardiographic-pathologic correlation of fetal heart diseases. In the event, Prof. Norman H.Silverman, M.D., from Stanford University School of Medicine, who has the most experience in the field of fetal cardiology, with a wide variety of pathological specimens (from fetus and neonate) in common and rare heart anomalies, along with another honorable speakers such as Prof. Mark S.Sklansky, M.D. from Mattel Children’s Hospital, UCLA, and more kindly attended to share their expertise towards echocardiographic-pathologic correlation of fetal heart diseases.

The 1st Joint Symposium in Fetal Cardiology between Ramathibodi and UCLA Health, or the 7th Annual Bangkok International Fetal Echocardiography Symposium (BIFES) was organized by the International Medical Conference Promoting Center (IMCPC) of the Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University.

 

On Februrary 5th, 2020, Professor Hidetoshi Endo, M.D., visited the Dean’s Office at Ramathibodi to deliver two lectures as a guest instructor under the topics “Geriatrics and Gerontology in Japan” and “How to Build Integrated Community Care in Japan”. Under this occasion, Professor Endo received a warm welcome from our Dean, Prof. Piyamitr Sritara, M.D.; the Dean of International Relations Prof. Sirintara Singhara Na Ayudhaya, M.D.; Deputy Dean for the School of Hospital Management Prof. Alisa Limsuwan, M.D.; and the Head of Geriatric Medicine, Dr. Orapitchaya Krairit, M.D.

Prof. Hidetoshi Endo, M.D., Ph.D., is the Head of Training and Innovation Center in the National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology in Japan. Additionally, he is on the board of directors at the Japan Society of Dementia Research, the Society of Gerontology, the Japan Society of Care Management, and the Japan Academy for the Prevention of Elder Abuse. Prof. Endo has an extensive breadth of experience with prevention medicine and cognition disorders in the elderly, especially for patients with dementia.

Prof. Endo has been involved with the “Orange Plan”, a health policy initiative by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare that aims to shift the emphasis on institution-based care, such as hospitals and geriatric care facilities, to home care and community-centered dementia care.

The lectures today were drawn from Prof. Endo’s experience, expertise, and own research emphasis in reminisce therapy, educating staff in intermediate-stage care, and utilizing more holistic and community-based approaches to dementia care. Ramathibodi is grateful for such an opportunity from an established individual working in the field of geriatrics, and hopes to strengthen our network together in providing care for the emerging “Aging Society”.

 

January 29, 2020, at 5th Floor, Chalermphrakiat Building, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University.

Mahidol University along with Ministry of Foreign Affairs precisely organized the orientation ceremony of “The 22nd Training Program in Technology of Medicine and Public Health for Health Personnel from Laos PDR”. On this occasion, we’d got an honor from Dean of Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Asst.Prof. Weerapong Phumratanaprapin, M.D., providing the welcome speech to the trainees.

This annual training program has been initiated by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, and for this year, there are 23 medical and nursing personnel from Laos PDR who will be provided the training programs including Pediatrics, Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, Psychiatry, Anatomical pathology and Midwifery Nursing Program during January 28 – March 5, 2020 at Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University.

Prince Mahidol Award Delegates Site Visit at Ramathibodi Hospital

On January 30th 2020, delegates from the Prince Mahidol Award 2020 arrived for a site study visit which includes presentations on Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRGs) and medical expense disbursement, at the Director’s Office at Ramathibodi Hospital.

Prof. Dr. Ronnachai Kongsakon, the Deputy Dean of Finance and Procurement, on behalf of the Dean, along with Dr. Naronglit Masaya-Anon, Director of the Queen Sirikit Medical Center, acting medical head, welcomed the delegates to the campus.

Following the welcome, Dr. Naronglit Masaya-Anon delivered a lecture under the topic “Thai DRGs used and Audited at Ramathibodi Hospital” to everyone that was present.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guests of the Dinner Reception for the Advisors and Board of Committees from the Prince Mahidol Award Youth Program 2019

On January 28, 2020 at Salathip Restaurant, Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok, the Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital Mahidol University hosted a dinner reception to honor the recipients of the 2019 Prince Mahidol Award Youth Program.

The festivities, led by Prof. Boonsong Ongphiphadhanakul, Deputy Dean for Research, as the Dean’s representative; Prof. Dr. Sirintara Singhara Na Ayudhaya, Deputy Dean for International Relations; and Prof. Alisa Limsuwan, Deputy Dean for School of Hospital Management, were to honor both Thai and International Advisors who worked with the recipients of the award, in addition to the board of committees from the Prince Mahidol Award Youth Program 2019.

The five scholarship recipients of the Prince Mahidol Award Youth Program 2019 include:

  • Ms. Kanyakorn Riewruja from Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University
  • Mr. Thodsawit Tiyarattanachai from Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University
  • Ms. Patteera Vongtangton from Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University
  • Ms. Pornlada Likasitwatanakul from Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University
  • Ms. Sasitorn Yenyuwadee from Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University

Congratulations to all scholarship recipients!

 

On Jan 20, 2020, at Meeting Room no.1, the 12 visitors from Ministry of Health, Lao People's Democratic Republic paid visit to the Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital regarding the site visit at the Center for Continuing Medical Education and Continuing Professional Education (CPD) system for Medical Profession, Nursing – Midwifery, CPD program, curriculum development, organizing training course, meeting, seminar and other capacity-building course for health personnel including recognition.

On this ocassion Assoc. Prof. Nalinee Chongviriyaphan, M.D., Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and Culture, along with Ramathibodi's CME team provided warmly welcome in the morning session, while Associate professor Dr. Poolsuk Janepanish Visudtibhan, Director of Ramathibodi School of Nursing and Associate professor Dr. Manee Arpanantikul, Assistant Director for Academic Services, was the host for the afternoon session.

On January 7th, 2020, The Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, is proud to open 3 new nursing programs with the cooperation of leading international universities: UIC College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago Deakin University and Kunming University: Double Degrees (Ramathibodi-Deakin), Accelerated Program, and Dual Degree in Nursing and Medical epidemiology.

The Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital School of Nursing held a press conference on this cooperation in education and research with foreign universities with Prof. Piyamitr Srithara, MD, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital Mahidol University along with Associate Professor Dr. Poolsuk Jenpanichvisuthiphan, M.D., Director of Ramathibodi School of Nursing; Professor Sirinthara Singhara Na Ayuthaya, M.D., Associate Dean for International Relations Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital Mahidol University; Prof. Dr. Terri E. Weaver M.D., Dean, UIC College of Nursing; Prof. Dr. Amarin Taksinthasathien, M.D., Head of Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital Mahidol University; and Assistant Professor Dr. Satirat Thadakan, M.D., Deputy Director of Ramathibodi School of Nursing, Department of Nursing Science.

These new nursing education programs meet new nursing needs and demands that shift every day.

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Assist. Prof. Suchin Worawichawaong, M.D., Assistant Dean for International Relations, as a representative of Prof. Sirintara Singhara Na Ayudhaya, M.D., Deputy Dean for International Relations, provided warm welcome to Dr. Hirotake Mori, M.D. from Department of Medicine, Juntendo University for his visit; purposing to have further collaborative discussion about student exchange activities which has been very active for several years.

4th Joint Conference between the Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi and Center for Global Health, Osaka University Japan.
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!

 

On November 20, 2019, at Ramathibodi Chakri Naruebodindra Hospital, Chakri Naruebodindra Medical Institute (CNMI), Dr.Piroj Boonkongchuen, M.D., Director of Ramathibodi Chakri Naruebodindra Hospital, warmly welcomed the group of Taiwanese visitors from several organizations led by Dr.Chen-Yuan Tung, Representative of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office of Thailand. The main purpose of this visit is to share ideas and points of view towards using smart technology in health care systems in Taiwan and Thailand. 

 

In this occasion, Dr. Boonkongchuen was proud to present our facilities at CNMI to our honored guests, along with CNMI’s future plans to include a senior complex focusing on end-of-life care within the medical campus. 

   

 

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