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On June 10, 2019, Prof. Piyamitr Sritara,M.D., Dean; along with his Deputy Dean for International Relations, Prof. Sirintara Singhara na Ayudhaya,M.D., and Deputy Dean for School of Hospital Management, Prof. Alisa Limsuwan, M.D.; provided a warm hospitality for Dr. Tivakorn Kasemsri, Chief, Division of Pediatric, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, USA and Ms. Michelle Ensminger, Senior Director of Global Health Office on their official visit for the possibility of creating a platform of a sustainable collaboration between the 2 institutes. On this occassion, the 2 representatives from Texas Tech University Health Science Center had a good chace to spend time in the afternoon visiting a new campus at Chakri Naruebodindra Medical Institute Institue at Bang Phli Distric, Samut Prakarn Province.  
Dr.Goragoch Gesprasert, M.D., as a representative from Division of Vascular and Transplantation Surgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University,Thailand provided welcome to Dr.Maria Paula Gomez, Executive director, Donation and Transplantation Institute of Parc Científic de Barcelona, Spain, on occasion of visiting for project discussion with Ramathibodi Organ Transplantation Center.
During Mon, Jun 3, 2019 – Wed, Jun 5, 2019 at NEURI The Brain Vascular Center - Bicêtre Hospital Paris Saclay University, France; Prof.Sirintara Singhara na Ayudhaya, M.D., Deputy Dean for International Relations and Professor of Radiology (INR) of Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University precisely attended LINNC Paris 2019, She had taken an important role in Live Cases Transmissions: Paris, France Bicêtre University Hospital as an Expert Panel along side with the other world classed experts such as Prof. Jacques MORET, Neurointerventionalist of Brain Vascular Center Baujon University Hospital and chairman of the event as well as Prof. Hong-Qi Zhang from Department of Neurosurgery, Xuanwu Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing. LINNC Paris offers participants an immersive and interactive experience with live cases, giving international and totally accessible educational experience. From renowned hospital centers around the world leading experts share their individual approaches to critical clinical challenges “live” and in real-time.   
On Jun 4, 2019 at Room no. 604, Medical Learning Resource Center and Ramathibodi School of Nursing, Ms. Michelle Ensminsger, Senior Director of Global Health, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, USA, spent her time visiting and having discussion about the possibility of students exchange activity between the 2 institutions. On this occassion, Mrs.Meng-Shin Shiao, Assistant Dean for International Relations provided her warm welcome on behalf of the deputy dean of international relations.  
Assoc.Prof.Sirin Apiyasawat, Assistant Dean for International Relations; on behalf of Deputy Dean for International Relations, provided warm welcome to the group of visitors from Sahlgrenska Academy, Göteborg University, led by Prof. Jörgen Isgaard MD, Ph.D - Professor of Endocrinology, Dept of Internal Medicine.The purspose of their visit are to have a further collaborative discussion towards exchange activities and have site visits to sevaral wards including Division of Nephrology, Division of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Hematology and Department of Emergency Medicine. Ramathibodi has conducted partnership closely with Sahlgrenska, Academy, Göteborg University for a few years through our young staff exchange program. The fruitful collaborative discussion happened in January 2018 with Dr.Amir Khorram-Manesh had greatly brought the tangible outcome as the official agreement for academic exchange, finished in July of the same year. 
Assoc Prof Suwannee Putthisri, Head of Department of Psychiatry, along with the staff member of the department, provided welcome to Dr. Ian Stephen, Program Director Psychology, Faculty of Human Science of Macquarie University on occasion of visit and having collaborative discussion.
On April 23, 2019, Prof.Piyamitr Sritara, Dean, along with Prof.Sirintara Singhara Na Ayudhaya, Deputy Dean for International Relations; Prof.Boonsong Ongphiphadhanakul, Deputy Dean for Research; Assoc.Prof.Renu Pookboonmee, Director of Ramathibodi School of Nursing and Asst.Prof.Suchin Worawichawong, Assistant Dean for International Relations, provided a warm welcome to the group of 14 delegates from Peking University Health Science Center, China. The purpose to visit is to exchange the views on nursing of patients with the chronic diseases as well as explore our collaborative activities in the fields of student exchange, joint research and more.
The NUS Enterprise Summer Programme on Entrepreneurship is targeted at undergraduate students* currently enrolled in university, majoring in any discipline. *Priority consideration will be given to students with a basic interest in entrepreneurship. This programme broadly covers the following topics: Business and cultural context of Singapore and ASEAN Singapore’s Economic Development Model and the Changing Role of Entrepreneurship and Innovation The True Singapore Story (introduction to Singapore’s heritage) The Heart of Singapore’s Startup Ecosystem Understanding the ASEAN Relationship, Language and Culture Experiential introduction to Singapore Practical insights and skills for aspiring entrepreneurs How to be an Entrepreneur Lean Startup and Business Model Pitching and Team Project Themes in entrepreneurship Social Entrepreneurship Intrapreneurship Lectures will be conducted in English by faculty members from the National University of Singapore and industry experts. All students who attain 100% attendance for the programme  will be awarded 4 modular credits (MC) and a Certificate of Participation from NUS Enterprise at the end of the programme. The programme fee is SGD$3,000 (inclusive of 7% GST) and includes accommodation at a student hostel in the NUS campus and some meals. The fee does not cover airfare and airport taxes, travel insurance, visas, some meals, and personal expenses. Payment is via bank draft, and is to be made payable to "National University of Singapore".  The 2019 NUS Enterprise Summer Programme on Entrepreneurship will be held from 14 - 27 July 2019. Applications are now open from 5 March to 26 April 2019! Please click for more information and do not forget to contact your IR  in order to send your name to MUIR for the next step!
Mahidol and Macquarie University Centre for International Education (MCIE): ‘Alone we can do so little, Together we can do so much’ The signing ceremony was attended by H.E. Allan McKinnon, Australian Ambassador to Thailand, Prof. Bruce Dowton, VC and President of Macquarie University and Prof. Banchong Mahaisavariya, Acting President of Mahidol University, along with all deans and executives. All credits go to all MQ colleagues, MU Deans and Directors who have walked the talk together since September last year. We are indebted to H.E.Prof. Udom Kachintorn, Deputy Minister for Education and Ajahn Preecha Soontranan for heading the delegation to explore the possibility, VP Chuthamanee Suthisisang and VP Suwat Benjaponpitak for showing to our partner from the very beginning that Mahidol University is a trusted brand and we are ready to deliver. We are also grateful for the kind hospitality of Assoc. Prof. Chulathida Chomchai, M.D., Dean, MU International College, for allocating a co-shared space for MCIE. Also, more credits go to Watinee Kharnwong and Busarin Sinthunavarat from the Australian Embassy for their continuous support on this initiative as well as all MUIR team.
DUBLIN and BANGKOK – March 22, 2019 – Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), a global leader in medical technology, services and solutions, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and the Value-Based Healthcare (VBHC) Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices (CIEDs) Infection Reduction Outcomes Protection Program with Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University-one of Thailand’s leading university hospitals- delivering super tertiary care. CIEDs include devices such as pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators, and cardiac resynchronization devices. The MOU aims to develop a strategic partnership that includes setting up a joint Incubator and Innovation Platform to drive innovation, research, and VBHC in Thailand. The strategic partnership will focus on promoting innovation and research for new technologies, enhancing patient and staff experience, advancing clinical performance and education, and establishing a foundation for the delivery of VBHC. Medtronic will support Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, in achieving a higher quality of care, greater clinical efficiency, improved patient outcomes, and broader access to therapies. A key feature of the partnership will be a collaboration with the Medical Innovations Development Center (MIND) at Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, to accelerate breakthrough innovations and inventions in medical technology with the goal of improving the lives of patients in Thailand. Potential areas of exploration include technology development, clinical research, data science, real world data and evidence, and training and education. In addition, the VBHC CIED Infection Reduction Outcomes Protection Program demonstrates the commitment to improving outcomes for patients with CIEDs between Medtronic and Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University. Recent results from the landmark Worldwide Randomized Antibiotic Envelope Infection Prevention Trial (WRAP-IT), published in The New England Journal of Medicine1, demonstrated that the use of an Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope reduced the risk of major infection by 40 percent, and pocket infection by 61 percent, in patients with CIEDs, compared to standard-of-care pre-operative antibiotics. Under the program, any patient implanted with a Medtronic CIED and Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope who develops a device infection within 12 months of the date of implant will be provided with an equivalent replacement device, related leads and accessories, and an antibacterial envelope. Healthcare is facing immense challenges. From shifting payment models to problems of access, providers and payers are struggling to improve patient outcomes and lower overall costs. In Thailand, some of the biggest challenges for healthcare service providers like public hospitals are the high demand on services, budgetary limitations, inefficient processes, and long waiting time for patients. Leveraging their mutual expertise and resources, Medtronic and Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, are partnering to improve care at the same or reduced cost, while increasing access for more patients. “Our faculty is focused on driving innovation and service models to deliver economic and social value to our patients. This partnership will add strongly to the specialized work we are doing at the MIND Center. The joint Incubator and Innovation Platform with Medtronic will allow both parties to bring our strengths and capabilities to the table – working together to inspire and stimulate innovation in Thailand. In the long run, we will strive to provide our patients with high quality, high value care,” said Professor Piyamitr Sritara, dean of the Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University. “This partnership is exciting not only for Medtronic and Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, but also for the broader healthcare community. Thailand has been very progressive in its desire to move toward a value-based healthcare model. Our alliance will contribute to this journey by continuing to focus on improving outcomes that are meaningful for patients at the lowest possible costs. This will set new standards for providing quality healthcare in a sustainable way. We look forward to the new possibilities that this partnership will bring,” said Omar Ishrak, chairman and CEO of Medtronic. About Medtronic Medtronic plc (, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is among the world’s largest medical technology, services and solutions companies – alleviating pain, restoring health and extending life for millions of people around the world. Medtronic employs more than 86,000 people worldwide, serving physicians, hospitals and patients in more than 150 countries. The company is focused on collaborating with stakeholders around the world to take healthcare Further, Together. Any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties such as those described in Medtronic's periodic reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results may differ materially from anticipated results.    
March 24, 2019 at Ariyana Convention Centre, Danang City, Vietnam Prof. Wg. Cdr. Sirintara Singhara na Ayudhaya, MD, Deputy Dean for International Relations, the Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, precisely attended and gave welcome and introduction at PLANET Course 2019 - Pierre Lasjaunias Neurovascular Education Team Conference; session 1. The program has continued to run successfully every year in various countries around the world and is recognized as the premier education program of teaching fundamentals of Interventional Neuroradiology worldwide. Session I covered vascular anatomy of the maxillo-facial, skull base and central nervous system vasculature. Other topics includes skull base tumors, dural arteriovenous malformations and traumatic lesions of the head and neck vasculature. Further topics were spinal cord vascular anatomy, vascular tumors and malformations as well as vascular malformations of the head and neck region.
Looking for a chance for short training in Japan? It's your time! Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine has opened one-week training in November 2019 called Japan-Asia Youth Exchange Program in Science: "Sakura Science Program" .  Purpose is to accept the Asian students who are interested in enrolling for Master's course or Ph.D. course to Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine in the future for one week (Nov 25-29) to expose the actual laboratory. The conditions are  (1) under 40 years old  (2) non PhD  (3) no experience traveling Japan after the college (except for ordinary sightseeing and attending meeting).  The expenses including accommodation and travel expenses and daily allowance will be support by the host! *The Departement available are as follows: - Neurology - Ophthalmology - Neuroendocrinology - Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery - Breast and Endocrine Surgery - International Cooperation for Disaster Medicine For more information, please follow the link as attached. Exclusive for Ramathibodi's medical students, please contact to the IR office (Zai) at 02-201-2763.