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Learn from some of the best leaders in research and innovation for health such as:


Dr. Milton Amayun
Senior Advisor, Public Sector Funding,
International Care Ministries
Maoi Arroyo
President and CEO,
Hybridigm Consulting
Christian Besler
Co-founder
Kickstart Ventures
Anjali Borhade
Associate Professor
Public Health Foundation of India
Dr. Annabelle Borromeo
Senior Vice President, Head of Operations & Chief Nursing Officer
St. Luke's Medical Center
Dr. Minerva Calimag
President, Philippine Medical Association
Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Santo Tomas
Prof. Nina Castillo-Carandang
Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Epidemiology
College of Medicine, University of the Philippines Manila
Dr. Gelia Castillo
National Scientist
Professor Emeritus, University of the Philippines Los Baños
Atty. Lesley Cordero
Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist,
World Bank Philippines
Dr. Manuel Dayrit
Dean, Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health
Former Secretary of Health, Philippines
Dr. M. Jamal Deen
President, Academy of Science,
Royal Society of Canada
Dr. Subhojit Dey
Associate Professor
Public Health Foundation of India
Dr. Roopa Dhatt
Movement Coordinator
Women in Global Health
Dr. Jane Dixon
Visiting Research Fellow
International Institute for Global Health
United Nations University
Dr. Ernesto Domingo
National Scientist
Former Chancellor, University of the Philippines Manila
Dr. Ulysses Dorotheo
Project Director, Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance
Dr. Jorge Emmanuel
Consultant, United Nations Development Programme
Dr. Katrin Engelhardt
Technical Lead for Nutrition, Western Pacific Regional Office,
World Health Organization
Merci Ferrer
Director, Health Care Without Harm-Asia
Will Greene
Director of New Markets, mClinica
Laura Hawken
Technical Officer
Western Pacific Regional Office
World Health Organization
Dr. Teodoro Herbosa
Professor, University of the Philippines Manila
Former Undersecretary of Health, Philippines
Dr. Phua Kai Hong
Professor
Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore
Carel IJsselmuiden
Director, Council on Health Research for Development
(COHRED)
Dr. Nasreen Jessani
Consultant in Global Public Health Policy and Systems
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Dr. Mary Ann Lansang
Professor, University of the Philippines Manila
Former Director, Knowledge Management, The Global Fund
Dr. Jose Florencio Lapeña Jr.
Professor, University of the Philippines Manila
President, Asia Pacific Association of Medical Journal Editors
Dr. Lincoln Lau
Director of Research
International Care Ministries - Hong Kong
Dr. Inez Slamet-Loedin
Senior Scientist and Head of Genetic Transformation Laboratory
International Rice Research Institute
Dr. June Pagaduan-Lopez
Professor, University of the Philippines Manila
Convenor, Citizens’ Network for Psychosocial Response
Dr. Fely Marilyn Lorenzo
Professor, College of Public Health,
University of the Philippines Manila
Dr. Anurag Mairal
Director, Global Exchange Program
Stanford Biodesign, Stanford University
Jaime C. Montoya
Executive Director, Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD)
Dr. Carmencita Padilla
Chancellor, University of the Philippines Manila
Dr. Isagani Padolina
Director, Research and Development, Pascual Laboratories, Inc.
Dr. Erlinda Castro-Palaganas
Professor, Institute of Management, University of the Philippines Baguio
President, Philippine Nursing Research Society
Hon. Leah Paquiz
Representative, Ang NARS Party-list
Member, House of Representatives, Philippines
Bhaskar Purohit
Senior Lecturer, Public Health Foundation of India
Dr. Venus Oliva Cloma-Rosales
Managing Director
101 Health Research
Dr. Mojgan Sami
Project Specialist, UCI Sustainability Initiative
University of California Irvine
Kit Sumabat
Chief Executive Officer, HealthInformatics Inc.
Dr. Iris Thiele Isip Tan
Co-Founder, #HealthXPh
Chief, Medical Informatics Unit, College of Medicine, University of the Philippines Manila
Dr. Nikolaos Tripodis
President & Managing Director
Novartis Healthcare Philippines
Dr. Elizabeth Wiley
Socio Medical Affairs Officer
Junior Doctors Network
World Medical Association

The Global Forum on Research and Innovation for Health 2015 aims to identify solutions to the world’s unmet health needs through research and innovation. The Forum will bring together all stakeholders who play a role in making research and innovation benefit health, equity and development. This includes high-level representatives from government, business, non- profits, international organizations, academic and research institutions and social entrepreneurs among others.

The Forum also provides a perfect venue for new leaders in health research, innovation, education, advocacy, and policy to take the spotlight and discuss the critical issues affecting global health today. Moreover, the Forum can serve as a platform for networking and capacity-building for these new leaders as they begin to shape the future of global health research and innovation.

Therefore, #Reimagine Global Health, with the support of the Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED), in partnership with the Philippine Department of Health and Philippine Department of Science and Technology, will be holding the New Leaders for Health Pre-Forum 2015 on August 22-24, 2015 in Manila, Philippines.

New leaders who will attend the Forum are encouraged to arrive two days before the main conference starts in order to interact with fellow new leaders, establish connections, engage in discussions, and learn new ideas and updates in the area of global health research and innovation. The event will enable new leaders to together imagine the future of global health research and innovation as they together face 21st century’s challenges and opportunities – from climate change and growing health inequalities to technological innovation and the emergence of new markets.

The program invites new leaders in global health research and innovation, especially but not limited to those who will attend the Forum 2015. While there is no strict age limit, new leaders who are currently studying (Bachelors/Masters/PhD), have just finished their studies, are doing postdoctoral fellowship, or have just started working (2-5 years post-graduation) in global health research and innovation are encouraged to participate.

Inspirational Talks and Panels
These are lectures/panels to be given by leading authorities in global health which will provide broad perspectives on cross-cutting issues surrounding research and innovation for health.

1. Wanted – New Leaders for Global and Regional Health
2. Global Health Research and Innovation Opportunities Post-2015 in the Asia-Pacific Region
3. Journeys in Research and Innovation: Lessons from Health Leaders
4. The Future of Health

Forum 2015 Themes Parallel Panels
At the Forum 2015, a wide range of topics revolving around global health research and innovation will be discussed under two pillars with six themes. Through these morning parallel panels, new leaders will get a sneak preview of the issues and ideas that will be raised and addressed by prominent leaders in global health during the forum proper.

Increasing the Effectiveness of Research and Innovation for Health through:
1. Social Accountability
2. Increasing Investments
3. Country-driven Capacity Building
The Role of Research and Innovation in Improving:
1. Food and Nutrition Safety and Security
2. Health in Mega-cities
3. Disaster Risk Reduction

Interactive Parallel Sessions These interactive parallel sessions in the afternoon aim to build capacity of new leaders in specific skills or methods, and introduce them to emerging areas of global health research and innovation. These sessions are categorized into five tracks:

Inspiring Innovations for Health
With the emergence of new challenges to global health today, new leaders must adopt out-of-the-box thinking as they diagnose the world’s problems and design effective solutions. Through these sessions, participants will be introduced to the latest ideas and models that address health issues in ways unconventional.
1. Digital Healthcare
2. Kickstarting Health Innovations
3. Managing for Results: Hospital and Public Health Program Case Studies
4. Design Thinking for Health
5. eHealth and eLearning: Different Solutions for the Same Problems
Making Health Research Robust
Health evidence is credible and useful when generated with scientific rigor. Sessions under these track provide new leaders with principles, techniques, and tips on how to ensure that health research is conducted in the highest order – whether the research asks a clinical question or seeks to solve a public health challenge
1. Spatial Analysis in Uncovering Health Inequity
2. Qualitative Methods for Health Research
3. Introduction to Statistical Analysis for Public Health
4. Introduction to Impact Evaluation Methodologies
5. Using Social Network Analysis in Health Systems Research
6. Interpreting Results of Quantitative Data Analysis in Public Health
7. Composing and Appraising a Systematic Review/Meta-Analysis
8. Advancing Indigenous People’s Health through Cultural Competence and Sensitivity in Research
Communicating Knowledge for Results
Global health knowledge produced through research and innovation must be disseminated and spread to wide-scale change. Under these track, new leaders will learn various ways and approaches to conveying powerful health messages to fellow health leaders, decision-makers, and the broader public
1. Publishing Your First Journal Article
2. Communicating Health Research through Data Visualization
3. Communicating Scientific Research (Scientific Journalism)
4. Reshaping Healthcare with Social Media
Translating Evidence to Policy Change
Health research is not done for science’s sake – health evidence generated through research should be utilized to influence policy change and inform program implementation. These sessions will enable new leaders to explore strategies for bridging the know-do gaps in global health.
1. Evidence to Policy Translation: The Art of Crafting Policy Briefs
2. Engaging Local Health Care Systems
3. Designing Strategic Communications for Health Advocacy
4. Legislative Advocacy: A Strategy for Advancing Public Health Policies and Promoting Health
Exploring New Frontiers in Global Health
New leaders must be prepared to confront new challenges in global health – such as inequitable and inefficient health systems, globalization and trade, and climate change. Sessions under this track will tackle these new frontiers in global health to deepen awareness of new leaders and inspire them to step out of their comfort zones, push the boundaries of traditional knowledge, and make huge impact on a global scale.
1. Do No Harm: The Role of Healthcare in Addressing the Climate-Energy Nexus
2. The Role of Nurses in Global Health Research and Innovation
3. Challenges and Opportunities in Implementation Research
4. Women in Global Health: Empowered Leadership
5. Emerging Voices for Global Health: The Future of Health Systems Research
6. Building Sustainable Healthcare in the Time of Ebola
7. Conducting Health Impact Assessments of Trade Agreements

The program will be comprised of a mix of plenary talks, interactive panel discussions, capacity-building workshops, breakout sessions, and other networking activities.

TimeDay One
August 22, Saturday
8:30-10:15 Opening Ceremony

Inspirational Talk 1
Wanted – New Leaders for Global and Regional Health


Summit Hall C and D
10:15-10:30 Health Break
10:30-12:00 Forum 2015 Themes Parallel Panels 1
Increasing the Effectiveness of Research and Innovation for Health through:


Social Accountability
Summit Hall E

Increasing Investments
Summit Hall F

Country-driven Capacity Building
Summit Hall C and D
12:00-1:30 LUNCH
1:30-3:00 Interactive Parallel Sessions 101-107

Digital Healthcare
Summit Hall E

Do No Harm: The Role of Healthcare in Addressing the Climate-Energy Nexus
Summit Hall F

Spatial Analysis in Uncovering Health Inequity
Summit Hall G

Qualitative Methods for Health Research
Banquet Hall 1

Publishing Your First Journal Article
Banquet Hall 2

Evidence to Policy Translation: The Art of Crafting Policy Briefs
Banquet Hall 3

Engaging Local Health Care Systems
Function Room A
3:00-3:30 Health Break
3:30-5:00 Interactive Parallel Sessions 108-114

The Role of Nurses in Global Health Research and Innovation
Summit Hall E

Communicating Health Research through Data Visualization
Summit Hall F

Introduction to Statistical Analysis for Public Health
Summit Hall G

Challenges and Opportunities in Implementation Research
Banquet Hall 1

Kickstarting Health Innovations
Banquet Hall 2

Designing Strategic Communications for Health Advocacy
Banquet Hall 3

Introduction to Impact Evaluation Methodologies
Function Room A
TimeDay Two
August 23, Sunday
8:30-10:15 Recap of Day One

Inspirational Talk 2
Global Health Research and Innovation Opportunities Post-2015 in the Asia-Pacific Region


Special Inspirational Panel
Journeys in Research and Innovation: Lessons from Health Leaders


Summit Hall C and D
10:15-10:30 Health Break
10:30-12:00 Forum 2015 Themes Parallel Panels 2
The Role of Research and Innovation in Improving:


Food and Nutrition Safety and Security
Summit Hall E

Health in Mega-cities
Summit Hall C and D

Disaster Risk Reduction
Summit Hall F
12:00-1:30 LUNCH
1:30-3:00 Interactive Parallel Sessions 201-207

Managing for Results: Hospital and Public Health Program Case Studies
Summit Hall E

Using Social Network Analysis in Health Systems Research
Summit Hall F

Communicating Scientific Research (Scientific Journalism)
Summit Hall G

Design Thinking for Health
Banquet Hall 1

Women in Global Health: Empowered Leadership
Banquet Hall 2

Interpreting Results of Quantitative Data Analysis in Public Health
Banquet Hall 3

Composing and Appraising a Systematic Review/Meta-Analysis
Function Room A
3:00-3:30 Health Break
3:30-5:00 Interactive Parallel Sessions 208-214

Emerging Voices for Global Health: The Future of Health Systems Research
Summit Hall E

Building Sustainable Healthcare in the Time of Ebola
Summit Hall F

Conducting Health Impact Assessments of Trade Agreements
Summit Hall G

eHealth and eLearning: Different Solutions for the Same Problems
Banquet Hall 1

Reshaping Healthcare with Social Media
Banquet Hall 2

Legislative Advocacy: A Strategy for Advancing Public Health Policies and Promoting Health
Banquet Hall 3

Advancing Indigenous People’s Health through Cultural Competence and Sensitivity in Research
Function Room A
TimeDay Three
August 24, Monday
8:30-10:15 Recap of Day Two

Closing Panel
Voices from New Leaders for Health: From Pre-Forum to Forum 2015


Inspirational Talk 3
The Future of Health


Summit Hall C and D
10:15-10:30 Health Break
10:30-12:00 Closing Ceremony (until 11:00 am only)

Summit Hall C and D
12:00-1:30 LUNCH

The Pre-Forum will establish a global network of new leaders in global health research and innovation who will remain connected virtually and may serve as a platform for building future research collaborations. Participants will also gain new knowledge and skills that are relevant to their emerging careers. Furthermore, an outcome document (i.e. in the form of a declaration) that reflects the vision of these new leaders for the future of global health research and innovation will be drafted during the sidelines of this pre-conference event and will be later presented during the closing ceremony of the Forum.

Registration now closed

Registration includes attendance in all events of the Pre-Forum, as well as the Forum 2015 opening ceremony on August 24, 2015, 5:00 - 6:30 pm to be graced by no less than His Excellency Benigno Simeon Aquino III, President of the Republic of the Philippines.



PRE-FORUM PROGRAM COMMITTEE



#Reimagine Global Health is a young think-and-do tank for the world's health. Based in Manila, Philippines with networks from around the world, #ReimagineGH seeks to reimagine world order, rethink ideas, redesign systems, reclaim health rights, and renew global health. In its work that spans education, capacity-building, and advocacy, #ReimagineGH adheres to the principles of social justice and human rights, systems and futures thinking, innovation through a transdisciplinary approach, and balance between global engagement and local impact.


The program committee is composed of:


Dr. Renzo Guinto
Ms. Marian Theresia Valera
Dr. Maria Christina Langit-Bagro
Dr. Jason Alacapa
Mr. TJ Robinson Moncatar
Ms. Janet Clemente
Ms. Mary Cherwyn Castro
Ms. Annah Margarita Montesa
Dr. Annabelle Sinlao
Ms. Janelle Siu
Ms. Diandra Lourdes Cembrano


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