48th MYANMAR HEALTH RESEARCH CONGRESS

Department of Medical Research

No. 5, Ziwaka Road, Dagon Township, Yangon
Date :   7 January, 2019 - 11 January, 2019

Programme for Symposia and Talk

Day 1
7 January, 2019 (Monday)

09:30-12:30hr

Environment & Health (Clean Environment, Better Health)

Chairpersons: (1)    Professor Dr. Than Htut

        Director (Retired)

        Department of Occupational and Environmental Health,

        University of Public Health

(2)    Dr. Keiko Nohara

        Former Director

        National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan

Dr. Keiko Nohara

Former Director, Center for Health and Environmental Risk Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies NIES, Japan

Epigenetics and Environment Auditorium (2), Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)
Dr. Tin Tin Win Shwe

Senior Researcher, Center for Health and Environmental Risk Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies NIES, Japan

Air pollution and health risk: Running collaborative research between NIES and UM1 (1) Auditorium (2), Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)
Dr. Zaw Lin Thein

Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Medicine (1), Yangon

Ambient particulate matter assessment in Yangon City Auditorium (2), Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)
         Dr. Go Suzuki

        Senior Researcher, Center for Material Cycles and Waste Management Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan

Environmental chemicals and risk assessment: Effect-based detection of atmospheric organic chemicals for their risk management Auditorium (2), Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)
 Professor Dr. Ohn Mar

Department of Physiology, University of Medicine (1), Yangon, Myanmar

Indoor and outdoor air quality assessment in Yangon City Auditorium (2), Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)

09:30-12:30hr

Next Generation Sequencing in Advanced Clinical Research

Chairpersons: (1)    Professor Dr. Htun Lwin Nyein

        Professor and Head

        Clinical Haematology Department, University of Medicine 1, Yangon

(2)    Dr. Khin Saw Aye

        Deputy Director General

        Department of Medical Research

 Professor Dr. Yvonne Lim Ai Lian

Professor of Parasitology, Director, International Relations Office (IRO), University of Malaya, Malaysia

Understanding the association between gut helminths and gut microbiota through next generation sequencing (NGS) Auditorium (3) Central Biomedical Library (CBL)
Prof. Thong Meow-Keong

Professor of Paediatrics and Consultant Clinical Geneticist, Head of Genetics & Metabolism Unit, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Malaysia

Genetics of thalassaemia and inherited conditions Auditorium (3) Central Biomedical Library (CBL)
Dr. Chan Kok Gan

Head of Genetics and Molecular Biology Department, Associate Professor, ISB (Genetics and Molecular Biology), Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, Malaysia

Unleashing the power of next generation sequencing: Solving the unsolvable mystery in microbial & human genomes, microbiomes and methylomes Auditorium (3) Central Biomedical Library (CBL)
Assoc. Professor Dr. Si Lay Khaing

Consultant O&G (Gynae Oncology), Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Malaysia

Clinical applications of next-generation sequencing (NGS) in molecular diagnosis of cancer and personalized therapy Auditorium (3) Central Biomedical Library (CBL)
Ms. Pyone Pyone Yee

Product Development Executive (Myanmar), ScienceVision Sdn.Bhd.

Illumina Next Generation Sequencing unfolded many possibilities Auditorium (3) Central Biomedical Library (CBL)

13:30-16:30hr

Promoting the quality and safety of WASH services and IPC practices at health care facilities in Myanmar

Chairpersons: (1)    Dr. Khin Thet Wai

        Director (Retd), Expert

        Department of Medical Research

(2)    Dr. Badri Tharpa

        World Health Organization

Professor Wendy Graham

Professor of Obstetric Epidemiology, Department of Infectious Disease,Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

The Perfect Storm: The urgency of improving WASH and IPC in healthcare facilities Auditorium (2) Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)
Mr. Alison Macintyre

Technical Aid-Health, WaterAid

Global Progress, action and solutions for WinHCF Auditorium (2) Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)
Dr. Thae Maung Maung

Research Scientist, Department of Medical Research

WASH in HCF needs assessment: Research Findings Auditorium (2) Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)
Dr. Sarabibi Thuzarwin

UNICEF

Implementation of effective infection control across district hospitals in Myanmar Auditorium (2) Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)
James Robertson

UNICEF

SDG tracking for WinHCF Auditorium (2) Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)
Professor Wendy Graham, Alison Macintyre, DMR, DMS Panel 1  Links between global evidence and practice and the Myanmar context Auditorium (2) Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)
Dr. Thet Mon Than

Assistant Director, Medical Care Division, Department of Medical Services

Infection prevention and control in hospitals: Current activities and its challenges Auditorium (2) Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)
Dr. Kay Khaing Aye

Deputy Director, Occupational and Environmental Division,         Department of Public Health

Health-care waste management in Myanmar Auditorium (2) Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)
Dr. Elizabeth Goodburn

Senior Technical Advisor, Soapbox Collaborative

Evidence into Practice: Participatory Training for Hospital Cleaners Auditorium (2) Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)
All speakers Panel 2  What’s needed for success in Myanmar and what questions remain Auditorium (2) Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)

 13:00-16:00hr

The Way Forward: Achieving Universal Health Coverage in Myanmar

Chairperson:  Dr. Nilar Tin

 Freelance Consultant, Retired Deputy Director General (Public Health), Ministry of Health

Dr. Thant Sin Htoo

Assistant Permanent Secretary, MOHS

National Health Plan and progress of implementation Auditorium (3) Central Biomedical Library (CBL)
Daw Aye Aye Sein 

Deputy Director General, MOHS

Mapping the unreached: Using geospatial data and technologies to support equitable health system Auditorium (3) Central Biomedical Library (CBL)
Daw Nwe Zin Win

         Executive Director, Pyi Gyi Khin

Role of CSOs to achieve UHC in Myanmar Auditorium (3) Central Biomedical Library (CBL)
Dr. Nay Nyi Nyi Lwin

 Senior Program Manager, Community Partners International

Strategic purchasing of health services in ethnic areas Auditorium (3) Central Biomedical Library (CBL)
Day 2
8 January, 2019 (Tuesday)

13:30-16:30hr

Myanmar- Korea Joint Symposium (2019)

Application of Molecular Tools in Infectiuos Diseases: From Bench to Clinical Settings

Chairpersons: (1)    Dr. Hlaing Myat Thu

        Deputy Director General

        Department of Medical Research

(2)    Professor Jae Hun Cheong

        Professor of Molecular Biology and

        Chief of Nano- Biotechnology Centre, PNU

Dr. Sun Dae Song

Chairman of the Board, International Tuberculosis Research Centre

Key Note Speech Auditorium (2) Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)
Dr. Myat Htut Nyunt

Research Scientist,         Advanced Molecular Research  Centre, DMR

Paradigm in Advanced Molecular Technologies:

Challenges and Opportunities for All Medical Professionals

Auditorium (2) Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)
Professor Jae Hun Cheong

Professor of Molecular Biology, Chief of Nano- Biotechnology Centre, Pusan National University

Applications of molecular biology analysis in research, clinical practice and personalized medicine  Auditorium (2) Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)
Dr. Wint Wint Nyunt

 Consultant Microbiologist,National TB Control Programme

Currently using molecular tools for tuberculosis in daily practice, research and future direction Auditorium (2) Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)
Dr. Jong Seok Lee          

International Tuberculosis Research Centre, Korea

Pyrazindamide resistance testing: Beyond debate! Auditorium (2) Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)
Day 3
9 January, 2019 (Wednesday)

09:00-12:30hr

Data to policy: Building a culture of evidence-based actions

Chairpersons: (1)    Daw Aye Aye Sein

        Deputy Director General

        Department of Public Health

(2)    Dr. Khin Thet Wai

        Director (Retd), Expert

        Department of Medical Research

Dr. Saw Saw

Director (Socio-Medical Research), Department of Medical Research

What is Policy and Why it is important? Auditorium (2) Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)
Dr. Mohammed Khogali

Senior Technical Advisor, Vital Strategies

Data to Policy: Process of developing policy brief  Auditorium (2) Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)
Dr. Michael Washington

Health Scientist, CDC, USA

Economic evaluation in developing policy brief Auditorium (2) Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)
Dr. San Kyu Kyu Aye (UM Mdy)/

Dr. Swe Le Mar (Nutrition, DOPH)

Dr. Wai Wai Han (RS, DMR)

      Dr. Aye Mya Chan Thar (AD, EPI, DOPH)

Presenting policy briefs

–    Stunting: An Overlooked Problem

–    Home to Hospital: A Crucial Link to Avert Maternal Deaths in Myanmar

 

–    Stop Measles: Extending Vaccine Reach to the Needy

Auditorium (2) Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)
Moderator:  Dr. Saw Saw

Panelists:     Dr. San Hone (DD, NAP, DOPH)                   Dr. Khaing Nwe Tin
(DD, MRH Div, DOPH)

Dr. Myitzu Tin Oung
(DD, DMR POLb)

Dr. Su Su Hlaing
(AL, UOPH)

Dr. Phyu Win Thant
(AD, NIMU, MOHS)

Dr. Nyi Nyi Lwin
(AD, Sagaing Regional Health Department)

 

Panel Discussion: The Way forward Auditorium (2) Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)

 13:00-16:00hr

One World One Health: The PREDICT 2 – Myanmar Project

Chairperson:          Dr. Kyaw Zin Thant

         Director General (Retired)

         Department of Medical Research

Dr. Theingi Win Myat

Deputy Director, Head, Virology Research Division, DMR

Overview of PREDICT 2-Myanmar Project and findings on human samples of PREDICT surveillance Auditorium (2) Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)
Dr. Min Thein Maw

Director, Veterinary Medicine and Disease Control Division, Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department

Zoonotic disease control practices in Myanmar and findings on animal samples of PREDICT surveillance Auditorium (2) Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)
Dr. Ohnmar Aung

Projector Coordinator (PREDICT-Myanmar, Global Health Program), Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI)

Risk characterization and practices – the findings of PREDICT surveillance Auditorium (2) Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)
Dr. Marc Valitutto

Wildlife Veterinary Medical Officer,     Global Health Program, Myanmar Project Liaison, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI)

Outbreak Exhibition, Global Health Program Auditorium (2) Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)
Day 4
10 January, 2019 (Thursday)

09:30-12:30hr

Emergencies! Medico-Legal and Clinical Aspects

Chairpersons: (1)    Professor Dr. Zaw Lynn Aung

        Professor and Head

        Department of Medicine, University of Medicine 1,Yangon

(2)    Professor Dr. Myo Thaik Oo

        Professor and Head

        Forensic Medicine Department, University of Medicine 1, Yangon

(3)    Professor Dr. Maw Maw Oo

        Professor and Head

        Emergency Medicine Department, University of Medicine 1, Yangon

Dr. Thu Thu Htike

Lecturer,   Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Medicine, Mandalay

Cyanide concentration in autopsy materials Auditorium (2) Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)
Dr. Kyi Pyar Than Yu

Specialist Assistant Surgeon,       New Yangon General Hospital

Clinical profiles of intermediate syndrome in organophosphate poisoning Auditorium (2) Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)
Dr. Khin Hnin Pwint

Research Scientist         Department of Medical Research

Role of laboratory in the management of poisoning and services provided by National Poison Control Centre Auditorium (2) Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)
Dr. Thu Thu Htike

Lecturer,        Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Medicine, Mandalay

Medico-legal management of mass disaster: An experience in Okayama, Japan, 2018 Auditorium (2) Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)
Dr. Myo Hein

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Medicine 1, Yangon

Major disaster and Emergency Medicine – perspective in Myanmar Auditorium (2) Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)
Prof. Hiroyuki Nakao

Department of Disaster Medicine and Management, Okayama University

Emergency medicine and disaster medical system in Japan Auditorium (2) Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)

09:30-12:30hr

Scientific Talks

Chairperson:          Professor Dr. Pe Thet Khin

         Chairman

         Ethics Review Committee

         Department of Medical Research

Dr. Thaw Zin

Clinical Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Malaysia

Medical Humanities in Health, Education and Research Auditorium (2) Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)
Professor Herawati Sudoyo

The Eijkmam Institute for Molecular Biology, Jakarta

Responsible Conduct of Research  (RCR) Auditorium (2) Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)
Professor Yap Sook Fan

Deputy Dean (Research & Development, Postgraduate), Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, UniversitiTunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Malaysia

Sleeping disorder in Elderly People Auditorium (2) Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)
Professor Dr. Aung Than Ba Tu

Emeritus Medical Researcher, Former Director General, Department of Medical Research

GENE EDITING & GENE DRIVES

Prospects for the deletion of Hemoglobin E gene from South-East Asian population groups and elimination of vectors of deadly diseases

Auditorium (2) Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)

13:00-16:00hr

Implementation Research: Policy Implications for Improving the Quality of Care

Chairpersons: (1)    Dr. Ye Htut

        Deputy Director General (Retired),

        Department of Medical Research

(2)    Professor Margaret Hellard

        Deputy Director (Programs), Burnet Institute

        Adjunct Professor, Monash University, DEPM

Dr. Kyaw Oo

Deputy Director General(Retired), Department of Human Resources for Health

General Overview and Local Context of Implementation Research in Myanmar Auditorium (2) Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)
 Associate Professor Julia Brotherton

Medical Director, VCS Population Health, VCS Foundation

Cervical Cancer Prevention: Translating global knowledge to save lives locally through implementation research Auditorium (2) Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)
Dr. Latt Latt Kyaw

Deputy Director/ Head, Virology Section, National Health Laboratory

Laboratory innovations towards quality of care Auditorium (2) Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)
Professor Margaret Hellard

Deputy Director (Programs), Burnet Institute, Adjunct Professor, Monash University, DEPM

HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP): Global implementation evidence and local opportunities Auditorium (2) Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)

13:30-16:30hr

Scientific Talks

Chairpersons: (1)    Professor Kyi Kyi Thinn

        Emeritus Professor, University of Medicine 1, Yangon

        Secretary, Myanmar Medical Council

(2)    Professor Dr. Nu Nu Aye

        Professor and Head, Department of pharmacology

        University of Medicine 1, Yangon

Professor Masahiro Nishibori

Department of Pharmacology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Sepsis, diagnosis and treatment from pathophysiology point of view Auditorium (3) Central Biomedical Library (CBL)
Dr. Frilasita Yudhaputri

The Eijkmam Institute for Molecular Biology, Jakarta

Next Generation Sequencing for Pathogen Detection Auditorium (3) Central Biomedical Library (CBL)
Dr. Ann Powers

NCEZID/Division of Vector Borne Diseases, CDC, USA

Yellow Fever Virus – Is It a Risk to Asia? Auditorium (3) Central Biomedical Library (CBL)
Dr.Khin Saw Myint

The Eijkmam Institute for Molecular Biology, Jakarta

Screening of Zika Infection in Newborns with Congenital Abnormalities, Indonesia Auditorium (3) Central Biomedical Library (CBL)
Day 5
11 January, 2019 (Friday)

09:00-12:30hr

Development of Medical Engineer in Myanmar
(New project for Ensuring Safety of Medical Treatment)

Chairpersons: (1)    Professor Yoshihiro Kimata

         Professor and Chairman

         Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

         Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine,

         Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences

         Head, Okayama University Office for Myanmar Medical Collaboration

(2)    Professor Dr. Zaw Wai Soe

         Rector, University of Medicine 1, Yangon

         Acting Director General

         Department of Medical Research

(3)    Dr. Thidar Hla

         Deputy Director General

         Department of Medical Services

Dr. Hideki Taninishi

Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Okayama University

Medical safety in operative theater: Myanmar-Japan comparison Auditorium (2) Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)
Mr. Kyuzo Iwai

Former JICA senior volunteer, Medical Equipment

Maintenance management of medical equipment: Myanmar-Japan comparison Auditorium (2) Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)
Mr. Yoshinori Komaru

Managing Director, Myanmar Yutani Co., Ltd.

Development of hemodialysis in Myanmar: From the equipment agency Auditorium (2) Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)
Professor Dr Thaingi Hlaing

Rector         University of Medical Technology, Yangon

Human resource development of medical engineer in Myanmar Auditorium (2) Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)
Dr Myo Thuzar Khin

Associate Professor/ Head, Department of Physiotherapy, Project coordinator, Project for Human Resources Development of Medical Engineering, University of Medical Technology, Yangon

New Diploma course of medical engineer at UMTY Auditorium (2) Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)
U Myo Chit

Assistant Director (Engineer), Department of Medical Services

Medical engineer at the Myanmar hospitals Auditorium (2) Advanced Molecular Research Centre (AMRC)