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2017 ASEAN Summit and Research Conference

Posted on Dec 3, 2017 by admin@MIMLS

2017 ASEAN Summit and Research Conference

The 2017 ASEAN Medical Laboratory Science and Public Health Education Stakeholders Summit and Research Conference was held on 29 November to 1 December 2017 at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Manila, Philippines. The theme of this summit is “Promoting Modern Public Health in the ASEAN Region thru Harmonized MLS and Public Health Quality Education, Training, Research and Community Extensions”. It was hosted by the ASEAN Association of Schools of Medical Technology (AASMT) thru the Philippine Association of Schools of Medical Technology and Public Health (PASMETH), in coordination with the Philippine Commission on Higher Education (CHED). This summit was conducted as Medical Technology/Medical Laboratory Science was chosen to be one of the 282 summits of the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits to be held at the Philippines. The Philippines is also this year’s chair of the ASEAN 50th Founding Anniversary.

The event was attended by over 200 delegates from Japan and ASEAN member states, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. MIMLS was represented by our President Ms. Faridah Robiah Ismail and Council Members Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Nazil Salleh and Ms. Harvinder Kaur Lakhbeer Singh. Other Malaysian delegates include Prof. Dr. Hidayatulfathi Othman and Prof. Dr. Siti Balkis Budin from the National University of Malaysia (UKM).

Our Malaysian delegates were involved in panel discussions and country presentations with ASEAN counterparts in all 4 identified areas, namely Curriculum and Instruction, Accreditation, Research, and Extension Services. During the summit, all participants recognised the importance and need to harmonise Medical Laboratory Science curriculum and qualifications among ASEAN member nations. As the final output of the 3-day summit, a declaration known as the “2017 ASEAN 50 Manila Declaration on the Harmonization of Medical Technology/Medical Laboratory Science/Biomedical Science towards Modern Public Health” was signed by the delegates and representatives of the ASEAN member states, and witnessed by all participants who attended this summit.


(Some photos courtesy of PASMETH) 
2017 Asean Medlabsci Education Summit