Report of Prince Mahidol Award Conference 2018 (31th Jan to 2nd Feb 2018) (Dr. Watanabe, Dr. Kama, Dr. Matsui, and Dr. Makino)

1. Detail
Term: 31 January – 2 February 2018
Venue: Center Grand Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World, Bangkok, Thailand
Participants from Gunma University
 Dr. Hideomi Watanabe, Vice President
 Dr. Akinori Kama, Professor
 Dr. Hiroki Matsui, Associate Professor
 Dr. Takatoshi Makino, Associate Professor            Photo1

2. Summary in brief
 The members of Gunma University Centre for Research and Training on IPE (the Centre) attended The Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC) which is an annual international conference focusing on policy-related health issues of global significance (Photo 1).
 Especially, the members of the Centre audited two Parallel Session in which Dr. Yamamoto and Dr. Wada had a presentation in (Photo 2).
 The members of the Centre discussed future collaborative activities with JICA staff. It was agreed that JICA will provide valuable support for our IPE Training Course from 2018.

3. A list of persons met during the Conference
 1) Dr. Naoko Yamamoto, Assistant Director-General, Universal Health Coverage and Health
   Systems, World Health Organization
 2) Dr. Tadayuki Tanimura, Technical Officer, Office of the Assistant Director-General, World
   Health Organization
 3) Dr. Mikiko Kanda, Technical Officer, Department of Health Systems Development, Regional
   Office for South-East Asia, World Health Organization
 4) Dr. Tatsuya Ashida, Director, Department of Human Development, Japan International
   Cooperation Agency
 5) Dr. Yohsuke Takasaki, Chief Advisor, The partnership project for global health and universal
   health coverage, Japan International Cooperation Agency
 6) Dr. Koji Wada, Chief Advisor, The project for improvement of hospital management
   competency, Japan International Cooperation Agency


                    Data: 7 February 2018
                    On behalf of mission members: Dr. Takatoshi Makino