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The AAHCI Southeast Asia Regional Office is hosted by the National University of Singapore located in Singapore.

The AAHCI Southeast Asia Regional Office is responsible for organizing regional events and conferences, fostering the discussion on key issues for Southeast Asian Academic Health Centers and Systems, contributing to the development of AAHCI programs, and strengthening collaborations between current and perspective AAHC and AAHCI members.

Regional Ambassadors

Dr. John Eu-Li Wong
Isabel Chan Professor in Medical Sciences
Senior Vice President (Health Affairs), National University of Singapore
Chief Executive, National University Health System

Dr. Khay-Guan Yeoh
Dean, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
Deputy Chief Executive (Academic Enterprise), National University Health System

Regional Advisory Group

Dr. Ratna Sitompul
Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia (Indonesia)

Professor Adeeba Kamarulzaman
Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya (Malaysia)

Professor Prasit Watanapa
Dean, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University (Thailand)

Upcoming Meetings

The Southeast Asia Regional Office will be hosting a meeting in conjunction with the Asia Pacific Medical Education (APMEC) Conference in Singapore, being held Jan 10-Jan 14, 2018. If you are interested in learning more, please email us.

Past Meetings

Faculty Recruitment, Development, and Retention in Academic Health Systems

March 27, 2017
NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine hosted the first AAHCI Southeast Asia Regional Webinar on 27 March 2017. Themed “Faculty Recruitment, Development and Retention in Academic Health Systems”, the presentation and panel discussion by the deans of four academic health institutions from different countries in the region provided diverse perspectives on the universal challenge of attracting and retaining human capital.

To view the webinar, click here


AAHCI’s 2016 Southeast Asia Regional Meeting

January 4, 2016
NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Singapore

The 14th of January marked the Association of Academic Health Centers International's (AAHCI) Southeast Asia Regional Meeting at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS Medicine) in Singapore. More than 60 participants from 14 countries attended the meeting.

AAHCI Southeast Asia Regional Office Update

March 15, 2017 - By Crystal Heng, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore; Regional Administrator, AAHCI Southeast Asia Regional Office

Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore is honored to host the Association of Academic Health Centers International (AAHCI) Southeast Asia Regional Office for a second term. Membership in AAHCI has steadily grown, and we are pleased to welcome The University of the Philippines College of Medicine and the University of Health Sciences-Cambodia as our newest members in Southeast Asia.

Early last year, the AAHCI Southeast Asia Regional Meeting was held at NUS Medicine on February 14, with more than 60 participants from 14 countries attending the meeting. Under the theme of “Integrating Medical Education and Research with Clinical Care in an emerging Academic Health System”, the full day program engaged various local and international experts and professionals in healthcare and academia, facilitating the exchange of knowledge and experiences.

Members of the Regional Advisory Group, Professor Adeeba Kamarulzaman, dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Malaya, Dr. Ponco Birowo, vice-dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Indonesia, along with one of our Southeast Asia Regional Office Ambassadors, Associate Professor Yeoh Khay Guan, dean of NUS Medicine, convened over a teleconference call later in the year. It was a fruitful discussion, reviewing the year and suggesting how the regional office could further improve on current programs, and reach out to other institutions in the region that are not members yet.

As part of the regional office’s initiatives to facilitate discussion and sharing within the region, we have planned for a series of webinars to take place this year. The first webinar -will occur on March 27, 2017 and will be presented by Professor Kamarulzaman on the topic of faculty recruitment, development, and retention in academic health systems. There will also be a panel discussion including Professor Prasit Watanapa, dean of the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital at Mahidol University, Professor James Best, dean of the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, and Associate Professor Yeoh, dean of NUS Medicine, as the chair and moderator of the session. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions during the Q&A session. As the first regional webinar, we hope that such a format is interactive for facilitating discussion from different countries.

If you are interested in learning more about Southeast Asia regional activities, or membership please contact us.

Contact

If you have questions or comments, please contact:

Regional Office Administrator
Ms. Crystal Heng, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
medhsb@nus.edu.sg

For more information on AAHCI membership, please contact us or visit the AAHCI membership page.

Southeast Asia Regional Members

University of Health Sciences, Cambodia Cambodia
Universitas Gadjah Mada Indonesia
Universitas Indonesia, Faculty of Medicine Indonesia
University of Malaya Faculty of Medicine Malaysia
University of the Philippines Manila Philippines
Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore Singapore
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine Singapore
National University of Singapore Singapore
Seoul National University College of Medicine South Korea
Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University Thailand