48th MYANMAR HEALTH RESEARCH CONGRESS

Department of Medical Research

No. 5, Ziwaka Road, Dagon Township, Yangon
Date :   13 January, 2020 - 17 January, 2020

Programme for Symposia and Talk

SYMPOSIA
6 August, 2020 (Thursday)
48th MYANMAR HEALTH RESEARCH CONGRESS

SYMPOSIA AND SCIENTIFIC TALKS

Department of Medical Research

No. 5, Ziwaka Road, Dagon Township, Yangon, Myanmar

 

Day 1 13.1.2020 (Monday) 13:30-16:30
Auditorium (2), Advanced Molecular Research Centre

 

Antimicrobial Resistance: A Threat of Global Concern
Chairpersons: (1)    Professor Dr. Ne Win

        President

        Myanmar Academy of Medical Science

(2)    Professor Dr. Htay Htay Tin

        Deputy Director General (Laboratory)

        National Health Laboratory

         Department of Medical Services        

Speakers: (1)    Global situation of Antimicrobial Resistance and our best possible approach in managing the crisis

Dr. Satheesh Thangaraj

Head, Medical Affairs (ASEAN), bioMerieux

(2)    Where Myanmar NAP AMR is now

        Dr. Thi Thi Htoon

Head/ Senior Consultant Microbiologist

Bacteriology Section and Parasitology Section

National Health Laboratory

(3)    Anti-microbial Resistance: Clinician’s Perspective

Professor Dr.  Moe Moe San

        Professor/ Head, Department of Tropical and Infectious Diseases

University of Medicine 1, Yangon

(4)    Emerging Livestock Systems: Zoonoses, Role of Veterinary Public Health in fighting Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

        Dr. Min Thein Maw

Director, Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department

(5)    Good Governance of Pharmaceuticals

        Dr. Theingi Zin

        Director, Food and Drug Administration

(6)    Highlights of Research and Recent Activities on Antimicrobial Resistance in Myanmar

        Dr. Wah Wah Aung

        Director (Research), Department of Medical Research

 

Day 1 13.1.2020 (Monday) 13:30-16:30
Auditorium (3), Central Biomedical Library

 

Health Hazards of Environmental Arsenic Poisoning
Chairpersons: (1)    Dr. Kyaw Zin Thant

        Director General (Retired)

         Department of Medical Research

(2)    Professor Masugi Maruyama

        Faculty of Medicine

        Miyazaki University

Speakers: (1)    Establishment of household based safe water supply system in arsenic contaminated area

         Dr.Khin Phyu Phyu

Director (Research), Department of Medical Research

(2)    Arsenic poisoning research for public health

         Professor Kuroda

University of Miyazaki

(3)    Neurological consequences of arsenic

Associate professor Mochizuki

         University of Miyazaki

(4)    Neurological signs for arsenicosis patients

         Professor Win Min Thit

Yangon General Hospital

(4)    Arsenic mitigation project in Myanmar

         Associate professor Yasunori Yano

University of Miyazaki

(4)    Arsenic keratosis and squamous cell carcinoma in Dermatology Department, Yangon General Hospital

         Professor.Khaing Khaing Zaw

Yangon General Hospital

 

Day 2 14.1.2020 (Tuesday) 9:30-12:30
Auditorium (2), Advanced Molecular Research Centre

 

Symposium on Patient Safety
Chairpersons: (1)    Prof Dr. Zaw Than Htun

        Director General

         Departmental of Medical Research

 

(2)    Professor Dr. Zaw Lynn Aung

        Professor/ Head

        Department of Medicine

        University of Medicine 1, Yangon       

Speakers: (1)    Laboratory safety

Professor Dr. Htay Htay Tin

Deputy Director General (Laboratory)

Department of Medical Services

(2)    Blood safety

        Dr. Thida Aung

Deputy Director General (National Blood Center)

Department of Medical Services

(3)    Medicines safety

Dr. Khin chit

        Deputy Director General

Department of Food and Drug Administration

(4)    Surgical safety

        Professor Dr. Aye Mon

Professor/ Head, Department of Surgery

University of Medicine 1, Yangon

(5)    Current activities and way forward for patient safety

        Dr. Moe Khaing

        Director

Department of Medical Services

 

Day 2 14.1.2020 (Tuesday) 9:30-12:30
Auditorium (3), Central Biomedical Library

 

Genomic Analysis in Microbiology
Chairpersons: (1)    Professor Kyi Kyi Thin

        Secretary of Myanmar Medical Council

        Professor/ Head (Retired)

        Department of Microbiology

         University of Medicine 1, Yangon

(2)    Dr. Khin Saw Aye

        Deputy Director General(Retired)

         Department of Medical Research

Speakers: (1)    Genomic analysis of gut microbiota

         Dr. Kazuyoshi Goto

Assistant Professor, Department of Bacteriology

Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry & Pharmaceutical Science Okayama University

(2)    Utility of genomic analysis in trailing the transmission of antimicrobial resistant bacteria

         Dr. Hideharu Hagiya

Associate Professor, Department of General Medicine

Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry & Pharmaceutical Science

Okayama University

(3)    Genome sequence analysis of multidrug resistant bacteria from different infectious origins

Dr. Toe Sandar

         Associate Professor, Microbiology Department

University of Medicine 2, Yangon

(4)    Currently circulating serotypes and antibiotic resistant genes of Streptococcus pneumoniae in under five children of post PCV vaccination era

         Dr. Hpoo Pwint Myo Win

Research Officer, Bacteriology Research Division

Department of Medical Research

 

Day 2 14.1.2020 (Tuesday) 9:30-11:30
Lecture Theatre, Socio-Medical Research Centre

 

Scientific Talk
Chairpersons: (1)    Professor Shigeru Okada

        Emeritus Professor

        Okayama University

        Honorable Professor

        University of Medicine 1, Yangon & University of Medicine, Mandalay

2.     Professor Dr. Myo Khin

        Director General (retired)

        Department of Medical Research

        Visiting Professor, Okayama University         

Speakers: (1)    Formation of National Health Research Body and Future of General Practitioners in Myanmar

Professor Dr. Aung Than Batu

Emeritus Medical Researcher

Director General (Retired),

Department of Medical Research

(2)    Basic Research Projects for Next-Generation Regenerative Therapy

        Prof. Toshitaka Oohashi

Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry & Pharmaceutical Science, Okayama University

 

Day 2 14.1.2020 (Tuesday) 13:30-16:30
Auditorium (2), Advanced Molecular Research Centre

 

Myanmar-Korea Joint Symposium (2020): Recent Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approaches for Tuberculosis Management
Chairpersons: (1)    Dr. Hlaing Myat Thu

        Deputy Director General

         Department of Medical Research

(2)    Professor Chulhun Chang

        Department of Laboratory Medicine

         Pusan National University, Yangsan Hospital

Speakers:          Introductory Speech

         Dr. Sun Dae Song

         Chairman of the Board

International Tuberculosis Research Centre

(1)    The Personalized Precision Medicine of Tuberculosis: Model Informed Approach

         Professor Jae Gook Shin

Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacology

Director of Personalized Medicine for Tuberculosis

Inje University College of Medicine

(2)    Situation of Tuberculosis and Current anti-TB Treatment Regimens  in Myanmar

         Dr. Zaw Myint

TB Physician/ Yangon Regional TB Officer

National TB Program, Myanmar

(3)    Competitive Technologies: Other than Hein Test and GeneXpert

Dr. Jong Seok Lee

         Section Head, Microbiology Section

International Tuberculosis Research Centre

(4)    Pharmacokinetic and Genomic Approaches in TB Management: Where We Are and What Comes Next

         Dr. Khin Chit

Deputy Director General, Food and Drug Administration

Dr. Wah Wah Aung

         Director (Research), Department of Medical Research

 

Day 2 14.1.2020 (Tuesday) 13:30-16:30
Auditorium (3), Central Biomedical Library

 

Progress of Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment, and the Evaluation of Breast Cancer Screening in Myanmar
Chairpersons: (1)    Professor Hiroyoshi Doihara

        Professor

        Department of Breast and Endocrine Surgery

        Okayama University Hospital

(2)    Professor Dr. Hla Hla Myaing

        Professor/ Head (Retired)

        Department of Radiology

        North-Okkalapa General and Teaching Hospital      

Speakers: (1)    Epidemiology and Screening of Breast Cancer

Dr. Naruto Taira

Associate Professor, Department of Breast and Endocrine Surgery

Okayama University Hospital

(2)    Changing Frameworks in Treatment Sequencing of Early Stage Breast Cancers

        Dr. Takayuki Iwamoto

Assistant Professor, Department of Breast and Endocrine Surgery

Okayama University Hospital

(3)    5-bedded Breast Surgery Functional Unit in Mandalay

Dr. Thet Thet Swe

        Consultant Breast Surgeon, Breast Surgery, Functional Unit/ SU(2)

Mandalay General Hospital

(4)    The evaluation of breast cancer screening and diagnosis in Myanmar

        Dr. Khin Thuzar Hlaing

Consultant Radiologist, Central Women Hospital, Mandalay

 

Day 3 15.1.2020 (Wednesday) 9:30-12:30
Auditorium (2), Advanced Molecular Research Centre

 

Community-Based Strategies for Malaria Elimination
Chairpersons: (1)    Dr. Thandar Lwin

        Deputy Director General

        Department of Public Health

(2)    Professor Brendan Crabb AC

        Director and CEO

        Burnet Institute

Speakers: (1)    Updates on Malaria Situation and  Elimination Activities in Myanmar

         Dr. Aung Thi

Deputy Director & Programme Manager

National Malaria Control Programme, Department of Public Health

(2)    Updates on Antimalarial Therapeutic Efficacy Status in Myanmar

         Dr. Kay Thwe Han

         Deputy Director/ Head, Parasitology Research Division

Department of Medical Research

(3)    Malaria Research at the Burnet Institute; From Molecule to Implementation

Professor Brendan Crabb AC

         Director and CEO, Burnet Institute

(4)    Can Malaria Case-Based Reporting (MCBR) Application Replace the Paper-Based Reporting (PBR) System for Malaria Surveillance in Myanmar?

         Dr. Kyawt Mon Win

Assistant Director, National Malaria Control Programme

Department of Public Health

(4)    Optimal Community-Delivered Malaria Elimination Model for the Greater Mekong Sub-Region

         Dr. Win Htike

Project Manager, Burnet Institute Myanmar

 

Day 3 15.1.2020 (Wednesday) 9:30-12:30
Auditorium (3), Central Biomedical Library

 

Health Equity Symposium: Embrace Diversity, Enhance Equity
Chairpersons: (1)    Dr. Thein Thein Htay

        Deputy Minister (Retired)

        Ministry of Health and Sports

(2)    Dr. Than Tun Sein

        Part-time Professor

        Anthropology Department, Yangon University

        Director of Sociomedical Research (Retired)

        Department of Medical Research       

Speakers: (1)    Brief Review on Distribution of Health Facilities in Myanmar Using the Equity Perspective

Dr Bawi Man Lian

Technical Officer, National Health Plan Implementation Monitoring Unit (NIMU), Ministry of Health and Sports

(2)    Addressing Equity of Outcomes in Universal Health and Welfare Programs: Evidence from the MCCT Program Baseline Assessment in Kayah and Kayin States

        Rachel Whelan

Research Director, Community Partners International’s (CPI), USA

(3)    Equity in Health Policy

Dr. Htet Nay Lin Oo

        Country Focal Point for Myanmar

Providing for Health (P4H)

(4)    Enhance Equity in the Impact Assessment Process: Community Health Impact Assessment

        Somporn Pengkam

Director, Community Health Impact Assessment (CHIA) Platform, Thailand leadership Development Network for Health

 

Day 3 15.1.2020 (Wednesday) 13:30-16:30
Auditorium (2), Advanced Molecular Research Centre

 

Evidence-Based Research Findings for Development of Healthy Policy:

Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and Risk Factors

Chairpersons: (1)    Dr. Kyaw Zin Thant

        Director General (Retired)

         Department of Medical Research

(2)    Professor Dr. Hla Hla Win

        Rector

         University of Public Health

Speakers: (1)    NCD Trends in Myanmar

         Professor Espen Bjertness

         University of Oslo

(2)    Trends in NCD Risk Factors in Myanmar

         Dr. Aung Soe Htet

University of Oslo & Ministry of Health and Sports

(3)    Mental Health and Domestic Violence in Myanmar

Dr. Win Thuzar Aye

         University of Oslo & University of Medicine 2, Yangon

(4)    Antenatal and Delivery Care in Yangon Region

         Professor Tippawan Liabsuetrakul

Prince of Songkla University

(5)    Current Situation of Health Information System in Myanmar

         Dr. Thet Thet Mu

Deputy Director General (Retired), Ministry of Health and Sports

(6)    Enhancing Evidence Based Practice in Public health

         Dr. Nilar Tin

         Deputy Director General (Retired), Ministry of Health and Sports

(7)    The Norwegian Government’s New Strategy “Better Health, Better Lives – Combating Non-Communicable Diseases in the Context of Norwegian Development Policy 2020-2024

         Professor Espen Bjertness

         University of Oslo

 

Day 3 15.1.2020 (Wednesday) 13:30-16:30
Auditorium (3), Central Biomedical Library

 

EPI program Myanmar: Progress, Challenges and Way Forward
Chairpersons: (1)    Dr. Hlaing Myat Thu

        Deputy Director General

        Department of Medical Research

(2)    Dr. Thandar Lwin

        Deputy Director General

        Department of Public Health  

Speakers: (1)    Overview of National Immunization Program and Status in the WHO-SEA region (According to GVAP)

        Dr. Htar Htar Lin

EPI Program Manager

(2)    Solving Problems and Improving Immunization Program in Myanmar

        Dr. Stephen Chacko

WHO EPI

(3)    Vaccine Preventable Disease Surveillance

Dr. Toe Thiri Aung

        Deputy Director, CEU

(4)    Role of NHL in Surveillance of Vaccine Preventable Disease

        Dr. Ommar Swe Tin

Deputy Director, NHL

(5)    Evidence for Decision Making in National Immunization Program

        Dr. Theingi Win Myat

        Deputy Director, DMR

 

 

Day 4 16.1.2020 (Thursday) 9:30-12:30
Auditorium (2), Advanced Molecular Research Centre

 

A community-based access to care for hepatitis B and C patients in Myanmar:

An integrated approach by Myanmar Liver Foundation, Community Partners International, Burnet Institute and National Hepatitis Control Program

Chairpersons: (1)    Dr. Thandar Lwin

        Deputy Director General (Disease Control)

         Department of Public Health

(2)    Professor Dr. Nyunt Thein

        Emeritus Professor

         University of Medicine 1, Yangon

Speakers: (1)    National Hepatitis Control Program (NHCP)

         Dr. Khin Sanda Aung

Project Manager, NHCP

(2)    Demonstration Project on Assessment of Simplified Anti-Viral Treatment Strategy for Hepatitis C in Myanmar

         Dr. Khin Pyone Kyi

         President, Myanmar Liver Foundation

Director General (Retired), Department of Medical Research

(3)    Hepatitis C: Community Testing and Treatment (CT2 Study, Myanmar)

         Professor Dr. Win Naing

         Professor/ Head, Hepatology Department

University of Medicine 1, Yangon

(4)    A Community-Based Linkage to Care for Hepatitis Patients Seeking Free Assistance at MLF Charity Clinics Using Donations

         Professor Dr. Win Win Swe

Professor/ Head, Hepatology Department

University of Medicine 2, Yangon

(5)    A Community-Oriented Primary Care Model to Prevent Transmission of Hepatitis B in Peri-Urban Yangon, Myanmar

         Dr. Eindra Htoo

Medical Coordinator, Community Partners International

(6)    An Integrated Approach to Community-Based Care for HBV and HCV in a Rural Area of Mandalay Region: A Case Study

         Dr. San Shwe

Member of Board of Directors, Myanmar Liver Foundation

 

Day 4 16.1.2020 (Wednesday) 9:30-12:30
Auditorium (3), Central Biomedical Library

 

Updates on Emerging and Neglected Infectious Diseases
Chairpersons: (1)    Professor Dr. Zaw Than Htun

        Director General

        Department of Medical Research

(2)    Professor Herawati Sudoyo

        Deputy Director

        Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology, Jakarta      

Speakers: (1)    Emerging Infectious Diseases from a Dual Use “Research” Perceptive

Professor Herawati Sudoyo

Deputy Director, Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology

(2)    Antiviral Strategies for Medically Important Viruses in Asia

        Professor Justin Chu

Associate Professor, Yoo Loo Lin School of Medicine

National University of Singapore

(3)    Identification of Itaconic Acid Derivatives as Potential Anti-Influenza Agents

Professor Jim Tong Horng

        Professor and Head, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

National University of Taiwan

(4)    Genome Diversity of Chikungunya Strains in Indonesia

        Ms. Frilasita Yudhaputri

Project coordinator of gene sequencer program

Emerging Virus Research Unit, Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology

(5)    CNS Rickettsiosis in Indonesia

        Dr. Khin Saw Aye Myint

        Head, Emerging Virus Research Unit, Eijkman Institute

(6)    Arboviral CNS Infection in a Pediatric Population in Yangon, Myanmar

        Dr. Aung Zaw Latt

        Deputy Director/ Head, Pharmaceutical Toxicology Research Division

Department of Medical Research

 

Day 4 16.1.2020 (Thursday) 13:30-16:30
Auditorium (2), Advanced Molecular Research Centre

 

Human Poisonings in Myanmar: Current Situation and Future Priorities
Chairperson:         Professor Dr. Nyunt Thein

        Honorary Professor

        University of Medicine 1, Yangon

Speakers: (1)    Novel Acetylcysteine Regimens for Paracetamol Overdose

         Dr. Ruben Thanacoody

Director, National Poisons Information Service (Newcastle Unit) Newcastle Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust

(2)    Acute Recreational Drug & NPS Toxicity: Patterns of Toxicity and Initial Management

         Dr. Paul Dargan

Professor of Clinical Toxicology

St Thomas Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust

(3)    Organophosphate Poisonings in Myanmar

Professor Dr. Zaw Lynn Aung

         Professor/ Head, Department of Medicine

University of Medicine 1, Yangon

(4)    Current Situation of Poisonings in Myanmar and Health Care Providers’ Perspectives

         Dr. Khin Hnin Pwint

Research Scientist, Pharmaceutical Toxicology Research Division Department of Medical Research

 

Day 4 16.1.2020 (Thursday) 13:30-16:30
Auditorium (3), Central Biomedical Library

 

Healthcare in Ethnic Areas: Reaching to the Last Miles
Chairperson:         Dr. Than Tun Sein

        Part-time Professor

        Anthropology Department, Yangon University

        Director of Sociomedical Research (Retired)

        Department of Medical Research

Speakers: (1)    Reaching the Unreached Population in Conflict Affected Area

EHO representative

Ethnic Health Organizations

(2)    Engaging Non-Public Ethnic Providers for Coverage Expansion in Kayin State

        Dr. Kyaw Swar Myint

State Health Director, Kayin State, Ministry of Health and Sports

(3)    Innovative Financing for Equitable Access to Health Services

Dr. Zarni Lynn Kyaw

        Health System Strengthening Manager

Community Partners International

(4)    Yielding Efficiency Gains by Strengthen Health Information System

        Dr. Zaw Toe Myint

Health System Strengthening Director

Community Partners International

 

Day 5 17.1.2020 (Friday) 9:30-12:30
Auditorium (2), Advanced Molecular Research Centre

 

Schistosomiasis  in Myanmar as an Emerging NTD :  Epidemiology, Diagnosis,  and  Research Updates
Chairpersons: (1)    Professor Dr. Soe Lwin Nyein

        Director General (Retired) 

        Department of Public Health

(2)    Dr. Stephan Paul Jost

        WHO Representative

        WHO Country Office, Myanmar

Speakers: (1)    Epidemiology and Background Information on Schistosomiasis in Myanmar

         Dr. Toe Thiri Aung

Deputy Director, Central Epidemiology Unit

(2)    National Standard Testing Guidelines for Schsistosomiasis in Myanmar

         Dr. Thi Thi Htoon

Head/ Senior Consultant Microbiologist

Bacteriology Section and Parasitology Section

National Health Laboratory

(3)    Contribution of WHO in Schistosomiasis Control in Myanmar

Dr. Md Mushfiqur Rahman

         WHO

(4)    Updated Research Findings on Schistosomiasis in Myanmar

         Professor Dr. Htin Zaw Soe

Rector (Retired), University of Community Health, Magway

(5)    Updated Research Findings on Schistosomiasis in Myanmar

         Dr. Kay Thwe Han

Deputy Director/ Head, Parasitology Research Division

Department of Medical Research

 

Day 5 17.1.2020 (Friday) 9:30-12:30
Auditorium (3), Central Biomedical Library

 

Role of Medical Devices in Clinical practice
Chairpersons: (1)    Professor Dr. Khin Zaw

        Director General

        Department of Food and Drug Administration

(2)    Dr. Khin Chit

        Deputy Director General

        Department of Food and Drug Administration         

Speakers: (1)    Medical Device Regulation in Myanmar

Dr. Tin Wah Wah Win

Director, Cosmetic and Medical Device, FDA

(2)    Supply Chain Management in Medical Device

        Dr. Myo Thant

Managing Director, Zar & Zar Co. Ltd., (MPMEEA, UMFCCI)

(3)    Application of Medical Device in Clinical Practice

Colonel Professor Dr. Aung Shwe Saw

        Department of Anesthesia and SICU

Defence Services General Hospital

(4)    Performance Evaluation of Medical Device in Clinical Practice

        Professor Dr. Win Thein

Director, National Health Laboratory

(5)    Quality Assurance of Medical Device

        Ms. Adelheid Schneider

Head of Quality and Regulatory Affairs Asia Pacific

Roche Diagnostics Asia Pacific

 

Day 5 17.1.2020 (Friday) 9:30-11:30
Lecture Theatre, Socio-Medical Research Centre

 

Scientific Talk
Chairperson: Dr. Tin Tun

Deputy Director General

Department of Human Resources for Health

Speaker: Adaptability and Perception of Medical Students towards Virtual Learning Environment in Basic Clinical Skills Training in Pre-Clinical Medical Education

Professor Dr. Thaw Zin

Clinical Associate Professor

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Malaysia