UPCD-GHU Meeting

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The 3rd meeting between the  University of the Philippines Manila College of Dentistry and the Gwangju Health University was held on October 17, 2017 at the Manila Pavillion Waterfront Hotel at UN Avenue, Manila.  There has been 2 prior consultative meetings held this year (February and May) in preparation for a proposed UPCD - GHU Cooperation.  A meeting between the UP Manila Chancellor Carmencita Padilla and the GHU President Myung Jin Chung, PhD for a signing ceremony will be held on Friday October 20, 2017  at the UP Manila Board Room, PGH Central Block.

College of Dentistry:

Danilo L. Magtanong, DDM, MHPEd, FPPS
Dean, UP Manila College of Dentistry

Antolin P. Serraon, DDM
Chair, Dept of Clinical Dental Helth Sciences, UPM CD

Bette Murjani, DDM
Chair, Department of Basic Dental Sciences, UPM CD

Charlie N. Atienza, DDM
Assistant to the Dean, UPM CD

GHU Gwangju Health University:

Hyeonjae Song, PhD, DVM
Director of the Office of Global Affairs 

Gwangju Health University,
Jung Hwan Lee (Michael), PhD 
Department of Dental Laboratory Technology 
Gwangju Health University

Kevin Dieter, MEd 
Team Supervisor of the Office of Global Affairs 

CommDent at the APRU Global Health Program Conference 2017

The UPCD Department of Community Dentistry faculty members headed by the Department Chair, Dr. Jessica Rebueno attend the 2017 Association of Pacific Rim Universities APRU Global Health Program Conference. The event will be from October 16-19, 2017 and is hosted this year by the University of the Philippines.
(from apru.org) 

This year’s conference theme is “Environmental Exposures & Cancer in the Pacific Rim”, as a large proportion of the Pacific Rim’s cancer burden is related to environmental exposures, including indoor and outdoor air pollution, and occupational exposures. 
Dr. Curtis Harris, from the U.S. National Cancer Institute, will present a keynote on research on biomarkers of cancer. Two optional workshops will also be held on October 16th on substance abuse in the Philippines and migration in the Pacific Rim.
The conference will provide leading experts, practitioners, policy makers and early career researchers a critical platform to share latest research and knowledge in relation to prevention of cancer and other non-communicable diseases, environmental health and occupational health. The workshop will conclude with a field trip featuring the UP campus and highlights of Manila.
Read More: https://apru.org/partnering-on-solutions/global-health-program/item/953-2017-apru-global-health-conference