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Conference Program

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Tuesday 24 January 2012
09:00-18:00 Side Meetings and Toolkit Session
Wednesday 25 January 2012
07:00-18:00 Optional Field Trip
  • Connecting and managing all health insurance schemes through ICT system
  • Central design with flexible decentralized UC management system at Saraburi Province
  • Managing referral system for better access to excellent centres of UCS beneficiaries
  • Beyond medical education, roles of university hospitals in UCS
  • Engaging community organizations in the management of Universal Coverage Scheme
  • Integrated healthcare system: a pre-requisite for universal coverage system
  • Private healthcare providers: involvement is better than exclusion?
Bangkok Convention Centre Lobby, Ground Floor
Thursday 26 January 2012
09:00-10:30 Opening Sessionby HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn & Keynote Address Bangkok Convention
10:30-11:00 Break Bangkok Convention
11:00-12:30 Plenary Session 1: Universal Health Coverage: Utopia or Mirage to Human Development? Bangkok Convention
12:30-14:00 Lunch Bangkok Convention
14:00-15:00 Plenary Session 2: The complex nexus: Political will, civil society and evidence in achieving UHC Bangkok Convention
15:00-15:30 Break Bangkok Convention
15:30-17:30 Parallel Session 2.1: Raising more domestic resources for health World Ballroom C
Parallel Session 2.2: Role of Development Assistance in Universal Coverage Lotus 1-2
Parallel Session 2.3: Macroeconomics and Universal Health Coverage Lotus 3-4
Parallel Session 2.4: Governance structure and institutional capacities in advancing UHC Lotus 5-7
Parallel Session 2.5: Voice of the People World Ballroom A
Parallel Session 2.6: The Role of the Private Sector in Universal Health Coverage: a Blessing or a Curse? World Ballroom B
18:00-20:30 Welcome Dinner Bangkok Convention
Friday 27 January 2012
09:00-10:00 Plenary Session 3: Pathways to UHC: Debates on critical policy choices Bangkok Convention
10:00-10:30 Break Bangkok Convention
10:30-12:30 Parallel Session 3.1: Defining, Measuring and Monitoring Universal Health Coverage Lotus 1-4
Parallel Session 3.2: Voluntary insurance schemes: what lessons for low- and middle-income countries seeking to cover the informal sector? World Ballroom C
Parallel Session 3.3: Beyond Bismarck and Beveridge:  Lessons from hybrid financing to cover a billion people Lotus 5-7
Parallel Session 3.4: Reaching  and protecting the poor in Low Income Countries:  What challenges? Bangkok Convention
Parallel Session
3.5: Portability of financial risk protection across schemes, across borders
World Ballroom A
Parallel Session 3.6: Universal Health for the Working Poor: Barriers to Access World Ballroom B
12:30-14:00 Lunch Bangkok Convention
14:00-15:00 Plenary Session 4: Achieving universal coverage: a key role of health systems Bangkok Convention
15:00-15:30 Break Bangkok Convention
15:30-17:30 Parallel Session 4.1: Measuring the impact and outcome of universal coverage Lotus 1-4
Parallel Session 4.2: Resource scarcity, efficiency and coverage with health services Lotus 5-7
Parallel Session 4.3: Provider payment: aligning proper incentive and efficiency World Ballroom A
Parallel Session 4.4: Using financing as a platform for quality improvement World Ballroom C
Parallel Session 4.5: Ageing populations: What challenges for health financing? World Ballroom B
Parallel Session 4.6: Giants Racing Towards UHC: Health Financing Reforms in China and India Bangkok Convention
Saturday 28 January 2012
09:00-10:00 Synthesis: summary, conclusion & recommendations Bangkok Convention
10:00-10:30 Break Bangkok Convention
10.30-12.00 Plenary Session 5: Ministerial Round Table: Advancing UHC Agenda Bangkok Convention
12.30-13.00 Closing session Bangkok Convention
13:00-14:00 Lunch Bangkok Convention
14:00 onwards PMAC 2012 & PMAC 2013 International Organizing Committee Meeting Lotus 7