conference program

This is a closed, invitation only conference hosted by the Prince Mahidol Award Foundation, and the Royal Thai Government,
together with other international co-hosts.

Pre-Conference program

Sunday 29 January 2017

9:00-17:30 Side Meetings

Monday 30 January 2017

9:00-17:30 Side Meetings

Tuesday 31 January 2017

6:30-18:00 Field Trip

Site 1: Social and Health Support to Female Prisoners: Insights from a Thailand Sample
Prison of Ratchaburi  

Site 2: Access to Health Care and Social Services for Older People in the Community

Khao Phra Ngam Municipality, Lopburi Province

Site 3: Collaboration to Develop Social Welfare and Health Care for Vulnerable Children

Phayathai Babies’ Home

Site 4: Holistic and Humanized Care for HIV/AIDS
Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute

Site 5: Empowerment and Promote Quality of Life for People with Disabilities

The Redemptorist Foundation, Chonburi Province

Site 6: Moving Beyond Health Services for Vulnerable People at Siriraj Hospital

Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University

main conference program

Wednesday 1 February 2017

9:00-10:30 Opening Session & Keynote Address
Opening Session by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn
Keynote Address
  • Sir Gregory Paul Winter, Prince Mahidol Award Laureate 2016, Master of Trinity College, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Vladimir Hachinski, Prince Mahidol Award Laureate 2016, Distinguished University Professor, University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • Amartya Sen, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences 1998 "for his contributions to welfare economics", Professor, Harvard University, USA
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-12:30 Plenary 0: Social Inclusion: What Does It Mean for Health Policy and Practice? 
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 Plenary 1: Vulnerable Populations: Who, Where and Why?  
15:00-15:30 Break
15:30-17:30 PS1.1: The Truth is Hard to See: The Political Economy of Visibility 
PS1.2: Discrimination in Health Care – Determinants and Consequences  
PS1.3: Health Consequences of Social Exclusion 
PS1.4: Information for More Focused Acton and Monitoring Progress to Ensure that No One is Left Behind 
PS1.5: Addressing Vulnerability from Discrimination, Displacement, War and Emergencies 

Thursday 2 February 2017

9:00-10:00 Plenary 2: The Political Economy of Social Inclusion 
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-12:30 PS2.1: Political Strategies to Tackle Social Exclusion and Improve Health 
PS2.2: Can the Right to Health be Used to Overcome Exclusion from Health Services 
PS2.3: Women and Children First? 
PS2.4: Integrating Migration and Community Health within UHC 
PS2.5: Access to Medicines: How to Fix the Broken System 
PS2.6: From Exclusion to Leadership: Learning from the AIDS Response 
PS2.7: Can International and National Human Rights Instruments Support Social Inclusion? : Lessons Learned from UNCRPD 
12:30-14:00 Lunck
14:00-15:00 Plenary 3: Interventions to reach the vulnerable populations 
15:00-15:30 Break
15:30-17:30 PS3.1: Mobilizing for Social Inclusion: Persons with Vulnerability as Agents of Change 
PS3.2: Maximizing Universal Coverage: Interventions to Ensure Universal Inclusion 
PS3.3: Enabling the Critical Role of Communities in Building Socially Inclusive and Responsive Health Systems 
PS3.4: The Role of Demand Side Interventions to Promote Social Inclusion 
PS3.5: Integrated, Interdisciplinary Interventions 
PS3.6: Overcoming Stigma and Discrimination as Barriers to Social Inclusion 
PS3.7: Massive Population Flows: the Plight and Solutions for Refugees and Migrants 
18:00-20:30 Welcome Dinner
  • Welcome Speech by
    - H.E. Clin. Prof. Emeritus Dr. Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn, Minister, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand
    - Clin. Prof. Dr. Udom Kachintorn, President, Mahidol University, Thailand
  • Dinner Talk by Three Shortlisted Candidates for the Position of the Next Director‐General of WHO

Friday 3 February 2017

9:00-9:30 Keynote Speech by Dr. Margaret Chan, Director General, World Health Organization, Switzerland 
9:30-10:00 Break
10:00-11:00 Synthesis: Summary, Conclusion & Recommendations
11:00-11:30 Statement
11:30-12:00 Closing Performance
12:00-13:30 Lunch
14:00-16:30 International Organizing Committee (IOC) Meeting for PMAC 2017/2018