"People at the Center of Health Research and Innovation"

August 24 - 27  |  PICC, Metro Manila, Philippines

GET INVOLVED IN SHAPING THE FUTURE

We are a platform where key global actors in Health gather to learn, debate, and shape the global agenda on Research and Innovation for Health.

Come experience the new solutions that are driving health, equity and socio-economic development.


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ENGAGE TO CHANGE

An outstanding conference program with over 70 sessions across 2 tracks covering 6 themes. Whether you are a senior government official, policy maker, researcher, scientist, NGO, CSO, student...there is something for you

Also, featuring innoplace, a marketplace where the latest start-ups and established players across the industry are showcasing their innovations



INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION

 

Track 1

Increasing the Effectiveness of Research and Innovation for Health (through):

 

SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY

INCREASING INVESTMENTS

COUNTRY-DRIVEN CAPACITY BUILDING

Track 2

The Role of Research and Innovation (in improving):

 

FOOD AND NUTRITION SAFETY AND SECURITY

HEALTH IN MEGA-CITIES

DISASTER RISK REDUCTION


 




SPEAKERS

Ann Aerts

Head, Novartis Foundation

Marieme Ba

Founder and Managing Director, Pharmalys

Ryan Bethencourt

Co-founder, Berkely Biolabs, USA

Philippe Douste-Blazy (TBC)

Under-Secretary-General, United Nations; Chairman, UNITAID

 

Martin Bloem

Chief for Nutrition and HIV/AIDS Policy, World Food Programme (WFP)

Jo Ivey Boufford

President, New York Academy of Medicine

Howarth Bouis

Director General, HarvertPlus, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), USA

Mario Capanzana

Director, Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Philippines

 

Manuel Dayrit

Dean, Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health (ASMPH)

Borge Diderichsen

Professor, PhD, Vice President, Novo Nordisk, Denmark

Hakim Djaballah

Chief Executive Officer, Insitut Pasteur Korea

Shinichi Egawa

Professor, Tohoku University

 

Janette Loreto-Garin

Secretary, Department of Health - Philippines

Ajay Gautam

Executive Director and Head of Collaborations Asia Pacific and Emerging Markets, AstraZeneca IMED Biotech Unit

Renzo Guinto

Campaigner, Healthy Energy Initiative, Health Care Without Harm-Asia

Teodoro Herbosa

Professor, University of the Philippines Manila

 

Carel IJsselmuiden

Director, Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED)

Jim Kaput

Head, Clinical Translation Unit, Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences

Gerald Keusch

Professor, Boston University

Krisana Kraisintu

Pharmaceutical Scientist, Thailand

 

Glaudina Loots

Director of Health Innovation, Health Innovation, Ministry of Science and Technology-South Africa

Federico Macaranas

Professor, Core Faculty, Asian Institute of Management (AIM)

Anurag Mairal

Director, Global Exchange Program at Stanford Biodesign, Stanford University

Susan Pineda Mercado

Director, World Health Organization, Western Pacific Regional Office (WHO-WPRO)

 

Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti

WHO Regional Director for Africa

Mario G. Montejo

Secretary, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) - Philippines

Jaime C. Montoya

Executive Director, Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD)

Mboneni Muofhe

Deputy Director-General: Research, Development and Innovation,
Department of Science and Technology

 

Virginia Murray

Consultant in Global Disaster Risk Reduction; Vice-chair UNISDR Science and Technical Advisory Group Wellington House

Solomon Nwaka

Executive Director, African Network for Drugs and Diagnostics Innovation (ANDI)

Marcelo Paganini

Executive Director, Mundo Sano

Felino A. Palafox, Jr.

Principal Architect-Urban Planner, Palafox Associates;
President, Palafox Architecture Group

 

Tikki Pangestu

Visiting Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Ok Pannenborg

Emeritus Chief Health Advisor, World Bank

Yogesh Rajkotia

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Thinkwell, Mozambique

Srinath Reddy

President, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)

 

Martín-J. Sepúlveda

IBM Fellow and VP of Health Industries Research -IBM

Jürg Utzinger

Executive Director Designate, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute

Robert Zeigler

Director General, International Rice Research Insitute (IRRI)

 



OTHER ACTIVITIES



Networking event on the 25th of August

Philippine Night

Poster Exhibit

APAME Sessions

New Leaders for Health Pre-Forum

Global health debates

Film festival

IT4Health

Photo Exhibit

Networking event on the 25th of August

Philippine Night

Poster Exhibit






ATTENDEES REGISTRATION


GOVERNMENTS

Join key involving policy makers from state, regional and national levels to explore how research and innovation are driving health, equity and socio economic development


CORPORATIONS

Demonstrate to global buyers how your cutting edge research and innovation is contributing towards global health

 


RESEARCHERS

Learn from leading global researchers about increasing the effectiveness of research and innovation


NGOs

Network to find potential partners to come up with innovative solutions for Low-and-Middle Income Countries

 

 


Pricing

International



Early Bird $620


Regular $ 730

Philippines



Early Bird $390
(PHP 17, 600.00)


Regular $ 500
(PHP 22, 500.00)

Onsite $ 560
(PHP 25, 200.00)

Students



Early Bird $45
(PHP 2, 000.00)


Regular $ 60

(PHP 2, 700.00)


Student Rate Policy

Accompanying Person



Early Bird $225


Regular $ 245

**For Group Rates: Please contact Ms. Barbara Ewals at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (for international participants) or Micah Zamora at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (for local participants)

Payments

Registration is valid on receipt of payment. Payments can be made by telegraphic transfer or credit card. Upon receipt of your completed registration form and payment, you will receive a confirmation of your registration by e-mail. Early bird fee is available until July 1, 2015.

Available payment options for International and Local delegates include:

*Credit card - VISA or Master Card.
*Telegraphic transfer - you will be receiving banking instructions through email. Bank details for a Telegraphic transfer can be found on your invoice.

Please note: If you are paying in local currency (Philippine Peso (PHP)), you may start your registration by downloading the registration form. After submitting the accomplished form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., you will receive a confirmation email with payment instructions.

Ticket prices Include VAT of 12% and give you access to the opening ceremony, all conference sessions, Innovation Marketplace and networking party

 

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Travel and Accommodation

Our official partner for accommodation is MCI INTAS. To get the lowest rates on your booking, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

You may book your tickets with Qatar Airways in discounted rates. Promo code will be sent to you together with your registration confirmation. Please click here to book now.


Official Hotel of Forum 2015

Sofitel Plaza
5 STAR 750 meters from Venue


Other Hotels

Heritage Hotel
Manila Hotel
Pan Pacific Hotel
New World Manila Bay Hotel
Diamond Hotel
Manila Peninsula
Dusit Thani Hotel
Makati Shangri-la Hotel
Manila Pavilion Hotel
Century Park Hotel
Hotel H20
Hyatt Hotel
Hotel Jen
Solaire Resort and Casino
Fairmont and Raffles Residences
Midas Hotel




Explore Manila! (Manila City Tour)


Forum 2015 invites all participants to explore the City of Manila. Forum 2015 in partnership with the Department of Tourism – Tourism Promotions Board (DOT-TPB) offers FREE Manila City Tour for registered participants and accompanying persons on

August 24, 2015 9am-12nn
August 24, 2015 1pm-4pm
August 27, 2015 2pm-5pm
August 26, 2015 9am-12nn (Available only for accompanying person)

*Please take note that the slots for the free tours are limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

REGISTER NOW and GET FREE MANILA CITY TOUR!






VISA:

Official invitation letters

Letters for visa applications are available for attendees that have fully paid the registration fees. We will send you the letter as soon as you have registered and requested the visa application by checking the 'visa required' checkbox during the registration process.

Please contact the secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any questions or clarifications.

Ground Transportation:

For your convenience and security, we have arranged shuttle buses between several hotels and the venue. We encourage you to book any additional transportation needs with our official transportation partner, Intas Destinations.

PARTNERS

If you share our passion for inspiring new solutions through research and innovation we would love to partner with you.

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ORGANIZING PARTNERS


 

 



GLOBAL PARTNERS


 

 



SUPPORTING PARTNERS


 

 



EVENT PARTNERS





CONTENT PARTNERS


 



PARTNER AIRLINES
Take advantage of special discounts from our official carriers


 




MEDIA PARTNERS

 

 



SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM COMMITTEES
 
 
 

Social Accountability

Increasing Investment

Country-driven Capacity Building

Food and Nutrition Safety and Security

Health in Mega Cities

Disaster Risk Reduction

 

 

Dennis Batangan(Chair)
Research Associate, Institute of Philippine Culture, Ateneo de Manila University

Rosemarie Johnson Herrera
Executive Director, Health Alternatives for Total Human Development Institute (HEALTHDEV), Ateneo de Manila University

Mr. Redempto Parafina
Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia and the Pacific

Dr. Anthony Capon
Director
International Institute for Global Health
United Nations University

Kevin McCarthy
Policy Officer/International Aid/Cooperation Officer for Health & Research European Commission International Cooperation and Development Human Development and Migration Directorate

Ms. Sue Patricia Cant
Social Accountability Adviser
World Vision International


 








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Program as of June 26, 2015