DAY 1 (Wednesday, 28 October)

8:30 – 9:00 AM: Registration (Coffee & Tea available)

9:00 – 9:30 AM: Welcome Speech & official opening of the event

Professor Lesley Farrell (Associate Dean Research and Director of the China Research Centre) and Associate Professor Devleena Ghosh (Director of IOSARN)

9:30 – 10:030 AM: PLENARY SPEECH: “European Empires and Indian Medicines”, Professor Michael Pearson (UTS)

10:30 – 11:00 AM: Coffee & Tea Break

11:00 – 12:30 PM: PANEL 1

  • Dr. Abby L. Bloom (USyd): “Private sector involvement and rural-urban health inequalities in India”
  • Dr. Alex Broom (USyd) and Assa Doron (ANU): “The inequalities of medical pluralism: Gender, social value and the economies of care in Indian oncology”
  • Vivek Neelakantan (USyd): “India as a Medical Tourist Destination: Marketing Potential, Ground Realities”

12:30 – 1:30 PM: Lunch Break (light lunch provided)

1:30 – 3:00 PM: PANEL 2

  • Prof. Michael Field (USyd): “The Australian Medical Council’s collaboration with China’s Medical Schools”
  • Dr. Mary Garvey (UTS): “The Reception of Chinese Medicine in Australia”
  • Prof. Peter K M Maitz (USyd): “Administering a Burns education course in Bangladesh”

6:00 PM: Workshop Dinner at Zaaffran Darling Harbour


DAY 2 (Thursday 29 October)

8:30 – 9:00 AM: Coffee & Tea

9:00 – 10:00 AM: PLENARY SPEECH: China’s health system’s reform”, Professor Shaoguang Wang (CUHK and Tsinghua University)

10:00 – 10:30 AM: Coffee & Tea Break

10:30 – 11:30 AM: PANEL 3

  • Dr. Andrea Whittaker (University of Melbourne): “Medical Tourism in Thailand”
  • Dr. Meredith Jones (UTS): “Cosmetic Medical Tourism in Thailand”

11:30 – 12:30 PM: PANEL 4

  • Prof. Belinda Bennett (USyd): “Cross-Cultural and Cross-Jurisdictional Issues in Pandemic Planning”
  • Dr. Xiaoping Fang (UTS): “Plague Crossing National Borders: No. 2 Disease (El Tor Cholera) in the Southeast Coast of China, 1961-1964”

12:30 – 1:30 PM: Lunch Break (light lunch provided)

1:30 – 2:30 PM: PANEL 5

  • Dr. Sumant Badami (Macquarie University): “The Devil and the DMHP: A critical analysis of the District Mental Health Project in Wayanad, Southern India”
  • Dominique Martin (University of Melbourne): “Self-Sufficiency in Organ Transplantation – Lessons to be learned from Pakistan”

2:30 – 4:00 PM: PANEL 6

  • Prof. Lesley Barclay (USyd) and Dr. Yu Gao (CDU): “A small study investigating ethnic minority birthing in China”
  • Dr. Yu Gao (CDU) and Prof. Lesley Barclay (Usyd): “Major difference of hospital practice between rural and urban areas of China”
  • Dr. Bernard Yam (UTS): “The burden of cross-border childbirth (Hong Kong – Guangdong)

4:00 – 4:30 PM: Coffee & Tea Break

4:30 – 5:30 PM: Final discussion session and closing of the event.


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