The 1st APACPH Bangkok Region Conference and The 8th International Public Health Conference toward Achieving Sustainable Development Goals, 2030

Hosted by APACPH and the Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University (FPH-MU)

Co-hosted by
The Faculty of Public Health, Burapha University
The Faculty of Public Health, Mahasarakham University
The Tobacco Control Research and Knowledge Management Center
The Thai Public Health Nursing Association
The Council of Public Health Education Institute of Thailand

Dates: 25 to 26 May 2017

Venue: Faculty of Public Health, Phaya Thai Campus, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

Since September 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by the UN General Assembly. The SDG agenda recognizes that human health and well-being depend on political, economic, and social system, and the natural environment, where people live. Among the 17 SDGs, SDG 3 is comprehensive and linked to many other SDGs, including SDG 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, and 16. SDG3 includes 13 targets covering all major health priorities (unfinished MDG), new health priorities including NCDs, injuries and environmental issues, and means of implementing targets. Indicators for SDG3 comprise 4 main categories including reproductive health, infectious disease, NCDs and service capacity and access. For all countries, achieving SDGs is a gradual process and different countries are at different stages along the road. Evidence based practice is required to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
This first APACPH Region Conference will keep up the awareness and preparation of public health academics, practitioners, researchers and policy makers in the Asia Pacific region to address the unfinished MDGs, new health priorities and the means for achieving the SDGs and health equity in 2030.


  1. To update knowledge on global/ public health challenges related to SDGs in the Asia Pacific Region
  2. To exchange knowledge and experience on addressing the new health priorities and means for achieving SDGs by 2030
  3. To strengthen collaboration between academics, practitioners and policy makers aiming to ensure healthy lives, promote well-being and attain SDGs in the Asia Pacific Region

Target: A total of 200 Thai and international students, instructors, researchers and practitioners in public health, nursing, and medical fields.

Registration: Registration fees comprise 2,500 baht for general participants, 2,000 baht for members of SEAPHEIN or ThaiPHEIN, and 1,500 baht for members of APACPH or the Thai Public Health Nursing Association.

Abstract deadline: 15 April 2017 - Abstract Acceptance: 25 April 2017
Full paper submission deadline: 20 April 2017 - Acceptance for proceedings publication: 10 May 2017

Pre-conference: Wednesday, 24 May 2017

  1. Workshop on Writing for Publication (9 am. to 3 pm.) by Professor Low Wah Yun, Vice President,
  2. Workshop on Spiritual Healing Meditation (1 to 4 pm.)

Note: 25 May 2017 (1 to 3 pm.): Workshop on ICUH online-course development by Professor So Yoon Kim (Yonsei University)