2015 Annual events

NHRI Forum events

1. November 7-9, 2015
“NHRI-ToMMo Conference – Genomics, Biobanking, and Learning Health Systems” international conference

2. December 28, 2015
“Lecture: Learning Health System (LHS)”


[Annual issues]

1. Guidelines for Establishing Healthy Lifestyle and Culture for All(Group Leader: Prof. Wen-Harn Pan)

Recommendation report of establishing healthy lifestyle and culture for all indicates that healthy body weight should start from correct viewpoint, lifestyle and culture, plan with diet, exercise, policy, media and space strategies, and advocate the importance of these recommendation to public health, medical care, school, workplace, corporate, transportation, land application, community development, public leisure facility and NGOs. This report consists of 3 parts and 11 chapters, including establishing healthy lifestyle and culture, constructing healthy space and environment, and generalizing policy principles and mechanisms.

2.Proposal on Dengue Prevention and Control Policy (Group Leader: Prof. Ying-Chin Ko, Hsin-Su Yu)

Dengue prevention is multiple aspects. Previous studies mainly focused on vector mosquito and virus, mosquito ecology and transmission channel, advancing the knowledge to the general people, and decreasing the breeding environment. There is, however, still no effective inhabit methods. With the rising global temperature, only reducing the vector mosquito’s breeding environment is proved to be ineffective. CDC officers and academics experts consider that it is necessary to conduct serum epidemic survey, study pathogenesis of dengue fever, evaluate the dengue vaccine, thus contributing to effective ways to control dengue fever. CDC will take the suggestions to propose integrated plans to solve the dengue fever issue in Taiwan.

3. Proposal on Strengthening Food Risk Assessment and Prevention Policy (Group Leader: Prof. Ying-Chin Ko, Hsin-Su Yu)

This project proposes policy recommendations to improve food risk prevention is as following: (A) Investigation and regulation of potential unknown toxin. (B) Analysis of international difference of existing food and food addictive. (C) Assessment of health risk and impact of food and food addictive. Through expert meetings, we will collect multidisciplinary experts to complete “Recommendation report on strengthening food risk assessment and prevention policy” to provide TFDA recommendations to reduce the possibility of controversial events of food safety and improve the ability of emergent contingency of the government.  This report consists of 6 chapters, including preface, investigation and regulation of potential unknown toxin, analysis of international difference of existing food and food addictive, assessment of health risk and impact of food and food addictive, domestic and international experiences about food safety and food fraud, as well as conclusion.

4. How Medical System Responds to Low-Birth Rate Society (Group Leader: Prof. Ken N. Kuo, Mei-Hwei Chang, Mei-Hwan Wu)

In order to address the pressing issue of low-birth rate society, medical systems must take cross-functional collaboration to create proper environment to bear and nurture. This project aims at integrating medical systems to face the challenge arising from medical care, society, education, to national safety.

5. Updated recommendations and realizable goals of physical activity for everyone in Taiwan: Overcoming sustaining barriers (Group Leader: Prof. Chi-Pang Wen)

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. The purpose is to promote individual’s health and decrease the speed of being aging. That is also the key point of our health policy in Taiwan. In order to modify the concept of general people needs to communicate with the public, academic expert and the government what kind of prevention is benefit the most for us. It takes exercise and smoke as an example in this issue.

6. Healthcare for the Elderly: Coordination and Integration of Healthcare Service System (Group Leader: Prof. Chung-Fu Lan)

This issue focuses on the rising population of the elderly in Taiwan. The life expectancy becomes longer, and multiple diseases and disability cost the outpatient and hospitalization expenditure the most. Therefore, we have no time to wait to address the pressing issues of health care policy, system and service for the aged people now.

7. Medical Personel Cultivation in 21 Century (Group Leader: Prof. Andrew T. Huang)

Over the last decade, medical technology have had a great leap. We put genetic research, mobile technology and big data into medical care facility around the world to provide individual, precise and effective medical treatment.  With the challenges coming from various technologies, medical personnel must both acquire professional knowledge and skills, as well as comprehend the medical ethics and laws deriving from new knowledge and technology. Additionally, medical treatment is no longer play a lone hand now for cross-sectional collaboration will be the trend in the future. Thus, it is necessary to cultivate medical personnel to coordinate, respect each other, and grow up with members.

8.Exploring Social and Ethical Issues of Prenatal Screening and Genetic Diagnosis Technology (Group Leader: Prof. Shio-Jean Lin)

We convene multidisciplinary experts to discuss about how genetic tests apply to prenatal screening and prenatal diagnosis. In addition, we also discuss about informing inspection results, standards of examination certificate, medical ethics and related laws in order to provide policy recommendations to the government.