St Luke’s to explore the future of health education


PRESS RELEASE: Education leaders to share their diagnosis as well as their prognosis on issues related to health professions education in the country and around the world

The following is a press release from Saint-Luc Medical Center College of MedicineWilliam H. Quasha Memorial

As part of its new “Future of Health” conversation series, Saint Luke’s Medical Center College of Medicine-William H. Quasha Memorial, through its new planetary and global health program, will host a 4th episode titled “ The Future of Planetary Health Professions Education ”on May 12 at 9:00 am (Manila time).

Schools of the health professions – such as medical, nursing, dental, and public health schools – have a mandate to educate students so that they eventually take their place on the health workforce as ‘excellent professionals, compassionate and ethical.

Amid the accelerating adoption of technology and the rapidly changing global landscape brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, higher education institutions must reaffirm their fundamental obligation to guide education, research activities and service towards meeting the priority health needs of society.

Understanding the role of academia within the national and global health ecosystem is essential to design and deliver training for the 21st century health professions that is relevant and fit for purpose.

This new series, which adopts an innovative conversation format, brings together health leaders from the Philippines and abroad to not only examine the current health situation, but also envision the future of health in the post-coronavirus era. , hoping to advance the health policy discourse in the Philippines and around the world through a forward-looking discussion.

For this 4th webinar, education leaders will share their diagnosis as well as their prognosis of the issues surrounding training for health professions in the country and around the world. Panelists include:

  • Dr Patricia M. Davidson, Vice-Chancellor, University of Wollongong, Australia and Former Dean, School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University;
  • Dr Malaya Santos, Associate Dean and Head of Medical Education Unit, St Luke’s Medical Center College of Medicine-William H. Quasha Memorial;
  • Dr Keith Martin, Executive Director, Universities Global Health Consortium;
  • Dr Chirayu Auewarakul, Deputy Director, HRH Princess Chulabhorn College of Medical Science, Chulabhorn Royal Academy, Thailand;
  • Dr Erlyn Sana, Former Dean, National Center for Teacher Education for Health Professions, University of the Philippines in Manila, and;
  • Asher Jethro Valeña, National Medical Education Officer, Asian Medical Students Association-Philippines.

The conversation will be moderated by Dr. Renzo Guinto, Associate Professor of Global Public Health Practice and Inaugural Director of the Planetary and Global Health Program at St Luke’s Medical Center College of Medicine-William H. Quasha Memorial.

The event is open to the public. Register here.

The webinar series is co-presented by 20 different organizations: Department of Health, MovePH, Harvard Club of the Philippines, Zuellig Family Foundation, University of Asia & the Pacific School of Law and Governance, Development Academy of the Philippines Graduate School of Public and Development management; Management Association of the Philippines, Philippine Futures Thinking Society, Philippine Society for Public Health Physicians, Philippine Alliance of Patient Organizations, Center for Engaged Foresight, Health Justice, PH Lab, Likhaan Center for Women’s Health Inc, Asian Center for Drug Policy, Health Care Without Harm, Civika Asian Development Academy, Southeast Asia Climate and Health Alliance, Healthy Philippines Alliance, and Asian Medical Students Association-Philippines. –


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