2021 Program Book

Forum information


Sustainable Society


Day 1 October 31, 2021 8:00 - 17:00

Day 2 November 1, 2021 8:00 - 17:00

Physical Venue


International Convention Center, Taipei City




Ministry of Health and Welfare, R.O.C. (Taiwan)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C. (Taiwan)

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Prof. Wayne Huey-Herny

Superintendent, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, R.O.C.(Taiwan)

Prof. Kung-Yee Liang

President, National Health Research Institutes, R.O.C.(Taiwan)

Prof. Huey-Jen Jenny Su

President, National Cheng Kung University, R.O.C.(Taiwan)


Prof. Martin McKee

Professor, European Public Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom

Dr. Oliver Gröne

CEO, International Network of Health Promoting in Hospitals, Germany

Dr. Isabel DE LA MATA

Principal Adviser for Health and Crisis management, DG SANTE, European Commission

Prof. Bettina Borisch

Professor, institute of Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva

Dr. Liang-Kung Chen

Superintendent, Taipei Municipal Gan-Dau Hospital, R.O.C. (Taiwan)

Prof. Michael Lu

Dean, UC Berkeley School of Public Health, United States

Dr. Ryan MacFarlane

Director, Crowell & Moring International, United States

Prof. Chih-Jou Jay Chen

Director, Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, R.O.C. (Taiwan)

Dr. Susan Frampton

President, Planetree International, United States

Dr. Jason Wang

Director, Center for Policy, Outcomes and Prevention (CPOP) ; Stanford University, United States

Dr. Connie Gan

Centre for Environment and Population Health, Griffith University, Australia

Sir Michael G. Marmot

Director of the UCL Institute of Health Equity, University College London, United States

Opening Address

LAI Ching-Te

- Vice President, Republic of China (Taiwan)

Shih-Chung CHEN

- Minister of Health and Welfare, R.O.C. (Taiwan)

Vice President Lai expressed gratitude to all public health and policy stakeholders for all the efforts in fighting for the pandemic, then indicated that sustainable development should be the focus in tackling the pandemic. With the lesson of SARS in 2003, Taiwan showed a quick and comprehensive response to the outbreak by providing social welfare and protection, learning and developing resilient policies as the situation develops. As health is not only a status of physical wellness but also the entire welfare of society, Vice President stressed that Taiwan has made efforts on reducing the burden on industries to lessen the economic impacts. As a member of the global society, Taiwan has the responsibility to help other countries. Vice President Lai believed that we have to support one another by sharing information and resources, such as increasing the vaccine coverage in other countries. Vise President Lai summed up by wishingthat the pandemic could be controlled, and that health and welfare could be promoted sustainably.

Keynote speech

Li-Feng LEE

- Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health and Welfare, R.O.C. (Taiwan)

Prof. Martin McKee

Reimagining Health and Its Determinants in the Aftermath of the Pandemic

Prof. Mckee started the presentation by using an analogy of a ship going on a journey to state the importance of different roles and resources whilst dealing with challenges such as COVID-19. Prof. McKee then re-emphasized the importance of investing in health by listing different supporting arguments. To tackle health related threats, he presented a comprehensive model, where the concept of One-health - health of animals, humans and natural environments - is inter-related with other factors affecting health. Prof. McKee then presented different determinants of inequalities that had impacted on health and further advocated that under-represented groups should be involved. Health innovation will improve health, but can only optimized its benefit by re-searching with purpose, working in partnership and making a difference. Investment in health is one of the ways to empower our health system to prepare for future waves of disease. To create an investment environment for health, Prof. McKee had outlined different principles and suggested a global health board under the auspices of the G20 which can be one of the solutions. Prof. McKee ended his speech by reassuring that countries will have to accept shared sovereignty to tackle future threats in health and humankind together.

2021, Day 1



Opening Ceremony


Parallel Session 1


Parallel Session 2


Parallel Session 3


Parallel Session 4


Plenary Sessions 1


2021, Day 2

Plenary Sessions 2


Parallel Session 11


Parallel Session 5


Parallel Session 6


Parallel Session 7


Parallel Session 8


Parallel Session 9


Parallel Session 10


Plenary Sessions 3


Closing Ceremony