Speakers

Welcome

The 5th Conference on Public Health in Asia will be held online from Osaka, Japan on Saturday and Sunday, December 3-4, 2022. The main day of presentations will be Sunday, 4 December in the morning and afternoon.

Due to ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, such as travel restrictions, curfews and business shutdowns in major metropolitan areas, this conference is being held online. All oral and poster presenters are invited to join us either live via Zoom or to submit pre-recorded presentations or e-posters.

COPHA 2022 is being convened by INTESDA in affiliation with the the Parasitic Disease Research Center, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand and the Family Medical Co., Ltd., Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.

Review C0-Chairs and Plenary Speakers

Nathkapach Rattanapitoon, SUTNathkapach Rattanapitoon, Ph.D.
Suranaree University of Technology,
Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand

Dr. Rattanapitoon is a leading researcher in the fight against Liver Fluke — a Neglected Tropical Disease, which kills more than 20,000 people each year in Thailand.  He is a faculty member in the Institute of Medicine at Suranaree University of Technology Hospital, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. His research interests include: Parasitology, Epidemiology, Public Health, Bioinformatics, Genetics and Gastroenterology.  He earned his doctoral degree in Biomedical Science, his MSc in Medical Parasitology and BSc in Public Health at Khon Kaen University in Thailand and BSc in Occupational Health at Sukhotai Thammathirath Open University in Thailand.

Soraya Schawanya Rattanapitoon, SUT Soraya Schawanya Rattanapitoon, M.D., FCFP
Institute of Medicine, Suranaree University of Technology,
Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand

Dr. Soraya Schawanya Rattanapitoon serves as an Associate Professor and is the Chair of the Department Research Unit in the Department of Family Medicine in the Institute of Medicine of Suranaree University of Technology, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. She earned her M.D. (General Practice) from the Faculty of Medicine at Khon Kaen University, Thailand. In addition, she holds a Fellowship (FCFP) in Family Medicine from The Royal College of Family Physician of Thailand. Dr. Kaewpitoon has earned multiple certificates from some of the most prestigious medical institutions in the world, including a Certificate in Applied Epidemiology from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand; a Certificate in Global Health: A Biosocial Perspective from Harvard University, USA; and a Certificate in Medical Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA.

Her research interests include, but are not limited to, Epidemiology and Public Health, Global Health, Behavioral Medicine, Epidemiology, Medical Education, Family Medicine, Opisthorchiasis, Preventive Medicine, Health Promotion, Gastroenterology, Cholangiocarcinoma, Health Services Research, Incidence, Public Health, Disease Control and E-Learning for Epidemiology & Statistics.