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We welcome you to join us online on Monday and Tuesday, December 6-7, 2021 for the 7th Conference on Human Development in Asia (COHDA 2021), which will be held as a virtual event from Tokyo, Japan.

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 oral presentations or virtual posters.

Please click on the link below to download our guidelines and instructions for giving live presentations or pre-recorded presentations or virtual posters via Zoom:


COHDA 2021 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.

Monday, December 6
Tuesday, December 7
09:00 to 10:00
Opening Remarks & Plenary Speakers
09:00 to 11:45
Morning Session
10:00 to 16:00
All Day Session
12:00 to 16:00
Afternoon Session
16:00 to 16:40
Virtual Welcome Reception (optional)
 16:00 to 16:20
Closing Remarks

Important Dates and Deadlines

COSTA 2021 will be held December 6-7, 2021
Final Submissions are due by Friday, November 12
Full Paper (optional) is due by Friday, November 26
Virtual Presenter files must be sent by Friday, November 26

Conference Events

We warmly invite participants to join us for a live Welcome Reception via Zoom on Monday, December 6. The Welcome Reception will be a great chance to speak freely with other participants, share ideas, make friends and network.

Deadlines and Presenter Schedule

The Program Schedule will be announced soon.


Common Questions

Hotel Accommodation [back to top of questions]

  1. Does the registration fee include hotel accommodation and meals?
    Not applicable since this is an online event.

Illness & Emergencies [back to top of questions]

  1. What if I am suddenly unable to attend after registering?
    Since this a virtual event, you have the option of submitting a pre-recorded presentation, which we can upload and share on your behalf.
  2. If I am unable to present, may my colleague present on my behalf?
    Only if your colleague is a co-presenter and listed on the original submission.

Meals & Receptions [back to top of questions]

  1. Will there be a welcome reception?
    Yes. There will be a virtual welcome reception on the first. Please refer to the schedule.

Presentations & Equipment [back to top of questions]

  1. How do I prepare for the Zoom virtual presentations?
    Click here to download the instructions: USING ZOOM TO RECORD YOUR PRESENTATION

Registration, Receipts and Certificates [back to top of questions]

  1. Does my registration payment include fees for co-authors also attending?
    No. If your co-author will present with you, then he/she must register separately as a presenter.
  2. What does the registration fee include?
    Access to all sessions, official program, name badge, welcome reception and access to the proceedings.
  3. What is the refund policy?
    Refunds will be allowed up to Monday, November 29, 2021. Penalties may apply.
  4. How can I receive a receipt for my registration payment?
    Registrants will be confirmed via email and receive an e-copy receipt in PDF via email.
  5. Will presenters and audience receive official certification of having attended and/or presented?
    Yes. The official receipt that you receive at the event will also certify that you presented and attended.

Scholarships & Funding [back to top of questions]

  1. Do you offer scholarships, funding or waivers to participants?
    Unfortunately, we are unable to offer scholarships or funding. This is a small event and the budget is very limited. We hope this situation will change in the future.
  2. Can the registration fee be waived or reduced? The registration fee is necessary for covering the event costs (facility use, equipment, materials, receptions, events and staff, etc.), so the fee cannot be waived nor reduced.

Submissions, Reviews & Proceedings [back to top of questions]

  1. Why must I provide my email address at my university to submit a proposal? The university registered email address is required for verification and security purposes. 
  2. How are abstract submissions reviewed?
    This is an international, double-blind, peer-reviewed event. For ISSN and review committee details see the event homepage.
  3. When will I be notified if my proposal has been rejected or accepted? We try to send decisions within seven to ten working days of receiving the submission; however, depending on the volume of submissions, the review period may be shorter or longer.
  4. Is it required to submit a full paper?
    No. If you would like to submit a paper, please review the Submission Guidelines.
  5. May I edit my proposal after submission?
    Yes. Edits will be permitted up to 1 month prior to the event.
  6. When will the proceedings be available?
    Shortly after the event in electronic format. We will send you a link.

Visas & Invitation Letters [back to top of questions]

  1. How can I know if I need a visa for travel?
    This is a virtual event so visas for travel are not needed.


For all other questions and inquiries, please send an email to secretariat (at)