This is the fourth time this forum will be held in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. It was already the fourth round rotation of the forums being held in three collaborative countries: Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. It was started in Indonesia in 2007. Followed after that, in Thailand in 2008, 2010, 2013, 2017; in Malaysia in 2009, 2012, 2015 and in Indonesia in 2011, 2014, 2016. The theme for this year forum is Using Big Data for Health Policy and Management. The forum is meant for postgraduate students (Masters & PhD) in Health Policy and Management eld. Both graduated and current PhD students in Malaysia and abroad are invited to participate in this forum. All elds in public health related are included especially health policy and health management field i.e. Health Management, Health Economics, Health Finance and Health Policy. There will be international speakers for plenaries, symposiums, oral and poster presentation. Papers accepted for presentation will be reviewed by appointed editorial board and will be published in Malaysia Journal of Public Health Medicine (MJPHM) in a special issue. MJPHM is an index journal with Scopus with impact factor.
The main objective of the forum is to provide a platform for postgraduate students (Masters & PhD) to communicate their knowledge gained in their research works internationally and to share their experiences to new PhD enrollees. Perhaps, the postgraduate students (Masters & PhD) will also benet an update on knowledge from all invited speakers in keynote, plenary, symposium, forum and presentation sessions.
Using Big Data for Health Policy and Management