25 November 2009

Not too late to register!!!!

Last days to register to the international seminar jointly organised by the French Institute for International Relations (Ifri) and the Ricci Institute

Communication is key!
Best practises from the management of global health outbreaks

Provisional Program
09:00 – 09:45 Opening address

CHANG Shan-chwen, Deputy Minister, Department of Health, Executive Yuan, Taiwan (R.O.C)
Dominique DAVID, Executive Director, Ifri, France
Patrick BONNEVILLE, Director, French Institute in Taipei
KU Karl Min, General Director, National Central Library, Taiwan

09:45 – 11:15 FIRST SESSION
Highlighting the crucial importance of communication
Speakers: Alain VANDERSMISSEN, Avian Influenza External Response Coordinator, European Commission, DG RELEX, Belgium
From a global response to Avian Influenza, through Pandemic A/H1N!, to “One Health”. Roles and limits of communication
CHAN Chang-chuan, Director, International Health Center, National Taiwan University, Taiwan (R.O.C)
Risk communication in Taiwan’s public health policy
Discussant: Benoît VERMANDER, Director of the RICCI Institute, Professor at the Fu Dan University, Shanghai
Chair: CHEN Chien-jen, Distinguished Research Fellow, Academia Sinica, Taiwan (R.O.C)
11:15 – 11:30 Coffee break

1:30 – 13:00 SECOND SESSION
Horizontal communication: ensuring fluid information exchanges between decision-makers

Speakers: KU Menon, Director, National Resilience division, Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts, Singapore
Dealing with uncertainty in the management of a pandemic
SHANG Tung-fu, Acting Director, Bureau of International Cooperation, Department of Health, Executive Yuan, Taiwan (R.O.C)
Sharing information at the global level: the role and constraints of WHO
Discussant: Aline LEBOEUF, Head, Health and Environment programme, French Institute for International Relations, France
Chair: CHIU Jong-jen, Director General, Department of European Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan (R.O.C)
13:15 – 14:15 Lunch

14:30 – 16:00 THIRD SESSION
The right message and the right vector for the right audience: vertical and transversal communication to the public

Speakers: Muhiuddin HAIDER, Associate professor, School of Public Health and Health Services, George Washington University, US
Public health communication in times of crisis – bottom- up and transversal dynamics.
KUO Hsu-sung, Director, Taiwan Centres for Disease Control, Department of Health, Taiwan (R.O.C)
Striking the balance between alert and panic. Cooperation with the mass media.
Discussant: Son Kim PHAN, Health Journalist, Saigon, Marketing Newspaper, Vietnam*
Chair: CHIANG Han-sun, Vice-president for Medical Affairs, President of the faculty of medicine, Fu jen university, Taiwan (R.O.C)

16:00 – 16:15 Coffee break

16:15 – 17:45 FOURTH SESSION
Looking for innovative ways to communicate

Speaker: Deborah EDELMAN, Founder & Director Public Health Media, Inc., US
Channelling the buzz or going for viral communication?
WU Yi-chen, Professor, Department of Advertising and Public Relations, Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taiwan (R.O.C)*
Innovative risk communication. Lessons from the SARS and other public health crisis
Discussant: Saifullah KHAN, Development Manager, Glaxo Smith Kline, Pakistan
Chair: CHEN Tzay-Jinn, Deputy Minister, Department of Health, Executive Yuan, Taiwan (R.O.C)

7:45 Concluding address
Best practises for public health crisis communication:
lessons after the 2009 A/H1N1 outbreak.

CHIU Wen-hsiang, Head, Department of Health, Taipei City Government, Taiwan (R.O.C)
Amin SOEBANDRIO, Senior Advisor for Food and Health, Ministry for Research and Technology; Chairman, Expert Panel of the National Committee for Bird Flu and Pandemic Preparedness, Republic of Indonesia

* To be confirmed

Place: National Central Library, 3F, Conference Hall, Educational Area
MRT: CKS Memorial Hall
Time: Saturday November 28th

Contact and registration:
Meifang Tsai mei@erenlai.com
Gloria Liu

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13 November 2009

Taiwan Colour Code

As we enter the winter season in the Northern hemisphere and we've all come down with viruses, flues and other boo-hoo's, eRenlai is still on full speed and we have our very own cocktail of vitamins to ease you through the freeze. This month's edition has an artistic and contemplative flavour as we introduce you three talented and original musicians. Yaping Wang is a young Taiwanese female composer who tells us how she discovered her vocation, Luo Chao-yun (AKA Pipawoman) likes to merge her experimental music with musicians from all over the world, including Erdem Helvacioglu, a Turkish guitarist and musical engineer with whom she has recently recorded an album in Istanbul. This music, together with Yaping's is provided in the printed edition of Renlai Magazine in Taiwan (email me for more info or to get the CD).

In the editorial section, Benoit Vermander comforts us with his own interpretation of Bodily Pains, before taking on the challenges of the Catholic Church in Taiwan. From Nick's travels in Java he brings you back sun and poetry in a video of Yoyo Jewe on the Progo River. Furthermore, Marcos Gava depicts the murky world of Buenos Aires in the surroundings of the Recoleta cemetery and Adam Materna rants against the absurdities of the world.

Our Focus invites you to a poetic and pictorial exploration of Taiwan through its 'colour code': if you had to express one feeling or one recollection with a colour, which tint would it be? You could stop one moment, close your eyes and think of a landscape or the immediate environment you’re in, what is the first image to appear in your mind? Is it only a picture? Could it be a sound, a smell, a feeling? Here, we would like to offer you a synesthetic experience through associations of colours, sensations and memories, starting for example with Grey and Pink.

We hope that you will enjoy this issue as much as we did preparing it and we wish you an excellent month of November.
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