Keynote Speech 1
Dr. Anjli Doshi-Gandhi
Former Deputy Director General of the National Population and Family Development Board Malaysia
Ministry of Women
Family and Community Development
Anjli Doshi (Ph.D.) was formerly the Deputy Director General (Policy) of the National Population and Family Development Board Malaysia, Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, Malaysia. The role encompassed the following scope and responsibilities. The development of family development training modules, policy planning and implementation, programs on parenting, reproductive health, social and family research, and training. She has a Master of Science (Family Development and Parenting) from University Putra Malaysia and a PhD in Family Ecology. The PhD thesis was on “Family Functioning and Child Well-Being in Single Mother Families: The Influence of Risk and Protective Factors”. She has been directly involved in pioneering the conceptualization and development of the Malaysian Family Well-Being Index, formulation of the National Family Policy and Plan of Action, Malaysian Population and Family Survey and The Population Strategic Plan. She is also one of the writers for the SMARTSTART Pre-marriage Program, Fathering, Adolescent Wellbeing, Parenting@Work and Grand-parenting modules. She was a member of The International Exco Board of Advisors for The World Family Map Project (WFMP) from 2010 to 2015. In 2015, Dr. Anjli Doshi was given the World Family Award by the World Family Organisation for her contribution to the development and wellbeing of Malaysian Families. Dr Anjli received a special excellent service award in 2012 and 2017. In 2017, she was appointed as a member of the Regional Family Focal Point Task Force by the World Family Organisation. She has also received an award from Power Malaysia called the “Malaysian Indian Women Star Award in recognition of her outstanding achievement in the civil service sector” in 2012 which was presented by the Wife of the Prime Minister.Minister.
Keynote Speech 2
Dr. Kasisomayajula "Vish" Viswanath
Keynote Speech 3
Prof. Chen, Chien-Jen
Research fellow of Genomics Research Center, Academia Sinica.
The 14th Vice President of the Republic of China (Taiwan)
Former Minister of National Science Council (2006-2008)
Former Minister of Department of Health (2003-2005)
Prof. Chen, Chien-Jen received his Sc.D. in epidemiology and human genetics from the Johns Hopkins University (1983). He then worked as an associate professor (1983-1986) and professor (1986-2006) of National Taiwan University. He was appointed as the director of Graduate Institute of Public Health (1993-1994), founding director of Graduate Institute of Epidemiology (1994-1997), and dean of College of Public Health in National Taiwan University (1999-2002). He became a distinguished research fellow of Genomics Research Center of Academia Sinica (2006-2015), and was appointed as a vice president of the academy. He was appointed as the Minister of Department of Health (2003-2005) and Minister of National Science Council (2006-2008). He was elected as the 14th Vice President of the Republic of China (Taiwan). He is now a distinguished research fellow of Genomics Research Center, Academia Sinica.
Prof. Chen has dedicated himself to molecular and genomic epidemiological research on chronic arsenic poisoning and virus-induced cancers over 35 years. His discoveries of multiple health hazards of arsenic in drinking water has led to the global awareness and prevention of the largest environmental calamity, and his research on end-stage liver disease risk prediction of chronic hepatitis B has pioneered the viral load paradigm in its clinical management. He has published over 730 scientific articles and over 75 books/chapters, which have been cited for over 85,000 times with an H-index over 135 (Google Scholar).
Prof. Chen has received many awards including Presidential Science Prize, the most prestigious science award in Taiwan. He was elected as an academician of Academia Sinica, a member of World Academy of Sciences, and a Foreign Associate (international member) of US National Academy of Sciences.