Medicine has existed for thousands of years, during most of which it was an art frequently having connections to the religious and philosophical beliefs of local culture. Medical availability and clinical practice varies across the world due to regional differences in culture and technology. Modern scientific medicine is highly developed in the Western world, while in developing countries the population may rely more heavily on traditional medicine. Traditional medicine can be a strength if it is developed in the right path.
Since knowledge, techniques, and medical technology continue to evolve at a rapid rate, many regulatory authorities require continuing medical education. Medical practitioners upgrade their knowledge in various ways, including medical journals, seminars, conferences, and online programs. The same is true for leaders in medical education, who need to stay abreast of the latest interdisciplinary and global developments.
Therefore Universitas Airlangga, as one of the leading universities in Indonesia, has joined forces with QS Quacquarelli Symonds, publishers of the QS World University Rankings, to organize the QS Subject Focus Summit on Medicine under the theme “Advancing the Medical and Health Sciences: Education, Research & Collaboration”.
The QS Subject Focus Summit in Medicine will accommodate a broad range of topics relevant to academic leaders and professionals in the medical and healthcare field. In particular, the organizing committee would like to focus on the management of education, research and collaboration challenges in a world of rapid technological, social and economic change.