Welcome Message


Assalamulaikum warrahmatullahi wabarakatuh

A very warm greeting from Universitas Airlangga.

In Indonesia as a tropical country, there have been many tropical diseases that are interesting to be researched. Universitas Airlangga having been awarded as the Center of Excellence on Science and Technology for Medical and Molecular Biology through its Institute of Tropical Diseases has various research on tropical diseases. The University intends to expand its research focus not only on tropical diseases, but also on medical and health issues. This year, Universitas Airlangga proudly presents the first QS SFS-Medicine and Health Sciences in Indonesia inviting more than one hundred of scholars including academics, researchers, and professionals from all over the world to share their ideas, thoughts and current research. The Summit is addressed to answer global challenges on how universities, institutions, organizations in higher education can give their contributions to the global medical and health problems that have been emerging for years.

As everyone realizes, we are now in the Industrial Revolution 4.0 at which we must be prepared for a disruption era of technology. Referring to the medical and health problems and the disruptions, we all have to be ready to combine physical domains, digital, and biology. This combination leads to Artificial intelligence, new materials, big data, robotics, nano tech and biotech, augmented reality and genetic editing. We will face constant changes, uncertain and unpredictable future where there will be a deep shift from physical to virtual, human to automation and robotic, and intermediacy to disintermediation. I believe at this moment we are facing these shifts in the medicine and health sciences. Thus, the Summit focuses on three big issues; medical education in the industrial revolution 4.0, translational method in medical and health sciences, and the collaboration in supporting medical and health sciences.

The Summit will bring all scholars to work together coming up with excellent ideas presented in plenary and parallel sessions. In addition, they can expand their networking for future collaborations that support the development of medical and health sciences.

Universitas Airlangga is pleased to welcome all plenary speakers, participants, delegates from prestigious universities or institutions. All in all, I hope that this Summit will not only give insights to all of the parties, but it will also provide us more enlightenment to answer the challenges on the medical and health issues.

Waslamualaikum warrahmatullahi wabarakatuh

Universitas Airlangga