ASEAN University Network – Health Promotion Network (AUN-HPN) in collaboration with Mahidol University organized the 3rd AUN-HPN International Advisory Committee (IAC) Meeting on 22 February 2018 at Mahidol Learning Center, Salaya Campus. The meeting, chaired by Prof. Dr. Banchong Mahaisavariya, Acting President of Mahidol University in his capacity as the Chairperson of AUN-HPN IAC, was participated by IAC members from 11 member universities of AUN-HPN namely Universitas Airlangga, Universitas Indonesia, Universitas Gadjah Mada (Indonesia); University of the Philippines (Philippines); Vietnam National University – Hanoi, Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City (Viet Nam); Burapha University, Chiang Mai University, Chulalongkorn University, Prince of Songkla University, Mahidol University (Thailand), along with member of the AUN-HPN Steering Committee and Working Group of Mahidol University.
In addition, representatives from Osaka University which has recently been accepted as an associate member of AUN-HPN also participated in the meeting. Organized back-to back with the 3rd AUN-HPN IAC Meeting was the 2nd Health Promotion Planning and Implementation Meeting, with support from the Thai Health Promotion Foundation. The participants were welcomed by Assoc. Prof. Nopraenue Sajjarax Dhirathiti, Acting Vice President for International Relations and Corporate Communication on 23 February 2018.
Mahidol University has been entrusted by the AUN – Board of Trustees to take the leading role in the AUN-HPN since 2014. The thematic network aims to enhance/strengthen cooperation between higher education institutions for effective health promotion and awareness toward physical and mental well-being of people in the region. The Secretariat Office, under the leadership of Dr. Wiwat Rojanapithayakorn, was located at the Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital.