[Postponed] ECCT Premium Event - Lunch with MOHW Minister Chen 衛福部 陳時中部長
We regret to inform you that the forthcoming 29 January 2021 Premium Event Lunch with MOHW Minister Chen has been postponed.
This follows a decision by MOHW to cancel most of its events owing to the rising number of Covid-19 cases.
We apologise for any inconvenience that this will cause.
We will endeavour to reschedule the event for later in the year, pending the decision of MOHW.
ECCT Premium Event
Lunch with MOHW Minister Chen
Covid-19 vaccine plans, lessons from the pandemic and future health and welfare reforms and policy direction
Dr Chen Shih-chung, Minister, Ministry of Health & Welfare 衛福部 陳時中部長
12:00 – 14:00, Friday, 29 January 2021
Venue: Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Ballroom (3F) 香格里拉遠東國際大飯店 3F宴會廳
No. 201, Section 2, Dunhua South Road, Taipei / 台北市敦化南路二段201號
As coronavirus cases spike in much of the world, Taiwan continues to receive high praise globally for its handling of the pandemic and the relatively limited impact it has had on the overall economy. The world is now eagerly anticipating the roll-out of Covid-19 vaccines. What are Taiwan’s plans for the acquisition and deployment of vaccines and what control measures will be implemented during the interim period until large-scale supplies of the vaccine are available?
During the course of the pandemic, Dr Chen Shih-chung has been at the forefront of Taiwan’s response in his capacity as Minister of the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW), especially through the agencies under its authority: the Centers for Disease Control and its subordinate units, the National Health Command Center (NHCC), a unified central command system that includes the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
But despite Taiwan’s excellent performance during the pandemic, there remain challenges ahead to maintain the resilience of Taiwan’s healthcare and welfare system. In addition to keeping Taiwan insulated from the current pandemic, authorities have to be prepared for possible future pandemics. At the same time, Taiwan faces the challenges of an aging society and a rise in non-communicable diseases, which will put added strains on both the healthcare system and welfare programmes.
At this event, our guest speaker will talk about how the MOHW is working to keep the residents of Taiwan safe from the current pandemic as well as future health and welfare reforms and policy direction aimed at addressing the challenges facing the system.
Among other subjects that will be discussed will include the following:
• Ongoing Covid-19 actions to safeguard residents
• An update on vaccine and treatment developments
• Conditions required for relaxing global travel restrictions and quarantine requirements
• Future policy direction regarding healthcare spending and priorities and private sector involvement in the healthcare system.
About the speaker
Dr Chen Shih-chung has been the Minister of Health and Welfare (MOHW) since February 2017. His distinguished career includes positions in government and academia. Immediately prior to his current position he served as National Policy Advisor to the president. He was the Director of Taipei Medical University from 2004 until 2017. During this time he concurrently served as Deputy Minister of the Department of Health (the precursor to the MOHW) from 2005-2008. Earlier in his career he has held positions including Consultant for the Taiwan Dental Association and the Taipei City Dentists Association, Commissioner for the National Health Insurance Medical Expenditure Negotiation Committee and Commissioner for the National Health Insurance Supervisory Committee. He holds a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Taipei Medical College.
NT$1,600 for members; NT$2,200 for members' guest(s) or NT$14,000 per table of ten persons for members' guest(s)
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