BANGKOK, 1 May 2012 – The 22nd Asia Pacific Military Medicine Conference kicks off in Thailand with the focus on cooperation to prevent diseases and assistance to disaster victims.
Deputy Prime Minister Yutthasak Sasiprapa presided over the opening ceremony of the 22nd Asia Pacific Military Medicine Conference (APMMC), which is held at Amari Watergate Hotel in Bangkok from April 30th – May 4th.
United States Army and the Royal Thai Army are co-hosting the event, which is attended by Delegate from 46 countries, mostly in Asia-Pacific and the Indian Ocean.
Royal Thai Army Medical Department chief Thawatchai Sasiprapa has revealed that both Thai and US committees have been working together in disease prevention. He added that this meeting is set as a forum to exchange knowledge on contagious disease and pandemic control, as well as medical assistance to disaster victims.
Commander of the Pacific Regional Medical Command, Brigadier General Keith W. Gallagher, said the event brings professionals from around the world to discuss strengths and challenges each nation is facing to gain greater understanding in military medical issues.
The theme of the 22nd APMMC is “Diversity is Our Strength: Regional Security through Collaboration.” Topics have been conducted in lecture forum, small group sessions, and poster-board presentations.