The Global Health Forum in Taiwan took place in Taipei on October 22nd and 23rd, 2017. The Global Health Forum has been jointly held since 2013, by the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health and Welfare and Health Promotion Administration. Its goal is to bring together members from the worlds of research, policy, and practice to brainstorm and share findings that address various health and welfare challenges. The theme of this year was “Inspiration, Action and Movement (IAM): Implementation of SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and featured discussions on some issues and challenges to be addressed through the SDGS such as non-communicable diseases, environment health, healthcare system reform and health literacy, health in all policies and innovation for health. Other discussions included infectious disease, traditional (Chinese) medicine, and mental health and nursing care.At the Forum, there were 1,010 participants and 58 experts from 35 countries attending the forum and symposium, such as Michael Moore, President of the World Federation of Public Health Associations in Australia, and Albrecht Jahn, Leader of the Research Group on Global Health Policies and Systems at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. The Keynote Speaker of the event was Shih-Chung Chen, the Minister of Ministry of Health and Welfare of Taiwan and the Plenary 1-Moderator, Jui-Yuan Hsueh, the Vice Minister of the Ministry of Health and Welfare, R.O.C.(Taiwan).
Dr. Hui, director of UCLA Center for East West Medicine was a guest speaker at one of the Forum sessions and gave a presentation on "Aging Tsunami - the Important Role of the Integrative East West Health model," which addressed the need to adapt healthcare models due to the rising aging popuation.