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GW International Medicine Programs Co-Sponsor Scientific Summit at Khon Kaen University in Thailand

The International Medicine Programs at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is co-sponsoring a three-day scientific summit with Kohn Kaen University in Thailand. The summit begins on June 27, 2016.

“Over the last several years, we have collaborated with Khon Kaen University through medical student exchanges and shared research on the foodborne liver fluke Opisthorcis Viverrini and its relationship to cancer,” said Huda M. Ayas, Ed.D., M.B.A., associate dean for international medicine and executive director of the Office of International Medicine Programs. “Our latest collaboration, the scientific summit, will further benefit faculty and students at GW and Khon Kaen University.”

Eight faculty and staff from the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences will travel to Khon Kaen University for the summit. The summit will connect researchers and facilitate and expand collaboration in areas of interest, such as cancer, HIV, immunology, tropical medicine, molecular biology, biochemistry, systems biology, and epidemiology. The summit will include training on regulated research practices including Good Clinical Practices and Best Biobanking Practices.

The event was organized by Ayas, Jeffrey M. Bethony, Ph.D., professor of microbiology, immunology and tropical medicine at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and Pewpan Maleewong, M.D., professor of parasitology and associate dean for research affairs at Kohn Kaen University.

To learn more about initiatives from the International Medicine Programs, visit http://smhs.gwu.edu/imp/