A nation development has never been separated from components of government resources, economic power, social and cultural growth, environmental changes as well as geographical challenges. All of those components are both impacting and impacted by health development in variety of relationship mechanisms. Government resource is a crucial component in the process of health development, in which, it is strongly related toward political elements as part of the development cycle. Strengthening synergism between politics and health become fundamental for more optimal and sustainable nation development.

Challenges will obviously appear under the situation where politic and health are having different or may be opposite mission and direction.  Key challenge needs to be highlighted is that politics and health should have mutual understanding and creates supportive structures that put public health values as part of other values in a country’s development.  In addition, the health development should also consider three main aspects that include health financing, sovereign health resources, health promotion and prevention approaches. Those aspects are important part in the health development and need to be implemented in comprehensive and sustainable concepts.

National Institute of Health Research and Development Ministry of Health Republic of Indonesia has routinely conducted an international symposium in 2012, 2014, and 2016, which resulted strong health leaders’ commitments and policy recommendation towards optimal public health development at the national and global levels.  

The 4th International Symposium will be held this year in collaboration with Indonesian Public Health Association (IAKMI) which holds the 14th National Congress. This Congress will be participated by 1000 members nationwide. This collaboration events are aim to provide evidences based in variety of health science and technology research and development in supporting related stakeholders and organizations to build stronger synergism between politics and health toward higher value and priority in improving health for all regardless of social economy and geographical differences in both local, national and global perspectives.

We are inviting you to attend our historical multi-events in health issue, where public health professionals, government officials, politicians, academicians, private sectors, international agencies and health advocates will meet, discuss and implementing evidence-based and politic in health development.

Aim and Objectives

This symposium aims to exchange knowledge from research and development as well as experiences in creating health in all policy and how political dimensions lead to improving health status of the community and to closing the gaps of health care delivery.
  1. To disseminate health research findings from research institutions, universities, and other institutions in national and international settings.
  2. To exchange knowledge, experience and challenges of health financing and economic.
  3. To exchange health innovations related to medicines, vaccines, traditional medicines, community based intervention and other technology to improve health status.
  4. To create and maintain research networking in global and across Indonesia.

Type of Events

  1. Pre-symposium sessions (training/workshop)
  2. Plenary sessions
  3. Parallel symposium/symposia
  4. Free oral and poster presentations
  5. Annual Scientific Forum IPHA (FIT-5 IAKMI)
  6. Annual Meeting of Indonesian Public Health School Association (AIPTKMI)
  7. Indonesian Conference on Tobacco or Health (6th ICTOH)
  8. Junior Public Health Researcher Competition (4th JPHRC)
  9. Exhibition


Public health professionals, government officials, politicians, academicians, private sectors, international agencies, health advocates and other health related organization or individuals in global community are welcome to participate in this symposium. 

Important dates

First announcement: July 1st
Second announcement: July 15th
Registration open: July 1st - November 27th
Abstract Submission: July 5th - August 30th
Acceptance notification sent via email: September 9th
Full text submission: September 10th - September 30th
Confirmation of attendance: October 19th
Registration for pre symposium: July 1st - November 27th