Keynote Speaker (Opening Session)

 Sir Jeremy Farrar OBE FRCP FRS FMedSci

Director of Wellcome

Topic: Science, Innovation and Society in the 21st Century 

Sir Jeremy Farrar is the Director of Wellcome, a global charitable foundation that supports science to solve urgent health challenges. Sir Jeremy's whole career has been dedicated to protecting and improving global health. As a researcher, he specialised in infectious diseases, and he has published more than 600 papers. Read more of Sir Jeremy's biography. 

Keynote Speaker (Closing Session)

Prof. Banchong Mahaisavariya

President, Mahidol University

Topic: Mahidol University’s Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals

Prof. Banchong Mahaisavariya is the President of Mahidol University, ranked the best global university in Thailand, with a very high research output.

Prof. Banchong, an expert in orthopedics, pursued extensive training in Thailand, Austria, Australia, Germany, Canada, and France.

He was awarded an MD degree by the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, in 1979. He started his academic career as an Instructor at Khon Kaen University, Thailand, ultimately becoming a Senior Professor of Orthopaedics at Mahidol University in 1999. His expertise includes orthopedic trauma, hand & microsurgery, biomechanics & bioengineering. He has published 150 papers in peer-reviewed journals.

He became the President of The Royal College of Orthopaedic Surgeons of Thailand, editor of the Thai Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery, and has held editing roles in several other journals.