June Monthly Seminar_Zoom Meeting


Health and Social Impact of COVID-19 in Myanmar

Australia Myanmar Institute invites you to a scheduled Zoom meeting

Date: June 29, 2020 (Monday). 

Duration: 1 hour

Time: 6:00-7:00 PM Australia/Melbourne Time (2:30-03:30 PM Myanmar/Yangon Time)

Join Zoom Meeting: https://monash.zoom.us/j/2852417834?status=success

Meeting ID: 285 241 7834

Dr Kyi Minn is a co-founder and Senior Health Specialist of Myanmar Health and Development Consortium (MHDC).  He is also a fellow of the Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne. Dr Minn previously working as the East Asia Regional Health Advisor for World Vision International and Australia International Health Institute (now Nossal Institute for Global Health) of the University of Melbourne.  He is currently serving as a part-time health advisor to the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) in Myanmar.  With recent COVID-19 response in Myanmar, MHDC facilitated procurement of PPE and other supplies to Ministry of Health and Sports with DFAT funding and other private donors.  He is also providing training of trainers to youth volunteers from some faith-based organizations who are to be deployed at quarantine centers and infectious disease hospitals in Yangon and Hpaung-Gyi.

Dr Raymond Tint Way, a graduate of the Rangoon Institute of Medicine (I), is a senior consultant psychiatrist and psychotherapist in private practice in Sydney, Australia. He is a Visiting Medical Officer (VMO) psychiatrist in the Mood Disorders Unit at Northside Clinic, a private psychiatric inpatient facility, affiliated with the University of Sydney. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, and holds the degree of MM (Psychotherapy) from the University of Sydney. He is a past president of the Sydney-based Burmese Medical Association Australia, which has received AusAID sponsored Australian Award Fellowships for Myanmar medical professionals in three consecutive years (2012-2014) in collaboration with the University of Sydney, Macquarie and Monash Universities. He is an Honorary Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical University (I) and (2), Yangon, Myanmar. He has published in the areas of psychopharmacology, cross-cultural psychiatry, and psychotherapy in the Australian medical, psychiatry and psychotherapy journals. In the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis in 2008, he trained several general practitioners in Sydney, who carried out “psychological first aid” and a pilot psychosocial project in Myanmar, in collaboration with Myanmar psychiatrists.

For more information about AMI, please visit: aummi.edu.au/.

***NOTE: Zoom can work very well, but it poses difficulties for people with a poor internet connection. So, people from Myanmar (or elsewhere) who might have a poor internet connection or low bandwidth should turn off the video mode and listen to the seminar. You may be able to switch on the video from time to time just to see who is speaking, but definitely don’t use the video mode if you wish to speak yourself.  You should pose your questions using the chat function.  AMI will upload the whole seminar later on the AMI website and Facebook page.