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The 13th international conference on Public Health among Greater Mekong Sub-Regional countries on "Enhancing transdisciplinary collaborations on Education and Research to tackle priority public health issues in the new Era" has following objectives:

  • To strengthen the relationship of Faculties of Public Health among the Southeast Asian countries and in the world;
  • To share research results in the field of Public Health as well as priority public health issues among greater Mekong Sub-Regional countries;
  • To search for feasible solutions to enhance international collaboration among Public Health Faculties in Mekong Sub-Region and a wider area of the Southeast Asian countries about training and research in Public Health.

An abstract should be in one paragraph with no more 350 words, describing the major aspects of the entire paper in a prescribed sequence that includes: 1) Introduction: The overall purpose of the study and the research problem(s) you investigated; 2) Objective(s): The outcomes that you aim to achieve by conducting research; 3) Method: The basic design of the study; 4) Results: Major findings or trends found as a result of your analysis; and, 5) Conclusions: a brief summary of your interpretations and conclusions.

Hội nghị Khoa học Cố đô là hoạt động thường niên của tỉnh Thừa Thiên Huế. Hội nghị là diễn đàn trao đổi, chia sẻ các kết quả nghiên cứu và kinh nghiệm quản lý ở tất cả các lĩnh vực khoa học, nhằm góp phần chuyển giao khoa học công nghệ phục vụ sản xuất và đời sống người dân tại tỉnh nhà và trên phạm vi cả nước.  

Emerging infectious diseases are, more than ever, at the center of the world’s attention. Join a diverse group of colleagues from around the world as they present new knowledge and breakthroughs about how to discover, detect, understand, prevent and respond to outbreaks of emerging disease threats.

Rescheduled Date: October 3-5th, 2021

Venue: Kaohsiung Marriott Hotel (Kaohsiung, Taiwan)

Length: 2.5 days (+1 day Pre-Event Meeting)

Program: Interest Group Seminars, Summit Programming (Workshops, Oral/Poster Presentations, Symposiums, Alternative Sessions, Plenary Speakers), Welcome Reception, Banquet, Master Classes, Cultural Tours

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The Impact Of Lifetime Trauma On Mental Health Of Adults In Hue


The Impact Of Lifetime Trauma On Mental Health Of Adults In Hue


Exposure to traumatic events at any stage of life can have long-lasting effects on mental and physical health.  Vietnam is prone to natural disasters and many people have loved ones who are killed or injured on the roads. Until recent decades there was a long history of war, where people were in combat or suffered severe damage to their homes and communities. Recently, many children and adults have been exposed to different kinds of hardship, including witnessing domestic violence, experiencing divorce, or child abuse.


Some people survive trauma quite well, while others can be badly affected. There is a need for research in Vietnam to understand the long term effects of lifetime exposure to trauma on adults’ mental health.


This study examined the lifetime prevalence of single and multiple traumas, and the links between trauma and depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among a random sample of 608 adults residing in Thua Thien-Hue province in central Vietnam. We found that symptoms of mental ill health were common among adults in central Vietnam. One in every eight adults shows signs of depression, one in every six had anxiety and one in every fourteen reported symptoms of PTSD.  


Nearly half of the people interviewed reported exposure to at least one serious traumatic event in their lifetime; and among these people, about 60% reported exposure to multiple traumas. The most common traumas were due to natural disasters, transportation accidents and life-threatening illness or injury. Older participants reported combat and other war experiences, while people of all ages mentioned interpersonal violence, loss of loved ones and other traumatic events.


People exposed to multiple traumas had significantly more mental health problems than people who did not have these experiences. The higher the number of traumas people are exposed over their lifetime, the higher the risk of having symptoms of mental illnesses. The study found that interpersonal trauma appears to have a more harmful effect on mental health than non-interpersonal trauma.


This is the first study of exposure to multiple traumas in a random community-based sample of adults in Vietnam. Although limited to one province, the findings indicate the strong impact of traumatic events on psychological well-being of adults. The evidence supports calls for doctors and other health professionals to be sensitive to the long term effects of trauma experiences on people who are seeking health care. It is necessary to broaden the focus of current health services that are concerned mainly with biological causes and pharmaceutical treatments of common mental disorders, including stress, anxiety and depression.


The research was published in Frontiers in Psychiatry in February 2019 and is available here: