On behalf of the Faculty of Medicine, Syiah Kuala University, I would like to welcome all participants of The 1st Syiah Kuala International Conference on Medical and Health Science (SKIC – MHS) 2017. This event is conducted to celebrate the 7th Lustrum (35th Anniversary) of Faculty of Medicine, Syiah K uala University.

Established in 1982, Faculty of Medicine, Syiah Kuala University (SKU) is the eldest Medical School in Aceh province, Indonesia. Throughout the years, this school has cultivated many talented and qualified health professionals (doctors, nurses, dentists, and psycologists) who are now working in all over Indonesia as well as in some other parts of the world. The establishement of this faculty was none other than to improve the health status of Indonesian people generally, and Acehnesse ones in particular.

At the age of 35, we are committed to continue improving the quality of our graduates as well as to prepare them to be able to compete both at local and international stages.

This year, in the celebration of its 35th anniversary, Faculty of Medicine, Syiah Kuala University holds a series of events, one of which is The 1st Syiah Kuala International Conference on Medical and Health Science (SKIC-MHS) 2017, on May 11th, 2017. This scientific meeting is hold to empower the quality of education and improve interprofesional practice in health discipline, to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

As the Dean of Faculty of Medicine, I would like to express my gratitude to the keynote and invited speakers, for making their time for this conference. I would  also like to take this opportunity to thank the Organizing Committee for their hard work and endless support in making this event possible. Finally, to all participants, I wish you wonderful and enjoyable experience during your stay in Banda Aceh.

Thank you, Sincerely.

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