+975-2-328999/328997/328990 info@kgumsb.edu.bt


Greetings from the organizers of the 3rd International Conference on Medical and Health Sciences (ICMH) 2017. Our theme for this year is “Lifestyle related Diseases – Challenges and Opportunities”. I am extremely excited to invite all our esteemed participants for this very important scientific event, annually organized by the University.

The main objective of the conference is to;

  • Enable the exchange of ideas and knowledge on lifestyle related diseases;
  • Bring together all level of health professionals to discuss on the challenges and opportunities related to Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs);
  • Provide opportunity for our local researchers to exhibit their research findings and facilitate research and clinical interdisciplinary collaborations with international experts and;
  • Mitigate the prevalence of NCDs in the societies through provision and promotion of healthy lifestyles education.

With overwhelming participation in the previous conferences and excellent feedback from the participants, we are encouraged and motivated to work harder and extend our warm welcome to all the aspiring health professionals to participate in the 3rd ICMH 2017.

Besides well addressed master theme, we have Pre-Conference Workshop addressing on various sub-themes. I am optimistic that both the Pre-Conference Workshop and the Conference will be educative and beneficial for the health professionals from within and outside the country.

I wish all the participants an enlightening moment and happy stay.

Dr. Kinzang P. Tshering

  • Provide an opportunity to local health professionals and researchers to update on the latest developments in the field of medical and health sciences.
  • Facilitate better cooperation and collaboration among healthcare providers and researchers.
  • Provide a scientific platform to present research findings on health sciences for the local as well as international health professionals and researchers.
  • Encourage research on the principles and practice of medical and health sciences.
  • Encourage Bhutanese health professionals to gather at least once in a year for a scientific session to update and share professional experiences.
Date 3-5 November 2017 (Fri-Sun)
Venue Convention Hall
Royal University of Bhutan, Lower Motithang, Thimphu, Bhutan
 Language English and Dzongkha
Contact Person
Dr. Neyzang Wangmo, Email : nwangmo@rihs.edu.bt
Phone No: +975-17333510
Mr. Tashi Norbu, Email: tashinorbu797@gmail.com
Phone No: +975-77109559
Abstract The Scientific Committee reviews the submitted abstracts. The outcome of the selection will be notified accordingly. Abstracts must be submitted online
Letter of Invitation A formal letter of invitation will be issued to registered delegates by the Secretariat.
Certificate of participation A certificate of attendance will be issued to all.

Details of Pre-conference Workshop (3rd November, 2017)

Sl.No Workshop Focal Person
1. Universal Human Values and Professionals Ethics Ms. Passang Lham
2. Lifestyle Related Diseases- Alcohol Dr. Guru P. Dhakal
3. Cancer and Palliative Care Mrs. Deki Pem
4. Leadership in Clinical Management and Quality Improvement Dr.Yoriko Nishizawa
5. Mental Health- Suicide Dr. Karma Tenzin

Guidelines for Oral and Poster Presentation

Presentation Guidelines:

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: 14th Sept, 2017.
  • Upload CV using the sample formatclick to download format
  • Font Size: 12
  • Font Style: Times New Roman

Oral presentation

  • Abstract word limit: 250 words.
  • Abstract should contain:
    • Introduction
    • Aims and objectives
    • Methodology
    • Result
    • Conclusion

Poster Presentation

  • Poster Size:– 120 * 80 cm
  • Abstract word limit: 250
  • Graphs:  2 – 3
  • Images should be non-identifiable
  • Should contain the following:
    • Introduction
    • Aims and objectives
    • Methodology
    • Result
    • Conclusion
    • Reference





Check the flyer for registration fees.

Please keep a copy of the deposit slip as proof of payment and also upload it in the registration form. You will be asked to produce it during the conference on 3rd and 4th November, 2017. Please use the following information for payment of the conference fees:
International Participants:
Thimphu Branch: BHUBBTBT022
# To transfer money to Bhutan from any place outside Bhutan, please request your banker to remit as under:
For USD remittance
·Beneficiary Bank:
Bank of Bhutan Ltd.,
Thimphu Main Branch,
Receiver’s Correspondent Bank:
Standard Chartered Bank,
One Madison Avenue,
New York, N.Y.10010-3603
Account No. 3582036853001
Swift code: SCBLUS33
Ultimate Beneficiary:
1.Account No: 100891694
2.Beneficiary Name: Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan
3.BOBL Branch Name: Thimphu Main Branch
Bhutanese Participants:
Deposit the conference registration fee to:
Account No: 100891694
Beneficiary Name: Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan
BOBL, Thimphu Main Branch

Convention Hall, Royal University of Bhutan
Mothithang, Thimphu, Bhutan


Country in Asia
Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, is a land of monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs) and dramatic topography ranging from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. In the High Himalayas, peaks such as 7,326m Jomolhari are a destination for serious trekkers. Taktsang Palphug (Tiger’s Nest) monastery, a sacred site, clings to cliffs above the forested Paro Valley.

Capital: Thimphu

King: Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck

Population: 753,947 (2013) World Bank

Prime minister: Tshering Tobgay

Currencies: Bhutanese ngultrum, Indian rupee

To know more about Bhutan visit following links:

Tourism Council of Bhutan

National Statistics Bureau


  1.  SAARC Countries: visa on arrival
  2.  Non-SAARC Countries: Need to process.

Entry to Bhutan:
By Air:
1. Bangkok
2.  Dhaka
3. Delhi
4. Gaya
5. Kathmandu
6. Kolkatta
7. Mumbai
8. Singapore

Airlines: Bhutan Airlines, Drukair

By road:
1. Via Silliguri
2. Via Guwahati

*November is full of festivals therefore the ticket price will be high. So you are advised to book your tickets early.
Weather: November in Bhutan is cold. Therefore your are advised to pack warm cloths
Visit below link to know more detail about the weather in Bhutan

Currency: Ngultrum (1 USD=Nu. 64 as of 12/3/2017)
Food: All kinds of cuisines available

Emergency numbers
Call 112 for health and 113 for police

visit following links to know more
Tourism Council of Bhutan
National Statistics Bureau

For Visa and ticketing queries please contact:
Mr. Cheku Wangchuk
Email id: cheki123@gmail.com
Phone No: +975-77431073

Please note that the participants will have to bear their own travel, boarding and lodging expenses. However, the organizers will be able to provide a list of hotels upon request. For hotel bookings please check the link provided by Tourism Council of Bhutan.

For details please contact:
Mr. Sonam Norbu
Email: norbusonam199@gmail.com
Mobile No: +975 – 17307830

Invited Speakers for the conference

Sl. No Names Address Sub-Theme
1 Dr. Sangay Thinley Adjunct Professor, Naresuan University, Thailand; Former Secretary, Ministry of Health, Bhutan Health Care System
2 Representative, UNICEF UNICEF Bhutan Country Office
UN House, Peling Lam
P.O. Box 239, Kawajangsa
Thimphu, Bhutan
Mother and Child Health
3 Prof. Maxine Duke Head, School of Nursing and Midwifery (SONM) Deakin University; Chair in Nursing Development, Director of Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research (QPS) and Deputy Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health. Nursing and Midwifery
4 Prof M. Muzaherul Huq Chairman of Public Health Foundation of Bangladesh; Adviser, South East Asia Regional Association of Medical Education (SEARAME) & Vice President of Indo Pacific Association of Law Medicine & Sciences (INPALMS). Medical Education
5 Prof Michael Kidd Professor & Chair, Department of Family & Community Medicine University of Toronto Canada. Health Care System
6 Prof Alex Loukas Centre for Bio-discovery and Molecular Development of Therapeutics,  Centre for Biosecurity in Tropical Infectious Diseases, Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine;, JCU, Australia Public Health, NCD
7 Dr. Phurpa Wangchuk Research Fellow
Centre for Biodiscovery and Molecular Development of Therapeutics, Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine, JCU, Australia
Traditional Medicine

Online Registration Deadline