Preventive Healthcare: Bridging Perspectives between the Netherlands and Indonesia
Specialist at Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine Staff Group, Universitas Indonesia Hospital, Universitas Indonesia, and Lecturer at Department of Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
This panel discussion on preventive healthcare aims to bridge perspectives between the Netherlands and Indonesia, shedding light on the similarities, differences and best practices in implementing personalized medicine approaches in both countries. Panellists from the Netherlands and Indonesia will share their knowledge, experiences, and expertise, fostering a cross-cultural exchange of ideas and insights. Furthermore, the panellists will explore the unique contexts of the Netherlands and Indonesia, discussing how each country has approached preventive healthcare in terms of the current state, research initiatives and healthcare delivery models. They will also highlight the challenges faced, lessons learned, and successful strategies employed to improve patient outcomes and advance healthcare systems.
Multiple health conditions will be covered during this discussion, of which one of them is lung disease and chronic kidney disease (CKD). In addition to an aging population, Indonesia is facing an increasing incidence of non-communicable diseases and still struggling to control communicable diseases effectively. This was evident in our recent finding that hypertension and kidney stones are the two major causes of kidney failure in Indonesia, accounting for 11.5% and 10.3%, respectively. A detailed understanding of epigenetic modulation holds potential in identifying certain genes for the prevention and treatment of salt-sensitive hypertension as well as towards understanding on the complex interplay between environmental and genetic factors of kidney stones development and recurrence rate in our population.
During the panel discussion, the Indonesian and Dutch panellists will share their knowledge, experiences, and expertise on preventive healthcare and its applications in managing health conditions. By fostering this cross-cultural exchange of ideas and insights, we aim to identify successful strategies employed in both countries to improve patient outcomes and advance healthcare systems.