Thursday, March 17, 2005

Brain Drain: Why Doctors Shift to Nursing
Public discussion to focus on patterns of migration of highly skilled and educated professionals in SE Asia
By the AIM Policy Center

The AIM Policy Center, in cooperation with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the International Office on Migration, will sponsor a videoconference seminar titled Creative Solutions to Brain Drain: Doctors into Nursing and Other Developments at the AIM-World Bank Global Distance Learning Center on March 18, 2005 (Friday), 4:00-6:30 p.m.

The purpose of the seminar is to provide an informed public discussion around a concern on patterns of migration of highly skilled and educated professionals to the US and other western nations.

Specifically, it aims to identify and clarify the extent and scope of the problem of brain drain in Southeast Asia and its effect to the economic activities of the nations, and identify policy options or solutions to address the brain drain in SE Asia and thereby encourage or attract highly skilled and educated professionals to return to their countries of origin.


3:30-4:00 PM

Welcome Remarks
Mr. Klaus Preschle
Country Representative, Konrad Adenauer Foundation

The Doctors to Nurses Phenomenon: A Southeast Asian Perspective
Dr. Jaime Galvez Tan
Former Secretary of Health, Republic of the Philippines

From Brain Drain to Brain Gain: A Proposal for SE Asia
Irena Vojackova-Sollorano
Regional Representative, International Organizations for Migration


* Official from the Department of Labor and Employment – POEA/OWWA
* Chairman of the Employers Confederation of the Philippines
* Chairman of the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines
* Head of Senate/HOR Committees on Labor and Employment

Open Forum – Distance Learning Centers
Mr. Harvey Reed (Moderator)
International Organization for Migration-Philippines

Synthesis and Closing Remarks
Dr. Federico M. Macaranas
Executive Director, AIM Policy Center and AIM-World Bank Development Resource Center

The event is FREE of charge. For confirmation of attendance, please e-mail Kat your complete details (name, position, company, telephone number, fax, and e-mail address) at

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