Health Forum & International Seminar (HFIS)

"The New Normal : Creating A Pleasant Virtual Communication"

Monday, November 9th, 2020

08.00 AM - 12.15 PM (Jakarta Time, GMT+7)​

About HFIS

More than ever before, the global pandemic of Covid-19 has impacted our communication. Universities managed to ditch face-to-face lectures and switch their teaching methods virtually. This situation leads to significant challenges for the higher education community worldwide, especially for those who have little experience with online learning may. On top of that, remote teaching sometimes leads to miscommunication between students and teachers.

As one of the leading institutions in the health education sector in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, Poltekkes Kemenkes Palangka Raya (Health Polytechnic of Palangka Raya) organized Health Forum and International Seminar (HFIS) themed “The New Normal: Creating A Pleasant Virtual Communication”. This seminar provides space for all students and education professionals worldwide to respond to the problem of communication barriers during virtual learnings. At the end of the seminar, targeted participants are expected to enhance their communication skills and bring virtual communication to a pleasant experience level.

Welcome Message

Tabe salamat lingu nalatai, salam sujud karendem malempang. Adil ka’talino, bacuramin ka’saruga, basengat ka’jubata.
(May peace be upon you. Let us be fair, be honest, do not discriminate against fellow human beings, do good, God is the Giver of life).


As the Director of Poltekkes Kemenkes Palangka Raya (Health Polytechnic of Palangka Raya), I welcome you to Health Forum and International Seminar (HFIS) 2020. This will be our first international seminar with the theme of “The New Normal: Creating A Pleasant Virtual Communication”, targeted college students, health workers, education professionals, and communities who give great attention to our education systems.

As we know, universities worldwide faced communication challenges since the Covid-19 Outbreak. Especially for developing countries, which have many remote areas with limited human resources and internet connections, virtual learnings may full of obstacles. Often this even leads to miscommunication between students and lecturers. To address this issue, our institution invites 5 professional speakers who will share their insights towards communication barriers in virtual learnings. They will be from Indonesia, our beloved country, our neighboring countries like The Philippines and Taiwan, as well as from European countries, Canada. I certainly believe that HFIS will beneficial for you and lay the firm groundwork for better development of our education systems.

We look forward to seeing you virtually on 9th November 2020.

Institution Profile


Monday, 9th November, 2020
08.00 AM – 12.15 PM (Jakarta Time, GMT+7)

Via Zoom Meeting
FREE registration

Register HERE


Prof. Andrew J. Macnab (Canada)

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Editor-in-chief Global Health Management Journal
“Why and How to Write Up Your Research as a Scientific Paper?”

Sr. Merceditas O. Ang, SPC (Philippines)

St. Paul University, Philippines
“Positive Convergence of Technology, Quality and Sustainability of Learning in The New Normal”

Dr. Yeyentimalla, S. Kep., Ns., M.Si. (Indonesia)

Health Polytecnic of Palangka Raya
(Poltekkes Kemenkes Palangka Raya)
“Emotion Awareness for Fun Digital Communication”

Eva B. Tallutondok, Dipl. PHN, M.Sc. (Taiwan)

National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Science, Taiwan (Ph.D. student)
“Learning Effective Communication from Taiwan Government to Combat COVID-19”

Prof. Dr. Sri Suryawati (Indonesia)

Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia 
Discussing Sensitive Issues In Virtual Forum”

Publication Opportunity

Participants of Health Forum & International Seminar (HFIS) are invited to publish a Photo Essay reporting results addressing global health issues on Nursing, Midwifery and Nutrition.

Selected Photo Essays will be published in Global Health Management Journal, an International Journal indexed by :

The metadata of the journal is archived at the Index Copernicus International. The last publication is updated at JournalTOCs.

Click here for details.

Targeted Participants

  • College / university students

  • Teachers / lecturers

  • Clinical instructor

  • Health workers

  • Education professionals

Contact Us

Contact Address :

Poltekkes Kemenkes Palangka Raya
George Obos 30-32, Palangka Raya
Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
Phone (+62) 536 3221768, 536 3230730


Contact person :   

  • Agnescia Sera (+62) 812 8136 4810
  • Alfeus Manuntung (+62) 813 4900 5481
  • Wijaya Kasuma (+62) 812 5154 539