Cholangiocarcinoma Research Institute joins Khon Kaen Municipality and Khon Kaen Food Entrepreneurs Association to build awareness in order to keep a distance from liver fluke disease and Cholangiocarcinoma

Wednesday July 22, 2020 at Rachawadee Resort Hotel, Khon Kaen – Cholangiocarcinoma Research Institute of Khon Kaen University and Khon Kaen Municipality joined Khon Kaen Food Entrepreneurs Association to hold a campaign event to build awareness in liver fluke disease and cholangiocarcinoma under the topic, “Fluke Free Fermented Fish and Pickled Fish” for Khon Kaen food entrepreneurs and the public. Mr. Teerasak Theekayupan, Khon Kaen Mayor was the project advisor, Miss Kesara Supatpahirapon, Chairperson of Khon Kaen Food Entrepreneurs Association was the chairman of the organizing committee and Assoc. Prof. Narong Khanteekaew, M.D., Director of Cholangiocarcinoma Research Institute and Director of Thailand Challenging Research: Fluke-Free Thailand supported the event, which was honored to have Mr. Julanop Thongsophit, Khon Kaen Municipality Vice Mayor presiding over the opening ceremony.

This event stimulated entrepreneurs and the public to become aware of the problem from liver fluke disease and cholangiocarcinoma and know how to protect oneself, the family, the community and society to be safe from the diseases. The event featured talks on liver fluke diseases and cholangiocarcinoma by speakers from Khon Kaen University as follows: “Background of the Mitigation Project for Liver Fluke Disease and Cholangiocarcinoma” by Assoc. Prof. Narong Khanteekaew, M.D., Director of Cholangiocarcinoma Research Institute; “Development of Cholangiocarcinoma as a Result of Liver Fluke Contractng,” by Assoc. Prof. Watcharin Loilom, Ph.D., Member and Secretary of Cholangiocarcinoma Research Institute, Khon Kaen University; and “Fluke Free Fish and Safe Food,” by Asst. Prof. Sirinthip Boonjaraspinyo, Ph.D., a lecturer of the Community Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University. 

Participants obtained full knowledge to prevent and solve the problems of liver fluke disease and cholangiocarcinoma. They were exposed to the cooking demonstration of safe food from fermented fish and pickled fish. There were food stalls selling safe fermented fish and an exhibition that provided information of safe foods and worm-free fish. Over 100 members of Khon Kaen food entrepreneurs and the public attended. 

     

News / Photos: Panitarn Sriboonruang 

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