Thank you to the Thai FETP for providing the design of the conference logo. Their design incorporates three elements alluding to the conference and to Thai culture:
In gold, the number 9 signifies the 9th TEPHINET Global Scientific Conference. The color gold represents prosperity in Thai culture.
In black is the Thai digit for the number 9, modified (with the addition of an eye and a trunk) to represent an elephant. The number 9 is in respect and remembrance of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej (King Rama 9) of the Kingdom of Thailand. The color black expresses condolences for the recent passing of the king. Meanwhile, the Thai elephant is an official national symbol of Thailand. In Thailand, white elephants (chang phueak, also known as pink elephants) are considered sacred and are a symbol of royal power. Thai royals and elephants have established a relationship for thousands of years.
The color green, present on the elephant's trunk and the logo text, represents health.
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