Van Lang University and VIRX@STANFORD discussed a wide range of hot topics on medical

(VLU, 08/03/2022- On the morning of March 7, 2022, Van Lang University and ViRx@STANFORD - Stanford University (USA) co-organized the opening of the Medical and Technology Conference. The seminar was attended by leading experts and professors from the ViRx@STANFORD (USA), University of Technology Sydney (Australia), Van Lang University, University of Medicine and Pharmacy at HCMC, Cho Ray Hospital,…

vlu stanford dHeld at N2T1 Hall, Main Campus - Van Lang University, the opening session had the presence of leading experts in medicine and technology, attracting the attention of the press.

Gathering many leading professors in the field of medical

The COVID-19 epidemic poses great challenges for the whole world in terms of public health policy, medical administration, community epidemiology, application of technology in disease analysis and forecasting, and inter-country cooperation in epidemic response. In that context, a series of events – the Medical and Technology Conference – were organized for the first time by Van Lang University in collaboration with professors from Stanford University (USA). The event is expected to be an opportunity for experts, scientists, and leaders to share and exchange experiences and opinions on pressing issues facing Vietnam's medical industry right now and in the future.

The opening session on March 7, 2022, the symposium on "Special medicine and the prevention of COVID-19" had the presence of leading experts in the field of medical training, including:

  • Prof. Dr. MD Jeffrey Glen, Director of ViRx@STANFORD - Stanford University (USA), Professor of Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Stanford University, Director of the Center for Hepatitis and Liver Tissue Engineering at Stanford Hospital and Clinics;
  • Prof. Nguyen Van Tuan, Director of the Center for Health Technology and Professor of Prognostic Medicine at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS, Australia), Concurrent Professor of Epidemiology and Statistics at the University of New South Wales and University of Notre Dame, Fellow of the National Osteoporosis Foundation USA, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. He is also the first person of Vietnamese origin to be elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.
  • Prof. Vo Van Toi, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, International University (HCMC National Universities)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. MD. Vu Quang Huy, Director of Quality Control Center for Medical Laboratory - Ministry of Health, Head of Department of Biochemistry - Thong Nhat Hospital - HCMC
  • Dr. Luong Minh Thang, Technology Advisor of ViRx@STANFORD - Stanford University
  • Dr. Ha Thi Thanh Huong, Professor at Stanford University, Research team leader of The Brain Health Lab
  • Ms. Wendy Uyen Nguyen, Strategic Advisor of ViRx@STANFORD - Stanford University
  • Mr. Huy Nguyen – Co-Founder & CEO of KardiaChain, Southeast Asia's first multi-connected Blockchain platform...
  • Along with nearly 100 doctors, scientists, and lecturers in the health sector of universities, institutes, and hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City.

vlu stanford aSpeakers attending the discussion session on the opening morning of the event (from left to right): Assoc. Prof. Dr. MD. Vũ Quang Huy, Ms. Wendy Uyên Nguyễn, Dr. Nguyen Cao Trí - Chairman of Van Lang Education Group, Chairman of the VLU, Dr. Edward Phạm.

Research to improve pandemic preparedness

vlu stanford cMs. Wendy Uyen Nguyen - Strategic Advisor of ViRx@STANFORD, Stanford University, USA, speaks at the conference.

The symposium on "Specific medicine and the prevention of COVID-19" revolves around challenges, opportunities, and experiences in the prevention of the COVID-19 pandemic in Vietnam and encourages collaborative research to improve pandemic preparedness; consider the combination models of "Concentration - Community - Mobile vehicle" in the pillar of epidemic prevention and control testing in Ho Chi Minh City in 2021. The symposium also specified the mission of ViRx@STANFORD at research institutions in Vietnam. The knowledge of medical techniques in the preparation of specific medicines for the treatment and prevention of COVID-19 promises to be a valuable experience for future development in medical applications.

Ms. Wendy Uyen Nguyen - Strategic Advisor of ViRx@STANFORD, Stanford University, USA, said that one of the institute's upcoming orientations is to develop special medicines - the key to stamping out the COVID-19 epidemic. This will be announced soon. Stanford University is not only important in the US but also needs an international system in every country in the world to fight the pandemic.

During the discussion session between experts and the leadership of Van Lang University, Prof. Nguyễn Văn Tuấn emphasized that research on specific medicines must ensure safety, benefits, and health for patients. In addition, it is necessary to consider the socio-economic situation of the country in order to prepare drugs at appropriate prices, thus bringing benefits to the community.

Experts also had an exchange session with the leadership of Van Lang University on medical technology, medical engineering, and biomedical engineering. Research by anti-epidemic experts from Stanford University and HCMC University of Medicine and Pharmacy has shaped a clearer direction in medical training, medical engineering, and biomedical engineering for Van Lang University.

Dr. Nguyen Cao Tri - Chairman of Van Lang Education Group and Chairman of VLU, said at the event: "Vietnam is currently one of the countries with the largest vaccine coverage rate in the world. In the upcoming series of seminars, many scholarly papers will be presented, focusing not only on the need for a vaccine but, more importantly, on finding a cure, not only for COVID-19 but also for the treatment of COVID-19. In the future, the university will create conditions for experts and scientists to continue to have seminars and workshops that bring great results and significance to the community and the world."

With the mission of "training people who have a positive impact and inspire society," Van Lang University has implemented many practical activities for the community, most notably the MV20 Project to produce and provide 2,000 high-quality ventilators to the nation for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. Since 2017, the school has laid the foundation for the development of the health training sector, with the goal of developing a school-hospital model. Currently, VLU is a prestigious university in the country for the training of oral and maxillofacial doctors, pharmacists, nurses, medical laboratory technicians, etc., as well as the development of a system of high-quality polyclinics and international hospitals.

The series of events-seminars continues to take place in both face-to-face and online form at Van Lang University, with major topics of the current medicine:
 - March 7, 2022: Symposium on "Specific medicine and the prevention of COVID-19"
 - March 9, 2022: Symposium on "Hepatitis B, Infectious Diseases, and Cancer"
 - March 10, 2022: Conference on "Medical and Technology" aimed at solutions to improve readiness to respond to future infectious diseases in Vietnam, with special emphasis on topics on specific medicines, medical administration, technology application, epidemiological analysis, and forecasting.

All events took place at the main campus of Van Lang University (69/68 Dang Thuy Tram, Ward 13, Binh Thanh District, HCMC).

According to Tuoi Tre newspaper
Traslated by Anh Khoa

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