“International Health Tech Conference” brings together many leading experts from Stanford University

(VLU, 08/3/2022) - On the morning of March 7th, the “International Health Tech Conference” event series, which was co-organized by Van Lang University and the ViRx@Stanford - Stanford University (USA), officially opened with the first workshop on the topic “Special drugs for the treatment and prevention of Covid-19”.

It is the largest medical event ever of Van Lang University (VLU), bringing together international medical scientists and domestic experts, aiming to promote the health sector of the VLU in the future. 

thumb vlu stanford dong to chuc hoi nghi y khoa va cong nghe aThe “International Health Tech Conference” event series co-organized by Van Lang University and Stanford University’s ViRx@Stanford officially opened at Van Lang University.

It is also a rare occasion that prestigious medical professors of Stanford University - the world’s leading teaching and researching university - co-organize a series of medical conferences at a Vietnamese university. Besides, Prof. Dr. MD Jeffrey Glenn, Director of ViRx@Stanford, Stanford University (USA), was presented at Van Lang University from March 8 - 10 to share the presentations and exchange expertise with leaders and lecturers of Van Lang University at the series of events.

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Prof. Dr. MD Jeffrey Glenn (center) is a Professor of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Microbiology and Immunology, with nearly 30 years of experience in the field. He is the Director of ViRx@Stanford-Stanford University (USA) and the Director of the Center for Hepatitis and Liver Tissue Engineering at Stanford University. For his significant contribution to the Medicine field, he was awarded the title of Distinguished Professor at Stanford University.

Currently, Prof. Dr. MD Jeffrey Glenn is testing Lambda, an antiviral drug, developed to treat hepatitis D and patients already infected with Covid-19 or affected by the virus. For him, when the SARS-CoV-2 virus enters the body and interferes with Interferon Lambda, a protein that develops naturally to fight the virus. Lambda helps reverse this situation with many advantages compared to current Covid-19 therapies and drugs. “This treatment has an immediate effect, said Prof. Dr. MD Jeffrey Glenn. The specific drug for Covid-19 would also be a hot topic, which he shared at a series of medical conferences at Van Lang University.

Besides Prof. Dr. MD Jeffrey Glenn - Director, experts of ViRx@Stanford, Stanford University (USA), also attended the event co-organizing of Van Lang University, including Dr. MD Edward Pham - Vice President, MSc. Wendy Uyen Nguyen, Strategic Advisor; Dr. Luong Minh Thang - Technology Advisor,... Dr. MD Edward Pham is a researcher who plays a key role with Dr. Prof. MD Jeffrey Glenn in the invention of drugs specifically for viruses and cancer. MSc. Wendy Uyen Nguyen is also the founder and CEO of Med2lab, a startup focused on training medical students, with the system adopted by Stanford Medical University.

ViRx@Stanford-Stanford University (USA) is an international-class research center for antiviral drugs, with more than 60 professors and scientists ảoundthe world, with a mission to research and manufacture specific drugs to treat infectious viruses and join hands with the world against pandemics in the future.

Another expert from Stanford University who will present a scientific speech at Van Lang University this time is Dr. Ha Thi Thanh Huong - the first Vietnamese to receive the Early Career Award for neuroscience research; Leader of researcher The BrainHealth Lab, which focuses on developing techniques for diagnosis and prevention of neurological disease.

Along with experts from Stanford University and ViRx@Stanford-Stanford University (USA), the medical event series of Van Lang University also gathered many great scientists from Australia and Vietnam: Prof. Nguyen Van Tuan - Director, Center for Health Technologies, University of Technology Sydney (Australia); Concurrently Professor of Epidemiology and Statistics at the University of Notre Dame, also the first person of Vietnamese descent to be elected a Fellow of Australian Academy of Medicine; Assoc. Prof. Dr. MD Vu Quang Huy, Director of the Center for Medical Laboratory Quality Control - Ministry of Health, Head of Biochemistry Department - HCMC Thong Nhat Hospital; Prof. Vo Van Toi, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, International University, Vietnam National University, HCMC; Dr. MD Le Tuan Anh - Director of Cancer Center, Cho Ray Hospital; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Do Van Dung, Dean of Faculty of Community Health, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, HCMC; Mr. Huy Nguyen - Co-founder and operator of Kardia Chain, Southeast Asia’s first multi-connected Blockchain platform, top 10 trending technologies of 2021; together with nearly 100 doctors, scientists, lecturers in the Health sector of universities, institutes and hospitals.

thumb vlu stanford dong to chuc hoi nghi y khoa va cong nghe cAssoc. Prof. MD Vu Quang Huy, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, HCMC introduces the orientation of combining School - Institute in Medical Training; developing a combination of Medical Technology and Biomedical Science (BMS)/ Biomedical Engineering (BME)

The series of Health Tech Conferences co-organized by ViRx@Stanford and Van Lang University will include 3 main seminars, assessment, and analysis of practical issues in technology and medicine in the context of medical science and technology. The Covid-19 epidemic, discussing specific drugs for hepatitis and Covid-19, a vision of precision medicine during the Covid-19 pandemic; epidemiological analysis and forecasting; new antiviral drugs; Medical psychology and Covid-19 response.

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Besides scientific discussions, experts discussed with leaders of Van Lang University about the development orientation of Medical technology and Medical Engineering Biomedical Engineering, AI application in education; Hospital management model of international quality and medical leadership training; Blockchain application in medicine and education system,... Dr. Nguyen Cao Tri, Chairman of Van Lang University, affirmed that: “With the situation of epidemic developments in the past two years in Vietnam, we have seen the importance of vaccines. When vaccines were determined as the savior, Vietnam quickly mobilized all resources. Currently, Vietnam is one of the countries with the largest vaccine coverage rate in the world. In the upcoming conference, the expert will present many scholarly papers, focusing on the need for a vaccine, finding a specific drug for Covid-19 and new epidemics. In the future, VLU will create all conditions for experts and scientists to continue to have seminars that bring great results and significance to the community and the world.”

With the mission of “training people with a positive impact and inspiring society”. VLU has implemented many practical activities for the community during the stressful period of the Covid-19 pandemic, as one of the first universities to respond to the call of the Prime Minister, to produce and donate 2,000 Eliciae MV20 ventilators; contribute 10 billion VND to the vaccine fund; donate 1 billion VND to support Hung Vuong Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital; sponsoring equipment for vaccination campaign, and many other community activities.

- Workshop on “Special medicine and prevention of Covid-19” on March 7th
- Audition class: Infection control in dental practice on March 8th - Workshop in Hepatitis B, Infectious Diseases and Cancer on March 9th
- International Health Tech Conference on March 10th

According Dan Tri News

Translated by Hung Viet

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