SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE DEVELOPMENT

OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING IN VIETNAM

 

AND

 

SECOND YOUNG VIETNAMESE SCIENTISTS MEETING

 

 

July 25 - 28th, 2007

Hanoi University of Technology

No. 1 Dai Co Viet St., Hanoi, Vietnam

 

 

Co-Organized by:

 

-        Hanoi University of Technology, Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam

-        National Center for Technological Progress, Ministry of Science and Technology, Vietnam

-        Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF), USA

-        CBR Institute for Biomedical Research, Harvard University, USA

 

 

BACKGROUND

Vietnam is an economically and socially dynamic country, and interest in biomedical engineering activities has grown considerably in recent years. The traditions, environment, and conditions within the country offer unique opportunities for international community, and the Vietnamese government and university policymakers are aware of the importance of this field for the development of the country. This conference constitutes an international platform to exchange experiences, support and collaborations in research, education and entrepreneurship to address the urgent needs of Vietnam.

Furthermore, the need for opportunities to strengthen the scientific cooperation network among young scientists is increasing. We are delighted to announce the second Young Vietnamese Scientists Meeting to be held together with the Second International Conference on the Development of Biomedical Engineering from July 25 28, 2007 in Hanoi. The conference and the meeting is jointly organized by the National Center for Technological Progress (MOST), Vietnam; Hanoi University of Technology (MOET), Vietnam; and the Vietnam Education Foundation.

We are inviting you to be part of this conference, which is a great opportunity to exchange related works and to further the development of biomedical engineering in Vietnam. You can present a talk and/or initiate a special interest section. We solicit all interdisciplinary works, which links life and health sciences to engineering and basic sciences, and covers from molecular to upper levels and from methodology to instrumentation. The official language is English.

 

 

HISTORY

In January 2004, under the sponsorship of the U.S. National Science Foundation, a U.S. delegation that consisted of Biomedical Engineering professors from different universities in the United States, visited several universities and research institutions in Vietnam to assess the development of this field. The delegation proposed a five year plan and enthusiastically recommended the U.S. and international scientific communities to actively develop collaborations with Vietnam (for more information: http://www.cs.tufts.edu/~vanvo/VN/Development%20BMEVN.htm)

In this framework, in July 2005, the First International Conference on the Development of Biomedical Engineering in Vietnam was held in HoChiMinh City, emphasizing on developing research, education and entrepreneurship in Vietnam. From that conference a Consortium of Vietnam-International Universities was created. It will advise and assist the Vietnamese universities in the development of Biomedical Engineering. It will also be a magnet to attract Vietnamese descendants from abroad. In addition, a Vietnamese Association of Biomedical Engineering was created. It constitutes a task force for the development of Biomedical Engineering in Vietnam (for information: http://www.cs.tufts.edu/~vanvo/VN/BME).

In the mean time, Young Vietnamese Scientists Meeting (YVSM) aims to foster a worldwide and long-term channel of communication and cooperation among young Vietnamese scientists, to encourage the Vietnamese young scientists who are studying overseas to come back and contribute to their homeland. In June, 2005, the first YVSM was held successfully in Nha Trang.

 

 

PURPOSES 

1.    To give Vietnamese educators, students, researchers, administrators and policy makers the opportunity to learn about the related works and models in the U.S. and elsewhere, and to present their accomplishments

2.    To give international scholars the opportunity to learn of Biomedical Engineering activities in Vietnam for future collaborations; and to give US professional institutions (IEEE, AIMBE, etc.) opportunity to explore the possibility to establish BME chapters in Vietnam.

3.    To develop the relationship between international and local industry, and to motivate further development of BME in Vietnam.

4.    To provide a forum for young Vietnamese scientists to exchange and discuss their experiences and results from their studies, training, and research activities of Biomedical Engineering and related fields. 

 

 

TOPICS

This conference intends to highlight the latest progress in research, education and entrepreneurship in biomedical engineering. The topics to be covered include but are not limited to:

1.    Scientific research: Medical Imaging, Regenerative Medicine, Medical Instrumentations, Biotechnology, Biomechanics, Bioinformatics, Biometrics, Tissue Engineering, Healthcare Information Technology, Biomedical Ethics, Rehabilitation Engineering, Surgical Technology, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Molecular and Cellular Biology in Medicine, Medical Genetics and Immunology.

2.    Education models: Undergraduate and Graduate Curriculum Development (Infrastructure, Difficulties Encountered, Advantages and Disadvantages, Costs of Developments), Relationship University-Hospital-Industry, ABET

3.    Entrepreneurship: Legal Regulations (FDA); Technology Transfer/Intellectual Property: (EIR,MTA, CDA, CTA, CRADA, Patent, License), Government Research Funding institutions (NSF, NIH including SBIR and STIR), Private Research Funding institutions, Venture capitalism, Professional Societies: IEEE, ASME, AIMBE.

4.    Models for Vietnam: suggested solutions for Vietnam.

 

 

 

REGISTRATION & SUBMISSION OF PAPERS. (Click here for the form)

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

 

Abstracts Submission (200 words)

April 15, 2007

Notification of acceptance

May 15, 2007

Full text 6 pages (single space)

May 31, 2007

Registration Deadline

May 31, 2007

 

 

 

CONFERENCE HONOR CHAIRS  

       General Vo Nguyen Giap

       Professor Hoang Van Phong, Minister of Science and Technology of Vietnam

 

 

CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS

 

 

Prof. HOANG BA CHU

Rector of Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam

 

 DSc. PHAN XUAN DUNG

National Center for Technological Progress, Vietnam

 

 Prof. VO VAN TOI

Vietnam Education Foundation, USA

 

Dr. RYAN THINH PHAN

CBR Institute for Biomedical Research, Harvard University, USA

 

 

 

 

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

  1. Prof. Dr. Ha Duyen Tu, Vice Rector, Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam
  2. Prof. Vo Van Toi, Vietnam Education Foundation, USA
  3. Prof. Nguyen Duc Thuan, Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam
  4. Dr. Tran Ngoc Liem, Center for Laser Technology, National Center for Technology Progress, Vietnam
  5. Mr. Hoang Xuan Lan, Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam
  6. Prof. Ha Manh Thu, Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam
  7. Dr. Nguyen Trong Duc, Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam
  8. Prof. Van Dinh De, Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam
  9. Mr. Nguyen Duc Long, Vietnam Education Foundation, Vietnam
  10. Dr. Nguyen Kim Khanh, Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam
  11. MSc. Duong Van Tinh, Ministry of Health
  12. MSc. Nguyen Minh Tuan, Ministry of Health
  13. MSc. Nguyen Viet Dung, Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam
  14. MSc. Vu Duy Hai, Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam
  15. MSc. Nguyen Thai Ha, Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam
  16. Mr. Le Huy Tuan, Center for Laser Technology, Vietnam
  17. Mr. Le Manh Tuan, Center for Laser Technology, Vietnam
  18. Mr. Cao Manh Tuong, National Center for Technology Progress, Vietnam
  19. Ms. Nguyen Thi Thanh Thuy, National Center for Technology Progress, Vietnam
  20. Dr. Huynh Chuong, National Institutes of Health, USA
  21. Prof. William Ditto, University of Florida, USA
  22. Dr. Eric Hale, National Institutes of Health, USA
  23. Dr. Luan D. Nguyen, Web Office, USA
  24. Dr. Richard Nguyen, SPAWAR Systems Center, USA
  25. Dr. Thai D. Nguyen, Ginkgo Biomedical Research Institute, Japan
  26. Dr. Pham Thi Kim Phuong, National Institutes of Health, USA
  27. Dr. Ryan Thinh Phan, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, USA
  28. Ms. Sheryl S. Prucka, USA
  29. Mr. Matthew W. Prucka, USA
  30. Prof. Marie-Christine Ho Ba Tho, Compiegne University, France
  31. Prof. Catherine Marque, Compiegne University, France
  32. Ms. Nguyen Thu Giang, Vietnam Education Foundation, Vietnam
  33. Ms. Keleigh Sanford, Tufts University, Biomedical Engineering Department, Science and Technology Center, USA
  34. MA. Bui Thi Kim Anh, Center for Laser Technology, Vietnam

 

  

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

  1. Caroline Cao, Tufts University, USA
  2. Dudley Childress, Northwestern University, USA
  3. William Ditto, University of Florida Timothy, USA
  4. Q. Duong, Emory University , USA
  5. Sergio Fantini, Tufts University, USA
  6. Stephen E. Feinberg, University of Michigan Health System, USA
  7. Don Giddens, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  8. David Gute, Tufts University, USA
  9. Marie-Christine Ho Ba Tho, Compiegne University, France
  10. Huynh Chuong, National Institutes of Health, USA
  11. Steve Jiang, Harvard Medical School, USA
  12. David Kaplan, Tufts University, USA
  13. Le Chi Hieu, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
  14. Charles Lin, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
  15. Catherine Marque, Compiegne University, France
  16. Murray H. Loew, George Washington University, USA
  17. Richard Nguyen, SPAWAR Systems Center, USA
  18. Thai D. Nguyen, Ginkgo Biomedical Research Institute, Japan
  19. Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Columbia University, USA
  20. John Parrish, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
  21. Adekunle Oloyede, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  22. Pham Thi Kim Phuong, National Institutes of Health, USA
  23. John G.Webster, University of Wisconsin, USA
  24. Arthur Winston, Tufts University, USA
  25. Vo Van Toi, Vietnam Education Foundation, USA
  26. Than Duc Hien, Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam
  27. Nguyen Duc Thuan, Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam
  28. Nguyen Van Tri, Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam
  29. Nguyen Viet Dung, Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam
  30. Nguyen Xuan Nghien, Bach Mai Hospital, Vietnam
  31. Nguyen Duc Chien, Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam
  32. Nguyen Thanh Thuy, Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam
  33. Huynh Quoc Thang, Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam
  34. Hoang Dinh Hoa, Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam
  35. To Kim Anh, Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam
  36. Huynh Quang Linh, Ho Chi Minh University of Technology, Vietnam
  37. Pham Duc Hien, Huu Nghi Hospital, Vietnam
  38. Nguyen Thi Hai Yen, Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam
  39. Huynh Luong Nghia, Le Quy Don University, Vietnam
  40. Tran Ngoc Liem, Center for Laser Technology, National Center for Technology Progress, Vietnam
  41. Phan An, Center for Laser Technology, National Center for Technology Progress, Vietnam
  42. Le Tat Khuong, Center for Laser Technology, National Center for Technology Progress, Vietnam
  43. Ho Huynh Thuy Duong, Vietnam National University, Vietnam
  44. Nguyen An Vinh, Ho Chi Minh City Association of Science and Technology, Vietnam
  45. Nguyen Quang Long, Uviversity of Medicine and Pharmacy, Vietnam
  46. Tran Minh Thai, HCM City University of Technology, Vietnam
  47. Vu Doan Mien, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Vietnam
  48. Vu Cong Lap, Center of Science and Technology, Ministry of Defense of Vietnam, Vietnam
  49. Dang Xuan Cu, Institute of Applied Technology, Vietnam
  50. Ta Van Tuan, Institute of Applied Technology, Vietnam
  51. Duong Thai Cong, Can Tho University, Vietnam
  52. Duong Tan Nhut, Da Lat Institute of Biology, Vietnam

 

 

SIDE PROGRAMS

Prior to the scientific program we will organize some side programs such as sightseeing of the world renown Ha Long Bay, water puppet theater, and visit some local Biomedical Engineering research, and education institutions and medical companies. These programs are planned during July 22-24, 2007.

 

 

SPONSORSHIP & EXHIBITION (Click here for more information)

We are actively looking for sponsors and exhibitors for our event. Vietnam is a young and dynamic country; you will have the opportunity to target influential decision makers, interact with Biomedical professionals from all over Vietnam, build visibility for your company in a competitive marketplace, and demonstrate your support for the research and education community. Click here to see the list of our Sponsors/Exhibitors.

 

 

SECRETARIAT

1.    MSc. Vu Duy Hai, Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam

2.    Mr. Ho Thanh Nam, Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam

3.    MSc. Nguyen Thai Ha, Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam

4.    Ms. Nguyen Hong Hanh, Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam

5.    Mr. Chu Duc Hoang, Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam

6.    MA. Bui Thi Kim Anh, National Center for Laser Technology, Vietnam

7.    Ms. Nguyen Thi Dung, National Center for Laser Technology, Vietnam

8.    Ms. Keleigh Sanford, Biomedical Engineering Department, Science and Technology Center, USA

9.    Ms. Nguyen Thu Giang, Vietnam Education Foundation, Vietnam

10.Ms. Huynh Phuong Ly,  Vietnam Education Foundation, Vietnam

  1. Ms. Bui To Quyen, Thang Dai Company, Vietnam

 

 

CONTACT ADDRESSES AND ALL INFORMATION

 

In Vietnam

HANOI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

BIOMEDICAL ELECTRONICS CENTER 

Add.: No. 1 Dai  Co Viet, Ha Noi, Vietnam

Tel/Fax: 84.4. 8682099

Email:              bme@mail.hut.edu.vn

                                    haivd-fet@mail.hut.edu.vn

                                    bme.hut@gmail.com

Mobile: 84.904 148 306 (Mr. Hai)

                          84.983 444 322 (Mr. Dung)

          

 Outside Vietnam

 

Prof. VO VAN TOI

Executive Director

Vietnam Education Foundation

2111 Wilson Boulevard, suite 700

Arlington, VA 22201, USA

Phone 1- 703-351-5053

Fax 1-703-351-1423

Email: toivo@vef.gov

Dr. RYAN THINH PHAN

Harvard Medical School

One Blackfan Circle, Karp Bldg,

Room RB 09006D

Boston, MA 02115, USA

Tel: (617) 919 2612

Fax: (617) 730 0948

Email: rphan@cbr.med.harvard.edu

 Dr. THAI D. NGUYEN

*Former Program Director

Glaucoma Genetic Research, UCSF

*Senior Scientist

Ginkgo Biomedical Research Institute

4-7-4 Shirokanedai 8F

Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0071, Japan

Phone: 044-799-3671; Fax: 044-788-6464

Email: Nguyen@ginkgobio.co.jp

Prof. MARIE-CHRISTINE HO BA THO

Universite de Technologie de Compiegne

Biomecanique et Genie Biomedical UMR CNRS 6600

BP 20529 - 60205 Compiegne - France

Tel : 33 3 44 23 49 18

Fax : 33 3 44 20 48 13

Mel : hobatho@utc.fr

http://www.utc.fr/umr6600

http://www.utc.fr/~hobatho