International conference on medicine, opportunities and challenges for Vietnamese scientists

Posted at: THUrsday - 20/06/2019 09:52 - post name: Cộng tác viên

Delegates attended the International Conference of GIN-Nobel

Delegates attended the International Conference of GIN-Nobel

In the morning of June 1st, International Conference on Global health and Technology with the theme "4.0 Technology in Medicine, Health and Higher Education" and the Nobel Discussion Forum chaired by Dinh Tien Hoang Institute of Medicine – The Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations in collaboration with Hanoi Medical University, University of Tartu (Estonia) and scientists from Australia, United Kingdom, Germany, Estonia, Sweden, etc. taken place in Hanoi. This is one of the important events among the series of activities called GIN- Nobel 2019 held on the occasion of 50th anniversary of Vietnam-Sweden diplomatic relations (1969-2019).

GIN-Nobel 2019 with a series of events will be organized in the period of 1st and 3rd June in Hanoi focusing on three main goals: 1) connecting, building a network of global innovators and pioneer innovation institutions for sustainable health and a better life; 2) continuing to be a facilitated platform for Vietnamese and international scientists working together towards the breakthrough research that highly applicable in real life; 3) being the connector among Government, Universities and Enterprises.

Attending the conference, there were Dr.Sc. Nghiem Vu Khai – Vice President of the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations, the delegate of 14th session of the National Assembly; Mr. Phung Bao Thach, Director of International Cooperation Department – Ministry of Science and Technology; Mr. Johan Alvin – Second Secretary of Swedish Embassy in Hanoi; Prof. Ta Thanh Van – Rector of Hanoi Medical University; Mr. Nguyen Van Lang – Chairman of the Council of Dinh Tien Hoang Institute of Medicine – Former Vice Minister of Science and Technology; Prof. Lars Olson, Karolinska Institute, Sweden – Chairman of the Nobel Prize Review Board in 2018; Mr. Triin Jagomagi – University of Tartu, Estonia…together with the participation of domestic and foreign scientists working in the field of medicine and development.

Speaking at the workshop, Mr. Phung Bao Thach emphasized the effort to get connection to scientists made by Dinh Tien Hoang Institute of Medicine, specifically the contributions of PhD. Nguyen Thi Thanh Huong – global ambassador of the Alumni Network of the Karolinska Institute with an aim to obtain cooperation agreements signed between Ministry of Science and Technology and Sweden partners. This event will open a new phase of cooperation in various fields between Vietnam and Sweden. It also brings both opportunities and challenges of 4.0 Technology for countries all over the world, especially a developing country like Vietnam. Mr. Phung Bao Thach affirmed that scientific workshops and forums will create favorable conditions for Vietnam to approach to contributions from experts, speakers in the country and all over the world in further access to 4.0 industrial revolution. Giving speech at the workshop, Mr. Johan Alvin - Second Secretary of Swedish Embassy in Hanoi affirmed that Vietnam had competitive opportunity to get Nobel Prize, provided that it conforms to Nobel’s standards, and ensured studies would be invested appropriately.

Also at the workshop, Dr.Sc. Nghiem Vu Khai emphasized the meaning and importance of the event on the occasion of 50th anniversary of Vietnam-Sweden diplomatic relations. He also praised the activities, efforts, contributions and influences of Dinh Tien Hoang Institute of Medicine. In addition, he expressed his expectation on the contributions of science and technology organizations affiliated to VUSTA for scientific research and international cooperation in the course of 4.0 technology revolution.


Dr. Sc. Nghiem Vu Khai – Vice President of VUSTA, the delegate of 14th session of the National Assembly gave a speech at the workshop

In the framework of GIN - Nobel 2019 and the international conference taken place in June 1st, participants will attend the Nobel Prize Discussion Forum in field of Medicine – personal talent or national strategy", thereby they will understand more about meaning of Nobel Prize, criteria and rules for approving and rewarding Nobel Prize in Medicine conferred to international publications of scientists. This is an opportunity for typical studies of Vietnamese scientists to get closer to one of the most prestigious prizes in the world in the field of medicine. Therefore, scientists should make more efforts in their researches and new findings. At the same time, the government needs to have long-term strategies to encourage scientists, especially women to take part in studies and try to get closer to Nobel Prize.


The forum about Nobel Prize in Medicine

Beside the plenary session, there were 2 other sessions with the themes "Accurate medicine and gene bank", ''New technology in support for reproductive and Infectious diseases", respectively. During the workshop sessions, the delegates listened to reports and lively discussions about topics related to medicine, and such diseases as neuropathy, Parkinson, autism, autoimmune, HIV, reproductive pathology and especially the access to gene banks. Also at the workshop, delegates listened to answers directly gave by national and international experts; they also had more opportunities in exchanging and understanding more about medicine.


Discussion sessions at the workshop


Discussion sessions at the workshop

In addition to the workshop, in the framework of GIN-Nobel event, other sideline events such as sport and music festivals; walk-a-thon around Hoan Kiem Lake and study abroad information at Dinh Tien Hoang Street, were also held on June 2nd. The festivals are organized with the purpose of spreading positive and healthy lifestyle, creating movements with wide and stable influence in the community.

Thanks to the series of activities of GIN-Nobel, Vietnamese scientists and scientific and technological organizations in the field of medicine will have favorable conditions to connect, exchanging research methods and setting up study network. Since then, there will be opportunities to get access to international projects in medicine, and more researches will be applied in practice for the community, which will get closer to Nobel Prize in the near future.


Dr. Sc. Nghiem Vu Khai awarded medals to individuals and organizations with numerous contributions to the event

Author: Thu Phuong
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