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http://www.ece.tufts.edu/~vanvo/VN/BME2/

July 25-28th, 2007
Hanoi, Vietnam


SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE DEVELOPMENT
OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING IN VIETNAM



Co-Organized by:
- Ministry of Science and Technology, Vietnam
- Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155, 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.

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).


PURPOSES


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

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:

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

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

Abstracts Submission (200 words)
February 15, 2007
Notification of acceptance
March 15, 2007
Camera-ready manuscripts due (6 single space pages)
April 15, 2007
Early Registration Deadline ($100/ person; $50/student)
April 15, 2007
Onsite Registration ($120/person)
July 25, 2007

CONFERENCE HONOR CHAIRS


General Vo Nguyen Giap
Vice-Prime Minister Pham Gia Khiem
Professor Hoang van Phong, Minister of Science and Technology of Vietnam

CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS

Dr. PHAN XUAN DUNG,
Center For Laser Technology, Vietnam

Professor VO VAN TOI,
Tufts University, USA


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE


Prof. Huynh Quang Linh, Head of BME department, HoChiMinh City University of Technology, Vietnam
Dr. Phan Xuan Dung, Center For Laser Technology, Vietnam
Prof. Tran Minh Thai, Dean of? Faculty of Applied Science, Chief of Laser Technology Lab, Vietnam
Dr. Tran Ngoc Liem, Center for Laser Technology, National Center for Technology Progress, Vietnam
Prof. Vu Cong Lap, Center of Science and Technology, Ministry of Defense of Vietnam
Prof. William Ditto, University of Florida, USA
Dr. Eric Hale, National Institutes of Health, USA
Dr. Huynh Chuong, National Institutes of Health, USA
Dr. Pham Thi Kim Phuong, National Institutes of Health, USA
Dr. Ryan Thinh Phan, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, USA
Sheryl S. Prucka, USA
Matthew W. Prucka, USA
Dr. Luan D. Nguyen, Web Office, USA
Dr. Richard Nguyen, SPAWAR Systems Center, USA
Prof. Kirk Shung, University of Southern California, USA
Prof. Vo Van Toi, Tufts University, USA
Prof. Marie-Christine Ho Ba Tho, Compiegne University, France
Prof. Catherine Marque, Compiegne University, France
SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Caroline Cao, Tufts University, USA
Dudley Childress, Northwestern University, USA
Duong Thai Cong, Can Tho University, Vietnam
Duong Tan Nhut, Dalat Institute of Biology, Vietnam
William Ditto, University of Florida Timothy, USA
Q. Duong, Emory University , USA
Sergio Fantini, Tufts University, USA
Stephen E. Feinberg, University of Michigan Health System, USA
Don Giddens, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

David Gute, Tufts University, USA
Marie-Christine Ho Ba Tho, Compiegne University, France

Ho Huynh Thuy Duong, Vietnam National University, Vietnam
Huynh Chuong, National Institutes of Health, USA
Steve Jiang, Harvard Medical School, USA
David Kaplan, Tufts University, USA

Charles Lin, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Catherine Marque, Compiegne University, France
Murray H. Loew, George Washington University, USA

Nguyen An Vinh, HCM City Association of Science and Technology, Vietnam
Nguyen Quang Long, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Vietnam
Nguyen Viet Dung, Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam?
Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Columbia University, USA
John Parrish, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Adekunle Oloyede, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Pham Thi Kim Phuong, National Institutes of Health, USA
Ryan Thinh Phan, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, USA
Than Duc Hien, ITIMS Institute, Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam
Tran Minh Thai, HCM City University of Technology, Vietnam
Tran Ngoc Liem, Center for Laser Technology, National Center for Technology Progress, Vietnam
Kirk Shung, University of Southern California, USA
Vo Van Toi, Tufts University, USA
Vu Cong Lap, Center of Science and Technology, Ministry of Defense of Vietnam
John G. Webster, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, USA
Arthur Winston, Tufts University, USA

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.
SECRETARIAT



Ms. Keleigh Sanford
Biomedical Engineering Department
Science and Technology Center,
Medford, MA 02155, USA
Tel: (617) 627 2580
Ms. Bui Thi Kim Anh
Phong Hop Tac Quoc Te
Trung Tam Cong Nghe Laser
C6 Thanh Xuan Bac
Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: 84-4-854 9064
FOR ALL INFORMATION



Prof. VO VAN TOI
Tufts University
Biomedical Engineering Department
Science and Technology Center, Room 243
Medford, MA 02155, USA
Tel: (617) 627 5191 - Fax: (617) 627 3231
E-mail: vanvo@eecs.tufts.edu


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

Thai D. Nguyen, PhD
*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

Professeur Marie-Christine HO BA THO
Universit鼯b> de Technologie de Compi觮e (U.T.C)
Biom飡nique et G鮩e Biom餩cal UMR CNRS 6600
BP 20529 - 60205 Compi觮e - France
T鬼/b> : 33 3 44 23 49 18
Fax : 33 3 44 20 48 13
M鬼/b> : hobatho@utc.fr
http://www.utc.fr/umr6600
http://www.utc.fr/~hobatho





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Dr. Le Chi Hieu,
Project Manager. Manufacturing Engineering Centre.
Systems Engineering Division. School of Engineering.
Cardiff University. PO Box 925,The Parade Newport Rd,
Cardiff CF24 OYF, Wales, United Kingdom.
Tel: +44 (0)29.2087.0022; Fax: +44 (0)29.2087.4003
Email: Le-ChiH@cf.ac.uk or HieuLCH@yahoo.com

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