TIME: Monday & Tuesday, 19-20 August, 2019


CONTACTS: VIETNAM: (1) Dr. Thai Nguyen, email: [email protected]. phone: +84703414607; (2) Dr. Loi Nguyen, email: [email protected], phone: +84.378416982; (3) Dr. Bao Bui, email: [email protected], phone: +841675924952; INTERNATIONAL: Dr. Leigh Jones, email: [email protected], phone: +84375924952. 


PRE-CONFERENCE EVENTS – Sunday, 18th August (at the General Hall of Vietnam Japan Building, 2nd Floor BACH MAI Hospital

8:30 – 12:00 am: Scientific Writing Workshop (Dr. Leigh Jones, Head of Training, Centre for Tropical Medicine, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit – HCM City) 

14:00 – 15:00 pm: “The Opportunity to Establish an Educational and Research Collaboration between SIMS (Soonchunhyang Institute of Medi-bio Science), Korea and Vietnam Universities & Research Institutes”, Prof. Jeong Kyo Yoon, President, SIMS 15:00 – 16:30 pm: Research Contest & Prof. Ken-Ichi Arai’s Award

Prof. Ken-Ichi Arai Scholarship 2018
18:30 – 20:00 pm: Welcome dinner & Networking


(Time 7:30 am – 8:30 pm)


(Location: General Auditorium)
7:30 – 08:00 am: Registration
8:00 – 09:00 am: Welcoming Ceremony
– Welcome remark by Prof. Nguyen Quoc Anh, President of BACH MAI HOSP.  
 Remark on the 4th TransMed-VN by Prof. John Connolly, Research Director, IMCB,  A*STAR  and Director of Program in Translational Immunology, IMCB,  A*STAR, Singapore.

  • Speeches of Distinguished Guests

SESSION I (morning 9:00 – 12:00 noon): Plenary session on Immunotherapies

Chair: Prof. John Connolly, A*Star & Dr. Nguyen Thi Cam Phuong, Bach Mai Hosp – Immunotherapies

Lecture #1: “Novel Platforms and Allogenic CAR-T for Solid Tumor Immunotherapy” Prof. John E. Connolly, Director of Program in Translational Immunology, IMCB,  A*STAR.

Lecture #2: The Roles of Targeted Therapy and Immunotherapy in Cancer Treatments” Prof. Mai Trong Khoa, Former Deputy Director of Bach Mai hospital

Lecture #3: “On the Frontier of Cancer Vaccine Therapies”, Prof. Bernard A. Fox, Chief, Laboratory of Molecular and Tumor Immunology, Harder Family Chair for Cancer Research, The Earle A. Chiles Research Institute at Providence Cancer Institute, Portland, Oregon, USA

10:30-10:45 am: Coffee break & Group Photo

Lecture #4 “Control of T Cell Signaling from TCR or CAR” Prof. Nicholas Robert John Gascoigne, Head, Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology, NUS, Singapore.

Lecture #5 “Current Progress and Future Direction of DC Modulation Therapies for Cancers” Dr. Eiji Esashi, Director of Research Institute, SBI Biotech Co. Ltd, Tokyo, Japan

Lecture #6 Autologous adoptive immune cell therapy for cancer in Hanoi Medical University Hospital” Assoc. Prof. Tran Huy Thinh, Department of Biochemistry & Center for Gene & Protein Research, Hanoi Medical University

Lecture #7 Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Lung CancerAssoc. Prof. Pham Cam Phuong, Director of the Nuclear Medicine and Oncology Center, Bach Mai hospital

Lecture # 8: Primary Antibody Deficiency: A Case Study of Vietnam” Dr. Phan Lien Anh, Hematology Dept., Children Hospital 1, HCM City, Vietnam

SESSION II (afternoon 1:00-5:00 pm): Big Data Medicine: Artificial Intelligence; Blockchain; TeleHealth toward Precision Medicine – TeleHealth in the US & Developing Countries.

Chairmen: Prof. Pa-Chun Wang, CEO of Joint Commission of Taiwan (JCT); Professor, Fu Jen Catholic University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan & Dr. William H. Nguyen, CEO & Founder, Beowulf Blockchain – Decentralized Cloud Network for Telecom Founder – AI/Blockchain

Lecture #1: “AI for Healthcare Worldwide” Prof. Pa-Chun Wang, CEO of Joint Commission of Taiwan (JCT), Professor, Fu Jen Catholic University School of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan

Lecture #2: “Solutions to Enable the Future of Personalised Medicine” Prof. Darren Ellemor, Associate Director, Research Solutions Platform BD Biosciences Greater Asia

Lecture #3: “The Future of Medicine on Blockchain via Telemedicine” Dr. William H. Nguyen, Founder of Beowulf Blockchain and former Alfred P. Sloan at Harvard  Medical School, USA

Lecture # 4: “A Proposal for Management of Data Base for Vietnam Genome Consortium”, Associate Prof. Nguyen D. Thuc, Univ. of Sciences, HCM City

Lecture # 5: “The Practical AI Implementation Roadmap for Heathcare in Vietnam: Standardize, Digitize and Autonomize” Dr. Dimitri Tran, Co-Founder of Harrison.AI, Sydney, Australia

2:30-2:45 pm: Coffee break

Chair & C-Chair: Prof. TBA & Dr. Linh Nguyen, CEO & Founder, MD24, Arizona, USA – TeleHealth

Lecture # 7 (Telecom): “Histofi: A Holistic Approach to Cancer Care from Prediction to Cure Driven by Artificial Intelligence.” Dr. Sikder M Zakir, Chief Innovation and Product Officer, Histofi, Inc. (USA).


Lecture # 8: “Disruptive BlockChain Telemedicine for Urgent Care Medicine” Dr. Linh Nguyen, President & Founder M24, Arizona, USA

Lecture #9 (Telecom): “Mobile based care for children with autism using patented Telehealth and medication delivery system using Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, text messaging, and wearables entertainment devices” Dr. Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed, Professor and Chair, Department of Computer Science; Director, Ubicomp Lab, Marquette University, Milwaukee WI, USA; Standing Committee Vice Chair, IEEE COMPSAC

Lecture #10 “Big Data: Mining and Reshaping the Cancer Clinic” Duc Le, Specialist, DNA Medical Technology, HCM City

5:15 – 6:30 pm: Free time

6:30 – 9:30 pm: GALA DINNER to welcome TransMed-VN delegates and participants.

(Time 8:00 am – 5:00 pm)

SESSION III (morning 8:00-12:00 noon): iPS & Stem Cell R&D – Clinical trials, Therapies, Manufacturing.

Chairmen: Prof. Tsuneo Takahashi, Director, LIFEBANK Japan, Tokyo, Japan; Prof. Nguyen Thanh Liem – VinMec, Hanoi, VN – Stem Cell Research & Applications

Lecture #1: Current Status of Stem Cell Application in Vietnam” Prof. Nguyen, Thanh Liem, President – VinMec Medical Institute, Hanoi, Vietnam

Lecture #2: “Use of iPS Cells for Cell therapy and Disease Models” Prof. Atsushi Miyajima, Director, Institute for Quantitative Biosciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Lecture # 3: “Miniaturizing Commercializing and Personalizing Stem Cell Technologies” Dr. Bob Petcavich, Chief Scientific Officer (CSO), StemoniX Inc., La Jolla, CA

Lecture #4: “Generation of Hindbrain Specific Organoid and Serotonin Neurons from hPSC Cells” Assist. Prof. Jae Won Shim, SIMS, Korea


Lecture #5: “MSC: An Update on Research, Production & Therapies” Prof. Tsuneo Takahashi, Director, LifeBank Japan, Tokyo – Japan

10:00 – 10:45 am: Coffee break

Lecture #6: Engineering the Biointerface: from Stem Cells to Functional Biomaterials” Assoct. Prof. Yongsung Hwang, SIMS (Soonchunhyang Institute of Medi-bio Science), Korea

Lecture #7: “Lamins organize 3D chromatin structures in mouse embryonic stem cells” Assist. Prof. Youngjo Kim , SIMS, Korea

Lecture #8: “Adipose Stem Cells – Advances in Applications” Dr. Do Xuan Truong, Director, Xuan Truong Paradise Clinics

11:45 – 2:00 pm


SESSION IV (afternoon 2:00-5:00 pm): Genomic Medicine: Genome Editing; Gene Banking; Diagnosis & Therapies

Chairmen: Prof. Jeong Yoon, President SIMS &  Prof. Kiet Dinh Truong, President, Genetic Medical Institute (GMI)Gene Editing & Genome Diagnosis


Lecture #1: “Genomics in Precision Medicine Era”, Prof. Kiet D. Truong, President, GMI (Genetic Medical Institute, HCM City, Vietnam

Lecture # 2: “Genome Analysis of Vietnamese Group Exposed to Dioxin”, Prof. Nong Van Hai, Former Director, Genome Institute of Vietnam, Hanoi

Lecture #3: “CRISPR Application for Human diseases & Therapies” Dr. Yuichiro (Ichi) Miyaoka, Project Leader, Regenerative Medicine Project, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science (TMIMS), Tokyo, Japan

Lecture #4: “Clinical Genomics for Rare Diseases: An Overview” Prof. The-Hung Bui, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

Lecture #5: “A potential CRISPR/Cas9-based Gene Therapy for Severe Congenital Neutropenia”. Dr. Ngoc-Tung Tran, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany

Lecture #6: “Integration of Genome-Scale Metabolic Networks and Transcriptomic Data” Dr. Tran Thuong Van Du, Staff Scientist, Vital-IT group, SIB | Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Quartier Sorge, Lausanne

Lecture #7 “RNA Analysis of KRAS Mutations for Prognosis of Colorectal Cancer” Dr. Tho H. Ho, Head, Molecular Diagnostics Dept, Military Medical Institute, Hanoi

Lecture #8: “Exome Sequence to Clinical Report: Automating data warehouse and Cloud-based to support whole exome data analyses” Doan Minh Tien, DNA Medical Technology, HCM City

Chairmen: Prof. Dingang Li, Director Gendicine & Prof. Kinh V. Nguyen, Bach Mai (10:15 am-12:00 noon) – Gene Therapies

Lecture #10: “P-53 Gene Therapies for Solid Tumors” Prof. Dinggang Li, President, Gendicine, Beijing – China

Lecture #11: “Novel Viral Oncolytic Therapies for Cancer” Prof. Kenzaburo Tani, Head, Gene Therapy Unit, IMSUT (Institute od Medical Sciences Univ. of Tokyo), Tokyo, Japan.

4:45 – 5:00 pm: Summary & Future Planning & Closing Ceremony

5:00-6:30 pm: Free time

6:30-8:00 pm: Farewell party by Vietnam CAR-T Alliance