Join the 1st Annual Future of Health: Telemedicine and AI Symposium in Ho Chi Minh City

The U.S. Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City, the Ho Chi Minh University of Science, and VSee are hosting the first annual Future of Health: Telemedicine and AI Symposium in HCMC on July 8, 2016.

Join telehealth and AI experts, doctors, policy makers and startups to discuss what’s shaping the telehealth market and how telemedicine innovations are changing healthcare delivery and opening up opportunities for better healthcare everywhere.

Limited seating available. Register early here:

Pitch Competition Awards

There will also be a pitch competition for students of Ho Chi Minh University of Science.  Teams of students have been working on telemedicine and AI projects for their final year thesis. Come see them present and meet the winning team!

Event: Future of Health: Telemedicine and AI
Date: July 08 2016, 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Venue: The American Center HCMC, Diamond Plaza, 8th Fl, 34 Le Duan, Dist. 1, HCMC



8:30 am Check-in
9:00 am Welcome U.S. Consulate, Prof. Quan Vu, Milton Chen
9:10 am Keynote Richard Chuang
9:50 am Telesurgery and Pediatric Medicine Dr. AiXuan Holterman
10:20 am Coffee break
10:30 am Telemedicine, Power, and Clean Water Doug Shinsato
11:00 am Humanizing Technology in Tele-rehabilitation Dr. Kelvin Tan
11:30 am IBM AI for Healthcare Abhishek Choudhary
12 pm Lunch & Telehealth Business Models Dr. Milton Chen
1:00 pm Cervical Cancer Screening for Every Woman Anywhere Ariel Beery
1:30 pm Telemedicine and AI in Vietnam Prof. Quan Vu
2:00 pm Designing Solutions for Doctors Dr. Richard Bakalar
2:30 pm An Investor Perspective on Digital Health Joe Maristela
3:00 pm Coffee break
3:10 pm Student Presentations
5:00 pm Closing Keynote  Caroline Mizumoto
5:30 pm Awards Prof. Quan Vu, Milton Chen


Speaker Bios

Richard Chuang is a two Academy Technical Awards for his pioneering work in digital animation and visual effects. He is also one of the original founders of PDI/Dreamworks, an Emmy graphics design winner, and the visual effects director for 16 live action films.

Ai-Xuan Le Holterman, MD is the U of Illinois Vice Chair of Surgical research, Director of Pediatric Surgery at Carle Foundation Children’s Hospital of Illinois, and founder of IPSAC-VN  non-profit which recruits volunteer clinicians and develops programs for pediatric surgery-related clinical and research support in VN.

Douglas Shinsato is the co-founder of Anthill Ventures, a technology incubator with offices in Singapore, Hyderabad, Tokyo, Taipei and Hawaii.  It focuses on the intersection of sustainable energy, water purification, telemedicine, sustainable food production, food chain serialization (anti-counterfeit), and big data analytics.

Dr. Kelvin Tan is a PhD fellow specializing in humanizing technology for tele-rehabilitation for stroke patients at the Sao Po Center for Aging at Hong Kong University. His recent projects include the first of its kind Modern Aging accelerator program in Singapore.

Dr. Milton Chen is the founder & CEO of VSee – the only NASA-approved video telehealth platform used by astronauts aboard the International Space Station.  Milton is also the co-author of the XMPP video standard used by Google and Facebook Chat. Milton has gone to Iraq twice in the past year, working in refugee camps to provide telemedicine.

Prof. Quan Vu, PhD is Vice Dean of HCMC University of Science & head of its AI Lab. He is a two-time Vietnamese Talent Contest winner — the highest award in the Information Technology field in Vietnam—for southern voice software & auto-responder system for the visually impaired.

Richard Bakalar, MD has over 30 years of clinical, health informatics and executive leadership experience. Board-certified in Internal Medicine and Nuclear Medicine, he was a physician executive for Microsoft health solutions, Chief Medical Officer for IBM health solutions, and former president of the American Telemedicine Association.

Joe Maristela has angel funded and guided startup companies for over a decade—mostly in the U.S., Singapore, and Hong Kong, in 2015, he established—a startup incubator and accelerator in Manila (Philippines) which has assisted 50 startup companies to date.

Caroline Mizumoto is an advisor and angel investor to technology startups in Silicon Valley. She was an early employee at Twitter where she developed digital and social media strategies for Google, Microsoft, Disney, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Dalai Lama, UNHCR, and others.

About Ho Chi Minh City University of Science (HCMCUS)

HCMCUS is the Vietnam’s first college of science and a member of  the Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City, one of the two largest national universities in Vietnam.   It’s  mission is to educate students to become leaders and innovators in the sciences and emerging scientific fields. HCMCUS offers rigorous undergraduate and graduate programs, providing graduates with the foundations in scientific knowledge, skills, and values that allow them to be successful in their professional careers.  The University also promotes the advancement and dissemination of scientific knowledge through teaching, research, and scholarly activities.

About VSee

VSee is the only video telehealth platform used by NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Dedicated to designing simple, secure telehealth solutions, VSee helps health care organizations and practitioners connect to patients online, to achieve more personalized and efficient patient care. Products range from HIPAA-compliant messenger app to telemedicine kits and carts to virtual clinics and remote care portals with health device integration. Clients include Walgreens,Walmart, MDLIVE, Shell, DaVita, HealthPartners, International SOS, McKesson, Fruit Street, CEP America, and others. Learn more at


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