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Date(s) - Oct 29, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Nike Inc. Vietnam Rep Office


Food Sponsor

Event Description

October is a time to celebrate women–it is marked in Vietnam by highlighting the achievements and fortitude that women bring to their communities. October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month, marked in countries across the world to increase awareness and early detection of this disease.

AmCham’s Women in Leadership Committee and Nike present an October Wellness event in tribute to this month’s recognized women’s day in Vietnam and the international month-long breast cancer awareness campaign.

Join us after work at Nike’s corporate office with an interactive session* to support meditation and stretching for stress and balance, lead by an experienced yoga instructor. The event will also include a panel session with physicians and other health professionals on breast cancer and screening, programs and supports to help those affected from early detection and through every stage of life. The panel will also share more insights on how women wellness supports professional goals and achievements with a balanced and happy life.

*All guided movements are designed for office stress-reduction, and can be done at the event in your work/professional attire. No need for yoga mats or work-out clothing.

Yoga Session Overview:

We live in a modern environment in which we are increasingly ‘switched on’ all the time.  As the demands for our physical presence, mind space, and attention increase, we need something to help keep our systems healthy and balanced.

The good news is that we carry around powerful wellness tools within us all the time, in the form of our breath, our movement, and our concentration.

Join Robin Shepard to learn simple yoga techniques and strategies which harness these tools for a happier, healthier life.  Tap into more strength, creativity, energy and connectedness anywhere, anytime. Come as you are, no special clothing or yoga mat required.


05:30 PMRegistration
05:45 PMWelcome Remarks
05:50 PMYoga Session
06:15 PMPanel Discussion and Q&A
07:15 PMNetworking
07:30 PMEvent ends


AmCham Members: VND 150,000 | Non-members: VND 250,000

Reservations/cancellations must be received by 24 hours before the event, and must be made on-line or by email. We are unable to accept reservations/cancellations by telephone.

Space is limited. Please reserve your space early.

Guest Yoga Instructor

Robin Shepard
Jiva Yoga Saignon, Head Instructor / Teacher Training Assistant Coordinator
Instructor 200 YTT Asana, Anatomy, Meditation & Kids

Robin is a native of the Pacific Northwest and now makes her home in Ho Chi Minh City after 8 years in China. She feels lucky to be a part of the vibrant yoga culture of Vietnam. In 2016, she completed her 200 hour training with Suzanne Vian at Jiva Yoga Saigon, a Yoga Alliance School. In 2018, she completed her 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training in the FluidUs Method with Carlos Tao. Additionally, she completed her training and certification for teaching both Prenatal and Children’s Yoga.


Minh Nguyen, Country Manager
Vietnam, Aetna International

Minh Nguyen, oversees the Vietnam market for Aetna International in Asia Pacific.  In this role, she is responsible for managing relations with fronting partner and reinsurance companies, ensuring operational excellences, maintaining the international standards providing to valued customers, exploring new market segmentation and overseeing the business operations nationwide.

Joined Aetna International since 2015, she was previously with AIG (American International Group) for nearly a decade. Her previously employment were Prudential, Taylor Nelson Sofres and APAVE Consulting. With her broad experience and expertise, a proven leader and strategic thinker in challenged environments with fully experienced of Consumer insurance underwriting, business strategy, portfolio management, product research & design, profit & loss control, partnership & distribution management and building up entrepreneurial-spirited highly collaborative, results-driven teams.

Aetna is a Fortune 50 company and one of the five largest health insurers in the United States, covering 46.7 million people with information and resources to help them made better-informed decisions about their healthcare. Aetna continues its footprints in Asia, by recent licensing in Hong Kong in 2018 and the acquisition of Bupa Thailand 2017, which followed the launch of its Asian Innovation Hub in Singapore in 2016, established to develop region-specific health solutions tailored for local markets in Asia. Together with our strategic partner of Bao Viet General Insurance, the leading insurance company in Vietnam, we have the ambitious vision to make Vietnam is the market a prime to introduce new and unique health cover options which goes ‘broader and deeper’ into local health care markets – bringing high quality and affordable healthcare to more people in the market. CVS is the largest pharmacy health care provider in the U.S, with integrated offerings across the spectrum of pharmacy care, 5 million customers served by CVS every day. With recent combination between CVS Health with Aetna, a giant merger to provide Consumers with a Better Experience, Reduced Costs and Improved Access to Health Care Experts in Homes and Communities Across the Country.

Minh has a MA from Bournemouth University, UK and a BA from the University of Foreign Trade, Vietnam. She is newly elected Vice-Chairwoman of Amcham Ho Chi Minh City in 2019 and works closely with the Healthcare and Women Leadership Committees.


Dr. Jane Li Shadwell
Internal Medicine

One of the medical center’s longest-serving general practitioners, Dr. Jane deals with a broad variety of treatments, conditions and diseases—taking particular interest in the field of dermatology and infectious disease. Enjoying the challenge of being the first “detective on the scene” even after 20 years in medicine, Dr. Jane is frequently called upon to present health talks on a wide range of issues such as health screening, breast cancer, occupational health and skin cancer.

Dr. Jane is a graduate of her native New York’s Stony Brook Medical School, and completed her residency in internal medicine at Long Island’s North Shore University Hospital, after which she worked for two years at an outpatient clinic in Washington D.C. Arriving in Vietnam in the year 2000, she began with us in 2002 while also serving the U.S. Consulate’s health units. She now practices full time with FMP.

Dr. Jane is a fluent speaker of both English and Mandarin, and has a fair grasp of Spanish for medical purposes. Outside of the medical center, she is a dedicated fan of literature and dining.

Dr Basma M’Barek
Oncology, Radiotherapy


• Medical Doctor, Master in Genetics

Medical School:

• Tunis El Manar University, Tunis, Tunisia, 2002
• Paris VI University, France, 2003

Board Certifications:

• Radiotherapy & Oncology, Paris VI University, France, 2003
• Clinical Oncology, Paris VI University, France, 2003
• Psycho-oncology, University of Medicine, Paris, France, 2005
• Head and neck cancer diploma, University of Medicine, Paris, France, 2012
• New technologies in radiotherapy, Nice, France, 2014
• Master in Human Genetics, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Tunis, Tunisia.


• Oncology, Paris XI University, France, 2006
• International Agency for Atomic Energy (AEIA), Kiel, Germany, 2003
• Member of European Society of Therapeutic Radiation and Oncology (ESTRO)


• Consultant, Gustave Roussy Cancer Centre, France 2004-2006
• Senior Consultant, Oncology-Radiotherapy Department, University Hospital Saint Louis, Paris 2008-2018
• Head of Oncology Sector, Le Raincy-Montfermeil Hospital, Le Raincy, France, 2010-2018
• Head of Oncology Department, FV Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, since 2018