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Join this flash briefing, free for AmCham Vietnam and Co-host members, to learn from a panel of medical experts more about Vietnam and especially HCMC’s current COVID-19 outbreaks, vaccine availability and rollout plans, and how to protect yourselves, your families, and your employees.
Learn about Vietnam and HCMC regional healthcare system capacity and preparedness, lockdowns, testing, quarantine facilities, isolation requirements, as well as vaccine availability, rollout, and vaccination plans. Learn how you can contribute to support the Vietnamese and HCMC government’s COVID-19 response.
HCMC and the surrounding area are now the epicenter of Vietnam’s COVID-19 Fourth Wave, with positive cases forcing closure of factories in nearby industrial parks and lockdown/social distancing requirements now in place under Directive 16 for 15 days July 9-23.
Everyday, our businesses and families face new COVID-related risks and challenges. Join the event to learn:
How serious are the current outbreaks and when can they be expected to peak and be brought under control?
What capacity do Vietnam and HCMC regional healthcare systems have to respond ?
If my employees or I am required to quarantine or isolate, what are my options?
What are options for testing, both for personal and industrial use?
When will vaccine donations from the United States arrive and how will they be distributed?
What is the expected timeframe for vaccine arrivals and rollout?
How will Vietnam track and recognize those who have been vaccinated? Will there be a shorter quarantine period? Will all vaccines be recognized?
Panel Discussion and Q&A
Free of charge for AmCham & Co-host Chambers Members | Non-members: VND 500,000
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.
Dr. Eric Dziuban, MD, DTM, CPH, FAAP
Country Director, Centers for Disease Control, Vietnam, U.S. Embassy Hanoi
Dr. Eric Dziuban is currently the Country Director for CDC Vietnam, an office of 68 staff based between offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. He arrived in Vietnam in May 2021, following three years serving as CDC Country Director in Namibia. In that role he also served as the U.S. Embassy’s senior advisor for COVID-19 planning and senior liaison to the Namibian government’s COVID-19 emergency response.
Prior roles at CDC include Acting Branch Chief for the Child Development and Disability Branch, Team Lead for the Children’s Preparedness Unit, Chief Medical Officer for the Division of Human Development and Disability, and Medical Officer in the Pediatric HIV Care and Treatment Team. He is also a Commander in the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service.
Outside of regular duties, Dr. Dziuban has participated in CDC’s response efforts for Ebola, Zika virus, hurricane disasters, and the Flint water crisis. His work on global HIV has taken him to over a dozen countries, providing technical assistance and program support. He has also provided expert review and technical support for projects led by the World Health Organization, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Through his professional roles, Dr. Dziuban has contributed to a number of U.S. Government technical guidelines in current use for disease outbreaks or public health emergencies. He has been invited to present over 70 lectures or professional presentations, in addition to over 150 media appearances. He also has authored or co-authored over 40 published scientific manuscripts and has received several CDC and Commissioned Corps Officer awards for his work.
Prior to joining U.S. Government service, Dr. Dziuban lived and worked as a physician in Swaziland for Baylor College of Medicine. He continues to maintain board certification as a licensed pediatrician. He received his medical degree at Duke University and completed pediatric residency at the University of Michigan. He was also the first diplomate of the inaugural class at the National School of Tropical Medicine to receive a Diploma in Tropical Medicine.
Dr. Dziuban and his wife were both born and raised in Michigan. They currently live in Hanoi, Vietnam with their two sons.
John Paul Pullicino
Country Manager & Chief Representative, Pfizer Vietnam
Pfizer is one of the world’s leading innovative biopharmaceutical company, delivering a purpose of ‘breakthroughs that change patients’ lives’.
John Paul is a pharmaceutical business executive with over 18 years industry and leadership experience across several countries in Asia including Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong and the wider APAC region. John Paul joined Pfizer in 2003 and has work across a diversity of commercial positions of increasing responsibility including sales, marketing, access, channel and business management. In late 2019, John Paul, moved to his current role in Vietnam. With proven track record of business leadership, go-to-market transformation and organizational strategy and execution, John Paul is focused on leading and developing teams to think differently, adapt to change and embrace innovation.
Dr. Barnaby Flower, MCRP, DTM&H
Clinical Research Fellow in Viral Hepatitis, COVID-19 (Vietnam)
Specialist Registrar in Infectious Disease & Microbiology (UK)
Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Vietnam
Medical Director, Medical Services and Assistance, International SOS Vietnam
Dr. Phi joined International SOS Vietnam as General Practitioner since 1998 and was promoted to Head of National Doctors for Ho Chi Minh City and Vung Tau clinics. Over the years, Dr. Phi demonstrated a high level of expertise in Medical Assistance, provided quality advisory services on occupation health and experienced in managing evacuation and repatriation activities. Dr. Phi has also gained trust and established good relationship with key clients.
As a Medical Director for International SOS Vietnam, Dr. Phi is supporting both Medical Services and Assistance Centre Operations. He is primarily responsible for delivering medical assistance services including planning and execution of aeromedical evacuations to clients and members of the International SOS.
Dr. Phi graduated from Hue Medical University in Vietnam in 1995. He spent 20 years as General Practitioner and served in both hospitals and clinics. He has post-graduated at Internal Medicine (Specialist level 1) and Family Medicine in 2015. He is a certified Family Physician and Internal Medicine Doctor registered with the Department of Health in Vietnam.
Executive Director, AmCham Vietnam
Mary Tarnowka joined AmCham Vietnam as Executive Director in August 2019. She continues to carry out AmCham’s long-term mission to strengthen the U.S.-Vietnam trade and investment partnership and serve as the “voice of American business” in Vietnam, established when it was founded informally just after the trade embargo was lifted in 1994. Under her leadership, AmCham Vietnam has been revitalized. It is one of the largest, diverse, and inclusive foreign business associations in Vietnam. Its network of active committees and extensive range of events provide members valuable opportunities for professional networking, business intelligence, advocacy, and business promotion. AmCham strives to be the most strategic and influential business association in Vietnam – that drives innovation and sustainable growth and helps its members succeed. A community you want to join!
Mary is an international trade and economic expert with decades of experience managing organizations and policy advocacy in Asia. Prior to joining AmCham, Mary served as the U.S. Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City. As a career diplomat and member of the Senior Foreign Service, Mary has served throughout the Indo-Pacific region, including postings in Seoul, Delhi, Shanghai, and Taipei, as well as at the State Department’s China Desk and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Before joining the State Department, Mary worked as a CPA and Tax Manager at KPMG’s San Francisco Office. Mary also serves as a Director on the Board of VinaCapital GS Energy.