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As HCMC and Vietnam reopen, the number of new COVID cases keep increasing. How serious a concern is this as we all try to adjust to “living safely with the virus”? Join this event with a panel of experts to gain critical business intelligence to inform your professional and personal decisions. Panelists include: U.S. Centers for Disease Control Vietnam Country Director Dr. Eric Dziuban; Hospital for Tropical Diseases HCMC Oxford University Clinical Research Unit Director Professor Guy Thwaites; Fulbright University Vietnam Senior Lecturer and Harvard Kennedy School Senior Fellow Nguyen Xuan Thanh; and Victoria Healthcare International Clinics President Dr. Mason Cobb; together with Moderator & AmCham Vietnam Executive Director Mary Tarnowka. Learn the answers to questions such as those below:
- What are trends in terms of the COVID outbreaks in Vietnam, regionally, and globally? What statistics should we be tracking as we adjust to “living safely with the virus”?
- What is happening in hospitals? What is the capacity of the healthcare system in HCMC and Vietnam to deal with an uptick in cases? How many are really serious?
- How are HCMC and other provinces in VN adapting to “living safely with the virus”? How do policies for dealing with F0s and F1s differ between provinces? Where is it now possible to travel domestically from HCMC without quarantine or isolation?
- What is the best advice for staying healthy? What options are available for care or treatment if I get COVID?
Some of the questions we have heard from members already are listed in Panel Questions. Send your own questions in advance to [email protected] or ask during the Q&A session. Register now!
|2:00 PM||Welcome by AmCham Executive Director Mary Tarnowka|
|2:05 PM||Panel discussion, followed by Q&A|
|3:00 PM||Event ends|
|AmCham Members: VND 200,000 | Non-members: VND 350,000|
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|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.
|Professor Guy Thwaites
MA MBBS PhD FRCP FRCPath FMedSci
Director of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit and Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programme in Viet Nam; Professor of Infectious Diseases, University of Oxford; Honorary Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation trust.
Guy qualified from Cambridge University and the United Medical and Dental schools of Guy’s and St Thomas’ and trained in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology in Brighton, the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU) in Vietnam, Imperial College London, and the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in London. His research interests focus on the management of severe bacterial infections, especially those involving the central nervous system. He has been Director of OUCRU, a Wellcome Trust funded Africa Asia Programme, since 2013. OUCRU has research units in Ho Chi Minh city and Hanoi in Vietnam, in Kathmandu in Nepal, and in Jakarta in Indonesia. OUCRU’s vision is to have local, regional and global impact on health by leading a locally driven research programme on infectious diseases in Southeast Asia.
Nguyen Xuan Thanh
Fulbright University Senior Lecturer and Harvard Kennedy School Senior Fellow
Nguyen Xuan Thanh has twenty years of experience in teaching, designing, and implementing development policies in finance and public investment. At Fulbright University Vietnam, Thanh teaches at the Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management. Nguyen Xuan Thanh also is a senior fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). Prior to joining the Fulbright School, Thanh served as an official in the municipal government of Ho Chi Minh City.
Thanh’s research interests are banking, public investment, and infrastructure development. His recent and ongoing research projects include financing infrastructure development and cross-ownership in Vietnam’s banking sector.
At the Fulbright School, Thanh teaches courses on Introduction to Public Policy, Local and Regional Development, Appraisal of Public Investment, and Leadership in the Public Sector. He also teaches regularly in the Fulbright School’s executive education and participate in policy dialogues with public sector agencies in Vietnam and Southeast Asia.
Thanh earned a B.A. (hons) in economics from the University of New Delhi, an M.S. in economics in finance from the University of Warwick, and an M.P.A. from Harvard University.
|Dr. L. Mason Cobb
President, Victoria Healthcare International Clinics
Dr. Mason Cobb is an American physician who is the President and a founder of Victoria Healthcare International Clinics and also Chairman of Hospital Sub-group under AmCham’s Healthcare Committee. Dr. Mason has a 33-year career as a surgeon, Surgery Chairman, Trauma Services Director, and State Trauma Board member. He has been involved in healthcare in Vietnam for over 20 years and now views healthcare as dedication to optimal health through studying individuals scientifically, then designing a custom wellness program and mentoring them. He is certified in USA in Age Management-Wellness through the Age Management Medicine Educational Foundation and now enjoys life with his wife and 2 children in Ho Chi Minh city.
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.