COVID-19 Virus, Variants, and Vaccines: Virtual Business Intelligence Briefing
For AmCham Members Only
|Free event for AmCham Members Only.
Virtual participation only. Please register to receive the Zoom link.
Please join our complimentary Members-only COVID-19 Virus, Variants, and Vaccines: Virtual Business Intelligence Briefing on Wednesday, June 9, at 10AM to hear the latest updates on the public health situation, prospects for vaccines, results of our member survey on COVID-19 vaccines, and AmCham advocacy on your behalf. To be clear, AmCham has no secret stock of vaccines and is not taking orders at this time.
|9:45 AM||Check-in for virtual guests|
|10:00 AM||Welcome remarks|
|10:05 AM||Panel Discussion, followed by Q&A|
|11:00 AM||Event ends|
|Dr. Jeremy Day MA PhD FRCP
Head, CNS&HIV Infections Research Group
Professor of Infectious Diseases
I am a doctor, specialized in infectious diseases, and I have lived in Ho Chi Minh City since 2007. I lead the Central Nervous System and HIV Infections Research Group at the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, based within the Hospital for Tropical Diseases. We study infections that are important problems in Vietnam and also have global relevance. Our aim is to improve the outcomes from these diseases by rigorously testing and developing new treatments. This includes optimizing the use of current treatments, ‘repurposing’ old drugs (testing whether off-patent drugs have activity against the diseases we work on), and developing novel compounds. We test treatments using randomized controlled trials that are carefully designed to help doctors make the best treatment decisions at the point that patients come to hospital. Alongside our clinical trials we run a programme of laboratory and field science investigating the ecology, pathogenesis (how germs cause disease), immunology (the patient response to infection) and drug susceptibility of the diseases of interest. Because our mission is to improve and protect the health of our local population, we have become involved in research aiming to understand and improve outcomes from COVID-19. Before coming to Vietnam I studied medicine at Cambridge University in the UK, and worked as a doctor completing my specialist training in Edinburgh, London and Manchester.
Managing Director, Strategy Group, National Head of Healthcare and Life Science, KPMG Vietnam
Luke is a career KPMG strategy consultant with extensive Emerging and Frontier Market experience. Throughout his consulting career, he has been responsible for designing, developing, and implementing high-profile, profitable, and mission-critical strategy and operations management solutions for global Fortune 500 clients. This has included market entry and expansion strategies, acquisition target analysis, operational turnarounds, government interaction strategies, regulatory and risk management, restructurings, and market exits. He is currently the Managing Director Strategy Consulting for KPMG Vietnam and Cambodia, and runs the firm’s Healthcare and Life Sciences practice.
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.