Innovation in Healthcare
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The healthcare industry has seen substantial shifts in the last several years. Developments such as telemedicine, wearable devices & mobile apps, big-data-driven diagnostics, and others have improved health outcomes. A global trend from hospital-centric models towards patient-centric models seems to be happening, and Covid-19 may accelerate that trend as patients become more inclined to avoid hospital stays whenever possible. Yet in Vietnam and broader Southeast Asia, this transition is still in its infancy. AmCham’s Innovation in Healthcare event, a joint initiative of AmCham’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Initiative and the Healthcare Committee, aims to stimulate discussion on the regional trends, opportunities, and challenges and share stories from exciting Vietnam-based healthcare startups.
|5:00 PM||Welcome remarks by Mary Tarnowka, Executive Director, AmCham Vietnam HCMC – Da Nang|
|5:05 PM||Regional update on healthcare industry and innovation by Hoda Abou-Jamra, Founding Partner, TVM Capital Healthcare|
|5:30 PM||“Lightning” presentations by:
Beth Ann Lopez, Co-Founder & CEO, Docosan
Peter Nguyen, Co-Founder & CEO, Buymed
Tam Vu, Founder & CEO, Earable
|5:45 PM||Panel discussion with the presenters, moderated by Chris Blank, co-chair, AmCham Healthcare Committee and Founder & CEO of Pharmacity|
|6:25 PM||Closing by Eddie Thai, co-chair, AmCham Entrepreneurship & Innovation Initiative and General Partner, 500 Startups Vietnam|
|7:30 PM||Event ends|
AmCham Members: VND 600,000
Non-members: VND 800,000
AmCham Members: VND 200,000
Non-members: VND 300,000
|Reservations/cancellations must made on-line or by email. We are unable to accept reservations/cancellations by telephone.|
Founder and CEO of Pharmacity
Chris is the Founder and CEO of Pharmacity, Vietnam’s largest retail pharmacy chain, since 2011. Over 9 years of development, Pharmacity has been a pioneer in the modern retail pharmacy space of Vietnam. Previously, he spent nearly 10 years in the financial services industry, holding several senior managerial positions, including a key role in the development of the largest securities trading and brokerage firm by market share in Vietnam, before establishing Pharmacity.
Partner, TVM Capital Healthcare
Hoda is founding partner of TVM Capital Healthcare, a globally active healthcare investor since 2007 with a focus on emerging markets. Before co-founding TVM Capital Healthcare, she was the CEO of Boston BioCapital, a Boston based company that provided strategic advice, due diligence services, business plan conception, business development and fundraising services for start-up and spin-offs from the U.S. and European biotech industry. She currently holds board positions at Manzil Healthcare Services, a provider of professional home care services headquartered in Abu Dhabi, Amecath Medical Technologies, a Medical Devices company with distribution networks in Southeast Asia, Europe and the USA. and Bourn Hall International, the international fertility platform. She holds a degree in Pharmacy from Northeastern University.
|Beth Ann Lopez
Co-Founder & CEO, Docosan
Beth is co-founder & CEO of Docosan – an online medical management platform connecting patients and doctors across Vietnam. Previously, she was Director of Public Affairs for Singapore-based tech startup mClincia, where she launched and scaled the popular app for pharmacists in Vietnam & Cambodia and obtained over US$2M in global health contracts. Before that, she served in the Peace Corps in Cambodia and consulted on projects for USAID and Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health. She holds an MPH from Harvard and has worked in healthcare in Southeast Asia since 2012.
Co-Founder & CEO, Earable
Tam Vu is co-founder & CEO of Earable, the world’s first and most advanced in-ear sleep improvement system. He is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Oxford and the University of Colorado (USA), where he founded and leads the Mobile and Networked Systems Lab to invent new wearable and mobile systems for health-care solutions, smart agriculture, and drone defense. Tam holds a bachelor’s from the Hanoi University of Science & Technology and a Ph.D. from Rutgers University (USA).
Co-Founder & CEO, Buymed
Peter Nguyen is co-founder & CEO of Buymed, a healthtech start-up that is modernizing healthcare supply chains in South East Asia and emerging markets, starting first with Vietnam via their flagship brand thuocsi.vn, a B2B e-commerce platform for pharmacies and clinics. Prior to Buymed, Peter was a strategy and operations consultant with many clients in the healthcare industry, and before that conducted sustainable supply chain research at China-Europe International Business School in China. Peter graduated from UC Berkeley in Business Administration.