Join the 1st Annual Future of Health: Telemedicine and AI Symposium in Ho Chi Minh City

VSee Telemedicine and AI conference


The U.S. Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City, the Ho Chi Minh University of Science, and VSee are hosting the first annual Future of Health: Telemedicine and AI Symposium in HCMC on July 8, 2016.

Join telehealth and AI experts, doctors, policy makers and startups to discuss what’s shaping the telehealth market and how telemedicine innovations are changing healthcare delivery and opening up opportunities for better healthcare everywhere.

Limited seating available. Register early here:

Pitch Competition Awards

There will also be a pitch competition for students of Ho Chi Minh University of Science.  Teams of students have been working on telemedicine and AI projects for their final year thesis. Come see them present and meet the winning team!

Event: Future of Health: Telemedicine and AI
Date: July 08 2016, 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Venue: The American Center HCMC, Diamond Plaza, 8th Fl, 34 Le Duan, Dist. 1, HCMC



8:30 amCheck-in
9:00 amWelcomeU.S. Consulate, Prof. Quan Vu, Milton Chen
9:10 amKeynoteRichard Chuang
9:50 amTelemedicine and pediatric surgeryDr. AiXuan Holterman
10:20 amCoffee break
10:30 amDesigning Solutions for DoctorsDr. Richard Bakalar
11:00 amHumanizing Technology in Tele-rehabilitationKelvin Tan
11:30 amIBM AI for HealthcareAbhishek Choudhary
12 pmLunch & Telehealth Business ModelsDr. Milton Chen
1:00 pmCervical Cancer Screening for Every Woman AnywhereYael Misrahi
1:30 pmTelemedicine and AI in VietnamProf. Quan Vu
2:00 pmTelemedicine, Power, and Clean WaterDoug Shinsato
2:30 pmAn Investor Perspective on Digital HealthJoe Maristela
3:00 pmCoffee break
3:10 pmStudent Presentations
5:00 pmClosing Keynote Caroline Mizumoto
5:30 pmAwardsProf. Quan Vu, Milton Chen


Speaker Bios

Richard Chuang is a two Academy Technical Awards for his pioneering work in digital animation and visual effects. He is also one of the original founders of PDI/Dreamworks, an Emmy graphics design winner, and the visual effects director for 16 live action films.

Ai-Xuan Le Holterman, MD is Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics U of Illinois college of Medicine, U of Illinois Vice Chair of Surgical research, Director of Pediatric Surgery at Carle Foundation Children’s Hospital of Illinois, and founder of IPSAC-VN  non-profit which recruits volunteer clinicians and develops programs for pediatric surgery-related clinical and research support in VN.

Douglas Shinsato is the co-founder of Anthill Ventures, a technology incubator with offices in Singapore, Hyderabad, Tokyo, Taipei and Hawaii.  It focuses on the intersection of sustainable energy, water purification, telemedicine, sustainable food production, food chain serialization (anti-counterfeit), and big data analytics.

Kelvin Tan is a PhD fellow specializing in humanizing technology for tele-rehabilitation for stroke patients at the Sao Po Center for Aging at Hong Kong University. His recent projects include the first of its kind Modern Aging accelerator program in Singapore.

Dr. Milton Chen is the founder & CEO of VSee – the only NASA-approved video telehealth platform used by astronauts aboard the International Space Station.  Milton is also the co-author of the XMPP video standard used by Google and Facebook Chat. Milton has gone to Iraq twice in the past year, working in refugee camps to provide telemedicine.

Yael Misrahi is VP of Business Development, MobileODT. Yael Misrahi leads the business development efforts of MobileODT with a specific focus on developing partnerships with international non-profits and global health organizations. Yael’s background is in international development and human rights and she most recently worked with international non-profits including Innovation: Africa, the American Jewish World Service and the Israeli Fund for UNICEF. Yael specializes in introducing new technologies to rural communities in emerging markets and has worked in India, Nicaragua, and 3 East African countries. Yael holds a B.A. from Wellesley College in International Relations and an M.A. (Cumme Laude) from the Interdisciplinary Center- Herzliya in Government and Diplomacy.

Prof. Quan Vu, PhD is Vice Dean of HCMC University of Science & head of its AI Lab. He is a two-time Vietnamese Talent Contest winner — the highest award in the Information Technology field in Vietnam—for southern voice software & auto-responder system for the visually impaired.

Richard Bakalar, MD has over 30 years of clinical, health informatics and executive leadership experience. Board-certified in Internal Medicine and Nuclear Medicine, he was a physician executive for Microsoft health solutions, Chief Medical Officer for IBM health solutions, and former president of the American Telemedicine Association. As a telehealth and virtual care specialist in the KPMG Global Center of Excellence for Health, Dr. Bakalar consults with Healthcare, retail, telecommunications and medical device clients internationally on market readiness, shared services, innovative data analytics, mHealth and consumer engagement solutions.

Joe Maristela has angel funded and guided startup companies for over a decade—mostly in the U.S., Singapore, and Hong Kong, in 2015, he established—a startup incubator and accelerator in Manila (Philippines) which has assisted 50 startup companies to date.

Caroline Mizumoto is an advisor and angel investor to technology startups in Silicon Valley. She was an early employee at Twitter where she developed digital and social media strategies for Google, Microsoft, Disney, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Dalai Lama, UNHCR, and others.

About Ho Chi Minh City University of Science (HCMCUS)

HCMCUS is the Vietnam’s first college of science and a member of  the Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City, one of the two largest national universities in Vietnam.   It’s  mission is to educate students to become leaders and innovators in the sciences and emerging scientific fields. HCMCUS offers rigorous undergraduate and graduate programs, providing graduates with the foundations in scientific knowledge, skills, and values that allow them to be successful in their professional careers.  The University also promotes the advancement and dissemination of scientific knowledge through teaching, research, and scholarly activities.

About VSee

VSee is the only video telehealth platform used by NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Dedicated to designing simple, secure telehealth solutions, VSee helps health care organizations and practitioners connect to patients online, to achieve more personalized and efficient patient care. Products range from HIPAA-compliant messenger app to telemedicine kits and carts to virtual clinics and remote care portals with health device integration. Clients include Walgreens,Walmart, MDLIVE, Shell, DaVita, HealthPartners, International SOS, McKesson, Fruit Street, CEP America, and others. Learn more at


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