Abstract submission deadline: September 6th, 2019. September 19th,2019

Essay submission deadline: September 30th, 2019 October 6th,2019

Confirmation of abstract acceptance: September 27th, 2019. October 3rd,2019


Hai Phong University of Medicine and Pharmacy (HPMU) is a national university of Vietnam on health sciences. Among of the 4 largest Medical Universities in Northern Vietnam, HPMU is responsible for training Medicine, Pharmacy and Health Sciences for the Country, in particular in coastal region with the catchment area’s population of 15 million inhabitants.

Found in September 1979 as the Second Campus of Hanoi Medical University, HPMU has progressively developed and moved to the forefront of Health Sciences Education in Vietnam. It provides medical training to an increasingly larger number of students as a multi- disciplinary university. Currently, the university provides 12 undergraduate training programs and 41 graduate training programs with approximately 1,200 new students per year. The university training program aims to attract the best and brightest students and prepare them for a globalized world and new global health challenges.

For the future, HPMU focuses on determining optimal size and scope of training and research complexity associated with multiple external partnerships & campuses; aligning education and research program structure based on areas of research strength, health issues in the region and alignment with national, regional priorities; developing stronger targets and ambitious plans to optimize opportunities in Education, Research and Health Care services. Our purpose is to be a good and unique Institution of Education, Research and Health Care services, leading in Maritime Medicine, Marine Pharmacognosy and Family Health Medicine to improve the people’s health, especially those living in Northern Coastal region of Vietnam by providing qualified medical education and practice, research and community services.

Located in Hai Phong port city with rich historical culture and beautiful, coastal landscapes, HPMU provide a healthy, friendly but quite active learning environment to its staffs and students where they can live, work and dedicate themselves to science and society.

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) leads international development and humanitarian efforts to save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance and help people progress beyond assistance.

USAID in Vietnam currently manages comprehensive portfolios in economic growth and governance, civil society, higher education, health (including HIV/AIDS and Emerging Pandemic Threats), environment and climate change, biodiversity/countering wildlife trafficking, support to persons with disabilities and other vulnerable populations and disaster assistance.

The Partnership for Health Advancement in Vietnam (HAIVN) is a collaboration between Harvard Medical School (HMS) and two HMS-affiliated teaching hospitals, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). Our staff includes experts in clinical medicine, medical education, health systems, healthcare quality improvement, monitoring and evaluation, and implementation research.

HAIVN supports Vietnam’s health system through a comprehensive approach to building healthcare worker capacity. This includes:

(1) Strengthening medical education through curriculum innovation and faculty development

(2) Providing training, mentoring, and coaching in HIV and strengthening systems and capacity for technical assistance in the country

(3) Supporting the Vietnam Ministry of Health to develop policies and regulations that support quality medical education and medical care such as systems of accreditation and licensing.

HAIVN staffs operate in more than 20 provinces in Vietnam with project offices in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Boston.

The Improving Access, Curriculum and Teaching in Medical Education and Emerging Diseases (IMPACT-MED) Alliance is a public-private partnership bringing together a diverse group of university, public and private sector partners. USAID works with the Alliance to build a strong and effective health workforce in Vietnam able to respond to 21st century priorities and to contribute to the health resilience of the country, respond to health threats, and improve antibiotic use. IMPACT-MED works with five medical universities, and policymakers to improve and innovate undergraduate medical education by providing technical assistance to comprehensively reform the six-year training program for general medical doctors. In addition, it supports innovative programs to improve access and educational outcomes for socially and economically disadvantaged medical students.