Abstract submission deadline: September 15th, 2020

Essay submission deadline: September 20th, 2020

Confirmation of abstract acceptance: October 5th, 2020

Professor Edward M. Hundert 

Dean for Medical Education, Harvard Medical School (HMS)

dward M. Hundert is Dean for Medical Education at Harvard Medical School (HMS), where he also serves as Associate Director of the Center for Bioethics.  He has previously served as President of Case Western Reserve University, Dean of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and Associate Dean for Student Affairs at HMS. An internationally known scholar, educator, psychiatrist, and ethicist, he has held professorial appointments in psychiatry, medical ethics, cognitive science, and medical humanities. Dr. Hundert earned degrees in mathematics and the history of science & medicine from Yale University, in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford University, and his MD from Harvard Medical School. He completed his psychiatric residency at McLean Hospital, where he served as chief resident.  He is a member of the TIAA board and previously served on the boards of the AAU, AAMC, LCME and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He has written dozens of articles and chapters as well as two books: Philosophy, Psychiatry and Neuroscience: Three Approaches to the Mind (Oxford University Press) and Lessons from an Optical Illusion: On Nature and Nurture, Knowledge and Values (Harvard University Press).  Dr. Hundert has received numerous teaching, mentoring, and diversity awards, and was voted “faculty member who did the most for the class” by HMS graduates in five different years.



Professor Cees van der Vleuten

University of Maastricht, Netherlands

Cees van der Vleuten, PhD, has been at the University of Maastricht in The Netherlands since 1982. In1996 he was appointed Professor of Education and chair (until 2014) of the Department of Educational Development and Research in the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences. Since 2005 he has been the Scientific Director of the School of Health Professions Education (until 1 September 2020). This graduate school offers master and PhD degrees in health sciences education to a wide variety of international students. He mentors many researchers in medical education and has supervised approximately 90 doctoral graduate students. His primary expertise lies in evaluation and assessment. He has published widely in this domain, holds numerous academic awards, including several career awards. In 2005 he received John P. Hubbard Award for significant contribution to research and development of assessment of medical competence from the National Board of Medical Examiners in the US. In 2010 he received a Dutch royal decoration for the societal impact of his work and in 2012 the Karolinska Prize for Research in Medical Education. He serves frequently as a consultant internationally. He holds honorary academic appointments in the School of Medicine, Flinders University, Adelaide in Australia, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg in South-Africa, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and the University of California San Francisco in the US. He is also the Director of the European Board of Medical Assessors (EBMA). A full CV can be found at:



Professor Karen Eggleston

Stanford University

Karen Eggleston is a Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University. She also serves as Director of the Stanford Asia Health Policy Program and Deputy Director of the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at FSI. She is a faculty affiliate of the Center for Innovation in Global Health at Stanford School of Medicine and of the health economics and China programs of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Eggleston is a health economist studying government and market roles in the health sector and health policy in Asia, especially in China, India, Japan, and Korea; healthcare productivity; and the economics of demographic transition, healthy aging, technology and chronic disease control. She was a Fulbright scholar in Korea and studied in China for two years. She has been a consultant to the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the WHO regarding health system reforms in the PRC; has been quoted in the New York Times, Bloomberg, NBC, and China Daily, and served on the Strategic Technical Advisory Committee for the Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. Eggleston earned her PhD in public policy from Harvard University, after a BA in Asian studies summa cum laude (valedictorian) at Dartmouth College and MA degrees in economics and Asian studies at the University of Hawaii.



Associate Professor Vũ Minh Phúc

HCMC University of Medicine and Pharmacy

Associate Professor Vũ Minh Phúc graduated from the HCMC University of Medicine and Pharmacy (UMP)  in 1987, completed the Pediatrics resident program in 1991, graduated Master degree of Pediatrics in 1998, graduated PhD degree in 2003, was appointed Associate Professor of Pediatrics in 2009, has been the lecturer of UMP since 1991, the head of Cardiovascular Department of the Pediatric Hospital # 1 in 2003-2019, the head of the Department of Pediatrics of HCM city UMP in 2009-2019 and the Vice Dean of Faculty of Medicine HCM city UMP in 2015-2019.

Besides professional work, she is a researcher with 32 scientific papers published in the local and international journal. She also reported in some  international conferences, participated to write thirteen books and is the editor of three books. She was conferred Doctor of Merit in 2012, Teacher of the year in 2016. 



PhD. Le Thi Thuy

Da Nang University of Medical and Pharmacological Techniques

Mrs. Le Thi Thuy, MD., PhD., currently works as a vice-rector, being in charge of training and a member of the Steering Committee to response to Covid19 pandemic in Da Nang University of Medical and Pharmacological Techniques. Ms. Thuy focuses mainly on coodinating and managing the medical and nursing reformed training programs covering the short-term and continuous courses. In the context of the covid19 outbreak in Da Nang city in late July 2020, Ms. Thuy deployed and researched on “training and mobilizing medical students in response to COVID19 epidemic”.