International Forum

2022/04/29
EVENT|MAY 2022 International Webinar Series on Smart Healthcare Science and Technology

 

 Taiwan Center for Smart Healthcare Science and Technology in Thailand is delighted to host annual webinar series to share the latest perspectives on Smart Healthcare. The almost monthly series takes place on Thursday afternoons at about 13:00 pm @Tawian /12:00 pm @Thailand. Our invited speakers include international innovators, tech experts, entrepreneurs, educators, as well as official and industrial representatives to provide empirical and special insights into current healthcare development. The purpose is also to initiate critical discussions between international leaders and potential leaders

2022/05/30
EVENT|JUNE 2022 International Webinar Series on Smart Healthcare Science and Technology

 

 Taiwan Center for Smart Healthcare Science and Technology in Thailand is delighted to host annual webinar series to share the latest perspectives on Smart Healthcare. The almost monthly series takes place on Thursday afternoons at about 13:00 pm @Tawian /12:00 pm @Thailand. Our invited speakers include international innovators, tech experts, entrepreneurs, educators, as well as official and industrial representatives to provide empirical and special insights into current healthcare development. The purpose is also to initiate critical discussions between international leaders and potential leaders

2022/04/12
EVENT | 2022 NCKU-CU Workshop on MedTech Innovation

April 21, 2022, Biomedical Engineering Department and Medical Device Innovation Center (MDIC),  National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan, will collaborate with the Biomedical Engineering Research Center (BMERC) and Biomaterial Engineering for Medical and Health Research Unit, Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University (CU) in Thailand an online workshop on MedTech Innovation.

The workshop is open to everyone interested in the current trend of research and innovation in medical technology and biomedical engineering area focused. 

2022/03/03
EVENT|MARCH 2022 International Webinar Series on Smart Healthcare Science and Technology

Coming back again ---- The 2022 International Webinar Series on Smart Healthcare Science and Technology!!!

2021/12/23
EVENT|DECEMBER 2021 International Webinar Series on Smart Healthcare Science and Technology

Taiwan Center for Smart Healthcare Science and Technology in Thailand is delighted to host annual webinar series to share the latest perspectives in Smart Healthcare. The almost monthly series takes place on Thursday afternoons at 13:30 @Tawian /12:30 pm @Thailand. Our invited speakers include international innovators, tech experts, entrepreneurs, educators, as well as official and industrial representatives to provide empirical and special insights into current healthcare development. The purpose is also to initiate critical discussions between international leaders and potential leaders. 

2021/12/02
PRESS RELEASE | 2021 International Conference on Future Healthcare and Economic Development (Smart Healthcare and Medical Innovation for the New Normal)

Pic.1 The opening of the 2021 FHED November conference

Following the success of the September “2021 International Conference on Future Healthcare and Economic Development ”conference, the “Smart Healthcare and Medical Innovation for the New Normal" international conference was held at 3F Shangri-La Tainan in an online-merge-onsite mode from 22 to 26 November.

Based on the soft power of the Southeast Asia and Taiwan Universities (SATU) President's Forum,  and supported by the Global Academic Industry Alliance (GAIA), the conference was organized by 3 Centers of National Cheng Kung University (NCKU)  together: Medical Device Innovation Center (MDIC), Clinical Innovation and Research Center (CIC) and MOST AI Biomedical Research Center (AIBMRC). 

The speakers and participants were from more than 10 countries, including the United States, Russia, Paraguay, United Kingdom, Italy, and Poland. The majority were from Asian countries such as Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Japan, and Taiwan.

 

Pic.2 Online-merge-onsite mode

 

The main theme, "Smart Healthcare and Medical Innovation for the New Normal", was aimed at intelligent medicine and medical innovation. Furthermore, the conference focused on 4 subtopics: establish a value-chain platform for international cooperation, assist institutions in building their international network, understand current trends of healthcare technology, and satisfy future healthcare needs in the upcoming aging society and post-pandemic era.

 

“We hope that through this conference, attendees could gain the information of accurately handling medical trends, building a healthcare network, and offering better healthcare service by a lower budget hereafter." stated the president of NCKU, Huey-Jen Jenny Su.

 

The Vice Superintendent of NCKU Hospital, Dr Wen-Chien Ko, indicated "During the post-Covid era, in response to the promoting public policy of precision medicine innovation and health sustainability, through latest technology will NCKU accelerate the transformation and application of smart medicine. Also, we will undertake the caring of health for all and elderly care as our social responsibility and our mission, in order to drive the development of health innovation industry."

 

NCKUH shared the process of physicians inspired by AI technique development and subsequently applied AI assistant medical care to improve health for all. NCKUH has been developing AI medical imaging such as AI-Alert for Cerebral Hemorrhage and Pneumothorax at ER, combined with the E-Dashboard to improve the ER arrangement, also reduce patients’ waiting time. Besides, the utilization of big data in cardiovascular disease offers doctors more information before treatment, which enhances the medical quality.

 

Dr Wen-Chien Ko also said that NCKUH will dedicate to developing integrated elderly smart medical healthcare mode to build a cross-specialist, cross-medical, cross-discipline and wall-less smart medicine for offering the best healthcare quality. Moreover, by setting the example, NCKUH wishes to create a new medical era with the whole nation.

 

Pic.3 Dr Chih-Han Chang introducing MDIC

 

The Director and Professor of Medical Device Innovation Center of NCKU, Dr Chih-Han Chang, said, "MDIC has just reached its 10th anniversary since its establishment in 2011. Starting from focusing on the medical device in orthopedics, dentistry, and rehabilitation, now we gradually step into smart medicine and target to develop precision medicine. MDIC has already coached 17 start-up companies and tutored more than 30 pieces of medical device license applications successfully so far. With great resources and our supporting system, MDIC is willing to cooperate with personal workers, teams, businesses and institutes aiming at medical device start-ups.

 

Dr Yi-Shan Tsai, the current Director of Clinical Innovation and Research Center(CIC) in NCKU Hospital, mentioned that CIC sets the goal of innovation, incubation and integration and expects to connect clinical resources with AI techniques for developing smart medicine and healthcare.

The Director of AI Biomedical Research Center, Dr Sheng-Fu Liang, said that after established the center of Taiwan AI for only 1 year, the MOST AI Biomedical Research Center(AIBMRC) has received strong support from MOST. AIBMRC cultivates the top-most smart biomedicine AI talents and innovation technique research and development. They also provided professional coaching for cross-hospital verification of the smart medical device development team, information security protection and smart medical device license application.

 

Pic.4 Dr Fong-Chin Su interacting with the speaker

 

The conference aims to connect academic research to related industries for building a new AI  biomedical innovation ecosystem. Furthermore, welcoming more international cooperation to improve the development of advanced technologies, develop innovative solutions, and deepen the application of smart medicine applications through the cross-disciplinary, cross-institution, cross-cultural knowledge exchange and research cooperation to react to the significant challenge of this era.

 

2021/10/12
PRESS RELEASE | 2021 International Conference on Future Healthcare and Economic Development (Healthcare Revolution Post Covid-19)

Picture 1. Opening Session

 

The advent of an aging society and continuously growing up on the costs of medical care are troublesome around the globe. Coupled with the existence of the Covid-19 pandemic, it unsurprisingly affected almost every industry and global economic development especially in the healthcare domain. Meanwhile, the blooming of digital technology is playing a very important role in the development of innovative technology including in the medical field. Therefore, smart digitalized healthcare technology has become a powerful key to actively driving every country forward in this struggling time. Regarding this, Medical Device Innovation Center (MDIC), National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) has been aware of a major change and challenge in medical devices, also healthcare related industry due to the pandemic. The "2021 International Conference on Future Healthcare and Economic Development" was held from September 23 to 29 to support the uses of smart innovation and technology to apply for Digital Healthcare Revolution in the Post Covid-19 era. 

 

 

Picture 2. Online Participation (Day-1)

 

Since the Covid-19 pandemic has forced us to adapt our lifestyle into the way that we called "New Normal"; The event was organized on both onsite and online platforms. The themes of this event included telemedicine, digital health, and AI, AIoT, smart robots for healthcare and rehabilitation, smart long term care technology for the elderly, precision medicine in dental applications, Biotechnology, marketing and commercialization in medical devices, technology transfer, etc., which attracted more than one hundred participants from 15 countries, especially from new Southward countries like Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, India, etc.      

 

Picture 3. Hands-on Experience

 

With the strong collaborations between NCKU and international partners, MDIC had invited honorable speakers who are academia and industry experts in medical device and healthcare-related fields in Taiwan. Also, from other ten countries apart from Taiwan included Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar, Ethiopia, Italy, the Netherlands, the United States, and Japan, to share their experience in medical research and development no matter from university or industry sides. Besides, the onsite participants could also learn and gain more hands-on experience with smart medical or healthcare devices.

 

Picture 4. Close Session 

 

 

 

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2021/07/28
EVENTS|AUGUST 2021 International Webinar Series on Smart Healthcare Science and Technology

Taiwan Center for Smart Healthcare Science and Technology in Thailand is delighted to host annual webinar series to share the latest perspectives in Smart Healthcare. The monthly series takes place on Thursday afternoons at 13:30 pm @Tawian /12:30 pm @Thailand. Our invited speakers include international innovators, tech experts, entrepreneurs, educators, as well as official and industrial representatives to provide empirical and special insights into current healthcare development. The purpose is also to initiate critical discussions between international leaders and potential leaders.