2016 NAFOSTED-NHMRC Joint Networking Symposium for Health and Medical Researchers

Event details

Date and time: 
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 -
8:00am to 5:30pm
Hanoi, Vietnam


The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is pleased to announce a joint symposium with the National Foundation for Science and Technology Development of Vietnam (NAFOSTED).

This is the first official activity under the signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between NAFOSTED and NHMRC, which aims to promote ongoing Vietnamese-Australian scientific co-operation between researchers in the two countries. The outcomes of this symposium will help inform future joint activities under the MOU.


Outcomes from the 2016 NAFOSTED-NHMRC Joint Networking Symposium

Symposium themes and aims

The three themes of the symposium are:

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Maternal/Child Health
  • Public Health.

By focusing on areas of common scientific interest, the symposium aims to:

  1. deepen collaboration between health and medical researchers in both countries;
  2. build awareness regarding the identified research themes;
  3. identify respective capacities and complementarities within each country; and
  4. build linkages and pinpoint potential future collaborations.

Expressions of interest

Australian researchers are invited to register interest in attending the symposium.

The expression of interest process requires the submission of a short abstract and completion of an online registration form by 3 October 2016.

Where permission is granted, NHMRC will share all submitted abstracts with symposium attendees as a means of sharing information and promoting linkages and collaborations.

NHMRC will invite a small number of speakers from among the abstracts to present at the symposium. For these invited speakers, NHMRC will cover the general costs for the participation.

Further details about eligibility and the selection process for invited speakers are on the registration page.

Please note that places at the symposium may be limited and early registration is encouraged. In the event of oversubscription, places will be allocated to ensure a broad range of institutions conducting research relevant to the topic of the symposium are represented, whilst promoting gender equity and providing opportunities for capacity building of early career researchers.

Cost implications

The cost of symposium is free.

Please note: With the exception of invited speakers, general symposium attendees will be responsible for their own costs associated with participation, including travel, insurance and accommodation costs.  Australian travellers to Vietnam require a visa, please refer to the Vietnamese Embassy in Australia for further advice.  For current travel advice for Vietnam, please refer to www.smartraveller.gov.au.


For further information regarding the Australian registration process, please contact:

Priority Driven Research Section

Email: pdr@nhmrc.gov.au

For logistical and local information regarding the symposium, please contact:

Nguyen Hai Yen

Natural Sciences & Engineering Department

Email: haiyen1084@gmail.com or nafosted@most.gov.vn