Dear colleagues and friends,
Welcome to the 4th Conference of iCRRM 2019, which will be held by Stem Cell Institute (SCI), University of Science, VNU-HCM in Ho Chi Minh City.
After the success of the last conference with the experts from over 30 countries, it is an opportune time to renew contacts and discuss problems of mutual interest in the innovation of cancer research and regenerative medicine.
Viet Nam National University Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCM) is one of the two largest national universities in Vietnam. The education professionals cover technology, natural science, basic sciences, social and humanity, literature, foreign languages, and business. Stem Cell Institute, University of Science, VNU-HCM, is an internationally recognized research organization in stem cell and cancer research. Researchers in SCI are conducting advanced studies in pluripotent, adult stem cell and iPSC, drug discovery for cancer treatment, cancer cell signaling to name a few.
For the last few years, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA ) has closely cooperated with VNU-HCM in education and research, especially in cancer research. UCLA is the second largest campus in enrollment in the University of California system. As one of the world’s top research universities, UCLA has the intellectual capital and extensive research facilities necessary to tackle society’s most challenging issues. Included among UCLA’s faculty, alumni and researchers are 14 Nobel Prize winners, 13 faculty MacArthur Fellows, a Fields medalist, two Turing Award winners, and three Pulitzer Prize winners.
Because of this cordial relationship, UCLA has accompanied with VNU-HCM to organize the previous successful and productive scientific iCRRM conferences. And here we’ll continue to meet and bring inspired people together in this iCRRM 2019 conference to ensure our studies remains at the cutting edge.
Visiting Ho Chi Minh City is an enriching activity for the mind and the soul. The region is home to a treasure trove of history, tradition, and nature. HCM city is Vietnam’s commercial headquarters brash and busy with a keen sense of its importance as Vietnam emerges from years of austerity to claim a place in the Asian Tiger economic slugfest. HCM City locals next to Mekong Delta, one of Vietnam’s most exciting and scenic regions with small craft villages, mangrove swamps, island orchards, and floating markets.
The splendor of HCM city is complemented by the richness of gastronomy which offers an explosion of flavors built on locally produced natural ingredients.
For the conference, we are pleased to offer recognition for outstanding abstracts for young scientist and best presentation award. Every attendee except invited speaker is eligible for these awards — the award based on the quality of the abstract submission and the presentation.
We are looking forward to seeing you at the meeting and hope you enjoy all the academic and social activities!
Phuc Van Pham, PhD.