Symposium 6: Engineers as Healthcare Practitioners 

Ho Chi Mihn City, Vietnam, October/November 2018

The sixth Royal Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering for Development symposium will take place in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, from 31 October - 2 November 2018. This event is in partnership with the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU) Vietnam.  

Symposium Goal

The goal of the two-and-a-half day symposia is to introduce outstanding researchers and innovators (aprox. 5-20 years post-doc, or equivalent experience in industry) to each other, and through this interaction facilitate collaboration in engineering for development, the transfer of new techniques and approaches across disciplinary boundaries and the establishment of contacts among the next generation of engineering leaders.


Symposium Format

The event will be made up of three multidisciplinary and interactive workshop-style sessions that explore the overall theme of Engineers as Healtchare Practitioners. Participants are obliged to attend every session to maximise the opportunity to make new contacts and build collaborative relationships. 

Each session will be focused on a sub-topic of the overarching theme, with relevant experts chairing the sessions to lead discussions.

To ensure there is a balance of formal and informal networking opportunities, social activities are organised. For example, at the fifth Frontiers event in London participants went on an afternoon boat trip on the Thames, and attended a dinner at The Barbican Conservatory. 


On the final day of the event, there will be a presentation on how to apply for seed funding. Further information on the application process can be found here

More Information

If you would like to attend this event, please visit the How to get involved page and complete the expression of interest form. This webpage will also be updated as session chairs and speakers are confirmed. 

Visit the Past Symposia page to find out more about the structure and format of previous Frontiers of Engineering for Development events.