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Congratulations to the Vietnam Occupational Therapy Conference 2023!

By : 132 Views17/07/2023
Congratulations to the Vietnam Occupational Therapy Conference 2023!

On 17 July 2023, the Vietnam OT Conference 2023 was conducted by University of Medicine and Pharmacy (UMP) HCMC in collaboration with Medical Committee Netherland Vietnam (MCNV) funded by USAID with 500 distinguished guests and delegates attending via both online and offline medium. The conference was honored to welcome the representatives from Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and Training, National Action Center for Toxic Chemical and Environmental Treatment (NACCET), USAID, World Federation of Occupational Therapists, World Physiotherapy, Vietnam Rehabilitation Association, Vietnam Physical Therapy Association and healthcare facilities and hospitals; as well as the attendance from the Directive Boards from University of Medicine and Pharmacy HCMC and Hai Duong Medical Technical University. This shows a great support in OT substantial development in the future. Moreover, the...
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The Occupational Therapy Conference 2023

By : 235 Views26/06/2023
The Occupational Therapy Conference 2023

Co-organized by the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in HCM City (UMP) and MCNV, the Occupational Therapy Conference 2023 aims to provide a platform for Occupational Therapists and interested health professionals to exchange knowledge and experience, improve their expertise and expand their network. Time: July 17, 2023.  Venue: UMP Grand Auditorium, No.217 Hong Bang Strt, Dist.5 -Language: English & Vietnamese *In-person and virtual participation are available. Register via QR code on the poster or via link: https://forms.gle/WK1gTi9w6RMiGRxo7 Registration deadline: July 6th, 2023 For more details, please refer to the attached poster and agenda. We look forward to receiving you at the event! Download [2.57 MB] ...
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9-MONTH COURSE IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY JOINTLY LAUNCHED BY MCNV & HUE UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND PHARMACY

By : 468 Views15/06/2022
9-MONTH COURSE IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY JOINTLY LAUNCHED BY MCNV & HUE UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND PHARMACY

A 9-month course in Occupational Therapy (OT) was jointly launched by MCNV and Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy (UMP) on May 16th, 2022 in Hue City (Thua Thien – Hue province). The launching ceremony was attended by representatives of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID); Board of Directors of Hue UMP; lecturers and 34 trainees who are nurses, rehabilitation technicians and physicians working in hospitals and health facilities in the provinces of Thua Thien – Hue, Quang Tri, Quang Nam, Kon Tum and Binh Dinh. Prof. PhD. Nguyen Vu Quoc Huy, Rector of Hue UMP speaks at the launching ceremony The course is part of the Inclusion 1&2 projects, sponsored by USAID with the overall objective of improving the quality of life of people with disabilities (PwDs). The project’s managing agency is the National Action Centre for Toxic Chemicals and Environmental...
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DEVELOPING CURRICULUM FOR A 9-MONTH COURSE IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

By : 450 Views02/03/2022
DEVELOPING CURRICULUM FOR A 9-MONTH COURSE IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

February 23rd – An online workshop on developing curriculum for a 9-month course in occupational therapy (OT) was successfully organized by the Medical Committee Netherlands-Vietnam (MCNV) and the Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy Hospital (Hue UMP). Over 30 participants attended the workshop, including representatives from the Vietnam Rehabilitation Association; the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Center for Creative Initiatives in Health and Population (CCIHP), the Center for Community Health Research and Development (CCRD); Hue UMP; Health Department of Thua Thien Hue Province, Thua Thien Hue Provincial Rehabilitation Hospital and Phu Vang District Health Center. The Project “Improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities in provinces heavily sprayed with agent orange” (Inclusion Project) is funded by USAID, with the managing...
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‘Without limit – Within reach’ Hand Rehabilitation Webinar

By : 483 Views11/01/2022
‘Without limit – Within reach’ Hand Rehabilitation Webinar

Hands play a vital role in daily routine of a person. A variety of disorders and injuries can severely affect the function of the hands. As a specialty practice area of Occupational Therapy (OT), hand rehabilitation, especially with the use of assistive devices, is an essential solution to help the clients gain back their independence and improve the quality of life. Aiming to provide a platform for the OT insiders to exchange knowledge in this specialty, the Medical Committee Netherlands-Vietnam (MCNV) is delighted to bring you the webinar ‘Hand Rehabilitation: Without Limit, Within Reach’. The event will feature speakers from the Department of OT, Manipal College of Health Professions (MCHP), Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), India. The details are as followed: Time: 14:00-16:00, Sunday, January 16th, 2022 (GMT + 7) Venue: Zoom (Language: Vietnamese & English (twoway...
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EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR HOMEMADE WITH HEART CONTEST

By : 529 Views18/08/2021
EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR HOMEMADE WITH HEART CONTEST

We would love to announce that the deadline of Homemade with Heart contest has been extended to September 30th, 2021 (instead of August 31st). With this adjustment, we hope that our contestants will have more time to work on their inventions, since we understand that many are having difficulty in the preparation process, especially in purchasing the materials amidst the pandemic restrictions in Vietnam. Keep calm, try your best and stay tuned for our coming announcements for the new voting deadline and awarding ceremony (scheduled in October 2021)./. ...
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HOMEMADE WITH HEART SEASON #2 OPEN FOR APPLICATION

By : 558 Views20/07/2021
HOMEMADE WITH HEART SEASON #2 OPEN FOR APPLICATION

After the first successful season in 2020, Homemade with Heart is back this year!! Regardless of what your profession is, as long as you have the passion for invention, the aspiration to support independence and participation of persons with disabilities.  Homemade with Heart contest is for YOU !!! The contest welcomes simple yet effective deas and inventions that support the autonomy of persons with disabilities (PwDs) during their daily life activities. With two categories (Professional & Non-Professional), Homemade with Heart will help open a world of possibilities for PwDs and at the same time unlock your potential for creativity. Check out the contest’s website to know more about the application https://homemadewithheart.vn/ This contest is brought to you by Humanity &Inclusion Vietnam and USAID, in partnership with MCNV, ACDC and JICA ...
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Event in March: Webinar ‘Professional Development for Occupational Therapists’

By : 786 Views27/02/2021
Event in March: Webinar ‘Professional Development for Occupational Therapists’

An online seminar themed ‘Professional Development for Occupational Therapists’ will be held on 24th March, 2021, targetting Occupational Therapists who plan to pursue postgraduate studies. Held by the Hong Kong Occupational Therapy Association Ltd, the seminar will cover four topics, which are: Professional and academic pathways for occupational therapists; Overview of Master of Science Programs and MPhil studies;. Overview of Doctoral and PhD programs; Advice on pursuing postgraduate studies. The seminar will be concluded with a Q&A session.     *Registration form:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfQXXRJwIJrwVbHbR3iINLLxaYcxXFFOI5s1XRe5Y06GpXeHw/viewform?fbclid=IwAR3XhETN82Y32r_iB-t2GdTNgY-cKeO-Fi7jtV4Ke4jm2TPe6wJGwkt87fk *Deadline for application: 17 March 2021 *More information: https://hkota.org.hk/images/data/Poster%20of%20Online%20Evening%20Seminar%20on%20Professional%20Development%20for%20Occupational%20Therapists%2020-0028%20210208%20REV%20FINAL.pdf   ...
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90 FRESHMEN GAIN INSIGHTS INTO OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY VIA ORIENTATION WORKSHOP

By : 740 Views31/01/2021
90 FRESHMEN GAIN INSIGHTS INTO OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY VIA ORIENTATION WORKSHOP

An orientation workshop for freshmen was held on January 20, 2021 by the Faculty of Physiotherapy/Rehabilitation, Hai Duong Medical Technical University (HMTU). The event aims to facilitate students in making the optimal choice of major for their coming learning journey and career. Currently, the Faculty is offering two majors: Physio Therapy (PT) and Occupational Therapy (OT). This year, the Faculty welcomes 90 new students who have just got admitted for the Bachelor program period 2020-2024. The workshop has provided the freshmen relevant information and understanding on the role of Rehabilitation in the healthcare system, the scope of works, its clients and career opportunity. The information was brought to the students by HMTU’s Academic Board, the University’s Dean of Physiotherapy/Rehabilitation Faculty, and especially two lecturers who have graduated from the Bachelor Program...
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FIRST ADL LAB INAUGURATED IN HUE UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINES AND PHARMACY

By : 764 Views31/01/2021

The first Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Lab was officially handed over to Hue University of Medicines and Pharmacy (UMP) by MCNV on January 21. The ADL Lab was built as part of the project ‘Interdisciplinary rehabilitation services supporting children with intellectual and developmental disabilities to thrive’ (I-THRIVE). Ms. Pham Thi Le Dung, representatives of USAID (right) and Dr.Ha Chan Nhan, representative of Hue UMP at the ADL Lab inauguration ceremony.  I-THRIVE is sponsored by the US Agency of International Development (USAID) with the Center for Creative Initiatives in Health and Population (CCIHP) being implementing partner. The project site is located in two Central provinces of Quang Nam and Thua Thien – Hue. In Thua Thien – Hue, the project’s major local partner is Hue University of Medicines and Pharmacy (UMP). The University has been working with CCIHP to pilot...
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I-THRIVE supports capacity building for rehab professionals in Thua Thien – Hue and Quang Nam

By : 791 Views31/01/2021
I-THRIVE supports capacity building for rehab professionals in Thua Thien – Hue and Quang Nam

As part of the ‘Interdiscilinary rehabilitation services supporting children with intellectual and developmental disabilities to thrive’ (I-THRIVE) project, the twelve-month in-service trainings for rehabilitation professionals in Thua Thien – Hue and Quang Nam province have successfully concluded I-THRIVE is sponsored by the US Agency of International Development (USAID) with the Center for Creative Initiatives in Health and Population (CCIHP) being implementing partner. MCNV is in charge of conducting one of I-THRIVE’s three objectives, which is enhancing the capacity of rehabilitation professionals at provincial and district levels through short full-time in-service trainings and coaching. The training was conducted by the Hue University of Medicines and Pharmacy and Da Nang University of Medical Technology and Pharmacy, via the model of three 12-month courses covering three...
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Congratulation to 12 new OT Bachelor degree holders

By : 729 Views29/12/2020
Congratulation to 12 new OT Bachelor degree holders

Recently, 12 Bachelor program students of HCMC University of Medicines and Pharmacy have completed their four-year journey in Occupational Therapy (OT) major. MCNV Country Director Dr.Pham Dung was present at the Graduation ceremony held on December 24. In this special ocassion, on behalf of MCNV, Dr.Dung Pham handed congratulatory gifts to all the new 12 Bachelor degree holders. He congrated them on successfully concluding the course, wishing them all the best in their following paths, whether it be working as Occupational Therapist or higher learning and research. Since 2015, a 5 – year project on Development of Occupational Therapy Education in Vietnam has been implemented by MCNV. The project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through Humanity & Inclusion (HI) to launch the project Development of Occupational Therapy Education in Vietnam....
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I-Thrive: OT Consultant in Hue recruitment

By : 624 Views16/12/2020
I-Thrive: OT Consultant in Hue recruitment

To contribute to filling the gaps of OT workforce and services at both provincial and district levels,  MCNV has been cooperated with Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy (UMP) to provide a  12-month course on Occupational Therapy (OT) in which Hue UMP sent to this training course two participants who are teachers working at Rehabilitation Department (called OT practitioners hereafter). The training course will end in December 2020. As planned, in the future Hue UMP  will organize Continuing Medical Education (CME) course focusing on OT practice for some  common heath conditions. MCNV  is hence looking for an international OT consultant to provide 7-month coaching on OT clinical practice for the 2 OT practitioners at Hue UMP Hospital. For more information, please go to the Terms of Reference below:  Download [64.93 KB] ...
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ALZHEIMER’S WEEK (19TH – 26TH SEP, 2020) – LET’S US TALK ABOUT DEMENTIA

By : 759 Views23/09/2020
ALZHEIMER’S WEEK (19TH – 26TH SEP, 2020) – LET’S US TALK ABOUT DEMENTIA

Celebrating Alzheimer’s week (19th – 26th Sep 2020), we invite you all to join the following activities hosted by MANIPAL COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS, MAHE Join all the webinars at: 11:00am – 12:00pm (India Time Zone) on https://meet.google.com/oaz-utru-cyy 25th Sep, 2020: “Cherishing the Fading Memories”: Mitigating Stigma & Prejudice in Dementia Resource Person: Dr Debanjan Banerjee, D.M Final Year Senior Resident, NMHANS 26th Sep, 2020: Caring for People with Dementia Resource Person: Dr Sebestina A. Dsouza, PhD., Professor, Dept of Occupational Therapy, MCHP ...
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ONLINE DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR ” CONSCIOUS MOTOR PROCESSING AND MOVEMENT DISRUPTION: IMPLICATIONS FOR FALLS REHABILITATION”

By : 862 Views21/09/2020
ONLINE DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR ” CONSCIOUS MOTOR PROCESSING AND MOVEMENT DISRUPTION: IMPLICATIONS FOR FALLS REHABILITATION”

Topic: Conscious motor processing and movement disruption: implications for falls rehabilitation Speaker: Dr Thomson Wong  Assistant Professor (Physiotherapy) Department of Rehabilitation Sciences The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Date:          30 September 2020 (Wed) Time:          12:30pm – 02:00pm Language:  English ►Platform:  Online (Zoom)  Meeting ID will be sent to successful registrants. ►PT and OT CPD points will be accredited to registered attendees. A certificate will be sent through e-mail after the seminar. *If the number of participants exceeds the capacity limit of Zoom meeting, a recording of the seminar will be sent to those who cannot get into the meeting room afterwards, but those participants WILL NOT be able to grant the CPD points.   Enquiries:  Mr Fergus Tse (email: rs.crm@polyu.edu.hk) Registration Deadline:   28 September...
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