ECCT Premium Event - Lunch with Dr Chen Chien-Jen/前副總統陳建仁
ECCT Premium Event
Post-Covid-19 economy and lifestyle: A new digital and robotic age
Hosted by the Healthcare Enhancement committee & the Planet-Friendly Eating and Living Platform
|Guest speaker: Dr Chen Chien-Jen, Former ROC Vice President & Distinguished Professor, Academia Sinica
Date: 12:00 - 14:00, Thursday, 20 August, 2020
Venue: Residence One, Lobby Floor, Grand Hyatt Taipei / 台北君悅酒店1樓君寓一
Address: No.2, Songshou Rd, Taipei / 台北市松壽路二號
The coronavirus pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges to healthcare systems and economies globally. At this event our distinguished speaker will share his views on the impacts brought about by the pandemic and some of the challenges facing Taiwanese residents, industry, research institutes and the country as a whole in adjusting to the new reality.
The Taiwan government has received high praise globally for the way it has handled every aspect of the pandemic, from early action to close borders, testing, contact tracking and tracing, securing sufficient personal protective equipment, healthcare personnel and facilities. And it has done all this while causing minimal disruption to the normal functioning of the economy.
Taiwan has also been part of global efforts to find a cure. Since the start of the outbreak, Taiwanese research institutes and companies have been working tirelessly, in cooperation with global partners, to develop vaccines, testing kits and effective treatments for Covid-19.
But there is still a long way to go before a vaccine or effective treatments may be available. Promising vaccine candidates will still need to undergo three phases of clinical trials, after which production will have to be scaled up on a massive scale. The chances are good that at least one of the vaccines will work but success is not guaranteed. For example, there is still no vaccine against HIV after 40 years, although there are effective drug treatments available.
In the meantime, authorities and individuals will have to adjust to life under the threat of the virus. This will mean continued measures to prevent the spread of disease such as border controls, enhanced hygiene measures and social distancing. For businesses this will mean adjusting the way they do business to limit close human contact. Meanwhile, for individuals this will mean keeping a healthy body and boosting their immune systems as a defence against Covid-19 and other diseases.
* A Vegetarian meal featuring Beyond Meat will be served.
About the speaker
Dr Chen Chien-Jen has had a distinguished career in academia and government. He served as Taiwan’s Vice President from 2016 until 20 May 2020 when he resuming his academic career as Distinguished Professor in Genomics Research Center at Academia Sinica, a position he had previously held from 2006-2015. He is concurrently a Professor at the Graduate Institute of Epidemiology at National Taiwan University College of Public Health and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at Tulane University, in the United States. In government, he previously served as the minister of health from 2003-2005 and minister of the National Science Council from 2006-2008. In academia, he was previously the Dean of the College of Public Health at National Taiwan University and has previously held professorships at Fu-Jen University, China Medical University in Taichung and Kaohsiung Medical University. He has been published in a variety of medical journals on subjects related to his specialty of molecular and genomic epidemiology.
*This event will be conducted in English.
NT$1,600 for members and NT$2,200 for members' guest(s)
*To cancel without penalty, written cancellations must be received before 8/18.
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