• Introduction


    Who's the host

    The Medical Device Innovation Center (MDIC), with the accumulated soft power base of the “Presidents' Forum of Southeast Asia and Taiwan Universities founded by NCKU” (SATU PRESIDENTS' FORUM), establishes the platform - Global Academic Industry Alliance(GAIA) - to connect the top international medical research centers and institutes. Through the academic cooperation and exchanges, Taiwan’s medical device industry wants to build up a closer connection with the world.

    About the Program

    What we'd like to do

    Considering the necessity of extending the international industry-academic collaboration, MDIC and other GAIA members invite key-opinion leaders, renowned professors, medical doctors, researchers and professionals from other countries, especially those from Southern and Southeast Asian to attend this five-day international conference.


    In 2021, to respond to the challenges of global pandemic, the conference will be held as a Hybrid event offering both virtual and on-site versions. In this conference, the key opinion leaders will be sharing their experiences and insights on the ongoing innovations and healthcare landscape from technology, networking and economy side, especially under pandemic-driven changes. Hands-on activities and tours of National Cheng Kung University Hospital (NCKUH), National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), and Southern Taiwan Medical Device Industry Cluster (STMDIC) will also be arranged, partly virtually and partly on-site.

    The GAIA will be a powerful platform for international universities and world-leading enterprises to build cross-culture cooperation, and also an important channel to extend their international business marketplace.

    Main Purposes

    What we'd like to build up

    The main purposes of this conference are to (1) establish a value-chain platform for international cooperation, (2) assist institutions in building their international network, (3) understand current trends of healthcare technology, and (4) satisfy future healthcare needs in the coming aging society and post-pandemic era

    We expect the event would help the participators grasp the future healthcare trend precisely, know how to build up a healthcare network with the state-of-the-art technology, and be capable of effectively promoting the healthcare for future society with lower healthcare cost.

    Past Achievement

    What we've done

    In 2015 to 2019, there were more than 300 people from 30 countries participated in "International Conference on Future Healthcare and Economic Development in Southeast Asia". This international conference will solid the GAIA model and connect to academic organizations. We are looking forward to a win-win outcome and reaching the goal of making substantial economic benefits mutually with all our members and participants.
  • Chairpersons

    Honorary Chair

    Prof. Fong-Chin Su

    Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering & Executive Vice President, NCKU

    General Chair

    Prof. Chih-Han Chang

    Professor of Biomedical Engineering & Director, Medical Device Innovation Center, NCKU

    Executive Chair

    Prof. Ming-Long Yeh​

    Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Director of Startup Accelerator Division, Innovation Headquarters, NCKU

  • Moderators



    Dr. Fong-Chin Su

    Distinguished Professor & Executive Vice President, NCKU


    Dr. Yi-Ching Yang​

    Prof., Dept. of Family Medicine, College of Medicine, NCKU


    Dr. Shyh-Hau Wang​

    Vice Chair, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering & Director, Institute of Medical Informatics & Chair, Master Program of AI technology, NCKU


    Dr. Ping-Yen Liu MD.​

    Director, Institute of Clinical Medicine, NCKU /Clinical Medicine Research Center, NCKUH


    Dr. Peng-Ting Chen​

    Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, NCKU


    Dr. Chien-Hsu Chen

    Prof. & Dean, Dept. of Industrial Design, NCKU


    Dr.Che-Wei Lin​

    Assistant Prof., Dept. of Biomedical Engineering/ MDIC/Institute of Gerontology, NCKU


    Dr. Dean Chou​

    Assist. Prof., Department of Biomedical Engineering, NCKU


    Dr. Ching-Hsiang Fan​

    Assist. Prof., Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, NCKU


    Dr. Chih-Chun Lin​

    Assist Research Fellow, MDIC, NCKU, Taiwan


    Dr. Jack Shen-Kuen Chang​

    Assistant Research Professor, Medical Device Innovation Center, NCKU


  • Domestic Speakers



    Dr. Huey-Jen Jenny Su

    President of NCKU


    Dr. Meng-Ru Shen

    Superintendent of NCKU Hospital


    Dr. Wen-Chien Ko

    Vice superintendent of NCKU Hospital


    Dr. Ming-Long Yeh​

    Director & Professor, Startup Accelerator Center, NCKU


    Dr. Yi-Shan Tsai MD.​

    Associate Professor, Dept. of Medical imaging, NCKUH, College of Medicine, NCKU & Director of Clinical Innovation and Research Center, NCKUH


    Dr. Hsiao-Wei Tang

    CEO of Summed Taiwan


    Jia-En Chen​

    Researcher, School of Medicine in National Defense Medical Center


    Lien-Yu Hung​

    Corning Research Center Taiwan (CRCT)


    Shu-Wei Tsai, MD.​

    Dept. of Otolaryngology, NCKUH


    Wen-Bin Lee​

    Chief Executive Officer, MedFluid Co., Ltd.


    Zhi-Fu Lin​

    Chief Executive Officer, Startboard.co


    Dr. Chien-Yu Fu​

    BioPro Scientific


    Dr. Chii-Wann Lin​

    Professor, Dept. of Electrical Engineering/Director, NTU-ITRI Nano Center, NTU


    Steve Chuang​

    CTO, IBM Taiwan


    Po Tsun, Paul, Kuo​

    Joint Appointment Associate Professor, AI College, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University


    Peng-Chan Lin MD.​

    Assoc. Prof. Department of Oncology, College of Medicine, NCKU


    Dr. Ming-Huwi​ Horng

    Distingushed Professor, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National PingTung Uinversity


    Dr. Shyh-Hau Wang​

    Vice Chair, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering & Director, Institute of Medical Informatics & Chair, Master Program of AI technology, NCKU


    Dr. Jung-Hsien Chiang​

    Distinguished Professor, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, NCKU


    Dr. Pei-Yu Chen​

    Postdoctoral Researcher, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, NCKU


    Dr. Pau-Choo Chung​

    Dean, College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, NCKU


    Dr. Chi-Lun Lin​

    Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering/ Chief of Curriculum, MDIC, NCKU


    Dr. Chao-Han Lai MD.​

    Attending Intensivist, Dept. of Surgery, NCKUH


    Dr.Chih-Chia Hsieh​

    Attending physician, Dept. of Emergency Medicine, NCKUH


    Dr. Yung-Chung​ Chen

    Assistant Professor, School of Dentistry and Institute of Oral Medicine, NCKU


    Dr. Wen-Hsiang Lu​

    Professor, Dept. of Computer Science and Information Engineering, NCKU


    Dr. Yen-Wen Liu MD.​

    Assoc.Prof., Division of Cardiology, Dept. of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, NCKU


    Dr. Sheng-Fu Liang​

    Director, AI Biomedical Research Center, Ministry of Science and Technology & Professor, Dept. of Computer Science and Information Engineering/Institute of Medical Informatics, NCKU


    Dr. Tsung-Hua Lu MD.​

    Attending psychiatrist, Dept. of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, NCKUH


    Chieh-hsiu Liu MD. DPhil

    Consultant Geriatrician, Dept. of Geriatrics and Gerontology, NCKUH


    Dr.Cheng-Li Lin, MD.,PhD

    Assoc. Prof.,Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, NCKU


    Dr. Yang-Cheng Lin​

    Prof., Dept. of industrial design, NCKU


    Dr. Dar-Bin Shieh​

    Prof., School of Dentistry and Institude of Oral Medicine, NCKU


    Dr. Sing-Han (John) Huang​

    Senior data scientist, Graphen Taiwan, Inc.


    Dr. Chen Lin​

    Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering, National Central University


    Dr. Chao A. Hsiung

    Honorary Investigator, Institute of Population Health Sciences, National Health Research Institutes


    Yen-Shan Lin​

    Chief Executive Officer, Netown Corporation


    Dr. Kevin C. Tseng​

    President of the Medical Design Association; Professor of Taipei Tech; CEO of Innovative Product Design and Development for Health Industry (IPDD) Alliance


  • International Speakers



    Dr. Gina Jiang​

    Managing Director, Hong Kong Institute of Biotechnology (HKIB)

    Hong Kong​

    Dr. Dinesh Kumar​

    Regional Chairman-Asia, Indo-Foreign Business Council-IFBC


    Dr. Sara Casaccia​

    Assist Prof., Dept. of Industrial Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, Università Politecnica delle Marche


    Dr. Akira Ishibashi​

    Professor, Nanostructure Physics Lab., Research Institute for Electronic Science, Hokkaido University


    Dr. Atsushi Hiyama​

    Assoc. Prof., The Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo


    Dr. Hirokazu Kato​

    Professor, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST)


    Marcin Jerzewski​

    Research Fellow, Taiwan NextGen Foundation


    Dr. Lelia Samson​

    Outstanding Young Scholar & Assistant Professor, Renmin University of China


    Dr. Marat Dosave​

    Associate professor, Lomonosov Moscow State University


    Dr. Sorada Kanokpanont​

    Assoc. Prof., Department of Chemical Engineering & Biomaterial Engineering for Medical and Health Research Unit, Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University


    Dr. Michele J. Grimm​

    Wielenga Creative Engineering Endowed Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, Michigan State University

    United Kingdom

    Dr. Tzyy-Ping Jung​

    Assoc. Director, Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience, Institute for Neural Computation, UC San Diego



    Dr. Marc Horner​

    Sr. Principal Engineer, Dept. of Healthcare, Ansys Inc


    Dr. Fu-chiang (Rich) Tsui​

    Assoc. Prof., Dept. Anesthesiology and Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


    Feng-Yu Lee​


    President, Elite BioMedical Consulting, Inc.


    Dr. Benson Kuo​

    Assistant Professor of Regulatory and Quality Sciences, USC


    Sarah Akers, M.S

    Data Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Lab


  • Eligibility

    • Interdisciplinary professionals who works in healthcare or MedTech related industry, academics, governments, research institutes.
    • College/Graduate students who majors or interested in medical innovation.

  • Transportation

    Only for On-site Participants

    Taking Taiwan Railways

    1. Take the express trains to Tainan Station.

    2. After arriving at Tainan Station, please come out from the rear exit and then go to Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel by foot (1 min)

    Taking Taiwan High Speed Rail

    1. Take the THSR Train to Tainan Station.
    2. After arriving at THSR Tainan Station, please take a taxi to Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel. (40 min)
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