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 South Asia 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 AEC.
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, and students from Southeast Asian to this 5-day international conference in Tainan, Taiwan.
In this conference , the key opinion leaders will be sharing their experiences and insights, and some academical visits to the National Cheng Kung University Hospital (NCKUH), National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), and Southern Taiwan Medical Device Industry Cluster (STMDIC) will also be arranged .
The GAIA will be a powerful platform for all Southeast Asian universities and enterprises to extend their international business marketplace, and also an important channel in the cross-culture potential trade cooperation.
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 healthcare technology in Southeast Asia, and (4) satisfy future healthcare needs in the coming aging society.
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 in ageing society with lower healthcare cost.
What we've done
In 2015 to 2018, there were more than 300 people from 30 countries participated in "International Conference on Future Healthcare and Economic Development in Southeast Asia". This international workshop will solid the GAIA model and connect the 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.
Conference Venue & Accommodation
You'll be staying at Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel
Address: 89 Section West, University Road, Tainan, 70146, Taiwan.
The conference will be also held in the meeting room of Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel (B2).
Note: Please note extra night expenses will not be funded due to our government’s regulations.
From Kaohsiung International Airport (KHH)
Flight to the KHH airport is highly suggested considering it's closer to Tainan.
If you choose to arrive at the KHH airport, we will arrange the pick-up upon your arrival. Please provide us your e-ticket in advance for pick-up arrangement.
However, you can come to Tainan by yourself if you are interested in travelling alone. There are two transportation suggetions:
1. By TRA
(1) Take Kaohsiung MRT from the Airport Station (R4) to Kaohsiung Main Station (R11).
(2) Take the express trains to Tainan Station.
(3) 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).
The total traveling time is about 1 hour and 20 minutes.
2. By THSR
(1) Take Kaohsiung MRT from the Airport Station (R4) to Zuoying HSR Station (R16).
(2) Take the THSR Train to Tainan Station.
(3) After arriving at THSR Tainan Station, please take a taxi to Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel .
The total traveling time is about 1 hour and 40 minutes
From Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE)
Flight to the TPE airport is also no problem.
Please take a taxi or shuttle bus from the TPE Airport to THSR Taoyuan Station, which takes about 20 minutes. Then take the THSR train from Taoyuan Station to Tainan Station. After arriving at Tainan THSR Station, please take a taxi to Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel .
The total traveling time is about 3 hours.