Thanh Nga’s Blog Post for International Year of Light 2015

The International Year of Light 2015 is a UNESCO initiative focusing on the applications and benefits of light science. Thanh Nga participated in the Opening Ceremony in January in Paris to give a presentation about VAC’s work. She wrote a follow-up article for the International Year of Light 2015 blog.

Vietnam VAC has been improving the state of dermatopathology in Ho Chi Minh City, which started with only one doctor, an old microscope, and was using candle wax for embedding. We provided training for physicians in the United States, obtained donated equipment, and held courses in dermatology, laser medicine and pathology. Over the past 6 years, the center has treated over 2,000 children on a free, safe, and effective basis.

Thanh Nga to Speak at the Laser 2015 Conference

Thanh-Nga will be the featured International Year of Light Speaker at the Laser 2015 Annual Conference to take place in January 2015 in Paris, France. She will speak about VietnamVAC in a presentation entitled, “From Vietnam to the US and Back Again: Helping Kids with Disfiguring Vascular Birthmarks in Vietnam, a Humantarian Medical Collaboration”.