The 2018 Frontiers of Life Sciences Symposium and Clinical medical research, the annual meeting of the NIH Chinese Scholars Association, were held at the Zhongshan Ophthalmology Center
Resource： State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology
Edited by Xianjing Wei
From November 2018 24th to 25th, the 2018 Frontiers of Life Sciences Symposium and Clinical medical research, the annual meeting of the NIH Chinese Scholars Association, sponsored by the NIH Chinese Scholars Association and hosted by the Zhongshan Ophthalmology Center, were held at the Zhu Jiang New Town district of Zhongshan Ophthalmology Center.
The executive vice president of Peking University, academician Zhan Qimin, delivered a speech on behalf of the sponsor, describing the origin of the NIH Chinese scholar Society, hoping that more NIH Chinese scholars would join the society and help to enhance China's scientific research power and build a healthy China. Speaking on behalf of the organizer, Professor Liu Yizhi, director of Zhongshan Ophthalmology Center, welcomed Chinese scholars and attendees from NIH and introduced the origin of Zhongshan Ophthalmology Center and NIH. After that, academician Zhan Qimin first made report to the general assembly. He spoke of healthy science and technology innovation and precision medicine in China, as well as today's needs for individualized medical care, which will enable precision medicine through targeted therapy, precision drugs, and biological sample banks to advance the process of healthy China.
Professor Chi-Chao Chan, who was invited from the United States, briefed attendees on the history of NIH and the development of the National Eye Institute (NEI). The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the world's largest medical research institution with 27 institutes. Since the 70's, China has had scholars go to the United States to further their studies in the NIH, and more than 10 academicians, including Zhan Qimin and Cheng Heping, had studied in NIH. With the help of Professor Chen Zhizhao, NEI and Zhongshan Ophthalmology Center have established a deep cooperative relationship.
There were 22 scholars shared their cutting-edge research in their respective fields, including Professor Zhang Ning, from the first affiliated Hospital of Peking University, Dean Wang Gang of the Beijing Anding Hospital affiliated to the Capital Medical University, Professor Wang Shiqiang from life science school of Beijing University, and Professor Li Wei of NEI.
Eventually, it was announced that the fourth annual meeting of the NIH Chinese Scholars Society in 2019 will be held in Shanghai in June.