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Forum on Integrative Medicine for Cardiopulmonary Disease

  On May 12th, the Forum on Integrative Medicine for Cardiopulmonary Disease -- Integration of Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, jointly sponsored by BUCM and Hyogo College of Medicine Educational Corporation (HCMEC), was held in Tongchuan, Shaanxi Province, China, hosted by Sun Simiao Hospital (7th School of Clinical Medicine Affiliated to BUCM). Chinese representatives present at the event were Mr. Li Rong, Vice Mayor of Tongchuan, Prof. Xu Anlong, President of BUCM, and a BUCM delegation headed by Xu, including directors of the Medical Affairs Management Department, the International Cooperation Department, and experts from BUCM’s schools and hospitals. An 8-member education delegation headed by Shinka Sohei, Director of the TCM Confucius Institute at Hyogo College of Medicine Educational Corporation, Japan attended the forum too. The meeting was presided over by Prof. Wang Xian, Dean of the 7th School of Clinical Medicine.

  Vice Mayor Li Rong delivered a speech in the first place to welcome scholars and experts from China and Japan. He believed that this academic exchange would focus on the joint development of Eastern and Western medicine, especially the discussion on the treatment of cardiopulmonary disease with integrated traditional Chinese and Western Medicine. “It is an occasion of great festivity in inheritance and dissemination of Chinese medicine culture, which will promote the integration of Chinese and Western medicine to benefit mankind”, he added. He also hoped the event would contribute to the construction and development of the health undertakings of Tongchuan.

  In his subsequent speech, BUCM President Xu Anlong firstly expressed his gratitude for the strong support offered by Director Shinka Sohei in the co-establishment of the TCM Confucius Institute. The institute has scored many achievements in the cultural dissemination and scientific research of traditional Chinese medicine. It has been playing a positive role in reinforcing the friendship between China and Japan, spreading traditional Chinese medicine in Japan, and deepening the research into Chinese medicine. He then thanked the Tongchuan Municipal CPC Committee and the municipal government for their strong support for the Sun Simiao Hospital affiliated to BUCM. The hospital has made many achievements in its first year since its establishment, including offering a number of new TCM therapies to benefit the people of Tongchuan. Finally, he wished the hospital would seize the good opportunity to promote innovation and development of Chinese medicine, improve its service quality and bring welfare to the people living in the “The Belt and Road”Area.

  In his speech, Director Shinka Sohei said that Xi’an, a city close to Tongchuan with cultural and historical fame, is the origin and representative of the Chinese civilization. He hoped that he together with his team could take what they learned here about traditional Chinese medicine and profound medical ethics back to Japan, just like what those Japanese missions did in the Sui and Tang dynasties.

  In the academic exchanges that followed, excellent academic presentations were made by Prof. Takeshi Shinmura from Japan, Professor Hu Dayi, academician of the International Eurasian Academy of Sciences, and Prof. Guo Shuzhen, School of Traditional Chinese Medicine of BUCM. During the academic discussion chaired by Ding Xia, Director of BUCM Medical Affairs Management Department and Prof. Wu Huanlin, Dongzhimen Hospital, keynote speeches on relevant researches were delivered by Prof. Lin Qian, BUCM Dongfang Hospital, Prof. Wang Xian, BUCM 7th School of Clinical Medicine, Prof. Takeshi Shinmura and Associate Prof. Takashi Yokoi from Japan, and Prof. Yang Daowen, China-Japan Friendship Hospital. The discussion was held in lively atmosphere.

  Based on the platform of TCM Confucius Institute, BUCM and HCMEC have established the long-term mechanism of holding annual academic exchange of Chinese and Western medicine by turn. The purpose is to foster medical exchanges between China and Japan, expand intercollegiate research cooperation, improve understanding and communication between Chinese and Western medicine, and promote mutual complementation and development of BUCM and HCMEC. This year’s academic exchange forum held by BUCM 7th School of Clinical Medicine not only allowed the hospitals to demonstrate their academic and medical strengths but also laid a foundation for the cooperation between China and Japan in the field of cardiovascular research.