CAMS Holds International Strategy Summit for Innovation of Medical Science & Technology


On the afternoon of October 28, 2016, CAMS held the International Strategy Summit for Innovation of Medical Science & Technology. The summit was the first academic activity in celebrating CAMS's 60 anniversary. It invited relevant leaders from some government departments and from famous institutes at home and abroad to probe into medium- and long-term international strategies for innovation of medical science and technology.

Academician Xuetao Cao, President of CAMS & PUMC, delivered a welcoming speech. Jianwei Wang, Director of Department of Science and Technology Administration of CAMS & PUMC, presided over the meeting.  



After analyzing the current problems and situation of health and wellness, Mr. Cao pointed out that, under new circumstances, modern medical workers’ duty and missions are to promote medical science and technology and the development of healthy China so as to ensure people’s fitness. It is a necessary problem for us to think about how to better promote the innovation of medical science and technology, improve people’s wellbeing, and make contributions to the development of human health services.

President Xuetao Cao gave a brief review of CAMS’s achievements over the past six decades. In 2016, CAMS, supported by higher authorities, has launched the Scientific Innovation Program for Medical Sciences and Health (SIPMSH) which is incorporated into the “Healthy China 2030” Plan. The Academy has opened a new chapter of development. President Cao noted that CAMS, with great confidence,has resolve tocontinue scaling new heights of medical sciences, keeps abreast with important frontiers of the world in line with China’s major strategic needs, focuses on major livelihood issues including prevention and control of major diseases and the ageing population, plays the role of a large institute in integrating all links of medical innovation at all stages, and coordinates scientific resources allocation so as to solve real health problems, to promote the development of China’s national innovation system for medical science and technology, to support the development of healthy China and to make new contributions to comprehensively guarantee people’s fitness throughout their lifespan.

Present at the summit were Academician Baofeng Yang, Director of Division of Medicine and Health, the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) and President of Harbin Medical University, Feng Feng, Director General of the International Cooperation Bureau, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Barry Bloom, former Dean of School of Public Health, Harvard University, Darren Nash, Deputy Dean of School of Medicine Sciences, University of Oxford, Geoffrey McColl, Head of Melbourne Medical School, University of Melbourne, Makoto Suematsu, President of Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED). They delivered excellent keynote speeches respectively in the following themes: to boost scientific innovation and development of healthy China, the international cooperation of scientific funds in medical sciences, global health prospect, scientific exploration and innovation, strategies and prospect for medical innovation, and data sharing of medical research.

At the final stage of the meeting, President Cao made closing remarks. He pointed out that CAMS would seize the historical opportunity to develop close cooperation with the world’s medical institutes by broadening its horizon and mind, strive to build itself into a core national base for medical innovation, and create a New CAMS so as to promote the Chinese medical sciences and benefit all humankind.

Also present at the meeting were Longshan Yao and Yunfeng Wang who serve as Deputy Party Secretary of CAMS & PUMCDepei Liu, Academician and former President of CAMS & PUMC, Academicians Tao Hong and Yongsu Zhen, leaders from Jiangsu and Yunnan Provincial Health and Family Planning Commission, and relevant leaders and experts from partner institutes as well as leaders, researchers and nearly 450 students from institutes and schools belonging to CAMS & PUMC.

(News Center)