First China-Germany Symposium on Personalized Medicine held at CAMS


From October 10 to 11, the First China-Germany Symposium on Personalized Medicine was held successfully in Xi’an. It was co-hosted by the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS), and German Academy of Sciences (GAS), and undertaken by CAMS. A total of 25 representatives including 10 German academicians and 12 Chinese academicians attended the symposium. CAMS’s President Xuetao Cao and GAS’s Academicians Mueller-Hermelink as co-chairmen jointly presided over the opening ceremony. Academician Daiming Fan, CAE’s Vice President, addressed the ceremony on behalf of the Chinese side, and Academician Baerbel Friedrich, GAS's Vice President, made a speech on behalf of the German side and systematically introduced the history and status quo of GAS.


Academicians and professors of both sides conducted extensive exchanges in the application content of personalized medicine such as the concept of personalized medicine, big biological data, genomics, pharmacogenomics, metabonomics, tumor immunology, phenogenetics, etc. Participants expounded on personalized medicine plans for some common diseases, and held insightful discussions on the research tools and approaches of personalized medicine, with a warm atmosphere of questioning and responses. Both sides agreed that the consensus reached through this meeting would promote their cooperation and exchanges, and in particular, start substantial cooperation in some fields of personalized medicine. 


This symposium was strongly supported by CAE and GAS. Director-General Jincheng Kang and Director Qi Tian from the International Cooperation Bureau, CAE, also attended the meeting and gave specific guidance. After leading and coordinating the early preparation of the meeting, Director Dongmei Li of Division of Medicine and Health, CAE, attended the meeting and gave some guidance. Director Koch-Krumrei and Deputy Director Narmann from Bureau of Foreign Affairs, GAS, also attended the Xi’an-based meeting. Participants spoke highly of Lixin Jiang, Professor of Fu Wai Hospital, whose team had worked excellently for the symposium.

(News Center)