The Lancet-CAMS Health Summit was successfully held

2016-11-03

The Lancet-CAMS Health Summit was successfully held in Beijing on October 30-31, 2016. Academician Xuetao Cao, president of CAMS & PUMC, Dr. Philippe Terheggen, managing director of Elsevier's Science, Technology and Medical (STM) Journals, Dr. Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of Lancet, Dr. Bill Summerskill, executive editor ofLancet, Sir Richard Peto, professor of Oxford University, Prof. Barry Bloom, former dean of the Harvard School of Public Health, Prof. Roger Glass, director of the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health of the United States, Prof. Shuyang Zhang, vice president of the CAMS & PUMC, and other Chinese and foreign experts attended the summit. President Xuetao Cao and Dr. Richard Horton gave welcome speeches respectively.


 


This summit brought together top scientists specializing in medical research at home and abroad. Nearly 500 scientists from 7 countries and regions attended this health-focused summit. They had in-depth discussions on health of women and children, migration, urbanization and health, clinical medicine, medical education, infections, public health, aging and health.


 

 

This summit offered a platform for them to exchange views on difficult issues and hot topics in medical fields through speeches, presentations and discussions, aiming to promote exchanges between Chinese scientists and top-class foreign scientists.


 


The Lancet is one of the world's oldest and most influential medical journals, well-known for its high impact factors and cutting-edge original research papers and commentary articles. It pays close attention to the development of China's health sector and has made outstanding contributions to medical exchanges between China and the UK. The CAMS, founded in 1956, is China's national academic center for medical science and a comprehensive medical research institution. In the past 60 years, the CAMS strove to meet relevant demand in China, focused on the frontiers in medical science, dedicated itself to medical research and major disease prevention and control, and made a series of remarkable achievements. The CAMS has 18 research institutions and 6 clinical hospitals, demonstrating strong strength in R&D and education.


(Department of International Cooperation)