2018 CAMS-NIH Joint Symposium on Viral Respiratory Diseases Held


In order to further deepen the communications between China and the United States in the field of research on health science and promote academic cooperation between state-level medical research institutes, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS) and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of National Institutes of Health (NIAID) jointly hosted CAMS-NIH Seminar on Viral Respiratory Disease in Beijing on September 6-7. CAMS President Chen Wang and Associate Director F. Gray Handley made speeches on behalf of their respective sides.

Nine American professors from NIAID, the Massachusetts General Hospital of the Harvard University and the University of Michigan were invited to attend the symposium. Nine Chinese professors from CAMS, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the University of Hong Kong, Xiamen University, Fudan University, and China-Japan Friendly Hospital gave wonderful lectures on the development of vaccine, treatment and diagnosis, as well as host immunity and transmission of pathogens.




CAMS actively promotes its international development strategy and emphasizes its guiding role in cutting-edge medical science. Viral respiratory disease is a common disease and frequently-occurring disease of mankind. In recent years, with an increasing prevalence rate, the disease has caused a great harm to the health of children, the aged, immunocompromised hosts, and patients with basic cardiopulmonary disease. Lots of biomedicine researchers are conducting relevant theoretical and applied researches, which is an inevitable demand for man to triumph over nature and survive and makes the researches on viral respiratory disease at the forefront of medical researches in the world. Such researches are of great significance to further strengthening the communications and in-depth researches of the Chinese and foreign sides on vaccine, treatment and diagnosis, host immunity and transmission of pathogens.

CAMS has been cooperating with NIH for over 30 years. Since 2016, the two sides have cooperated with each other to hold joint symposiums for three consecutive times. The success of the symposium will further expand and deepen the multidisciplinary communications between China and the United States in the field of medicine and health.


 (Text/Department of International Cooperation

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