Dear colleagues and friends,
With great support from the Department of International Affairs of the China Association for Science and Technology, the Health and Family Planning Commission of Shenzhen Municipality and Public Hospital Administration of Shenzhen Municipality, the International and Cross-Strait, Hongkong, Macao Summit Forum on Prevention of Infectious Diseases and Precision Medicine will be held from Oct.12-14 in Shenzhen, chaired by Mr. Gao Fu, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Deputy Director of China CDC, with Ms. Li Lanjuan, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering serving as Honorary Chairman. The Forum is jointly organized by Shenzhen Third People’s Hospital, CAS Key Laboratory of pathogenic Microbiology and Immunology, Shenzhen Medical Association, Chinese Society of Biotechnology and Collaborative Innovation Alliance for Cross-straight, Hongkong and Macao.
As Precision Medicine has become an important trend in the future development of medical treatment and health technologies, new technologies and diagnoses and treatment driven by clinical cure of infectious diseases have been emerging in recent years. Some key antibodies that are linked to infection and immune regulation have been discovered and applied in treating immunological diseases, cancers and infectious diseases. Further, remarkable achievements have been made in treating HIV, hepatitis B and Cancers with the use of engineered pathogens or tumor-specific immune cells. Being the first high-level international academic forum on infectious diseases held in Shenzhen, a city serving as the bridgehead for the Reform and Opening up, the Forum has far-reaching significance. On the one hand, it aims to explores how to promote Precision Medicine to serve the cause of public health security in China while taking account of China’s special situation, to improve healthcare for the citizens, and to increase the level of diagnoses, treatment and prevention of outbreaks and emerging cases of infectious diseases; on the other hand, it aims to showcase to the world the accomplishments achieved in China in treating and researching on emerging infectious diseases.
At the invitation of the organizers, renowned international and Chinese experts alike in the field of infectious diseases will gather together, communicate with each other and discuss the precision medicine model applied in treatment of infectious diseases and the global public health defense, and explore collaboration model and mechanism in public health with regard to prevention of outbreaks and emerging cases of infectious diseases globally.
See you soon in Shenzhen!