GMU Teachers' Delegation Attends the Lancet-CAMS Health Summit and 2016 World Life Science Conference

Invited by CAMS & PUMC, GMU sent a delegation of 32 teachers who were experienced in teaching and research to participate the Lancet-CAMS Health Summit and 2016 World Life Science Conference from October 30 to November 3.

The Lancet-CAMS Health Summit is co-sponsored by The Lance Journal and CAMS. Cao Xuetao, CAMS & PUMC president, Philippe Terhegge, General manager of Science department of Elsevier, Richard Horton, Chief Editor of Lancet, Bill Summerskill, Chief Executive Editor of Lancet, Professor Richard Peto, Oxford University, Professor Barry Bloom, former Dean of Public Health of Harvard University, Roger Glass, director of Fogarty International Center, NIH and Zhang Shuyang, Vice President of CAMS & PUMC attended the summit. There were about 500 participants from 7 countries and regions.

The health-themed summit focused on various topics including maternal and child health, migrants health and urbanization, clinical medicine, medical education, infectious diseases and population aging and health. GMU delegation led by Ma Hong, the dean of School of Stomatology, Dr. Zi Ran and Dr Shang Zhengling, had a thorough communication with the U.S. delegation.

Extended Reading: The Lancet is a weekly peer-reviewed general medical journal. It is one of the world's oldest and best known general medical journals. It is concerned with the development of medical service and public health in China, and makes great efforts and contribution to the communication in medical science between China and Britain.

From November 1 to 3, the 2016 World Life Science Conference was held at China National Convention Center. Conference attendants included 10 Nobel Laureates, 4 winners of World Food Prize and Wolf Prize for Agriculture, Dean of the Royal Academy of Sciences, Chief Editor of Cell, and other international and domestic experts, as well as more than 4,000 scientific workers all over the world. The conference is top-ranking both in level and scale with extensive scope in the realm of Life Science in China.

Opening Ceremony of 2016 World Life Science Conference

Opening Ceremony of 2016 World Life Science Conference

GMU delegates in 2016 World Life Science Conference

After the ceremony, lectures were given by experts including Professor David Baltimore, Chen Zhu member of CAS, Marc Van Mantagu 2013 Word Food Prize winner, Venkatraman Ramakrishnan 2009 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Erwin Neher 1991 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, Yuan Longping member of CAS who won 2004 World Food Prize.


Professor David Baltimore is the 1985 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine and the former President of California Institute of Technology. He once published important articles on Reverse Transcriptase.

Yuan Longping's introduction of Development of hybrid rice enters third generation in China was well received by the audience.

On November 2nd, GMU as the only one college delegation was invited by CAMS & PUMC to attend 60th Anniversary celebration of CAMS. This was a response to the comprehensive fulfillment of Framework Agreement of accelerating the development of GMU by counterpart assistance from CAMS & PUMC.

GMU delegates with Cao Xuetao, Professor Alice Huang from Harvard University.

Professor Cheng Genhong from CAMS extended warm welcome and made a brief introduction of professor David Baltimore and professor Alice Huang's research and management and their contribution to the cooperation in medical science between China and the United States. Nobel Laureates David Baltimore and Alice Huang, talked with young scientists, college teachers and students from BRICS about life experience, career and technology innovation.

Professor Zhang Quan from GMU and David Baltimore discussed thoroughly about healing of hepatitis C. David Baltimore suggested that young Scientists should follow their own interests and walk in a right direction. Alice Huang shared her experience of scientific research with David Baltimore, and suggested balance between work and life, with wish them of a successful career.

Cao Xutao remarked that PUMC and GMU were of one family. He also mentioned that Alice Huang was born in Guizhou. Huang's fluent Guizhou dialect surprised all and shortened the distance between GMU delegates and her. As an influential international expert, Huang's example was encouraging to the delegates.


Cao Xutao and GMU delegates

Alice Huang and GMU delegates

The cooperation between GMU and CAMS & PUMC is of paramount significance in the background of current national medical education and medical reform. CAMS & PUMC pays great attention to the cooperation which promotes the development of medical education, healthcare and scientific research in Guizhou, and serves a platform for GMU to communicate with top institutions from home and abroad and even can be taken as new model of developing national medical system.