On October 22, the 2020 online conference of South Asia and Southeast Asia Medical Education and Health Care Alliance was held in Kunming. Leaders and experts from 18 universities and medical institutions in more than 10 countries in South Asia and Southeast Asia, as well as 22 universities in China, attended the conference to conduct exchanges and discussions on the theme of "Opportunities and Challenges of Higher Medical Education and Health Care in the Post Pandemic Era". Luo Peng, deputy secretary of the University Party committee and president of the University, attended and presided over the conference, who was accompanied by Fu Qihong, director of the International Exchange and Cooperation Office.
The conference is the subforum of the 2020 South Asia and Southeast Asia Education Cooperation Cloud Forum and one of the 2020 series events held by the South Asia and Southeast Asia Medical Education and Health Care Alliance. The conference was held by Kunming Medical University on Zoom. At present, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to sprawl worldwide, posing a major threat to people's life and health, as well as severe challenges to medical education, public health system and the construction of health care. 16 experts and scholars from universities, hospitals and other institutions in South Asia, Southeast Asia and China fully exchanged their views on the reform and development of medical education and health care in the post-pandemic era.
As Guizhou Medical University is a member of the alliance, Luo Peng was invited to attend and preside over the second-stage keynote speech of the conference. Through participating in the conference, the contact between the University and the members of the alliance has been deepened, which is conducive to expanding the cooperation potential between the University and the universities in Southeast Asia and South Asia, and improving the international influence of the University.
At the conference, Dhaka Medical College in Bangladesh and Nursing School of University of Colombo in Sri Lanka was voted to officially become members of the South Asia and Southeast Asia Medical Education and Health Care Alliance.