Founding Assembly of Xiangya Branch of the Young Scientific and Technical Workers Association of CSU and 2017 Xiangya Medical Forum Held
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On the morning of October 14, the 2017 Xiangya Medical Forum was held. Nearly 30 domestic and overseas experts in the filed of medical research gathered together to share the latest medical achievements, which would provide new directions for the development of Xiangya’s scientific research innovation and the cultivation of its young talents in the next 100 years and lead them to a new high. At the same time, over 400 participating leaders, experts and young students witnessed the foundation of Xiangya Branch of the Young Scientific and Technical Workers Association of CSU. The branch will build an inter-school, interdisciplinary and cross-specialty academic exchange and resource sharing platform for the young medical staff.

Tian Hongqi, Chancellor of Central South University, Prof. Hu Zhibin, Vice-chancellor of Nanjing Medical University, Wu Minghua, Director of the “Double First-Class” Office of Central South University, Ruan Lijun, Deputy Director of the Scientific Research Department of Central South University, Prof. Hu Jianzhong, Vice President of Xiangya Hospital and heads of the Scientific Research Department of three Xiangya hospitals of Central South University and Hunan Cancer Hospital attended the opening ceremony and gave speeches. The ceremony was presided over by Prof. Chen Xiang, Vice-chancellor of Central South University.


Founding Assembly of Xiangya Branch of the Young Scientific and Technical Workers Association of CSU and 2017 Xiangya Medical Forum Held


Xiangya Branch of the Young Scientific and Technical Workers Association of CSU Provides a Platform for Young Talents

During the meeting, the establishment of Xiangya Branch of the Young Scientific and Technical Workers Association of CSU was announced. It is affiliated to the Association for Science and Technology of CSU. The Scientific Research Department of Central South University and Xiangya School of Medicine guide the organizational construction and regular activities of the branch. The branch builds an inter-school, interdisciplinary and cross-specialty academic exchange and resource sharing platform for the young medical staff. It aims to make a contribution to the universitys “Double First-Class” construction in the medical field, gather and unify the universitys young scientific and technical workers in the medical field, promote the integration of clinical medicine and basic medicine and encourage disciplinary crossing and sharing of academic resources to accelerate the output of the universitys high-level medical research and the cultivation of its leading medical talents.

It is learned that the branch owns 220 members, all of whom come from the four affiliated hospitals (3 Xiangya hospitals and Hunan Cancer Hospital) and five secondary schools related to medicine (medicine, nursing, stomatology, pharmacy, public health) of Central South University. To become members of the branch, young teachers of Central South University should make their own decisions to apply first and then be recommended by their departments and approved by secondary schools and the university. The members are selected on a competitive basis. All the members are under the age of 45 and equipped with high academic levels.

The branch has basic medicine and life science groups led by the university s chief scientists engaged in the research of basic medicine including the pharmacy and pharmacogenetics group, the immunology and microbiology group, the brain science and psychology group, the genetics and molecular biology group, the oncology group, the physiology and pathophysiology group, the biomedical engineering and anatomy group, the medical big data and bioinformatics group as well as clinical medicine and nursing groups led by the universitys chief scientists engaged in clinical work including the circulation system disease group, the respiratory system disease group, the blood system disease group, the nervous system disease group, the genitourinary system disease group, the digestive system disease group, the skin and autoimmune disease group and the endocrine and metabolic disease group.

“The university has always attached great importance to the cultivation of young talents and created favorable conditions for the growth of young people." Prof. Hu Jianzhong, Vice President of Xiangya Hospital Central South University, said in his speech, “The Xiangya Branch of the Young Scientific and Technical Workers Association of CSU undertakes the responsibility for cultivating the universitys leading medical talents and academic pacemakers. I sincerely hope that the branch can unify and lead Xiangyas young scientific and technical workers to give full play to collective intelligence and share and integrate superior resources. I also hope it can help the young scientific and technical workers grow so that they can promote the fast development of Xiangyas medical research jointly and make new and greater contributions to the steady advancement of the ‘Double First-Class construction of the university.”

Prof. Hu Zhibin, a representative of National Distinguished Young Scholars and Vice-chancellor of Nanjing Medical University, said, “Talents are the fundamental guarantee for development. Holding high the banner of modern medicine, Xiangya has built a first-class clinical medicine research team, cultivated a group of high-level leading disciplinary talents, built a first-class medical talent team in China and made a great contribution to Chinas healthcare industry and medical education after 111 years of development. I hope the young talents of Xiangya can make greater achievements and help Xiangya move towards a brighter future with the support of Xiangya Branch of the Young Scientific and Technical Workers Association of CSU.”


Tian Hongqi, Chancellor of Central South University, Giving a Speech


Prof. Chen Xiang, Vice-chancellor of Central South University, Presiding over the Opening Ceremony


Prof. Hu Zhibin, Vice-chancellor of Nanjing Medical University, Giving a Speech


Ruan Lijun, Deputy Director of the Scientific Research Department of Central South University, Reading the Declaration on the Establishment of Xiangya Branch of the Young Scientific and Technical Workers Association of CSU


Prof. Hu Jianzhong, Vice President of Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Giving a Speech

15 National Distinguished Young Scholars Invited to the Academic Forum to Discuss Hot Topics at the Frontiers of Medicine

The medical industry is a highly knowledge-intensive industry. Talents are fundamental to the construction of a hospital and young talents are the future and hope of a hospital. The Xiangya Medical Forum is a high-end academic exchange platform which reveals the Xiangya brand. Since the first forum was successfully held last year, the Xiangya Medical Forum has received attentions and praises from industry insiders.

The two-day “2017 Xiangya Medical Forum - Xiangya Medical Frontier Forum” was sponsored by Xiangya Hospital and organized by Hunan Key Laboratory of Skin Tumor and Psoriasis. 15 winners of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars and top medical experts in China were invited to give academic lectures on basic research, clinical medicine, medicinal chemistry, prevention and public health and other medical fields at the forum. The forum aims to focus on hot and difficult frontier scientific problems in medical research, promote the exchanges and development of Xiangyas medical research and provide an academic discussion platform for Xiangyas excellent young scholars.

As an important part of the forum, the Dialogue with National Distinguished Young Scholars Session was held on the afternoon of October 14. During the session, 13 excellent young scientists from Xiangya introduced their own research results to the 15 winners of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars in turn and received guidance. The contents they introduced included research of pharmacogenomics of chronic diseases, discovery of targets in tumor treatment and screening of suppressants, serial research of how antipsychotics cause metabolic syndrome, multi-omics integrated research of epidermal development in psoriasis, research of molecular typing and medication therapy of Chinese peoples cutaneous melanoma as well as clinical, basic and translational research of discosmetic dermatosis. Xiangyas excellent young scientists benefited a lot from the wonderful comments of the winners of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars.

Tian Hongqi, Chancellor of Central South University, said, “In recent years, Xiangya medicine has been on a fast track. Central South University has won special awards in the National Medical College Student Clinical Skill Competition for five consecutive years. Its medical partnership mode has been fully recognized by the Chinese government. Its experience of medical practice-education coordination has been recommended by the NHFPC. The National Engineering Laboratory for Application Technology of Medical Big Data has been set up.” At the same time, she pointed out, “Not long ago, Central South University was selected as “Double First-Class” University, which is a significant development opportunity for Xiangya medicine. For this reason, the university will set up several specialized medical teams, build teams that coordinate the innovation in clinical medicine with the innovation in basic medicine, actively establish medical partnerships and medical big data, accelerate the deep integration of basic medicine and clinical medicine and combine the innovation in medical technology with industries, universities and research institutions. We will endeavor to bring the overall medical strength of Central South University close to the world-leading level by 2020.


The Xiangya Medical Frontier Forum


The Dialogue with National Distinguished Young Scholars Session


Group Photo of Participating Leaders, Experts and Students

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