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The 8th International Congress on Collateral Disease Theory Held in Beijing

  • Published: Mar 25, 2012
  • Source: CAE
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The 8th International Congress on Collateral Disease  Theory, co-hosted by Academic Division of Medicine and Health, CAE, China  Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine (CATCM), Chinese Medical Association  and China Society of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine, was held in  the Beijing International Convention Center, Beijing, from February 17 to 19,  2012. Wang Guoqiang, Vice Minister of Health, attended the congress and  delivered a speech. The congress was attended by a total of nearly 2,000 people,  including CAE Members Chen Haozhu, Gao Runlin, Hao Xishan, Wu Yiling, Yang  Shengli, Yu Jinming, Zhang Boli and Zhang Yun, CAS Members Chen Kaixian and Chen  Keji, experts and scholars specialized in the theory study as well as  application of collateral diseases from the USA, South Korea, Japan, Hongkong  and Macao of China. Prof. John Longhurt  from California University, USA, made a keynote speech entitled “Evolving Role  and Knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the USA”.

Collateral disease theory is an applied theory of  traditional Chinese medicine that is of unique guiding value for curing  cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, cancer, diabetic complications and  other refractory diseases. With the joint efforts of experts from home and  abroad who have devoted themselves to researches on collateral disease theory as  well as its application over the past 20 years, collateral disease theory has  undergone rapid development and become the common concern and research focus for  the whole medical community in recent years.  

The 8th International  Congress on Collateral Disease Theory is a grand international academic event  held with the background of collateral disease theory attracting more and more  attention of the whole medical community. The congress lasted two days, covering  “Themed Academic Exchanges” and seven sub-forums, namely, , “Coronary Artery  Disease and Interventional Forum”, “Arrhythmia Forum”, “Heart Failure Forum”,  “Brain Vascular Diseases Forum”, “Diabetics Forum”, “Tumor Forum”, as well as  “Flu and Respiratory Diseases Forum”. Participating specialists made full use of  these platforms, displaying and sharing latest findings and achievements from  basic and clinical researches under the guidance of collateral disease  theory.

This congress well demonstrated significant achievements  and important progress made in collateral disease theory related studies, helped  to strengthen academic exchanges between the domestic and foreign medical  community, and enhanced the international impacts of both the collateral disease  theory and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which would, very hopefully, play  an important role in promoting the development of this medical field. (By Zhao Xilu, March 2012; translated by Liu  Chang)