Second Sino-French Symposium on Transdisciplinary Infectious Diseases to Be Held in China
The second Sino-French Symposium of Transdisciplinary Infectious Diseases will be held in Wuhan of China from October 29 to 31, 2012. This is the second cross-national symposium between China and France dedicated to the field of transdisciplinary infectious diseases. Fan Daiming, Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, will serve as Chairman on the China side, whereas André Parodi, President of the French Academy of Medical Sciences, will serve as his French counterpart.
This symposium is co-sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) and the French Academy of Medical Sciences, and co-organized by the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS) as well as the Wuhan Institute of Virology, CAS. Approximately 200 renowned scholars from both China and France will be invited to attend the symposium, with the theme being “One Health, One World”. A total of four sub-themes are set, namely, etiological and epidemiological sciences, anti-infection immunity and infectious disease control, novel vaccines and vaccine sociology as well as biological safety and bioethics. Participants are expected to give lectures and carry out discussions as to merging transdisciplinary infectious diseases, hepatitis, zoonotic diseases, new types of vaccines and biological safety etc. Apart from introducing relevant forefront research findings in the world, top-level experts from across the globe will brief on major advances in this field from perspectives of both scientific researches and policies, who will also initiate discussions as to directions for future development, thus providing more comprehensive and updated information and concepts for the participants.
Sino-French Symposium on Trans- disciplinary Infectious Diseases is an annual event, alternately held in France and China. The very first symposium of its type was held in Annecy of France from October 18 to 23, 2011. (By Zhu Yu, August 2012; translated by Liu Chang)