The Tenth International Symposium on Ophthalmology Held in Qingdao
The Tenth International Symposium on Ophthalmology, co-sponsored by Shandong Ophthalmologic Research Institute and the Academic Division of Medicine of CAE, was held in the Shandong Ophthalmologic Research Institute in Qingdao on May 28, 2011. The symposium was attended by Bai Yuliang, Secretary-General of CAE, Wang Xiulin, Vice Mayor of Qingdao city, Han Jinxiang, President of Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences, Xu Maobo, Deputy Director of the Science and Technology Department of Shandong Province, officials with Qingdao Health Bureau, as well as experts specialized in ophthalmology home and abroad, with a total of over 200 participants.
Renowned experts both home and abroad who were invited to attend the international symposium included: Prof. Richard Abbott, with the Beckman Vision Center of the University of California, San Francisco, also President of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Prof. Donald Tan, President of the Asian Institute of Cornea, Dean of Department of Ophthalmology of National University of Singapore, Prof. Scheffer Tseng, President of the International Society of Ocular Surface Diseases, Prof. Choun-Ki Joo, with the Department of Ophthalmology in Catholic University of Korea, Prof. Kohji Nishida, with the Department of Ophthalmology in Osaka University, Japan, Prof. Calvin Chi Pui Pang, with the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences in Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prof. Fung-Rong Hu, with the College of Medicine in National Taiwan University, Prof. Teruo Nishida, with the Department of Ophthalmology in Yamaguchi University, Japan, also the Vice President of the University, Prof. Zhao Kanxing, Chairman of the Chinese Academy of Ophthalmology, and so on. They conducted in-depth and extensive discussion as to new achievements, new technologies and new trends in the field of ophthalmology.
The Qingdao International Symposium on Ophthalmology was originally initiated by Shandong Ophthalmologic Research Institute, and has been held for 10 sessions since 1998. The Tenth Symposium will definitely provide a great platform for Chinese ophthalmic practitioners to exchange with and learn from their international counterparts, which will help propel the development of ophthalmology in China. (By Li Dongmei and Lin Ping, June 2011; translated by Liu Chang)