Over 100 attendees engage in the 3rd China Partners Academic Forum 2023 Seminar 3
The China Partners Academic Forum (CPAF) 2023 seminar 3 entitled ‘Epidemiology and Control Strategies of Chronic Diseases’ was successfully held online on Thursday, November 30th, 2023.
This seminar was co-organized by the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Ghent University (UG) and the School of Public health, Hebei Medical University (HMU), China. More than 100 participants from Belgium and China attended.
The CPAF was initiated by Ghent University in 2021, aiming to promote cooperation in education and scientific research between Ghent University and its partner universities in China, and to create a platform for scientific exchange. The targeted audience are Ghent University alumni as well as academic and administrative staff, students and researchers from Ghent University and its partner institutions in China.
This seminar commenced with opening address videos by Mr. Bart Vodderie (Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Belgium in Beijing), Prof. Rik Van de Walle (Rector of Ghent University), Prof. Baoyong Yan (Vice Rector of HMU), and Prof. Kristiane Van Lierde (Director of International Affairs Office, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UG). Prof. Wei-Hong Zhang (International Centre for Reproductive Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UG) delivered opening remarks by presenting the overview of the 1st and 2nd CPAF’s editions that focused on medicine and health sciences and the existing collaboration between UG and HMU.
Prof. Yuxia Ma (Dean of the School of Public Health, HMU) presided over the keynote speech session. Prof. Siyan Zhan (Peking University), Prof. Tong Wang (Shanxi Medical University), Prof. Xiaofeng Liang (Jinan University), and Prof. Yuming Guo (Monash University) delivered keynote speeches on various topics, including research progress in ‘Drug Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases’, ‘Generalized Propensity Scoring Method Based on High-Dimensional Covariates and Its Application’, ‘Chronic Disease Control and Health Management’, and ‘Climate Change and Population Health’.
During the closing ceremony, Prof. Wei-Hong Zhang extended heartfelt appreciation to both speakers and attendees and underscored the remarkable collaborative endeavors between scholars from Ghent University and Chinese academic institutions, also anticipating future win-win cooperation.
International Youth Week @ICRH
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