Sino-Belgium Seminar on Medicine and Health Science

Sino-Belgium Seminar on Medicine and Health Science

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Belgium in 2021, the China Platform of Ghent University hosted an academic forum between 13 and 17 September.

The main goals were promoting cooperation in the field of education and scientific research between universities in the two countries, and providing a platform for networking between Chinese alumni and Ghent University professors. 

The Sino-Belgium Seminar on Medicine and Health Science was co-hosted by Ghent University and Tsinghua University on September 15. Over 50 participants attended the webinar. 

Prof. Wei-Hong Zhang (International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University) presided over the forum and provided an overview of the forum's history and objectives. Prof. Rik Van de Walle (Rector of Ghent University), Ms. Xiaolin Guo (Counsellor for Science and Technology Affairs, Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the Kingdom of Belgium), prof. Kristiane Van Lierde (Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, Ghent University), and prof. Yansui Yang (The Institute for Hospital Management, Tsinghua University) delivered opening addresses.

Prof. Yansui Yang (Tsinghua University), prof. Wei¬-Hong Zhang (Ghent University), prof. Jan Gettemans (Ghent University), prof. Jun Wang (Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences), prof. Yurong Wen (Xi’an Jiaotong University) and Mr. Yushan Yu (Ghent University) gave keynote speeches on the China health insurance system, management systems for public health emergency, diagnosis, treatment, and control of COVID-19, and microbiome research and molecular mechanisms. Following the keynote speeches, prof. Wei-Hong Zhang invited Chinese scholars who had studied or researched at Ghent University to share their experiences at Ghent University and their expectations for future cooperation.