Workshop on TCM for international medical expats held in SHUTCM
Xu Jianguang, president of SHUTCM, speaks at the 2018 Traditional Chinese Medicine Workshop for High-end Professionals from Countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative, Oct 17.
The 2018 Traditional Chinese Medicine Workshop for High-end Professionals from Countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) opened at Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SHUTCM) on Oct 17.
Thirty-six government officials, doctors and professors from 19 BRI countries attended the workshop.
The second edition held by the National Chinese Medicine Higher Education Association, the workshop will last for three weeks and showcase various aspects of TCM through lectures, hospital visits, academic salons and cultural activities.
Xu Jianguang, president of SHUTCM, said the core idea of treatment and prevention embodied in TCM theories complements Western medical principles. That led to the opening of the workshop, aiming to bolster frequent dialogues between the two philosophies.
Chen Kaixian, academician at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, delivered a speech introducing the development of TCM and its contribution towards improving public health conditions.
Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine contributed to this story.
The event gathers 36 government officials, doctors and professors from 19 BRI countries.
Attendees of the event pose for a group photo.