Foreigners attend the opening ceremony of the TCM workshop at the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine on Oct 25.
The Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine opened its annual TCM workshop for medical professionals from countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative on Oct 25.
The three-week workshop will be held online this year and be live broadcast in English, Japanese and French for the first time. The program will include lectures by renowned TCM teachers and physicians, virtual visits to hospitals, method learning and student discussions.
Participants of the workshop include teachers and students from overseas partner universities of the Shanghai University of TCM, members of the TCM physician association, doctors, pharmacists and acupuncturists at medical institutions.
Zu Jianguang, president of the Shanghai University of TCM, said that in the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic and an increasing rate of chronic disease, TCM and western medicine should work together to protect the health of human beings.
Chen Hongzhuan, vice president of the Shanghai University of TCM, delivered a lecture on the development of TCM and global medicine to participants. He explained the unique role of TCM, including its advantages and its future.
Sponsored by the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, the annual TCM workshop has been held by the Shanghai University of TCM for three years, offering an opportunity for foreigners to learn about TCM culture and providing a boost to international education on TCM.
Overseas participants attend the opening ceremony of the TCM workshop via video.
Xu Jianguang, president of the Shanghai University of TCM, delivers a welcome speech to participants of the TCM workshop.