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Sino-U.S. Symposium on Medicine set for Oct. 15-16

Stanford Medicine will host researchers, clinicians, industry experts and policymakers from China and the United States.

- By Jennie Dusheck

Lloyd Minor

The Ninth Sino-U.S. Symposium on Medicine in the 21st Century will be held Oct. 15-16 at the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning & Knowledge on the Stanford campus. Hosted by Stanford Medicine, the two-day event will include panel discussions on precision health, mobile health, population health and genomics, with breakout sessions on ethics, cancer, brain mapping, neuroscience, immunology and infectious disease.

“Stanford Medicine is honored to welcome our Chinese partners to the Stanford campus this year. Together we will work to find answers to some of health care’s most pressing questions,” said Lloyd Minor, MD, dean of the School of Medicine, who will be a keynote speaker at the symposium.

Partnering with Ruijing Hospital, the Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine and the Salk Institute of Biological Studies, Stanford Medicine will host researchers, clinicians, industry experts and policymakers from China and the United States. Participants will discuss such challenges as translating medical research into practical benefits for patients, containing health-care costs, expanding patient access, providing new care delivery models for aging populations and the increasing incidence of chronic conditions.

The theme for this year’s event is big data in health care and how to use large-scale computing and data analysis to improve health. The symposium also aims to foster long-term collaborations among researchers and clinicians in the United States and China.

Other keynote speakers include Xu Tianle, PhD, president of the basic medicine faculty at Shanghai Jiao Tong University; Bill Brody, MD, PhD, president of the Salk Institute; and Michael Levitt, PhD, Stanford professor of structural biology and 2013 Nobel laureate in chemistry.

The symposium registration cost is $195 for university faculty, postdoctoral scholars, students and trainees, and $295 for the general public.

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