The 2nd Belt & Road Initiative Global Health International Congress
& 2018 Global Health Forum of the University Alliance of Silk Road
The 2nd Belt & Road Initiative Global Health International Congress & 2018 Global Health Forum of the University Alliance of Silk Road, will be held in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province on November 23-25, 2018 (Friday -Sunday). All interested scholars and graduate students from China and overseas are welcome to join the conference! Key information is listed below:
China's Contributions · The Belt and Road Initiative· Global Health
•Global Health Institute, Xi'an Jiaotong University（西安交通大学全球健康研究院）
•School of Public Health, Xi'an Jiaotong University（西安交通大学公共卫生学院）
•The Health Sub-Alliance of the University Alliance of the Silk Road (丝绸之路大学联盟健康子联盟)
•United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund（联合国儿童基金会）
•International Chinese Nutrition Young Scholar Network（世界华人青年营养学者发展促进会）
•Integration of Sport and Medicine Innovation Research Center, China Institute of Sport Science 国家体育总局体育科学研究所体医融合促进与创新研究中心）
•Chinese Preventive Medicine Association-Chinese Society on Global Health（中华预防医学会全球卫生分会）
•People's Daily Overseas Edition -Education Channel (人民日报海外网教育频道)
•School of Public Policy and Administration, Xi'an Jiaotong University（西安交通大学公共政策与管理学院）
•School of International Education, Xi'an Jiaotong University (西安交通大学国际教育学院）
•Institute for Empirical Social Science Research, Xi'an Jiaotong University（西安交通大学实证社会科学研究所）
•The First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University (西安交通大学第一附属医院)
•The Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University (西安交通大学第二附属医院)
•Key Laboratory of Trace Element and Endemic Disease Research, Chinese National Health Commission (国家卫生健康委员会微量元素与地方病研究重点实验室)
•Department of International Cooperation and Exchanges, Xi'an Jiaotong University (西安交通大学国际合作与交流处)
•Shaanxi Nutrition Society (陕西省营养学会)
•Health Reform and Development Research Center of Shaanxi Province (陕西省卫生改革发展研究中心)
•Huawei Technologies Co., LTD. (华为技术有限公司)
•People's Daily Overseas Edition • Education Channel (人民日报海外网教育频道)
•JiYang Vision (极养视界)
Dates and Schedule
November 23, 2018 (Friday): Registration
November 24, 2018 (Saturday): Opening Ceremony, Keynote Speech Session, Forums
November 25, 2018 (Sunday): Forums
Xi'an Grand Dynasty Culture Hotel
Address: No.172, Lianhu Road, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
A number of prominent leaders and experts from China and abroad will attend the congress and give presentations, including those from the World Health Organization (WHO), World Bank (WB), United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the Chinese National Health Commission, the Chinese Center For Disease Control And Prevention, Asia-Pacific Clinical Nutrition Society (APCNS), Chinese Preventive Medicine Association, academicians and national leading talents and leaders from several countries in health sector. Selected invited speakers include the following, and there are more leading expert speakers:
Dr. Minghui Ren, Assistant Director-General of the World Health Organization; Prof. Junshi Chen, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Senior Research Professor of the China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment; Prof. Li Fan, Former Vice President of the Chinese PLA General Hospital & Major General & President of the Chinese Geriatrics Association; Dr. Mahesh K. Maskey, Executive Chair of the Nepal Public Health Foundation & Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal to People's Republic of China; Dr. Tieru Han, Chair of the Chinese Preventive Medicine Association-Chinese Society on Global Health & Former Senior Official of WHO; Prof. Hong Yan, Vice President of Xi’an Jiaotong University & President of Health Science Center, Xi’an Jiaotong University; Prof. Yaogang Wang, Vice President of Tianjin Medical University; Prof. Hao Wang, Distinguished Professor at Guangdong University of Technology, Founder and Chairman Lianomics LLC; Prof. Wei Huang, Distinguished Changjiang-Scholar Professor, Honorary Chair Professor of Xi’an Jiaotong University; Prof. Youfa Wang, Founding Dean of Global Health Institute of Xi’an Jiaotong University and Chair of The Obesity Society (TOS) Pediatric Obesity Section (in North America); Prof. Jinling Tang, Chair of Epidemiology Division of the School of Public Health and Primary Care of the Chinese University of Hong Kong; Prof. Shaw Watanabe, President of Asia Pacific Clinical Nutrition Society; Prof. Blair T. Johnson, Senior Editor of Social Science & Medicine; Dr. Suying Chang, Nutrition Specialist of United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF); Prof. Guihua Zhuang, Dean of School of Public Health, Xi'an Jiaotong University; Prof. Xiong Guo, Director of the Key Laboratory of Trace Elements and Endemic Diseases, Chinese National Health Committee; Prof. Mikko Lammi, Umeå University of Sweden; Dr. Gangqiang Ding, Director of Institute of Nutrition and Health, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention; Dr. Jing Wu, Deputy Director of the Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention; Dr. Dan Zhang, Executive Chairman of Fountain Medical Development Ltd; Prof. Yuxin Yin, Dean of the School of Basic Medicine of Peking University & Director of the Institute of Systems Biomedicine; Prof. Lijian Yang, tenured full professor of Center for Statistics Science, Tsinghua University; Prof. Jianjun Guo, Director of Integration of Sport and Medicine Innovation Research Center, China Institute of Sport Science; Dr. Kun Zhao, Director of Division of Health Policy Evaluation and Technology Assessment, China National Health Development Research Center, Chinese National Health Commission; Prof. Klaus W. Lange, Director of Institute of Psychology, University of Regensburg of Germany; Prof. Duo Li, Executive Vice President of the Institute of Nutrition and Health, Qingdao University; Prof.Yingyao Chen, Associate Dean of School of Public Health, Fudan University; Prof. Xi Li, Former Director of the Department of Geriatrics and the Deputy Director of the Institute of Integrated Traditional Chinsee and Western Medicine, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University; Prof. Jie Mi, Director of the Children's Chronic Disease Management Center, National Center for Children's Health & Beijing Children's Hospital. Introduction of some invited experts is provided below in Appendix 1. information of more invited speakers will be provided in the Third Annoucement.
Main Sessions and Topics to be Covered
The congress will focus on major global health issues in the following sessions, including a Keynote Speech Forum, 13 Theme Forums, a Poster Exhibition for Research Findings and a Scholars Social Gathering.
1. Keynote Speech Forum
Invited senior experts and leaders from national and international organizations will discuss major issues in the field of global health.
2. The 2018 Health Sub-Alliance of the University Alliance of the Silk Road Annual Meeting- Global Health Forum
This forum aims to promote the cooperation and exchange of superior resources among universities and research institutes in the Belt and Road countries and to establish an international cooperation platform to enhance human health on a global scale. A number of representatives from the Health Sub-Alliance of the University Alliance of the Silk Road will attend the forum, and discuss the opportunities and challenges in the field of global health and how to build a community of human destiny.
3. Chinese Preventive Medicine Association-Chinese Society on Global Health
This forum is established to exchange suggestions and research results in global health field nationally and internationally to promote future research and cooperation. This forum is co-sponsored by the Youth Committee of the Chinese Preventive Medicine Association-Chinese Society on Global Health and the Global Health Institute of Xi'an Jiaotong University.
4. Top Experts Cross-Border Cooperation Forum
A number of top experts from industry, academia and research fields will exchange ideas, promote the integration of industry, academia and research in the field of health, and will bring fresh energy to boost the development of global health and the Belt and Road project.
5. Dialogue with Renowned Journal Editors Forum
The forum will provide a good opportunity for attendees to directly interact with editors from top journals. The editors will provide advice and discuss important topics about how to publish in high-impact journals with attendees.
6. Nutrition and Health Forum
A number of domestic and international experts will explore the impact of nutrition on health, including the national strategies to dietary structure, adult chronic disease to childhood obesity, universal health promotion to clinical nutritional intervention. This forum is co-sponsored by the Global Health Institute of Xi'an Jiaotong University and the International Chinese Nutrition Young Scholar Network.
7. Chronic Disease and Childhood Obesity Forum
Presentation from senior experts in the field will help participants understand cutting-edge research on the prevention and management of chronic diseases and childhood obesity, provide an international exchange platform for researchers in relevant research fields, and provide new cooperation opportunities in the future.This forum is co-sponsored by the Global Health Institute of Xi 'an Jiaotong University and the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF).
8. Health Aging and Geriatrics Forum
This forum will invite leading experts to discuss issues in the field of health aging and geriatrics, to face the aging of society, focus on the hotspots of geriatrics, management of chronic diseases and ways to improve the quality of life of the elderly.
9. Health Technology Assessment Forum
This forum aims to improve exchanges and cooperation, improve the level of health technology assessment research, apply health effect assessment data, health economics assessment data, and feasibility and accessibility assessment data to provide a scientific basis for the rational application and policy formulation of health technologies and promote population health.
10. General Practitioner & Chronic Disease Management Forum
Invited senior experts will discuss the promotion of general practitioners and chronic disease management in China, and provide support for future cooperation and development in the field.
11. Sports Medicine Integration Forum
Domestic and foreign experts have been invited to exchange research findings on sports and medical integration in China and globally, and to discuss how to promote the comprehensive health of young people and the effective prevention and control of adult chronic diseases, with an aim of promoting multidisciplinary cooperation and collaboration in China and abroad.
12. Environmental Health Forum
Explores the impact of environmental factors on human health, the development trends of environmental health research in China and abroad, and the application and cooperation prospects of space technology in the field of environmental health among Belt and Road countries.
13. Intelligent Wearable Devices and Sports Health: University-Industry Collaboration Forum
Explores the technical development trends of wearable devices, sports health detection technology, and scientific motion solution technology; the application prospects and space and evaluation of wearable devices in the field of health; relevant data including the collection and analysis of big data, the effect on health-related policies and intervention projects. This forum is jointly sponsored by Xi'an Jiaotong University Global Health Research Institute and Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
14. Young Scholar Forum
Provides an international academic exchange platform for young and middle-aged researchers to present relevant research findings. The young scholars who are eligible to give the presentations will be selected from the authors of submitted abstracts.
15. Poster Exhibition for Research Findings
Provides an international academic exchange platform for young and middle-aged researchers (including graduate students) to present relevant research findings. The posters will be selected from the submitted abstracts.
16. Scholars Social Gathering
Provide a communication platform for attendees with the invited senior experts and colleagues in the field and promote new colloborations. The Scholars Social Gathering is supported by the JiYang Vision.
*Please pay the registration fee to Xi'an Jiaotong University’s Account. Account Name: Xi'an Jiaotong University (西安交通大学)
Bank of Deposit：Huzhu Road Branch, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China（ICBC）of Xi’an (西安市工商行互助路支行)
Bank Account: 3700023509088100314
Bank Code: 102791000162
*Please specify “BRC fee +Name”, and send the remittance date and payment voucher to us via mail. (email@example.com). The invoice will be issued by the Registration Desk during the congress.
*After paying the registration fee, please fill out the "2018 BRC Registrant Receipt Form" (please see Appendix 2, the form can also be downloaded from the "Download" section of the conference website http://brh-ghic.xjtu.edu.cn) and send the remittance information to the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Participants from abroad can register onsite on November 23 -25, 2018; And can make the payment of fees in cash or through bank card on Registration Day. Registration fee US Dollars (equivalent to 1300 RMB) are acceptable.
*Tranportation, catering and accommodations will be paid at your own expense, and the catering and accommodations during the conference will be arranged by the organizing committee.
*For more information about conference registration, please visit the conference website: http://brh-ghic.xjtu.edu.cn.
Call for Research Paper Abstracts
Participants are invited to submit abstracts following the conference themes (see below). Abstracts will be reviewed and selected by a committee. The selected abstracts will be included in the conference proceedings. Excellent abstracts will be selected for oral presentations and for awards. Certificates of participation will be provided. Abstracts without registration fees will not be accepted.
1. Who Should Attend?
Experts, researchers, professionals, young scholars and students working in universities and research institutes, but not limited to the above.
2. Topics covered
· Prevention and control of chronic diseases and obesity
· Health systems, health policy and Health management
· Global health
· Health aging
· Nutrition etc.
3. Requirements for abstracts
1）The study should have not been published in journals.
2）Should be prepared according to the conference topics. The submitting author should ensure the validity and authenticity of the research.
3) Should be in English and<500 words; written in the format of study title, authors (name, key job title, institute, email), study aims, methods, results and conclusions.
4) Abstracts should be submitted ONLY as an email attached word file to email@example.com. Documents should be named using the “BRCsubmit + Author’s Name +Unit+Subject ". Paper submissions will NOT be accepted.
4. Submission deadline
October 31, 2018
You are welcome to attend the conference whether you submit an abstract or not!
Lihua Yan, Tel: 029-8265-7395 (office), 189-9282-0077 (mobile); Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Linyun Zhou, Tel: 029-8265-7395 (office), 182-9246-5185 (mobile); Email: email@example.com
Health is an essential cornerstone for public well-being and happiness. It is an important symbol of a country's prosperity and social civilization. In recent years, health issues have received remarkable attention globally. To promote development and global collaboration in health research , Xi’an Jiaotong University and the Chinese Preventive Medicine Association - Chinese Society on Global Health successfully hosted the 2017 Belt and Road Initiative Global Health International Congress & 2017 Chinese Preventive Medicine Association-Chinese Society on Global Health Annual Meeting on September 24-27, 2017 in Xi’an, China, and formally established the Health Sub-Alliance of the University Alliance of the Silk Road (HSA-UASR) to help solve the health problems along the Belt and Road countries and all around the world.
To further strengthen exchanges and cooperation of health research related colleges and universities along the Belt and Road countries, Xi 'an Jiaotong University Global Health Institute, School of Public Health and the Health Sub-Alliance of the University Alliance of the Silk Road will jointly hold the 2nd Belt & Road Initiative Global Health International Congress & 2018 Global Health Forum of the University Alliance of Silk Road from November 23 to 25, 2018. This conference will facilitate the establishment of global health education and scientific research cooperation network and communication platforms for global scholars in health research and assist the Belt and Road countries to address the major health challenges. We sincerely welcome you to attend this conference in Xi 'an (a world famous historical city and the capital city in ancient China throughout 13 dynasties) to promote the development of global health and contribute to China’s strength for building a community of common destiny for human beings!
Introduction of the Organizers
Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU) is a key university under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education of China and is one of the oldest universities in China. As one of the first universities in China, it was supported by the central government at the seventh and eighth five-year plans, as well as China's “Project 211” and “Project 985” to develop into a world-class university. Currently, XJTU is a comprehensive research university with 10 major disciplines: science, engineering, medicine, economics, management, humanities, law, philosophy, education, and art. The university has built a high academic level around science, engineering, medicine, humanities, and social sciences, and has created a wide platform for discipline development.
Xi 'an Jiaotong University Health Science Center was formerly known as Xi 'an Medical University. In 2000, Xi 'an Medical University was merged with Xi 'an Jiaotong University and Shaanxi University of Finance and Economics and renamed as Xi 'an Jiaotong University Medicine School. In 2012, it was renamed as the Xi 'an Jiaotong University Health Science Center. It is one of the cradles for training senior medical professionals in Northwest China and the only key medical college directly under the Ministry of Health in Southwest China. The Health Science Center has 8 schools including School of Basic Medical Sciences, the First Clinical Medical School, the Second Clinical Medical School, School of Dentistry, School of Public Health, School of Pharmacy, School of Forensic Medicine, School of Nursing. It has several research institutes including Global Health Institute, Translational Medicine Institute, Institute of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, Biological Evidence Institute, Med-X Institute, and the Institute of Biological Diagnosis and Treatment. Its health care system includes the First Affiliated Hospital, the Second Affiliated Hospital and the Affiliated Dentistry Hospital.
1) Global Health Institute (GHI), Xi’an Jiaotong University
The Global Health Institute (GHI) was formally established on September 18, 2016. At present, GHI has four research centers, including Center for Systems Science and Health Big Data Research, Center for Prevention and Control of Chronic Diseases, Center for Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases, and Center for Endemic Disease Research, and will develop more centers in the future. Xi’an Jiaotong University established the GHI aimed to help achieve China’s key national development strategies, including China’s National Innovation-driven Development Strategy, “Belt & Road Initiatives”, National Health & Wellness Congress and “Healthy China 2030”. GHI will be part of the efforts in the establishment of the iHarbour-Wisdom Uni-Town and the development of Xi 'an Jiaotong University becoming a world-class university. GHI benefits from the various strengths of XJTU, including such as public health, clinical and basic medicine, pharmacy, mathematics, statistics, bioinformatics, management, humanities and engineering.
GHI aims to address the major challenges in the global health field, create an international leading global health education scientific research platform, carry out major public health research across the region and across countries, provide scientific basis for global health problem solutions including developing related policies, train health professionals, serve local and national development, and provide strong support for achieving national health development strategies and promoting global health. At present, the research activities at GHI are funded by domestic and international grants from the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the US Boston-based China Medical Board (CMB), the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, the Chinese National Health Commission, the Chinese National Natural Science Foundation, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC).
2) School of Public Health (SPH), Xi’an Jiaotong University
The School of Public Health has the public health and preventive medicine first-level disciplines authorized to confer doctorate and master's degrees, disciplines authorized to confer Master of Public Health (MPH) degrees and post-doctoral mobile stations of first-level discipline. The School has the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Occupational health and Environmental Health, Department of Nutrition and Food Safety, Department of Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health, Department of Health Toxicology and Sanitary Inspection, Institute of Endemic Diseases, Health Reform and Development Research Center of Shaanxi Province, Key Laboratory of Trace Element and Endemic Disease Research of Chinese National Health and Family Planning Commission, Nutrition and Food Safety Research Center of Shaanxi Province, Silk Road Regional Endemic and Population Health Promotion Collaborative Innovation Center of Shaanxi Province, Health Information and Big Data Management, and the Analysis Center. The school lays emphasis on the international frontier of science and technology, focuses on the health of China’s west regions, and concentrates its research areas on maternal and child nutrition and health evaluation, environmental and endemic diseases, infectious disease control and prevention, food quality and safety, child development and the physical and mental health, health policy and medical ethics.
Research in the school is funded by the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, the Chinese National Health Commission, the Chinese National Natural Science Foundation, the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and the US Boston-based China Medical Board (CMB). Aiming at the forefront of global health development and meeting the needs of national health development, the school has extensively carried out public health professional training, scientific research, and social services, striving to create first-class public health and preventive medicine disciplines.
3）The Health Sub-Alliance of the University Alliance of the Silk Road (HSA-UASR)
With full support of Xi'an Jiaotong University, the University Alliance of the Silk Road (UASR) was founded on May 22, 2015, an essential action to carry forward the spirit of the Silk Road and promote international collaboration in advanced education and research. At present, 150 universities from 38 countries and regions have joined the UASR, covering 5 continents. It aims to strength the collaboration in the field of education and technology, create an open and inclusive collaboration platform for advanced education and cultivate talents with a global vision, aiming for international cooperation and spirit of innovation.
HSA-UASR was formally established in September 2017 during The 1st Belt & Road Initiative Global Health International Congress held in Xi’an, led by the Xi 'an Jiaotong University Global Health Institute under the framework of UASR. HSA-UASR is an open, non-governmental, non-profit, international higher education sub-organization, formed by universities and schools in health fields, on an equal and voluntary basis. HSA-UASR is committed to facilitate global integration and sharing of science and education resources of universities and schools working for health, conduct health research cooperation network and establish health data sharing platform for multidisciplinary and high-level academic exchanges and scientific research, and train health professionals. Its ultimate goal is to improve the health and well-being of people globally.
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Congress Organizing Committee
Appendix 1: Introduction of Invited Experts
Appendix 2：2018 BRC Registration Form (参会回执表）
Note: This form can be downloaded from the “Download” section of the conference website http://brh-ghic.xjtu.edu.cn.