PUHSC and McGill University Cohost Symposium on Primary Health Care
Canadian Ambassador to China, H.E. John McCallum, addresses the audience at the opening ceremony
Peking University Health Science Center & McGill University Faculty of Medicine First Joint Symposium on Primary Health Care was convened in November 20 in Beijing. The symposium, which was themed “Learning from Each Other: from Policy to Action”, was organized by the PKU China Center for Health Development Studies, and saw an audience of over a hundred people from the National Health Commission, World Health Organization, World Bank, China Medical Board, as well as medical schools in 11 provinces around the country.
Canadian Ambassador to China, H.E. John McCallum, was present at the opening ceremony and addressed the audience.
President Zhan Qimin of Peking University Health Science Center addresses the audience at the opening ceremony
Vice-Principal Martha Crago of Research and Innovation at McGill University addresses the audience at the opening ceremony
On behalf of her institution, Vice-Principal Martha Crago of Research and Innovation at McGill University expressed strong interest in deepening cooperation with the PUHSC and suggested that the next symposium be held in Montreal. After the symposium, an MoU on cooperation was signed between PUHSC and McGill University Faculty of Medicine.
MoU on cooperation signed between PUHSC and McGill University Faculty of Medicine
As a cornerstone to the delivery of primary health care, training of general practitioners was one of the key topics at the symposium. It was suggested at the symposium that China has made tremendous progress in the training of GPs but needs to continue to work on the pedagogy. It was believed that shifted focus toward general practice could be achieved through the design of medical education system.
Written by: Fan Xiaofei
Edited by: Liu Xin