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Thailand Launches National Commission on Health Professional Education

Thailand recently announced the establishment of a National Commission on Health Professional Education. Emerging from the Prince Mahidol Award Conference of January 2014, Thai leaders in government, universities, and professional associations came together to create a national initiative seeking to transform learning for health equity.

PMAC 2015: Global Health Post 2015: Accelerating Equity

The 9th annual Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC) was held in Bangkok, Thailand on January 26-31, 2015. More than 600 participants from 50 countries participated in the conference with the theme “Global Health Post 2015: Accelerating Equity.” CMB continued the honor of acting as a co-host to this year’s PMAC.

CMB Calls on Vietnam Vice Minister of Health Le Quang Cuong

CMB President Lincoln Chen called on Vietnam Vice Health Minister Le Quang Cuong in Hanoi on January 14, 2015.  Newly appointed, Professor Cuong leads the government’s work in Science, Technology, & Education.

CMB Distinguished Lecture in Hong Kong

CMB President Lincoln Chen delivered the Joint Dean's and Presidential Distinguished Lecture “Educating Health Professionals in China: How successful are recent reforms of the world's largest system?” at the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine on January 7, 2015. The event was co-organized by the Academy and the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong.

2014 East-West Alliance Global Symposia

The 2014 East-West Alliance Global Symposia, held at the University of Hong Kong Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine on October 27-28, brought together around 100 overseas experts, faculty, and global leaders in public health education to share their experiences on learning in the digital age with Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and big data and precision medicine.

Lancet China Series Launch

Vice Chairman Chen Zhu of China's People's Congress presided at the launch of The Lancet-CMB China Series at a special workshop at Peking University Health Sciences Center on September 22, 2014. Commenting on the Lancet-CMB China series, Vice Chairman Chen Zhu offered a scientific approach to strategies of "health in all policies" to address the social determinants of health in China.

CMB Launches Centennial Book Series in Beijing

As part of China Medical Board’s 100th anniversary celebration in Beijing, the CMB joined by Peking Union Medical College (PUMC) launched on September 19, 2014 five new books on the history and future of health in China.

CMB Celebrates 100th Anniversary in Beijing

CMB celebrated its 100th anniversary in Beijing on September 19-22, 2014. Joined by over 250 participants from more than 10 countries, the celebratory event was conducted as a series of collaborative exercises between CMB trustees and the Chinese government, PUMC, PUHSC, and partner universities throughout China and Asia.