News Reporter: Fiona Bian
CNIW News from January 21st 2022: CNIW News from January 21st 2022: International scholars, industry experts and government representatives gathered together to participate in the “Where the Rubber hits the Road: Translational Medicine Roundtable” symposium today virtually. This event was co-chaired by Dr. Xiao Han (Centre for New Immigrant Well-being), Dr. Xiaolin Wei https://www.dlsph.utoronto.ca/faculty-profile/wei-xiaolin/ and Dr. Peter Wang https://www.med.mun.ca/Medicine/Faculty/Wang,-Peter.aspx.
As shown, in the poster above, the four keynote speakers are: Dr. Renke LI, University Health Network, U of T, https://lmp.utoronto.ca/faculty/ren-ke-li; Ms Cathy Li Jun, president of Changchun Life Science Industry Research Institute; Dr. Jun Yan, Western University https://www.eng.uwo.ca/mechanical/faculty/yang_j/ ; and Ms. Yanwen Xiao, CEO of Guangzhou Di Australian Biological Technology Co., Ltd.
Invited gust speakers include: Mr. Pengfei Gao, Consul of the Science and Technology，The Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China； Mr. Vincent Ke, MPP https://www.ola.org/en/members/all/vincent-ke https://www.ola.org/en/members/all/vincent-ke, and Dr. Heyu Ni, St. Michael’s Hospital http://stmichaelshospitalresearch.ca/researchers/heyu-ni/.
The key discussion points at the event included:
1. What are the biggest challenges you’ve faced in your work in the translational medicine field? How did you overcome them?
2. What do you think is the most exciting thing happening in translational medicine right now? What breakthroughs do you expect to happen in 12 months or 5 years?
3. Compare the differences between Canadian and Chinese academic, institutional and business environments?
4. How do you envision the future of translational medicine, especially in terms of international cooperation?
The event concluded with fruitful discussions of translational medicine and an informative engaged Q&A session with the audience.
“It was a very informative and engaging event.” said Dr. Wang, “we will organize more similar events in the future.”
The three co-organizing organizations are: Centre for New Immigrant Well-being (CNIW) www.cniw.org, Canada China Culture Exchange Association, CCCEA, http://www.cccea.ca/aboutus.html, CCCEAand Confederation of Chinese Alumni Associations （CCAA, https://ccaacc.org/) .