Honorary professors explore traditional and contemporary Chinese medicine
18 Nov 2021
The School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) held the Eighth Honorary Professorship Seminar on 10 November, and it featured eight live-streamed lectures on topics including personalised cancer medicines, natural products in Chinese medicines, the quality control of herbal medicines, computational acupuncture, and the culture and theories of traditional Chinese medicine. Around 400 local Chinese medicine practitioners as well as teachers and students of SCM joined the Seminar.
The Seminar’s distinguished speakers included Professor Ding Jian, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, who will be conferred the degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, by HKBU this year; Professor Sun Handong, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences; Professor Li Candong, President of the Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine; Professor Chen Shilin, Director of the Institute of Chinese Materia Medica at the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences; Professor Chang Yuan-shiun, Professor of the College of Chinese Medicine at the China Medical University in Taiwan; Professor Wang Xijun, Vice President of the Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine; Professor Guo Yi, Dean of the School of Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine; and Professor Xu Jingsheng from the Henan University of Chinese Medicine. They, together with seven other academics, were appointed honorary professors by SCM until 2023.
In his address, Professor Lyu Aiping, Dean of SCM, said that the organisation of the Seminar was deferred for two years due to the pandemic. He added that he was delighted that the School was finally able to present academia and the professional sector with an eye-opening opportunity to benefit and draw inspiration from the honorary professors’ wealth of research expertise, clinical experience and medical knowledge. He said SCM will capitalise on its strong ties with the honorary professors to develop and engage in more collaborative and interdisciplinary research projects.