Over 100 Chinese medicine professionals and scholars gather at HKBU to discuss quality control of valuable Chinese medicines
04 Apr 2018
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the School of Chinese Medicine (SCM), the School and the Hong Kong Authentication Centre of Dendrobii Officinalis Caulis (HKACDOC) jointly organised the 2018 Hong Kong Summit on Quality Control of Valuable Chinese Medicines. Held on 24 March, the Summit attracted more than 160 representatives and guests from government departments, industry, academia, and scientific research communities to discuss the resources and quality control of highly prized Chinese medicines, including goat bezoar, Cordyceps, Donkey-hide gelatin, and dendrobii officinalis caulis. The Summit aimed at promoting the understanding of the standardisation and quality control of traditional Chinese medicines and strengthening exchange and collaboration between multiple communities.
A total of five experts and scholars were invited to deliver lectures at the Summit: Professor Zhao Zhongzhen, Associate Dean of the School of Chinese Medicine, HKBU, spoke on “Clarifying the origin of Houzao”; Professor Shaw Pang-chui, School of Life Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, shared on “Authentication of valuable herbs and products by DNA technology”; Professor Zhou Xiangshan, National Engineering Research Center for Gelatin-based Traditional Chinese Medicine, highlighted “The history, resources, and innovative research of Ejiao”; Professor Cao Hui, National Engineering Research Center for Modernisation of Traditional Chinese Medicine, elaborated on “Research on the resources of Cordyceps”; and Dr Han Quanbin, HKACDOC and Associate Professor of the School of Chinese Medicine, HKBU, discussed the “Discovery and application of polysaccharide marker of Dendrobii Officinalis Caulis”.
The Summit is held once a year to provide a platform for exchange and sharing of novel researches and the application of quality control of valuable Chinese medicines, and to contribute to the sustainable development of the Chinese medicine industry in Hong Kong.