First General Practice Forum held at the GW-ICC Beijing, China, Thursday, 13th October, 2016
October 20, 2016
The First General Practice Forum was held at the 27th Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology (GW-ICC) in Beijng, China on Thursday, October 13th 2016. Jointly organized by Cross-Straits Medicine Exchange Association Commission of General Practice, Beijing First Hospital of Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University and Chinese General Practice Press, the Forum intends to strengthen the understanding and diagnosis of cardiovascular disease by general practitioners. Over one thousand delegates were in attendance.
Topics ranged from clinical diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation and coronary heart disease; diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease (CVD) within community; internet and community management of CVD. The most advanced techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of CVD were presented at the forum.
Professor Shanzhu Zhu, Forum Chairman, gave the introductory speech, noting the central role general practice discipline plays to all areas of medicine. A healthy Chinese population cannot be achieved without the development of the general practice discipline. The implementation of a General Practice Forum at the GW-ICC demonstrates the important role that general practice plays in the prevention of coronary heart disease. It is envisaged that many more specific medical disciplines and associations will seek to collaborate with general practitioners in the future, which will support the development of medical treatment in China that meets international standards.
Professor Zhu also noted that “we will set up Great Wall General Medicine Federation of Cardiology. The purpose is to explore a new model of combination of general medicine and specialized disciplines for the prevention of CAD and to improve the diagnosis level and tertiary prevention of CAD; to promote the development of medicine and the diagnosis of classification treatment; to contribute positive elements of human health.”
The Great Wall General Medicine Federation of Cardiology members are as follows:
Chairman: Dayi Hu
Executive Chairmen: Jianjun Han, Buxin Han, Zhigang Pan
Vice Chairmen: Yihong Sun, Xin Du, Ruijie Li, Yixin Wang, Sunfang Jiang
Secretary in general: Zhaohui Du
Chairman Dayi Hu’s speech encouraged all general practitioners to always consider their patient needs and to manage their workloads effectively and efficiently.