Establishment and Recognition of Global Discipline for Radiological Precision Medicine in Chinese Infection Diseases – From Understanding to Practice
Brown Bag Lecture by Dr. Hongjun Li | 8/14/2018 11:00AM – 12PM | 7th Floor Conference Room, Bldg 38A
China has experienced a large decline in the spread and burden of infectious diseases since the early 1960s, due to large-scale public health interventions, extensive research in infectious diseases specific to Chinese, and large vaccination programs. China successfully eliminated 11 infectious diseases, including smallpox from the general population in early 1960s, and another 10 infectious diseases, including poliomyelitis, have recently been eliminated. This talk will discuss the background of infectious diseases in China, the establishment of global discipline to exchange information, and the infrastructure, technologies, and large amount of data available. Also, innovative teams, international collaboration in publications, data sharing, grant application, and conferencing will be mentioned.
Dr. Li is Director, Department of Radiology, Beijing Youan Hospital, and the Vice Director, Institution of medical imaging and nuclear medicine, Capital Medical University. He is also the Editor-in-Chief, Radiology of infectious diseases (Elsevier) and Associate Editor, BMC Neurology. His research interest is in diagnostic radiology for infections and inflammations.