The 2nd Belt & Road Initiative Global Health International Congress & 2018 Global Health Forum of the University Alliance of Silk Road, hosted by Xi'an Jiaotong University’s Global Health Institute, School of Public Health and the Health Sub-Alliance of the University Alliance of the Silk Road, will be held in the Xi'an Grand Dynasty Culture Hotel, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province on November 23-25, 2018 (Friday -Sunday). All interested scholars and graduate students from China and overseas are welcome to join the conference! Below listed key congress information:
China's Contributions · The Belt and Road Initiative· Global Health
Main Sessions and Topics to be Covered
The congress will focus on major global health issues and will include more than 10 sessions, including such as:
1. Keynote Speech Forum
2. The 2018 Health Sub-Alliance of the University Alliance of the Silk Road Annual Meeting- Global Health Forum
3. “National Distinguished Experts” Cross-Border Cooperation Forum
4. Dialogue with Renowned Journal Editors Forum
5. Nutrition and Health Forum
6. Sports Medicine Integration Forum
7. Environmental Health Forum
8. Intelligent Wearable Devices and Sports Health: University-Industry Collaboration Forum
9. Chronic Disease and Childhood Obesity Forum
10. Health Aging and Geriatrics Forum
11. Health Policy & Health Economic Assessment Forum
12. General Practitioner & Metabolic Disease Forum
13. Chinese Society of Global Health Young Scholar Plenary Session
14. Young Scholar Forum
15. Poster Exhibition
16. Scholars Social Gathering
Selected Invited Speakers
A number of leading experts and leaders from China and abroad will attend the congress and give presentations, including such as those from the World Health Organization (WHO), World Bank (WB), United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund(UNICEF), the Chinese National Health Commission, President of Asia-Pacific Clinical Nutrition Society (APCNS), academicians and National Distinguished Experts, and presidents of universities and hospitals.
•Global Health Institute, Xi'an Jiaotong University （西安交通大学全球健康研究院）
•School of Public Health, Xi'an Jiaotong University（西安交通大学公共卫生学院）
•The Health Sub-Alliance of the University Alliance of the Silk Road (丝绸之路大学联盟健康子联盟)
•United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund （联合国儿童基金会）
•International Chinese Nutrition Young Scholar Network（世界华人青年营养学者发展促进会）
•Integration of Sport and Medicine Innovation Research Center, China Institute of Sport Science （国家体育总局体育科学研究所体医融合促进与创新研究中心）
•Chinese Preventive Medicine Association-Chinese Society on Global Health（中华预防医学会全球卫生分会）
•People's Daily Overseas Edition • Education Channel (人民日报海外网教育频道)
•School of Public Policy and Administration, Xi'an Jiaotong University（西安交通大学公共政策与管理学院）
•School of International Education, Xi'an Jiaotong University（西安交通大学国际教育学院）
•Institute for Empirical Social Science Research, Xi'an Jiaotong University（西安交通大学实证社会科学研究所）
•The First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University (西安交通大学第一附属医院)
•The Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University (西安交通大学第二附属医院)
•Key Laboratory of Trace Element and Endemic Disease Research, Chinese National Health and Family Planning Commission & Xi'an Jiaotong University (西安交通大学卫计委微量元素与地方病研究重点实验室)
•Department of International Cooperation and Exchanges, Xi'an Jiaotong University (西安交通大学国际合作与交流处)
•Shaanxi Nutrition Society (陕西省营养学会)
•Health Reform and Development Research Center of Shaanxi Province (陕西省卫生改革发展研究中心)
•Huawei Technologies Co., LTD. (华为技术有限公司)
Date and Schedule
November 23, 2018 (Friday): Registration
November 24, 2018 (Saturday): Opening Ceremony, Keynote Speech Session, Forums
November 25, 2018 (Sunday): Forums
Xi'an Grand Dynasty Culture Hotel
Address: No.172, Lianhu Road, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
Call for Research Paper Abstracts
Participants are invited to submit abstracts following the conference theme (see below). Abstracts submitted will be reviewed and selected by a committee. Announcements will be made by October 31, 2018. The selected abstracts will be compiled into conference proceedings. Excellent abstracts will be selected for oral presentations and for awards. Certificates will be provided.
Who Should Attend?
Experts and students working in universities and research institutes, but not limited to the above.
Prevention and control of chronic diseases and obesity, health systems, health policy, health management, global health, health aging, nutrition, etc.
3. Requirements for abstracts
1）The study should have not been published in journals.
2）Should be prepared according to the conference topics. The submitting author should ensure the validity and authenticity of the research.
3) Should be in English and <500 words; written in the format of study title, authors (name, key job title, institute, email), study aims, methods, results and conclusions.
4）The abstract will be reviewed after registration fee being paid; and will be confirmed for oral- or poster presentation.
How to submit
Abstracts should be submitted as an email attached word file to, email@example.com. Documents should be named using the “BRCsubmit + author’s name +unit". Paper submissions will NOT be accepted.
October 15, 2018
The congress will issue certificates for oral presentations, and will provide “Best Presentation Award” for outstanding research (according to student- and non-student groups).
You are welcome to attend the conference, whether you submit an abstract or not!
Lihua Yan, Tel: 029-8265-7395 (office), 189-9282-0077 (mobile); Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Linyun Zhou, Tel: 029-8265-7395 (office), 182-9246-5185 (mobile); Email: email@example.com
Health is an essential cornerstone for public well-being and happiness. It is an important symbol of a country's prosperity and social civilization. In recent years, health issues have received remarkable worldwide attention. To promote the development and global collaboration in health research , Xi’an Jiaotong University and the Chinese Preventive Medicine Association - Chinese Society on Global Health successfully hosted the 2017 Belt and Road Initiative Global Health International Congress & 2017 Chinese Preventive Medicine Association-Chinese Society on Global Health Annual Meeting on September 24-27, 2017 in Xi’an, China, and formally established the Health Sub-Alliance of the University Alliance of the Silk Road (HSA-UASR) to help solve the health problems along the Belt and Road countries and all around the world.
To further strengthen exchanges and cooperation of health research related colleges and universities along the Belt and Road countries, Xi 'an Jiaotong University Global Health Institute, School of Public Health and the Health Sub-Alliance of the University Alliance of the Silk Road will jointly hold the 2nd Belt & Road Initiative Global Health International Congress & 2018 Global Health Forum of the University Alliance of Silk Road from November 23 to 25, 2018. This conference will facilitate establishment of global health education and scientific research cooperation network and communication platforms for global scholars in health research, and assist the Belt and Road countries to address the major health issues. We sincerely welcome you to attend this meeting in Xi 'an, a world famous historical city and the capital city in ancient China throughout 13 dynasties, to promote the development of global health and contribute to China’s strength for building a community of common destiny for human beings!
Introduction of the Organizers
Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU) is a key university under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education of China and is one of the oldest universities in China. As one of the first universities in China, it was supported by the central government at the seventh and eighth five-year plan, as well as China's “Project 211” and “Project 985” to develop into a world-class university. Currently, XJTU is a comprehensive research university with 10 major categories of disciplines: science, engineering, medicine, economics, management, humanities, law, philosophy, education, and art. The university has built a high academic level around science, engineering, medicine, humanities, and social sciences, and has created a wide platform for discipline development.
Xi 'an Jiaotong University Health Science Center was formerly known as Xi 'an Medical University. In 2000, Xi 'an Medical University was merged with Xi 'an Jiaotong University and Shaanxi University of Finance and Economics and renamed as Xi 'an Jiaotong University Medicine School. In 2012, it was renamed as the Xi 'an Jiaotong University Health Science Center. It is one of the cradles for training senior medical professionals in Northwest China and the only key medical college directly under the Ministry of Health in Southwest China. The Health Science Center has 8 schools including School of Basic Medical Sciences, the First Clinical Medical School, the Second Clinical Medical School, School of Dentistry, School of Public Health, School of Pharmacy, School of Forensic Medicine, School of Nursing. It has several research institutes including Global Health Institute, Translational Medicine Institute, Institute of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, Biological Evidence Institute, Med-X Institute, Institute of Biological Diagnosis and Treatment. Its health care system includes the First Affiliated Hospital, the Second Affiliated Hospital, the Affiliated Dentistry Hospital, etc.
1) Global Health Institute (GHI), Xi’an Jiaotong University
The Global Health Institute (GHI) was formally established on September 18, 2016. At present, GHI has four research centers, including Center on Systems Science and Health Big Data Research, Center for Prevention and Control of Chronic Diseases, Center for Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases, and Center for Endemic Disease Research, and will develop more centers in the future. Xi’an Jiaotong University established the GHI aimed to help achieve China’s key national development strategies, including China’s National Innovation-driven Development Strategy, “Belt & Road Initiatives”, National Health & Wellness Congress, and “Healthy China 2030”. GHI will be part of the efforts in the establishment of the iHarbour-Wisdom Uni-Town and the development of Xi 'an Jiaotong University becoming a world-class university. GHI benefits from the various strengths of XJTU, including such as public health, clinical and basic medicine, pharmacy, mathematics, statistics, bioinformatics, management, humanities, and engineering.
GHI aims to address the major challenges in the global health field, create an international leading global health education scientific research platform, carry out major public health research across the region and across countries, provide scientific basis for global health problem solutions including developing related policies, train health professionals, serve local and national development, and provide strong support for achieving national health development strategies and promoting global health. At present, the research of research teams in GHI is funded by domestic and international grants such as those from the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the US Boston-based China Medical Board (CMB), the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, the Chinese National Health Commission, the Chinese National Natural Science Foundation, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC).
2) School of Public Health (SPH), Xi’an Jiaotong University
The School of Public Health has the public health and preventive medicine first-level disciplines authorized to confer doctor’s and master's degrees, disciplines authorized to confer Master of Public Health (MPH) degree and post-doctoral mobile stations of first-level discipline. The School has Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Occupational health and Environmental Health, Department of Nutrition and Food Safety, Department of Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health, Department of Health Toxicology and Sanitary Inspection, Institute of Endemic Diseases, Health Reform and Development Research Center of Shaanxi Province, Key Laboratory of Trace Element and Endemic Disease Research of Chinese National Health and Family Planning Commission, Nutrition and Food Safety Research Center of Shaanxi Province, Silk Road Regional Endemic and Population Health Promotion Collaborative Innovation Center of Shaanxi Province, Health Information and Big Data Management, and the Analysis Center. The school lays emphasis on the international frontier of science and technology, focuses on the health of China’s west regions, and concentrates its research areas on maternal and child nutrition and health evaluation, environmental and endemic diseases, infectious disease control and prevention, food quality and safety, child development and the physical and mental health, health policy and medical ethics.
Research in the school is funded by the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, the Chinese National Health Commission, the Chinese National Natural Science Foundation, the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and the US Boston-based China Medical Board (CMB). Aiming at the forefront of global health development and meeting the needs of national health development, the school has extensively carried out public health professional training, scientific research, and social services, striving to create first-class public health and preventive medicine disciplines.
3）The Health Sub-Alliance of the University Alliance of the Silk Road (HSA-UASR)
With full support of Xi'an Jiaotong University, the University Alliance of the Silk Road (UASR) was founded on May 22, 2015, an essential action to carry forward the spirit of the Silk Road and promote international collaboration in advanced education and research. At present, 151 universities from 37 countries have joined the UASR, covering 5 continents. It aims to strength the collaboration in the field of education and technology, create an open and inclusive collaboration platform for advanced education, and cultivate talents with a global vision, ability of international cooperation and spirit of innovation.
HSA-UASR was formally established in September 2017 during The 1st Belt & Road Initiative Global Health International Congress held in Xi’an, led by the Xi 'an Jiaotong University Global Health Institute under the framework of UASR. HSA-UASR is an open, non-governmental, non-profit, international higher education sub-organization, formed by universities and schools in health fields, on an equal and voluntary basis. HSA-UASR is committed to facilitate global integration and sharing of science and education resources of the health related universities and schools, conduct health research cooperation network and establish health data sharing platform for multidisciplinary and high-level academic exchanges and scientific research, and cultivate health professionals. Its ultimate goal is to improve health and the well-being of people at a global scale.
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