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Training Workingshop on Non-invasive Medicine

TRAINING WORKSHOP ON NON-INVASIVE MEDICINE
—High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) ABLATION THERAPY
                                                                             
10th – 30th July, 2012

Chongqing, China

Sponsored by

Department of International Cooperation of MOST

15B Fuxing Road, Beijing 100862, China

Organized by

National Engineering Research Centre of Ultrasound Medicine

Training Centre of HIFU Tumour Treatment of the Ministry of Health

Chongqing Medical University

INTRODUCTION
The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) is a governmental agency responsible for the formulation and implementation of national science and technology R&D plans. One of its important missions is to strengthen international cooperation in science and technology with other countries, especially with developing countries. Since 1989, international technical training workshop/courses on various subjects have been conducted in China every year under the auspices of MOST as a part of its international scientific and technical cooperation programs.

The Training Workshop on Non-invasive Medicine—High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) Ablation Therapy, sponsored by Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China (MOST) and organized by National Engineering Research Centre of Ultrasound Medicine, Training Centre of HIFU Treatment of the Ministry of Health and Chongqing Medical University will take place in Chongqing from 10th to 30th July, 2012.  

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

1. Background

The past decades have witnessed the tremendous development of arising Non-invasive Medicine and HIFU Ablation Therapy for human diseases. The emerging Non-invasive Medicine has been put under spotlights on the stage of Modern Medicine.
Over 24 years, Non-invasive Medicine and HIFU Ablation Therapy have been successfully developed in China. For the time being, there are over 70 HIFU Tumour Therapy centers in China and 22 centers abroad having benefited thousands of cancer patients. Besides, there are over 1000 Focused Ultrasound Therapy centers offering excellent care for non-tumour diseases. Numerous clinicians who can manage HIFU Ablation Therapy have been qualified through training programmes.
Considering the tremendous contribution and accomplishment of the organizers, there are a lot of projects of state importance have been allocated to them in Chongqing.
In China, Non-invasive Medicine and HIFU Ablation Therapy has become a featured discipline with global influence. In the light of promoting education and popularization this innovative technology in developing countries, Chinese Government has put enormous effort to sponsor training programme.

2. Objectives

This workshop for the first time offers opportunities and platforms for post-graduates, researchers, scientists and clinicians who have engaged or are going to engage in the emerging Non-invasive Medicine from developing countries to learn the state of art know-how, skill and clinical application of Non-invasive Medicine and HIFU Ablation Therapy.

3. Duration

10th to 30th July, 2012.

4. Location

Chonqing Medical University
No. 1 Yixueyuan Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing, China

Chongqing, the youngest municipality and heavy industrial base in China, is located in South-west of China where Yangtze river and Jialing river go across the city with convenient transportation. It’s the hub of Western Region Development with beautiful mountainous and night view. It is a city famous for it karst caves, hot springs, cultural heritages such as Dazu Rock Carvings. Hot pot, one of the most well known Chinese foods, was originated from Chongqing and now widely spreaded to the whole world.

5. Weather

     It is usually hot and humid in July with the temperature varies from 30℃ to 35℃.

6. Working Language

     English

STRUCTURE

  1. Lectures on basic knowledge
  2. Summer School
  3. Experiments
  4. Demonstration of HIFU session
  5. Emerging Application of Therapeutic Ultrasound
  6. Visit Chongqing Haifu (HIFU) Technology Co., Ltd
  7. Discussions
  8. Summary

COURSE PROGRAMME

  1. Basic Knowledge of Therapeutic Ultrasound
  2. Therapeutic HIFU Technology
  3. HIFU Treatment of Benign and Malignant Tumors
  4. Ultrasound Treatment of Non-tumor Gynecological Diseases
  5. Ultrasound Treatment of Allergic Rhinitis

DISTINGUISHED LECTURERS
Prof. Costantino        Oxford University
Prof. Sheung-Tat Fan   University of Hong Kong
Prof. Franco Orsi       European Institute of Oncology
Prof. Jinghe Lang       Xiehe Hospital
Prof.                  Affiliated Hospital of Yokohama University
Prof. Zhibiao Wang     Chongqing Medical University
Prof. Wenzhi Chen     The 1stnd Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University
Prof. Hui Zhu          The 2nd Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University
Prof. Feng Wu         The 2nd Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University
Prof. Lian Zhang       The 2nd Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University
Please refer to attachment for brief introduction of lecturers.

QUALIFICATION

  1. Post-graduates, researchers, scientists and clinicians in Ultrasound, Radiology, Oncology and Gynaecology departments are eligible.
  2. A minimum of 1 year’s working experience is required. (Not necessary for students).
  3. Being fluent in spoken and written English is a must.
  4. Being in sound health condition is a must.
  5. Open-minded and innovative individuals are preferable.

Only 20 members will be selected and recruited into this training workshop programme. All submitted application will be reviewed. Recruited members will be informed with an email notice by June 10th 2012

APPLICATION

  1. All applications shall be signed and submitted to the organizer by email before May 10th, 2012.
  2. A health certificate should be attached to the application form.
  3. A second circular will be distributed to recruited members with a formal invitation and tentative schedule of the workshop.

EXPENSES

    1. Travel expenses should be covered by the recruited members (round trip tickets between his/her home country and Chongqing Airport).
    2. Travel expenses could be funded for licensed doctor/physician who provides a recommendation letter issued by supervisor.
    3. There is no charge of registration fee.
    4. The expenditure of accommodation, local transportation and training expenses in Chongqing in the timeframe of the workshop will be paid by the sponsor.

 
CERTIFICATE
A qualification certificate issued by the Department of International Cooperation of MOST will be authorized respectively to selected members who have fulfilled the study mission successfully in the training workshop.

NOTICE
1. The health certificate must be valid, provided by authorized physician or hospital.
2. The deadline for the Application Form will be May 10, 2012.

Download the workshop application form here

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