The Science Forum organized in Yabuli on June 9 was a remarkable gathering of major global stakeholders under the theme "How Science Could Better Empower Healthcare Industry."
As one of the high-level sessions of the 21st Annual Conference of Yahuli China Entrepreneurs Forum co-hosted by WLA, all the guests, including Aaron Ciechanover (2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry) and Michael Shepard (2019 Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award), renewed and broadened the perspectives to contribute to the follow-up processes towards developing of the industry.
Michael Shepard, 2019 Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award
The Forum started with the keynote speech of 2019 Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award laureate, Mr. Michael Shepard, and spread the message to the Forum participants that "Big data is everywhere. It doesn't matter what aspect of drug development you're looking at; you need it to connect all the different pieces."
Aaron Ciechanover, 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
The advocating of an age-friendly environment and encouraging older adults to keep their normal activities was proposed by Mr. Aaron Ciechanover (2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry) and further discussed in a more in-depth session. "We have to give these people the sense that the society needs them, that they are not just people that finish their function in the society, complete their lives, sit aside at home and do nothing. By giving them the feeling that they are part of the families, they are part of the society, their experiences are needed, we are also increasing their healthy ageing," emphasized Aaron Ciechanover.
From left: Lei CHEN (Chair), Jiren LIU, Zhantao YANG, Ligang ZHANG, Yeqing ZHU, Xianting DING
The Science Forum hosted in-depth panel sessions and with five guests participating.
The discussion on "How Science Could Better Empower Healthcare Industry" elaborated and presented the indicators which serve to enrich the industry stakeholders.
Jiren LIU, Chairman of Neusoft Corporation
"Healthcare is not only the job of physicians; individuals can do a lot more for themselves," Mr. Jiren LIU, Chairman of Neusoft Corporation, said.
Yeqing ZHU, Executive Director & CEO of New Horizon Health
Mr. Yeqing ZHU, Executive Director & CEO of New Horizon Health, added, "The ultimate purpose of the healthcare industry is to ensure that people live healthily."
Zhantao YANG, Deputy Secretary-General of WLA and senior scientist of WLA Labs
The Forum also presented a platform that offers concrete options on interdisciplinary science for the participants at a national level.
Mr. Zhantao YANG, Deputy Secretary-General of WLA and senior scientist of WLA Labs, stressed, "Early diagnosis matters a lot to ensuring healthy ageing of old people."
Ligang ZHANG, founder, Chairman & CEO of iKang Healthcare Group
"AI has made remarkable progress in detecting diseases at an early stage," said Mr. Ligang ZHANG, founder, Chairman & CEO of iKang Healthcare Group.
Xianting DING, member of the WLF Young Scientists Committee
Mr. Xianting DING, Professor & Deputy Director of Institute for Personalized Medicine, School of BME, SJTU, and member of the WLF Young Scientists Committee, spoke high of interdisciplinary study, "I believed that interdisciplinary study is a very significant future direction."
"In the future, we may acquire a little tissue or just a few cells to diagnose and to create personalized treatment and develop personalized medicine with specialists from relevant areas," Professor DING summarized.
The WLA is a non-profit, non-governmental international organization. It upholds the vision of "Science and Technology for the Common Destiny of Mankind" and three missions of promoting basic science, advocating for international cooperation, and supporting the development of youth. WLA is dedicated to mobilizing top scientists from all disciplines and nationalities around the world to participate in a wide variety of scientific research and academic exchange activities.