Frontiers in Organ Transplantation 2021 Joint Symposium was successfully held


On November 12th, the "Frontiers in Organ Transplantation 2021 Joint Symposium"was successfully held in Affiliated Hangzhou First People's Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine. The conference was co-chaired by Prof. XU Xiao from Zhejiang University School of Medicine, and Prof. Kourosh Saeb-Parsy from University of Cambridge, School of Clinical Medicine. 

ZJU Vice President HE Lianzhen and Head of the School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge Patrick Maxwell delivered the opening speech

Co-chairmen: Prof. XU Xiao and Prof. Kourosh Saeb-Parsy 

Prof. HE Lianzhen, Vice President of Zhejiang University, and Patrick Maxwell, Regius Professor of Physic and Head of the School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge, delivered the opening speech. Both sides reviewed the constructive cooperation of the two universities in the fields of medical research and organ transplantation over the years, and agreed that this symposium would be a high-level academic dialogue which contribute to practical cooperation between the two universities on human health and well-being. LI Min, Director of the Office of Global Engagement of Zhejiang University, attended and hosted the opening ceremony.

Academic sharing from both sides

In recent years, the exchanges and cooperation between Zhejiang University and the University of Cambridge in the field of medicine have been expanding and deepening. In November 2019, a delegation from the School of Medicine of Zhejiang University visited the Clinical School of Medicine of The University of Cambridge and held the first Joint Academic Symposium in the Frontiers of Organ Transplantation. This is the second meeting of this series, the two sides shared cutting-edge advances in the fields of transplantation oncology, transplantation immunology, regenerative medicine, pathology, organ injury and repair, and held heated discussions on hot and difficult issues. This Joint Symposium was supported by “Zhejiang University Global Engagement Fund”

Organ transplantation is the pearl on the crown of modern medicine, China is moving forward from a big country of organ transplantation to a strong country. In this critical period of history, Professor XU Xiao's team is committed to enhancing China's leading role in the field of organ transplantation globally and promoting the vigorous development of organ transplantation in China through high-level cooperation with the world's top universities.