Led by Dean Lyu Aiping and Associate Dean Zhao Zhongzhen, about 50 teaching and administrative staff of SCM went to Huizhou for its annual retreat from 8 to 10 June 2017. The School was privileged to have Professor Rick Wong, Vice-President (Research & Development), at the retreat to provide guidance and advice.
In his opening remarks, Professor Lyu briefly recapped the School's development and achievements in the past few years and invited the retreat participants to give thoughts to and discuss the following four challenges - the enhancement of undergraduate education to prepare the undergraduate students for diversified development upon graduation, the achievement of the right balance between teaching and research, the promotion of internationalisation of SCM and Chinese medicine, and the future direction and development of SCM. Professor Wong commended the School for its rapid growth in recent years; he also encouraged the faculty and staff to continue to strive for greater achievements under the development strategies of the University and take advantage of the opportunities provided by the Belt and Road Initiative to foster the development of SCM and the advancement of Chinese medicine. At the retreat, the participants discussed the School's undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, research and collaboration with enterprises, continuing and professional education as well as clinical services, and put forward ideas for enhancing the School's education, research and clinical services.