SCM hosts spring gathering to strengthen ties with the industry and seek support for its bid for a Chinese medicine teaching hospital
The School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) held a spring gathering on campus at the Lantern Festival to strengthen ties with the industry. The event saw the participation of around 150 guests, including representatives from the Chinese medicine profession, the Innovation and Technology Commission and the Chinese Medicine Council of Hong Kong, as well as alumni, students and faulty of the School and senior officers of HKBU for friendship building and exchange on ways to step up promotion of the development of Chinese medicine in Hong Kong. The School also took the opportunity to seek support from the industry in its bid for a Chinese medicine teaching hospital in Hong Kong.
Addressing the guests, Professor Rick Wong, Vice-President (Research and Development) of HKBU, said the School would need the strong support of the industry, alumni, students and staff of HKBU for its sustainable development and in bid for the Lee Wai Lee site to establish a Chinese medicine teaching hospital.
Also speaking at the event, Professor Lu Aiping, Dean of SCM, stressed that the establishment of a Chinese medicine teaching hospital is indispensable if Hong Kong is to enhance its academic programme in Chinese medicine, improve the quality of clinical teaching and seek further advancement in Chinese medicines.