Five of UCLA Health leading faculty members traveled to Hangzhou, China in April to take part in a joint conference with the Department of Anesthesiology at the Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University (SAHZU), on "The Future of Perioperative Medicine".
SAHZU International Medical Center (IMC) Inauguration Ceremony was held on February 27th 2017 and IMC was officially open for business. More than 200 guests attended on the ceremony, including leaders from provincial, municipal and district departments at all levels and also experts from healthcare industry associations. Eight international experts and two domestic specialists accepted the appointment as consultant of SAHZU and provided the consultation service for IMC on the day of opening
Since 2012 that SAHZU became the first hospital to provide Anesthesia Resident Overseas Training Program approved by Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education，there have been six UCLA anesthesiology residents visiting SAHZU. In November 2016, UCLA sent a senior resident Dr. Sepehr Rejai to SAHZU Anesthesiology Department for a 4 weeks’ residency training program.
On February 10 2017, Dr. Wang Jian’an was invited to Kovai Medical Center and Hospital (KMCH) located in Coimbatore area of India, and successfully performed a Transcather Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) on a severe patient. Dr. Wang demonstrated the surgery with very details and also used the chance as operation teaching.
2017 SAHZU Employee Evening Party celebrating the Spring Festival was held on January 19, 2017. Presidents, leaders, staffs and families joyfully shared the stage and presented wonderful talent shows. It is the best chance for SAHZU employees to get union, promote communication, and also for leaders to express appreciation to enhance the internal cohesion.
Funded by Zhejiang Provincial Science and Technology Department at SAHZU, Zhejiang Provincial Key Laboratory for Pancreatic Disease announced establishment on December 21th 2016. It is also the 5th anniversary of the HPB Department of SAHZU that the key laboratory affiliated to.
The International Intra-Ocular Implant Club (IIIC) has unanimously agreed to have Professor Yao Ke, join their team. Prof. Yao has been doing the clinical and research on cataract surgery for 42 years, and has major breakthrough in micro-incision phacoemulsification in recent years. Impressed by his superb skills and outstanding contribution to the cataract surgery, Professor Graham Barrett, the former chairman of IIIC, nominated Prof. Yao for IIIC. Thus, Professor Yao Ke has become the first Chinese doctor joining that club.
A few days ago, SAHZU got a Thank-you Letter from White House signed by US President Barack Obama. He expressed his appreciation on the gift that SAHZU sent in return right after the G20 Hangzhou Summit. This gift is a classical photograph which was taken in the Second Affiliated Hospital Zhejiang University School of Medicine located in Hangzhou, China in early 20th century. The scene captures Dr. David Duncan Main, a British physician and the first Hospital president, greeted a pediatric patient with reciprocal humility and respect. It symbolizes the hospital’s core value today:”The Needs of the Patients
SAHZU Human Subject Research Ethics Committee was accredited by WHO/SIDCER-FERCAP in Nov., 2013 and had the reaccreditation in Aug.4 to 6, 2016. Director JUNTRA LAOTHAVORN, the founder of FERCAP, together with other 5 surveyors came to SAHZU, and the work of the Committee had been inspected through on-the-spot investigation, committee member interviews, random check, SOP check and review meetings. After 3 days of review, the panel highly recognized the work of the Committee, and believed that the work of the Human Research Ethics Committee at SAHZU was in line with international norms and in the leading level in China. In the 16th FERCAP Annual Meeting (Nov.19 to 23, 2016), SAHZU Human Subject Research Ethics Committee received the certificate of WHO/SIDCER-FERCAP accreditation, demonstrating that the work of our hospital ethics review has been improved to a new height. SIDCER(Strategic Initiative for Developing Capacity in Ethical Review), an international ethical review initiated by WHO, intends to help ethics committees to improve the review standards of human body research, evaluate ethics committee separately, give them advice for their team and work, and help them to obey the international and national even the local ethics norms and regulations. There are five regional forums in the world. FERCAP is one of the affiliated agencies of SIDCER, mainly responsible for the ethical review at the nations in the Asian-Pacific region, the goal of which is to discuss the problems come out from human body biomedical research in this region and promote the construction of the ability of local ethical review committees.
On 24th October, Chinese Ophthalmology Society general election was held in Beijing. Prof. Ke YAO, ophthalmologist and Director of SAHZU Eye Center was appointed as the Chairman of the 12th Chinese Ophthalmology Society. Prof. YAO is the first Zhejiang ophthalmologist to take this position since Chinese Ophthalmology Society was established nearly 80 years ago. It indicates Prof Yao has become a leading figure in ophthalmology and gained honor for all Zhejiang ophthalmologists. Meanwhile, Prof. Juan YE, the Vice Director of SAHZU Eye Center, was elected as a new member of the committee.