On July 8th and 9th, the 5th Yangtze International Summit of Minimally Invasive and Noninvasive Medicine and the 2023 “The Belt and Road” Innovation Forum on Minimally Invasive and Noninvasive Medicine was hosted by the International Society of Minimally Invasive and Virtual Surgery (ISMIVS) in Liangjiang New Area, Chongqing, China. The event was co-organized by Chongqing Medical University (CQMU), the State Key Laboratory of Ultrasound in Medicine and Engineering, and the National Engineering Research Center of Ultrasound Medicine.
Over 500 attendees in the field of minimally invasive and noninvasive medicine, including nearly 120 medical experts from overseas, gathered for the event. The participants engaged in discussions on the latest technological advancements, aiming to promote the concept of minimally invasive and noninvasive medicine and drive global medical development. The opening ceremony was presided over by YUAN Jun, Member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Committee and Vice President of CQMU.
QIN Zhengjie, Secretary of the CPC Committee of CQMU, delivered remarks at the forum, where he emphasized that the rapid advancement of minimally invasive and noninvasive medicine has turned the idea of “pain-free surgery” into a reality. This forum also provided an invaluable opportunity for all participants to exchange insights on the developments and prospects in the field. Such discussions contribute to the wider implementation of theories and techniques related to minimally invasive and noninvasive medicine in clinical settings, ultimately benefiting the health of all humanity on a larger scale.
In the address of Prof. David Cranston, President of the ISMIVS, he highlighted the longstanding collaboration between Oxford University and HIFU in advancing minimally invasive and noninvasive medicine. He shared the remarkable success achieved through the partnership, backed by substantial data. Prof. Cranston expressed his appreciation for the opportunity provided by the forum, which allows medical experts and academics to witness the progress and accomplishments made in minimally invasive and noninvasive medicine throughout the years. He also expressed gratitude for the chance to collaborate and exchange ideas with attendees from diverse countries at this international conference.
Guided by the principle of “diseases that harms the body requires treatment methods that do less harm”, Prof. WANG Zhibiao’s research group has given birth to the emerging field of minimally invasive and noninvasive medicine characterized by ultrasound-based treatments. This groundbreaking accomplishment has positioned China as a global leader and has facilitated international cooperation and exchanges, which is also a source of pride for Chongqing.