2019 Symposium

When: Wednesday, Oct. 30 through Friday, Nov. 1, 2019

Where: PKUHSC campus, Beijing

Registration and Abstract Deadline: Sep 6, 2019

Mark your calendars for the 9th annual Joint Institute Symposium between health research collaborators at the University of Michigan and Peking University Health Science Center. Established in 2010, the Joint Institute partnership between Michigan Medicine and PKUHSC has expanded to include more than 50 individual projects across a variety of disciplines.

The annual JI Symposium, which alternates each year between Ann Arbor and Beijing, brings all of these research teams together to share their work and strengthen their partnerships. Faculty not yet involved in the JI but interested in engaging in new collaborations between the institutions are also encouraged to attend.

The 2019 meeting schedule is being finalized but will include one day of individual research team meetings (day one) plus two conference days for plenary sessions, panel discussions, and more. A limited number of travel grants are available for first-time Michigan Medicine participants interested in establishing collaborations with counterparts at PKUHSC.


Registration is now closed

Pre-departure Session

Global REACH will host a Pre-departure informational session for U-M delegates traveling to Beijing Oct. 16 in University Hospital's Towsley Auditorium. 


Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019

Wednesday is reserved for project team/investigator meetings, including team dinners arranged and facilitated by PKUHSC investigators for their U-M colleagues.


Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019

8 a.m.: Welcome

8:30 a.m.: Plenary talk, Jie Qiao, MD, PhD - Embryo Development and Preimplantation Genetic Testing

9:10 a.m.: Plenary talk, John Carethers, MD - The Environment's Influence on Colon Cancer: A Disease Example that Generates Questions to Answer for the Near Future

10:15 a.m., Panel: Artificial Intelligence and Big Data

noon: Lunch and Poster Session

2:30 p.m.: Concurrent Sessions

6 p.m.: JI Banquet hosted by PKUHSC


Friday, Nov. 1, 2019

8:30 a.m.: Plenary talk, Jiadong Wang, PhD - DNA Damage Repair Pathway and Tumorigenesis and Therapy

9:10 a.m.: Plenary speech, David Pinsky, MD

10 a.m.: Panel: Collaboration Between Academia and Industry and Technology Transfer

noon: Lunch and Poster Session

2:30 p.m.: Select JI Project presentations

  1. Risk-Adjusted Outcome Prediction Tool for Emergency Department Intensive Care Unit Patients
  2. A Chemical Approach to Generating Patient-Specific Cardiac Stem Cells for Cell Therapy against Cardiovascular Disease
  3. β-adrenergic receptor activation in cardiac injury and atherosclerotic plaque stability: Role of NADPH oxidase 4 (NOX4)
  4. Identification of Shared and Specific Marker Panels for Diabetic Kidney Disease Progression
  5. Image-Guided Surgery of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  6. Rapid Bacterial Identification and Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing in Patients with Sepsis by CD NR-PCR

4:40 p.m.: Wrap-up session

6 p.m.: Dinner hosted by PKUHSC