2019 Symposium

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

Where: PKUHSC campus, Beijing

Registration and Abstract Deadline: Aug. 16, 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 open until Aug. 16, 2019.

Travel Grants

The Joint Institute is offering a limited number of travel grants (up to $1,000) to help cover travel expenses for UMMS faculty not yet engaged in JI-supported research but interested in exploring collaborations with partners at PKUHSC. Awardees will be expected to submit an abstract and participate in the Symposium's poster session in order to showcase their research to prospective partners. The deadline to apply is Aug. 16, 2019. Apply here.

Submit an Abstract

Showcase your research to Peking University Health Science Center (PKUHSC) counterparts and potential collaborators during the upcoming annual JI Symposium on the PKUHSC campus in Beijing. Depending on the number of submissions, poster presenters will be assigned to present on either Oct. 31 or Nov. 1. Submissions due Aug. 16, 2019 to guarantee inclusion in the poster session and Symposium program book. Submit an abstract here.


The three-day conference will include one day for individual researcher/research team meetings (day one) followed by two days for general session plenary presentations, panel discussions, and more. Our colleagues at PKUHSC are planning sightseeing tours to the Great Wall and the Forbidden City on Saturday, Nov. 2, after the conference. Stay tuned for further details.