CUC Activities

Meeting on 22nd Jan 2008,
Room (GCG-08), London Metropolitan University
Time: 1:30pm – 5:30pm

Agenda and Attendance

CUC Post-meeting Updates from the Chairman

26th January 2008

Since the founding of the CUC on 18th August 2007, the 2nd meeting on 30th October 2007 at the NCVO, London was a successful event with participants from various concerned organisations, media and the Chinese Embassy. The meeting was televised in a positive 15 minutes report from Phoenix TV broadcasted on 14th January 2008.

New members admitted are Prof. Rodolfo Paoletti, representing the very prestigious Fondazione Giovanni Lorenzini Medical Science Foundation, Italy; Dr. Zou Xeunong, representing Sun Yat-sen University - a major Chinese Medical University; Ms. Debbie Shaw, representing Chinese Medicine Advisory Service of Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, UK; and Dr. Liming Cheng, representing both the Centre for Osteonecrosis – one of the leading international groups on research in this area and the China-Japan Friendship Hospital in Beijing – a wellknown general hospital governed by the ministry of health, China.

At the Beijing M.O.S.T. conference on 28-29th November 2007, the CUC presence was most prominent. Members of the CUC completely re-edited the Beijing Declaration agreed at the conference. The CUC reception attracted attention from influential circles both in China, Europe and elsewhere. The positive contribution of the CUC to the modernisation and globalisation of the Chinese medicine was noticed at the conference presided by Vice Premier Wu Yi, Health Minister Chen Zhu, Science and Technology Minister Wan Gang and SATCM Director Wang Guo Qiang with delegations from all over the world.

The 3rd CUC Meeting was held at the Metropolitan University on 22nd January 2008, organised by Professor Christopher Branford-White. Some important issues on the future development of the CUC was discussed and decided (Please see details in the minutes of the meeting).

Congratulation to Professor Nicky Robinson who is appointed as the new chairman of the Research Council for Complementary Medicine. Also to Prof. Tai-ping Fan whose research centre was opened by the Chinese ambassador while we were at the Beijing M.O.S.T. conference.

The next CUC meeting is going to be held on 30th April 2008 at the Brunel University by kind invitation of Professor Ian Sutherland. This event will coincide with the anniversary celebration of Brunel. Please note this date in your diary now.

On a positive note, we should be proud that CUC has now become an unique organisation whose membership coverings most of the top UK universities that are conducting research projects on Chinese medicine. CUC is receiving membership applications from some of the top institutions in China and Europe who wish to participate in our lofty aims. However, out focus is still on quality, reputable members rather than quantity focused as stated in our founding document.

With my kind regards,

Professor Man Fong Mei
Chair, CUC