The Joint Shantou International Eye Center (JSIEC) of Shantou University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong was established in 2002 on a generous donation from the Li Ka Shing Foundation and collaboration between the Shantou University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. On 24th June 2017, JSIEC celebrated her 15th anniversary with publicity events and a scientific symposium. Prof Calvin Pang, Director of JSIEC, Prof Zhang Mingzhi, Vice-Director (executive) of JSIEC, Prof Clement Tham, our Chairman, Prof Chen Mohuai, Party Secretary of Shantou University Medical College, and Dr Frieda Law, Consultant of Li Ka Shing Foundation, officiated the anniversary events. All speakers expressed appreciation of the accomplishments of JSIEC in clinical work, research, training, education, and community services over the last 15 years, and gratefulness to all staff for their dedication and persistence in good work. Prof Pang gave directives for high quality work in years to come, with anticipation of the new hospital complex. Visiting Professor Paul Baird from The University of Melbourne delivered a keynote lecture on “Gene Mapping of Eye Diseases: Concepts & Technologies”, highlighting recent progress in ophthalmic genetic research for future innovations in vision science. Guests, professors and students from both JSIEC, our department and other research institutions also shared their expertise in ophthalmology through the scientific symposium.
From right to left: Professor Calvin Pang (CUHK), Professor Paul Baird (University of Melbourne), Professor Mingzhi Zhang (JSIEC), Professor Wenfang Zhang (Lanzhou University) and Dr Marten Brelen (CUHK) celebrated the 15th anniversary of JSIEC.
Professor Clement Tham kicked-off the ceremony of the 15th anniversary of JSIEC.