It is our pleasure to announce that the 2017 Rising Scholar Best Paper Award is granted to “Tuberculosis Detection and the Challenges of Integrated Care in Rural China: A Cross-sectional Standardized Patient Study”, published by PLoS Medicine in October 2017. The authors for the winning paper are: Sean Sylvia, Hao Xue, Chengchao Zhou , Yaojiang Shi, Hongmei Yi, Huan Zhou, Scott Rozelle, Madhukar Pai, and Jishnu Das.
CHPAMS established the Rising Scholar Best Paper Award in November 2016 to recognize outstanding peer review publications authored by CHPAMS members who are in their early career stage (either current students or within five years since receiving their last academic degrees). The application for the 2017 Award was open from Oct 2017 to Dec 2017. A six-member Award Committee (see list below) completed a thorough and independent review of all applications and unanimously selected the paper by Sylvia et al. as the winner for the 2017 CHPAMS Best Paper Award.
The winning paper, “Tuberculosis Detection and the Challenges of Integrated Care in Rural China: A Cross-sectional Standardized Patient Study”, presents the results of a large-scale survey of village, township, and county-level health facilities across three provinces employing unannounced standardized patients to assess the ability of rural providers to correctly diagnose and manage a case of presumptive tuberculosis (TB). Such evidence is important given that, despite substantial progress against the disease at the national level due to improved treatment of diagnosed cases, prevalence remains high in rural areas and the large majority of TB cases are undiagnosed by the health system. The findings have important implications for recent reforms aimed at encouraging first contact with lower tier providers in the health system. Specifically, the results suggest that without improvements in the quality of primary care at lower tiers, such reforms could undermine further progress against TB in China.
The paper’s lead author, Dr. Sean Sylvia, is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Health Policy and Management, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. He is also a research affiliate at the Rural Education Action Program (REAP) based at Stanford University. Before moving to UNC, he spent three years as an Assistant Professor in the School of Economics at Renmin University in Beijing. He received his PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of Maryland in 2014. Dr. Sylvia has collaborated for nearly ten years with researchers at several institutions in China on research aimed at finding policy solutions to health and education challenges in China’s rural areas. His current main area of work focuses on measuring and evaluating approaches to improve the quality of primary care, with specific focus on implications for the design of recent health reforms.
Dr. Sean Sylvia
CHPAMS established the Inspiration Award in August 2016 to recognize members’ extraordinary determination to challenge the “status quo”, overcome significant barriers and achieve accomplishments in scientific research, community service, or innovative activities that are above and beyond the expectation. The 2016 Inspiration Award was granted to Dr. Youfa Wang, the founding Dean of the Xi’an Jiaotong University Global Health Institute, Associate Director of the Fisher Institute, John and Janice Fisher Endowed Chair in Wellness, and Professor of Nutrition and Health Science, Ball State University.
In October 2017, CHPAMS started the nomination process for the 2017 Inspirational Award. A five-member Award Selection Committee was formed, made up of CHPAMS President Dr. Zhuo (Adam) Chen and four distinguished researchers. We received highly qualified nominations for the Award. After deliberation, the Committee agreed that the nominees, although strong candidates, fell short of meeting the high expectation for the distinguished Inspiration Award. Therefore, the Committee regretfully chose not to select an awardee for the 2017 CHPAMS Inspiration Award.
We thank all nominations and participations and look forward to receiving and evaluating future submissions in the coming years.
Contact Email and WeChat Group
For any questions related to CHPAMS 2nd Biennial Conference, please email Conference@CHPAMS.org. In addition, we established a WeChat group for timely communication and discussion among attendees. Attendees may coordinate with each other on transportation and housing. Please contact any CHPAMS Board members or email Conference@CHPAMS.org to join the group.
Travel Subsidy and Travel Fellowship for Students
With the generous support from the conference co-sponsors, $100 per person travel subsidy is available to all student presenters. Recipients of the travel subsidy must be current students who are registered CHPAMS members. To ensure an accurate count of participants for local accommodation, conference program and dining arrangements, we ask participants to pay their registration fees online by March 31, 2018. CHPAMS will distribute travel subsidy to student presenters during the conference.
In addition, a limited number of travel fellowships ($250 per person) is available to registered CHPAMS student members who pay the conference registration fee and whose abstract is accepted for oral presentations. Only one presenter per accepted abstract may be eligible for the travel fellowship. To apply, student presenters should email firstname.lastname@example.org by February 15, 2018. In your email, please use the subject line, “2018 CHPAMS Conference – Travel Award Application” and include the following information:
· Title of Presentation
· Proof of student status, e.g., a copy of student ID, or a letter from Department Head on official letterhead.
Decisions will be sent to applicants by March 1, 2018. Recipients will receive the travel fellowship as a check in US dollars during the conference.
Hotel and Transportation Options
Yale University is located in downtown New Haven. We have secured a block of rooms at preferential rates for CHPAMS Conference attendees at the New Haven Hotel (www.newhavenhotel.com), which is the closest to the conference location. The deadline to receive group rate is April 12, 2018. When making room reservation at New Haven Hotel, please use the following link to receive the preferential rates. The link will bring our guests right to the group booking page. Attendees may want to consider booking double queen beds rooms to share costs. https://reservations.travelclick.com/17714?groupID=2108365
In addition, several other hotels in New Haven are within walking distance from the conference center.
· Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale www.omninewhaven.com (0.3 mile to the conference center)
· The Study at Yale www.studyhotels.com (0.5 mile to the conference center)
· Courtyard New Haven at Yale www.marriott.com/hvndt (0.9 mile to the conference center)
· La Quinta Inn & Suites New Haven www.lq.com (1.2 mile to the conference center, cheaper price, free shuttle bus to Yale campus)
· New Haven Village Suites www.newhavenvillagesuites.com (1.6 mile to the conference center)
Renting an Airbnb room is another option. There are plenty of Airbnb rooms in New Haven with prices lower than hotels. https://www.airbnb.com/
For air transportation, several airports are within 3 hours drive to Yale campus.
· John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) New York, NY (2 hrs without traffic)
· Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) Newark, NJ (2.5 hrs without traffic)
· Bradley International Airport (BDL) Hartford, CT (1 hr without traffic)
· LaGuardia International Airport (LGA) New York, NY (2 hrs without traffic)
· Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) Boston, MA (2.5 hrs without traffic)
· Tweed New Haven Airport (HVN) (20 minutes, taxi service to/from HVN around $15, only connecting Philadelphia International Airport)
JFK, EWR, BDL, LGA has hourly shuttle service to/from Yale campus. Attendees may book via
For detailed transportation information, including ground transportations, please visit https://livingnh.yale.edu/transportation-travel. We will also provide a detailed travel guide in Chinese. To coordinate transportation needs, please contact Ms. Xin Hu (email@example.com, WeChat ID: 627505166).
Acceptance Letters and Request for Invitation Letter
We have sent out acceptance letters to all accepted presenters. If you have not received an acceptance letter, please contact Drs. Zhuo (Adam) Chen (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Xi Chen (email@example.com). In addition, if you need specific invitation letters from CHPAMS for approval and/or VISA application purposes, please contact Drs. Zhuo (Adam) Chen and Xi Chen. We will provide an official invitation letter using the CHPAMS letter head.
Presentation Preparation and Submission
All oral presentations should be prepared using Microsoft PowerPoint. All PowerPoint files should be uploaded by May 8, 2018, to allow ample time to be loaded to the conference facility. If presenters have updated version after the upload, please bring the updated PPT on a USB drive to the conference.
During the conference, each presentation will have a 15-min time allotment. Please be mindful of the time limit while preparing your presentation.
Volunteers are the cornerstone of CHPAMS. Each year, we grant Volunteer of the Year Award to a volunteer for his/her excellent contributions to the organization. For 2017, we are pleased to announce Dr. Qian Shi as the CHPAMS Volunteer of the year!
Dr. Shi is recognized because of her many exceptional contributions to CHPAMS. Particularly, she played a critical role in initiating and maintaining CHPAMS WeChat public platform that has become a major channel of outreach for CHPAMS. Dr. Shi went above and beyond in authoring, editing and publishing CHPAMS announcements and articles while leading a WeChat public account volunteer group. In addition, she actively participated in many CHPAMS events and meetings, assisted with hosting CHPAMS online webinars, and organized members gathering at academic conferences. Congratulations, Dr. Shi!
Advances in Health Policy and Healthcare: The Road Ahead
China Health Policy and Management Society
2nd Biennial Conference
A Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of China Health Policy and Management Society (2008-2018)
May 11-13, 2018
This is the 2nd biennial meeting of China Health Policy and Management Society (CHPAMS) and its official journal China Health Review. The meeting’s theme is Advances in Health Policy and Healthcare: The Road Ahead, with a special focus on Healthy China 2030 national blueprint. Since October 2016, Healthy China 2030 (HC 2030), a national program of action to promote the health of 1.3 billion Chinese population, has been central to the Chinese Government’s agenda for health and development, and has the potential to benefit the rest of the world. This conference aims to bridge our minds and draw upon global wisdom in the advances of health policy and health care in China. Participants will include national health officials from China, U.S. public health NGO representatives, world-class scholars from the U.S., China, and other regions in the world, entrepreneurs in the health sector, and so on. Through this platform, participants will have the opportunity to establish professional networks with leaders in the field and enhance their professional career development. The Board of Directors of CHPAMS and Editorial Board of CHR will host business meetings and communicate with engaged members to further promote the organization and the journal to a new stage.
China Medical Board
Yale School of Public Health
Yale Macmillan Center
Chinese Economists Society
Global Labor Organization
Call for Sponsorship
Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in New York
China Medical Board
China Health Policy and Management Society
Yale School of Public Health
Lincoln Chen, M.D.
President, China Medical Board
Paul Cleary, Ph.D.
Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health
Former Dean, Yale School of Public Health
Michael Grossman, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Health Economics Program
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Advisory Board Member, CHPAMS
T Paul Schultz, Ph.D.
Malcolm K. Brachman Professor Emeritus in Economics
Former Director of Economic Growth Center, Yale University
Sten H. Vermund, M.D., Ph.D.
Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health
Dean, Yale School of Public Health
Gonghuan Yang, M.D.
Professor and Former Vice Director, China National CDC
Winnie Yip, Ph.D.
Professor of Global Health Policy and Economics
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Advisory Board Member, CHPAMS
Invited Sessions and Panels
Special Session: "Mining Gold" from Big Data in Healthcare
Hongyu Zhao, Department Chair and Ira V. Hiscock Professor of Biostatistics, Professor of Genetics, Statistics and Data Science, Yale University
Shuangge Steven Ma, Professor of Biostatistics, Yale School of Public Health
Roundtable: Healthy China 2030 (TBC)
Paul Cleary, Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health; Former Dean, Yale School of Public Health
Harlan M Krumholz, Harold H. Hines, Jr. Professor of Medicine; Director, Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Yale-New Haven Hospital
Special Session: Behavioral Health Innovations
Jody L. Sindelar, Professor of Public Health (Health Policy) and Economics, Yale University
and Entrepreneurs from Health Tech Companies
Roundtable: Environment, Climate Change and Health
(Joint with Yale Climate Change and Health Initiative)
Michelle L. Bell, Mary E. Pinchot Professor of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Professor of Environmental Health, Yale University
Robert Dubrow, Faculty Director of the Climate Change and Health Initiative, Yale University
Yawei Zhang, Section Chief Surgical Outcomes and Epidemiology, Yale Department of Surgery; Associate Professor, Yale School of Public Health
Special Session: Environment and Human Capital
(Joint with Global Labor Organization)
Special Reception: Celebrating 10th Anniversary of CHPAMS
Call for abstracts and organized sessions
The call for abstracts and proposed sessions for CHPAMS Biennial Meetings to be held at Yale University May 11-13, 2018 is now open! We welcome abstracts and sessions on any public health issues in the fields of health economics, system science, global health, health policy, health care management, and/or epidemiology, preferably related to China. Methodological or theoretical innovations related to health policy and management are also encouraged. Organized sessions and individual abstracts will be accepted for consideration by the Scientific Committee. If an organized session is not accepted, the papers included in that session will be considered as individual abstract submissions; abstracts not accepted for oral presentation will be considered for poster presentation. Notification of acceptance will be made no later than January 15, 2018.
Please use our co-sponsor Chinese Economists Society’s online submission page to submit individual abstracts now through December 31, 2017. https://www.china-ces.org/Conferences/ConferenceDefault.aspx?ID=48 No CES membership fee is required in order to submit your session or abstract. Each abstract submission should include authors’ names, affiliation, and the corresponding author’s contact information. A 250-word structured abstract (introduction, method, results, and discussion) is expected.
Each organized session should consist of 3-4 individual papers. Each proposal should contain a tentative name of the session, titles of papers along with their abstracts, as well as names and e-mails of session presenters. If you would like to organize one or more sessions on a specific topic and have speakers/presenters lined up, please submit your proposal to Dr. Zhuo (Adam) CHEN for approval at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 15th, 2017.
At least one of the coauthors need to be a registered member of CHPAMS. When submitting the abstract, please indicate which coauthor(s) is a CHPAMS member. CHPAMS membership is open to all with no membership fee. To register, please visit http://www.chpams.org/member-registration/.
The Best Abstract Award: All authors, whether submitting through individual abstracts or organized sessions, have the option to indicate whether this abstract will compete for “Best Abstract Award.” The winner will receive $200 plus a certificate, and the full article will be invited to be published in the fall 2018 issue of China Health Review.
Conference Registration and Travel Support
1. Registration fee is $100 (by April 15, 2018) and $150 (starting from April 16, 2018), which covers conference materials, food, and other services.
2. For all CHPAMS registered members who are current students and pay the conference registration fee by March 31, 2018, CHPAMS will provide $100 travel subsidy to the attendees.
3. Limited number of travel fellowships ($250) will be provided for students who pay the conference registration fee and whose abstract is accepted for oral presentation. To apply, email email@example.com with an updated CV.
4. To receive any of the incentives, participants must be registered as a CHPAMS member on www.chpams.org and pay the conference registration fee.
Job Placement Service:
We call for participation of Chinese universities or other entities to recruit talents during the CHPAMS Biennial Conference. CHPAMS will provide the platform of job matching, including organized introduction and Q&A sessions, interview tables and rooms. Participating institutions will also be invited to become CHPAMS institutional members. For questions, email Dr. Xi CHEN at Yale University (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Yale School of Public Health (May 11)
Yale Macmillan Center (May 12)
Team building activities:
May 2018 marks the 10th anniversary of China Health Policy and Management Society. We will have team building events, and attendants are welcome to participate and arrange their departures from New Haven, CT.
May 12, 2018: Yale campus tour to the historical sites of China’s Grand Cross-cultural Educational Experiment (大清留美幼童运动) and Yale-China Association (雅礼中国协会)
May 13, 2018: hiking in the East Rock Park, New Haven, CT.
December 15, 2017: Deadline for submitting organized sessions
December 31, 2017: Deadline for submitting abstracts
January 15, 2018: Notification of acceptance
March 31, 2018: Deadline for students to pay the conference registration fee in order to receive travel subsidy and be considered travel fellowships
May 11-13, 2018: Conference Dates
It is our pleasure to announce that the winner of 2016 CHPAMS Rising Scholar Best Paper is granted to "The effect of air pollution on mortality in China: Evidence from the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games", authored by Drs. Guojun He, Maoyong Fan, and Maigeng Zhou.
CHPAMS established the Rising Scholar Best Paper Award in November 2016 to recognize outstanding peer review publications authored by CHPAMS members who are in their early career stage (either current students or within five years since receiving their last academic degrees). The application for the 2016 Award was open from November 2016 to January 2017. We received eight highly qualified applications, published by CHPAMS members in China, Hong Kong, The Netherland, and U.S. A six-member Award Committee (see list below) completed a thorough review of all applications and selected the winner for the first CHPAMS Best Paper Award.
The winning paper, "The effect of air pollution on mortality in China: Evidence from the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games", estimates the causal effect of air pollution on mortality in China in a quasi-experimental design. The paper exploits exogenous variations in air quality during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, and, compares the air pollution levels and health outcomes between cities that were regulated with cities that were not regulated before, during and after the Olympic Games. The paper reports that a 10% decrease in PM10 concentrations reduces the monthly standardized all-cause mortality rate by 8%. The age groups for which the air pollution effects are greatest are children under 10 years old and the elderly. The estimates generated from this quasi-experiment are substantially larger than the associational estimates, suggesting that previous studies may under-estimate the health impacts of air pollution. The findings also imply that tighter environmental regulations can lead to significant health improvement in China. The paper was published on the September 2016 issue of Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, a leading journal in environmental economics.
The winning paper’s lead author, Dr. Guojun He, is an economist working on environmental, health and development issues. He is an assistant professor appointed jointly at Division of Social Science, Division of Environment and Department of Economics at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). Before joining HKUST, he was a research fellow at Harvard School of Public Health and obtained his Ph.D. degree from University of California, Berkeley. His current research focuses on understanding the complex relationship between economic development, environment, and human health from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Congratulations to Drs. Guojun He, Maoyong Fan, and Maigeng Zhou!
Lead Author, Dr. Guojun HE
2016 Best Paper Award Committee
· Dr. Feijun Luo, U.S. CDC*
· Dr. Lu Shi, Clemson University
· Dr. Marie Ng, IBM Watson Health; CHPAMS’s Director of Academics
· Dr. Xuesong Han, American Cancer Society; CHPAMS’s Director of Membership
· Dr. Zhehui Luo, Michigan State University
· Dr. Zheng (Jane) Li, U.S. CDC*; CHPAMS’s Secretary
* Drs. Feijun Luo and Zheng (Jane) Li are serving in their personal capacities
It is with our greatest honor to announce the winner of CHPAMS’s first Inspiration Award, Dr. Youfa Wang, the founding Dean of the Xi’an Jiaotong University Global Health Institute, Associate Director of the Fisher Institute, John and Janice Fisher Endowed Chair in Wellness, and Professor of Nutrition and Health Science, Ball State University, and previously, Professor of Epidemiology, Environmental Health and Pediatrics in University at Buffalo, State University of New York and the Director of the Global Center on Childhood Obesity at Johns Hopkins University.
CHPAMS established the Inspiration Award in August 2016 to recognize members’ extraordinary determination to challenge the “status quo”, overcome significant barriers and achieve accomplishments in scientific research, community service, or innovative activities that are above and beyond the expectation. The Inspiration Award was exclusively funded through member donations. In September 2016, CHPAMS started the nomination process and formed a five-member Award Committee that was made up of CHPAMS President Dr. Zhuo (Adam) Chen and four distinguished researchers as below.
· Teh-Wei Hu, PhD, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley
· Shanlian Hu, MD, MSc, Professor of Health Economics, Director of Training Center for Health Management and Director of Pharmacoeconomics Research and Evaluation Center at School of Public Health, Fudan University
· Winnie Yip, PhD, Professor of the Practice of International Health Policy and Economics, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T. Chan School of Public Health), and
· Hai Yu, MD, PhD, Professor, Director of International Education Program and Director of Center of Distance Education, Zhejiang University School of Medicine.
We received four highly quality nominations including three individual nominees and one team nomination. All the individuals and team members being nominated have exemplified perseverance, dedication, and leadership in their impressive achievements and accomplishments. After independent assessment and a round of group discussion, the Award Committee selected Dr. Youfa Wang as the winner of the 2016 Inspiration Award.
Dr. Wang, a founding member of CHPAMS, was chosen for his impressive research achievements, significant scientific contributions in a number of areas on a global scale, many years’ dedication to promoting global health, strong support for young scholars’ career development, and outstanding leadership in multiple international and domestic organizations including the WHO and American Society for Nutrition, and, top universities such as Johns Hopkins University. As an internationally-known expert, he has published over 210 papers in top journals such as Lancet, Circulation, and JAMA Internal Medicine, many of which are widely cited for well more than 2000 times. During his career, he has secured about $23 million NIH research grants including multiple R01 grants and a >$16 million U54 center grant (Systems-Oriented Pediatric Obesity Research and Training (SPORT) Center of Excellence (U54). In total, he has secured about $46 million research grants as PI or Co-I. He has fostered and established transdisciplinary- and international collaborations on large research projects, which demonstrated his high strong research background and ability to collaborate well with a large number of scientists worldwide. In addition, his constant support and contribution as a key founding member and a member of the Founding Board of Directors of CHPAMS make him a well-deserved winner for this award.
Congratulations to Dr. Youfa Wang!
It is our honor to announce the 2016 CHPAMS Volunteer Award winner, Dr. Jing Hao!
Jing has been instrumental in many fronts of CHPAMS's activities. She, joint with Drs. Kun Zhang, Donglan Zhang, and Muzi Na, started the CHPAMS Monthly newsletter and demonstrated her initiative and leadership in the process. Jing also played a critical role in membership development, hosting CHPAMS reception or gathering events at APHA 2010, 2011, and 2012, as well as AcademyHealth 2015. She has helped in conducting interviews with Professor Michael Phillips and others. While Jing may have to retreat from some of CHPAMS activities for a little while to spend more time with the new addition to her family, we would like to recognize her for what she has done for CHPAMS, wish her well and hope she will be back soon!
The CHPAMS Inspiration award is to recognize CHPAMS member’s determination to overcome significant barriers and achieve the beyond-expectation accomplishment in scientific research, community services, or innovative activities. Interested members can visit www.chpams.org for more details. If you are interested in nominating an eligible member or yourself, please send a letter of application within 1,000 words to Dr. Zhuo (Adam) Chen (email@example.com) by October 1, 2016. The winner will be selected by an Award Selection Committee that consists of renowned scholars in public health and health policy, as well as practitioners and entrepreneur in the area of healthcare. The winner will receive $500 at minimum level and an award plaque.
Bridging the Minds in Health Policy
1st Conference of China Health Policy and Management Society (CHPAMS) & China Health Review (CHR)
Atlanta, May 13-14, 2016
Room 1000, Claudia Nance Rollins Building - Rollins School of Public Health,
Emory University, 1518 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30322
Click here to register
This is the 1st conference of China Health Policy and Management Society (CHPAMS) and its official journal-China Health Review (CHR). This conference aims to bridge the professional minds within CHPAMS across disciplines related to health policy and public health. The participants will have the opportunity to establish professional network with potential leaders in the field. Scientific and professional development sessions will be developed based on interest groups. The Board of Directors of CHPAMS and Editorial Board of CHR will host business meetings and communicate with engaged members to promote the organization and the journal to a new stage.
Keynote Speaker: Jeffrey P. Koplan, MD, MPH
Dr. Koplan is Vice President for Global Health at Emory University. He serves on the advisory board for CHPAMS. From 1998 to 2002, Dr. Koplan served as the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Koplan is a graduate of Yale College, the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, and the Harvard School of Public Health. He is a Master of the American College of Physicians and a member of the Institute of Medicine.
Call for abstracts:
Although abstract submission is not required, we welcome abstracts on health research, policy, practice, and education related to China and the general population health sciences. We especially encourage methodological or theoretical innovations related to health policy and management in China. The abstract shall be structured with introduction, method, results, and discussion (400-word limit). Authors have the option to indicate whether this abstract will compete for “best abstract award.” The winner will receive $100 plus the certificate. The full article will be invited to be published in an upcoming issue of the China Health Review.
Deadline of abstract submission is March 31, 2016. Notification of acceptance will be made no later than April 20, 2016. The best abstract award will be announced in the Atlanta meeting.
Incentives for students and volunteers
1. For all students who pay the conference registration fee and attend the conference, CHPAMS will refund 100% of the registration fee after the conference.
2. For all volunteers who pay the conference registration fee and help organize or facilitate the conference in a significant way, 50% refund will be issued after the conference.
3. Limited number of travel grants ($250) will be provided for students who pay the conference registration fee. To apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org with updated CV.
4. To receive any of the incentives, attendants must be registered members on www.chpams.org and pay the conference registration fee first.
We will have a voluntary, self-paid team building event on May 15 (Sunday) morning and attendants are flexible to arrange their departures from Atlanta.
For questions on abstract submission, please contact Dr. Marie Ng (email@example.com)
For questions on the conference, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Institutional membership is designed to recognize the shared value and vision between CHPAMS and institutional members to promote health and health equity in China or among Chinese population. CHPAMS will assist the members with developing, supporting and sustaining their institutional activity, such as recommending speakers, hosts for visiting scholars, organizing research webinars, and participating receptions in international conferences. For more information, please view here.
Healthcare Start-up in China
Date & Time:
February 22, 2016，Monday, 9 - 10 PM (U.S. Eastern Time)
February 23, 2016，Tuesday, 10 - 11 AM (China time)
Dr. Yusheng Zhang, Founder & CEO of Apricot Forest/Xingshulin, Inc., Founding member of CHPAMS
WebEx Online (www.webex.com)
Meeting number: 199 114 241 (This meeting does not require a password)
Call-in (optional): +1-415-655-0001; Access code: 199 114 241
Dr. Yusheng Zhang’s Brief Bio
Yusheng Zhang, MD, MPH, MBA, one of the founding members of CHPAMS, is the founder and CEO of Apricot Forest, Inc., a leading Mobile Health company in China. Apricot Forest focuses on developing smart phone applications for Chinese physicians and helping them to work more efficiently. It has had over 20% of Chinese doctors as their users. In 2015, Apricot Forest was rated as the 2nd most innovative company in China, only after Alibaba. In early 2016, Apricot Forest received $30 million series C investment with an estimated $200 million market value. Dr. Zhang was trained as a physician in Peking Union Medical College and received his MPH and MBA from Johns Hopkins University, where he was a Sommer Scholar. Prior to Apricot Forest, he worked for a healthcare big data startup and a leading health insurer in the US.
The term of the current board of directors will expire on June 30, 2016. Therefore, we will start the nomination and election process based on the bylaws. Please see the enclosed nomination forms and instructions. Note that only the members who registered on chpams.org can be nominated, endorse and vote for the candidates. Definitely you are one of them!
I'm so honored and humble to serve this wonderful organization in the last two years. It is the best non-profit organization I've ever volunteered on and the experience is terrific! My board of directors contributed significant efforts to make critical decisions that move the organization forward; so many volunteers work behind the scenes to contribute everything they can contribute to this organization. Making so many new friends and learning so much from them!
I've already informed the board that I will step down as the President after June 30. I believe newly elected leadership can develop more potentials from this great organization. I really appreciate all your support in the past two years and hope you can support the new leadership as you support me.
We encourage more members with the leadership skills and potentials to step up and serve on the board. One of the important missions for CHPAMS is to provide leadership training to our members so they can develop well in their own careers. The board has appointed me, Adam Chen, and Roman Xu, as the nomination committee. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact any of us.
Chinese New Year is just around the corner and best wishes for you and your family to have a wonderful Year of Monkey!
Qi (Harry) Zhang, Ph.D.
China Health Policy and Management Society