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Academician Fan Daiming Gives Lecture on Systemic Theory and Integrative View of Medicine

Release time:March 5, 2019 / Xiong Ting

On Feb. 26, Fan Daiming, member of Chinese Academy of Engineering and fellow of National Academy of Medicine, gave a lecture titled “The Systemic Theory and Integrative View of Medicine” at the conference hall of New Main Building. Beihang President Xu Huibin, Secretary of the Party Committee Cao Shumin, together with more than 500 students and staff members attended the lecture.

The lecture

Prof. Fan is an outstanding medical scientist as well as an educator who commits himself to the basic and clinical research into digestive diseases and the macro-strategy of medical development. He is the pioneer of Holistic Integrative Medicine (HIM), which advocates the integration of western medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

Prof. Fan  gave the lecture

In his report, Prof. Fan elaborated on the relationships between medicine and nature, medicine and society, medicine and language, medicine and engineering, TCM and western medicine, medicine and pharmacy as well as basic theory and clinic practice, guiding the audience to integrate the most advanced medical discoveries and the most effective clinical practice with existing biological, psychological, social and environmental factors, so as to a build a more comprehensive and systematic medical system that serves better to maintain health and diagnose, cure and prevent diseases. “It is faster to move alone, while a longer distance can be covered when one walks with others,” as was quoted by Prof. Fan, who compressed the essence of integrative medicine into the above words and wanted to encourage the audience to keep on moving in scientific research and study.

Audience were absorded in the lecture

During the two-hour lecture, Prof. Fan explained the profound theory of HIM in a simple and understandable way, gaining enthusiastic applause from the audience.

After the lecture, Cao Shumin awarded Prof. Fan with the certificate of honor for delivering a lecture as part of the Beihang Lecture Program, an effort to bring high-level lectures to Beihang students.

Cao Shumin presented Prof. Fan with the certificate

Born in Chongqing in 1953, Prof, Fan is Member and Vice President of Chinese Academy of Engineering, President of Fourth Military Medical University, Director of State Key Laboratory of Cancer Biology, President of Chinese Society of Gastroenterology, Vice President of Chinese Anti-Cancer Association, Council Member and Secretary General of Asian Pacific Association of Gastroenterology, Awardee of Chang Jiang Scholars Program, and Chief Scientist of National Basic Research Program of China.

Prof. Fan has obtained a lot of national grants, including National High-tech Research and Development Program of China, National Basic Research Program of China, Key Program of National Natural Science Fund, etc. He has won the first, second and third prizes of National Science and Technology Progress Award and a third prize of National Technology Invention Award. As an editor in chief, he has authored 31 books on Gastroenterology and Oncology. As a first or corresponding author, he has published more than 700 papers in Nat Clin Pract Oncol, Lancet, JAMA, Ann Intern Med, Hepatology, Gut, Plos Genet, Ann Surg, J Hepatol, Faseb J, Clin Cancer Res, J Biol Chem, etc. He has also become the editor, chief editor or deputy chief editor of 13 international medical journals.


Reported by Lin Ouya

Photographed by Song Chao and Tian Wenhao

Reviewed by Han Huiyu

Edited by Jia Aiping

Translated by Xiong Ting