uOttawa Faculty of Medicine furthers international research collaborations by signing MOU with the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences
The uOttawa Faculty of Medicine was pleased to welcome a delegation from the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences (CACMS), April 24-25. The group was here to discuss collaborations in research and training that would further scientific and medical development in Canada and China.
During this successful visit, the Faculty of Medicine signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the intention of developing further cooperation in joint scientific research and training in acupuncture and pain management.
CACMS was founded in 1955 as a comprehensive research institution that integrates scientific and academic research, medical treatment and education under the leadership of the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The institution focuses on Chinese medicine,advanced technologies and scientific research, as well as offering 10 graduate and post-doctoral programs. Moreover, Dr. Youyou Tu, chief researcher of CACMS, won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
During their visit, the delegation visited the University of Ottawa Skills and Simulation Centre (uOSSC) and learned about the innovative training being done at this facility. The group also met with Dr. Patricia Poulin, of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, and Dr. Howard Nathan, pain physician at The Ottawa Hospital Pain Clinic, to discuss ongoing research in chronic pain and mindfulness.
The Faculty of Medicine is looking forward to successful collaboration with CACMS moving forward.