Video conference on proton therapy held by HUST and The University of Marburg

Nov 5, 2020

On November 2nd, a video conference between HUST and The University of Marburg, on strengthening the cooperation of proton therapy technology, was held at Wuhan Union Hospital. Present at the meeting were Jianguo Chen, vice president of HUST and president of Tongji Medical College, Xiaogang Shu, vice president of Tongji Medical College, Jinxiang Zhang, vice president of Wuhan Union Hospital, and other staff. The conference was presided over by Jie Chen, deputy director of Office of International Affairs.


Video conference scene in Wuhan Union Hospital

In his speech, Jianguo Chen said that Covid-19 was still spreading in Germany, and that our university was deeply concerned about the matter. HUST has carried out in-depth cooperation with The University of Marburg in pharmacy and other fields for more than 20 years. In November last year, Michael Bölker, vice president of The University of Marburg, and Harald Renz, dean of medical management at the hospital of Giessen and Marburg University, led a delegation to visit our university and signed Appendix 1 of Intercollegiate Agreement aiming to expand cooperation in clinical fields. It is expected that both universities will take the initiative to explore the technical cooperation of proton therapy in the future and push it to a new high.

Speech by Jianguo Chen, vice president of HUST

Mr. Bölker recollected the deep impression left by our university and Wuhan Union Hospital during his two visits in 2017 and 2019. He said that The University of Marburg was looking forward to further practical and continuous cooperation with our university through the establishment of joint projects in the field of proton therapy.

Video conference scene

Jinxiang Zhang, vice president of Wuhan Union Hospital, introduced the work and research results of the hospital during the pandemic period. He also reviewed the extensive exchanges between the two universities in the past two years, and put forward prospects for practical cooperation in relevant fields in the future. Harald Renz also praised the remarkable achievements made by China, and especially Wuhan, in the battle against the pandemic.

Jinxiang Zhang, vice president of Wuhan Union Hospital, sharing anti-epidemic experience

In the subsequent academic exchange, Tao Zhang, director of the Tumor Center of Wuhan Union Hospital, Alexander Jensen, deputy director of Radiation Oncology in Giessen and Marburg University Hospital, Fabian Eberle, director of radiation therapy department in Giessen and Marburg University Hospital, and Kunyu Yang, director of Oncology Department of Wuhan Union Hospital, exchanged basic information and cooperation intentions, reaching consensus on personnel training, project construction and cooperation in the future.

Responsible persons from the Office of International Affairs and Tumor Center of Wuhan Union Hospital also attended the meeting.

The Marburg Ion-Beam Therapy Center (MIT) was built in 2015. With significant strength and rich experience in the field of CNS Tumors (central nervous system tumors) and lymphoma, the center has so far treated more than 850 cancer patients.

Written by: Yutao Cao

Edited by: Scott, Yumeng Peng

Source: Office of International Affairs

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