Theme: Innovative Healthcare in the Era of NCDs and Aging Society
Date: October 17-18, 2014Place: Nanjing, China The 4th Summit, which was held in Nanjing City, China, provided a platform for discussions among health sector leaders to tackle challenges in health care reform, hospital development and innovation, food and drug security, non-communicable diseases, aging societies and palliative care, big data and E-health. Opening remarks were made by Cui Li, the Vice Commissioner of China National Health and Family Planning Commission, and Dr. Kenneth C. Earhart, Director of China Office, US Department of Health and Human Services. Drs. Barry Bloom, the former Dean of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH Dean of the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, among others, gave in depth discussions on the theme topics. The Summit brought together over 500 policy makers, medical and health sector leaders from China, the U.S. and other countries.