From July 25th to 27th, Vision China 2019, led by the Affiliated Eye Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, was held at the Qingdao International Conference Center（QICC）. More than 5,000 people, including the top experts and scholars from the world-famous universities, hospitals and research institutes, as well as corporate delegates in the field of eye health, gathered in Qingdao. They had an all-dimensional and multi-angle discussion about the innovation and development of eye health.
Yang Xiongli, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Professor of Fudan University, Cao Jianlin, deputy chairman of the Committee of Education, Science, Culture, Health and Sports of CPPCC and the former vice director of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Lin Huiqing, chairman of the Commission on Medical Professional Education of the Ministry of Education and the former vice minister of the Ministry of Education, Jin Xiaotao, president of Chinese Health Information and Big Data Association (CHIBDA) and the former deputy director of the National Health and Family Planning Commission, Xu Zhiren, president of China Medical Association of Minorities (CMAM) and the former director of the Department of Health and Political Services of National Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, James Wolffsohn, vice president of the Aston University and president of BCLA, Cary Herzberg, president of IAOMC, Daniel Joshua Press, president of COVD, Wang Ningli, chairman of APAO, president of the Chinese Optometric Physicians Association of Chinese Medical Doctor Association (CMDA) and professor of Beijing Tongren Hospital, Sun Xinghuai, designate chairman of Chinese Ophthalmological Society and professor of the Eye & ENT Hospital of Fudan University attended the opening ceremony. Prof. Qu Jia, the chairman of the Academic Committee as well as the president of the Affiliated Eye Hospital of WMU, delivered a welcome speech.
Miao Tianrong memorial lecture was set before the opening ceremony in order to commemorate the predecessor and inherit his spirit of hard work and innovation. Academician Yang Xiongli of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Cao Jianlin, deputy chairman of the Committee of Education, Science, Culture, Health and Sports of CPPCC, delivered keynote speeches.
At the opening ceremony, the popular science textbook " Tongtong’s Myopia Prevention &Control Diary " was released. The textbook was chief-edited by Professor Qu Jia and published by the People's Medical Publishing House. Then the establishing and unveiling ceremony of the CHIBDA Standardized Professional Committee of Ophthalmology & Optometry and the Myopia Prevention and Control Group of Eye Health Specialty Committee was held. A series of youth training programs, such as the “Rising Stars” Talent Cultivation Program for Future Vision Care Leadership, was also launched at the opening ceremony to train young talents for visual health.
The Forum of International Ophthalmology & Optometry was held after the opening ceremony. Many famous experts in the field of visual health at home and abroad were invited. Brilliant speeches were delivered by Prof. Wang, Prof. Wolffsohn, Prof. Sun, Prof. Qu, Prof. Hao Luoxi of Tongji University and Huang Yibin, the editorial director of Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology. At the forum, the Affiliated Eye Hospital of WMU officially announced the census program for myopia, which was widely praised.
The conference lasted for three days, and more than 50 thematic academic forums were held. Covering medicine, academy, education, industry and capital, it was a conference in the field of visual health with crossover and the blend of disciplines and innovation, providing an internationalized and diversified platform for academic exchange and cooperation. The Committee of Vision China 2019 also held the 5th Myopia Research, Prevention and Control Conference of China, the 2019 Ophthalmological Society of Chinese Geriatrics Society Forum on Diagnosis and Treatment of Ocular Disease, the First International Corneal Collagen Crosslinking (CXL) Expert Meeting (Summer Special), the 2019 Grand Challenge for Global Vision Innovation, the East China Sea Forum 2019——Zhejiang Eye Hospital Summit Forum, the Annual Academic Exchange Meeting of the Ophthalmic Branch of China National Medicine Institute(OBCNMI), the 2nd Conference of China Ophthalmology & Optometry Specialized Alliance, 2019 Exhibition on New Product &Technology of Vision Care during the conference. With the rich content, the large number of participants, and the high standards of exhibitors, it has renewed the historical record of the past five years since the organization of the conference.
It is reported that Vision China was born in Wenzhou in 2014 and has traveled through Chengdu, Shenzhen, Hangzhou and Beijing. After five years of tempering and growth, it has become a golden business card for academic exchanges in the field of visual health, as well as a big platform for the collisions and sparks of new ideas, new developments, new technologies and new concepts between China and rest of the world. Qu Jia, the founder of the conference, said that the initial goal of the conference was to create an academic platform with cross-border integration and multi-disciplinary cross-cutting and introduce the latest international cutting-edge concepts and new technologies into China. And the past five years have witnessed the organizers remaining committed to their mission through their choice of meeting place every year. They hope that the conference will follow the pace of China's development and deliver the voice of the Chinese ophthalmology &optometry groups.