On August 20, 2022, the online "Chiangmai-Wenzhou Female Reproductive Health Conference" hosted by Chiang Mai University and Wenzhou Medical University and organized by the First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University was successfully held. Seven experts in the field of reproductive medicine and gynecology from the two universities were invited to give keynote speeches, including four experts from the First Affiliated Hospital of our university. Prof. Kittipat Charoenkwan, unit leader of the gynecologic oncology specialty, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, and Prof. Wang Meihao, vice president of the First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, delivered the opening and closing remarks respectively. More than 200 students and clinical and scientific researchers from both sides attended the online academic conference.
Experts from the two universities analyzed and discussed hot issues in assisted reproductive technology (ART) and female reproductive health. Professor Kittipat Charoenkwan at Chiang Mai University presented surgical intervention for early-stage cervical cancer. Professor Tawiwan Pantasri explained the differential effect of PM 2.5 exposure on sperm quality. Professor Wirawit Piyamongkol presented the knowledge of pre-implantation genetic testing for monogenic diseases. Huang Xuefeng, director of the Reproductive Medicine Center of the First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, delivered a keynote report titled “The influence of male factors on the health of children conceived by ART". Ni Wuhua, deputy director of the Center for Reproductive Medicine, introduced the role of sperm DNA fragmentation in the assessment of male infertility. Professor Yan Xiaojian of the Department of Gynecology gave an in-depth explanation on the selection of surgical treatment methods for cervical cancer. Associate Professor Lin Feng of the Department of Gynecology introduced the knowledge of fertility preservation and female reproductive health. In the discussion session, participants actively asked questions about their interests and had in-depth discussions and exchanges with the experts.
Professor Wang Meihao, vice president of the First Affiliated Hospital, said in his closing remarks that this online conference is a joint effort of the two universities to continue their traditional friendship and actively promote international exchanges and cooperation. Through this conference, the two sides will further carry out various forms of academic exchanges and cooperation, deepen the traditional friendship between the two universities, and promote cooperation in the field of life sciences and healthcare.