CAP promotes exchanges among young scientists
updated: 2024-06-28 10:02:09

Sponsored by the Chinese Association of Pancreatology (CAP) and co-organized by the American Pancreatic Association (APA), the Academic Meeting of Chinese Association of Pancreatology 2024 was held in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province from June 21 to 23, 2024.

The meeting was the first international event held by the CAP since its establishment, aiming to build an international and interdisciplinary platform for experts and scholars in pancreatology both at home and abroad to exchange ideas and advance scientific development.

The annual meeting included nearly 10 English thematic sessions, attracting prestigious experts from the United States (U.S.), Germany, Hungary, Japan and India to engage in face-to-face exchanges on frontier topics and cutting-edge advancement in the field of pancreas with their Chinese peers .

This year's event witnessed the inauguration of the Young American Scholars Exchange Program, which aims to sponsor outstanding U.S. young scholars in the field of pancreatic diseases to visit China.

Recommended by the APA, nine young American scholars from top medical institutions including Stanford University, Columbia University, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Mayo Clinic participated in 2024 CAP annual meeting.

Furthermore, the event also announced the official launch of the International Exchange Program for Chinese Junior Scholars, which annually supports a group of outstanding Chinese young scholars to participate in international academic activities organized by renowned international institutions including the APA, the Japan Pancreas Society (JPS), and the European Pancreatic Club (EPC).

The first batch of Chinese young scholars who received the sponsorship will be invited to the 55th annual meeting of the APA in Hyatt Regency at Maui, Hawaii from December 9 to 12, 2024.

At the young scientists communication session, nine American young scholars shared views and experiences with their Chinese peers on technological advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic diseases, including gene therapy, islet autotransplantation, and endoscopic intervention. The interaction helped facilitate mutual understanding and trust between the young scientists of the two countries, laying the foundation for further academic cooperation between the US and China in the future.

Source: Official website of the CAST