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In 2018, the 4th European Stroke Organization Conference (ESOC) was held successfully in Gothenburg, Sweden during 16 to 18 May. Over 4,500 experts, scholars and health professionals in the field of stroke from 90 countries gathered on a record scale for this conference.  This included 85 people registered from China.  Several members of The George Institute China, led by Executive Director Professor Craig Anderson, were invited to the conference and made keynote speeches and poster communications. 

The National Centre for Chronic and Non-communicable Disease Control and Prevention of Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (NCNCD, China CDC) and The George Institute for Global Health, Injury Division, have signed an expanded Memorandum of Understanding in Sydney that is set to shift the way the two countries manage and treat the burden of injury and chronic diseases throughout the region.

On 21 May, 2018, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between The George Institute China (TGI China) and the Computational Health Informatics (CHI) Group of the University of Oxford. 

On 28 April, 2018, the first China-Australia Alumni Reception of The George Institute for Global Health was successfully held in Beijing, hosted by The George Institute China.  Approximately 30 doctors from a wide range of disciplines across China who have studied at The George Institute for Global Health headquarters in Sydney, Australia, gathered to reconnect with old friends, forge new friendships, share experiences, and gain new insights into health and medical research.

On 23 March 2018, the training session of Road to Hierarchical Diabetes Management at Primary Care Settings in China (ROADMAP) project was undertaken in Changsha city of Hunan province, the 18th site in a national network.

To celebrate International Women’s Day and raise public attention towards women’s health, The George Institute China co-hosted a morning tea with UN Women on 9 March. The morning tea was themed as ‘Marriage, women and health’. Professor Tan Xianjie from Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Ms. Shen Zijiao from Beijing Normal University, and Ms. Wang Qing from UN Women, were key spokespersons at the event speaking on women’s health and marital relations.

As the year 2017 is coming to an end and we will soon embrace the year of Dog, The George Institute, China would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere appreciation for your continued trust and steady support for our research work.

On 2 November, Peking University Health Science Centre (PUHSC) had a fruitful meeting with a delegation from The George Institute for Global Health (TGI) and UNSW Sydney.

With the aim of generating links and collaboration to develop joint clinical studies, and for the greater advancement of human health, Professor Craig Anderson, Executive Director of the George Institute China and Neurology and Epidemiology Professor at the Faculty of Medicine of UNSW Sydney, visited the private University of del Desarrollo (UDD) in Santiago, Chile.

On 17-18 August, Nutrition and Lifestyle researchers from The George Institute China (GI China) attended the sixth China Healthy Lifestyle conference, hosted by Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC), to introduce the FoodSwitch mobile app to the audience. 

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