The GP-TCM RA Newsletter November 2017 can be downloaded here: GP-TCM RA Newsletter-Nov-2017

Dear GP-TCM RA Members and Friends,

Greetings from London, Mons and Taichung!

Highlights of the November 2017 Edition include:

  • 2018 EU budget agreed
  • TCM needs proper scrutiny
  • Data sharing from clinical trials
  • Accounting for sex in the genome
  • Invitations from meetings & journals
  • Calendar of H2020 calls for 2018 and 2019
  • Traditional medicine: A culture in the balance
  • The most popular genes in the human genome
  • FDA unveils searchable adverse events system
  • Medical centers spearhead China’s pharma push
  • Meeting reports from Changsha, Shanghai, Taipei to Africa
  • TCM for microcirculation dysfunction and chronic heart failure
  • Latest statistics on UK’s participation in Horizon 2020 published
  • ISO international standard for Panax notoginseng root and rhizome
  • Acupuncture for patients with cancer, chronic pain, depression and infertility
  • International guidelines for TCM-based diagnosis and treatment of diabetes
  • China to roll back regulations for traditional medicine despite safety concerns
  • European Network of Research and Innovation of Centres and Hubs launched in China

Last but not least,

  • Warmest congratulations to Professors Gerhard FranzRob VerpoorteThomas EfferthRudolf Bauer and Dr Fan Qu for their new honours.

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Best wishes,

Sincerely yours,

Qihe Xu, London

Pierre Duez, Mons and

Yuan-Shiun, Taichung

Qihe Xu, MD, PhD

Newsletter Editor-in-chief and Board Member, The GP-TCM Research Association

Co-Director, King’s Centre for Integrative Chinese Medicine

Senior Lecturer in Renal Medicine

Dept. of Renal Sciences, DTIMB & MRC Centre for Transplantation

Admissions Tutor & Organiser of MSc/MRes Projects, Dept. of Pharmacology

King’s College London

The Rayne Institute

123 Coldharbour Lane

London SE5 9NU


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