Dear ACMA members and friends,

With another autumn upon us, our preparation for the 4th Bridge Medical Summit (BMS IV) is now in full swing. We would like to share with you how this event will be unfolding in the coming months. The BMS this year includes three phases:

Phase One: A one-day kickoff meeting will be held in Boston on November 8, 2014 (see detailed information below).

Phase Two: ACMA medical and leadership training in China during mid- to late December, 2014. Following the successful China trip last year, ACMA will host a series of medical education symposia, collaborative initiatives and free medical consultation events in several major cities in China.

Phase Three: The finale of BMS IV will be the Bridge Medical Forum on December 20 and 21 at the China National Convention Center, Beijing, China. In partnership with various major hospitals, medical schools and agencies, this historical event is expected to exemplify the role of the ACMA as the bridge between US and China Medicine for a healthier world.

Below is the detailed information about BMS IV Phase One:

Time: November 8, 2014

Venue: Jimmy Fund Auditorium, Dana Farber Cancer Center, 35 Binney Street,

Boston, MA 02115.

Agenda: 10-11AM: Welcome and registration

11AM-noon: Open ceremony

Noon-1PM: Sponsored medical education talk

1-6PM: Specific topic sessions

Neurological disorders
Chair: Lan Qin,MD, PhD
Co-Chair: Ke Wang, MD, PhD

Emergency medicine/intensive care
Chair:Hongyi Cui, MD, PhD
Co-Chair: Bill Lian, MD, PhD

Pulmonary disorders, geriatric disorders and occupational disorders
Chair: Hong Gao, MD, PhD
Co-Chair: Wei Wang,MD

Translational medicine, clinical research and drug development
Chair: Stephen Tsang,MD, PhD
Co-Chairs: Yide Jiang, MD, PhD,

Obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease
Chair:Qin Ye, MD
Co-Chair:Yanping Kong, MD

Infection, immune-inflammatory disorders and cancers
Chair:Eddie Cheung, MD, Wenwee Ma, MD
Co-Chair:Yi Le, MD, PhD

7-10 PM: ACMA, the Medical Bridge Ceremony

We would welcome you all to attend the BMS IV Phase One meeting in Boston, share your ideas and aspirations and join our effort for BMS IV Phase Two and Three. With your help, ACMA will continue to promote translating basic science research to clinical application, accelerate change in medical education, and improve care delivery and health outcomes in both American and China.

For any BMS IV related questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Ziying Liu at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sincerely,

Xiaoduo Fan, MD, MPH

On behalf of ACMA Executive Committee