On December 22, 2018, the "National SP Teaching 2018 Seminar" sponsored by the second-level branch of CIAPST, Health Science & Technology Committee，was solemnly held in Guangzhou.Nearly 200 people from more than 100 medical colleges, vocational colleges and medical institutions in more than 20 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions participated in the annual event.
Duan Zongyi, Executive Chairman of CIAPST, was invited to give an opening speech. On behalf of CIAPST, President Duan first paid tribute to the members of the whole country. Then he introduced the general situation of CIAPST, the main functions of 26 sub-branches and the working objectives of HSTC. Duan said that in the future CIAPST will strongly support national member units to actively promote the development of SP teaching and international academic exchanges, and vigorously promote the development of China's medical, health, education and science & technology undertakings.
Other leaders of CIAPST also made important speeches and issued letters of engagement issued by HSTC for CSPC management. The conference also invited several leaders from Education Ministry and Health Ministry to attend the opening ceremony, and also invited Ms. Huang Yingzi, the head of AMEE China Office, to give a report.
The main contents of this conference included CSPC-2018 work summary report, CSPC-2019 work plan, 2018 national SP community annual work summary report, 2018 SP special committee annual work summary report, SP application in clinical, nursing or traditional Chinese medicine, national SP teaching base or subject declaration experience sharing, speeches and comments of SP practitioners, summary report of CSPC-2018 visiting and training in many countries, etc.
The annual seminar lasted for two days. On the second day, four workshops including clinical, nursing, doctor-patient communication and SP performance were successfully completed.
The congratulatory telegrams and videos were also received from Teacher Renate, head of SP Center of Mannheim Medical College, Heidelberg University, Germany, and Teacher Claudia, head of SP Project of Swiss Nursing Center. At the same time, congratulations were received from some experts and scholars from other countries.
The conference was a success.