George Institute researchers and Chinese doctors to collaborate for heart health in new landmark partnership

The George Institute for Global Health and The Chinese College of Cardiovascular Physicians (CCCP) have signed a landmark Memorandum of Agreement that will provide Chinese doctors with world class clinical research training. 

Under the agreement, The George Institute and CCCP will hold regular clinical research training workshops in China for scientists participating in the CCCP Future Star research training program.

The first symposium will be held in July, providing CCCP members with world class training in clinical research methods to improve clinical capacity in cardiovascular disease prevention and management throughout China.

Chief Scientist of The George Institute, Professor Anushka Patel, said the collaboration was a welcome opportunity for Australian and Chinese medical professionals to learn from each other.

“The collaboration will strengthen the bonds between Australian and Chinese cardiac professionals, who will now have better opportunities to access world class training and information on clinical research methods.

“The program will work to enhance Chinese scientists’ research capabilities in different types of research including epidemiology, clinical trials, and population-based intervention studies, as well in the reporting of research findings.”

The workshops will be held in China twice a year, where CCCP members will have the opportunity to come to The George Institute Australia as well as The George Institute UK, for extended periods of time to work with the Institute researchers under the Future Star program; the first fellow will arrive in Sydney in September 2015. CCCP is a not-for-profit organisation of cardiologists in China whose purpose is to support cardiologists to provide best clinical practise for patients in China.