Memorable Summer: CHPAMS Activity Review in 2015


  • Harry (Qi) Zhang Old Dominion University




Summer is up beating for everybody and for CHPAMS as well. To promote the potential collaborations among our members and make the professional network stronger, CHPAMS initiated a series of activities in summer 2015.


Dr. Lizheng Shi from Tulane University opened the scene of summer 2015 by organizing a CHPAMS reception at International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Annual International Meeting in Philadelphia on May 19, 2015. This event was well attended by over more than 40 scholars from industry, academia, and government agencies across the world. After the event, a special wechat group with more than 150 members was developed almost overnight, which shows a strong momentum of this excellent social network event.


June is definitely a busy month for CHPAMS. Our members were actively participating in events in China and U.S. The Chinese Economists Society (CES) 2015 Conference in Chongqing, China was definitely a highlight for CHPAMS members. Dr. Lizheng Shi, the incumbent CES President and myself both served on the CES board to organize this significant event on June 13-14. We fortunately invited two Nobel Laureates, Kenneth Arrow, and Sir James Mirrlees, as keynote speakers. CHPAMS hosted a forum for junior scholars at the meeting and I chaired a round table which focused on Aging Population and Health Reform in China. Dr. Gordon Liu, Dr. Shuanglin Lin from Peking University, Dr. Yinyao Chen from Fudan University, and Dr. Hengjin Dong from Zhejiang University delivered excellent speeches at this roundtable and received warm responses from the audience. CHPAMS members also received several prestigious awards: Mr. HUANG Wei for Best CES Economics Student Award, Dr. HE Guojun for Gregory Chow Best Paper Award, and I’m so humble to receive the Best Service Award. All these activities and awards demonstrate the excellence CHPAMS and its members are pursuing.





Right after the CES conference, CHPAMS members joined the 2nd Westlake Youth Forum on June 15-18, 2015 in Hangzhou, China. The Westlake Youth Forum is a significant event organized by China Medical Board (CMB), Zhejiang University School of Medicine, and CHPAMS. The forum attracted over 50 attendees and CHPAMS members actively participated in the forums as presenters, moderators, and discussants. CHPAMS also held its reception on June 16, which had an unforgettable night for all attendees. Thanks to CMB’s generous support, the Westlake Youth Forum provides excellent educational and networking opportunities to junior public health and health policy scholars in China and overseas.




Almost at the same time, a group of health services researchers attended CHPAMS’ reception at the 2015 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM) on June 15, 2015 in Minneapolis, MN. Approximately 20 current and new CHPAMS members participated and enjoyed the reception. This social event provided a delightful opportunity for Chinese researchers from all around the world to exchange ideas and collaborate in the future. 




The China Health Policy and Management Society (CHPAMS) and its members actively participated in the International Health Economics Association (iHEA) 11th World Congress in Milan, Italy on July 13-15, 2015. CHPAMS was highlighted as one of the premier Chinese organizations in the Congress' program. CHPAMS members contributed to the biennial conference as scientific committee members, session chairs, and presenters. CHPAMS also hosted a reception for attending members with a memorable reunion in the summer of Milan.




Except for attending a variety of conferences in the summer, CHPAMS successfully hosted the 2nd Jump-Start Your Career (JSYC) Webinar on June 30, 2015. The Jump-Start Your Career is a series of webinars hosted by CHPAMS to facilitate the members’ career development in their own fields by introducing career opportunities in and out of China. CHPAMS hosted the 1st Jump-Start Your Career in May 2015 and we invited two premier speakers for this inaugural event from Peking University and Shandong University. The 2nd JSYC highlighted senior speakers from Zhejiang University and Fudan University, who introduced their institutions, job opportunities, benefits to recruit talented scholars. Several junior faculty members from each institution described their experience and lives as the returnees in China. The speakers interacted with CHPAMS members and answered questions from the participants during the live event. CHPAMS appreciated the following speakers who support the Jump-Start Your Career webinars.


Peking University, School of Public Health


Qingyue Meng, Dean, School of Public Health and Executive Director, PKU China Center for Health Development Studies


Xiaoyun Liu, Associate Professor, PKU China Center for Health Development Studies


Shandong University, School of Medicine and Health Management


                  Qiang Sun, Deputy Dean, School of Medicine and Health Management and Executive Director, Center for Health Management and Policy


                  Xiaojie Sun, Associate Professor, Center for Health Management and Policy


Zhejiang University, School of Public Health & School of Medicine


Shankuan ZHU, Associate Dean and Professor, Founding Director of Chronic Disease Institute, School of Public Health


Hai YU, Professor, Center for Health Policy Studies, School of Medicine 


Hengjin DONG, Professor, Associate Director of Department of Social Medicine , School of Public Health; Director of Center for Health Policy, School of Medicine


Xiaoguang MA, Associate Professor, Secretary of Human Resource Committee, School of Public Health


Fudan University, School of Public Health  


Wen CHEN, Dean, Professor of Health Economics


Yingyao CHEN, Associate Dean, Professor of Health Services


Zhuohui ZHAO, Associate Professor of Environmental Health


Yubin ZHANG, Associate Research Fellow of Occupational Health


Min HU, Lecturer of Health Economics


CHPAMS welcomes other institutions to conduct recruitment talks at the future Jump-Start Your Career webinar series.


All these activities significantly enhanced the bondage of our members and the organization and received positive responses from all stakeholders. CHPAMS is determined to continue these efforts to provide more opportunities to our members. We thank the China Medical Board (CMB) and Beijing Office colleagues’ strong support to CHPAMS and the diverse activities in this summer. We will continue to roll out our activities into the Fall!