An epoch-making milestone -- Suining Central Hospital establishes the first academician workstation in Suining
On the morning of March 30, 2017, Suining Municipal Health and Family Planning system ushered in a milestone of epoch-making significance-the launch ceremony for establishment of Academician Workstation of Suining Central Hospital(SCH) and high-throughput sequencing sub-center demonstration laboratory of Sichuan Provincial Application Demonstration Center for National Gene Detection Technology.
The Academician Workstation of Suining Central Hospital is the first academician workstation in Suining, and SCH is the third institution after West China Hospital of Sichuan University and West China Second University Hospital of Sichuan University in Sichuan Province to set up high-throughput sequencing sub-center demonstration laboratory of national gene detection technology application demonstration center.
Leaders and guests including Yang Ying, member of the Standing Committee and minister of Propaganda Department of Suining Municipal Committee of the CPC, Prof. Wu Lingqian, vice director of National Key Laboratory of Medical Genetics at Central South University and director of Prenatal Diagnosis Center at Xiangya Hospital, and Li Jia, vice director of High-tech Department of Sichuan Provincial Development and Reform Commission, etc. attended the ceremony. The leaders and middle-level cadres of SCH were also present at the ceremony. They witnessed the historic moment together-the launch ceremony which is a milestone in the development process of Suining municipal medical and health services.
Chen Yongjun, Party Committee secretary and president of SCH, delivered a speech at the ceremony. On behalf of the hospital, he extended his warm welcome to the leaders and experts present and sincerely thanked them for witnessing this important moment. Chen Yongjun said, the establishment of academician workstation is a milestone in the development of the hospital which marks its transformation towards comprehensive development of medical care, teaching, and scientific research, and it is a first important step towards establishing a regional medical center. Brand new platforms will be built for cultivation of high-level talents, for scientific and technical cooperation and exchanges, and for major project development, etc. SCH will cooperate with Academician Xia Jiahui and Professor Wu Lingqian to carry out the project of "Establishment and clinical application of birth defect detection platform for severe teratogenicity", to establish Suining municipal DNA specimen bank, and to set up Suining municipal translational medicine and precision medicine center, which will actually reduce birth defects in Suining and surely benefit the people in Suining and in the surrounding areas.
Professor Wu Lingqian read a letter from Academician Xia Jiahui at the ceremony. Academician Xia wrote in the letter: "I cannot attend the ceremony in person for health problem. I ask Professor Wu Lingqian, on behalf of me and my team, to extend sincere congratulations to SCH on launching the establishment of the Academician Workstation and the high-throughput sequencing sub-center demonstration laboratory of Sichuan Provincial Application Demonstration Center for National Gene Detection Technology, and to sincerely thank the Sichuan provincial and Suining municipal leaders for their attention to and supports for genetic disease prevention and control." Academician Xia Jiahui introduced the establishment, development and current situation of medical genetics in the letter. He placed high hopes on the establishment of academician workstation, which include to cultivate a number of laboratory technicians focusing on genomics and talents of applied basic research for Suining through the construction of academician workstation, and to set up Suining municipal translational medicine and precision medicine center to promote the development of precision medicine in Suining through introducing high technologies from Hunan Jiahui Genetics Hospital.
On behalf of Sichuan Provincial Development and Reform Commission, Li Jia expressed her warm congratulations on the event. She said that the construction of the Demonstration Center would be a new engine and a new opportunity for the health industry development of hospitals in Sichuan Province. She hoped that SCH would speed up the project construction and its application promotion, make full use of the resources and realize the coordinated development, develop new technologies of genetic testing and new application fields, and further expand the application range of genetic testing in the whole province.
Yang Ying, member of the Standing Committee and minister of Propaganda Department of Suining Municipal Committee of the CPC, pointed out in his speech, the establishment of the Academician Workstation and the Demonstration Center is not only a sign that SCH strives for excellence and hits a new high, but also a new starting point for the Suining health system to keep moving forward; it is not only a major event in the development history of SCH, but also a happy event relevant to the health and welfare of people in Suining. The establishment of the Academician Workstation would remarkably lower down the neonatal birth defect rate in Suining. He required that medical professionals keep their missions in mind and work hard with perfect skills and virtue, actively carry out scientific research and take the responsibilities to safeguard people's health, and eventually make contributions to the development of Suining.
Li Jia and Chairman Gao Yang of Berry Genomics Corporation awarded the plaque of "Suining Central Hospital Demonstration Laboratory of High-throughput Sequencing Sub-center of Sichuan Provincial Application Demonstration Center for National Gene Detection Technology" to SCH, president Chen Yongjun received it on behalf of the hospital.
At 11:05, Professor Wu Lingqian and all the leaders present activated the project launch ball together which put an end to the ceremony successfully.