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BRICS IBD Consortium International Office Settled at Renji Hospital

May 27, 2021      Author:

On May 21st, the inauguration ceremony of the BRICS IBD Consortium International Office and the Symposium on New Concepts of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) were successfully held at Renji Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine. At the ceremony, it was announced that the BRICS IBD Consortium International Office was officially settled at Renji Hospital. Well-known experts and scholars in the field of inflammatory bowel disease at home and abroad attended the meeting or sent video messages or online calls to congratulate the establishment.

After the ceremony, Shanghai Symposium on New Concepts of IBD was held to discuss four MDT cases. Specific clinical problems were solved through multi-disciplinary discussion on the difficult cases in clinical diagnosis and treatment underwent joint consultation. Experts shared their insights enthusiastically and considered this event highly beneficial.

In 2019, the BRICS IBD Consortium was established under the joint initiative of Professor Claudio Fiocchi, an international gastroenterologist and American expert, Professor Flavio Steinwur, a Brazilian expert, and Professor Ran Zhihua, who was elected as the first chairman of the BRICS IBD Consortium after its establishment. The members of the consortium include the most outstanding scholars and clinicians in the IBD field in China, Brazil, South Africa, Russia and India, and is committed to actively promoting cooperation with internationally renowned IBD teams. The consortium has achieved fruitful results in the basic, clinical and educational fields of IBD. After more than two years' efforts, with the approval of the Council of BRICS IDB Consortium, the permanent address of the consortium international office was settled at Renji Hospital, and Shen Jun, chief physician of the Department of Gastroenterology, served as the director of the consortium international office. This is a major event in the international communication of the hospital, which marks the establishment of a solid international platform for the research of inflammatory bowel disease within Renji Hospital and also shows that the multidisciplinary IBD research team at Renji Hospital has received wide recognition from the international community.


Source: Renji Hospital Affiliated to SJTU School of Medicine

Translated by Zhou Rong

Proofread by Xiao Yangning, Fu Yuhe