Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Orthopedic Masters of Taiwan, China and Hong Kong Join Min-Sheng's Int'l Arthroscopy Conference and Sign Unveiling Ceremony

The more open China policy resulting from the 2008 presidential election has boosted communication between Taiwan and China in the electronic, tourism, and medical industries. As part of this increasing interest, the “2008 Int’l Arthroscopy Symposium” held by the Taiwan Arthroscopy and Knee Association has invited more than 100 orthopedic surgeons from Taiwan, China, and Hong Kong and Korea to join this event. Masters included Dr. Lo Hui-Shi, President of the Chinese Orthopedic Interchange Association, Dr. Chen Chi-Min, Professor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Dr. Yang Min-Sheng, Chairman of Min-Sheng Healthcare System, Dr. Po-Quang Chen, President of Asia-Pacific Orthopedic Association, Dr. Fred Yang, Superintendent of Min-Sheng Hospital, and Dr. Lee Hon-Mang, President of the Taiwan Arthroscopy and Knee Association. A sign unveiling ceremony for the “Asia-Pacific Spine Center” was also held to declare Taiwan’s high medical quality to the world.

Being the first Joint Commission International hospital accredited in Taiwan and the closest major hospital to the int’l airport, Min-Sheng Hospital has always been a pioneer in the area of international health care services. The addition of the orthopedic expert Dr. Po-Quan Chen brings Min-Sheng one step closer to becoming the top spine center in the Asia-Pacific area.

Professor Dr. Po-Quang Chen specializes in spine surgery and is a world renowned spine surgeon. To achieve better health care quality, Dr. Chen wanted to establish a dedicated spine center, which would include a team of health care professionals made up of physicians, nurses, therapists and other health professionals to provide a comprehensive approach to patient care. In addition to minimally invasive or regular surgeries, life-style changing rehabilitation therapies and the latest laser treatments will also be included in the scope of service.

Dr. Chi-Ming Chen from Hong Kong said that Taiwan is world renowned for its advancement in orthopedics, and it was his great honor to participate in this event and interact with the orthopedic experts of Taiwan. He fully supported Professor Chen’s Asia-Pacific Spine Center and the idea of technology and service integration. He also believed that the close cooperation among China, Hong Kong and Taiwan will significantly contribute to the development of orthopedics care and research.

Professor Po-Quang Chen was the founder of the Asia-Pacific Orthopedic Association and has been an important figure in introducing Taiwan medicine to the world. He has been earnestly promoting Taiwan’s medical talents domestically and internationally for the past 30 years at the National Taiwan University Hospital. BeginningTC this June or July, he will also accept trainees from overseas countries at Min-Sheng with hope of not only gaining further recognition of Taiwan’s top surgical techniques but also sharing them to contribute to Chinese society all over the world. The sign unveiling of the “Asia-Pacific Spine Center” not only represents Min-Sheng’s determination of going global, but also adds another milestone to Taiwan’s medical diplomacy.

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