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LSBU conference brings together East and West to discuss health and wellbeing

Health and wellbeing alongside environmental challenges were the subject of the International Conference on Health, Healthcare and Eco-civilisation at LSBU
09 September 2015

A two-day conference  convened by LSBU’s Confucius Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine has brought together prominent scholars, researchers, practitioners and policy-makers to explore possible contributions that Chinese Medicine makes to personal wellbeing in the twenty-first century, in addition to examining the close relationship between public health and the environment.

More than 200 guests from across the globe – including speakers from China, Austria, Germany and Sweden - were in attendance, with highlights including an address from HRH The Prince of Wales via recorded video message, speaking of his advocacy of traditional and complementary medicine over the last 33 years.

The conference was also attended by His Excellency Professor XU Jialu, President of China Academy of Culture, who gave the keynote speech.

The Confucius Institute at LSBU is the world's first Confucius Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine. Its Executive Director Professor Yinong Xu said: “The goal of the conference was to facilitate insightful and constructive engagements among sub-specialities across the fields of health and wellbeing and environmental studies, and across Chinese and Western medical traditions, to help develop an understanding of health and wellbeing in relation to environmental challenges of the contemporary world.

“We are delighted that HRH The Prince of Wales chose to speak to the assembled delegates about a subject that we are all so passionate about, and for the audience to have the opportunity to also hear from His Excellency Professor XU Jialu.”