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The Tianjin Alzheimer's Disease Seminar & Opening Ceremony of Tianjin Huanhu Dementia Center

 

On the day Oct 12, 2011, the Opening Ceremony of Tianjin Huanhu Dementia Center & Tianjin Alzheimer's Disease Seminar was held in the auditorium of Tianjin Huanhu Hospital (THH).


Present in the ceremony were Wang Hesheng - Director of Tianjin Bureau of Public Health, Hua Yong - Chief of Medical Service Division of Tianjin Bureau of Public Health, David Morgan - Director of Alzheimer's Center in University of South Florida (USF), Chuanhai Cao - Associate Professor in College of Pharmacy and Alzheimer's Center of the USF, and Han Jingxian - Professor in First Teaching Hospital of Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Director Wang Hesheng together with Professor Morgan unveiled the plaque for Tianjin Huanhu Dementia Center. 

 

THH is the only hospital specialized in Neurology in Tianjin. It has undertaken dementia consultation for more than five years, setting up dementia screening room, dementia consultation center, and dementia wards, so as to implement all-day dementia treatment by specialists. At the same time, there are specialized dementia clinical and basic research laboratories. This year, THH has received dementia patients for over one hundred people. With more than 500 registered patients and more than 400 copies of relevant data, a dementia database and specimen bank has been established and a standardized dementia clinic system has been developed. The establishment of Dementia Center is to provide specialized clinical services of high quality for dementia patients and social and health guidance of dementia for common people. The data in the center exerts important significance on epidemiology, census and sociology.

 

After the opening ceremony, the Tianjin Alzheimer's Disease Seminar was held, focusing on the research interests and updated research results at home and abroad. Present in the Seminar were David Morgan - Director of Alzheimer's Center in USF, Thomas Wisniewski - Director of Memory and Dementia Center of New York University, Chuanhai Cao - Associate Professor in College of Pharmacy and Alzheimer's Center of the USF, Ji Yong - Director of Neurology Department of THH, Zhou Yuying - Director of Neurology Department of THH, Wang Yinhua - Neurology Professor of Peking University First Hospital. Professor David Morgan and Professor Thomas Wisniewski are both top experts in the field of dementia study, who have devoted themselves to the theoretic and clinical research of dementia for many years. Professor Morgan made a splendid report about the Alzheimer's immunotherapy on the seminar. His research on Alzheimer's immunotherapy and gene therapy developed new and more promising means for the treatment of the disease. Thomas Wisniewski made a wonderful speech on the pathology and mechanism of neurodegenerative diseases on the seminar according to his years of research.

 

This Alzheimer's Seminar will further enhance the treatment, research and teaching standards of dementia in Tianjin, promote the comprehensive development of dementia clinic and services in the city, and provide better services for people.


Tianjin Huanhu Dementia Center Opening