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HCH President’s Visit to Two UK Partnership Hospitals A Complete Success

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From November 13 to 17, 2018, President of Hunan Cancer Hospital(HCH), Xiangguo Liu led a delegation to University College London Hospital (UCLH) and Lymphoedema Training Academy (LTA) for an academic visit to discuss further cooperation.

 The delegation visited UCLH, affiliated to University College London (UCL). UCL, founded in 1826, is London's leading multidisciplinary university enjoying a global reputation. It is also known as a member of the "G5 Super Elite Universities" along with the University of Cambridge , the University of Oxford, Imperial College London and the London School of Economics and Political Science. The G5 represents UK’s biggest scientific research achievements, best teachers and students as well as the economic strength..

This August, Hunan Cancer Hospital signed a cooperation agreement with UCLH. According to the agreement, the two sides are to collaborate in an array of  fields, including training programme for gynecological oncology fellows, telemedicine, academic exchange in oncology disciplines, scientific research cooperation and hospital management.

At UCLH , the delegation visited its Cancer Center, Gynecology and Obstetrics Department, Daytime Treatment Center, Operation Theatre, Intensive Care Unit and Colposcope Room. After listening to UCLH’s briefing on the hospitals and departments, the two sides held talks on further collaboration in training, scientific research, exchange visits and other projects. Next August, the first fellow from UCLH will be trained in HCH .

On November 14, the delegation visited Lymphoedema Training Academy (LTA) . The lymphedema team has 250 years of history and teaching experience. Founded in 2002 by Jane Wigg (director of the Training Department of the Lymphedema Training Center), the hospital has cooperated with 10 countries including Australia, China and India and has been awarded many honorary titles. LTA and HCH signed a MOU in 2017 , and held an international lymphedema rehabilitation training class together this September, which a group of lymphoedema therapists trained with treatment skills were given professional qualifications.The HCH delegation took this visit as a good opportunity to understand LTA’s history, varied forms of lymphedema treatment and related advanced equipments. During the visit the two sides discussed further cooperation in talent training, international lymphedema rehabilitation training class, scientific research cooperation training and the content of LTA training personnel of HCH.

This visit broadened the scope of international exchanges, and built a solid foundation for the international development of Hunan Cancer Hospital, thus benefitting cancer patients both in Hunan and across country. In general, the visit successfully completed the objectives and mission as expected.

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