China Medical artificial intelligence industry development forum in 2017 and the founding conference for medical artificial intelligence Specialized Committee of China Association for Medical Devices Industry were successfully held
On October 30, the founding assembly for China 2017 Medical Artificial Intelligence Industry Development Forum (one of the hottest main forums at the 78th China International Medical Device Autumn Fair (CMEF 2017 Autumn) & Medical Artificial Intelligence Committee of China Association for Medical Devices Industry, jointly organized by Reed Sinopharm Exhibitions Co., Ltd., Professional Medical Artificial Intelligence Committee of China Association for Medical Devices Industry, Chinese Society of Biomedical Engineering, and the Teaching Guiding Committee for Biomedical Engineering Major of Institution of Higher Learning under the Ministry of Education, was successfully held at Kunming Dianchi Exhibition & Convention Center.
Jiang Feng, the executive Vice-Chairman of China Association for Medical Devices Industry (CAMDI)
Mr. Jiang Feng announced the list of Board of Directors newly elected for the Professional Medical Artificial Intelligence Committee of China Association for Medical Devices Industry. Thus the Professional Medical Artificial Intelligence Committee of China Association for Medical Devices Industry is officially established to play a role in positively leading and actively serving for the sound, booming and orderly development of artificial intelligence of medical device within the legal framework in China.
On October 30, Zhang Zhijun, the Vice Director of National Institutes for Food and Drug Control, arrived at the founding assembly to express his support for the establishment of the Committee and his expectations for the development of medical artificial intelligence industry. Zhang said that the integration between booming artificial intelligence and the medical industry is becoming the key sector for the development of medical device industry. The policies supporting the development of the artificial intelligence industry have been formulated and implemented in China. In March of this year, artificial intelligence was incorporated into the government work report at the NPC & CPPCC and become the hot topic discussed by the NPC & CPPCC members. In recent years, in order to implement national strategies such as Made in China 2025 and Internet +, relevant ministries and commissions have carried out a series of activities in terms of big data, intelligent manufacturing, robot and other fields related to artificial intelligence through deep integration of IT technologies and manufacturing technologies and with the innovative application of artificial intelligence in the manufacturing industry as the main research field, actively pushing forward the development of artificial intelligence industry. The design, planning, and arrangement of top layer are enhanced in a timely manner. The Campaign for Innovative Development of Intelligent Hardware Industry 2016-2018 is promulgated jointly by relevant ministries and commissions. According to Zhang, SFDA Medical Devices Standards Management Center is formulating the standards and guidelines on medical robots. Currently, the upstream-downstream coordination mechanism in artificial intelligence industry chain is not sound yet, and professional organizations are urgently needed to provide coordination in technical innovation and share resources to promote the development of the industry. “I believe that the Professional Medical Artificial Intelligence Committee of China Association for Medical Devices Industry will work on this and we look forward the government, the industries, universities, research institutes and users to joining hands to push forward the development of medical artificial intelligence technologies”, said Zhang.
Zhang Zhijun, Vice president of National Institutes for Food and Drug Control
Professor Wan Suiren, Biomedical Engineering College of Southeast University