The Forum was hosted by China Association for Medical Devices Industry (“CAMDI”), Chinese Research Hospital Association, and Department of Engineering Physics, Tsinghua University, co-hosted by Tianjin Huahui Engineering Architectural Design Co., Ltd., Central-South Architectural Design Institute Co., Ltd., and China Construction Eighth Engineering Division Corp., Ltd. Shanghai Company, and undertaken by Beijing Chinatsinghua Particle Technology Co., Ltd., with Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Beijing Office as the cooperating entity and TusStar, China National Machine Tool Sales and Technical Service Corporation, and Zhongye Changtian International Engineering Co., Ltd. as the industrial partners.
The opening ceremony, keynote speeches, strategic cooperation signing ceremony, and book launch ceremony were held in the morning.
According to Jiang Feng, China’s particle therapy is rising rapidly, China has made a big breakthrough in the number of particle therapy centers built and under construction compared with the past, China will set up hundreds of particle therapy centers in the future according to the density in developed countries, and the field of particle therapy is an important field worthy of vigorous development and innovation in China, and he expressed the hope that industry colleagues will work together to share experience and improve the level.
Wang Xuewu emphasized that particle therapy facility design and construction cannot be separated from accelerator and radiation protection specialties, and as particle therapy facilities ultimately serve lives and health, particle therapy facility design and construction cannot be separated from biomedicine either. He expressed the hope that through the Forum, practitioners could gather the professional strength of multiple fields, learn experience and lessons, seize the opportunity, strengthen unity, and jointly promote development.
As Japan is a world leader in the development of the particle therapy industry, the Forum specially invited Tatsuaki Kanai, Vice Director of Osaka Heavy Ion Therapy Center, and Hisamichi Tanaka from K.ITO Architects & Engineers Inc., the design agency of Ion-Beam Radiation Oncology Center in Kanagawa (i-ROCK), to give presentations. Mr. Takashima, head of Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Beijing Office, also gave a speech in which he expressed JETRO Beijing Office would continue to act as a bridge to promote the particle therapy industries of China and Japan to strengthen technical cooperation and play an active role in advancing the development of China’s particle therapy industry.
Beijing Chinatsinghua Particle Technology Co., Ltd. entered into a strategic cooperation agreement with Tianjin Huahui Engineering Architectural Design Co., Ltd., Central-South Architectural Design Institute Co., Ltd., China Construction Eighth Engineering Division Corp., Ltd., and Arcplus Institute of Shanghai Architectural Design & Research (Co., Ltd.), to jointly establish an in-depth, wide-ranging, multiform strategic partnership, take practicing China’s Healthy China Initiative as the goal orientation, and launch extensive cooperation in fields including particle therapy, architectural design and construction, and top talent cultivation.
The Engineering Technology on Tumor Particle Therapy Book Launch Ceremony was jointly officiated by the two editors-in-chief, Wang Xuewu and Tang Jintian, who expressed their thanks to the editors for their dedication and efforts and the hope that the book would play a good role in supporting and promoting the particle therapy field, serve China’s particle therapy technology and industry, and serve people’s health.
The exchange seminar was chaired by Liu Yaqiang and Chen Guoliang, with a focus on the thinking and exploration during particle therapy hospital construction and operation. Representatives from particle therapy projects of Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Heyou International Hospital and Xiamen Humanity Hospital as well as many design and construction entities gave presentations.
Finally, Tang Jintian summed up the Forum and put forward four key points for the innovation and development of the industry: firstly, idea innovation should be adhered to in the development of particle therapy facility design and construction; secondly, continuous innovation in design and construction should be promoted through particle therapy technology innovation; thirdly, design and construction standards should be innovated to effectively promote industry development; fourthly, learning and communication should be strengthened to catch up with international cutting-edge technologies and promote industry innovation and development.