Experts from Mayo Clinic Visit the Fifth Affiliated Hospital of SYSU to Speak in the Fifth Session of the Phoenix International Medical Forum - THE FIFTH AFFILIATED HOSPITAL,SUN YAT-SEN UNIVERSITY

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Experts from Mayo Clinic Visit the Fifth Affiliated Hospital of SYSU to Speak in the Fifth Session of the Phoenix International Medical Forum

Source: Discipline Development & International Exchange Office


On the afternoon of May 10th, the fifth session of the Phoenix International Medical Forum was held in the first conference room of the Fifth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University. Carl T. Rider, former CAO of Mayo Clinic, and Robert E. Safford, former Chairman of the Mayo Clinic Commission, were invited to deliver a speech, which attracted over 300 medical practitioners in Zhuhai.


Carl T. Riderspoke on the management mode and culture of Mayo Clinic and introduced how Mayo is run, while Robert E. Safford talked about the role of Mayo's professional administrators, as well as the internal system and operational procedures.


Mayo Clinic is the first and largest comprehensive, non-profit, group-type medical institution in America. It boasts a history of over 140 years, more than 3,300 physicians, scientists, and researchers, along with a health staff of 46,000.Rated as the best American hospital of 2014–2015, the clinic always keeps to its primary principle; expressly "The needs of the patient come first."


Carl T. Rider received the title of Mayo's Excellent Administrator in 2006. In January 2008, after 31 years of service for Mayo Clinic, he retired as a senior administrator. Robert E. Safford won the lifetime honorarybadge for excellent physicians of Mayo Clinic, and retired in August 2015 after working for Mayo for 33 years.But Safford is still the chief physician of the Cardiology Department of Mayo Clinic in Florida.


As the fifth session of the Phoenix International Medical Forum, this is the most influential lecture with the highest-level guests so far.The Fifth Affiliated Hospital officially launched the forum this March, under the initiative of the Office of Disciplinary Development and International Exchanges. Based on SYSU's motto of "Study Extensively; Enquire Accurately; Reflect Carefully; Discriminate Clearly; Practice Earnestly",the forum is aimed at forging a free and democratic environment for academic exchanges so as to promote communication and synergy between clinical medicine and other disciplines of SYSU and to inspire new thoughts. It also tries to integrate talents of the hospital to form a large-scale interdisciplinary research team, paving the way for applications for major scientific projects. 


In the previous four sessions, experts from the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and other famous medical institutions have made wonderful lectures on the frontier issues of clinical and scientific research. The Phoenix International Medical Forum will further invigorate the high-level academic activities pertaining to medical treatment in Zhuhai, while drawing more high-level talents to Zhuhai for exchanges, which will in turn improve local medical academic proficiency.