To build a community with a shared future for human health, jointly protect the safety of mankind and strengthen the understanding and research of COVID-19, Shi Bingyin, President of the First Affiliated Hospital of Xi' an Jiaotong University (XJTU), Assistant-to-President She Junjun, and Professor Chen Ce from Department of Psychiatry held video conference with Professor Kong Xuejun, Research Investigator of Martinos Center at Massachusetts General Hospital-Harvard Medical School, and Professor Yang Shixian, Director of Basic Medical Research for Depression Clinical and Research Project of Massachusetts General Hospital to exchange and share experience in hospital management, medical treatment and psychological protection under the circumstance of COVID-19 pandemic at 7:30 p.m. on June 14 (Beijing time). The video conference was presided over by Assistant-to-President She Junjun and organized by Beijing Huatong Guokang Foundation.
President Shi Bingyin mainly shared the key issues in the treatment of COVID-19, and proposed valuable opinions on the treatment of critically severe COVID-19 patients based on his frontline experience in fighting against the pandemic in Wuhan.
Director Kong Xuejun gave an online speech entitled “East meets West: comparison of health industry between China and U.S.” to share the operation mode of health industry in the U.S., especially the role of general practitioners in the medical system. She also introduced the current operation situation of American hospitals and the treatment of COVID-19 patients. Professor Chen Ce delivered a speech entitled "Psychological protection during the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic", illustrated the impact of COVID-19 upon patients' emotion, cognition, behavior and body and gave a detailed explanation on how to deal with emotional panic, establishing accurate cognition of COVID-19 and accelerating the recovery from the disease. Professor Yang Shixian delivered a speech entitled “Stress and resilience under the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic” to share experience on how to strengthen psychological intervention and counseling.
Bilateral sides answered multiple questions and explained hot topics proposed by the online audience, such as non-medical social factors in the treatment of COVID-19, how to deploy and deal with prevention and control of COVID-19 by the First Affiliated Hospital of XJTU, how to provide psychological counseling to patients and their families, and Internet-based diagnosis and treatment services during the COVID-19 crisis, etc.
President Shi Bingyin illustrated that as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage in the U.S., academic exchange and sharing experience on the treatment of COVID-19 between bilateral sides via online conferencing will help save more lives. Two hospitals will establish a long-term cooperation mechanism, continually strengthen scientific research on COVID-19 and jointly build a community with a shared future for human health.