In the afternoon of Oct. 18, the meeting on the validation and work promotion of the Athens Chinese Medicine Center of AUCM was held in the second conference room of the library. The meeting was presided over by President Peng Daiyin, and the heads of the Personnel Office, Development Planning Office, School of Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Tuina, School of Humanities and International Education Exchange, the First Affiliated Hospital, the Second Affiliated Hospital, Asset Management Company Limited, Athens Chinese Medicine Center and other relevant units attended this meeting.
President Peng Daiyin pointed out that the Athens Chinese Medicine Center is the first overseas TCM center of our university, which is a breakthrough achievement of the university's foreign exchange and cooperation, and the first overseas TCM center in Anhui Province, filling the gap of overseas TCM centers in Anhui Province along the "Belt and Road". At present, the project of the Athens Chinese Medicine Center has been included in the key support project of Anhui Province Action Plan for Promoting the Revitalization of TCM, and is also the key project of the university's big discussion, planning and action on "how to revitalize TCM, how to do in university". At present, the Embassy of China in Greece and the government of Athens attach great importance to the interruption of the operation of the Chinese Medicine Center in Athens due to the epidemic and hope that our university can overcome the difficulties and resume the operation of the Chinese Medicine Center in Athens as soon as possible. The university actively responded by conducting serious research during the suspension period, organizing several online consultation and exchange activities, and actively preparing for the resumption of the clinic. In view of the fact that the entry into Greece has been fully opened and both the Chinese Embassy in Greece and the Athens government support the resumption of operations, quickly after discussions, it was agreed that the time was ripe for opening and in principle, it was agreed that the Chinese Medicine Center in Athens would resume operations by mid-December this year and that the selection and training of staff for the Center in Athens would be launched in the near future.
The participants also discussed the "Program of the Athens Chinese Medicine Center" and the "Regulations of AUCM on the relevant treatment of personnel assigned to the overseas Chinese Medicine Center". It is hoped that these recommendations made at the meeting will further promote the resumption of the Athens Chinese Medicine Center.