Introduction

In pursuit of advancing the field of Chinese medicine to benefit human kind, a one-and-half day (14th -15th, December 2003) meeting was organized by the Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong. The meeting was attended by representatives of sixteen leading institutions in traditional Chinese Medicine and chaired by Prof Tommy Yung-chi Cheng, Henry Bronson Professor of Pharmacology, Yale University School of Medicine, USA. During the meeting, a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by all 16 institutions to form the Consortium for Globalization of Chinese Medicine (CGCM). Up till now CGCM has got a total of 126 member institutes and 10 industrial affiliates.

CGCM will be positioned as a global, non-profit, non-discriminatory and non-political organization, with a mission of advancing the field of Chinese herbal medicine to benefit human kind through joint efforts of the academic institutions, industries and regulatory agencies around the world, by achieving the our goals.

 

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