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Johnston, Barnard Network with Chinese Health Executives

On Thurs., March 7,  Assistant Provost for Interdisciplinary and Global Studies Dr. Mimi Barnard and College of Pharmacy Dean Dr. Phil Johnston attended a meeting facilitated by the Nashville Health Care Council to meet and begin networking with Chinese health executives.  The executives are interested in learning about Nashville’s business and health care community.  Belmont expressed their interest in opportunities in research, education, training and future exchange of faculty and student representatives.

The executives represented the following organizations:

* China Association of Pharmaceutical Commerce (CAPC) is a national non-profit organization established in Beijing in 1989 and authorized by the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs. CAPC has over 600 core member companies including pharmaceutical, medical device makers, medical distribution companies and retailers along with over 3,000 affiliate members including hospitals, administrators and medical schools. CAPC plays an active role as the bridge between the government and the pharmaceutical/device industries in China. 

* Chongqing Medicines Group is a major pharmaceutical and medical device conglomerate located in Chongqing, China. The company was established in 1950 and has 33 subsidiaries including drug and device manufacturing, wholesale, distribution, retailing and testing.

* Huadong Medicine was established in 1952 with headquarters in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. The company is publicly traded in China with 22 subsidiaries covering pharmaceutical manufacturing, wholesaling, distribution and retailing.