Diseases that Harm Require Therapies that Harm Less---Sir William Osler（1849-1919)
On July 8th, Minimally Invasive and Noninvasive Medicine Empowers the High-Quality Development of Hospitals, one section of the 5th Yangtze International Summit of Minimally Invasive and Noninvasive Medicine & 2023 “One Belt One Road” Innovation Forum on Minimally Invasive and Noninvasive Medicine was successfully held.
Esteve Picola Coromina, CEO of Hospital of MútuaTerrassa, Yang Yijun, President of Haikou People's Hospital, Li Bo, member of the Party Committee and Vice President of Hunan Province Maternal and Child Health Hospital, Luo Yong, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee and President of the First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Hu Yuanjing, Deputy Secretary and President of Tianjin Central Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital, Sevellaraja Supermaniam, Head of Mahkota Medical Center and IVF Center in Malaysia, Li Jingjing, Vice President of Liuzhou Maternal and Child Health Hospital, Abayomi Bolaji Ajayi, Chairman of the Continuing Education Committee of the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and He Min from Chongqing Haifu Hospital, together served as co-chairs of the section.
Ten experts delivered captivating lectures and shared insights on “Minimally Invasive and Noninvasive Medicine Empowers the High-Quality Development of Hospitals”,' illuminating the path of boosing hospital development.
Prof. Wang Zhibiao, Director of the National Key Laboratory of Ultrasound in Medicine and Engineering, delivered a special lecture on "The Future and Challenges of Minimally Invasive Medicine." By fully integrating big data, artificial intelligence, and information technology, noninvasive diagnosis and treatment, including digital anatomy, diagnosis and surgery can be achieved. He proposed the concept of parallel operating rooms on the basis of the digitalized focused ultrasound ablation surgery, which makes it possible to perform surgeries across time and space.
Prof. He Jia, Vice Chairman of the Suining Municipal Political Consultative Conference and former Dean of Suining Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine affiliated with North Sichuan Medical College, shared a lecture on “Experience Sharing: Focused Ultrasound Ablation Technology Boosting the Development of Municipal Hospitals.” The lecture highlighted that given the fact that there exists a significant disparity in terms of talent, academic resources, and economic capabilities between hospitals in municipal-level cities and nationally funded institutions, in order to bridge this gap and surpass the achievements of institutions with overwhelming advantages, hospitals and departments must identify precise technical directions. By doing so, they can strive to catch up with and even surpass these top tire institutions. The hospital should identify its areas of strength and advantage in various disciplines, clearly define its development direction, establish a comprehensive hospital platform, and cultivate unique competitive edges. By leveraging distinctive technologies, the hospital can enhance its visibility and competitiveness. The support at the institutional level, combined with the collaborative efforts of departmental teams, will warrant to the high-quality development of the hospital.
Prof. Guo Qing, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee and President of Shijiazhuang Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital, delivered a special lecture on "Promoting High-Quality Hospital Development through Discipline Construction." Promoting high-quality development of hospital entails defining clear development goals for discipline and make efforts to build disciplinary teams, collaborating with the best teams. Efforts also must be paid to take the project as the starting point to improve the management concept of the whole hospital, to lead the quality of obstetrics services in the whole province with the quality control center and to integrate clinical and scientific research to yield mutual development and leapforward.
Prof. Lung Chengyu, Director of OBS/GYN of Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, shared his views on "Technological Innovation and Discipline Construction- High Intensity Focused Ultrasound and Lower urinary Symptoms Control". After uterine fibroids are successfully ablated and reduced, a large number of lower urinary tract symptoms can be reduced.
Prof. Ying Zonghe, President of Chung Shan Medical University in Taiwan, shared a special lecture on "Comparative Analysis of Psychological State, Symptom Distress, and Quality of Life in Patients with Uterine Fibroids Undergoing High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound and Myomectomy." The lecture focused on the psychological state and symptom distress of patients before and after treatment, as well as their impact on quality of life. Symptom distress was found to be a more effective predictor of quality of life than negative psychological state. Both groups showed a significant negative correlation between symptom distress and quality of life, regardless of the study's cross-sectional or longitudinal design. However, in the high-intensity focused ultrasound group, the impact of negative psychological state on quality of life was more pronounced compared to the surgical myomectomy group. Therefore, it is important to pay attention to the negative psychological state of women undergoing high-intensity focused ultrasound treatment.
Dr. Yoon Chonghyeak, founder and chief director of Angelot Women's Hospital in South Korea, shared a special lecture on "How to Make Our Hospital Stand Out." In Seoul, over 2,000 patients with uterine fibroids and adenomyosis have undergone non-invasive focused ultrasound ablation surgery throughout the year. South Korean women attach great value to their appearance. As focused ultrasound ablation surgery is featured by scar-free, fast recovery and minimal impacts on appearance, an increasing number of Korean women choose focused ultrasound ablation surgery as an alternative to traditional surgery.