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Annual National Conference on Bacterial Infectious Disease Control and Chinese Pathogen Identification Net Conference Held in Fuzhou

chinacdc.cn | Updated: 2024-05-02
On April 11, 2024, the Institute of Infectious Diseases at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) organized the Annual National Conference on Bacterial Infectious Disease Control along with the Chinese Pathogen Identification Net (China PIN) Conference in Fuzhou, Fujian Province. Key attendees included Jiao Zhenquan, Deputy Director of the Surveillance and Early Warning Department at the National Health Commission; Wang Liwei, Researcher at the Infectious Disease Control Department; and Li Qun, Deputy Director of the China CDC. Zhang Guoan, Deputy Director of the Fujian Provincial Health Commission and Director of the Provincial CDC, welcomed the participants. Eminent speakers like Xu Jianguo, an academician at the China CDC; Zhang Yanping, Director of the Infectious Disease Management Department; Shi Guoqing, Director of the Health Emergency Center; and chief experts Lu Jinxing and Liu Qiyong delivered thematic reports. The conference, chaired by Kan Biao, Director of the Institute of Infectious Diseases, was attended by more than 120 leaders and key personnel from provincial and local CDCs nationwide.
Deputy Director Jiao Zhenquan discussed the creation of an intelligent, multi-trigger infectious disease surveillance and early warning system, emphasizing the need for strategic top-level design and coordinated efforts to establish a unified national infectious disease surveillance system. Researcher Wang Liwei addressed recent rapid outbreaks of diseases such as pertussis and brucellosis, advocating for strengthened pathogen surveillance and analysis and the timely implementation of specific preventive and control measures to enhance capabilities in managing bacterial infectious diseases.
Deputy Director Li Qun provided an analysis of the challenges and focal areas in controlling bacterial infectious diseases in China, stressing the importance of improving laboratory diagnostic and surveillance capabilities, as well as enhancing the professional skills of the workforce.
The conference also delved into discussions on bacterial disease monitoring and the activities of the China PIN. It summarized the current epidemiological state of bacterial diseases, advancements in monitoring efforts, and the challenges in disease prevention and control across various regions and types of diseases. The assembly set forth the key operational priorities for the China PIN for 2024 and made recommendations for boosting laboratory monitoring, early warning capacities, and infrastructure development in provincial bacterial disease labs. The meeting emphasized the need for clear objectives and strategic planning to meet the current demands for bacterial infectious disease surveillance and control, and called for collaborative efforts to drive high-quality development in the disease control field.