2019 TIMA Global Forum to Feature Prominent Speakers from Multiple Fields of Medicine

TIMA  |  March 27, 2019

San Dimas, CA, March 28, 2019 – The Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation invites the media to hear distinguished voices from the medical community speak on innovative and current topics in medicine, dental, and vision care. Two of these leaders include Dr. Shinn-Zong Lin and Dr. Shaw-Ruey Lyu of Tzu Chi Hospital in Taiwan, one of the highest rated hospitals in all of Asia.

Shinn-Zong Lin is the Superintendent of Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital, a professor of neurosurgery at Tzu Chi University, a fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an international fellow of American Association of Neurological Surgery (AANS), a charter fellow of National Academy of Inventors USA (NAI), Co-Editor-in-chief of Cell Transplantation, and the Chairman of the 10th Pan Pacific Symposium on Stem Cells and Cancer Research.

Shaw-Ruey Lyu likewise is a highly respected figure in his field for his research into the pathogenesis of OA knee, as well as developing an arthroscopic treatment concept called “arthroscopic cartilage regeneration facilitating procedure (ACRFP)” and consequently conceptualized knee health promotion option (KHPO), a clinically effective global treatment option for OA knee.

The CEO of TIMA and Chief Convener, Dr. Chin Lon Lin, MD, will also be in attendance to present a lecture on Humanistic Medicine. We will also be announcing that by the end of 2019, we will have 10 Da Ai Mobile Clinics ready to offer free community health services that include medical, dental, vision, and preventative care services.

The Tzu Chi International Medical Association (TIMA) is a global network of over 10,000 licensed medical professionals, including doctors, dentists, acupuncturists, nurses, pharmacists, and medical technicians, who provide free medical, dental, vision services to low-income families and those suffering in the aftermath of disasters.

In 2018 alone, TIMA doctors carried out 9,316 medical outreach events worldwide. In California, TIMA medical outreach events are brought straight into the heart of communities most in need through our ten Tzu Chi Mobile Clinics, two of which will soon be coming to New York.

The medical conference will also feature workshops on in humanistic healthcare including medicine, dentistry, alternative treatments including acupuncture, acupressure, and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), vision care, community health, medical volunteer programs, and more. For further information about the event, please visit TzuChiMedical.US/TIMA2019.

We look forward to your attendance.

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Sabrina Ho | sabrina_ho@tzuchi.us | (909) 447-7939
Ting Fan | ting_fan@tzuchi.us

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