Professor Qiyuan Ma, CEO of Time Medical Systems, was invited by the president of the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT) to attend their 13th Annual conference of SBMT / G20 BRAIN Initiative held in Miami, Florida on April 8-10, 2016. The main speakers of this conference included US congressmen, NASA officials and astronauts, the US Department of Defense and Navy officials, as well as Science and Technology officials and experts from Canada, Australia, Germany, Turkey, Malaysia, Russia, Israel, Nigeria, and others countries from around the globe.
In the Neuro-Imaging session, Professor Ma presented on the topic of Improved Imaging using the novel technology of High Temperature Superconduction (HTS) developed by Time Medical Systems in the areas of basic, translational , pre-clinical and clinical research. Professor Ma hilighted the fact that the new 7T MRI scanner made by Time Medical Systems will push the limit of resolution in Neuro-Imaging towards the ultimate goal of non-invasively monitoring the in-vivo activity of single neurons, in the near-term future.
In the Brain Initiatives session, Professor Ma focussed his talk on the economic and social burden, as well as the health care challenges that are due to the growing, aging population and the increased brain disorders seen in China. Professor Ma introduced some recent examples of new government healthcare reforms to the international audience. Currently, medical insurance nearly covers the whole population in China. By the year of 2020 however, all rural and community clinic centers will be equipped with new medical equipment including diagnostic imaging services. At that time, it will be expected that all patients will benefit from the diagnostic imaging improvements and achieve earlier prevention of disease, especially earlier diagnosis and treatment of brain disorders. Finally, Professor Ma described the recent China Brain initiatives to the participants. He presented how brain researchers in universities and institutions, will contribute to the development of related industrial companies in China, as well as how enhanced future cooperation between China and related international organizations will advance Brain research in a more global manner.
The Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT) founded in 2004 is a non-profit society achieving its mission through facilitating multi-disciplinary collaborations, government agencies (USA, EU and Asia), foundations, and multi-national corporations to promote the interdisciplinary basic, translational and clinical research in central nervous system and improve the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients afflicted with neurological disorders. It was also a participant of US Brain Initiatives and main promoter of brain G20 Conference. The SBMT Board members include officials of Canadian science and technology minister, NASA research director, etc, experts and predients or deans of universities and medical schools, as well as medical instiitions from 10 countries around the world.