From April 13 to 15, 2019, Professor Marcel Tanner, President of Swiss Academy of Sciences, and Dr Dirk Engels, Director of the Department of Prevention and Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases and Expert of Tropical Medicine and Disease Control of the World Health Organization, visited our university. Extensive academic exchanges were conducted.
On the morning of April 13, Dr. Li Jing, Vice President of the Hainan medical university press, and Dr. Cui Bo, Executive Editor of English, visited Professor Marcel Tanner and introduced to Professor Marcel Tanner the tropical medical SCI journals sponsored by the school. They listened to Professor Marcel Tanner's comments on the journals of our university and his opinions and suggestions on the development direction of the journals.
On the morning of April 15, two experts held a symposium with President Yang Jun and the heads of relevant functional departments in Conference Room 1 of the Executive Building. At the meeting, President Yang Jun issued a letter of appointment for President Marcel Tanner and Director Dirk Engels, and appointed President Marcel Tanner and Director Dirk Engels as consultants to Asia Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine.
On the afternoon of April 15, two experts gave two academic lectures entitled "Neglected Tropical Diseases Control and Elimination in today's Global Health Agenda" and "The challenges for global public health" in the academic lecture hall on the seventh floor of the library. The editors of the Hainan medical university press attended two academic lectures on the spot. This lecture has created a strong academic atmosphere for our journal editors and broadened their international horizons.