The George Institute for Global Health contributes to the Clinical Research of Beijing Jishuitan Hospital

On 30 November 2018, The George Institute of Global Health and Beijing Jishuitan Hospital successfully held a lecture on clinical medical research, using real research cases as evidence to jointly discuss issues regarding medical research, as well as new opportunities, ideas and methodologies that can be applied in the current study. More than 30 medical staff from internal and external of the hospital attended the lecture.

Dr Tian Maoyi, Head of the Injury & Trauma program and Senior Research Fellow at The George Institute China; Dr Ruth Webster, Global Head of Medicine at George Health Technologies and Professor Rebecca Ivers, Honorary Professorial Fellow at The George Institute for Global Health and Head of the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at UNSW shared their opinions respectively using specific cases including the large multicenter projects in China, the TRIUMPH project (a low dose triple pill to lower blood pressure) and the INORMUS project (International Orthopaedic Multicenter Study in Fracture Care), which clarified the importance of rigorous design in clinical researches.

Established in 1999 in Australia, The George Institute for Global Health is a non-profit health and medical research institute whose mission is to improve the lives of millions of people worldwide. The Institute today has four main centers in Australia, China, India and the United Kingdom, building a global network of health and medical professionals. The focus of the Institute is to conduct research on chronic diseases and injuries to tackle the major cause of global death and disability. Its research results have been transformed into more than 7,000 papers published on internationally renowned journals, with more than 89,000 total citations, profoundly affecting the development of guidelines, management practices and health policies in related areas in various countries. The Institute has played a leading role in the field of innovative medical services and health management across the globe.

The George Institute for Global Health is also experienced in conducting large-scale population-based and strategic research in unintentional injury and trauma care. Its research projects focus primarily on understanding the burden and risk factors for injury, and the implementation of effective programs for both prevention and care. With a staff of around 40 dedicated injury prevention researchers, the team is supported by a wider network of staff in biostatistics, health economics, communications, data management and quality assurance. And The George Institute for Global Health has been designated a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre in Injury Prevention and Trauma Care.

Starting from the year of 2009, The George Institute China and Beijing Jishuitan Hospital have developed a long-term cooperation in scientific research ever since. At the end of 2016, in order to better describe the burden of bone injury, understand the factors related to mortality, and discover problems in the diagnosis and treatment of the patient, the two sides initiated the HITFIT project (a prospective observational study for hip fracture) to help develop clinical pathway for the treatment of hip fracture, improve patient care and management quality, and provide strong evidence for hip fracture management.

In China, injury represents a significant and growing public health concern. The recent released Healthy China 2030 Framework by the State Council of China highlights the injury control as one of the long-term national health initiatives. As the leading medical institution in the field of orthopedic injuries in China, Beijing Jishuitan Hospital has always been at the global forefront regarding its clinical competency. The increasingly deepening cooperation between the two sides demonstrates their strong determination and good wishes to seek and validate practical management solutions and reduce global injury burden.