36th CIE/USA-SF Annual Conference
“Infrastructure for a Smart World”
Dear CIE Members and Friends,
On behalf of the Chinese Institute of Engineers/USA- San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (CIE/USA-SF), we would like to invite you to attend our 2015 Annual Conference to be held on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Jose, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110.
The conference will be filled with activities and fun. There will be a delightful gala banquet in the evening featuring keynote speech, scholarship award, Technology and Humanity award, entertainment and prize drawing. This year’s keynote speaker is Kevin Lo, General Manager of Google Fiber. This year’s theme is “Infrastructure for a Smart World”. In the afternoon, there will be technical seminars organized in concert with the conference theme.
CIE/USA-SF Short Course – Chinese Medicine -2 (for the scientific and engineering minds)
Date #1 October 23 7:00 - 9:00 pm (registration starts at 6:30pm)
Date #2 November 6 7:00 - 9:00 pm (registration starts at 6:30pm)
Date #3 November 20 7:00 - 9:00 pm (registration starts at 6:30pm)
Date #4 December 4 7:00 - 9:00 pm (registration starts at 6:30pm)
Date #5 December 18 7:00 - 9:00 pm (registration starts at 6:30pm)
Date #6 January 8 7:00 - 9:00 pm (registration starts at 6:30pm)
Date #7 January 22 7:00 - 9:00 pm (registration starts at 6:30pm)
Date #8 February 5 7:00 - 9:00 pm (registration starts at 6:30pm)
Venue: ITRI International, 2870 Zanker Rd., Suite #140, San Jose, CA
Admission:Free for CIE-SF life time member, $10 for general CIE-SF members $20 for non-CIE-SF members
Healthcare is becoming the hottest topic for not only governments and individuals but also investors and high-tech companies. Many billions of dollars have been invested in the sectors from disease research to merging digital health. However, with all the investments, the US healthcare system fails to deliver the results and its costs continue to rise rapidly, given the fact that the current medical system focuses on “sick care” not “health care”.
One of the changes that can help reduce healthcare costs is through preventative care. Among various methodologies, Chinese Medicine is starting to get more recognition worldwide. Chinese Medicine is experiencing a global renaissance as a result of its integrative approach into one’s daily lifestyle.
In this introductory series of 8 lectures (10/9, 10/23, 11/6, 11/20, 12/4, 12/18, 1/8, and 1/22), we will discuss the basic concepts of Chinese Medicine with the focus on the Shang Han Lun (傷寒雜病論) and the Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Medicine (黃帝內經). From time to time, we will discuss the ideas of leveraging new technologies such as Big Data and Quantified Self, which will make “mass customization” possible for Chinese Medicine.
Due to the nature of the topic, we will conduct the lectures in Mandarin Chinese. For those students who attended the similar lecture series earlier, please note that some topics might be repeated while we will spend more time in diagnosis and real patient applications this time.