2ND TOW TIANG SENG DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES, THE ECOLOGY OF LONGEVITY: TCM AND BIOMEDICAL PERSPECTIVES, 7 NOV 2020
This event was held on Saturday, 7 November 2020 via zoom webinar, and was attended by more than 250 esteemed guests and donors of Mind Science Centre. The Tow Tiang Seng Lecture Series was made possible by the generous contributions by the Tow Family, and MSC would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Tow and family for the support for our programmes and research in mental health.
Introduction and Welcome
Professor Kua Ee Heok, the Tan Geok Yin Professor in Psychiatry and Neuroscience, presented a short introduction to the event, and introduced the keynote speaker, Professor Hong Hai. Professor Hong Hai is the former chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee on Health, and Dean of the business school at Nanyang Technological University, where he is now Adjunct Professor. In midlife he started studying and researching Chinese medicine and the philosophy of science, completing an MD (Beijing University of Chinese Medicine), and a PhD in philosophy (London). He practices TCM part time and is the author/editor of five books on Chinese medicine.
The Ecology of Longevity: Traditional Chinese Medicine and Biomedical Perspectives
Modern biomedical science is re-discovering natural methods of achieving health and longevity that resonate with ancient wisdom in Chinese medical texts. In line with MSC’s focus on a preventive, non-drug approach to improving the quality of life in mental and physical aspects, this talk presents the common ground shared by modern medicine and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and suggests how it may be possible to combine them for better longevity outcomes.
The sharing concluded with a Q&A session with panelists Prof Hong Hai, MSC Centre Director Assoc Prof John Wong Chee Meng, Assoc Prof Tan Chay Hoon, chaired by Professor Kua Ee Heok.
Assoc Prof Wong is a Lin Jo Yan and Yeo Boon Khim Professor in Mental Health and Neuroscience.
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