Report on the International Symposium on Suboptimal Health Status, Inner Mongolia
Family Medicine and Community Health
School of Medical Sciences
The International Symposium on Suboptimal Health Status was held in Baotou, Inner Mongolia, China, from September 12 to September 13, 2015. The symposium was hosted by Global Suboptimal Health Association and Capital Medical University and was cosponsored by the Beijing Municipal Key Laboratory of Clinical Epidemiology, Baotou Central Hospital, and Ruike-Donghua Translational Medicine Center, Beijing. The theme of this meeting was suboptimal health status (SHS), a physical state between health and disease, which is characterized by: (1) the perception of health complaints, general weakness, and low energy within a period of 3 months and (2) a subclinical, reversible stage of chronic disease [1–3]. SHS is the prime time for preventive, predictive, and personalized medicine (PPPM) in terms of health intervention . Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) shows great advantages in the application of PPPM.