Report on the International Symposium on Suboptimal Health Status, Inner Mongolia

Document Type



Family Medicine and Community Health


School of Medical Sciences




SHS study was supported by the grants from the National Projects of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China (2006AA02Z434, 2012BAI37B03)

National Natural Sciences Foundation of China (30800949, 1747853)

Australian National Health and Medical Research
Council (APP1112767)

Edith Cowan University Industry
Collaboration Scheme 2013 (G1001368), University Strategic Research Fund (2015–2016)

COACS was run by Rec Data Medical Science Foundation and Recovery Medical Science Foundation

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ARC Number : APP1112767


Wu, J., Ge, S., Pan, Y., Yu, X., Wang, W., Sun, K.,...Hu, J. (2016). Report on the International Symposium on Suboptimal Health Status, Inner Mongolia. Family Medicine and Community Health, 4(1), 55-56.


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 [4]. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) shows great advantages in the application of PPPM.



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