Beijing Healthcare Forum Meets Jan 28th

The newish Beijing Healthcare Forum announces their next meeting, tomorrow night the 28th at Luce. This next meeting’s speaker will be Prof. William (Bill) Valentino, a recognized expert on sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Here’s the lowdown:

Our next Beijing Healthcare Forum will be Thursday, January 28th.  It will continue to be at Luce Restaurant. 今晚(1月07号)会议的地点是Luce餐馆, 从鼓楼大街地铁站往南走300米, which is 300m south of the Gulou subway station on the east side of the street.  This week’s presentation will be in English.  这次演讲人要用英文讲话。We will have participant translators available for English speakers.

Meeting Details 会议的细节:

Language: English
Date: Thursday, January 28th
Time: 8:00PM (Discussion starts promptly at 8:45PM.)
Where: Luce Restaurant
Address: 138 Jiugulou Dajie, Dongcheng District, Beijing (The building is bright red; See attached map)北京市东城区旧鼓楼大街138号 (房子是红色的; 请看附件内的地图)
Ph #: 8402.4417

This next meeting’s speaker will be Prof. William (Bill) Valentino 演讲人简介:

Bill is a recognized expert on sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). His work and research are focused mainly on China and include collaborations domestically as wells as internationally with key figures in a range of sectors at the forefront of these topics.

Bill is a hands-on practitioner of CSR.  He is currently Bayer’s VP of CSR in China. He specializes in developing CSR and sustainability strategies and programs in both the social (including healthcare) and environmental sectors backed by business and strategic plans to implement them.

Since 2006 he has been an Adjunct Professor at Tsinghua University, teaching in the School of Journalism at the Center for International Communications. He is a leading researcher, analyst and writer on CSR and Sustainable Development, contributing to many Chinese as well as international conferences, publications and journals.

A longstanding advocate for businesses combating HIV/AIDS, Bill facilitated the start-up of the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS in China in 2004 and serves as a Board Member of the NGOs AIDS Care China since 2006 and Positive Art since 2004.

In 2004 he co-founded the Tsinghua-Bayer Public Health and HIV/AIDS Media Studies Program and is the Co-director of the program. In 2009 he expanded the program at Tsinghua to create the Tsinghua-Bayer Institute for Public Health to focus on health literacy which trains the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. Through awareness building and training of the media in China (print, broadcast, Internet, new-media) the program aims to raise the competency and effectiveness of the healthcare media to achieve widespread heath literacy among the Chinese public.

In 2007 Bill was selected by the WHO, Chinese Ministry of Health and the Chinese CDC to join a four-person MoH delegation to the USA and Canada. As a WHO Fellow, the study tour focused on daily health care reporting and crisis communications.

In June 2006 Bill received a part-scholarship from the Harvard School of Public Health to participate and learn in an intensive course in “Health and Human Rights”. This was at the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University.

Bill holds a MBA from Thunderbird, School of Global Management in Arizona and a Masters degree in Instructional Technology and Media from Columbia University, New York. He is also a ’08 alumnus of the Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program (ELP), at the Center for Sustainable Resource Development of the College of Natural Resources, University of California, Berkeley.

We encourage everyone to take advantage of Prof. Valentino’s expertise and invite your friends! Thanks and please let us know if you have any questions.

Jared and Ray

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