Professor Lu Aiping’s dedication to the promotion of Chinese medicine standardisation is once again recognised with two academic awards for his outstanding contribution


呂愛平教授在推動中醫藥標準化方面作出卓越貢獻,為他贏得兩個學術獎項

Date: 22 Feb 2016 (Monday)

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Professor Lu Aiping honoured with two academic awards for Chinese medicine standardisation

呂愛平教授榮獲兩項有關中醫藥標準化的學術獎項

Professor Lu Aiping, Dean of the School of Chinese Medicine was recently presented with the “Li Shizhen Innovation Award 2015” by the China Association of Chinese Medicine and the “Scientific and Technology Progress Award 2015” by the Chinese Association of Integrative Medicine respectively for his outstanding contribution to two Chinese medicine standardisation projects.
 
The “Li Shizhen Innovation Award” is in recognition of Professor Lu’s important contribution to the research and formulation of “Coding rules for Chinese medicines and their codes”, a set of national standards that has resulted in the unification of species, names and specifications of Chinese medicines. The implementation of the national standards, that took effect on 1 December 2015, helps promote the standardisation of Chinese medicines, strengthen the government’s regulation of the Chinese medicines market and enhance the safety and effectiveness of medicines for the benefit of the public.
 
Professor Lu also won the Science and Technology Progress Award from the Chinese Association of Integrative Medicine for his research team’s accomplishment in promoting Chinese medicine clinical standardisation achieved through the formulation of Chinese medicine clinical practice guidelines and the carrying out of evaluation studies in Mainland China. Commissioned by the Hospital Authority of Hong Kong, his team has also completed the drafting of a set of Chinese medicine clinical practice guidelines for three common diseases in Hong Kong, namely stroke, insomnia and chronic gastritis. The guidelines were drafted by adapting the clinical practice guidelines used on the Mainland on the basis of Chinese medicine practices in Hong Kong with a view to fostering the standardisation of Chinese medicine diagnosis.

中醫藥學院院長呂愛平教授最近分別獲中華中醫藥學會頒發「2015年度李時珍醫藥創新獎」,以及獲中國中西醫結合學會頒發「2015年度科學技術獎」,以表彰呂教授在兩項有關中醫藥標準化研究項目上的卓越貢獻。
 
「李時珍醫藥創新獎」是嘉許呂教授參與的《中藥編碼規則及編碼》國家標準的研究與制定工作。該項目實現了中藥品種、名稱與規格的統一,並已於2015年12月1日實施,有效推動中醫藥標準化,加強政府對中醫藥市場的監督和管理,以及保障公眾用藥安全有效。
 
另一方面,呂教授率領團隊在內地進行的中醫臨床實踐指南制定與評價研究,有效促進中醫臨床規範化,因而獲得中國中西醫結合學會科學技術獎。研究團隊並完成香港醫院管理局的委託,在內地的中醫臨床實踐指南基礎上,因應香港中醫診療環境而作出適用性轉化,對中風、失眠、慢性胃炎等三種香港常見疾病,制定本地適用的中醫臨床實踐指南。