Under the leadership of Prof. Rui-Juan Xiu and together with 40 prominent scientists, the Chinese Microcirculation Society (CSM) was established in August 1993 after a series of approvals by the China Association for Science and Technology, National Committee for Science and Technology, and was registered as a national first rank association by Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People's Republic of China. In the inauguration meeting in Tai'An in October 1993, the 60 members committee elected Prof. Rui-Juan Xiu, Council member of International Liaison Committee for Microcirculation, Chairman of Asian Union for Microcirculation, Vice President of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Director of the Institute of Microcirculation, Director of National Key Laboratory of Microcirculation, as the President of the Society. In the same year, the CMS joined the International Liaison Committee for Microcirculation and Asian Union for Microcirculation. The CMS possesses around 3000 members which consist of clinic doctors and basic science researchers from all over China.
Between 1994 and 2005, the CMS held a meeting every two years to disburse and share advances in microcirculation research, and to promote the cooperation and integration in multidisciplinary clinical areas. CMS members have attended and participated in the Asian Microcirculation Society in Bangkok, Thailand; Bandung, Indonesia; Manila, Philippines, and Tokyo, Japan. CMS has also participated in the World Congress for Microcirculation in Munich (1996), Sydney (2001) and Milwaukee (2007).
In the third representatives' meeting in Beijing in June 2007, via the nomination by Prof. Xiu, Prof. Zhan Qimin was elected as the new President. The society now consists of 85 councils and 26 standing councils. CMS has started publishing the 'Journal of Chinese Microcirculation' in 1993 and has established an office within the Institute of Microcirculation, CAMS & PUMC.
Under the recommendation and authority of the Asian Microcirculatory Society, CMS did host the 7th Asian Congress for Microcirculation in Tai'An, Shandong.
In September 6-8, 2013, Prof Jing-Yan Han, the President of ICM-PCMCAIM did organise the 13th Annual Conference of the Professional Committee for
Microcirculaion, Chinese Association of Integrative Medicine in Beijing, China.
Peking Union Medical
College (PUMC), one of the five CAMS affiliations, is among the most
selective medical colleges in China. The China Medica Board of the
Rockefeller Foundation in 1917 modeled the PUMC after Johns Hopkins
University School of Medicine following the recommendations of the
Flexner Report which set the foundation of modern Medical Education in
the United States. PUMC has always emphasized the highest medical
education with a relative small number of medical students each year.
Under the combined management system of CAMS and PUMC, medical students
have enjoyed the exceptional opportunity of education with the step-up
model starting with four year basic sciences education, four year
advanced medical sciences training with designated supervisors during
the whole eight school years. PUMC not only has nurtured many highly
trained physicians and scientists, but has also trained large numbers
of nursing staff in leadership positions throughout China. The graduate
education in PUMC started in 1954. For many years, PUMC has cultivated
enourmous excellent clinicians, medical students, medical educators,
nurses as well as management staff in different levels. CAMS/PUMC has
always played an important role in China's medical education and
research. For better integration with the world, PUMC has merged with
Tsinghua University in September 2006.
A project with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, titled "Medical Design and Clinical Application of Optical Protein Chips" was started in 2002. This project is supported by the "National Foundation of Knowledge Innovative Project" (KJCX1-SW-07). Owing to certain achievement of the ongoing research, a new grant is supported by the National Ministry of Science and Technology under the topic "Study on Technical Standardization of Protein Chips". The long-term successful collaborative research between this institute and Karolinska Institute, Sween was proved as an offical Sino-Swedish science and technology cooperative project. Scientific collaborative agreements with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) were also started in this institute.
Professor Rui-Juan Xiu, Director of the institute, is the founder and President of the Chinese Society of Microcirculation and the Asian Union for Microcirculation. She is member of the International Liaison Committee for Microcirculation and member of the Science-Technology Section in CPPCC. She was Vice President of CAMS and Vice Chancellor of PUMC from 1985 till 1993. She is a tutor of graduated and Ph.D. students. She is the General Editor of 'Chinese Journal of Microcirculation' and member of editorial boards for five international journals. She is awardee of the "Golden Pen" Award issued by the "National Medical Journal of China".
The institute had received the "National Award for Invention", "State Award for Science and Technology Progress", several awards for scientific achievements issued by the Ministry of Public Health, and 18 international academic awards.