Introduction of the Chinese Association of Pathophysiology
The Chinese Association of Pathophysiology (CAP) is a nationwide and academic organization of Chinese Pathophysiology science workers. The aim of CAP is to hold scholars of Pathophysiology and other related subjects together, to promote the development of pathophysiological teaching and scientific research, to strengthen the relationship between basic and clinic medicine, and to promote the academic communication among internal and international scientific societies.
Founded in 1950s, CAP is not only an integrative marginal science, which has close relationship with several subjects of basic medicine, but a bridge connects basic and clinic medicine. The first Chinese Pathophysiology academic meeting was held in Shanghai of September 1961, which gave birth to CAP as the subsociety of Chinese Association of Physiology. In 1985, after many years’ hard work, CAP was at last permitted as a member of Chinese Association for Science and Technology, the first grade association under the leadship of Chinese Association for Science and Technology.
The CAP currently has 2680 members and fifteen subsocieties that conduct special scientific research and clinical activities. The general assembly of CAP is held every five years. The subsociaty holds nationwide symposia and workshops to communicate the development efforts of scientific research every two or three years. In recent five years, a total of 8-10 academic conferences were held in every year with about 1000 participants and about 1100 papers were presented and discussed at the conferences.
The CAP has published three scientific journals, named as Chinese Journal of Pathophysiology, Chinese Journal of Arteriosclerosis and Journal of Experimental Hematology. The total annual circulation of these magazines is 31400 with more than 580 papers published. The CAP plays an important role in the scientific communication and development of Pathophysiology.
The CAP is always active in international communication. As a founding member of International Society of Pathophysiology, it did a lot at the beginning of the foundation and joined it in 1993 as united members. The subsocieties of Pathophysiology has also joined many international societies such as the International cardiac research, the International league of shock, the International association of arteriosclerosis and the emergency medical society of West Pacific Ocean.