In 2004, we co-hosted the first International Integrated Medicine Conference with Zhejiang Chinese Medical University. Five Branches specialists in both TCM and Western medicine, eminent doctors from Stanford and the University of California San Francisco, along with medical professionals from Europe traveled to Hangzhou, China for this ground-breaking event.
Also in 2004, we partnered with the Director of the Center for Education in Family and Community Medicine at Stanford University to organize a series of seminars on modern hospital administration. The seminars were presented to leading hospital administrators in Foshan, Chongqing and Shantou, China.
Five Branches created two specialized medical centers in 2008: a Diabetes Center with Dr. Gan Ma of the Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, and a Head Acupuncture Institute with Dr. Shunfa Jiao, the developer of Head Acupuncture in China. In 2012, in partnership with Dr. Shi Xuemin, we inaugurated a Stroke and Rehabilitation Center at both of our campuses in Santa Cruz and San Jose, California.
In 2018, we co-hosted our second international event, The 10th World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies Conference in Santa Clara, California, with 800 participants from around the world.