BEIJING, Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (the "Company" or "Concord Medical") (NYSE: CCM), operator of the largest network of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centers in China, today announced that it hosted the Twelfth Annual CCM Academic Conference in Beijing on December 3 and 4, 2011.
During the conference, doctors and researchers shared their clinical and academic experience in several subdivisions of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging. More than 300 medical experts participated in the conference, including representatives from the Chinese Society of Radiation Oncology, the Chinese Society of Nuclear Medicine, and distinguished radiation oncologists from overseas. Doctors and oncologists from each of Concord Medical's centers also participated in the conference.
Each year, the event is one of the largest oncology academic events held in China. The 2011 conference was the largest in Concord Medical's history, measured by both the number of participants and number of academic papers presented.
Professor Yexun Li, of the China Oncology Hospital and China Academy of Medical Sciences, who is also the President of the Chinese Society of Radiation Oncology, said, "The annual CCM Academic Conference has become the highlight event for the radiation oncology field in China, and is greatly helping to pave the way for the profession's further development. Our academic community has been very fortunate to collaborate with and receive support from Concord Medical Services.""Humanity is the foundation. Academic excellence is our pursuit," added Dr. Jianyu Yang, Chairman of the Board and CEO of the Company. "The annual Concord Medical conference provides both a platform to share clinical practice and academic research and a bridge to enhance collaboration within our own network and with radiation oncology leaders from around the world. "We are pleased to host of this very meaningful conference. We expect to continue to contribute to the advancement of the Chinese radiotherapy and diagnostic imagining industry, while also offering the very best medical services to patients in China." About Concord Medical Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited operates the largest network of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centers in China, measured by revenues and the number of centers in operation. As of September 30, 2011, the Company operated a network of 128 centers with 70 hospital partners that spanned 48 cities and 24 provinces and administrative regions in China. Under long-term arrangements with top-tier hospitals in China, Concord Medical provides radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging equipment and manages the daily operations of these centers, which are located on the premises of its hospital partners. The Company also provides ongoing training to doctors and other medical professionals in its network of centers to ensure a high level of clinical care for patients. For more information, please see http://ir.concordmedical.com. Safe harbor statement This news release may contain "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "intend," "may," "plan," "project," "predict," "should," and "will" and similar expressions. These forward looking statements are based upon management's current views and expectations with respect to future events and are not a guarantee of future performance. Furthermore, these statements are, by their nature, subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance and results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors. Such factors include the number of new radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centers opened; the increase in the number of patients in existing centers; the establishment of specialty cancer hospitals; changes in the healthcare industry in China, including changes in the healthcare policies and regulations of the PRC government; technological or therapeutic changes affecting the field of cancer treatment and diagnostic imaging; and possible effects on consumers and hospitals, hospital construction, and suppliers, as a result of inflation and the Chinese government's policies and actions to control inflation. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov. The Company does not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required by law. For more information, please contact: Concord Medical ServicesMr. Tony Tian (Chinese and English)+86 10 5957 5287 email@example.com Christensen Ms. Teal Willingham (English and Chinese)+86 131 2179 3446 firstname.lastname@example.org Ms. Kimberly Minarovich (English)+1 212 618 1978 email@example.com SOURCE Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited