The Chinese Medical Association (CMA) is a non- profit national academic organization in China. It is an important social force in the development of medical science and technology and a linkage between the government and the medical professionals. Established in 1915, the CMA now has 88 specialty societies and 677,000 members in China.
Major Functions of the CMA include:
1. developing domestic and international medical academic exchange activities;
2. discovering, recommending and cultivating medical talents;
3. editing and publishing 180 medical and popular science journals including print and electronic, books and over 2,000 audio-visual products;
4. carrying out continuing medical education projects and training specialists;
5. implementing medical project evaluation and review and as well as science and technology decision-making demonstration;
6. selecting and presenting awards for outstanding achievements in medical science and technology;
7. promoting transformation and practical application of medical research results;
8. disseminating medical and health knowledge for the general public;
9. organizing technical appraisement on medical malpractice and adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFI);
10. undertaking the functions and missions entrusted by the government, and relaying suggestions and requests from the medical professionals to the government.