Gong Mengchun, M.D.
National Rare Disease Registry System of China, China
Graduated from Peking Union Medical College with a Medical Doctor degree in 2011, Dr. Gong Mengchun entered PUMC Hospital and accomplished the internal residency training, during which period he also worked in University of California, San Francisco as a visiting scholar. From 2016, He took the position of the Executive Director of the National Rare Diseases Registry System of China and started to lead the team, composed of over 20 medical institutes in China, to build this nation-wide patient registry system for more than 50 kinds of rare diseases, aiming to recruit over 50, 000 cases in 5 years. Dr. Gong also hold the position of Medical Informatics Consultant for the Translational Medicine Center of Fudan University, Children’s Hospital, which is ranked as the National Center for Children’s Care of China and is one of the leading institutes to provide medical genetics consultancy service to inherited diseases. The major research area of Dr. Gong is medical informatics, covering the directions of ontologies/terminologies, clinical natural language processing, phenotyping based on EMR, integration of phenome and biological omics data and the further data mining. From 2017, Dr. Gong started his standing as one of the seven directors in the management board of SNOMED International, which is the leading clinical terminology organization worldwide.