Obstetrics and Gynaecology in China

25 Mar - 2 Apr 2018
  • Medical & Professional Tours
+ Optional extension: Yangshuo

About the tour

This tour, which is supported by the RCOG, examines the developments in obstetrics, gynaecology and fertility in China. China is facing new challenges to its medical and healthcare infrastructure as a result of its economic development and a rapidly changing society. This tour will look at obstetrics, fertility and gynaecology in China within the social context of changes in the one child policy and an ageing population, where reduced family and social support are leading to new challenges. 

The tour will look at both the big cities and rural areas and examines how Western therapies are incorporated with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TCM, diet, exercise, environment and Western medical techniques all play a significant role.

A superb cultural programme takes you well off the beaten track to offer an insider’s view of China.  Visit the great sites of the Great Wall, the Forbidden Palace and the Terracotta Warriors, as well as more unusual visits. There are walking tours in old Shanghai and the historic hutongs of Beijing, as well as visits to the Shanghai Museum, classic gardens, a lake cruise in Hangzhou and a night market in Xian.    

The tour is designed to give participants a fascinating insight into China by looking at its society, its history and its approach to medicine, as well as its contemporary culture. Partners are very welcome.

Your tour leader

Picture of JBT tour leader, Professor Keith Edmonds

Professor Keith Edmonds

Keith Edmonds is a retired consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist and adjunct professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at Imperial College in London. 

His clinical practice was at Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital, which became part of Imperial College Healthcare. He was the clinical program director for women and children’s services for 20 years and was a member of the management board of ICHT.  

His special interest was in paediatric and adolescent gynaecology and he is extensively published in this area of expertise. He has published a number of books and has been editor of Dewhurst’s Postgraduate Obstetrics and Gynaecology for the past 20 years. 

He is currently a non-executive director of NHS Resolution, the government body responsible for all legal claims against the NHS. He has lectured internationally in many countries worldwide and has travelled extensively. 

Professor Edmonds was a participant on a previous Jon Baines tour to China. 

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Itinerary at a glance

  • 25 Mar (Sun) Beijing: Arrive Beijing and transfer to the Holiday Inn Temple of Heaven.  Take a walking tour of Beijing’s hutongs (old neighbourhoods) including a community paediatric clinic. Welcome dinner
  • 26 Mar (Mon) Beijing: Visit The An-Tai Private Obstetrics and Gynaecology Hospital. Visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Optional visit to the Beijing Acrobats
  • 27 Mar (Tues) Beijing: Visit the Great Wall. Visit the Summer Palace.Peking roast duck dinner
  • 28 Mar (Wed) Beijing / Xian: Train to Xian and transfer to the hotel. Visit the medieval city walls and the Muslim quarter. Visit the night market
  • 29 Mar (Thurs) Xian: Optional early morning tai chi. Return to hotel for breakfast. Visit the Terracotta Warriors. Visit Xi’an Hospital of Chinese Medicine. Optional visit to Tang Dynasty theatre
  • 30 Mar(Fri) Xian / Hangzhou: Take an early flight to Hangzhou. Visit Hangzhou Women’s Hospital and their Normal Birth Unit
  • 31 Mar (Sat) Hangzhou / Shanghai: Cruise on the West Lake and visit the teahouses and temples. Drive to Shanghai. In the evening take a walking tour along the Bund to see the illuminated Bund and Pudong
  • 1 April (Sun) Shanghai: Visit the Shanghai Museum. Walking tour exploring Old Shanghai visiting the Nanking Road, the Bund and the French Concession and Tian Zi Fang. Farewell dinner
  • 2 April (Mon) Shanghai: Depart for flight home or take extension


  • 2 April (Mon) Shanghai / Guilin: Fly from Shanghai to Guilin. Visit a local gallery
  • 3 April (Tues) Guilin / Yangshuo: Scenic cruise along the Li River to Yangshuo. Visit a rural maternity hospital and examine baby massage and see water therapy. Option to attned the spectacular son et lumière show
  • 4 April (Wed)  Yangshuo: Cycle (or buggy) ride through local villages. Meet with a village health worker (‘barefoot doctor’) at village clinic. At leisure. Optional cookery class at Cloud 9. Dinner at Cloud 9
  • 5 April (Thurs) Yangshuo / Shanghai:  Drive to Guilin for onward flights to Shanghai

Tour cost

Ground only cost: US $2,842 pp sharing