The Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences and the State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine of the University of Macau (UM) jointly held the 1st International Symposium on Chinese Medicine and Natural Products and the 1st International Symposium on Pharmaceutical Sciences from 26 October to 28 October. More than 300 experts, researchers, and students from Australia, South Korea, Singapore, mainland China, Macao, and Hong Kong attended the symposium. Speaking at the event, Ge Wei, vice rector of UM, said that UM has attached great importance to the research and development of Chinese medicine and has made good progress in the industrialisation of Chinese medicine, adding that the university will continue to promote international cooperation in the field. The symposium featured a series of 31 talks on cutting-edge research and innovative technologies in Chinese medicine, natural products, and pharmaceutical sciences, covering topics such as novel technologies for ensuring the quality of traditional Chinese medicine, molecular targets for immunotherapy, progress in clinical research and drug regulation, frontiers in drug discovery, innovations in pharmaceutical products and drug delivery, and the Outstanding Scientific Publication Forum. Shao Feng, member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, was the keynote speaker of the symposium and gave a talk on his research on pyroptosis over the years. In addition, 10 postgraduate students who participated in the symposium were awarded the SLB Trainee Outstanding Research Award sponsored by the Society for Leukocyte Biology.