From October 10 to 11, the First China-Germany Symposium on Personalized Medicine was held successfully in Xi’an. It was co-hosted by the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS), and German Academy of Sciences (GAS), and undertaken by CAMS. A total of 25 representatives including 10 German academicians and 12 Chinese academicians attended the symposium. CAMS’s President Xuetao Cao and GAS’s Academicians Mueller-Hermelink as co-chairmen jointly presided over the opening ceremony. Academician Daiming Fan, CAE’s Vice President, addressed the ceremony on behalf of the Chinese side, and Academician Baerbel Friedrich, GAS's Vice President, made a speech on behalf of the German side and systematically introduced the history and status quo of GAS.