Rongchang Chen is now a professor and the Director of Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Diseases. Meanwhile, he assumes the positions of General Secretary and Vice President, Chinese Thoracic Society, and Chairman of Respiratory Society of Guangdong Province Medical Association, Member of GOLD Director Board, Fellow of American College of Chest Physician (Governor of China Representatives), co-Chairman of 2nd congress of International Coalition of COPD (ICC) 2011 and deputy editor-in-chief of Journal of Thoracic Disease. He is also an associated editor of Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiration, International Journal of Respiratory Disease, Chinese Version of Chest and Clinical Respiratory Journal.