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Call for abstracts: The 3rd International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Conference (ICMRC-2017), August 17-20, 2017, Shihezi, Xinjiang, CHINA

05 Jun 2017 6:31 PM | Anonymous

The International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society (ICMRS) cordially invites you to submit abstracts to the 3rd International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Conference (第三届国际华人骨科研究大会, ICMRC-2017), which will be held in Shihezi, Xinjiang, China on August 17-20, 2017. ICMRC-2017 is jointly organized by ICMRS and Shihezi University. It will also be held in conjunction with the 5th International Biomedical Forum of West China (第五届西部生物医学国际论坛). The theme of this conference is to “Enhance basic research, promote scientific and technological innovation, and serve The Belt and Road”.

In addition to the presentations by distinguished ICMRS representatives, we are happy that eight world renowned scholars have confirmed to attend ICMRC-2017 and deliver plenary lectures as follows.

Prof. Anne-Marie Malfait, Rush University       

Title: Neurobiology of joint pain in osteoarthritis

Prof. Regis O'Keefe, Washington University in St. Louis

Title: TBD

Prof. Henry Kronenberg, Massachusetts General Hospital

Title: PTH receptor signaling in osteolineage cells and growth cartilage

Prof. Mone Zaidi, Mount Sinai Hospital

Title: Treating osteoporosis and obesity with a single agent

Prof. Jonny Huard, University of Texas

Title: Depletion of adult stem cells during aging and disease: implication for stem cell therapy

Prof. Stuart Goodman, Stanford University      

Title: Repair of bone defects in the 21st century: Is it as easy as it seems?

Prof. Rocky Tuan, University of Pittsburgh     

Title: Adult stem cell, tissue-specific extracellular matrix, and biomimetic scaffold for skeletal tissue engineering and regeneration: repair, restore, and re-create

Prof. Nicola Partridge, New York University

Title: Parathyroid hormone signaling to the nucleus and comparison to the new osteoanabolic, Abaloparatide

The conference welcomes abstracts from the following themes.

     - New Perspectives in Musculoskeletal Research

     - New Insights in Osteoporosis

     - Advances in Joint Biology

     - Advances in Tissue Regeneration       

     - Musculoskeletal Stem Cells

     - Targeting Osteoporosis

     - Musculosketal Tissue Regeneration

     - Heterotopic Ossification

     - Orthopaedic Biomechanics and Mechanobiology

     - Orthopaedic Biomaterials and Implants

     - Translational Medicine

     - Metabolic Bone Diseases

     - Spine Fractures and Innovative Therapies

     - Bone Tumors and Rare Bone Diseases

Please prepare your abstract using the enclosed template. The Scientific Committee of ICMRC-2017 will select oral/poster presentations from submitted abstracts on a merit basis. Please indicate whether the presenting author is willing to give an oral presentation (preferably in English) if the abstract is selected. A number of awards (1st prize, 1; 2nd prize, 3; 3rd prize, 6) will be presented to the most outstanding presentations and the presenting author should be at the meeting to accept these awards.

Abstract submission is open now. The submission deadline is June 20, 2017.  Notification of acceptance will be sent to the corresponding author on July 15, 2017. Please follow the abstract template and submit your abstracts to icmrs2017@sina.com

For more information, please visit the ICMRC-2017 website:

http://www.icmrs2017-shz.cn/

We look forward to seeing you in Shihezi soon.

Sincerely,

Conference chairs:

Prof. James H-C. Wang, President of ICMRS, University of Pittsburgh

Prof. Xu Cao, Immediate Past President of ICMRS, Johns Hopkins University

Prof. Jianxin Xie, Dean, School of Medicine, Shihezi University

Prof. Chenhui Shi, President, The First Affiliated Hospital of Shihezi University

Chairs of academic committee:

Prof. Ling Qin, University of Pennsylvania

Prof. Cunyu Wang, University of California, Los Angeles

Prof. Regis O'Keeffe, Washington University

Prof. X. Edward Guo, Columbia University

Chairs of organizing committee:

Prof. Youhui Chen, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Prof. Xinyu Peng, School of Medicine, Shihezi University

Prof. Tingting Tang, Ninth People‘s Hospital of Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Prof. Li Cao, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University

Executive chairs:

Prof. Yi-Xian Qin, Stony Brook University

Prof. Bin Li, Soochow University

Prof. Mingxia Jing, School of Medicine, Shihezi University

Prof. Weishan Wang, The First Affiliated Hospital of Shihezi University

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