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  • 27 Mar 2017 8:49 AM | Xuanliang Dong

    The Education Workshop “Opportunities and Grant Applications at the NIH” was held during the 2017 ICMRS-ORS Membership meeting organized by Dr. Tingting Tang, the President Elect, in San Diego on March 20, 2017. The workshop started with two keynote speakers: Dr. Fei Wang, Program Director of the Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Program, Division of Musculoskeletal Diseases at NIAMS, NIH, and Dr. Yi-Xian Qin, Professor and Director of Orthopaedic Bioengineering Research Laboratory at Stony Brook University.


    Keynote speakers, Dr. Fei Wang and Dr. Yi-Xian Qin, and panelists, Dr Di Chen and Dr. Jeremy Mao, at the workshop.  From left to right: Dr. Yi-Xian Qin, Dr. Di Chen, Dr. Fei Wang, Dr. Jeremy Mao.

    Dr. Wang’s presentation titled “Initiatives of NIH and logistics for applications,” provided an overview of the NIH grant opportunities available for scientists at various stages of career development.  Dr. Qin’s presentation “Grant writing perspective” discussed how to choose an appropriate funding mechanism to apply to, and how to write a proposal with scientific rigor and to avoid potential fatal flaws. The slides from Dr. Fei Wang and Dr. Yi-Xian Qin are available to ICMRS members on the website.


    Panel discussion during the Education Workshop.

    The panel discussion was co-led by Dr. Wang, Dr. Qin, and panelists Dr. Di Chen, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Biochemistry at Rush University Medical Center, and Dr. Jeremy Mao, Professor of Dentistry and Director of the Center for Craniofacial Regeneration at Columbia University.  Dr. Chen and Dr. Mao shared some of their personal experiences and lessons regarding the strategy on applying for NIH grants.

    Dr. Rocky Tuan addressing a question raised by an ICMRS member.


    Dr. Shi-Qing Feng sharing his personal experience with the audience.


    Dr. Hongbin Lu giving her persepctive regarding grant applications and writing.

    Several ICMRS members in particular raised questions and joined the discussion with the panel, and other participants such as Dr. Rocky Tuan, University of Pittsburg, joined the discussion and shared their valuable insight.  The delegates from China, Dr. Shi-Qing Feng and Dr. Hongbin Lu also attended the meeting and shared their strong enthusiasm and personal experiences with the audience.  Many discussions continued after the meeting, with great feedback and suggestions on the workshop topic.

    The Education Committee would like to thank the speakers and panelists for their great contribution and outstanding work, the guidance from the ICMRS leadership, and the participation and support from the ICMRS members. 
  • 17 Nov 2016 2:13 PM | Anonymous

    CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

    WEBSTER JEE YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD

    2017 ICMRS-ORS MEMBERSHIP MEETING

    March 20th, 2017, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego

     

    Description

    The International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society (ICMRS) will hold its 2017 ICMRS-ORS Membership Meeting on Monday, March 20th, 2017 at San Diego. The meeting is organized to provide a forum for ICMRS members to exchange the information in frontiers of all musculoskeletal research, to bridge the knowledge gap between the scholars from different research fields, to promote young investigators in the field for successful career developments, and to share the successful experience in career development by senior researchers. To recognize the achievement of young ICMRS members, three Webster Jee Young Investigator Awards will be given at the meeting. The winners will be announced during the membership meeting and each awardee will receive an award certificate/plaque and a $500 check. All applicants are asked to attend the meeting because the award will only be given to the recipients who attend. Applicants may find details about ICMRS at http://www.icmrs.net. The program of 2017 ICMRS-ORS Membership Meeting will be announced soon.

    Eligibility

    l  Current ICMRS member (for registration: http://www.icmrs.net/user/register)

    l  First author of accepted ORS abstract for 2017 annual meeting

    l  Current graduate and/or medical student, post-doctor or equivalent, junior faculty  

    and professionals who received PhD or MD in less than 5 years

    l  Has not received the award previously

    l  Applicants are not required to be Chinese heritage

    Selection

    The accepted ICMRS abstract in both blind and un-blind formats should be submitted to the following e-mail address: icmrs@icmrs.net no later than January 9 (Monday), 2017. The attached documents should be smaller than 10 MB. All submitted abstracts will be peer reviewed in blind by a review panel appointed by the ICMRS Program Committee. The top scored abstracts will be selected as the winners. As a general rule, no more than one award will be given to the applicants from the same research laboratory/group.

    Meeting Information

    Time:              Monday, March 20th, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Location:        San Diego Convention CenterSan Diego

    Registration: Free for members

     

  • 28 Oct 2016 10:15 AM | Minyi Hu (Administrator)

    International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society (ICMRS) Workshop on "Advances in Multidisciplinary Basic and Clinical Research on Spinal Disorders" was held in Shanghai, China on October 23, 2016.  The workshop was one of the five sessions of the Annual Meeting of the Chinese Traditional Medicine Society Musculoskeletal Injuries.  The six keynote speakers and their lecture topics were - Dr. Peter Ma (马晓龙), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, "Regenerating nucleus pulposus of the intervertebral disc using biodegradable nanofibrous polymer scaffolds"; Dr. Lin Qin (秦岭), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, "Spinal disorders induced by osteoporosis and clinical treatment"; Dr. Yi-Xian Qin (钦逸仙), New York University, Stony Brook, "Biomechanical mechanism and finite element simulation"; Dr. Yong-Jun Wang (王拥军), Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, "Prolonged instability induces calcified hypertrophy in the endplate of lumbar"; Dr. Bin Li (李斌), Soochow University, "Biomaterials for spinal repair and regeneration" and Dr. Di Chen (陈棣), Rush University, "Beta-catenin is a key mediator in the development of spondyloarthritis." 

    The workshop was chaired by Dr. Herb Sun (
    孙慧斌), Chair of the ICMRS Education Committee.  The workshop emphasized the basic concepts while providing the attendees with up-to-date advances in the field.   The workshop turned out to be a truly exciting event.  Although the Chair extended the discussion time, due to active participation, the discussion proceeded beyond the tea break and lunch time.  As Dr. Qi Shi (施杞) from Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine said, "This workshop is a milestone that combines the treasures of traditional Chinese medicine with the cutting edge modern biomedical science and technology in the field."  Dr. Qingping Dong (董清平) from Hei-Long-Jiang Traditional Chinese Medical University made the following comment, "This was the most impressive symposium I ever attended. I hope this kind of Chinese traditional medicine and modern science communication and dialog will continue, and the workshop will be held again in the near future."  As Dr. James Wang (王惠聪), President of ICMRS, addressed in his opening remarks, education is one of the major missions of ICMRS. This workshop is the first of its kind, while many are on the way.  When the meeting concluded, Dr. Wang agreed with many of the meeting participants that the meeting accomplished its objective: "The workshop aims to promote scientific and professional excellence in the field of spine disorders.  The workshop will provide up-to-date, state-of-the-art science, and cutting edge research technology development in basic, translational, and clinical research."  The major contents of the workshop will be posted on the ICMRS website, which will be accessible to all ICMRS members.

    Group photo - Dr. James Wang, President of ICMRS, Dr. Yong-Jun Wang, acting president of the annual meeting (also keynote speaker), and keynote speakers and workshop faculty.

    Dr. James Wang delivering the opening remarks.

    Dr. Peter Ma delivering his keynote lecture.

    Dr. Ling Qin delivering his keynote lecture.

    Dr. Yi-Xian Qin delivering his keynote lecture

     

     

    Dr. Yong-Jun Wang delivering his keynote lecture.

     

    Dr. Bin Li delivering his keynote lecture.

     

    Dr. Di Chen delivering his keynote lecture.

    Dr. Herb Sun chairing the workshop.  Meeting in discussion.

     

     

    Audience at the workshop

     

    Workshop in discussion.

    Dr. Di Chen, Dr. Lian Ping Xing, and Dr. Yong-jun Wang - collaborators meeting at the workshop. 

     

  • 16 Oct 2016 9:41 AM | Anonymous

    Click here for the pdf version of this announcement

    Advances in Multidisciplinary Basic and Clinical Research in Spine Disorders

    Everbright Convention & Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China

    October 23, 2016

    Sunday, October 23, 2016

    Program

    Introduction and Acknowledgement: Dr. Herb Sun (孙慧斌)

    Welcoming remark: Dr. YongJun Wang (王拥军)

    Opening remarks: Dr. James HC. Wang (王惠聪), ICMRS President

    Presentations

    Chair: Dr. Herb Sun (孙慧斌)

    8:158:50am

    Regenerating nucleus pulposus of the intervertebral disc using biodegradable nanofibrous polymer scaffolds.

    Peter Ma (马晓龙), PhD University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

    8:509:25am

    Spinal disorders induced by osteoporosis and clinical treatment.

    Ling Qin(秦岭), PhD
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong Hong Kong, China

    9:2510:00am

    Biomechanical mechanism and finite element simulation.

    YiXian Qin (钦逸仙), PhD Stony Brook University Stony Brook, New York, USA

    10:00am10:15am

    <Tea break>

    10:1510:50am

    Lower back pain and clinical consequences.

    YongJun Wang (王拥军), MD, PhD
    Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Shanghai, China

    10:5011:25am

    Biomaterials for spinal repair and regeneration.

    Bin Li (李斌), PhD Soochow University Suzhou, Jiangsu, China

    11:2512:00pm

    Betacatenin is a Key Mediator in the Development of Spondyloarthritis.

    Di Chen (陈棣), MD, PhD Rush University
    Chicago, Illinois, USA

    Organizing committee: Dr. YiXian Qin (钦逸仙)
    Dr. Yongjun Wang (
    王拥军)

    Dr. Tingting Tang (汤亭亭) Dr. Bin Li (李斌)
    Dr. Herb Sun (
    孙慧斌, Chair)

    Meeting coordinators: Dr. Hao Xu (徐浩) Dr. Sheng Lu (卢盛)

    Dr. YueLi Sun (孙悦礼) Dr. XueJun Cui (崔学军) Dr. Bin Li (李斌)

    主办单位:国际华人骨研学会 协办单位:上海中医药大学附属龙华医院 上海中医药研究院脊柱病研究所


  • 07 Oct 2016 1:17 PM | Anonymous

    17-21 June 2017, Brisbane, Australia.
    Combined meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society (ANZBMS) and the International Federation of Musculoskeletal Research Societies (IFMRS), in conjunction with the Japanese Society for Bone and Mineral Research (JSBMR).
    ABSTRACT SUBMISSION AND REGISTRATION NOW OPEN – ICMRS members are entitled to a reduced registration fee and also have access to various awards and grants
    Further details at http://anzbms-ifmrs.org/ 

  • 19 Sep 2016 11:51 AM | Xuanliang Dong

    The annual ICMRS-ASBMR Membership Meeting was held in Atlanta on September 16, 2016. Dr. Ling Qin, the Membership Committee Chair, presided over the meeting. She started by thanking Dr. Tingting Tang, the chair of program committee for his leadership in the preparation of this meeting, and Dr. Neil Dong for an excellent job in putting together this meeting. Dr. James Wang, the President of ICMRS, gave a presidential report on the state of ICMRS and the society’s progresses in the last one year under his leadership. He stated that his team has achieved the initially set goals, thanks to the hard work from the ICMRS Executive Committee. In particular, he announced that a fully functional ICMRS website is in place now. This website has all-in-one solution, including website management, membership management, e-mail announcement, online payment and event registration. ICMRS membership has been reformed, and now there are more than 370 active members, including 129 student members, 159 regular members, and 82 life-time members. The membership continues to grow. Additionally, ICMRS has set up a mentor program, so far with 12 senior ICMRS life time members signed in to be mentors. Education Committee led by Chair Dr. Herb Sun has been very active in organizing various workshops for members, including the one on career development in the membership meeting, and one more is being planned on Advances in Multidisciplinary Basic and Clinical Research on Spinal Disorders in October this year. The China Development Committee, chaired by Dr. Bin Li, has expanded three new China Collaborative Centers in this year. For a more detailed report slides, please click here.

    As a tradition, the membership meeting was highlighted by the Webster Jee Young Investigator Awards. The winners in this meeting are Wanqing Xie from Rush University, Min Jin from Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry, and Yanzhi Liu from University of Nebraska Medical Center and Guangdong Medical University. The three awardees were presented with an award plaque, and a cash prize of $500 each.

    More than 70 active ICMRS members and scientists attended the meeting. The following is the photo gallery from this meeting.










  • 14 Jun 2016 11:54 AM | Anonymous

    WEBSTER JEE YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD

    2016 ICMRS-ASBMR MEMBERSHIP MEETING

    September 16th, 2016, Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center, Atlanta

    Description

    The International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society (ICMRS) will hold its 2016 ICMRS-ASBMR Membership Meeting on Friday, September 16th, 2016 at the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta. The meeting is organized to provide a forum for ICMRS members to exchange information from all musculoskeletal research frontiers, to bridge the knowledge gap between the scholars from different research fields, to promote young investigators in the field toward successful career development, and to promote sharing the success stories of senior researchers toward career development. To recognize the achievement of young ICMRS members, three Webster Jee Young Investigator Awards will be given at the meeting. The winners will be announced during the membership meeting and each awardee will receive an award certificate/plaque and a $500 check. All applicants are asked to attend the meeting because the award will be given only to the recipients who attend. Applicants may find details about ICMRS at http://www.icmrs.net. The 2016 ICMRS-ASBMR Membership Meeting program will be announced soon.

    Eligibility

    l  Current ICMRS member (for registration: http://www.icmrs.net/user/register)

    l  First author of accepted ASBMRabstract for 2016 annual meeting

    l  Current graduate and/or medical student, post-doc or equivalent, junior faculty  

    and professionals who received PhD or MD in less than 5 years

    l  Has not received the award previously

    l  Applicants are not required to have Chinese heritage

    Selection

    Accepted ICMRS abstracts should be sent in blind (without author names and affiliations) and un-blind formats as e-mail attachments to icmrs@icmrs.net no later than August 1 (Monday), 2016. The attached documents should be smaller than 10 MB. All submitted blind abstracts will be peer reviewed by a review panel appointed by the ICMRS Program Committee. The first three abstracts with top scores will be selected as the winners. As a general rule, no more than one award will be given to applicants from the same research laboratory/group.

    Meeting Information

    Time:              Friday, September 16th, 2016, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Location:        Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center, Atlanta

    Registration: Free for members 



  • 31 May 2016 9:48 AM | Xuanliang Dong

    Recently, the Shanghai Bone Tumor Institute (SBTI) was approved as a collaborating center by ICMRS and on May 13, 2016, the SBTI-ICMRS Collaborating Center for Bone Tumor Research was officially established in Shanghai. Dr. James Wang, ICMRS President, Dr. Tingting Tang, ICMRS President-Elect, and Dr. Bin Li, Chair of China Development Committee, were present at the ceremony. Dr. Wang delivered an opening remark.


    Briefly, on behalf of ICMRS, Dr. Wang expressed his pride and honor in establishing the SBTI-ICMRS Collaborative Research Center. He commended the SBTI leadership for putting together a successful center application, and appreciated their interest in working with ICMRS to promote bone tumor research. Dr. Wang reiterated that ICMRS will do its part in helping SBTI in preparing and submitting manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals with high impact, in preparing grant applications and also explore joint grant application options. He assured that ICMRS will also support local educational activities, such as workshops and conferences, and provide platforms to train center staff members in ICMRS member institutions overseas.


    SBTI was founded in 2013 and is directed by Dr. Zhendong Cai. SBTI is a relatively young institution and aims to develop a strong research program in bone cancer biomarker, genome sequencing and related areas. It is anticipated that building on the strong ties with ICMRS, the SBTI-ICMRS Collaborating Center will soon grow into a leading center in clinical and basic research in bone tumor in China.

    To date, there are 21 Centers collaborating with ICMRS at China.
  • 15 Apr 2016 1:11 PM | Anonymous


    This annual distinguished service award is dedicated to recognizing and honoring an individual who has made lasting significant contributions to the International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society (ICMRS).

    Award application and selection procedures:

    1. The Award Nomination Committee, consisting of ICMRS Executive Committee Members, nominates individuals for the Award. Dr. Yi-Xian Qin serves as the Chair of the Nomination Committee. 
    2. Nominees must be ICMRS members in good standing.
    3. Nominees should submit the application form, curriculum vitae, resume or a short bio, and up to 3 letter(s) of support.
    4. The Awards Committee, consisting of previous awardees, past Presidents and Board of DirectorsChairs, will critically evaluate the applicant’ records and submit a ranked order list of top nominees to the ICMRS Executive Committee, who will decide the semi-finalists. The President and the Board of Directors Chair will select the awardees.

    The award will be in the form of a plaque.

    All documents can be sent to ICMRS (icmrs@icmrs.net) via email. The submission deadline is August 1, 2016.


  • 13 Apr 2016 11:41 AM | Anonymous

    As you may be aware, the 2016 International Combined Meeting of Orthopaedic Research Societies will be held at Xi'an, China from September 21-25. For detailed meeting information, please see the meeting website at http://www.2016icors.org/en/.

    ICMRS is proud to be one of the participating societies in this meeting. To encourage our junior ICMRS members to attend the meeting, ICMRS will provide 2 individual Travel Awards, each worth $400.

    To be eligible, an applicant must be an active ICMRS student member and should present his/her research findings in the 2016-ICORS meeting, preferably in a podium format.

    To apply for the Travel Awards, please send your contact and affiliation information along with a copy of the accepted abstract to Dr. Herb Sun at herb.sun@einstein.yu.edu.


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