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  • 19 Sep 2016 11:51 AM | Xuanliang Dong (Administrator)

    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 (Administrator)

    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.


  • 24 Mar 2016 2:33 PM | Minyi Hu (Administrator)

    The 2016 annual ICMRS-ORS Membership Meeting was held at Orlando on March 5th, 2016. More than 120 ICMRS members and invited guests attended the meeting. After a special dinner and socializing event, the meeting was kick started with welcome remarks by Dr. Tingting Tang, Chair of Program Committee and President-Elect. This was followed by a speech from the President, Dr. James Wang. He detailed the latest developments in ICMRS, especially the transformation of ICMRS to a paid-membership society. Dr. Linda J. Sandell, from the Washington University in St. Louis, and the current Editor in Chief of the Journal of Orthopaedic Research, then delivered the keynote address entitled “Genetics of Cartilage Repair and Osteoarthritis”.

    A major event in the meeting was the announcement of three winners of the Webster Jee Young Investigator Awards. Shao-wei Wang from the Medical School of Brown University, Huan-xiong Chen from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Wei Tong from University of Pennsylvania each received an award plaque and a $300 check. The award ceremony was followed by an introduction to ICOBR, 2016 by Dr. Yi-xian Qin, an ICMRS Board of Director, and an introduction to the Journal of Orthopaedic Translation by Dr. Lin Qin, the Chief Editor of this journal. The President of CORS, Dr. Zhuo-jing Luo, an invited attendee of this meeting introduced the 2016 ICORS meeting in Xian.

    For more information about the conference, please visit the ICMRS website. Please see the photo gallery from the meeting.

     

     

  • 14 Mar 2016 12:37 PM | Minyi Hu (Administrator)

    The 2016 ICORS meeting, organized by the International Combined Orthopaedic Research Societies, will take place at Xi'an, China on September 21-25.

    Meeting website:  http://www.2016icors.org/

    Abstract submission deadline: March 31, 2016

    Deadline of early birds for registration: July 31, 2016

    Please click on the picture below to see the full announcement. 

     

    Please click the picture below to watch the welcome video.


  • 07 Mar 2016 8:25 AM | Anonymous

    Dr. Fei Wang has presented some funding opportunities from NIAMS/NIH at the ICMRS-ORS Membership Meeting in Orlando, FL on March 5, 2016.

    NIAMS PAs on Accelerating Research on Intervertebral Disc, R01 (PA-16-097) and R21 (PA-16-096)

    NIAMS RFAs on Mechanistic Ancillary Studies to Ongoing Interventional Clinical Trials, R01 (RFA-AR-17-003) and R21 (RFA-AR-17-004)

    NIAMS SBIR RFA Building Complex 3-Dimensional in Vitro Human Musculoskeletal and Skin Tissue Models, R43 (RFA-AR-17-005)

    NCATS Chip 2.0 – Disease Modeling Program in FY 2017 (Check out http://www.ncats.nih.gov/tissuechip for details and future RFAs)

    Please click here for her presentation.

      

  • 26 Jan 2016 8:51 AM | Anonymous

    Dr. Linda Sandell is the keynote speaker of 2016 ICMRS-ORS membership meeting at Orlando, Florida

    Genetics of Cartilage Repair and Osteoarthritis


    Dr. Linda Sandell,  Washington University


    8:00 PM, Saturday, March 5, 2016
    Durango 1-2, Disney’s Coronado Springs Convention Center

    JOIN US TODAY!

    Dr. Linda Sandell is the Mildred B. Simon Professor and Co-Director to the Center for Musculoskeletal Research at Washington University in St. Louis.  She has been a leader in the field of orthopaedic research, pioneering the use of molecular biologic techniques, protein biochemistry, large screening technologies, microscopy and computational biology to study cell responses to cartilage cell injury and the regulation of gene expression in connective tissues.

    Dr. Sandell received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Denver University, her Ph.D. in biochemistry at Northwestern University, and postdoctoral work in molecular biology at the University of Chicago.  Dr. Sandell was a faculty member at Rush Medical College in Chicago from 1982 to 1987, and at the University of Washington in Seattle from 1987 to 1997 when she moved to Washington University.  Dr. Sandell has authored more than 200 publications, in addition to three books and seven patents. She has provided extensive leadership in the orthopaedic research field having chaired three Gordon Conferences and numerous other conferences including co-founding the Cartilage Gordon Conference. She has been President of the Orthopaedic Research Society (2000), the Histochemical Society (2005-2007) and the Society for Matrix Biology (2006-2008).  In 2010, she received the Women’s Leadership Award from the Orthopaedic Research Society and, in 2015,the Alfred E. Shands, MD. Award from the ORS. She is Past President of the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (2010- 2013).

    How can you get there?
    Meeting Address:
    Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

    1000 West Buena Vista Drive
    Lake Buena Vista, FL2830-8403


  • 16 Dec 2015 4:32 PM | Anonymous

    CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

    WEBSTER JEE YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD

    2016 ICMRS-ORS MEMBERSHIP MEETING

    March 5th, 2016, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Orlando

    Description

    The International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society (ICMRS) will hold its 2016 ICMRS-ORS Membership Meeting on Saturday, March 5th, 2016at Orlando. 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 $300 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 2016 ICMRS-ASBMR Membership Meeting will be announced soon.

    Eligibility

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

    2)    First author of accepted ORS abstract for 2016 annual meeting

    3)    Current graduate and/or medical student; Post-doc or equivalent; Junior faculty and professionals who received PhD or MD in less than 5 years

    4)    Has not received the award previously

    5)    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.net@gmail.com no later than January 25 (Monday), 2016. 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: Saturday, March 5th, 2016, 7:00 - 10:00 pm

    Location: Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Orlando

    Registration: Free

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