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  • 18 Feb 2020 4:01 PM | Anonymous

    The 2020 Annual ICMRS-ORS Membership Meeting was held in Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, on February 8, 2020. The meeting started with a buffet dinner at 7:00 PM.


    The President of the ICMRS, Dr. Ling Qin, delivered the President’s Report. Dr. Qin started her presentation by introducing the ICMRS leadership structure, the Program Committee (Dr. Peter X Ma), Membership Committee (Dr. Bin Li), Communication Committee (Dr. X. Neil Dong), and the China Development Committee (Dr. Xiaoling Zhang). She then acknowledged other leaders, including Chair of Board of Directors (Dr. Yi-Xian Qin), Immediate Past President (Dr. Tingting Tang), Chair of Education Committee (Dr. Jean Jiang), Treasurer (Dr. Sherry Liu), Chair of Women’s Committee (Dr. Liyun Wang), Co-Chairs of Junior Leadership Development Committee (Co-Chairs, Drs. Liu Yang and X. Lucas Lu), Australia and Asian Development Committee (Dr. Jiake Xu), and Europe Development Committee (Dr. Baozhi Yuan).


    Then President Qin focused her presentation on the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China. She expressed concerns over the collaboration centers in mainland China and Hong Kong, especially the Orthopedic Hospital of Wuhan Union Hospital. Doctors are overwhelmed with patients and are at great risk of contracting the disease. They are in shortage of medical protective gear for personal protection. Orthopedic doctors are taking care of coronavirus patients at orthopedic hospitals there. Dr. Qin hosted an emergency ICMRS leadership meeting when the news came out, coordinated ICMRS leaders to purchase protective masks and equipment, and managed to ship them to collaboration centers in China. President Ling Qin asked ICMRS members to be united to fight the coronavirus epidemics. If anyone has information about purchasing medical protective gear like N95 respirators and medical surgical masks or want to donate them, please contact ICMRS by email or mail donation to Dr. Xiaoling Zhang, Chair of China Development Committee. 

     

    Then three Webster Jee Young Investigator Awardees were announced. The award recipients were Elizabeth R. Kahle from Drexel University, Shuangfei Ni from The Johns Hopkins University, and Lutian Yao from University of Pennsylvania. Each winner was presented with an award plaque and a cash prize.


    The final official program was a Science and Technology Forum. Dr. Xu Cao from The Johns Hopkins University gave a presentation entitled “PTH Biology and Therapeutic Development.” Dr. Cao presented a vivid scientific story of PTH by introducing PTH biology from mammal migration from the sea to the land. He then presented data on PTH’s role in disease, regeneration of a variety of tissues, and its new applications treating various orthopedic diseases. The audience asked many questions and triggered many interesting discussions. The Forum ended at about 9:10 PM. Members socialized afterwards until the official closing of the meeting at 9:30 PM.




  • 08 Dec 2019 12:45 PM | Anonymous

    The International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society (ICMRS) will hold its 2020 ICMRS-ORS Membership Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, on February 8, 2020 during ORS 2020 Annual Meeting. This membership meeting is organized to provide a forum for ICMRS members to exchange information in all frontiers of musculoskeletal research to bridge the knowledge gap between the scholars from different research fields. To recognize the achievements of young ICMRS members, Webster Jee Young Investigator Awards will be presented to the winners at the meeting. The winners will be announced during the membership meeting and each awardee will receive an award certificate/plaque and a cash award. All applicants are asked to attend the meeting because the award will only be given to the attendees. Applicants may find details about ICMRS at http://www.icmrs.net. The program of 2020 ICMRS-ORS Membership Meeting will be announced soon.

    Eligibility

    ·      Current ICMRS member (for registration: http://www.icmrs.net/join-us)

    ·      First author of accepted ORS abstract for 2020 annual meeting

    ·      Current graduate and/or medical students, postdocs or equivalent, junior faculty members and professionals who received PhD or MD no more than 5 years

    ·      Has not received the award previously

    ·      Applicants are not required to be of Chinese heritage

    Selection

    The accepted ASBMR abstract in both blind and un-blind formats should be submitted to the following e-mail address: icmrs@icmrs.net, no later than January 3, Friday. All submitted abstracts will be peer reviewed in a blind fashion 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.


  • 24 Oct 2019 1:27 PM | Anonymous

    The 2019 ICMRS-ASBMR Membership Meeting was held in Hyatt Regency Orlando, USA, on September 20, 2019. The meeting started at 7:00 PM with about 80 ICMRS members attended. Dr. Peter X Ma, President-elect and Chair of Program Committee, opened the meeting by welcoming attendees and acknowledging those ICMRS members who contributed to the meeting organization and student volunteers for their help. The President of the ICMRS, Dr. Tingting Tang, gave a speech summarizing the activities and progress of the society during his term of the past two years. Dr. Tang and his leadership team have accomplished a lot and made substantial progress in each of the identified areas needing improvement. The new President, Dr. Ling Qin, gave an inaugural speech to present her vision of the society and the plan for the coming two years.



    Then 3 Webster Jee Young Investigator Awardees were announced. The award recipients were Xiangjiao Yi from the University of Rochester, Jun Ying from Washington University, and Jiayu Wei from Zhejiang University and Brown University. Each winner was presented with an award plaque and a cash prize.


    The final program was a round table discussion on the topic of leadership. Dr. Peter Ma hosted the discussion and six panelists who have significant leadership experience shared their insights centered around what is leadership, how to develop leadership skills, the path to leadership, the responsibilities of leaders, etc. The six panelists were Yi-Xian Qin from Stony Brook University, Edward Guo from Columbia University, Jean Jiang from University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, James H Wang from University of Pittsburgh, Hua Zhu (David) Ke from Angitia Biopharmaceuticals, Linda Ma from Eli Lilly and Company. The meeting was closed at 9:30 PM.


  • 04 Sep 2019 8:47 AM | Anonymous

    The ASBMR 2019 Annual Meeting will be held on September 20-23, 2019 at Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida, USA. On September 20th, 2019 (Friday), the 2019 ICMRS-ASBMR Membership Meeting will be held at the Manatee Springs Room of Hyatt Regency Orlando.

    The 2019 ICMRS-ASBMR Membership Meeting

    Below is the agenda of the membership meeting. Please see the invitation from Dr. Peter Ma, President-Elect of ICMRS and Chair of 2019 ICMRS-ASBMR Membership Meeting for further information (http://www.icmrs.net) Please mark your calendar and be part of this important event!


    ASBMR 2019 Annual Meeting Highlights

    1. Plenary Lectures

    Gerald D. Aurbach Lecture and Profession of Esteemed Awards (Sept 20, 08:30 AM-09:30 AM, Ballroom B-D)

    •       From Genes to Genomes to Biology and Health

    Richard Lifton MD, PhD, Rockefeller University

    Louis V. Avioli Lecture and Lecture and Profession of Esteemed Awards (Sept 21, 08:30 AM-09:30 AM, Valencia Ballroom B-D)

    •       Anabolic Actions of Parathyroid Hormones: Genes, Cells, and Models

    Laurie McCauley DDS, PhD, University of Michigan

    2. Highlights of the ASBMR 2019 Annual Meeting (Sept 20, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM, Valencia Ballroom B-D)

    •       Clinical Science Overview

    John Bilezikian MD, Columbia University

    •       Basic Science Overview

    Lynda Bonewald PhD, Indiana University

    3. Cutting Edge Concepts

    Novel Approaches to Reducing Fractures (Sept 20, 11:45 AM-01:00 PM, W414)

    •       Bone Health TeleECHO

                E. Michael Lewiecki MD, New Mexico Clinical Research & Osteoporosis Center

    •       Implementation Science and the treatment of Osteoporosis

    Ken Saag MD, The University of Alabama at Birmingham

    •       Osteoporosis Medication Adherence: The Holy Grail

    Deborah Gold PhD, Duke University Medical Center

    Role of Immunology in Bone Regeneration (Sept 20, 11:45 AM-01:00 PM, Valencia Ballroom A)

    •       Osteoimmunology and the Role of Mast Cells in Fracture Repair

    Paul Martineau MD, McGill University, Canada

    •       Role of Macrophage, Immunomodulation, Stem Cells and Bone Repair

    Stuart Goodman MD, Stanford University

    •       Rejuvenation in Fracture Repair: It’s All in the Blood

    Benjamin Alman MD, Duke University

    CRISPR Beyond the Mouse (Sept 21, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, W315)

    •       Opportunity and Challenges of Gene Editing (CRISPR/TALEN) in Production Animals

    Charles Long PhD, Texas Veterinary Medical Center

    •       Beyond the Mouse: Practicalities of Using CRISPR to Generate Bone Disease in Osteonal Bone Remodeling Models

    Larry Suva, PhD, Texas Veterinary Medical Center

    Stem Cells in the Skeleton (Sept 22, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, W315)

    •       Periosteal Stem Cells in Skeletal Regeneration

    Celine Colnot PhD, INSERM, France

    •       Skeletal Stem Cells

    Charles Chan PhD, Stanford University

    4. IFMRS Musculoskeletal Knowledge Portal and Artificial Intelligence in Musculoskeletal Medicine (Sept 20, 12:00 PM-01:15 PM, W315)

    •       IFMRS Musculoskeletal Knowledge Portal*

    Noel Burtt PhD, Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard

    Douglas Kiel MD, MPH, Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research Hebrew SeniorLife

    • *The Portal in development will aggregate and integrate data and results from large-scale human genetic association studies of musculoskeletal diseases and make them available for query through a public web resource that protects individual level data or patient privacy – attend to learn more!
    •       Artificial Intelligence in Musculoskeletal Medicine

    Costas Bekas PhD, IBM Research, Switzerland

    5. Meet the Award Winner

    • ·      William F. Neuman Award Winner (2018) (Sept 20, 12:00 PM-01:00 PM, W311)
    • Vicki Rosen PhD, Harvard School of Dental Medicine
    • ·      How I Started Looking at the Microbiome and Bone (Sept 21, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, W311)
    • Christopher Hernandez, PhD, Cornell University

    6. Meet the Professor (for 1 hour, on 24 topics including that listed below)

    •       Epigenetics and Stem Cell Aging (Sept 20 12:00 PM, W311G)

    Andre Van Wijnen PhD, Mayo Clinic

    •       Professional Development:  Academic and Industry Career Path Preparation (Sept 20 12:00 PM, W311H)

    Addreas Grauer MD, Amgen, Lorraine Fizpatrick MD, Radius Pharm

    • ·      Sequential Drug Therapy for Osteoporosis (Sept 20 12:00 AM, W312AB, Sept 22 11:00 AM, W312AB)

    Felicia Cosman MD, Columbia University

    • ·      iPS Cells and Organoids as Human Experimental Disease Models (Sept 21, 11:00 AM, W311H)

    Edward Hsiao MD, PhD, University of California, San Francisco

    •       Maintaining Skeletal Health During the Mission to Mars (Sept 21, 11:00 AM, W311D)

    Jean Sibonga PhD, NASA Johnson Space Center, USA

    •       Vitamin D and Immunity (Sept 21, 11:00 AM, W311A)

    John Adams MD, University of California, Los Angeles

    •       Effects of OA on Subchondral Bone (Sept 22, 11:00 AM, W311D)

    Tamara Alliston, PhD, University of California, San Francisco

    •       Targeting Drugs to the Bone (Sept 22, 11:00 AM, W311A)

    Frank Ebetino PhD, University of Rochester, USA

    R Graham Russell MD, PhD, University of Oxford, UK

    7. Networking events

    ASBMR Connect: Networking Breakfast with ASBMR Leaders, NIH Representatives and Senior Investigators* (Sept 20, 06:45 AM, W308).  Advanced registration and separate ticket fee are required.


  • 31 Aug 2019 3:07 PM | Anonymous

    Co-sponsored by the International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society (ICMRS), Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), the University of Hong Kong Shenzhen Hospital, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and South China Biomedical Materials (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., the 4th International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Conference (ICMRC-2019) was held at SUSTech, Shenzhen, China, August 9-12, 2019. The theme of this conference is “Strengthening basic research, Promoting scientific and technological innovation, and Serving the development of Greater Bay Area”. Nearly 700 delegates from all over the world participated in the conference.

    The opening ceremony was presided over by Professor Guozhi Xiao, Co-Chairman of the Conference, Dean of Zhicheng College of SUSTech and Director of ICMRS Collaborating Research Center. Professor Xiao first expressed his warm welcome to the experts from all over the world who have long supported the international Chinese orthopaedic research. He said that this conference provided an important platform for a comprehensive understanding of the dynamics of the world's medical field. It will play an important role in enhancing academic exchanges, expanding academic horizons, understanding the dynamics of academic circles, and promoting scientific and technological innovation. At the same time, it has effectively created a "one belt, one road" health cooperation platform and broadened the health attributes of the construction and development of Greater Bay Area. He hoped that SUSTech would be able to enhance communication through this platform, seize opportunities and promote cooperation, and make positive contributions to the development of the Greater Bay Area.

    Following that, Professor Changsheng Liu, the academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and President of Shanghai University, Professor Kunzheng Wang, President-elect of the Chinese Orthopedic Association and Director of the Joint Surgery Center of Xi'an Jiaotong University, and Professor Dazhi Yang, Director of Spinal Surgery, First Affiliated Hospital of SUSTech, delivered opening remarks and congratulate the starting of ICMRC-2019. Finally, Professor Tingting Tang, President of ICMRS, briefly introduced the history and current status of the society as well as previous ICMRCs. On behalf of the society, he thanked all guests and representatives, sponsors, scientific and organizing committees of the conference for their support to the congress.



    More than 90 invited speakers and distinguished scholars attended ICMRC-2019, including Professor Yixian Qin of Stony Brook University, Chair of Board of Directors, ICMRS, Prof. Ling Qin of University of Pennsylvania, President-elect of ICMRS, Professor William W. Lu of the University of Hong Kong, Professor Ling Qin of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Professor X. Edward Guo of Columbia University and Professor Cao Xu of Johns Hopkins University, Professor James H-C. Wang of University of Pittsburgh, Professor Yongjun Wang of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Dr. Dou Dou of National Natural Science Foundation of China, Professor Renny Franceschi and Professor Peter Ma of University of Michigan, Professor Martin Lotz of Scripps Institute, Professor Francis Lee of Yale University, Professor Mattew Greenblatt of Weill Cornell Medical College, and Professor Motomi Enomoto-Iwamoto of University of Maryland.




    During ICMRC-2019, the scholars discussed the important problems faced by orthopaedic diagnosis and treatment and the research direction of orthopaedic related diseases, exchanged their experiences in clinical, basic and translational research of orthopaedics, and provided new ideas for the future development of orthopaedics. The conference included three basic science venues and one clinical venue. The participants discussed the molecular mechanism of skeletal diseases, biomechanics, biomaterials, tissue regeneration, transformational medicine, targeted therapy, skeletal development and aging, joint biology, musculoskeletal diseases and treatment, and the application of new clinical technologies. The conference also conducted competition for Young Investigator Best Paper Awards. A total of 14 oral awards and 14 poster awards were selected (2 first prizes, 4 second prizes and 8 third prizes for each category).


    ICMRC-2019 is another successful international Chinese orthopaedic research event held by ICMRS, following the previous ICMRCs in Suzhou in 2013, Changsha in 2015 and Shihezi in 2017, respectively. The continuous and rapid growth of abstract submissions and registered participants in this series of conferences reflects the continuous expansion of the multidisciplinary team of orthopaedic research in China, and the increasing academic impact of ICMRS. The conference, held at the SUSTech, also demonstrates the school's pragmatic and realistic academic style, opens up new opportunities for the school's foreign cooperation, and will play a positive role in promoting talent introduction and academic influence. Next, ICMRS, as an international platform, will help promote health development of the Greater Bay Area.

  • 11 Feb 2019 8:46 PM | Anonymous

    The 2019 annual ICMRS-ORS Membership Meeting was held in Austin on February 2nd, 2019. We have a total of 90 attendees with guests from NIH and JOR. To enhance the social bonding among our members and to better nurture our young investigators, this meeting continue last year’s format of roundtable discussions, by asking the attendees to choose their interested topic and stay at the corresponded table during the entire meeting.

    The meeting started with a President’s Report presented by Dr. Ling Qin, President-elect and Chair of Program Committee, on behalf of current President Dr. Tingting Tang. This report summarizes the progress of our society during Dr. Tang’s presidency in the past one and half years, focusing on committees, membership, communication, education, development in China, and sponsored meetings. New committees have been established to increase the regional diversity of our society and enhance the scientific exchange among our members. They include Australia and Asean Development Committee, Europe Develop Committee, and Scientific Committees, which are subdivided into Bone and Joint Biology, Stem Cells and Regeneration, Biomechanical and Biomedical Engineering, Biomaterial and Translational Research. Dr. Qin also announced that our society’s biennial meeting, the 4th International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Conference will be held in Shenzhen, China, on August 9-12, this year and she encouraged our society members to submit abstracts and attend this meeting.


    Following this, Dr. Stuart Goodman from Journal of Orthopaedic Research gave a talk about new developments of JOR and the journal’s outreach to China.


    This meeting was then highlighted by the announcement of Webster Jee Young Investigator Awardees by Dr. Chuanju Liu: Jiahui Hang from Brown University, Yulong Wei from the University of Pennsylvania, and Wenguang Liu from Xi’an Jiaotong University. Each awardee gave a brief introduction about their outstanding research. They were presented with an award plaque and a cash prize of $500 each. 


    The major part of this meeting is a 1-hour panel discussion of Promoting Research Integrity with panelists Drs. Yi-Xian Qin, James Wang, Ed Guo, and Stuart Goodman and Chaired by Dr. Jean Jiang. At the school Dean and department Chair levels, those panelists provided their perception and interpretation about research integrity, ethics, intellectual property, and conflicts of interest/disclosure. Questions from audience regarding specific cases further enhanced this discussion.


    At the end, special thanks go to volunteers from our society who helped to organize this membership meeting: Dr. Wei Yao from UC Davis, Dr. Neil Dong from University of Texas, Dr. Sherry Liu from University of Pennsylvania, and abstract reviewers for Webster Jee Young Investigator Award.


  • 01 Nov 2018 9:16 AM | Anonymous


    2018 ICMRS Board Meeting, namely 2018 ICMRS Suzhou Expert Forum, was held in Castel Hotel, Suzhou, on October 16th 2018. More than 40 board members from all over the world gathered in Suzhou to attend the Board Meeting. The Meeting was hosted by ICMRS, and organized by The Second Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University.


    ICMRS BOD Chair Prof. Yixian Qin presided over the meeting


    ICMRS Chair Prof. Tingting Tang addressed the board meeting, detailing the development of ICMRS and its infrastructure, and looking forward to its further development.


    Subsequently, experts from home and abroad, including Prof. Ling Qin and Prof. Liyun Wang, discussed the development and recent planning of the ICMRS through video conference.



    Photo of Participating Members


    ICMRS Board Meeting went on after coffee break. Professor Bin Li briefed and reported on the work of various research centers throughout the country, and highly evaluated the achievements of the research centers.


    Next, representatives from newly established research centers in Nanjing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Dalian reported on their work one by one.


    Following the introduction of the newly established research centers, Prof. Yixian Qin proposed the idea of Webster Jee Award Fund and exchanged views with a number of experts on specific operational details and funding sources.


    Then, several candidates for the Chair of the Scientific Committee, such as Chen Lin, introduced their work briefly.




    Prof. James Wang reported online about the challenges of ICMRS development and the way forward.

    Prof. Hong Zhou and Prof. Ling Qin put forward their views.

    Prof. Lucus Lu suggested that the development of North American scholars should be strengthened, which was supported by the experts.

    Prof. Guozhi Xiao and Prof. Weijia Lv briefed the attending experts on behalf of the Preparatory Committee on the ICMRC agenda for 2019, which will be held in Shenzhen.



    At last, Doctor Xiao Wang from the newest established “Institute of Osteoporosis Diagnosis and Treatments of Soochow University- ICMRS Collaborating Center for Osteoporotic Fractures” introduced the center’s recent achievements on iron metabolism and osteoporosis.



  • 01 Nov 2018 8:53 AM | Anonymous
    The opening ceremony of the newest established center, namely “Institute of Osteoporosis Diagnosis and Treatments of Soochow University- ICMRS Collaborating Center for Osteoporotic Fractures”, was held in Castel Hotel, Suzhou, on October 16th 2018. More than 40 board members from all over the world attended the opening ceremony.



    Chair of China Development Committee of ICMRS Prof. Bin Li presided over the opening ceremony



    ICMRS President, Prof. Tingting Tang addressed the opening ceremony



    Vice President of 2nd Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University Mr. Zhiyuan Qian addressed the opening ceremony


    The Director of the newest established center, namely “Institute of Osteoporosis Diagnosis and Treatments of Soochow University- ICMRS Collaborating Center for Osteoporotic Fractures”, Prof. Youjia Xu addressed the opening ceremony


    Photo of the opening ceremony of “Institute of Osteoporosis Diagnosis and Treatments of Soochow University- ICMRS Collaborating Center for Osteoporotic Fractures”

    Prof. Youjia Xu added that the establishment of “Institute of Osteoporosis Diagnosis and Treatments of Soochow University- ICMRS Collaborating Center for Osteoporotic Fractures”, would help to strengthen the co-operation and exchange among the centers and organizations, would help to promote the internationalization of osteoporosis research in the Soochow University and its affiliated hospital. At last, Prof. Youjia Xu said the newest center would like to take this opportunity to work with all the experts to take the study of osteoporosis to a new level.

  • 10 Oct 2018 12:34 PM | Anonymous

    2018 Australia Symposium of International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society (ICMRS)

    Theme: Cutting edge research in bone biology and potential new therapies.

    Perth, Western Australia - 4 October 2018


    The 2018 Australia Symposium of International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society (ICMRS) was held in Perth, Western Australia, on the 4th of October 2018. Chaired by Prof. Jiake Xu, together with Prof. Yin Xiao, Prof. Yue Ding, Prof. Nathan Pavlos, and Prof. Xiaoling Zhang, more than 50 attendees were involved in this symposium. This meeting has put together a wide range of cutting-edge research in bone biology that appealed both clinician and basic scientists in musculoskeletal field. Topics presented by our invited speakers from China, the USA, Singapore and Australia include bone cell biology, novel therapeutic applications for bone disease, biomaterials and bone tissue engineering, 3D bioprinting for tissue and organ, as well as translational of biomaterials in orthopaedics field. Dinner time after the symposium was also provided for further networking and discussion. The breadth and depth of this symposium, alongside with the breathtaking scenery beside Swan River, delivered a vibrant and valuable meeting for all members.





  • 02 Oct 2018 8:12 PM | Anonymous

    The 2018 annual ICMRS-ASBMR Membership Meeting was held in Montreal, Canada, on September 28, 2018. More than 80 ICMRS members attended this meeting. To enhance the social bonding among our members and to better nurture our young investigators, this meeting adopted a new format, roundtable discussions, by asking the attendees to choose their interested topics during online registration and stay at the chosen table during the entire meeting. Each table was led by 2-4 discussion leaders volunteered by the lifetime members of our society.

    The meeting started with a Welcome Message from Dr. Ling Qin, President-elect and Chair of Program Committee, by acknowledging those ICMRS members who help to organize this meeting and introducing the new meeting format. Following that, Dr. Tingting Tang gave a Presidential Speech summarizing the progress of our society since his inauguration last year and his future plan in the next year, focusing on leadership and committees, membership recruitment, communications, regional development, journals, and fundraising. Specifically, he introduced the newly established Scientific Committees, including the Bone and Joint Biology Committee, the Stem cells and Regenerative Medicine Committee, the Biomechanical and Biomedical Engineering Committee and the Biomaterials and Translational Research Committee. Dr. Lin Chen from Army Medical University in Chongqing, Dr. Gang Li from Chinese University of Hongkong, Dr. Ming Zhang from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Dr. Changsheng Liu from East China University of Science and Technology in Shanghai have been nominated as the chair for each committee.

    This meeting was then highlighted by the announcement of Webster Jee Young Investigator Awardees: Yunshu Wu from Sichuan University, Kazuki Inoue from Hospital for Special Surgery, Yujiao Han from Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, and Robert Tower from the University of Pennsylvania. Each awardee gave a brief introduction about their outstanding research. They were presented with an award plaque and a cash prize of $400 each.

     

     

    The following roundtable discussions were set in 8 tables with topics such as Pathways to be independent, Industry career, Opportunities in China, Bone remodeling, Osteocyte biology, Bone biomechanics, Cartilage and diseases, and Mesenchymal stem cells. These discussions were actively carried out till the end of the meeting.  

     

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