The annual ICMRS-ASBMR Membership Zoom Meeting was held online on September 24, 2022. Professor Guozhi Xiao, the Program Committee Chair and President-Elect of ICMRS from Southern University of Science and Technology organized and presided over the meeting. He started by welcoming all ICMRS members, distinguished professors, and non-member guests to attend the meeting.
Dr. Minghao Zheng, ICMRS president and professor of the University of Western Australia gave a summary report on the current state of ICMRS and the society’s progresses in the last year under his leadership. Thanks to the hard work of the ICMRS Executive Committee, his team has achieved the initially set goals, including the increase of revenue and establishment of new research awards, expansion of ICMRS membership (709 members) and collaborative centers (38 centers), and growing impact of ICMRS WeChat public media (more than 4000 followers).
As a tradition, the membership meeting was highlighted by the Webster Jee Young Investigator Awards session. This year’s winners are Peng Liao from Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Shanghai Sixth People’s Hospital, Mingjue Chen from Southern University of Science and Technology, Delin Liu from The University of Western Australia, Jun Sun from Weill Cornell Medicine, and Baohong Shi from Xiamen University. A cash prize of $500 and an award plaque will be given to each awardee shortly after the meeting.
This year’s membership meeting has invited two keynote speakers. Dr. Natalie A. Sims from St. Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research and The University of Melbourne provided a highly fascinating presentation entitled “Using mouse models to understand cortical bone development and degeneration”. Dr. Qing Jiang, the Director and Professor of the center of Diagnosis and Treatment for Joint Disease, Drum Tower Hospital Affiliated to Medical School of Nanjing University, presented recent scientific findings from his laboratory titled “Defects in a liver-bone axis contribute to hepatic osteodystrophy disease progression”.
This meeting has achieved a great success with more than 320 ICMRS members and guests attended the meeting. Here are some screenshots of the meeting moments.
（by Dr. Rui Hua）