The year of 2020 is a very special year in history. ICMRS has shown its strength, adaptability and endurance to get all our members together from different continents of the world. It is for the first time that ICMRS has a virtual annual membership meeting. It is very pleased to share with you that our 2020 annual ICMRS-ASBMR membership meeting hold in virtual style was very successful. It was live-streamed to more than 200 participants who attended the meeting.
This virtual meeting was started by the welcome and opening speech from Professor Minghao Zheng, President-elect and Chair of Program Committee. This year the president elect went to Australia, marking for the first time that President is outside of USA and China. Professors Liming Bian, Xinping Zhang and Weiguo Zou have also been elected as members of Board of Director.
The President of the ICMRS, Professor Qin Ling from Philadelphia gave a speech summarizing the activities and progress of the society. Professor Minghao Zheng, new president elect has also given a brief on his vision of the society with focus on strong industrial link, the adaptability in current environment and the support of junior members.
Webster Jee Young Investigator Award
ICMRS has received over 30 abstracts for the competitions of annual Webster Jee Young Investigator Awards. Four had been selected for 2020 Webster Jee Young Investigator Awards and the Awardees had given their presentation at the Virtual meeting. The award recipients Zheng Wang is from Texas A&M University College of Dentistry, Wei Yu is from University of Pennsylvania, Rui Hua is from University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and Lingxin Zhu is from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Each of Winner will receive the award plaque and incentive.
The final program was a symposium on Forum on Knowledge translation and outcomes. Professor David Findlay (Adelaide) has given an outstanding talk on Good Science, Strong Bones, and the Case of RANKL Discovery while Dr David Ke has given a talk on the Mind Behind Translation of RANKL and Sclerostin to Outcomes. The meeting was concluded at 11 PM.