At the occasion of the grand opening ceremony of the Third International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Conference hosted in the Henghe Hotel in Shihezi, Xinjiang, the International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society (ICMRS) convened the establishment meeting of ICMRS-Junior Leadership Development Committee (ICMRS-JLDC) on the evening of August 17th. Prof. Liu Yang from the Orthopaedics Institute of Xijing Hospital, who is Co-Chair of ICMRS-JLDC, officiated the meeting.
Prof. James Wang, the current President of ICMRS, Prof. Tingting Tang, the President-Elect of ICMRS, Prof. Yixian Qin, the Chair of the Board Committee, Prof. Bin Li, the Chair of the Board Committee of China, Prof. Ling Qin, the Chair of the Membership Committee, Prof. Huibin Sun, the Chair of the Education Committee, Prof. Xin Lu, the Chair of the Overseas ICMRS-JLDC and ICMRS consultants---Prof. Huazhu Ke, Prof. Hong Zhou and Prof. Ling Qin attended the establishment meeting. Seventeen members of the first ICMRS-JLDC were also present at the meeting.
Prof. James Wang, President of ICMRS, reviewed the process of establishing ICMRS-JLDC, and highlighted the goals of this ICMRS Committee, which are to establish and seek more ICMRS collaboration centers in China, and promote internationalization of Chinese musculoskeletal research on behalf of ICMRS. He also stressed that it was important to cultivate more academic talents to sustain an ever-growing impact of ICMRS in years to come.
Other members of ICMRS-BOD also projected a vision of future ICMRS-JLDC. Prof. Tingting Tang and Prof. Bin Li put forward specific requirements for the future work of ICMRS-JLDC namely, assisting collaboration centers to facilitate ICMRS’s work, and making good use of the WeChat to propagate and carry out plans of education and publicity for ICMRS.
Prof. Liu Yang, as the Chair of the first ICMRS-JLDC, delivered a speech summarizing the requirements of all ICMRS-BOD members for the future work of ICMRS-JLDC:
1. ICMRS-JLDC would function as the link and bridge between domestic cooperation centers and ICMRS and seek all kinds of opportunities for collaboration, including applying for collaborative scientific programs, jointly training postgraduates, encouraging young scientists’ exchanging programs and even promoting visiting scholarship to facilitate academic dialogues.
2. ICMRS-JLDC not only will be responsible for expanding its own members, but also could recommend domestic musculoskeletal researchers or institutes to become ICMRS members or new collaboration centers to enhance influence of ICMRS in China.
3. ICMRS-JLDC would actively respond to future conferences of ICMRS, conduct academic reports, organize workshops, and facilitate hosting academic competitions for young scientists.
4. ICMRS-JLDC would strengthen academic exchanges between ICMRS and communities or conferences in the field of bone and mineral research to expand the impact of ICMRS in this field.
At the end of the meeting, Prof. Yixian Qin, Chair of ICMRS BOD, sent his wishes and concluded, “ICMRS-JLDC consists of vibrant and enthusiastic young scientists and they will be the hope of ICMRS in future!”