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  • 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.  


  • 22 Sep 2018 8:21 AM | Anonymous

    The ASBMR 2018 Annual Meeting will be held in Montréal, Québec, Canada on September 28 – October 1.  For ICMRS members attending this meeting, we would like to highlight the following education-related events.

    1. Emerging Investigator's Program

    This special one-day program, taking place on Friday, September 28, provides a cohesive agenda of popular Annual Meeting sessions with increased opportunities for networking with, and mentorship from, respected leaders within the bone sciences field. As Dr. Mike Evans, ASBMR President said, “There is no better way for a trainee to kick-start their career than by learning from and networking with the best and brightest within our field at the premier meeting in bone and mineral metabolism.”  To register, please visit the 2018 ASBMR Annual Meeting Registration Site or the Registration counter in Montréal. 

    2. Meet the Professors

    September 28, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
    Topics include:

    • ·         Biology of the Periosteum
    • ·         Challenges in Treating Renal Bone Disease
    • ·         Diabetes and Skeletal Health
    • ·         Extracellular Matrix and Bone
    • ·         Factors that Influence Mouse Model Variability
    • ·         Mechanisms of Age-related Bone Loss, Osteoporosis, Sarcopenia and Frailty
    • ·         Osteomacs
    • ·         The Bone Microenvironment and Cancer Progression

    September 29, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Topics include:

    • ·         AFF, Drug Holiday
    • ·         Bone Muscle Interactions
    • ·         Effects of Cancer and Cancer Therapies on the Skeleton
    • ·         Function of Extracellular Vesicles and Exosomes in Cell-Cell Communication in Bone Cells
    • ·         Mechanosensitive Osteocytes: Insights into How the Osteocytes Control the Bone Response to Bone Loading and Unloading
    • ·         miRNAs and Bone
    • ·         Nutrition and Fragility
    • ·         Reversal Phase in Bone Remodeling

    September 30, 2018, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

    Topics include:

    • ·         Intravital Imaging of Osteoclast Dynamics
    • ·         Mineral Balance and Tracer Methodologies in Clinical Research on Nutrition in Bone Health
    • ·         Osteocyte Perilacunar-Canalicular Remodeling
    • ·         Risk Prediction Models
    • ·         Skeletal Regeneration: Stem Cell Therapy
    • ·         The Spectrum of Fundamental Basic Discoveries Contributing to Organismal Aging

    3. Guided Poster Tour

    To help guide you through all of the exciting research being presented, there will be expert volunteers leading poster tours on Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30. If you are interested in joining a poster tour, go to the ASBMR Networking Center (located in the Discovery Hall, Exhibit Hall 220 B-E) at either of the tour start times listed below. There is no need sign up prior the tour:

    Poster Session I: Saturday, September 29, Tour Time 1:00 PM

    Poster Session II: Sunday, September 30, Tour Time 1:00 PM

    4. Other events

    Early Career Investigator Networking Happy Hour

    September 28, 2018, 07:15 PM
    Viger Room/Le Westin

    Early Stage Investigators who wish to continue building connections with peers in a fun and informal setting are invited to attend this event. Participants are encouraged to participate in Networking Bingo and will get a chance to win drink tickets and be entered in a raffle drawing for a free ASBMR In-Training Membership.

    Publications Workshop

    September 29, 2018, 11:00 AM
    Room 510/Palais des congrès de Montréal

    New this year! The 2018 Publications Workshop will feature new interactive roundtable sessions with the JBMR® and JBMR® PlusEditors. Meet with JBMR® Editor-in-Chief Dr. Roberto Civitelli, M.D. and JBMR® Plus Editor-in-Chief Dr. Peter Ebeling, AO, as well as Deputy and Associate Editors from both journals to discuss topics such as title optimization, figure preparation, improving manuscript quality, getting selected as a new reviewer, and many other subjects.

    Cutting Edge Technologies: Using 3-D Cell Culture for In vitro/Ex vivo Approaches to Study Communication Among Bone/Bone Marrow Cells

    September 30, 2018, 11:00 AM
    Room 510/Palais des congrès de Montréal

    • Liyun Wang PhD, University of Delaware, United States, Chair
      Teresita Bellido PhD, Indiana University School of Medicine, United States, Chair

  • 09 Sep 2018 7:46 PM | Anonymous

    Dear ICMRS Members:

    As you may know, the ASBMR established a mentorship program (http://www.asbmr.org/about/detail.aspx?cid=a386c383-dd5b-4579-8aa5-8a436a36ded6)  where ASMBR members are willing to share significant scientific experiences and professional expertise with other members.  As suggested by the Education Committee, the ICMRS leadership highly encourages the senior members of ICMRS to sign up to serve as mentors, and the junior members of our society to register to take advantage of the expertise the more senior members may offer.  This will significantly increase the impact and visibility of our society and contribute to the education of future young scientists in the society and the field.

    ICMRS Education Committee  

  • 09 Jul 2018 9:09 PM | Anonymous

    Call for Abstracts

    On behalf of the Chinese Society of Osteoporosis and Bone Mineral Research (CSOBMR) of the Chinese Medical Association (CMA) and the International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society (ICMRS), we are honored to invite you to the 9th International Conference on Osteoporosis and Bone Research 2018 (ICOBR2018) to be held Oct 17-20, 2018 in Suzhou, China. We welcome world renowned scientists and researchers to share their most up-to-date findings at this conference. IOCBR2018 program will include both educational and scientific programs, and an extensive review and update of cutting edge research in this promising field. The organizers of ICOBR2018 welcome the submission of abstracts. Abstracts will be accepted for oral presentation, poster or for publication only.

    Abstract Topic

    • Skeletal metabolism and genetics

    • Bone, muscle, fat and body composition

    • Cross talk of osteocyte, osteoclast, osteoblast

    • Advanced Imaging and diagnosis of musculoskeletal disease

    • OA and joint

    • Aging and degeneration

    • Stem cell and regeneration medicine, connective tissues

    • Rare bone diseases

    • Bone and brain

    • Management of osteoporosis

    • Management of sarcopenia

    • Vitamin D, calcium and nutrition for bone health

    • Emerging therapeutics for skeletal diseases

    • Osteoporotic fracture, non-union and management

    • Osteosarcoma and bone tumors

    • Bone and kidney

    • Biomaterials and biomechanics for osteoporosis treatment

    Means of Submission

    All abstracts must be submitted online (www.csobmr.org.cn). The deadline for the submission is July 31, 2018.

    Acknowledgement of Receipt

    An Acknowledgement letter will be sent to your registered email address immediately after you successfully submitting your abstract(s).

    Reviewing Procedure and Selection for Presentation

    Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee before they are accepted.

    Notification of abstract acceptance will be emailed to the author by Aug. 31, 2018.

    High ranked abstracts will be considered for the chance of Best Paper Awards and WJ Young Investigator Awards.

    Please click here for the PDF version of this announcement.

  • 11 Jun 2018 1:09 PM | Anonymous

    Congratulations to Drs. X. Edward Guo, James H-C. Wang, Yi-Xian Qin, and Changsheng Liu 

    Dr. X. Edward Guo, past president of the ICMRS, has been named Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University.

    Dr. James H-C. Wang, past president of the ICMRS, has been named as Vice Chair for Research of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at University of Pittsburgh .

    Dr. Yi-Xian Qin, Chair of Board of Directors of the ICMRS, has been named as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Int'l Programs, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, at Stony Brook University.

    Dr. Changsheng Liu, lifetime member of the ICMRS, has been elected to Chinese Academy of Engineering.

  • 29 May 2018 2:31 PM | Anonymous

    On May 6th, 2018, the “International Workshop on Bone Regeneration- Biomaterials for Musculoskeletal Regeneration” was successfully held by Engineering Research Center for biomedical Materials of Ministry of Education in East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST). The attendees included the Prof. Chang-sheng Liu, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Vice President of ECUST, Prof. Ting-ting Tang, President of ICMRS, ICMRS senior members, invited specialists, and researchers from institutes in Shanghai.

    The ICMRS President, Ting-ting Tang gave a brief opening address for the workshop with his thanks to ECUST. The Vice President, Chang-sheng Liu gave a warm welcome to the attendees with his wishes to the workshop, and many thanks to the ICMRS for their supports.

    In the meeting, Prof. Ming-hao Zheng , Prof. Peter Ma, Prof. Jerry Feng, Prof.  Ling Qin (USA), Prof. Lin Chen, Prof. Jiake Xu, Prof. Lidan You, Prof. David Ke, and Prof. Jing Wang presented their latest achievements and research results in their lectures. As an important part of the conference, Prof. Ling Qin (HK), Prof. Yixian Qin, Prof. William Lv, Prof. Peng Shang, Prof. Xiao-ling Zhang, Prof. Bin Li, Prof. Xiao-Chun Bai, and other specialists participated in the constructive discussions and gave thoughtful suggestions.

    At the end of the conference, Prof. Liu gave a summary for the meeting, suggested consolidating the co-operations between the different subjects and challenging the frontier issues in the research area.

  • 29 May 2018 11:25 AM | Anonymous

    During the 2018 Shanghai International Congress on Orthopaedic Advanced Techniques and Clinical Translational Research (OTR), the International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society (ICMRS) held membership meeting on May 5, 2018. This is the first time that the ICMRS’s Membership Meeting was held in China. More than 100 ICMRS members and invited guests attended the conference. Prof. Peng Shang, Chairman of the ICMRS Membership Committee, chaired the meeting.

     At the beginning of conference, Prof. Tingting Tang, President of the ICMRS, introduced the history, constitution, membership regimen and official journals (Bone Research and Journal of Orthopaedic Translation) of ICMRS. He also summarized the achievements ICMRS achieved in the past, and provided plans for the future. Moreover, Prof. Tang grandly introduced several former presidents of the ICMRS attending the conference, including Prof. Meishu Shi, Prof. Huazhu Ke, Prof. Di Chen, Prof. Yixian Qin, Prof. Ling Qin (Hong Kong), Prof. Xu Cao, Prof. Huicong Wang and President-Elect Prof. Ling Qin (USA).

      During the meeting, Prof. Xu Cao, the founding editor of Bone Research, gave a keynote speech entitled with “Strategies for Preparing High Quality Academic Publications”, which scientifically and vividly described the essence of scientific research and academic paper. Moreover, he gave a detailed answer to the universal question of “how to publish high-impact papers”. His speech raised a lot of resonance and discussion. During the Q&A session, Prof. Jianquan Feng put forward his own views on the contents of Prof. Cao’s report, resulting in additional hot discussions.

    At the end of the meeting, Prof. Shang Peng delivered the closing speech and invited all the attended members to take a group photo.

    Meeting was running with a buffet style.

    Round-table Meeting

    Prof. Peng Shang chaired the meeting

    Prof. Tingting Tang delivered a speech on behalf of ICMRS

    A keynote speech from Prof. Xu Cao

    Group photo

  • 29 May 2018 10:08 AM | Anonymous

    The International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society (ICMRS) hold its 2018 ICMRS-OTR Membership Meeting during the 12th International Congress on Orthopaedic Advanced Technique and Clinical Translational Research (OTR) in Shanghai, China on May 4th, 2018. To recognize the achievement of young ICMRS members, 2018 ICMRS Young Investigator Best Paper/ Poster Awards were presented to the winners at the meeting. All winners were announced at the opening ceremony of the congress and every winner received a certificate and cash award.

    All submitted abstracts were blind peer reviewed by a review panel appointed by the ICMRS Program Committee. The top scored 20 abstracts for oral presentations and 30 for posters were selected for the final competition in Shanghai on May 4th, 2018. After competition, 12 young investigators stood out as Best Paper / Poster Awardees.

    At the end of the opening ceremony of OTR, the ceremony was highlighted by the announcement of 2018 ICMRS Young Investigator Best Paper Award/ Best Poster Award by prof. Ling Qin. The award ceremony was hold and addressed by president of ICMRS, Prof. Tingting Tang.

    Award winners:

    2018 ICMRS Young Investigator Best Paper Award

    First prize: Chao Deng

    Second prize: Ren Xu, Jiankun Xu

    Third prize: Wenxue Tong, Xianding Sun, Lin Wang

    2018 ICMRS Young Investigator Best Poster Award

    First prize: Xiaolong Xu

    Second prize: Genglei Chu, Linyang Chu

    Third prize: Liangliang Huang, Gen Wang, Pinghui Zhou

  • 27 May 2018 9:33 PM | Anonymous

    The Orthopaedic Center of Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital- ICMRS Collaborating Center for Orthopaedic Translational Research (上海交通大学附属第六人民医院骨科–国际华人骨研学会转化医学联合研究中心) was officially established in Shanghai on May 6, 2018. Prof. Tingting Tang, ICMRS President, Prof. Yixian Qin, Chair of Board of Directors, Prof. Ling Qin (USA), President-elect and Chair of Program Committee, Prof. Peng Shang, Chair of Membership Committee, and Prof. Bin Li, Chair of China Development Committee, Prof. Jiake Xu, Chair of Australia and Asean Development Committee, attended the opening ceremony on behalf of the society.

    Group photo.

    Prof. Yimin Chai, delivered a welcome remark on behalf of Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People’s Hospital. Prof. Tingting Tang delivered a speech on behalf of ICMRS and expressed the expectation of collaboration between ICMRS and the hospital.

    Following the opening ceremony, Prof. Cunyi Fan, Director of the collaborating center, hosted a symposium, in which six distinguished representatives from ICMRS delivered invited speeches.

    Grand opening of the Orthopaedic Center of Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital - ICMRS Collaborating Center for Orthopaedic Translational Research.

    Prof. Shengchang Liu, East China University of Science and Technology.

    Prof. Hong Zhou, University of Sydney.

    Prof. Yixian Qin, Stony Brook University.

    Prof. Peng Shang, Northwestern Polytechnical University.

    Prof. Xiaochun Bai, Southern Medical University.

    Prof. Xiaoling Zhang, Shanghai Jiaotong University.

  • 22 May 2018 3:24 PM | Anonymous

    The Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (SIAT)- International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society (ICMRS) Collaborating Center for Translational Medicine Research (中国科学院深圳先进技术研究院-国际华人骨研学会转化医学联合研究中心) was officially established in Shenzhen on April 14, 2018. Prof. Tingting Tang, ICMRS President, Prof. Peng Shang, Chair of Membership Committee, and Prof. Bin Li, Chair of China Development Committee, attended the opening ceremony on behalf of the society.

    Prof. Ling Qin, director of the Translational Medicine Research and Development Center (TMC) of SIAT, delivered an opening remark. Then Dr. Yuxiao Lai, TMC executive director, introduced TMC and the background and vision of the establishment of the collaborating center in detail. Following that, Prof. Tingting Tang, Dr. Hairong Zheng, vice president of SIAT, Mr. Bin Liu, Minister of National Food and Drug Supervision and Administration of Medical Instrument Technical Review Center, delivered talks respectively. They all agree that the collaborating center will function to integrate domestic and foreign scientific research resources and will provide strong support for the development of SIAT by promoting basic orthopedic research and clinical translation.

    After the opening ceremony, the TMC held a seminar which focused on 3D printing technology and clinical applications in Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macao areas.

    Prof. Ling Qin delivered an opening remark.

    Prof. Tingting Tang congratulated on the establishment of SIAT-ICMRS Collaborating Center on behalf of ICMRS.

    Opening ceremony of SIAT-ICMRS Collaborating Center for Translational Medicine Research.

    Group photo.

    Group photo.

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