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  • 24 May 2024 10:31 AM | Hang Lin (Administrator)

    ICMRS is proud to call for nominations of five award opportunities with honorarium. These awards are aimed to recognize the research excellency and outstanding service of our members:

    1) Lifetime Achievement Award 

    2) Distinguished Clinical Investigator Award

    3) Distinguished Translational Research Investigator Award

    4) Distinguished Basic Science Research Investigator Award

    5) Service Medal

    Please ICMRS Awards 2024.pdf for more information and nomination instructions on each award. All ICMRS members are eligible to receive an award, except as restricted by specific award criteria. he deadline to submit your nomination package to ICMRS@icmrs.net is Saturday, Aug 31, 2024. We will announce the final awardees and celebrated their achievements in 2024 ICMRS Fall Membership Meeting!


  • 04 Feb 2024 2:16 PM | Ling Qin (Administrator)

    On February 3rd, the International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society (ICMRS) hosted a vibrant dinner event at George's Greek Cafe in Long Beach, California. Attended by 52 enthusiastic members, including honorary, lifetime, regular, and student members, the evening served as a platform for camaraderie and networking.

    Members from various corners of the globe, including the United States, China, and Canada, gathered at the event, exuding joy as they reunited with old acquaintances and forged new connections within the musculoskeletal research community.

    The lively atmosphere of George's Greek Cafe provided the perfect backdrop for attendees to engage in stimulating conversations, exchange ideas, and share experiences in the field of musculoskeletal research. Laughter echoed throughout the venue as guests bonded over their shared passion for advancing orthopedic science.

    "This dinner event is not only a chance to catch up with colleagues but also an opportunity to foster collaboration and innovation in our field," remarked one attendee, reflecting the sentiment shared by many.

    As plates were cleared and conversation continues, it was evident that the ICMRS dinner event had successfully achieved its goal of bringing together like-minded individuals dedicated to advancing musculoskeletal research worldwide.

    With hearts full of gratitude and anticipation for future gatherings, attendees bid farewell, carrying with them cherished memories of an evening filled with friendship, camaraderie, and shared passion for scientific excellence.

    As the night drew to a close, the ICMRS dinner event stood as a testament to the organization's commitment to fostering a global community of musculoskeletal researchers united in their quest for scientific advancement and collaboration.

    ICMRS Communication Committee


    Delighted , members from Toronto


    Welcome, new friends from Hangzhou


    Smile, members from China


    Happy, our lifetime members



    Honored, our distinguished Professor Savio Woo



    Cheers, our brilliant young members 


  • 20 Jan 2024 10:41 AM | Hang Lin (Administrator)

    The Scientific Program Committee and Organizing Committee for the the 5th International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Conference (ICMRC) (ICMRC-2024) were formed. The ICMRC-2024 will be held in Jinjiang, China, from May 31st to June 3rd, 2024. Abstract submission will be closed on February 15, 2024. Please refer to the conference website (ICMRC-2024for the latest information. 

    Organizers

    International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society (ICMRS)

    Shanghai Jiaotong University Sixth Peoples’ Hospital

    Co-organizers

    Shanghai Sixth People’s Hospital at Jinjiang

    HEMIN Foundation

    Conference Presidents: Guozhi Xiao, Changqing Zhang, Jean Jiang, Xing Ma, Ming Chen

    Co-Chairs: Minghao Zheng, Yi-Xian Qin, Qin Ling (HK), Tingting Tang, Xu Cao, and David Ke

    Scientific Program Committee Chairs: Wentian Yang, Qin Ling (USA), Bin Li, Xiaoling Zhang

    Members (by last name): Xiaochun Bai, Liming Bian, Daozhang Cai, Zhengdong Cai, Li Cao, Xu Cao, Jiang Chang, Lei Chen, Di Chen, Lin Chen, Qian Chen, Xiaofeng Chen, Liao Cui, Lianfu Deng, X. Neil Dong, Cunyi Fan, Shunwu Fan, Shiqing Feng, X. Edward Guo, Qiang Ji, Qing Jiang, David Ke, Yuxiao Lai, Gang Li, Yiping Li, Changsheng Liu, Chuanju Liu, Sherry Liu, Xianghang Luo, Jian Luo, Zhuojing Luo, Hongbin Lv, Peter Ma, Hongwei Ouyang, Haobo Pan, Guoxian Pei, Jiang Peng, Peng Shao, Zengwu Shao, Chenhui Shi, Meishu Shih, Chunli Song, Jiacan Su, Fudi Wang, James H-C. Wang, Xiangyang Wang, Yongjun Wang, Weibo Xia, Yin Xiao, Huiqi Xie, Jiake Xu, Youjia Xu, Huilin Yang, Jian Yang, Ke Yang, Lei Yang, Zhangmin Ye, Bin Yu, Ming Zhang, Ping Zhang, Shengmin Zhang, Xinping Zhang, Dewei Zhao, Cheng-Kung Zheng, Hong Zhou, Xuedong Zhou, Weiguo Zou, Xuenong Zou

    Organizing Committee Chairs: Hang Lin, Liu Yang, Huiling Cao,

    Members (by last name): Keming Chen, Yue Ding, Shiwu Dong, Weili Fu, Xieli Guo, Oscar Kuang-Sheng Lee, Jiliang Li, Lucas Lu, Dengshun Miao, Guoqing Pan, Songlin Peng, Bing Wang, Liyun Wang, Weishan Wang, Jun Wu, Zhihong Wu, Ren Xu, Jinglong Yan, Hui Yang, Kelvin Yeung, Wei Yao, Lidan You, Zhifeng Yu, Baozhi Yuan, , Zhiyong Zhang, Jingshan Zhang, Yiting Zhou, Feng Zhu

    Secretary-General: Junjie Gao(ICMRC2024@163.com

    Secretaries: Jiahua Lin, Yashi Guo,Huiliang Yang


  • 01 Jan 2024 10:24 AM | Hang Lin (Administrator)

    Abstract submissions for the ICMRC-2024 are now open with the deadline of February 15, 2024! Please ensure that you refer to the abstract guidelines when preparing your abstract(s). The ICMRC-2024 will be held in Jinjiang, China, from May 31st to June 3rd, 2024.

    Abstracts received by the deadline will be considered for either podium or poster presentation. All accepted abstracts will be notified by March 15th, 2024.

    If you require assistance or have any concerns about the abstract submission process, please contact us at ICMRS@icmrs.net. 

    Click here to submit an abstract.


  • 08 Dec 2023 2:47 PM | Hang Lin (Administrator)

    The International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Conference (ICMRC) is a biennial international academic conference organized by the International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society (ICMRS). The ICMRC aims to promote basic and translational orthopedic research and to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and comprehensive prevention of major musculoskeletal diseases through academic dialogue, research collaboration among domestic and foreign colleagues, and ICMRS collaborative centers. Following the success of previous ICMRCs in Suzhou, Changsha, Shihezi, and Shenzheng, the 5th ICMRC (ICMRC-2024) will be held in Jinjiang, a historic yet vibrant city in southern China, from May 31 to June 3, 2024. ICMRS, the National Orthopaedic Research Centre at Shanghai Jiao Tong University Sixth People’s Hospital, and Fujian Jinjiang People’s Hospital will jointly host this conference.

    The ICMRC-2024 will be chaired by ICMRS president Professor Guozhi Xiao, and Professors Changqing Zhang, Jean Jiang, and Ming Chen. The theme of this meeting is Embracing Cutting-edge Cell and Molecular Biotechnologies and Material Sciences to Advance Basic and Translational Orthopedic Research.” The conference will cover topics including bone metabolism, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, disc and vertebrate degeneration, musculoskeletal development and degeneration, tendon and ligament biology, stem cell and tissue engineering, biomaterials, biomechanics, bone tumor and the application of new technologies in the orthopedic field. Abstract submission will open on January 1 and close on February 15, 2024, USA Eastern time. Leading scientists from the United States, Canada, Australia, European countries, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Mainland China will be invited to share their exciting findings and insights. This conference will feature exciting programs, including presentations, symposia, and best abstract and young investigator awards, to facilitate the discussion of state-of-the-art musculoskeletal research and clinical applications.

    Welcome to ICMRS-2024!


  • 30 Nov 2023 10:19 AM | Ling Qin (Administrator)

    International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society (ICMRS) is pleased to announce the first inaugural scientific awards to our members who have made outstanding contributions to their scientific and professional career in musculoskeletal science and medicine.

    2023 Lifetime Achievement Award

    The ICMRS Lifetime Achievement Award is to honor a scholar who has devoted much of his/her career to the advancement in musculoskeletal science and medicine. Throughout their career the awardee has demonstrated the scientific excellence in research and innovation and provided mentorship and in their leadership, service, education, and professional relationships. This prestigious award honors an individual who is a basic researcher and/or clinician in the field of musculoskeletal medicine.



    Prof. Kerong Dai, MD, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine

    The ICMRS Lifetime Achievement Award has been honored to Prof. Dai Kerong Dai, MD, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, who has made substantial contributions in the areas of medical application of Orthopedic Biomechanics, 3D Bioprinting, Stem Cell Engineering, Arthroplasty, and Osteoporosis. He has published more than 500 papers as first author and co-author and books as editor-in-chief or contributor, and also have been honored with 45 prizes including Chinese National Invention Prize, National Science and Technology Prize, etc. He is the chief scientist of Shanghai Medical 3D Printing Innovation Research Center. He and his team have carried out a series of basic and clinical research on stem cell technology to promote bone regeneration and participated in the invention and translation of related research into clinical application (NMPA 20213101079). The 3D printing center also witness the China first registration certificate for 3D printed personalized artificial bone joint prosthesis (NMPA 3050065: 2003) and the world’s first 3D printed bioactive bone grafts for clinical application.


    2023 Distinguished Clinical Investigator Award

    The Distinguished Clinical Investigator Award is awarded to a clinical scientist making outstanding contributions to the field of clinical management of musculoskeletal diseases including surgical management and therapeutics, epidemiology and health-services research and clinical outcomes. The awardees should be established Investigators who are at the full professor level. This research should have been conducted within the last five years. 


    Prof. Qing Jiang, MD, PhD, at Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, Affiliated Hospital of Medical School, Nanjing University

    The Distinguished Clinical Investigator Award has been honored to Professor Qing Jiang, MD, PhD, at Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, Affiliated Hospital of Medical School, Nanjing University, who is Orthopedic consultant who has been practicing medicine for 34 years and performed more than 20,000 surgeries and treated more than 100,000 patients. He had been engaged in orthopedic and sports medicine clinical and basic research since 1989. Prof. Jiang Mainly engaged in the basic and clinical research of sports system diseases, and published 243 Chinese core articles, 289 SCI articles, included Nature Medicine, Nature Genetic, Nature Communications, Cell Metabolism, PNAS, Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, Science Translational Medicine, Advanced Materials, ACS NANO etc. Prof. Jiang is the editorial board member of several SCI magazines, include BMC musculoskeletal disorders, Osteoarthritis and Cartilage and Orthopedic Surgery, and created an English magazine Annals of Joint as the chief editor. He led the preparation of the guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of osteoarthritis, and also participated in the preparation of several domestic orthopedics guides and was invited to give lessons in Australia and Japan for many times.


    2023 Distinguished Translational Research Investigator Award

    The Distinguished Translational Research Investigator Award is awarded to a scientist and/or clinician who has made outstanding contributions and impact to the field of musculoskeletal research by translating a research concept or idea into clinical application. The awardees should be established Investigators who are at the full professor level. Considering the length of research translation from concept to product approval or clinical trial normally takes a long time, there will be no limit on when the research is conducted.


    Dr Hua Zhu (David) Ke, Founder and CEO, Angitia Biopharmaceuticals

    The Distinguished Translational Research Investigator Award has been honored to Dr Hua Zhu (David) Ke, Founder and CEO, Angitia Biopharmaceuticals, who has dedicated all his efforts on the discovery and development of innovative drugs for treatment of serious musculoskeletal diseases for the last 30 years. Before founding Angitia in 2018, David served as Vice President and the Head of Bone Therapeutic Area in UCB Pharma in the United Kingdom, and Scientific Executive Director and Head of Bone Research in Amgen Inc. in the United States, and Research Fellow and Head of Bone Pharmacology in Pfizer Central Research and Development in the United States. As one of the major contributors, David led his teams to the successful discover and development of blockbuster innovative drugs for treatment of serious bone diseases that have been launched in United States, Europe, Japan, China, and other parts of the world. These innovative drugs included Prolia (osteoporosis), Xgeva (bone metastases) and Evenity (osteoporosis).


    2023 Distinguished Basic Research Investigator Award

    The Distinguished Clinical Research Investigator is awarded to a basic scientist who has made outstanding contributions to the field of musculoskeletal research in all areas of basic science including biology, bioengineering and biomaterials. The awardees should be established. Investigators who are at the full professor level. This research should have been conducted within the last five years. 


    Prof. Xu Cao, PhD at Johns Hopkins University

    The Distinguished Clinical Investigator Award has been honored to Professor Xu Cao, PhD at Johns Hopkins University, who has strived to discover the fundamental mechanisms of bone biology to gain a deeper understanding of major musculoskeletal disorders and develop potential therapies for these bone diseases. We have revealed the coupling mechanism of bone remodeling in the maintenance of bone homeostasis, in which TGF-β activated by osteoclasts induces migration of mesenchymal stem cells to bone resorptive sites for bone formation. The recruited mesenchymal stem cells then undergo differentiation for bone formation. The coupled bone remodeling by TGF-β is associated with angiogenesis. Alterations in the coupling process in bone remodeling leads to many skeletal diseases. Our research in those fields has been published in Cell Stem Cell, Nat Med., Nat Commun., J Clin Invest. etc. We have organized and planned several clinical trials to investigate topics such as stem cell recruitment in anabolic versus antiresorptive osteoporosis therapy. We have also screened and synthesized a series of small molecules for osteoarthritis and spine disc degeneration. Our goal is to create effective disease-modifying therapies to treat osteoarthritis, spine disc generation, and other major skeletal diseases.


    Minghao Zheng, MD, PhD, President of ICMRS (2021-2023)

    Medical School, The University of Western Australia, WA, 6009

    Minghao.zheng@uwa.edu.au



  • 24 Oct 2023 9:51 AM | Ling Qin (Administrator)

    ASBMR 2023 Louis V. Avioli Founders Award Recipient


    Fanxin Long, Ph.D.                       

    Professor and William Wikoff Smith Endowed Chair in Pediatric Genomic Research

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    and the University of Pennsylvania, USA


    Fellow of ASBMR 2023   

          

    Hong-Wen Deng, Ph.D.               

    Professor, Aron Family Endowed Chair.

    Director, Center for Biomedical Informatics & Genomics,

    Tulane University, USA  

    Awards

    Han Jiao*                         Hebei Medical University              2023 ASBMR President's Award

    Donghao Gan                  Southern Univ of Sci & Tech              2023 ASBMR Young Investigator Award

    Jiawei Lu                          University of Pennsylvania              2023 ASBMR Young Investigator Award
    Rui Hua, Ph.D.                 Univ. of Texas Health Sci Ctr              2023 ASBMR Young Investigator Award

    Jiekang Wang*                Johns Hopkins University              2023 ASBMR Young Investigator Award

    Yongli Qin                        HSS and Cornell Univ                    2023 ASBMR Young Investigator Award

    Qiwen Li, DMD, Ph.D     Sichuan University                        2023 ASBMR Young Investigator Award

    *Recipients of the 2023 Fall ICMRS Webster Jee Young Investigator Award.

    Member Gathering

    Organized by the ICMRS Woman leadership committee chair Prof. Liyun Wang, about 50 ICMRS members who attended the ASBMR 2023 annual meeting gathered at the Victoria Chinese Restaurant in Vancouver to celebrate the accomplishments made by ICMRS and its members. The ICMRS president, Prof. Guozhi Xiao, conveyed his virtual greetings and congratulations to the attendees, particularly ICMRS women scientists, who have made tremendous contributions to our community.

    (By Liyun Wang and Wentian Yang)


  • 24 Oct 2023 9:38 AM | Ling Qin (Administrator)



    The International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society (ICMRS) convened its 2023 Fall Membership Meeting virtually on October 8, 2023, led by Dr. Wentian Yang, Chair of the ICMRS Program Committee and faculty member at Brown University Alpert Medical School. Dr. Yang initiated the session with a warm welcome to the ICMRS community.

    To commence, Professor Minghao Zheng, the immediate past president of ICMRS and a faculty member at the University of Western Australia, provided a brief overview of the society's achievements over the past two years. Under his leadership, ICMRS witnessed steady growth in revenue and membership, now boasting 685 members and 41 collaborative centers worldwide. New award categories were established to honor members' academic and leadership accomplishments, and the ICMRS-Oxford translation meeting in musculoskeletal research was successfully organized. Professor Zheng also outlined future challenges for ICMRS.






    Following this, Dr. Guozhi Xiao, the newly elected President of ICMRS and a professor at the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUST), delivered his inaugural speech. Dr. Xiao shared his aspirations for the community and articulated his vision for ICMRS in the coming years. He introduced his leadership team and committee chairs.



    The event proceeded with the traditional Webster Jee Young Investigator Awards ceremony and keynote seminars. Professor Jerry Feng from Texas A&M announced the award winners, each of whom—Han Jiao (Hebei Medical University), Jiekang Wang (Johns Hopkins University), Jingruo Zhang (University of Texas Health Science Center), Tailin He (Southern University of Science and Technology), and Hao Zhou (Zhejiang University School of Medicine)—delivered brief presentations on their award-winning discoveries. They each received a $500 prize and a plaque. Professor Mone Zaidi from Icahn Sinai School of Medicine in New York presented a captivating lecture on "Pituitary Crosstalk Between Bone, Body Fat, and Brain." Additionally, Professor Veronique Lefebvre from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania shared recent findings on "SOXC Are Critical Regulators of Adult Bone Mass."

    The Fall ICMRS membership meeting also featured updates from three editors, Professors Hui Yang, Yixian Qin, and Gang Li, who discussed the three ICMRS-sponsored journals: Bone Research, Mechanobiology in Medicine, and Journal of Orthopedic Translation.

    The meeting achieved great success with over 326 attendees, including ICMRS members and non-member guests worldwide.

    (By Dr. Jiahui Huang)


  • 25 Aug 2023 8:28 AM | Bingyun Li

    ICMRS W J Young Investigator Award Abstract Submission Guidelines:

    • Write your abstract in Microsoft Word using Times New Roman.  A template is available below to create your abstract.
    • Be sure that all text (including title, authors, institutions, and abstract body) fits onto one page, with an abstract body of no more than a 2500-character limit.
    • No figures are allowed for abstract submission this time.
    • Once you have the one-page abstract, convert it into two PDF files (blind and un-blind formats) and complete the online submission.

    Abstract Submission Deadline: Tuesday, September 5th, 2023


    Abstract Template Title

    Kenton Lewis1, Thomas B. Siegel1, 2, Koji L. Fujii1, Deepak Kumar2

    1University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 2Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

    Email of Presenting Author


    Abstract body using the following format:  abstract information must not appear on or outside the margins. Abstracts must be created in a Word document formatted to 8.5” x 11” (21.59cm x 27.94cm) with the following margin settings:  1 inch for all sides. Font should be 12 points for the Title and 11 points for all authors, institutions, and body sections. Times New Roman is the only font approved for use.

    Abstract Body (no more than 2500 characters)

    (Remember to save abstracts as a PDF before uploading to the submission site.)

    Abstracts should fit 1 page.

  • 25 Aug 2023 8:25 AM | Bingyun Li

    CALL FOR ICMRS 2023 FALL MEMBERSHIP MEETING AND WEBSTER JEE YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARDS

    The International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society (ICMRS) will virtually launch the 2023 Fall Membership Meeting on October 8th (Beijing Time). This meeting provides a platform for ICMRS members to exchange information on all frontiers of musculoskeletal research and integrate knowledge from diverse research specialties. In an endeavor to enrich the discussion, we will host two keynote talks presented by internationally renowned scientists. In addition, we will also present the Webster Jee Young Investigator Awards to recognize the academic achievements of young ICMRS members. The award recipients will be announced during the membership meeting. Each awardee will receive a certificate/plaque, an honorarium of 500 USD, and is required to give a short presentation about their work online. The 2023 Fall ICMRS Membership Meeting program will be announced soon.

    Applicants may find more details about the ICMRS at http://www.icmrs.net.

    Eligibility for Webster Jee Young Investigator Award:

    • Current ICMRS member (to register: http://www.icmrs.net/join-us)
    • Current graduate and/or medical student, post-doc or equivalent, junior faculty and professionals who received Ph.D. or MD for no more than 5 years.
    • Has not received the award previously.
    • Applicants are not required to be of Chinese heritage.

    Selection

    Please prepare your abstract for the ICMRS WJ Young Investigator application by following the instructions posted at our website. Your abstract, in both blind and un-blind formats, should be submitted via the following e-mail address: icmrs@icmrs.net, no later than September 5th, 2023. All submitted abstracts will be peer-reviewed blindly by a panel appointed by the ICMRS Program Committee. The top-scored abstracts will be selected as the awardee. As a general rule, no more than one award will be given to applicants from the same research laboratory/group/institution in the same awarding cycle.

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