IEEE Biomedical Engineering Awarded to Professor Shung
Professor K. Kirk Shung, former WACBE President [2011-2013], is the recepient of 2016 IEEE Biomedical
Engineering Award. A world-renowned leader of biomedical ultrasound technology, Professor Shung's
pioneering discoveries have contributed significantly to the health and welfare of society. Read more
Multiscale Biosensing for Innovative Medicine
Croucher Advanced Study Institute (ASI) is organizing a conference on
Multiscale Biosensing for Innovative Medicine. The purpose of the
conference is to explore how biosensing with appropriate spatial and
temporal resolution could be deployed to quantitatively relate
specific molecular expressions at the subcellular and cellular levels
to physiological and functional events at the tissue and system
levels. The event is to be held on 30 November - 02 December 2015 on
the campus of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Registration is
free. For more information, please visit the conference website:
WACBE Newsletter (No.4)
The fourth WACBE newsletter is available here
WACBE Affiliated Journal
Starting in 2015, WACBE has its own affiliated journal - Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering. More information of the journal are available here
WACBE-sponsored BME Symposium
The program is linked here
The third WACBE newsletter is available here
The 6th WACBE World Congress on Bioengineering
The 6th WACBE World Congress on Bioengineering
was successfully held in Beihang University, Beijing, China, on
August 5-8, 2013. The congress covered a wide variety of areas in bioengineering including biomechanics,
biomaterial, rehabilitation, tissue engineering, biomolecular engineering, biomedical image, biosensor, etc., and
offered an interdisciplinary platform for bioengineers to share and exchange experiences, suggestions and
opinions. Over 400 participants around the world gathered in Beihang University for 4 days of scientific
communication. The congress received 327 abstracts, and organized 18 oral sessions and 11 poster sessions, and
two special forums. Prof. Shu Chien (University of California San Diego), Prof. Savio Woo (University of
Pittsburgh), Prof. Chien Ho (Carnegie Mellon University), Prof. Kam Leong (Duke University), and Prof. Depei
Liu (Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences) gave plenary speeches. There were 38 experts invited to give 20 invited
keynote and 18 session keynote speeches in the congress. In the congress, three people won Savio & Pattie Woo
Travelling Fellowship, and six people won Young Investigator Awards.
ACRP Annual Research Symposium 2013
The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) and Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) co-organize the
ACRP Annual Research Symposium 2013 - Clinical Research Regulatory Systems. The World Association for Chinese Biomedical
Engineers (WACBE) is one of the supporting organizations for this symposium. WACBE members are encouraged to attend the
symposium with reduced registration. Links for available for the
Flow of a Long River
WACBE is proud to announce the publication of a new book in honor of its Founding President, Professor Savio L-Y. Woo. The
title of the book is "Flow of a Long River - Tributes to Savio L-Y Woo on His 70th Birthday". This book is a compilation of
tributes to Professor Woo, who has impacted the field of biomedical engineering and musculoskeletal science for four decades
through his research, his guidance and mentorships, his friendships, and his love for the field, family, and friends. This
book was published by World Scientific Publishing (WSP) and can be purchased on the WSP
website or Amazon.com
The 6th WACBE World Congress
The 6th WACBE World Congress on Bioengineering, Beijing, China, August 5-8, 2013.
Conference website: http://wacbe2013.buaa.edu.cn/
WOA Congress in Beijing, 2013
1st World Congress of the World Orthopaedic Alliance (WOA) during the 8th International Congress of Chinese Orthopaedic Association (COA), Beijing, November 7-10, 2013. Click here
for a brochure. See congress website
Invitation to join WACBE
WACBE Council has decided to waive the membership fee for Regular and Student Members recently. Please fill the application form
and return to us as soon as possible.
The 6th WACBE World Congress
The 6th WACBE World Congress on Bioengineering will be held in Beihang University, Beijing, China, August 5-8, 2013.
Faculty positions at the National Yang-Ming University
Faculty positions (musculoskeletal biomechanics) at the National Yang-Ming University
for job description.
2012 IEEE Medal to Professor Savio L-Y. Woo
The IEEE Board of Directors announced that Professor Savio L.-Y. Woo is the recipient of the 2012 IEEE Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology. This
Medal, sponsored by the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, is given for outstanding contributions and/or innovations in engineering within
the fields of medicine, biology, and healthcare technology. Professor Woo is recognized "for pivotal contributions to biomechanics and its application to
orthopedic surgery and sports medicine." Professor Woo was the founding President of WACBE and is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering and
Institute of Medicine. Congratulations to Professor Woo on this prestigious recognition!
The 5th WACBE World Congress
The WACBE 2011 is integrated with the 2011 Annual meeting of the Taiwanese Society of Biomedical Engineering (TSBME 2011). In celebration of Dr. Shu Chien’s 80th birthday and Dr. Savio LY Woo’s 70th birthday, the WACBE 2011 will also honor the lifetime achievements of Drs. Chien and Woo by symposia on mechanobiology and orthopaedic bioengineering, respectively.
Submissions to this year’s WACBE Congress were numerous and resulted in 340 poster and podium presentations. The scientific program consists of plenary lectures, keynote lectures, special symposia, five parallel podium sessions, and two poster sessions. As suggested by Dr. Savio LY Woo, the WACBE founding president, we invited Dr. Michael M-C Lai, a world-renowned leader in virus, to deliver the honorary Congress lecture. Dr. Lai promoted a new vision and era of bioengineering research. In addition, the rapid growth of biomedical engineering programs in Asian countries has inspired a special forum on Bioengineering Education and Research - Emerging Trends and Future Prospects, organized by Dr. Kai-Nan An, Mayo Clinic.
In total, more than 1200 participants attended the combined meetings of WACBE 2011 and TSBME 2011. The Savio & Pattie Woo Travelling Fellowship, funded with the generous support of Professor and Mrs Savio LY Woo, and the Young Investigator's Awards, courtesy of IEEE EMBS President Zhi-Pei Liang, had strongly encouraged participation from the young generations, as well as growth and involvement in bioengineering.
Academic Career Achievement Award to Professor K. Kirk Shung
Our in-coming WACBE President, Professor K. Kirk Shung, wins the 2011 IEEE-EMBS Academic Career Achievement Award for his contributions to biomedical ultrasonic technology and applications. IEEE-EMBS established the Academic Career Achievement Award to recognize "Outstanding contribution and achievement in the field of Biomedical Engineering as an educator, researcher, developer, or administrator who has had a distinguished career of twenty years or more in the field of biomedical engineering." Congratulations to Professor Shung on this prestigous recognition!
Savio & Pattie Woo Travelling Fellowship
With the generous support of Professor and Mrs Savio Woo, we are pleased to announce the Savio & Pattie Woo Travelling Fellowship for applications by eligible participants of the WACBE Congress 2011. (More
The 5th WACBE Congress
The 5th WACBE World Congress on Bioengineering will be held in Tainan, Taiwan, August 18-21, 2011. Click here
for the Congress website
The WACBE Newsletter is available
The second WACBE newsletter is available here
The 5th WACBE Congress
The 5th WACBE World Congress on Bioengineering will be held in Tainan, Taiwan, August 18-21, 2011. (link
4th WACBE Congress A Great Success
The 4th WACBE World Congress on Bioengineering was held in Hong Kong, China on July 26-29, 2009. The
congress covered all related areas in bioengineering and special symposiums of hot themes and offered
a networking forum for bioengineers to keep abreast of the latest development in the field. This year's
Organizing Committee members were Dr. Arthur Mak, Chairman, Dr. K.M. Chan, Vice-Chairman, Dr. Ming
Zhang, Secretary-General, Dr. Ed X. Wu, Scientific Committee Chair, and Dr. Cheng Zhu, Scientific Committee
Co-Chair among others. WACBE World Congress on Bioengineering 2009 was a memorable event for colleagues and
friends from all over the world to establish friendship, to promote academic exchanges and to stimulate the
interests of biomedical engineers. There were around 450 delegates from 25 countries and districts around
the world. Prof JM Ko, Vice President of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the host, gave a welcome
speech; Prof Arthur Mak, President of WACBE, gave the opening speech. Eight plenary lectures were given by
Roderic Pettigrow, Savio Woo, Kerong dai, Chien Ho, Ning Wang, Yi LI, Kirk Shung, and KF So. The Congress
received around 540 abstracts and 490 abstracts were printed in proceedings, including 8 plenary lectures, 2
workshop lectures, 1 banquet lecture, 41 keynote speeches and 214 other oral presentations and 224 poster
presentations. Five Young Investigator awards were given to (1) Li Zhongyu, HKUST, "Polyether polyol-platinate
conjugate and its micelle as new antitumor nanomedicines", (2) Hui Sai Kam, HKU, "Reduced CSF Contamination in
DTI by Additional DWIs with Smaller B-value", (3) Chen Kai, USA, "Relationship between equilibrium point control
processes and electromyographic pattern in elbow joint movement", (4) Martinez Ignacio, Spain, "upX73: Ubiquitous
Platform for Personal Health Solutions Based on End-to-End Standard Design", and (5) Li Liu, China, "Flexibility, a
possible dominant factor on the activity of antimicrobial peptides"
The Biomedical Engineering (BME) Department of Wayne State University (WSU) is soliciting applications to fill a
new Assistant/Associate Professor position in Biomedical Engineering ... (more
The WACBE Inaugural Newsletter is available
Membership renewal for Year 2008
Please pay your 2008 annual membership dues.
Report on the 3rd WACBE Congress
The 3rd WACBE World Congress on Bioengineering was indeed a global event. We had close to 300 participants from 30 countries around the world gathering in exotic Bangkok for 3 wonderful days of scientific exchanges. We are grateful to the Prof Dr Yongyuth Yuthavong, Minister of Science and Technology of Thailand who graciously gave the Opening Address, followed by Prof Savio Woo (Pittsburgh) who gave an inspiring Congress Lecture. Prof Abraham Lee (UC Irvine) and Masahiro Sokabe (Nagoya) in their Plenary Lectures presented exciting possibilities in bioengineering at both the micro and nano levels. In addition, we had 20 Keynote Presentations from very prominent bioengineers and scientists. There were 40 oral paper sessions organized into 4 parallel tracks and 94 poster papers. Apart from the scientific presentations, the congress was treated to Traditional Thai Dances by the students of Mahidol University at the Gala Banquet. It was a highly successful congress thanks to the hard working organizing committee members from Singapore and Thailand, as well as guidance from the WACBE Council. We are also thankful to the sponsors and exhibitors, their contribution allowed us to provide extremely low registration fees for bona fide students to attend the congress. We also had a rare opportunity, thanks to Prof Dr Pairash Thajchayapong (NSTDA's Specialist and Senior Advisor) who specially arranged for some of the WACBE Council members to have an audience with Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn at the Sra Pathum Palace. Her Royal Highness has a special interest in bioengineering, in particular its application in improving healthcare. I believe the 3rd WACBE World Congress on Bioengineering was a memorable event for many where old ties were renewed and new friendships were established.
(Photos by Mrs. Pattie Woo)
Congress Organizing Committee Meeting
A preliminary Organizing Committee Meeting for the 4th WACBE World Congress on Bioengineering was held in Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The meeting was chaired by Professor Arthur Mak, who is the Chair of the Congress.
(From left: Zong-Ming Li, Lin Qing, Ming Zhang, Arthur Mak, Kai-Ming Chan, Ed Wu, Thomas Lee, Parco Siu, Mo Yang)
The 4th WACBE Congress
The 4th WACBE Congress will be hosted by Professor Arthur Mak in Hong Kong, July 26-29, 2009.
WACBE Informal Council Meeting
The President called the first WACBE Informal Meeting during the Annual Conference of Orthopaedic Research Society in San Diego, February 12, 2007.
First WACBE Council
WACBE concludes the election of the first council. The council members are: Savio Woo (President), Arthur Mak (President-Elect), Zong-Ming Li (Secretary), Ming Zhang (Secretary-Elect), Ed Guo (Treasurer), Zhongping Chen (Treasurer-Elect), Congress Chairs (Yi-Min Hu and James Goh), and six Councilors (Cheng-Kung Cheng, Xiaoping Hu, Kam Leong, Yubo Fan, Zonglai Jiang, and Zhipei Liang).
WACBE World Congress on Bioengineering
The 3rd WACBE World Congress on Bioengineering will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, July 9-11, 2007.
Please visit the congress website at www.wacbe2007.org
WACBE Steering Committee Meeting, Hong Kong