The First General Conference of CSBM Successfully Held

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The First General Conference of CSBM Successfully Held

On June 1, 2012, the first general conference of Chinese Society for Biomaterials was held at Tianfu Room on the third floor of Chengdu Century City International Convention Center. Leaders including Qi Rang, Member of the Standing Committee of CPPCC National Committee and Director of the Consultative Committee of China Association of Science and Technology, Shi Changxu, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering and Chinese Academy of Sciences and Honorary President of CSBM, Nicholas Peppas, President of the International Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering, Yang Quanming, CPC Committee Secretary of Sichuan University, etc., and all the members of CSBM attended the conference. It was chaired by Gu Zhongwei, Vice president of CSBM and Director of National Engineering Research Center for Biomaterials.

Yang Quanming, CPC Committee Secretary of Sichuan University, addressed at the conference. First of all, on behalf of Sichuan University, he sent the congratulations to the successful opening of the first general meeting, showed the warm welcome to the coming of all the experts and scholars, and expressed the sincere gratitude to the leaders, experts and scholar for their support to Sichuan University and the development of biomaterials. Yang pointed out that the conference is a brand new mile stone to the development of biomaterials and its industry, which is of significance to promote the cooperation and exchanges in the international biomaterials science and engineering and to improve people’s life quality and health in China. Sichuan University will take the holding of the 9th World Biomaterials Congress as the opportunity to further enhance the research and development of biomaterials and the cultivation of high-tech talents and to make bigger contribution to the national economic construction and social development.

Shi Changxu reviewed the twists and turns in the process of bidding for the World Biomaterials Congress with Zhang Xingdong and their team in the old days. Shi said that the 9th World Biomaterials Congress symbolized that China’s biomaterials research level has been improved significantly. He hoped Chinese biomaterials scientists will unite together to make China's biomaterials research and development better.

Nicholas Peppas, President of the International Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering, expressed his congratulations to the first general meeting of CSBM in his speech. He said that biomaterials research and development has far-reaching influence and meaning to human’s well-being. Currently there are some breakthroughs made in the global research of biomaterials, however, it is far to meet the needs of human life and social development. He hoped that biomaterials scientists worldwide will make concerted efforts to build a better future for biomaterials science and technology and the whole human community.

During the conference, on behalf of the preparing committee, Zhang Xingdong reported the preparing work and experiences to the delegates. Qi Rang, Director of the Consultative Committee of China Association of Science and Technology, presented Shi Changxu the certificate of Honorary President of CSBM, and other leaders present at the meeting presented the certificates of President, Consultants, Vice Presidents, Standing Council Members and Council Members.

The Conference disclosed the details about how the CSBM statutes, bylaws, personnel were determined as well as other information about the CSBM organizational structure and task distribution, awards, and the list of winner candidates this year. And the Conference also discussed and passed the Society’s plan during 2012-2013.

Source: Sichuan University News Net

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