2018-02-13 WACBE Newsletter (No.5)

The 2018 WACBE newsletter (No.5) is available here.

2017-11-24 WACBE Supports EMedIC Global 2018

Engineering Medical Innovation Global Competition
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 16-18 August 2018

2017-11-12 ISL&T XVII

International Symposium on Ligaments & Tendons (ISL&T) - XVII
Hangzhou, China, April 20-21, 2018

2017-8-27 WACBE Supports following international conferences

The 3rd International Symposium on Mechanobiology
Conference Chair: Prof. Chwee Tech LIM (WACBE Councilor)
National University of Singapore, Singapore, 11-14 December 2017

International Conference on Biomedical Ultrasound 2017
Conference Chair: Prof. Yongping ZHENG (WACBE Secretary)
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, 3-4 December 2017

2017-8-16 8th WACBE Congress a Success

The 8 th WACBE World Congress in Bioengineering took place from 30 July to 2 August 2017 in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The Congress attracted about 400 delegates from over the world, including academic researchers, industry practitioners, medical officers, business leaders and students. read more

Delegates of the 8th WACBE Congress

2016-11-28 Call for Abstract
8th WACBE World Congress on Bioengineering
30 July - 2 Aug 2017, Hong Kong, China

The World Association for Chinese Biomedical Engineers (WACBE) will organize the 8th WACBE World Congress on Bioengineering in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, during 30 July - 2 August 2017. The Congress invites many renowned biomedical engineers over the world to share their research and development. The Congress will offer a networking forum for bioengineers to keep abreast of the latest development of the field. It estimates that about 500 delegates will join this Congress. Best papers awards will be set up for young researchers and students.

We warmly invite you and your colleagues to submit abstracts and to attend this Congress. Please distribute this message to your colleagues and students. You may find more information in the Congress Website:

Deadline for Abstract Submission: 31 Jan 2017
Date of Notification: 15 Mar 2017
Early Bird Registration: 30 Apr 2017
Congress Secretariat
Tel No: (852) 3400 8893
2016-02-20 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.

2015-07-19 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:

2015-02-19 WACBE Newsletter (No.4)

The fourth WACBE newsletter is available here.

2015-02-19 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.

2014-07-01 WACBE Congress on Bioengineering 2015

Congress website:

2014-06-18 WACBE-sponsored BME Symposium

The program is linked here (PDF).

2013-12-19 WACBE Newsletter

The third WACBE newsletter is available here.

2013-12-5 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.

2013-10-15 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 symposium website and symposium flyer.

2013-07-11 Flow of a Long River

tribute book image 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

2013-07-04 The 6th WACBE World Congress

The 6th WACBE World Congress on Bioengineering, Beijing, China, August 5-8, 2013.

Conference website:

2013-07-04 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.

2012-08-31 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.

2012-08-22 The 6th WACBE World Congress

The 6th WACBE World Congress on Bioengineering will be held in Beihang University, Beijing, China, August 5-8, 2013.

2012-04-14 Faculty positions at the National Yang-Ming University

Faculty positions (musculoskeletal biomechanics) at the National Yang-Ming University

Click here for job description.

2011-12-01 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!

2011-09-13 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.

2011-05-19 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!

2011-03-06 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)

2010-08-21 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

2010-04-7 The WACBE Newsletter is available

The second WACBE newsletter is available here.

2010-03-18 The 5th WACBE Congress

The 5th WACBE World Congress on Bioengineering will be held in Tainan, Taiwan, August 18-21, 2011. (link)

2009-11-22 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)

2008-01-04 The WACBE Inaugural Newsletter is available

WACBE Newsletter 2008 #1

2007-11-22 Membership renewal for Year 2008

Please pay your 2008 annual membership dues.

2007-11-22 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)

2007-08-28 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)

2007-07-15 The 4th WACBE Congress

The 4th WACBE Congress will be hosted by Professor Arthur Mak in Hong Kong, July 26-29, 2009.

2007-02-28 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.

2007-02-28 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).

2006-03-08 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

2003-12-01 WACBE Steering Committee Meeting, Hong Kong