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The 8th WACBE World Congress on Bioengineering
July 30 to August 2, 2017, Hong Kong

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 was organized by The World Association for Chinese Biomedical Engineers (WACBE), hosted by Interdisciplinary Division of Biomedical Engineering, chaired by Professor Ming Zhang.

The WACBE World Congress on Bioengineering focused on the ways that biomedical engineering approaches drive innovation technologies and provide solutions that impact clinical medical practice. This meeting offers a platform, which the researchers and trainees can collaborate on the translation of biomedical technologies from the laboratory to clinical ventures. The Congress attracted about 400 delegates from over the world, including academic researchers, industry practitioners, medical officers, business leaders and students. They were gathering in the Congress to share their experience on bioengineering and had showcased the contributions that biomedical engineers brought to health care, with applications that affect the quality of life for people.

The Savio Woo Distinguished Lecture was given by Professor Zhi-Pei LIANG, Franklin W. Woeltge Professor of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, Champaign, USA, with an very inspiring talk on "Ultrahigh-Resolution MRSI: A Marriage of Quantum Mechanics with Machine Learning to Advance Healthcare". Other plenary speakers include Professor Savio L-Y. WOO, Professor Guang-zhong YANG, Professor Kirk SHUNG, Professor Yubo FAN, Professor Zong-ming LI, Professor Cheng-Kung CHENG, Professor Chwee Teck LIM, and Professor Ming ZHANG.

Some of the topics in the conference tracks included:

  • Biomaterials, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
  • Biomedical imaging, signal processing and health informatics
  • Biomechanics, sports medicine and rehabilitation
  • Biosensors, bionanotechnology and medical devices
  • Cellular, genomic and biomolecular engineering

Over 360 abstracts were received. The Congress Organizing Committee was particularly keen to encourage the participation of younger researchers. Seventeen best presentation prizes were awarded to young investigators who presented their work at the conference.

Professor Zhi-Pei LIANG delivered WACBE's Savio Woo Distinguished Lecture and received the Medal presented by Professor Savio WOO and Professor Zong-Ming LI

WACBE Council members after a council meeting on 30 July 2017

Delegates of the 8th WACBE Congress

Seventeen best presentation prizes were awarded to young investigators in the 8th WACBE Congress