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 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.