Research | 2018-09-22Back
From September 20th to 22nd, the 2018 Joint Conference of Biomedical Engineering Societies of China (CBME2018) was held at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center. More than 1000 experts, scholars, and young researchers gathered to discuss the interdisciplinary and integrative innovations of this academic discipline.
The conference was hosted by the China Biomedical Engineering Society. Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) joined the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenzhen University, the Key Laboratory of Health Informatics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the Key Laboratory of Human-Computer Intelligence Collaborative Systems of the Chinese Academy of Sciences as sponsors for the conference.
Hu Shengshou, chairman of the China Biomedical Engineering Society, welcomed everyone to the conference in an opening speech. He pointed out that the Chinese Society of Biomedical Engineering, as a national first-level and professional society, played a key role in academic innovation and medical transformation. He hoped that the conference would become a communication platform to promote the construction of biomedical engineering disciplines, promote biomedical engineering research and high-end industrial applications.
Shenzhen Municipal Government Deputy Mayor Ai Xuefeng attended the meeting and addressed the conference. He expressed his warm congratulations on the successful convening of this conference. He said that Shenzhen, as a major medical device and biomedical industry in the country, attaches great importance to the role of source and technological innovation, talent development, and scientific and technological infrastructure. He welcomed the strengthening of cooperation between the China Society of Biomedical Engineering and Shenzhen to promote the sustainable, rapid and healthy development of biomedical engineering research and the industrialization of its high-tech achievements.
CBME is held every two years. This is the first time it has been held in Shenzhen. CBME2018 will host innovative technologies and applications across a variety of areas such as medical and health data, medical imaging and artificial intelligence, bioelectronics and sensors, microfluidics and clinical testing, biomedical optics, medical neurology and rehabilitation engineering, biomaterials and tissue engineering, nanomedicine, biomedical ultrasound diagnosis, and treatment. More than ten academic forums, including medical ultrasound treatment, cardiovascular disease diagnosis, and treatment methods, have organized nearly 200 oral reports and nearly 300 academic exchange posters. Among them, the cutting-edge sub-forum of clinical application of gene sequencing was held at the conference hall of SUSTech.
CBME2018 was chaired by academicians Cao Xuetao and Hu Shengshou of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Director of the Department of Biomedical Engineering of SUSTech Jiang Xingyu, Shenzhen Advanced Institute researcher Zheng Hairong, Shenzhen University’s Chen Siping, and Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology of Chinese Academy of Sciences researcher Li Guanglin. Teachers of the Department of Biomedical Engineering of SUSTech such as Jiang Xingyu, Wu Changfeng, and Chen Fangyi, served as chairmen of several sub-forums or were invited to participate in the forum report.
Academician Hu Shengshou of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, academicians Yan Xiyun and Chen Runsheng of the Chinese Academy of Sciences all gave major presentations. They were joined by professor Teng Yijun of Southeast University, professor Li Luming of Tsinghua University, researcher Zhang Xianen of the Institute of Biophysics from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, professor Peng Hanchuan of the Allen Institute of Brain Science, and researcher Zheng Hairong of the Shenzhen Advanced Institute. The topics covered a diverse range of issues including cardiovascular medical devices, nanomedicine, mass spectrometry, interventional device innovation, biosensing, neuromodulation, brain science big data, and medical magnetic resonance imaging.
In response to the multi-disciplinary cross-disciplinary and bio-medical engineering collaborative innovation of biomedical engineering, the conference set up a sub-forum of biomedical engineering education. Representatives from Southeast University, Tsinghua University, Zhejiang University, and SUSTech were invited to discuss the education in this field to try and find a solution. The conference also specially set up the "Mr. Jiang Dazong" Youth Thesis Competition and the Biomedical Engineering Journal Development Forum.