Session 2B: Research Project and Journal Writing Workshop
Session 6B: Meet the NHRI, MOST, TFDA
Session 4D/5D: Clinical Research Matchmaking Forum in biomedical engineering
Meet the Masters
Session 5E: Career Development Lectures
Session 8C: Industry Sessions
Session 1D: Clinical Engineering Forum (in Chinese)
Session 4A/5A: Ethics in Biomedical Engineering
Session 4C: How to get VC fund and Incubation platform support
Session 5B: Tango of the Two: Academia and Industry- Lessons Learn from Israel
Research Project and Journal Writing Workshop
1. Invite Senior Principal Investigators to share his experiences and strategies in writing research plans and assist young Principal Investigators in applying for research grants from the government or foundations.
2. Invite senior journal editors to share and discuss how to choose an appropriate topic for submission, as well as strategies and tips to increase the chances of a successful submission.
Professor and director
Institute of Polymer Science and Engineering, National Taiwan University
Speaker of Journal Writing
Kam W. Leong
Samuel Y Sheng Professor of Biomedical Engineering & Professor of Systems Biology, Columbia University
Editor in Chief of Biomaterials
Professor, Institute of Molecular Medicine, School of Medicine, National Taiwan University
Meet the NHRI, MOST, TFDA
Through one-to-one interactions with the audience, invited speakers from the National Health Research Institutes, The Ministry of Science and Technology, and The Taiwan Food and Drug Administration will explain and assist in the understanding of various government funding policies, provide insight on the latest regulatory management as well as give a sneak-peek on the latest topics.
Distinguished Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Environmental Sciences, National Tsing Hua University
Discipline Coordinator (Biomedical Engineering), Ministry of Science and Technology, Taipei, R.O.C(科技部工程司醫工學門召集人)
Clinical Research Matchmaking Forum in biomedical engineering
Senior members of the Medical academic and research community will discuss how to establish a mutually beneficial relationship between researchers and clinicians as well as provide learning and collaboration opportunities for new clinical researchers.
Professor, Attending Physician, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, National Taiwan University Hospital
Meet the Masters
Senior researchers with different expertise and backgrounds will host round tables and discuss research interests as well as potential career paths with young scholars.
Savio Woo L-Y. Woo
Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Bioengineering
Director of Musculoskeletal Research Center
University of Pittsburgh
Development of biodegradable metallic materials to assist the healing of ligaments and tendons as well as for implantable devices for orthopaedic applications.
Kinematics of synovial joints, including knee and shoulder, by developing a novel robotic universal force-moment sensor testing system to assess the roles of various soft tissues.
Functional tissue engineering approaches involving the use of extracellular matrix (ECM) bioscaffolds, i.e., ECM-SIS to improve the healing of injured ligaments and tendons.
Theoretical and experimental studies of the nonlinear viscoelastic and mechanical properties of biological tissues.
Effects of stress and motion on healing and repair of soft tissues.
K. Kirk Shung
Dwight C. and Hildagarde E. Baum Chair in Biomedical Engineering and Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Southern California
Dr. Shung’s research interest is in ultrasonic transducers, high frequency ultrasonic imaging and ultrasound microbeams. His laboratory has developed ultrahigh frequency (UHF) single element transducers (>100 MHz), several versions of high frequency (>30 MHz) linear arrays and an imaging platform to test these arrays. He is also interested in UHF ultrasound applications in cellular bioengineering, e.g. cell trapping, stimulation and sorting.
Franklin W. Woeltge Professor,Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Machine learning and pattern recognition
Professor, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University
Full Staff, Biomedical Engineering, Orthopedic Surgery, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio
Dr. Li has broad research interests in musculoskeletal biomechanics, with a particular focus on the hand and upper extremity.
Jeff Tza-Huei Wang
Mechanical Engineering & Biomedical Engineering Depts.
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Institute for NanoBioTechnology
Johns Hopkins University
BioMEMS and Microfluids
Genetic and Epigenetic Biomarker for Cancer
Nano/Micro Scale Fabrication
Single Molecule Manipulation and Detection
Career Development Lectures
Senior Academic and Industry Experts share tips on writing an impressive CV by explaining how to create a personal brand, the influences of their personal brands, as well as difficulties and challenges they may encounter throughout their career.
Eric Y. Chuang
Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University
Deputy General Director, Biomedical Technology and Device Research Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute
Distinguished Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Dean of Office of Research and Development
Director of Center of Industry-Academia Liaison
National Yang Ming University
Clinical Engineering Forum (in Chinese)-- Life Cycle of Medical Devices: Information and Safety
Biomedical engineering professionals have continuously pursued the importance of medical device risk management for proper medical diagnosis and patient safety. With the development of various innovative trends such as big data analysis, AI application, and smart hospital solutions, improving risk management as well as monitoring the life cycle of medical devices have become a common goal among biomedical engineering professionals. This year, WACBE is introducing a special symposium themed "Life Cycle of Medical Devices: Information and Safety" which will be held in the form of a clinical engineering forum where students can learn and exchange from experts on how hospitals systematically supervise and implement quality management.
Distinguished Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering
Director of Technology Translation Center for Medical Device Development Center
Chung Yuan Christian University
Ethics in Biomedical Engineering
Arthur Fuk-Tat Mak
Adjunct Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Bioengineering is fast bringing to our society ever novel technologies for medical and rehabilitation therapy. We now find ourselves with tools not only to change our world but also to potentially change ourselves fundamentally. As bioengineers, should we be more mindful of the ethical concerns we are generating with our novelties? Are the classical principles of medical ethics sufficient to guide our way forward? What additional ethical questions should we ask along with our scientific curiosity and technological innovation?
Professor, Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics
College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
The University of Edinburgh
Sarah has a wide interest in the ethics of medical research including stem cells, embryo research and reproductive medicine. Human enhancement, gene therapy and genetic modification, along with animal ethics and research ethics, are also areas of study.
(Re)-engineering Humanity? Ethical challenges at the frontiers of biomedicine.
Joy Y. Zhang
Associate Professor in Sociology, University of Kent
Editorial Board, Sociology
Human Practices Executive Committee, Igem
Ethical governance of stem cells, gene technology, synthetic biology
Risk and accountability
Sino-European scientific cooperation
The Co-production of Bioethics: The Role of Bioengineers in Shaping Our Bioethical Future
Au Kit-sing, Derrick
Director, CUHK Centre for Bioethics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
CRISPR babies”: Lesson for Biomedical Innovation
Professor of Medical Ethics and Deputy Director of the Institute of Medical Humanities, Peking University Health Science Centre
Public health ethics
Construction of professional spirit of doctors
Ethical Reflection on Gene-editing Baby Case
Daniel Fu-Chang Tsai
Attending Physician, Department of Medical Research, National Taiwan University Hospital,
Professor, Department & Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Bioethics National Taiwan University College of Medicine
Family medicine and community medicine
How to get VC fund and Incubation platform support
Cheng-Kung Cheng, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor, Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Biomedical Engineering and School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering, Beihang University
Many innovative ideas were conducted in the research institutes through the funding grants from the government agency. Most of this kind projects need further support to connect with the industry or market demands. However, the strategy and mechanism to leverage non-government support has been rarely discussed in the academic society. This special symposium will invite one General Manager of VC company, one director of incubation company, one CEO of start-up company, and one CEO of IPO company to share their experiences and set up a round table discussion with the audience.
Mr. Paul Yin 尹集雄
Tango of the Two: Academia and Industry- Lessons Learn from Israel
Israel medical industry is well known throughout the world, especially their technological innovation keep leading the world. As a matter of fact, according to the statistics in 2015 there were 1380 life science company in Israel, and medical device which occupied 725 company is one of the most significant industry in this field. Those things truly deserves Taiwan medical device industry to learn. In this forum we invited chief scientist from Israel. Let's find it out how do they build bridges between academia and industry.