Research Project and Journal Writing Workshop

Meet the NHRI, MOST, TFDA

Clinical Research Matchmaking Forum in biomedical engineering

Meet the Masters

Career Development Lectures

Industry Sessions

Clinical Engineering Forum (in Chinese)

Ethics in Biomedical Engineering

How to get VC fund and Incubation platform support



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.


Moderator

Shan-Hui Hsu
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



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.


Moderator

Chih-Kuang Yeh
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.


Moderator

Wen-Shiang Chen
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.


Mentors:


Savio Woo L-Y. Woo
Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Bioengineering
Director of Musculoskeletal Research Center
University of Pittsburgh

Research Areas:
  • 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

    Research Areas:
    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.


    Zhi-Pei Liang
    Franklin W. Woeltge Professor,Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Research Areas:
  • Biomedical imaging
  • Machine learning and pattern recognition
  • Signal Processing


  • Zong-Ming Li
    Professor, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University
    Full Staff, Biomedical Engineering, Orthopedic Surgery, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio

    Research Areas:
    Dr. Li has broad research interests in musculoskeletal biomechanics, with a particular focus on the hand and upper extremity.


    Jeff Tza-Huei Wang
    Professor
    Mechanical Engineering & Biomedical Engineering Depts.
    Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Institute for NanoBioTechnology
    Johns Hopkins University

    Research Areas:
  • BioMEMS and Microfluids
  • Genetic and Epigenetic Biomarker for Cancer
  • Nano/Micro Scale Fabrication
  • Single Molecule Manipulation and Detection


  • Abraham Lee
    William J. Link Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Professor (Joint Appointment), Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    Director, Micro/Nano Fluidics Fundamentals Focus Center
    Director, Center for Advanced Design and Manufacturing of Integrated Microfluidics
    University of California, Irvine

    Research Areas:
  • Development of integrated micro and nano fluidic chip processors for the manipulation and self-assembly of biomolecules and other synthesized nanoparticles
  • Microtools for real-time
  • Minimally invasive therapy
  • Imaging of the brain
  • Micro devices for distributed surveillance in liquid-based environments



  • 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.


    Moderator

    Eric Y. Chuang
    Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University
    Deputy General Director, Biomedical Technology and Device Research Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute



    Industry Sessions

    Moderator

    Chun-Li Lin
    Distinguished Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Dean of Office of Research and Development
    Director of Center of Industry-Academia Liaison
    National Yang Ming University


    Chun-Hsu Yao
    Professor, Department of Biomedical Imaging and Radiological Science, China Medical University



    Clinical Engineering Forum (in Chinese)-- Life Cycle of Medical Devices: Information and Safety
    臨床工程論壇-「資訊與安全之醫療器材全生命週期管理」


    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.


    有鑑於醫療器材管理對於醫療診斷與病人安全之重要,面對大數據分析、AI運用、與智慧醫院等未來發展趨勢,如何提升醫院醫療器材使用安全風險管理能力,依照醫療器材生命週期特性進行監控,讓管理發揮更大效益,是醫院醫工專業持續追求之目標。本次WACBE的會議中,特別安排「資訊與安全之醫療器材全生命週期管理」為主題,藉由臨床工程論壇討論的方式,相互交流,學習醫院如何系統性的進行醫材監督與品質管理;同時透過活動的進行,與其他參與專家交換經驗、相互切磋交流,達到學用相長之效。



    Moderator

    Kang-Ping Lin
    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?


    Speakers

    Sarah Chan
    Professor, Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics
    College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
    The University of Edinburgh

    Research Areas:
    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.

    Lecture Topic:
    (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

    Research Areas:
  • Ethical governance of stem cells, gene technology, synthetic biology
  • Risk and accountability
  • Sino-European scientific cooperation
  • Decolonizing knowledge

  • Lecture Topic:
    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

    Lecture Topic:
    “Rogue scientist” and the ethical path to human germline editing


    Yali Cong
    Professor of Medical Ethics and Deputy Director of the Institute of Medical Humanities, Peking University Health Science Centre

    Research Areas:
  • Public health ethics
  • Construction of professional spirit of doctors

  • Lecture Topic:
    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

    Research Areas:
  • Bioethics
  • Clinical ethics
  • Research ethics
  • Family medicine and community medicine





  • How to get VC fund and Incubation platform support

    Moderator

    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.