CADA Meeting 2018

The CADA’s 9th Scientific Symposium was held on June 20-22, at the Hyatt Place/Lake Buena Vista Hotel, Orlando, Florida. More than 150 members, fellows and graduate students attended the meeting, many of whom presented their exciting unpublished work. We were excited to have the generous funding support from the Cell Biologics Inc., Cyagen Bioscience Inc., Sinocare Inc., Biocytogen LLC, Sable System International, Proteintech, Gem Pharmatech, Research Diet Inc. and Data Sciences International.

On behalf of the meeting organizers, our Secretary Dr. Meilian Liu (University of New Mexico) began the meeting by introducing the meeting agenda and several housekeeping issues, followed by a welcome remark and brief summary of CADA/CADA members’ achievements during the past year by Dr. Jiandie Lin (University of Michigan), the current CADA president.

The ensuing scientific sessions was composed of a total of 10 sessions with 4-5 speakers each, covering a wide range topic from pancreatic biology, adipose/immune cell biology, hepatic biology, muscle, cell biology of diabetes, ER stress, mitochondria function, lipid metabolism, drug discovery, emerging topics, to career development.  Most of the speakers are junior faculty and postdoctoral fellows/graduate students. They presented very exciting work and the audience was very engaging with many insightful comments and constructive suggestions.  Each session was chaired by excellent sensior scientisits, who encouraged sicientific discussions while kept the session on time.  We thank the hardwork of those chairs, including Drs. Minhui Zhou (Georgia State U), Jianhua Shao (UCSD), Chih-Hao Lee (Harvard U), Wendong Huang (City of Hope), Qingchun Tong (U Texas Houston), Yong Xu (Baylor), Eugen Chen (U Michigan), Lily Dong (UTHSA), Henry Dong (Pittsburgh U), Yonghao Yu (UTSW), Liangyou Rui (U Michigan), Liqing Yu (Maryland U), Zhenqi Liu (Virginia U), Yong Liu (Wuhan U),  Xiaoyong Yang (Yale), and Shaodong Guo (Texas A&M).

As always, the Career Development workshop was welcomed by many, which aimed to provide advice for junior faculty, fellows, and graduate students. This session was chaired by Dr. Eugene Chen and involved the participation of several senior members including Drs. Minhui Zhou, Zhenqi Liu, Jiandie Lin, Ling Qi and Mengwei Zang (UTHSA). They shared their success, experience and thoughts, and answered questions from the audience. The discussion mainly focused on the issues facing junior faculty and fellows, including job interviews, chalk talks, grants, tenure and promotion.

The current CADA President Dr. Jiandie Lin presented this year’s CADA Achievement Award to Dr. Eugene Chen (Michigan) in recognition and appreciation of his scientific achievement and valuable contributions to CADA. President-elect Dr. Ling Qi and board member Dr. Yong Xu presented the Young Investigator Award went to Drs. Jun Wu (Michigan) and Dong Kong (Tufts), respectively, for their scientific accomplishments and promising career.

CADA board member Dr. Shaodong Guo worked together with the committee including Drs. Jun Wu (Michigan), Yiguo Wang (Tsinghua U), Qin Yang (UC Irvine), Haibin Ruan (U Minnesota), and Kai Sun (UT), selected the Fellowship Awardees from the oral presentation, including Drs. Shengyi Sun (UTSW), Guojun Shi (Michigan), Chunmei Wang (Baylor COM), Xuelian Xiong (Michigan), and Ph.D students Xiaojing Gao (Shanghai Institute), Xin Li (Michigan)  and Qian Lin (Louisville).

Dr. Yi Tan, the treasurer of CADA, gave a financial report at the end of meeting.

Dr. Ling Qi concluded the meeting by expressing his deepest gratitude to Dr. Jiandie Lin for his leadership and service for CADA in the past two years and conveyed excitement about the future of the CADA.

This meeting has provided an excellent platform for her members to share their latest research and develop new collaborations.

We thank all the participants for making the 9th CADA meeting a huge success and for sharing their sciences and friendship. We look forward to seeing you at the 10th CADA Scientific Symposium, June 5-7, 2019, in a beautiful city – San Francisco, California.

6月20-22日,在美丽的奥兰多, 一个因迪士尼世界、环球影城冒险岛乐园而声名遐迩的旅游观光胜地,第九届北美华人糖尿病协会 (Chinese American Diabetes Association, CADA)学术年会在这里隆重举行。 CADA主要是由在北美高校和研究所担任助理教授及以上职位,或制药公司担任group leader及以上职位,从事代谢和糖尿病研究的华裔科学家组成,也有一部分来自中国、澳大利亚和新加坡。此届150位与会人员除CADA会员外,还有一批前来汇报、展示研究成果的研究生和博士后。会议得到Cyagen,Sinocare, Biocytogen,Sable System, Proteintech, GemPharmatech, Cell Biologics,Research Diets, 和Data Sciences公司大力支持。

CADA秘书长刘美莲教授 (New Mexico) 代表会议组织者介绍本次会议安排、接待等相关事项。现任CADA主席林建谍教授 (Michigan)代表协会致欢迎辞,并热情洋溢地介绍CADA和CADA会员在过去一年取得的辉煌成就。

“分享学术成就,促进交流合作”是历年来CADA学术大会的重头戏。此次年会设10个专场,各会场在邹明辉(Georgia State)、邵建华(USCD)、李志浩(Harvard)、黄文栋(City of Hope)、童青春(UTHH)、徐勇(Baylor)、林建谍、齐岭(Michigan)、陈育庆 (Michigan) 、董丽丽 (UTHSA) 、董恒江 (Pittsburgh) 、余永豪(UTSW)、芮良友 (Michigan) 、余立清 (Georgia State)、刘振启 (Virginia)、刘勇 (武汉大学)、杨晓勇 (Yale) 、 郭绍东(Texas A&M)等教授主持下有条不紊地进行,30多位会员及专家的学术报告精彩纷呈,气氛热烈,高潮迭起,内容涵括Pancreatic biology, Adipose/Immune Cell Biology, Hepatic biology, Cell Biology of Diabetes, Liver/muscle, Mitochondria Function, ER stress, Lipid Metabolism, 和Drug Discovery等。同时,会议赞助商们从糖尿病治疗、预防、研究手段等方面介绍了市场的最新信息。CADA秘书长刘美莲教授 (New Mexico) 代表会议组织者介绍本次会议安排、接待等相关事项。现任CADA主席林建谍教授 (Michigan)代表协会致欢迎辞,并热情洋溢地介绍CADA和CADA会员在过去一年取得的辉煌成就。

以“职业发展”为主题的专题讨论会(workshop)继续受到年轻教授、博士后和研究生的热烈欢迎。专题会由陈育庆教授主持,邹明辉、刘振启、林建谍、齐岭、臧梦维 (UTHSA) 等几位资深教授分享他们职业发展中成功经验、丰富经历和独特见解,热情解答在寻找工作机会、面试、职位晋升、课题申请、实验室建设管理等方面的问题。大家高兴地看到, 经过14年发展, CADA 已经由当初20位会员发展到170位会员,并形成“传帮带”、“共同进步”和“乐于分享”等优良传统,CADA会员与中华医学会糖尿病分会(CDS)及许多科研机构建立紧密合作, 为中国糖尿病研究做出了贡献。

会议期间,CADA主席林建谍教授、候任主席齐岭教授为第三届 CADA Achievement Award和CADA Young Investigator Award获奖者陈育庆、吴骏(Michigan)和孔栋 (Tufts)等教授颁奖,祝贺他们在各自研究领域中取得的优异成绩和(或)对CADA成立和发展所作的突出贡献,鼓励大家向他们学习。CADA 理事郭绍东教授组织由吴骏, 王一国 (Tsinghua U), 杨勤 (UC Davis), 阮海斌 (U Minnesota)和孙凯 (UTHH)等教授组成的评审委员会,评选了7位优秀fellowship奖并颁奖。他们分别是孙声一 (UTSW), 史国军 (Michigan), 李欣 (Michigan), 王春梅 (Baylor COM), 熊雪莲 (Michigan), 高笑静 (Shanghai Institute) 和 林倩 (Louisville) 。 CADA 理事谭毅教授向大会汇报了协会财务状况。大会接受CADA主席林建谍教授辞呈,感谢他多年来为CADA健康持续发展所做出的卓越贡献。从本届年会起,齐岭教授担任CADA主席。新老主席圆满完成交接并发表声情并茂的讲话。以“职业发展”为主题的专题讨论会(workshop)继续受到年轻教授、博士后和研究生的热烈欢迎。专题会由陈育庆教授主持,邹明辉、刘振启、林建谍、齐岭、臧梦维 (UTHSA) 等几位资深教授分享他们职业发展中成功经验、丰富经历和独特见解,热情解答在寻找工作机会、面试、职位晋升、课题申请、实验室建设管理等方面的问题。大家高兴地看到, 经过14年发展, CADA 已经由当初20位会员发展到170位会员,并形成“传帮带”、“共同进步”和“乐于分享”等优良传统,CADA会员与中华医学会糖尿病分会(CDS)及许多科研机构建立紧密合作, 为中国糖尿病研究做出了贡献。

历时两天的学术大会圆满完成全部议程,在热烈的掌声中降下帷幕。让我们期待2019年6月5-7日旧金山(San Francisco)再会。