CADA Meeting 2019

The 10th Scientific Symposium of Chinese American Diabetes Association (CADA) was held on June 5-7, 2019 at the Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront, San Francisco, CA. More than 150 members, fellows and graduate students attended the meeting, many of whom presented their exciting unpublished work. The Scientific Symposium was in part supported by generous donations from Sinocare Inc., AB clonal, Adsbiosystems, Research Diet, CellTrans Inc., Proteintech Group, Biocytogen, China Gate Scientific (Sable International), and Cell Biologics.

Secretary Dr. Meilian Liu (New Mexico) introduced the meeting program and housekeeping issues followed by welcome remarks by the current CADA president Dr. Ling Qi (Michigan). He also briefly summarized CADA/CADA members’ achievements during the past year.

The scientific program of this meeting was composed of 12 sessions with 4-5 speakers each in two days, covering a wide range of topics such as metabolic diseases, beta cell biology, adipose biology, hepatic biology, organ cross-talk, central regulation of metabolism, cell biology of metabolism, and diabetes, and career development.

The meeting sessions were chaired by Drs. Wendong Huang (City of Hope), Yi Tan (Louisville), Zheng Sun (Baylor), Congcong He (Northwestern), Yingfeng Deng (UTSW), Qiong Wang (City of Hope), Zhuoxian Meng (Zhejiang University), Haibin Ruan (Minnesota), Shengyi Sun (Wayne), Yong Xu (Baylor), Jiandie Lin (Michigan), Eugene Chen (Michigan), Jun Liu (Mayo), Dong Kong (Tufts), Biao Wang (UCSF), Wenxian Fu (UCSD), Ling Yang (Iowa), Li Qiang (Columbia), Ling Yang (Temple), Ji Miao (Harvard), Ke Ma (City of Hope), and Shaodong Guo (Texas A&M).

This meeting provided an excellent forum for CADA members and fellows to share their latest research, develop new collaborations, and interact with their peers.  Sponsors also introduced their products and tools for obesity and diabetes research.

The Career Development workshop was prominently featured in the meeting program to provide advice for junior faculty, fellows, and graduate students. This session was chaired by Drs. Jiandie Lin and Eugene Chen and the discussion panel also included Drs. Lily Dong (UTHSA), Allison Xu (UCSF), and Ling Qi, who shared their experiences, commented on their own take on issues key to the success of junior fellows/faculty, and answered questions from the audience.

An ad hoc award selection committee composed of Drs. Liu Jun (Mayo), Jun Wu (Michigan) and Dong Kong (Tufts) selected the winners of the 4th CADA Achievement and Young Investigator Awards. This year’s CADA Achievement Award recipient was Dr. Jiandie Lin (Michigan) in recognition and appreciation of his scientific achievement and valuable contributions to the CADA, and Young Investigator Award went to Drs. Zheng Sun (Baylor) and Haibin Ruan (Minnesota) for accomplishments at early career stage.

CADA board member Dr. Shaodong Guo formed an ad hoc committee composed of Drs. Lu Cai (Louisville), Yingqun Huang (Yale), Xiaoqing Tang (Michigan Tech), Li Qiang (Columbia) and Wendong Huang (City of Hope) to select the CADA Fellowship Awardees. The awards for postdoctoral fellows went to Drs. Yanlin He (Baylor), Chunmei Wang (Baylor), and Jing Xioing (Michigan). The awards for PhD students went to Lu Wang (New Mexico), Mark Li (Iowa), and Wanbao Yang (Texas A&M).

Dr. Yi Tan, the treasurer of CADA, gave a financial report at the end of meeting. The CADA board accepted the resignations of Drs. Yong Xu and Shaodong Guo and thanked them for their outstanding contributions to the healthy and sustainable development of CADA over the years.

The meeting elected a new CADA President-elect and three new board members and formed a new CADA board, including Drs. Ling Qi (President, Michigan), Meilian Liu (President-elect, New Mexico), Yi Tan (Secretary, Louisville),  Qingchun Tong (UT-Houston, Treasurer), Xiaoyong Yang (Membership and, Yale), and Jun Liu (Fundraising and publicity, Mayo). President Qi hosted a joint meeting with the old and new board members and made a preliminary summary of the conference, and the old board members handed over their work to the new members.

Cheers to all the participants for making the 10th CADA meeting a huge success and for sharing their sciences and friendship. We look forward to seeing you at the 11th CADA Scientific Symposium, June 10-12, 2020 in Chicago.

  第十届北美华人糖尿病协会学术年会(The 10th Scientific Symposium of the Chinese American Diabetes Association)于2019年6月5-7日在享誉世界文化名城和科技重地的旧金山(San Francisco)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。150余位参会人员除CADA会员、研究生、博士后外,还包括中华医学会糖尿病学分会(CDS)的代表、部分临床医生和研究人员也参与了本次学术交流。本次会议得到了Sinocare Inc.、AB clonal、Adsbiosystems、Research Diet、CellTrans Inc.、Proteintech Group、Biocytogen、China Gate Scientific (Sable International)、Cell Biologics等公司的大力支持。

CADA秘书长刘美莲教授 (University of 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主席齐岭教授 (University of 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12个专场,各专场在黄文栋(City of Hope)、谭毅(University of Louisville)、孙正(Baylor College of Medicine)、何聪聪 (Northwestern University)、邓迎峰(University of Texas Southwestern)、王琼(City of Hope)、孟卓贤(Zhejiang University)、阮海斌 (University of Minnesota)、孙声一(Wayne University)、徐勇 (Baylor College of Medicine)、林建谍 (University of Michigan)、陈育庆(University of Michigan)、刘军(Mayo Clinics)、孔栋(Tufts University)、王彪(UCSF)、符文先(UCSD)、杨玲(University of Iowa)、强力(Columbia University)、杨灵(Temple University)、苗及(Harvard University)、马珂(City of Hope)、郭绍东(Texas A&M)等教授主持下有条不紊地进行,40多位会员及专家的学术报告精彩纷呈,气氛热烈,高潮迭起,内容涵盖Metabolic Diseases、Beta cell biology、Adipose biology、Hepatic biology、Organ Cross-talk、Central Regulation of Metabolism、Cell Biology of Metabolism、Diabetes等。同时,会议赞助商们从糖尿病诊断、预防、治疗、研究技术和手段等方面介绍了市场的最新信息。

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。专题会由林间谍和陈育庆两位教授主持,董丽丽(UTHSA)、Allison Xu(UCSF)、齐岭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,热情解答在职业规划、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15年的发展, CADA 已经由当初20位会员发展到今天的200多位会员,逐步形成“传帮带”、“公开透明”、“乐于分享”、“重点关注和扶持年轻学者”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。

在本次大会召开之前,经各位会员提名、由CADA主席齐岭教授组织由刘军(Mayo)、吴俊(Michigan)和孔栋(Tufts)教授组成的评审委员会,评选出了第四届 CADA Achievement Award和CADA Young Investigator Award获奖者。会议期间,CADA主席齐岭教授为Achievement Award获奖者林建谍(Michigan)、Young Investigator Award获奖者孙正(Baylor)和阮海斌 (Minnesota)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。其间芮良优(Michigan)、陈曦(Baylor)和杨晓勇(Yale)教授分别介绍了三位获奖者的研究成就和对CADA的贡献。

 CADA 理事郭绍东教授组织由蔡露(Louisville)、黄英群(Yale)、唐晓庆(Michigan Tech)、强力(Columbia)和黄文栋 (City of Hope)等教授组成的评审委员会,评选了博士后和研究生的优秀Presentation Award各三位,并由秘书长刘美莲教授(New Mexico)颁奖。他们分别是博士后:何彦林(Baylor)、王春梅(Baylor)、熊晶(Michigan),研究生:汪露(New Mexico)、Mark Li(Iowa)、杨万宝(Texas A&M)。

 CADA 理事谭毅教授向大会汇报了协会财务状况。大会接受了CADA理事会成员徐勇教授和郭邵东教授的辞呈,感谢他们多年来为CADA健康持续发展所做出的卓越贡献。大会选举了新的CADA侯任主席和理事会成员,组成了新的CADA理事会,由齐岭教授(Michigan)担任主席、刘美莲教授(New Mexico)担任侯任主席、谭毅教授(Louisville)担任秘书长、童青春教授(UT-Houston)、杨晓勇教授(Yale)、刘军教授(Mayo)担任理事分别负责财务、会员、联络、宣传和募捐等事务。

新老理事会成员召开了联合理事会,对本次大会进行了初步的总结,并进行了新老理事会成员的工作交接。

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。让我们共同期待2020年6月10-12日芝加哥(Chicago)再会。