Updates of 11 th SCBA International Symposium at San Francisco, CA
Wednesday, July 19 – Sunday, July 23, 2006
Hyatt Regency Hotel, San Francisco
5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, California, 94111 USA
Meeting website: http://www.scba2006.orgOrganization’s meeting in USA marks exciting time for global bioscientists
The 11 th International Symposium of the Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America ( SCBA) will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA July 19 - 23, 2006. This SCBA meeting is being held back in USA after three consecutive symposia abroad in Hong Kong (1999), Taipei (2001) and Beijing (2004). This meeting is organized by SCBA as well as several distinguished co-sponsors. SCBA also anticipates that many institutes as well as industrial corporate supporters will join as co-sponsors of this exciting meeting with over 1,000 participants attending.
There will be four workshops in each of the eightscientific themes for this meeting:
- Biotech and Biopharmaceuticals,
The scientific schedule is shown in the following pages & meeting website
This meeting will feature Professor Aaron Ciechanover (2004 Nobel Laureate) and Peter Agre (2003 Nobel Laureate), various academy members from the U.S. and Chinese National Academy of Sciences and Academia Sinica of Taiwan and about 200 invited speakers who are doing cutting-edge research in biological, biomedical and biotechnological sciences. These scientists will present their data and hypothesis in four plenary sessions and 36 different workshops. SCBA also anticipates about 100 - 150 poster presentations from scientists and investigators from all different parts of the world.
There will be 3 workshops on Wednesday afternoon 2:00 – 5:30 pm at the Conference Hotel before the Opening Reception (6:00 – 10:00 pm) at the San Francisco Historical Post-office Atrium which is only one block away from the Hyatt Regency Hotel (~3/5 minute walk across Market Street).
A Special evening Workshop on “ Upward mobility in industrial and academic careers” will be held Thursday evening (7:00- 9:30 pm) July 20, 2006.
There will also be three “ Technology Showcase” workshops during lunch time on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (July 21 – 23, 2006) and industrial experts will present their latest kits, products and new technologies. Complimentary luncheon will only be served and provided free to Technology Showcase Workshop attendants.
A 90-min Chinese Cultural Entertainment will be held in the Grand Ballroom of Hyatt Regency Hotel featuring some of the best well-known Chinese singers and musicians, mingled with a magic show and a challenge to SCBA member singing groups from different global regions led by Mien-chie Hung and Savio Woo.
2006 Annual SCBA Council meeting will be held on Saturday evening. Please send your personal suggestion and input to SCBA Council members for their discussion and perusal
The International Symposium will end with our Closing Banquet (6:30 – 10:30 pm) at the Empress of China which is located in the center of San Francisco China Town on Grand Avenue. It is within 10-min walk from the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
SCBA is a non-profit society dedicated to the establishment of mutual assistance, fraternity, communication, and improvement of professional careers. Its missions are to:
(a) Promote research in bioscience
(b) Encourage advancement of biological and medical knowledge
(c) Improve the qualifications and occupational opportunities of its members
(d) Facilitate professional contact among its members
(e) Establish a spirit of fraternity and international cooperation
In an effort to promote the goals of SCBA, the organization has hosted ten biennial international symposia in the USA, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and China over the last 21 years. These symposia have brought together bioscientists from both academia and industry for an open exchange of ideas, establishment of collaboration, networking, professional friendship and improvement of better and mutual understanding of peace and humanity.
“This meeting marks an exciting time for global bioscientists,” said Joseph K.-K. Li, SCBA Executive Director. “With increasing global contributions from Chinese and Asian American bioscientists here and overseas, the scientific new knowledge is growing at an unprecedented rate. This will enlighten our basic and fundamental understanding of the mechanisms and pathways of life. With collaborative efforts of SCBA and its partners, we should be able to stimulate economic development, enhance the future of our society and improve the quality of our life globally via advances in biological, biomedical and biotechnological sciences.”
Registration, abstract submission and hotel reservation can be made directly online using the meeting website:www.scba2006.org
Contact Ms. Kim Kline, our web master, if you encounter any registration and/or abstract submission problems ( 301- 634-7042; e-mail: email@example.com )11 th SCBA International Symposium Events, deadlines and important dates:
Abstract: April 11, 2006
Travel Fellowship Application: January 30, 2006
Travel Fellowship Notification: April 1, 2006
Early registration: June 1, 2006
Hotel Reservation/registration Deadline: June 15, 2006
Opening Reception at the historical San Francisco Post Office
Wednesday July 19, 2006 (6:30 pm)
Closing Banquet at Empress of China: July 23, 2006 (6:30 pm)
For more information on SCBA, check www.scba-society.org.Please check updated information of our 11 th SCBA International Symposium in San Francisco CA periodically on our meeting website: www.scba2006.org or contact
Joseph K.-K. Li,
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