A Message from the Presidents
Dear CABA members and friends,
With great pleasure we present you this CABA Connect. Thanks to Dr. Qinglin Che and the editorial team for their
dedication and hard work in bringing us another wonderful newsletter! CABA Connect documents CABA’s major events and organizational matters. It helps connect us effectively and reach out more to serve this volunteer-based community!
Planted in Boston, the world’s capital of talents and intellectuals and hub of biomedical innovations, CABA has grown into a well-established influential organization in only four years. Browsing through this issue of CABA Connect, you will notice that we firmly adhere to our missions: (i) to serve as a platform for our members to network and to help their career development; (ii) to serve as a bridge to connect our members with the scientific and business resources in China thus facilitating collaborations between US and China in the bio/pharmaceutical fields. Meanwhile, you will find that our events and activities are going in more depth and reaching out to broader professional and geographical areas.
Each year, CABA organizes three signature symposia: CABA’s annual conference in spring; Innovation, Investment and
Entrepreneurship Symposium in fall; and Medical Device and Diagnostics Symposium in winter. For each one, dedicated
teams are set up ahead of time, high caliber speakers are actively sought after and invited, and agendas are thoroughly planned. On top of these three symposia, we set up special training programs and expert forums that provide members unique educational opportunities on topics of their interest. In summer, CABA Education Center organizes a pharmaceutical and medical device regulatory training program. This program is attracting a growing number of attendees and covering a wider range of topics.
Although CABA consists of professionals in biomedical field, CABA is also an organization that contributes to building a community full of fun. In summer, CABA organizes summer outing. Around the Chinese New Year, we organize Chinese New Year Gala together with 12 other professional organizations in Boston to celebrate Chinese tradition and culture. In the 2011 gala, we had great honor to have US senator Mr. Scott Brown (MA) who came to the gala in person to celebrate the Chinese New Year with the Chinese-American community and show his support.
As an organization built by members to serve members, we are extremely grateful that many more members are stepping
up to help serve our CABA community. We now have 32 executive committee members and over 35 coordinators in
addition to a dedicated legal council and 19 distinguished advisors, and we always welcome volunteers! With your active
participation and support, together we can definitely build an even stronger CABA community!
Chaoyang Dai, Ph.D.
CABA President 2010-2011
Zhihong Chen, Ph.D.
CABA President 2011-2012
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