CABS Welcomes You to Our 2016-2017 Term!

Date: October 20, 2016 @ 12:00 am – October 28, 2016 @ 9:00 pm

Dear CABS members and friends,

It is my great honor to serve as President of this new term.  Alex Zhang is the new President-Elect and Chair of the 2017 BioPacific Conference.

This term’s mission is focused on enhancing the scientific, business and social networking opportunities for our members.  We are also broadening our vision to serve as the gateway linking life sciences professionals and organizations in the U.S. and Pacific Rim countries.

Please allow me to introduce you to the Executive Council (EC) of this new term. Thanks to the generous volunteer support of our members, we have the largest EC team in the history of CABS. Sixty-one team members have dedicated themselves to serve you in this new term. 

Our Science Committee led by Wenfeng Xu and Ziyang Zhong will continue organizing workshops focused on cutting edge life sciences.  We will be organizing a series of exciting seminars and workshops to showcase the latest trends.

Our International Collaboration (ICC) committee co-chaired by Xiaoli Qin and Wei Huang will be establishing new initiatives to facilitate talent recruitment, financing, entrepreneurship, cross boarder training and strategic collaborations between our members and companies/organizations in Pacific Rim countries. Simon Cen serves in the newly created Chapter Chair for China & Singapore position.

The Business & Career Development (BCD) committee is headed by Shenshen Hu and Dannis Chang. We will be expanding the reach of our highly popular Career Advisory Network (CAN) with mentors/mentees from partner organizations and organizing a series of career development workshops.  We have just launched this term’s CABS Entrepreneur Club (CABS E-Club) and Alexis Ji is joining us in the newly established function of the Chair of the CABS E-Club.

Our Public Relations & Communications (formerly known as Publication) committee (PRC) is managed by Yang Tian and Susanna Chau. The team will strive to expand our social media presence on WeChat and help improve our communications with our members.

Liping Meng and Yonghua Pan will continue to serve as the co-chairs for our Membership committee this term.   We will continue our membership outreach programs and look to expand the number of our volunteers.

Alliance Management (formerly known as Fundraising) committee is directed by Gavin Lu and Yan Wang.  We will strive to improve our relationship with existing sponsors and to establish new strategic sponsorships. 

CABS is never all work and no play. Our Social Life committee remains under the leadership of Ken Zhang and Sihong Zhou.  We will be hosting traditional favorites such as hiking trips, workshops and parties.  

Carrie Wang will continue to serve as the Chair of Operations (O2) and directs the O2 team to support all logistics for the EC.  Our Webmaster is Michael Lin, and the Finance department is managed by David Wang and Yao Long.

On behalf of the 2016-2017 EC team, we hope to see you soon in person at our coming events and thank you so much for your strong support!

Sincerely yours,

Cheni Kwok, Ph.D., CLP

CABS 2016-2017 President


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