Report on the 6th World Chinese Mass Spectrometry Conference

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 The Chinese American Society for Mass Spectrometry (CASMS) hosted and co-organized the 6th World Chinese Mass Spectrometry Conference (WCMSC) on June 4, 2016 in conjunction with the Annual Conference of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) in San Antonio, Texas.  This year marked the 10th anniversary of the WCMSC and was also the first time that this conference being held in North America.  Delegates from mainland China Mass Spectrometry Society (CMSS), Taiwan Society for Mass Spectrometry (TSMS), Hong Kong Society of Mass Spectrometry (HKSMS) and colleagues from the Chinese American Society for Mass Spectrometry (CASMS) were invited to give talks at seven oral sessions for this one-day conference (see Appendix for the complete program).  These sessions were well attended with more than 120 attendees. The Q&A period after each talk was lively.

A group photo taken at the 6th WCMSC conference on June 4, 2016 in La Quinta Inns & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas

The overall goal of the WCMSC was to discuss the current status and future research on a number of selected topics and provide a venue for networking among the Chinese colleagues sharing similar interests. This meeting brought Chinese scientists globally within the MS field to exchange ideas and to network with each other.  More than 30 scientific presentations were delivered in the seven oral sessions spanning a wide range of topics.  In order to facilitate discussions and accommodate more than 30 invited speakers from the four MS societies in a one-day meeting, each talk was limited to 8 min followed by extensive Q/A period as well as panel discussions for each topic session.  This arrangement stimulated lively discussions among speakers, session chairs and audience. The opening ceremony was hosted by Prof. Liang Li from University of Alberta, and began by a welcome speech given by the Conference Chair and CASMS president Prof. Lingjun Li from the University of Wisconsin.  The first oral session was devoted to history, current status and future perspectives of the Chinese Mass Spectrometry Communities where presidents and delegates from the CMSS, TSMS, HKSMS, and CASMS each presented their viewpoint and personal account of the evolution and current state and future development of our societies.  The scientific session topics spanned from fundamental research and instrumentation, ambient MS and applications to small molecule analysis and sample preparation methods.  This conference also had two special proteomics sessions with one focusing on method development and the other focusing on applications.  These two sessions were dedicated to the memory of Professor Hanfa Zou from Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics who had made significant contributions to the field of proteomics and passed away in April 2016.

The conference ended with a closing ceremony where representatives from each sister societies exchanged gifts followed by a dinner gathering in a local Brazilian barbecue restaurant to renew our friendship and establish new contacts. We would like to thank all of our sponsors and the leadership teams of our sister societies, our invited speakers and all the attendees to make the 6th WCMSC conference a successful and memorable event.

Part of the CASMS Executive Committee team members prepared for the 6th WCMSC Conference.

Several delegates of the China Mass Spectrometry Society at the 6th WCMSC meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

Members of the delegate from the Taiwan Society for Mass Spectrometry attending the 6th WCMSC meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

Members of the delegate from the Hong Kong Society for Mass Spectrometry and Drs. Rong Wang and Liang Li from CASMS attending the 6th WCMSC meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

   

Dinner gathering at the 6th WCMSC on June 4, 2016

 

The 6th WCMSC Report in pdf links here with the sponsors and organizing committee.

 

 

The 6th WCMSC Organizers

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