ICBioMed 2023

The 3rd International Conference on Biological Engineering and Medical Science (ICBioMed 2023) was a hybrid conference which includes several workshops (offline and online) around the world. Dr. Alan Wang from Auckland University, Dr. Maher G. Nawaf from University of Birmingham, Dr. Ömer Burak İSTANBULLU from Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Dr. Sathiya Prakash Sooryanarayana from UCSI University and Dr. Sheiladevi Sukumaran from SEGi University chaired these workshops on related topics. ICBioMed 2023 provided the participants with good opportunities to exchange ideas and build networks, and it will lead to further collaborations between both universities and other societies.


University of Auckland, New Zealand

Workshop Chair: Dr. Alan Wang Associate Professor at The University of Auckland

The Workshop on Neuroimaging Quantification for Precision Medicine is an informative and interactive event dedicated to exploring the innovative applications of neuroimaging quantification techniques in the realm of precision medicine. Scheduled for the afternoon of Friday 18th August 2023, the workshop took place at The University of Auckland's Grafton Campus in Room 503-128, and it was also accessible virtually via Zoom.

This workshop brought together a diverse community of students, researchers and experts from the fields of neuroimaging and biomedical medical research. The central focus was to facilitate knowledge exchange, collaboration, and innovation in the domain of neuroimaging quantification and its implications for advancing precision medicine. The agenda featured esteemed speakers who presented their pioneering insights and research findings, covering topics such as brain-inspired computational AI modeling for mental health diagnosis and prognosis, data-driven multiscale analysis of brain tumors for personalized medicine, deep learning-based stroke lesion segmentation from MRI data, and multiband fMRI data analysis for ADHD assessment. The workshop provided an opportunity for in-depth discussions, encouraging collaboration and the exploration of novel approaches to neuroimaging quantification for precision medicine applications.

By the conclusion of the workshop, participants had gained a deeper understanding of the potential of neuroimaging quantification techniques in advancing precision medicine initiatives. They were also equipped with insights into the diverse applications and benefits of these techniques in enhancing diagnostic accuracy, treatment personalization, and patient outcomes. The workshop fostered connections and collaborations that can drive progress in the field of neuroimaging quantification for precision medicine.

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ICBioMed 2023 Workshop -- Auckland - YouTube

University of Birmingham, The United Kingdom

Workshop Chair: Dr. Maher G. Nawaf, Research Fellow in University of Birmingham

The workshop on CAR regulatory T cells (Tregs) in immunology aimed to provide participants with a comprehensive overview of this emerging field, focusing on the biology, engineering, and therapeutic potential of CAR Tregs. Through presentations, interactive discussions, and practical demonstrations, the workshop has equipped participants with the knowledge, skills, and collaborative networks necessary to contribute to the advancement of CAR Treg research and its translation into effective immunotherapeutic interventions.

The workshop covered essential topics, including the biology of Tregs, the principles of CAR T cell therapy, and the unique features of CAR Tregs in modulating immune responses. Participants gained insights into the design considerations and genetic modification techniques involved in engineering CAR Tregs, with practical sessions allowed for hands-on skill development.

Moreover, the workshop explored the potential applications of CAR Tregs in treating autoimmune diseases and alloimmune reactions, providing participants with a broader understanding of the therapeutic landscape. At the end, panel discussions and interactive sessions stimulated discussions on the challenges and future directions in the field, encouraging participants to propose innovative strategies and identify collaborative opportunities.

Overall, the workshop fostered knowledge dissemination, skills development, and collaboration among participants, aiming to accelerate the progress of CAR Treg research and its clinical translation. By the end of the workshop, participants well-equipped to contribute to the field and leverage the potential of CAR Tregs to revolutionize immunology and cellular therapy.

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Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Turkey

The workshop focuses on the investigation of galvanic corrosion phenomena arising from the interaction between dissimilar biomaterials in an electrolyte solution with particular emphasis on metallic couples utilized in orthopaedic and cardiovascular stent-on-stent systems. The primary objective of this workshop is to discuss the utilization of computational modelling techniques in the prediction and analysis of galvanic corrosion processes and biomaterial properties. By synergistically combining computational analysis with empirical investigations, the workshop aims to identify effective approaches for designing and fabricating biocompatible biomaterials that demonstrate improved corrosion resistance. Furthermore, the platform established within this workshop provides collaboration and idea exchange for researchers and professionals, in addition to accelerating the translation of computational modelling into practical applications in biomaterials research and healthcare.

Topics covered in the workshop include biomaterials design, electrochemical analysis and characterization, surface modification, and functional enhancement for improved anti-corrosive and biocompatible features. These subjects are comprehensively addressed through a combination of experimental investigations and finite element analysis of biomaterials and cardiovascular systems. Additionally, the workshop incorporates galvanic corrosion characterization techniques, such as electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and Tafel analysis, as well as fluid and electrochemical simulation studies. Attendees are provided with valuable opportunities for engaging in in-depth discussions, networking with peers, and acquiring knowledge about cutting-edge computational modelling techniques and their applications in the field of biomaterials research.

UCSI University, Malaysia

Workshop Chair: Dr. Sathiya Prakash Sooryanarayana, Lecturer in UCSI University

This workshop was held on last 11 th August 2023 at UCSI University and was attended by about 15 Optometry interns. This workshop enhanced the knowledge of fellow Optometry interns on Diabetes and Diabetic Retinopathy. They were introduced to the Epidemiology of the disease, Classification, and grading of Diabetic Retinopathy (DR). These skills will ensure the proper and timely detection of DR. The participants were trained and exposed to various DR grading systems. They were also exposed to managing various DR conditions and making appropriate referrals to Ophthalmologists if required. By attending this refresher course, the competency of young optometrists in detecting and handling DR cases within the community was improved. This is in line with the goal of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3, which is to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

The participants who are young Optometrists were trained and equipped with proper knowledge of detecting and managing DR cases within the community. This in turn helps in the early detection of DR, hence helping to prevent vision loss among diabetic patients.

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ICBioMed 2023 Workshop -- Kuala Lumpur - YouTube

SEGi University, Malaysia

Workshop Chair: Dr. Sheiladevi Sukumaran, Associate Professor in SEGi University

A workshop “Understanding Disability Etiology: Unpacking the Complexities for Effective Prevention and Treatment” on 1st September 2023 from 9am-11am. Around 15 participants attended the workshop. The participants get to explore the fascinating intersection in understanding of the etiology of disabilities. They also had a better understanding of the social determinants of health and how they can contribute to disabilities.The medical model views disability primarily as a medical condition or impairment. It focuses on diagnosing and treating the individual's physical or mental health condition to alleviate symptoms an improve functioning. The medical model emphasizes medical interventions, medications, surgeries, or therapies, to address the individual's impairments and promote their adaptation to society.We also need to ensure that people with disabilities have access to the support and resources they need to live fulfilling and meaningful lives. This includes access to healthcare, education, and employment opportunities, as well as accessible and inclusive environments that allow people with disabilities to participate fully in society. In conclusion, disability etiology is an essential area of research that has the potential to improve the lives of millions of people around the world. While there is still much that we don't know, we have made significant progress in recent years, and I am confident that with continued research and innovation, we can continue to make strides in understanding the causes of disabilities and developing effective interventions and treatments.

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ICBioMed 2023 Workshop -- Petaling Jaya - YouTube

Online Session

The online session of the International Conference on Modern Medicine and Global Health (ICBioMed 2023) was held on September 2, 2023. Professor Andre Levchenko from Yale University, Dr. Alan Wang from Auckland University and other 8 researchers have given keynote speeches. Also, we invited authors of qualified papers to deliver oral presentations at the Online Session. Fifteen authors have presented their studies of biomedical engineering, pharmaceutical science, medicine, public health, etc. Questions from the audience were collected and answered by the presenters.


Keynote Speech: Quantitative and Predictive Analysis of Therapeutic Windows
Delivered by: Andre Levchenko, Professor, Yale University
Keynote Speech: Recement Advancements in Biomedical Intelligence
Delivered by: Alan Wang (Associate Professor, University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Keynote Speech: All about Tregs: CARTregs as a promising approach for inducing immunological tolerance
Delivered by: Maher G. Nawaf (University of Birmingham)
Keynote Speech: The Corrosion Issues Encountered in Implantable Biomaterials and Solution Approaches
Delivered by: Ömer Burak İSTANBULLU (Eskişehir Osmangazi University, TÜRKİYE)
Title: Blood group antigens and antibodies in the newborns
Delivered by: M. Nagervadze
Title: ER stress and UPR in the cancer cells
Delivered by: Peter Wang


You can find the Youtube Playlist Here.


Conference Proceedings

Accepted papers of ICBioMed 2023 were published in Proceedings of SPIE (Print ISSN 0277-786X) or Theoretical and Natural Science (Print ISSN 2753-8818). They will be submitted to Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI), Crossref, CNKI, Portico, Engineering Village (Inspec), Google Scholar, and other databases for indexing. The situation may be affected by factors among databases like processing time, workflow, policy, etc.

Title: Proceedings of SPIE
Press: SPIE Press, United States
ISSN: 0277-786X 1996-756X (electronic)
Title: Theoretical and Natural Science
Press: EWA Publishing, United Kingdom
ISSN: 2753-8818 2753-8826 (electronic)