KUSCO is pleased to announce continued support for the 11th Annual Bioscience and Engineering Symposium (ABES) 2019.

ABES is an annual flagship event organized by the NIH-KSA (Korean Scientists Association) to promote scientific exchange and networking among Korean and Korean-American Scientists and Engineers in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area and vicinity. We had three high profile keynote speakers, Prof. Hongkun Park (Harvard), Dr.John Schiller (NCI) and Dr. Johng Sik Rhim (formerly, NCI), and a special speaker, Dr.Chan-Mo Park (PyongYang Univ. of Science and Technology). In addition, we invited twenty young Korean-American Scientists and engineers to present their exciting research. We also had Table talk career discussions where seven established professionals offered their career advice for young fellows. These career discussions will be led by Dr.Sue Goo Rhee (NHLBI), Dr. Chan-Mo Park (PyongYang Univ. of Science and Technology), Dr. Hee-Yong Kim (NIAAA), Prof. Eun-Suk Seo (Univ. of Maryland), Dr. Luke Oh (President of KAPAL), Dr. Namcheol Kim (US Pharmacopeial Convention), and Dr. Yongsul Jeong (US Patent & Trademark Office).

The attendance was very high among the NIH-KSA and KAPAL members. A total of 135c people have registered for the ABES and the majority (~100) of the people stayed at the symposium throughout the event. Approximately 50 people attended the dinner gathering after the event. The presentations by keynote speakers and junior scientists were all excellent and there was strong enthusiasm and active interactions among the established scientists and young scientists.

ABES program provided a platform for bringing collaborations among the members of KSEA researching in biological sciences, biomedical engineering and engineering and promoted active exchange of new scientific and technological knowledge in related fields and networking among young scientists and established senior scientists, who served as judges for selecting awardees, exchange research ideas, and offered career advice/experience. Furthermore, the event provided a forum of public speaking for young scientists and biomedical engineers and to introduce them to diverse career paths through career discussions. Ultimately, it enhanced the visibility of the KSEA as a future scientific communication core for Korean and Korean/American scientists in the U.S.