The conference abstracts should only include the latest, non-published research results and scientific findings in the above-mentioned fields. The abstracts should consist of the following 4 components: objectives, materials and methods, results and conclusions. The abstracts should be written using MS Word. The number of words is limited to 300. Please do not include any figures or tables. The abstract should be submitted as an email attachment to Dr. Maria Chan (firstname.lastname@example.org), with a copy to Dr. C-M Charlie Ma (email@example.com). The deadline for submission is September 1, 2008. Acceptance notification will be sent via email by Sept 23, 2008. Presentations will include invited talks, continuing education lectures, oral presentations and posters. The meeting program will contain plenary sessions, parallel sessions and poster sessions.