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Minutes from the SBAOI-US chapter Annual Lunch & Meeting: San Antonio,
Society of Biomaterials and Artificial Organs (India) US Chapter Annual Lunch
& Meeting were scheduled and held at the Grant Hyatt Hotel during the
Society for Biomaterials (US) Annual Meeting between 12.00 noon and 1.30 PM
Started at 12.15 pm
: Collafirm LLC
Dr. Laxmi Nair : University of Connecticut
Dr. Sruthi Chennadi : Varian Semiconductors
Mrs. Saroj Batra : Collafirm LLC
Dr. Sanjib Bhattacharya : University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Syam Prasad : University of Connecticut
Dr. Kiran Kumar Reddy : Louisiana Tech University
Dr. Pravin Pattekari : Louisiana Tech University
Ajit Nair, President of the SBAOI US chapter delivered the welcome remarks
followed by individual introduction by all the attendees.
meeting decided to initiate activities for increased involvement of
the current members and bring awareness about the society amongst the
biomaterials professionals and students of Indian origin in the USA. Emphasis
will be given to students and young Scientists & Engineers to carry the flag
of the society to new heights and horizons. Dr. Batra and other participants
pointed the need for interaction between academia and industry among the
professionals of Indian Origin and promote active involvement in knowledge and
technology sharing. As decided in the last meeting, the activities of
felicitation of the person/ persons publishing a scientific paper in a high
impact factor journal, scientific achievement award, award to recognize
excellence in the area of biomaterials, annual lunch/dinner event at Society for
Biomaterials conference, will be continued as appropriate. The meeting also
decided that the present office bearers of the US Chapter to continue and to
hold Annual Meeting of the SBAOI-US Chapter in conjunction with the Society for
Biomaterials (USA) Annual meeting.
The meeting was adjourned at 1:30 pm.
Group photographs of the meeting attendees were taken and the minutes
& the photos will be posted in SBAIO site: www.sbaoi.org
President, SBAOI- US Chapter
July 7, 2008
Subject: Minutes from the SBAOI US chapter meeting in
The Society of Biomaterials and Artificial Organs (India) US
Chapter, General Body Meeting was scheduled at the RAI Center on May 29 at
2.45 pm during the World Biomaterials Congress 2008, Amsterdam.
Meeting Started at 3:05 pm
The meeting was attended by Dr. Ajit Nair, Dr. Alok Ray, Dr.
Shrojal Desai, Dr. Jayabalan M. and Mr. Kruba Sivasubramanyam . A pre discussion
meeting was held and attended by Dr. Chandra P Sharma, Dr. Ajay Kashi and Dr.
Dr. Nair, Vice President of the SBAOI US chapter delivered the
welcome remarks followed by individual introduction by all the attendees. Dr.
Nair announced Dr. Gundu Rao’s (President of SBAOI US) plan to retire in the
near future. In the wake of this new development the governing body decided to
appoint a new committee for the year 2008-09. Dr. Chandra P. Sharma, founder
President, Dr. Ajay Kashi and Dr. Ajit Nair had a meeting prior to the US
chapter meeting and had an overview of the scenario and activities. Dr. Desai
proposed Dr. Nair for the post of President, SBAOI US Chapter that was seconded
by Dr. Ray and was acceptable to the rest of the attendees. Dr. Nair proposed
Dr. Thomas Chandy’s name for the Vice President position which was seconded by
Dr. Jayabalan M. Both Dr. Nair and Dr. Chandy have agreed to serve as President
and Vice President of the society, respectively, for the year 2008 - 09. Dr.
Shrojal Desai agreed to continue serving as the Secretary of the society for
The governing body also decided to initiate activities for
increased involvement of the current members and bring awareness about the
society amongst the biomaterials professionals and students of Indian origin in
the USA. Felicitation of the person/ persons publishing a scientific paper in a
high impact factor journal, achiever of the year award, award to recognize
excellence in the area of biomaterials, annual dinner event at Society for
Biomaterials conference are amongst the several ideas that were brainstormed
during this meeting. The governing body also decided to conduct at least one
Annual Meeting of the SBAOI US during the Society for Biomaterials (USA) Annual
meeting starting next year. A concrete plan of the society activities shall be
mailed to all the current and prospective members in coming months. The society
will also be seeking suggestions for increased awareness and member engagement.
The meeting was adjourned at 3:45 pm.
Secretary, SBAOI (US Chapter)
Dr. Chandra P. Sharma had a meeting with Dr. Gundu Rao and Dr. Ajit Nair, in the Society for Biomaterials meeting (April 27-30, 2005) in Memphis, USA. On April 29, 2005 Dr. Sharma suggested the initiation of US Chapter of Society for Biomaterials and Artificial Organs India. It was agreed and the start is made. The letter of Dr. Gundu Rao indicative of this development is provided below for the information of all the members of the society.
July 13, 2005
Prof. Chandra P. Sharma
Dear Prof. Sharma:
I am delighted to inform you that at your suggestion, Dr. Ajit Nair and I have initiated a move, to establish a US Chapter of Society of Biomaterials (SBAOI) in the USA. It will be headquartered in my office, till we conduct new elections and find a suitable home.
Till then, I will be glad to serve as the founding member and the President and Ajit has graciously accepted to serve as secretary. We will soon invite prominent members of SBAOI residing in the USA, to join us on the executive committee.
We will have the first official meeting of the newly organized chapter of US-SBAOI during the next annual conference of Society of Biomaterials USA, in 2006.
We appreciate very much your valuable guidance in the development of this chapter. Looking forward to working with you.
Gundu H. R. Rao PhD
Society for Biomaterials & Artificial
25th July 2005
25th July 2005
is with great pleasure that we announce the formation of the
Sharma and other members who met in
are more than happy to invite you all to become associated with the
take this opportunity to thank you for your interest and co-operation, and we
look forward to your active participation in the society’s future endeavors.
you with Regards
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