Sunday, December 25, 2016

Conference123.net

Conference123.net seems to specialize in mushy mega-conferences in China. As the website explains (12/25/16), "[i]t devotes to hosting symposium with professional advantages from innovative perspective." The firm is in Shanghai, and appears to have been around for only a few years. Its 2017 conferences are billed as the second, or at most the third in their series. For example, the 2017 3rd International Conference on Economics, Management and Social Sciences "serves as an optimal platform for academic communications, exchange of ideas and inspirations to invite specialists and scholars in the fields related to economics, management and social sciences, including hot issues such as economy, politics, law, ethics, education, management and history."

Email
Philip <philip howetiao.net> explained to "Dear Scholars/Professors" that "[t]o enhance the communication between scholars and specialists, we sincerely solicit papers from around the world." The advertised 2016 International Conference on Agricultural Science and Biotechnology, in Xi'an, includes the topic of "Cyborg Art." The 2016 International Conference on Biology and Life Sciences, in Hangzhou, includes all medical specialties. Apparently, the latter is combined with the 2016 International Conference on Public Health and Medical Sciences (same city and dates), which includes "Insurance Medicine."

Delanie <delanie@quantitdoo.net> writes (7/21/16): Dear Professor and Researcher, conference123.net devotes to hosting international conferences covering a wide range of disciplines. To enhance the communication between scholars and specialists, we sincerely solicit papers from around the world." The 2016 International Conference on Education and Information technologies, in Jinan, ranges from physical education to semiconductors. Toby <Toby@werexiang.net> had the same message (8/15/16) with three disparate conferences in Jinan and a fourth in Nanjing.

Journey@valuemao.net advised "Dear Specialists" in a notice entitled "Conference Alerts 2016 -- China" (7/29/16) that conference123.net "sincerely solicit papers from around the world. It is an organization devotes to organizing international symposiums covering a wide range of disciplines." No conferences were specified.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Index to Postings on BIT (and a few anti-testimonials)


From www.bitcongress.com/companyProfile.asp (12/24/16)

BIT Congress, Inc., a BIT Group Global company, is the largest professional conference organizing and business operating company in China. We have over 500 employees, 60% among which are with master and Ph.D. degree.
Founded in 2003, BIT has organized 300 conferences at home and abroad, and has expanded its operations to include such areas as biotechnology, pharmaceutical, environmental protection, new energy, advanced materials, IT, marine technology, economy, etc.. BIT Congress Inc. has invited over 45 Nobel Prize Laureates and more than 100,000 experts and entrepreneurs to participate in our programs. [← Translation: We spam ad infinitum.]
In 2013, BIT was awarded Foreign Experts Databank of SAFEA-Dalian Subdivision. By taking advantage of over 12,000,000 human resources items in roughly 80 countries, [← Translation: Beats me, but "taking advantage" may be the operative phrase here.] BIT offers services in intelligence, investment and technology for entrepreneurs, governments and institutions. As an industry leader in China, we continuously strive for the transition from scientific research to practical use.
From Wikipedia (12/24/16)


BIT Life Sciences (or BIT Congress Inc., BIT Group Global Ltd) is a predatory, for profit meetings, incentives, conferencing, exhibitions (MICE) company based in Dalian, China, that specializes in arranging multiple scientific congresses that been accused of being fraudulent and have been described as "predatory". The company is part of a wave of organizations that have appeared in China in past several years noted for arranging congresses with little academic merit and with the primary aim of generating revenue rather than scientific knowledge sharing. [← As postings on OMICS indicate, India offers stiff competition.]

Postings
Anti-testimonials
  • Alla Katsnelson, Conference Kerfuffle Hits Scientists, The Scientist, Aug. 19, 2009, reports that "Confusion over an upcoming cardiology conference in Shanghai has forced registered scientists and clinicians to fight for reimbursements, including one who faced more than $2000 in spurious credit card charges he suspects are related to the conference. 'This is the strangest thing that I've ever been involved in -- it's very weird,' said C. Richard Conti, a professor of cardiology at the University of Florida and editor-in-chief of Clinical Cardiology ..."
  • "Oh my God thank you so much for this post. I am going insane with the mass of invitations I am getting from BIT. I have tried all sorts of approaches and no results, the emails keep coming... at least it is soothing to know they do this with many other people... We just need to stop them somehow." Posted by Ana Rita Simoes to Forensic Science, Statistics & the Law at December 20, 2016 at 9:08 PM [← I wish I knew how. For my futile efforts to extricate myself, see The Dalian Letters.]
  • "Well, I can confirm having received the multiple spam from Dalian. As for the 'attendees', I do know Mathias Gaertner, and it would seem unlikely that he would go out to Dalian for this sort of thing. Incidentally, the University of Duesseldorf (as quoted) is in Germany, not in Belgium. Hope this helps ..." Posted by Rolf von Roessing, to Forensic Science, Statistics & the Law June 1, 2016 at 2:57 PM

The Dalian Letters: A BIT Much


[This posting originally appeared in the defunct Double Helix Law blog in 2011.]

Ever heard of BIT Life Sciences? It is a Chinese company–and spammer extraordinaire–that bills itself as “World Leader of Intelligence Exchange in Life Science” (http://www.bitlifesciences.com/conferences.asp). It promotes, relentlessly, “World Congresses” on, it seems, everything it can think of. Below is a sampling of my correspondence with “Nina,” “Alina,” and others about invitations to speak at several of these events.

Summarizing previous correspondence
RE: 056-Confirmation of your response at BIT’s 1st WCF-2010, Dalian, China
Date: 2010-08-16 21:03:11
To: soffina3@genecongress.com; eva@bitconferences.com; nina@bitconferences.com; emma@bitconferences.com; francis@bitlifesciences.com; vivian@bitlifesciences.com; evelyn@bitlifesciences.com; leo@bitlifesciences.com

I have explained 4 times that I cannot attend and I have sent 7 emails asking to be removed from your mailing lists. PLEASE stop emailing me. (Wo bu neng qu. Fasong le qi ge dianzi. Xianzai QING nin tingzhi.)

I am sending a copy of this email to individuals currently listed on your website as speakers at the conference as well as those listed as invited speakers in your email to me. I understand that many of the latter group have declined your invitation, and it is dishonest to continue to use their names.

Ignoring the correspondence
From: soffina [mailto:soffina3@genecongress.com]
Sent: Mon 8/16/2010 3:18 AM
Subject: 056-Confirmation of your response at BIT’s 1st WCF-2010, Dalian, China

It is regretted that we did not receive your response on our former invitation letter to the BIT’s 1st Annual World Congress of Forensics (WCF-2010) … . On behalf of the organizing committee of WCCAS-2010, we sincerely hope you could deliver a speech in this great conference. …

PS: We expect your precious comments or suggestions on the structure of our program, also your reference to other speakers will be highly appreciated. …

Ms. Nina Zhao
Program Coordinator

An odontologist's experience
RE: 056-Confirmation of your response at BIT’s 1st WCF-2010, Dalian, China
From: [Unnamed forensic scientist]
Date: August 17, 2010, 9:28 p.m.

I have been on their list of speakers, key note speakers, section coordinators and every other imaginable role for months. I have asked, requested, begged, demanded etc to be totally removed from any mailings, email lists and/or promotionals- without success. I wrote a blurb explaining that I wasn’t going and requested and received cooperation from the American Board of Forensic Odontology and the American Society of Forensic Odontology in email blasting their total membership, which was forwarded around the nation and world to other forensic organizations announcing to them and the world that I was not presenting, key note speaking or even going, including my history of requests- ad infinitum- to be removed from their promotions in all forms. To my total surprise, I received responses from individuals in Italy, New Zealand, Japan and many other countries who had planned to attend and were cancelling their plans.

I’m pretty sure the AAFS can’t do an email blast on its own (all those legal reasons) but I’m not sure they couldn’t forward an email from one of their menbers (or many of their members- all of us!) announcing he or she is not attending, never intended to go and was being listed on this conference promotional materials against his/her wishes. If we all sent such an email that was forwarded, the AAFS and all the organizations it touches would clearly know the truth about this organization and its operational methods. As you can see in the latest list of invited speakers, I’m still on the list.

How about an honorarium?
Re: News from WDD-2011
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2010 8:00 PM
From: “alina”

Thank you for your reply! It is not easy for me to apply for your financial support because our committee usually provides the financial support for the speakers who could successfully recommend some speakers for us, and your kind assisstance and cooperation could also help me apply, however, I do not have your presentation title, if you could give us the title, it is also easier to apply. We are looking forward to your title and recommendation list.

Best regards,
Ms. Alina Qian
WDD-2011 Organizing Committee

Okay, here's a title
Re: News from WDD-2011
Saturday, October 9, 2010 9:28 PM
To: “alina”

I take it that you have secured the honorarium to cover my travel, housing, and other expenses. This is good news because I cannot come without financial support. I can speak on “forensic genetics: freeing the innocent and convicting the guilty with DNA evidence.” …

Maybe if you become a recruiter ...
From: “alina”
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 3:22 AM
Subject: News from WDD-2011

How are you doing? We hope everything is fine for you! We resend an e-mail to make sure whether you have received our former e-mail and … whether it is convenient for you to recommend some speakers for us. Because the more speakers you recommmend, the more opportunity I can grasp to apply for your financial support. Thus I hope you could recommend more speakers for us. Thanks in advance. …

Best regards,
Ms. Alina Qian
WDD-2011 Organizing Committee

In fact, we made you a co-chair (without telling you)
From: [Unnamed Professor of Medical Education]
To: DH Kaye
Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2010 11:51 AM

I noted with interest today that you are the co-chair of the International DNA and Genome Day in China. I recently received an email asking me to make a presentation at that conference. I receive many such requests that are not truly invited presentations but simply a message blanketing many people in the field to increase attendance at the conference. In my experience invited presentations to other countries includes covering expenses. I have not, however, received any such offer from the organizers.

I am writing to ask if you can clarify this situation. Thank you.

From: Kaye, David
To: [Professor of Medical Education]
Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2010 1:20 PM
RE: question

My role in the program is news to me. I received the kind of request you did, advised them that I would consider speaking if a reasonable honorarium could be provided. I never received a clear response. I have not agreed to speak, and I have nothing to do with organizing the conference. I’ll tell them to remove my name from their materials. …

Re: News from WDD-2011
Date: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 12:36 AM
From: “alina”

This is Alina, from the organizing committee of WDD-2010. I’m writing for your short abstract, we need it for the fund application for you, would you please send it to me at your convenient? Also it will be better if you could offer me a potencial speaker list that you would like to invite for this sessoin, it will be more helpful for the fund application. Thanks. …

Subject: Support information from WDD-2011
From: alina
Date: Thursday, December 16, 2010, 1:27 AM

This is Alina, writing to bring you support information from the organizing committee. After the application, the committee would like to offer some funds for you, you only need to pay $800 for packageA, which will include both registration and 6 days’ accommodation, Please let me know if it is suitable for you? Sincerely hope you will not miss it. …

Subject: Re: Support information from WDD-2011
To: “alina”
Cc: Kate1@rm-sc.com, lunar2@cancercon.com, amy2@genecongress.com
Date: Thursday, December 16, 2010, 3:47 PM

Thank you for your continued interest in my attendance. My paying $800 to speak at your conference is more than it would cost me to pay for registration and a hotel room. Furthermore, in October, I received the following email from a colleague in America:
“I noted with interest today that you are the co-chair of the International DNA and Genome Day in China. I recently received an email asking me to make a presentation at that conference. I receive many such requests that are not truly invited presentations but simply a message blanketing many people in the field to increase attendance at the conference. In my experience invited presentations to other countries includes covering expenses. I have not, however, received any such offer from the organizers.”
I never agreed to co-chair any program, the use of my name in your promotional materials is unauthorized and unacceptable, and I shall not participate in this or any other program organized by BIT Life Sciences.

Please remove my name from all email lists.

Re: Support information from WDD-2011
To: Daniel3@bit-ibio.com
Cc: Kate1@rm-sc.com, lunar2@cancercon.com, amy2@genecongress.com, “alina”
Sent: Friday, December 17, 2010 9:46 AM

Based on emails I have received from various scientists, it appears that you or your associates have used my name and those of a number of scientists without permission in your advertising. … In 2009, BIT Life Sciences was accused of fraudulent practices (www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/55895/).

I would be grateful if you would remove all references to me from your mailings and your mailing lists.

But no, Nina's back ...
From: Nina Zhao [mailto:ada1@dnaday.com]
Sent: Mon 1/17/2011 2:39 AM
To: David H. Kaye
Subject: 147-To be a Speaker at BIT’s 2nd Annual World Congress of Forensics (WCF-2011)

Based upon your great contributions to the field of forensics, the organizing committee cordially invites you to participate in BIT’s 2nd Annual World Congress of Forensics (WCF-2011). The theme of this conference is Science, Justice and Peace, and it will be held from October 15 to October 17, 2011 in Chongqing, China.

As we know your work in this field is a clear example of the leadership, so we would like to highlight your effort at our conference and you are welcome to give a speech …

Sincerely Yours,
Ms. Nina Zhao
Organizing Committee of WCF-2011

RE: 147-To be a Speaker at BIT’s 2nd Annual World Congress of Forensics (WCF-2011)
Sent: Monday, January 17, 2011 12:27 PM
To: nina@bitconferences.com

Please take me off your mailing list immediately.

And after all this ... It's Nina!
Subject: 147-To be a Speaker at BIT’s 2nd Annual World Congress of Forensics (WCF-2011)
From: sherry1 [Sherry1@cancercon.com]
Sent: Thu 1/20/2011 4:47 PM

Based upon your great contributions to the field of forensics, the organizing committee cordially invites you to participate in BIT’s 2nd Annual World Congress of Forensics (WCF-2011). … As we know your work in this field is a clear example of the leadership, so we would like to highlight your effort at our conference and you are welcome to give a speech at F218: Forensic Serology …

Sincerely Yours,
Ms. Nina Zhao
Organizing Committee of WCF-2011

BIT's Annual International Congress of Genetics (ICG)


The mysterious Emma of the Organizing Commission of ICG-2017 with the email address of emma@dnaday.com has been tireless in her spam.I received four copies of the following enticement on 10/23/16 and another six on 12/4/16:
Dear Dr. David Kaye, I apologize for the inconvenience if the letter disturbed you more than once due to the non-feedback of last one. It is our great pleasure to welcome you to join the 2nd Annual International Congress of Genetics (ICG-2017), which will be held during April 25-27, 2017 at Xi'an, China. As your recent research is very exciting, the organizing committee cordially invite you to make an oral presentation at ICG-2017. Your prompt reply with a speech proposal will be highly appreciated! ICG-2017, as concurrent conference of the 7th Annual World Congress of Molecular & Cell Biology (CMCB-2017) and the 1st International Biotechnology Congress (IBC-2017), plans to approach more than 200 oral speeches and 1000+ participants from 50+ countries will join in the whole event. You can enjoy the concurrent conferences for free with One Registration of ICG-2017. To date, more than 600+ positive feedbacks in which 400+ already registered to confirm their participation. You may check the confirmed speakers and their novel topics at Scientific Program <http://www.bitcongress.com/icg2017/scientificprogram.asp>.
Emma is right about one thing. My recent research is very exciting. It is sad that not all of the small cadre of readers share her opinion.

The ten emails copied above were preceded by one on 8/14/16 that began "Hope you everything goes well" and continued with the text used in five more invitations (two on 8/14/16, two on 9/8/16, and one on 9/12/16) from BIT's CEO himself (although he neglected to mention that role and used urls such as judy1@cmcb-2017.com, marie5@medichem2016.com, and irene5@drugdiscovery2016.com):
From: emma <jennifer3@iddstmeeting-2016.com>
To: kaye@alum.mit.edu
Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 10:09 AM
Subject: David H. Kaye Would You Like to be Chair/Speaker at ICG 2017

Dear David H. Kaye,
I'm writing to follow-up my last invitation as below, would you please give me a tentative reply? Thank you very much.
ICG group are honored to announce that the 2nd Annual International Congress of Genetics (ICG-2017) will be held during April 25-27, 2017 in Xi’an, China. On behalf of the organizing committee, I am writing to you to propose a Speech as a speaker/chair at the the conference and talk about the latest discovery in your research.... We believe that your participation will add great value for ICG-2017.
A rich selection of topics will be addressed during ICG-2017 ... After the first round of invitation, we have got overwhelming responses around the world. So far, nearly 150 outstanding international scientists working at the forefront of research have confirmed their presentation and many experts have been also in further discussion, I am listing confirmed keynote speakers as below:
Dr. Christian Patermann, Former Director, European Commission, Germany
Dr. Jiayang Li, Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China
Dr. Robert Plumb, Professor, Imperial College London, UK
Dr. Martin Banwell, Professor, Australian National University, Australia
Dr. Dongping Zhong, Professor, Ohio State University, USA
Dr. Yuxin Yin, Dean & Director, Peking University, China
...
Xi'an enjoys the title of "A Natural Museum of History", it has been the most popular tourist city in China and the World owing to its brilliant historical and cultural relics, and spring is the most pleasant season for a visit.We expect your precious comments or suggestions; also your reference to other speakers will be highly appreciated. We look forward to receiving your replies on the following questions:
1. What is the title of your speech?
2. Do you have any suggestions about our program?
...
We look forward to seeing you in Xi’an in 2017 for this influential event.Sincerely yours,
Xiaodan Mei, Ph.D., Executive Chair of Organizing Committee of ICG-2017
Contact: Ms. Emma, Organizing Commission of ICG-2017
These speakers are the same bunch who are keynoting BIT's Annual World Congress of Molecular & Cell Biology (CMCB). One can only hope they are receiving overtime pay for being in two or three conferences at once.

Emma (now using the email catherine3@2016iddst-meeting.com, emma1991@wddcongress.com, irene3@2017-iddst.com, and irene1@drugdiscovery2016.com) was back with New Year's greetings in 2017:
1/12/17 (five emails in one day): Dear Dr. David H. Kaye, This is Emma writing to wish you the New Year filled with happiness. The ICG Organizing Committee is delighted to welcome you to present a speech in this congress. ... ICG-2017 supporting by Shaanxi Society of Cell Biology is highlighted as Keynote Forum, 24 Parallel Sessions with 200+ Oral Speeches, Posters and Papers, and Diversified Social Events. Each day will include 10 concurrent focus sessions, each focus session featuring speakers who will present cutting-edge research on a wide range of topics. We sincerely welcome you to submit presentation abstract, short paper or preliminary speech title. ... Kind regards, Emma
And then writing from other email addresses, such as
catherine3@2016iddst-meeting.com
jennifer3@iddstmeeting-2016.com
emma1994@genetics2017.com
judy3@annual-cmcb2017.com
judy4@cmcb2017.com
judy1992@2017-cmcb.com
irene3@iddstconferenc2016.com, and
irene4@iddstconference2016,
Emma grew less effusive, dropping the "filled with happiness" part:,
2/2/17, 2/8/17, 2/9/17, 2/11/17 (thrice): Dear Dr. DH Kaye, This is Emma writing to wish you a Happy Chinese New Year. The ICG Organizing Committee is delighted to welcome you to present a speech at ICG-2017. Your prompt reply with a speech proposal (Speech Title and abstract preferred along with full CV) will be highly appreciated. ICG-2017 highlighted as Keynote Forum, 24 Parallel Sessions with 200+ Oral Speeches, Posters and Papers, and Diversified Social Events. ... Kind regards, Emma
Returning to an Emma email address (emma1994@genetics2017.com) and hoping that "you still remember me" -- as if I could forget -- "Emma" sent emails on 2/21/17, 2/22/17 (thrice), 2/23/17, 2/15/17, from URLs such as judy2@cellbio2017.com, irene3@2017-iddst.com, and irene4@iddstconferenc2016.com, entitled "Would You Like to Confirm Your Distinguished Speech."
Dear Dr. David H. Kaye, This is Emma, the coordinator of the ICG conference, hope you still remember me. The ICG Organizing Committee is delighted to welcome you to present a speech in this event. Your prompt reply with a speech proposal (Speech Title and abstract preferred along with full CV) will be highly appreciated. ICG-2017 highlighted as Keynote Forum, 24 Parallel Sessions with 200+ Oral Speeches, Posters and Papers, and Diversified Social Events. ... We sincerely welcome you to submit presentation abstract, short paper or preliminary speech title. ... Kind regards, Emma
The "hope you remember me" theme continued with emails from Emma (emma_93@genetics2017.com), Emma-Nancy (nancy3@2017gckemeeting.com), and Emma-Catherine (catherine3@2016iddst-meeting.com) on 3/19/17 on the "Last Round Speakers Recruiting of ICG-2017." Yet another came from Emma-Marie (marie3@medichem2016.com) on 3/19/17. One can only hope that it truly is the last round.
Dear Dr. David H. Kaye, How are you doing? This is Emma, the coordinator of ICG-2017. Hope you still remember me. ICG-2017 will be held during April 25-27, 2017 in Xi’an, China. As your recent research is very exciting, the Organizing Committee is delighted to welcome you to give a presentation in ICG-2017. We plan to close the program by 24th March, 2017. Thus, it is the last chance to get a time slot for oral presentation. Welcome to take a look at the Scientific Program. As you can see, a large number of outstanding international scientists will show their latest progress at the congress, and there is only a few speech opportunity left now. You may let me know which time slot you are interested in and reply me via emma@dnaday.com. ... Emma

BIT's World Gene Convention (WGC)


This posting pertains to:
Part I. 2016 Shanghai conference
Part II. 2017 Macao conference

Part I. 2016 Shanghai conference

A spate of emails started in January 2016 for the "World Gene Convention--2016, Shanghai." The suggested topic? "About Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences, Interpretation," and then "Beyond uniqueness: the birthday paradox, source attribution and individualization in forensic scienc…."My earlier efforts to persuade what I imagined to be a warehouse of poor, Chinese women typing away at cheap keyboards to please stop emailing me having failed miserably, I adopted the opposite strategy, proposing to speak on chimerical K-DNA.

From: hedy1 [josie@wca-2015.com]
Sent: Friday, January 15, 2016 3:53 AM
Subject: Invitation for Keynote Speaker at the World Gene Convention-2016, Shanghai, China

I'm writing to follow-up my last invitation as below, would you please give me a tentative reply? Thank you very much. I apologize for the inconvenience if the letter disturbed you more than once.

It is our great pleasure and privilege to welcome you to join the 7th World Gene Convention-2016, which will take place in Shanghai, China during November 3-5, 2016.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it’s our honor to welcome you to give a plenary keynote speech at the conference. More info about the program is available at http://www.bitcongress.com/wgc2016/ScientificProgramme.asp

Under our SAB members’ contributions and endeavor, BIT’s 6th Annual World Gene Convention-2015 (WGC-2015), successfully held in Qingdao, China during November 13-15, 2015. Totally, there were nearly 300 world-renowned experts, professors, laboratory principals, project leaders and representatives of well-known enterprises attended the WGC-2015. Participants from the international enterprises, academic and research institutions enjoyed the three days scientific program. Depending on the warmly support and good suggestions from all of the participants, we are confident in organizing WGC-2016 which would be better and more successful than WGC-2015.
...
We expect your precious comments or suggestions; also your reference to other speakers will be highly appreciated. We look forward to receiving your replies on the following questions:
1. What is the title of your speech?
2. Do you have any suggestions about our program?
...

Sincerely yours, Ms. Teresa Xiao, Organizing Committee of WGC-2016

Let's see if anything has changed
Sent: Friday, January 15, 2016 10:42 AM
To: angela@wca-2015.com
Subject: Re: Invitation for Keynote Speaker at the World Gene Convention-2016, Shanghai, China

Dear Xiao ​Teresa, As a keynote speaker, I would need an honorarium to enable me to travel to Shanghai. Is this feasible? I look forward to your response and to visiting Shanghai.

Thank you, David

Nope, same old Teresa
From: janice
Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 2:45 AM
To: David.Kaye@asu.edu
Subject: Invitation for Keynote Speaker at the World Gene Convention-2016,Shanghai, China

Dear Dr. David H. Kaye, ...
It is our great pleasure and privilege to welcome you to join the 7th World Gene Convention-2016, which will take place in Shanghai, China during November 3-5, 2016. On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it’s our honor to welcome you to give a plenary keynote speech at the conference. ...
1. What is the title of your speech?
2. Do you have any suggestions about our program? ...
We look forward to see you in Shanghai in 2016 for this influential event.

Sincerely yours, Ms. Teresa Xiao, Organizing Committee of WGC-2016

OK, here's a title to consider
Dear Xiao ​Teresa,

As a plenary keynote speaker, I would describe my latest research on "K-DNA: A Nonoptical Isomer with Strongly Chimerical Properties." Of course, I would need an honorarium to enable me to travel to Shanghai. I look forward to your response and to visiting Shanghai.

Thank you, David


Apparently, BIT would prefer a talk "about Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences":
From: janice
Sent: Monday, May 30, 2016 2:45 AM
To: David.Kaye@asu.edu
Subject: Invitation for Keynote Speaker at the World Gene Convention-2016,Shanghai, China

Dear Dr. David H. Kaye,

I'm writing to follow-up my last invitation as below, would you please give me a tentative reply? Thank you very much.I apologize for the inconvenience if the letter disturbed you more than once. ...
We would like to welcome you to be the chair/speaker in Session 4-3: New Achievements of Forensic while presenting about Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences. Interpretation…. If the suggested thematic session is not your current focused core, you may look through the whole sessions and transfer another one that fit your interest ...

Sincerely yours, Ms. Teresa Xiao, Organizing Committee of WGC-2016

Let's see where this takes us.
From: Kaye, David
Sent: Friday, June 3, 2016 8:01 PM
To: alice@gene-congress.com
Subject: RE: Confirmation for Chair/Speakers for the World Gene Convention-2016, Shanghai, China

Dear Alice, Janice, Jane, or ​Teresa,

Earlier I wrote that "As a plenary keynote speaker, I would describe my latest research on "K-DNA: A Nonoptical Isomer with Strongly Chimerical Properties." Of course, I would need an honorarium to enable me to travel to Shanghai. I look forward to your response and to visiting Shanghai."

Since you have suggested the title "About Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences, Interpretation," I will combine the two to speak on "K-DNA: A Nonoptical Isomer with Strongly Chimerical Properties that is in Need of Interpretation in the Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences."

I look forward to further information on the honorarium. To travel to China, chair the session, and deliver my address, I would need only U.S. $2,500.

Thank you, David

Could they have overlooked my proposal?
From: janice [mailto:audrey@wcaconvention2015.com]
Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 8:16 AM
To: kaye@psu.edu
Subject: Confirmation for Chair/Speakers for the World Gene Convention-2016, Shanghai, China

Dear Dr. David H. Kaye,

I'm writing to follow-up my last invitation as below, would you please give me a tentative reply? Thank you very much.I apologize for the inconvenience if the letter disturbed you more than once.
It is our great pleasure and privilege to welcome you to join the 7th World Gene Convention-2016, which will take place in Shanghai, China during November 3-5, 2016.
We would like to welcome you to be the chair/speaker in Session 4-3: New Achievements of Forensic while presenting about Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences. Interpretation…. If the suggested thematic session is not your current focused core, you may look through the whole sessions and transfer another one that fit your interest ... .
... WGC-2016 ... aims to provide a platform for all experts from academia, industry and national labs to discuss latest hot researches and achievements. Attendees will hear world-class speakers discussing the challenges and opportunities facing the gene field. The business & academic experts who are from home and abroad will give excellent keynote speeches.
...Shanghai has numerous name tags attached to it, like "Paris of the Orient" and "Pearl of China", ...
We expect your precious comments or suggestions; also your reference to other speakers will be highly appreciated. We look forward to receiving your replies on the following questions:
1. What is the title of your speech?
2. Do you have any suggestions about our program?
...
Sincerely yours,
Ms. Teresa Xiao, Organizing Committee of WGC-2016

Maybe the mention of an honorarium discouraged them. I'll try again.
From: Kaye, David
Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 9:33 PM
To: 'alice@gene-congress.com' <alice@gene-congress.com>
Subject: RE: Confirmation for Chair/Speakers for the World Gene Convention-2016, Shanghai, China

Dear Xiao Teresa,

Earlier I wrote that "As a plenary keynote speaker, I would describe my latest research on ‘K-DNA: A Nonoptical Isomer with Strongly Chimerical Properties.’ Of course, I would need an honorarium to enable me to travel to Shanghai. I look forward to your response and to visiting Shanghai." After you suggested the title About Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences, Interpretation," I proposed to combine the two to speak on "K-DNA: A Nonoptical Isomer with Strongly Chimerical Properties that is in Need of Interpretation in the Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences," but I did not hear from you until today. How does the title I sent sound? Has the SAB had the chance to consider it?

Awaiting your suggestions, David Kaye

Sadly, no honorarium.
From: teresa [mailto:teresa@gene-congress.com]
Sent: Monday, August 1, 2016 4:05 AM
To: Kaye, David <dhk3@dsl.psu.edu>
Subject: RE: Confirmation for Chair/Speakers for the World Gene Convention-2016, Shanghai, China

Dear Dr. David H. Kaye,

Thank you very much for your interests in our conference! It is an honor for us to have your support.
I will forward your speech title to the organizing committee, and will let you the results as soon as possible.
In addition, as your concern, basically, we cannot cover your travel expense due to limited budget this year; also cannot offer an honorarium. We feel very sorry but we do hope you can understand our situation.

Sincerely yours,
Ms. Teresa Xiao, Organizing Committee of WGC-2016

No surprise there, but what about the K-DNA+Encyclopedia paper? Did Teresa ever hear from her organizing committee? Two emails, dated August 2 and then August 10, bearing Teresa's name at the end (but coming from janice <liz@wcacongress2016.com>) disappointingly duplicated the earlier one welcoming me as "the chair/speaker in Session 4-3: New Achievements of Forensic DNA while presenting about Beyond uniqueness: the birthday paradox, source attribution and individualization in forensic scienc…."

Ah well, 2017 is coming, and with it, announcements of the 8th WGC will fall like raindrops. Sure enough ...

Sent by elaine <esther@wcm2016congress.com> 1/17/17 and again by ann <linda@wgc2016.com> 2/20/17
Dear Dr. David H. Kaye,
I'm writing to follow-up my last invitation as below, would you please give me a tentative reply? Thank you very much. I apologize for the inconvenience if the letter disturbed you more than once.
It is our great pleasure and privilege to welcome you to join the 8th World Gene Convention-2017, which will take place in Macao, China during November 13-15, 2017. We would like to welcome you to be the chair/speaker in Theme 707: Forensic while presenting about Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences. Interpretation...
If the suggested thematic session is not your current focused core, you may look through the whole sessions and transfer another one that fit your interest ...
... The business & academic experts who are from home and abroad will give excellent speeches. [Y]ou will benefit from the wonderful experience in Macao, China. Macao is an international free port. ...
We expect your precious comments ...
Sincerely yours, Ms. Teresa Xiao Organizing Committee of WGC-2017 East Area, F11, Building 1, Dalian Ascendas IT Park, 1 Hui Xian Yuan, Dalian Hi-tech Industrial Zone, LN 116025, China Tel: 0086-411-84799609 EXT 826 Email: teresa@gene-congress.com

Ah well, 2017 is coming, and with it, announcements of the 8th WGC will fall like raindrops. Sure enough ...

Part II. 2017 Macao conference

Sent by elaine <esther@wcm2016congress.com> 1/17/17
Dear Dr. David H. Kaye, I'm writing to follow-up my last invitation as below, would you please give me a tentative reply? Thank you very much. I apologize for the inconvenience if the letter disturbed you more than once. It is our great pleasure and privilege to welcome you to join the 8th World Gene Convention-2017, which will take place in Macao, China during November 13-15, 2017. We would like to welcome you to be the chair/speaker in Theme 707: Forensic while presenting about Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences. Interpretation... If the suggested thematic session is not your current focused core, you may look through the whole sessions and transfer another one that fit your interest ... The business & academic experts who are from home and abroad will give excellent speeches. [Y]ou will benefit from the wonderful experience in Macao, China. Macao is an international free port. ... We expect your precious comments ... Sincerely yours, Ms. Teresa Xiao, Organizing Committee of WGC-2017, East Area, F11, Building 1, Dalian Ascendas IT Park, 1 Hui Xian Yuan, Dalian Hi-tech Industrial Zone, LN 116025, China, Tel: 0086-411-84799609 EXT 826, Email: teresa@gene-congress.com

Teresa-Elaine reiterated the "chair/speaker" invitation on 1/22/17 with another topic. The email came from alma@bitcongress.com)
Dear Dr. D.H.Kaye, I'm writing to follow-up my last invitation as below ... We would like to welcome you to be the chair/speaker in Theme 707: New Achievements of Forensic DNA while presenting about New Achievements of Forensic DNA.... We expect your precious comments ... Sincerely yours, Ms. Teresa Xiao ...

Three emails came a day later, ostensibly from Teresa. They were sent by elaine with the URLs isabella@gfac2017congress.com, katrina@gfac2017congress.com, and alma@bitcongress.com. Aside from differences in the spelling of my name, they were identical to the above.

On 2/19/17, another of Teresa's "chair/speaker in Theme 707" invitations came from ann (Wed5@wed-2017.com). Now Teresa-Ann wanted me to speak on an unpublished paper (available on SSRN) that, like the one mentioned in the previous set of emails, had little or nothing to do with "Theme 707: New Achievements of Forensic DNA."

Never-say-die Theresa reappeared on 5/11/17 (twice) as the writer of emails sent by vivian with the URL flora@wcfnconference2017.com and vivian (irene@wcfnconference2017.com). These implored me to give "a tentative reply" to the repeated invitation (she's good at that) to "be the chair/speaker in Theme 707: New Achievements of Forensic while presenting about Forensic." Theresa-Vivian-Flora and Theresa-Vivian-Irene apologized "for the inconvenience if the letter disturbed you more than once."

Teresa made two more appearances on the signature line of an email of 7/14/17 (one to Dr. David H. Kaye coming from Nina with the URL janet@gene-congress.com and the other to Dr. D.H. Kaye from nina with the URL teresa@gene-congress.com). She sent the "Cordial Invitation to Chair/Speakers for the WGC-2017, Macao." Theresa-Nina-Janet said that she too "would like to welcome you to be the chair/speaker in Theme 707: New Achievements of Forensic." Generous to a fault, she added that "[i]f the suggested thematic session is not your current focused core, you may look through the whole sessions and transfer another one that fit your interest ... ." And then she touted the "dynamic scientific program" and the "wonderful experience in Macao ... famous for ... hotel." She advised (yet again):
○ Depending on the warmly support and good suggestions from all of the participants, we are confident in organizing WGC-2017 ... .
○ WGC-2017 ... aims to provide a platform ... to discuss latest hot researches ... The business & academic experts who are from home and abroad will give excellent speeches.
○ We expect your precious comments or suggestions; also your reference to other speakers will be highly appreciated.

BIT's Annual Symposium of Drug Delivery Systems (SDDS)


BIT's "high importance" email of 3/8/16 to "Dr.David B. Kay" reported that "It is nice to announce that The 6th Annual Symposium of Drug Delivery Systems (SDDS-2016) will be held ... in Nanjing, China. It is a dedicated event for global medical scientists. [W]e cordially welcome you to deliver a speech in Symposium 5: Smart Nanomedicine. ... If you have any precious suggestions ... , please reply this email and send your speech title to us at your earliest convenient." Notwithstanding the fact that I have no training in medicine and drug discovery, my "participation will accelerate and promote the cognition of Drug Delivery sciences in the World!" As if that were not enough, there will be "Industrial Promotion, Appoint People by Abilities, Culture Agglomeration."

A followup email of 7/20/16 from Ms. Grace Chen, Program Coordinator in Dalian, explained that she was "pleased to extend the invitation to you again. We are cordially welcome you to deliver a speech in Symposium 5: Smart Nanomedicine. Your participation will accelerate and promote the cognition of Drug Delivery sciences in the World!" The "confirmed companies and academia organizations" include Harvard, Michigan, UCLA, USC, USD, Cornell, Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio State, and Washington. Certainly, the faculty at these institutions selected to deliver speeches can do more to promote cognition than I.

Friday, December 23, 2016

BIT's Annual World Congress of Molecular & Cell Biology (CMCB)


This WORLD CONGRESS (the entrepreneurs of the Middle Kingdom think big) "will provide a platform for participants to discuss the unsolved mysteries in molecular & cell biology. The organizing committee of CMCB-2017 devotes itself to supply the most cutting-edge technology information to you. We aim to bring together Experts from academic, industrial professionals and key-decision makers to present their new achievement on their research." As befits a scientific conference, the website promises (12/23/16) that "[d]uring the congress, we will set up a series of activities such as Scientific Program ... ."

It will be a busy time, as BIT's 2nd Annual International Congress of Genetics (ICG-2017) is scheduled at the same time and place. 

The "honorary chair" is "Dr. Yuxin Yin, Dean & Director, Peking University, China." "Keynote speakers" are "Dr. Martin Banwell, Professor, Australian National University, Australia; Dr. Christian Patermann, Former Director, European Commission, Germany; Dr. Robert S. Plumb, Professor, Imperial College, London, UK; and Dr. Dongping Zhong, Professor, Ohio State University, USA."

Seems like they might be slipping in the big name department, though. Last year, they had Dr. Arieh Warshel, Distinguished Professor, University of Southern California, USA, Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry, and others who "gave their wonderful speeches at keynote forum and are warmly received."

But there is hope. After all, their email says that they want me!

Email
  •  12/22/16, 12/23/16: Dear Dr. David H. Kaye, Warm greetings and best wishes for Christmas and the New Year. We are pleased to announce that the 7th Annual World Congress of Molecular & Cell Biology (CMCB-2017) will be held during April 25-27, 2017 at Xi'an, China. Until now, we have confirmed nearly 300 speakers to give wonderful speeches in CMCB-2017, meanwhile, together with other 2 parallel congresses, about 800 of outstanding international scientists in related field will attend the conference and show their latest progress, we genuinely hope you will be able to join us together. If you are interested in, please email to judy@cmcb-congress.com, thanks. Look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Judy [who provides no affiliation or address, and no mention of BIT, but who emailed from emma1881@genetics2017.com, judy@annual-cmcb2017.com, judy1@annual-cmcb2017.com, judy1991@world-cmcb2016, judy1992@world-cmcb2016].

BIT's International Congress of Forensics & Police Tech Expo


The International Congress of Forensics & Police Tech Expo is another source of unending solicitations for "keynote" speakers who have the honor of paying registration fees and inflated hotel prices. The theme of the Forensics & Police Tech Expo varies from "Collaboration, Innovation and Identification: Gate Way to a Safer Tomorrow" to "Peaceful China, Happy Life." The Chinglish emails have some nicely turned phrases.

To see whether BIT and its conference committee had the slightest knowledge of forensic science, I responded to one email with a proposal to speak on K-DNA, a chimeric form of the molecule discovered through alchemy. The paper quickly was added to the program. I then explained that I could not present this important discovery because late-breaking experiments required some revisions.

Email
Dalian 2016

An email of 5/24/16 is at least the third to announce "BIT’s 3rd International Congress of Forensics & Police Tech Expo 2016, which will be held during October 27-29, 2016 at International Conference Center, Dalian, China" and "will cover the Interdisciplinary Symposium, workshops, training courses, and posters which will highlight the advances in technology that have transformed forensic science and technology into law enforcement practice. ... The Plenary Session will invite a distinguished international panel including Dr. Henry Lee and many others to talk about the impact of recent forensic scientific and technological breakthroughs around the world. ... we appreciate your advices on: 1. Which track you are interested in; 2. What topic you will talk about? Would you please forward us the potential speech title and brief introduction to the topic? ... We look forward to seeing you all there."

It was followed by this one on 6/13, 6/15, 7/3/16, and 7/22/16 (excerpts): "How are you doing? I am Cherry, the Program Coordinator ... . I am writing the letter to make sure if you have received my letter previously, it is about the conference: WCF-2016 which will be held during October 27-29, 2016 ... . Maybe there some problems with my mailbox ... . I am writing again to cordially welcome you to give a speech. Now we have invited some distinguished experts including Dr. Henry Lee and Dr. John Zheng Wang and many others ... . In the past two congresses, we have invited more than 300 worldwide leading experts, famous police officers, and law practitioners ..."

But then I fell back to Cherry's usual mailing list on 8/29/16, with a reminder of "a great opportunity for our friends and forensic colleagues from around the world to share ideas, case studies, briefing current cutting-edge technologies which could implant into forensic investigation and analysis." Furthermore, "Now the speech positions are still available" (even though Henry Lee and others "confirmed their participations as followings").

But that's not all. The same day, the indefatigable Cherry sent an otherwise identical email inviting me to chair yet another section: "On behalf of the Executive Committee Office, we warmly welcome you as the Session Chair and Speaker of Session 7-2: Forensic Anthropology and Sociology under Track 7: Interdisciplinary Forensic Program, as well as a (Scientific Advisory Board) SAB member of the conference."
Shenyang 2017
From: anna4@pharm2017.com, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, 9:40 PM
From anna3@pharm2017.com, Fri, Dec 23, 2016 at 1:37 AM

Dear David H. Kaye, Following the successful running of WCF-2016, it’s our great honor to announce that the 4th International Congress of Forensics & Police Tech Expo-2017 (WCF-2017) will take place during October 27-29, 2017 in Shenyang , China . On behalf of the Executive Committee Office, we warmly welcome you as a Speaker of Session 7-1: Forensic Biology and DNA Analysis under Track 7: Interdisciplinary Forensic Program. ... Forensic science has attracted enormous attentions .... Through this special platform, we hope to ... move the forensic R & D forward. This year, with the supporting of The Police Association of Liaoning Province and the section leaders for their extensive efforts, we’ll bring together 300 worldwide leading experts, famous police officers, and law practitioners updating the most recent advances in forensic sciences & technology to share experiences, research results, and new developments in the forensic sciences and Technology, and promote current innovative products for law enhancement and advanced equipment/instrument used by police. Dr. Henry C. Lee, the director of Forensic Research and Training Center and Distinguished Chair Professor in Forensic Science of University of New Haven is one of confirmed keynote speaker of our event. ... I would be appreciated if you may reply to me regarding this issue at your earliest convenience. Once your commitment prevents you to attend, please kindly let us know and your nice advice on our program is really helpful for us. ... With best regards, Ms. Cherry, BIT Group Global Ltd. ----Your Think Tank
From: anna2@pharm2017.com, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017 9:53 PM
From: anna11&pharmaco2017.com, Friday, Jan. 6, 2017 1:29 AM
From: anna11@pharmaco2017.com, Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 12:02 AM
From: cherry3@pharmaco-congress.com, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 2:57 AM

Dear David H. Kaye, This is Cherry ... . I have sent you an e-mail couple of days ago, but did not get any response from you, thought you might be busy. I am reaching out to you again to see if you’re interested to participate and give a speech at Session 7-1: Forensic Biology and DNA Analysis at our event. ... Through this special platform, we hope to showcase technologies and products which have practical applications in forensic science and move the forensic R & D forward. You may find partial of the renowned speakers below for your reference:
Dr. Henry C. Lee, Director of Forensic Research and Training Center; Distinguished Chair Professor, University of New Haven, USA
Dr. John Zheng Wang, Professor and Director of Certificate Programs, California State University, USA
Dr. Edna Erez, Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Dr. Christopher Cronin, Professor, Saint Leo University, USA
Dr. Raymond H Bull, Professor, University of Derby, UK
Dr. Eric Kreuter, Partner, Financial Advisory Services Group at Marks Paneth LLP, USA
The program is dedicated to highlight some recent breakthrough stories and successes ... I would be appreciated if you may reply to me regarding this issue at your earliest convenience. Once your commitment prevents you to attend, please kindly let us know and your nice advice on our program is really helpful for us. Thank you for your attention and support. We look forward to seeing you in Shenyang in 2017 for this influential event! ... With best regards, Ms. Cherry, BIT Group Global Ltd.--Your Think Tank, Program Coordinator of WCF-2017, 11F, No.1 Hui Xian Yuan, Dalian Hi-tech Industrial Zone, Dalian, LN 116025, P.R.China, Tel: +86-411-84799609 ext. 813, Fax: +86-411-84796897, Email: cherry@bitcongress.com
From: anna5@pharm2017.com, Feb. 17, 2017 3:36 AM
From: anna@pharm2017.com, Feb. 26, 2017 8:16 PM

Dear Dr. [%收件人名称], Thanks to the warmest support from the colleagues and professionals in the field of forensic all over the world, on behalf of the organizing committee, I am pleased to announce that we have released the Scientific Program of WCF-2017 with speakers’ profile and presentation title. For program details, PS: http://www.bitcongress.com/wcf2017/scientificprogram.asp
Following the success of WCF-2016 in Dalian, China the 4th International Congress of Forensics & Police Tech Expo-2017 (WCF-2017) will be held in Shenyang, China this autumn (October 27-29, 2017). As a renowned expert in the field, we sincerely hope you could join us and make an oral presentation at Session 7-2: Forensic Anthropology and Sociology. Please feel free to send me your speech proposals. You may find partial of the renowned speakers below for your reference:
Dr. Henry C. Lee, Director of Forensic Research and Training Center; Distinguished Chair Professor, University of New Haven, USA
Dr. John Zheng Wang, Professor and Director of Certificate Programs, California State University, USA
Dr. Edna Erez, Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Dr. Istvan Lengyel, Secretary General, Banking Association for Central and Eastern Europe, Hungary
Dr. Christopher Cronin, Professor, Saint Leo University, USA
Dr. Raymond H Bull, Professor, University of Derby, UK
Dr. Eric Kreuter, Partner, Financial Advisory Services Group at Marks Paneth LLP, USA
I would be appreciated if you may reply to me regarding this issue at your earliest convenience. Once your commitment prevents you to attend, please kindly let us know and your nice advice on our program is really helpful for us. ... We look forward to seeing you in Shenyang in 2017 for this influential event! ... With best regards, Ms. Cherry, BIT Group Global Ltd. ----Your Think Tank, Program Coordinator of WCF-2017, 11F, No.1 Hui Xian Yuan, Dalian Hi-tech Industrial Zone, Dalian, LN 116025, P.R.China Tel: +86-411-84799609 ext. 813, Fax: +86-411-84796897, Email: cherry@bitcongress.com

Dalian -- Not Shenyang -- 2017

But wait! WCF-17 is back in Dalian. I hope the "extensive efforts" of the "Police Association of Liaoning Province and the section leaders" in Shenyang did not go to waste. To check, I asked Ms. Cherry about the unexplained change in the conference site. She explained (3/16/17) that "[d]ue to some reasons of the local government, we changed the hosting organization and supporting organization. The new hosting organization is World High-Tech Society and China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Dalian Sub-Council." The same renowned speakers will be in Dalian, and now I am slated for toxicology and pathology rather than biology and DNA analysis, and sociology and anthropology. It is nice to be so versatile.
From: Cherry (anna2 pharmacology2017.com), Mar. 14, 2017 4:26 AM
Confirmed to be Session Speaker at WCF-2017, Dalian, China--Waiting for your kind reply

The 4th International Congress of Forensics & Police Tech Expo-2017
Theme: Collaboration, Innovation and Identification: Gate Way to a Safer Tomorrow
Time: October 27-29, 2017
Venue: Dalian, China
Dear D.H.Kaye, Thanks to the warmest support from the colleagues and professionals in the field of forensic all over the world, on behalf of the organizing committee, I am pleased to announce that we have released the Scientific Program of WCF-2017 with speakers’ profile and presentation title. ... Following the success of WCF-2016 in Dalian, China the 4th International Congress of Forensics & Police Tech Expo-2017 (WCF-2017) will be held in Dalian, China this autumn (October 27-29, 2017). As a renowned expert in the field, we sincerely hope you could join us and make an oral presentation at Session 7-3: Forensic Pathology and Toxicology. Please feel free to send me your speech proposals. You may find partial of the renowned speakers below for your reference:
Dr. Henry C. Lee, Director of Forensic Research and Training Center; Distinguished Chair Professor, University of New Haven, USA
Dr. John Zheng Wang, Professor and Director of Certificate Programs, California State University, USA
Dr. Edna Erez, Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Dr. Istvan Lengyel, Secretary General, Banking Association for Central and Eastern Europe, Hungary
Dr. Christopher Cronin, Professor, Saint Leo University, USA
Dr. Raymond H Bull, Professor, University of Derby, UK
Dr. Eric Kreuter, Partner, Financial Advisory Services Group at Marks Paneth LLP, USA
Dr. James F. Albrecht, Captain, New York City Police Department (ret.); Professor, Pace University (New York City), USA
I would be appreciated if you may reply to me regarding this issue at your earliest convenience. Once your commitment prevents you to attend, please kindly let us know and your nice advice on our program is really helpful for us. ... We look forward to seeing you in Dalian in 2017 for this influential event! ... With best regards, Ms. Cherry, BIT Group Global Ltd. -- Your Think Tank, Program Coordinator of WCF-2017, 11F, No.1 Hui Xian Yuan, Dalian Hi-tech Industrial Zone, Dalian, LN 116025, P.R.China, Tel: +86-411-84799609 ext. 813, Fax: +86-411-84796897, Email: cherry@bitcongress.com
From: Cherry@bitcongress.com, Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2017 5:12 AM, Subject: Participation Confirmation, WCF-2017, Shenyang, China
Dear D.H. Kaye, How are you? We have not heard back from you since your last letter dated March 15. We're wondering if you‘re still interested to participate our event. Would you please kindly reply and let us know your idea? Many thanks! Have a nice day! All the best, Ms. Cherry, BIT Group Global Ltd. ----Your Think Tank
But wait! I am back as a recruit for the Forensic Biology and DNA Analysis session:
From: cherry (anna11@pharmaco2017.com)
Sent: 4/20/17 at 11:59 PM
Subject: Waiting for your response
Dear David H. Kaye, Hope you are doing great. I have sent you an e-mail couple of days ago, but did not get any response from you, thought you might be busy. I am reaching out to you again to check if you can participate and deliver a speech at our 4th International Congress of Forensics & Police Tech Expo-2017 (WCF-2017), which will be held in Dalian, China during October 27-29, 2017. The suggested session for you is Session 7-1: Forensic Biology and DNA Analysis. ... You may find partial of the renowned speakers below for your reference ... . [The New York City Police Department Captain has been dropped from the list.] Can I hear from you with a positive feedback? I appreciate your time and attention in advance. Thank you so much. All the best, Ms. Cherry BIT Group Global Ltd. --Your Think Tank, Program Coordinator of WCF-2017, ... Email: cherry@bitcongress.com
From: Cherry (anna@pharm2017.com)
Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 1:35:33 AM EDT
Subject: The 4th International Congress of Forensics & Police Tech Expo-2017
Theme: Peaceful China, Happy Life
Time: October 27-29, 2017
Venue: Dalian, China
Following the successful running of WCF-2016, it’s our great honor to announce that the 4th International Congress of Forensics & Police Tech Expo-2017 (WCF-2017) will take place during October 27-29, 2017 in Dalian , China . On behalf of the Executive Committee Office, we warmly welcome you as a Speaker at Session 7-1: Forensic Biology and DNA Analysis. ... You may find partial of the renowned speakers below for your reference: [Captain Albrecht is back on the list.] ... Forensic science has attracted enormous attentions through high profile trials and impacts on several aspects of policing and the criminal justice system. The aim of the conference is to bring together forensic medicine experts, toxicologists, forensic scientists and other experts primarily working in the field of forensic medicine, toxicology, forensic pathology, forensic science, criminology, forensic psychiatry and other allied subjects and demonstrate the advances in the field of forensic science. Through this special platform, we hope to showcase technologies and products which have practical applications in forensic science and move the forensic R & D forward. ... Dr. Henry C. Lee, the director of Forensic Research and Training Center and Distinguished Chair Professor in Forensic Science of University of New Haven is one of confirmed keynote speaker of our event. The program is dedicated to highlight some recent breakthrough stories ... I would be appreciated if you may reply to me regarding this issue at your earliest convenience. Once your commitment prevents you to attend, please kindly let us know and your nice advice on our program is really helpful for us. ...
With best regards,
Ms. Cherry, BIT Group Global Ltd. ----Your Think Tank Program Coordinator of WCF-2017, 11F, No.1 Hui Xian Yuan Dalian Hi-tech Industrial Zone, Dalian, LN 116025, P.R.China, Tel: +86-411-84799609 ext. 813, Fax: +86-411-84796897, Email: cherry@bitcongress.com
From cherry: (anna@pharmaco2017.com)
Sent: 6/26/17, 12:30:53 AM,
Subject: The 4th International Congress of Forensics & Police Tech Expo-2017
Theme: Peaceful China, Happy Life
Time: October 27-29, 2017
Venue: Dalian, China
This is Cherry from the Organizing Committee of The 4th International Congress of Forensics & Police Tech Expo-2017 (WCF-2017), which will be held in Dalian, China during October 27-29, 2017. I have sent you an e-mail couple of days ago, but did not get any response from you, thought you might be busy. I am reaching out to you again to see if you’re interested to participate and give a speech at Session 7-1: Forensic Biology and DNA Analysis at our event. ... Forensic science has attracted enormous attentions ... You may find partial of the renowned speakers below ... I would be appreciated if you may reply to me regarding this issue at your earliest convenience. Once your commitment prevents you to attend, please kindly let us know and your nice advice on our program is really helpful for us. ...
With best regards,
Ms. Cherry, BIT Group Global Ltd. ----Your Think Tank Program Coordinator of WCF-2017, 11F, No.1 Hui Xian Yuan Dalian Hi-tech Industrial Zone, Dalian, LN 116025, P.R.China, Tel: +86-411-84799609 ext. 813, Fax: +86-411-84796897, Email: cherry@bitcongress.com
Now I am on the "InterdisciplinaryForensic Program":
Sent: June 22, 2017, 10:29:15 PM EDT
From: anna5@pharm2017.com (cherry3@pharmaco-congress.com):
Subject: Confirmed to be Session Speaker at WCF-2017, Dalian, China--Waiting for your kind reply
Dear Dr. David H. Kaye,
Thanks to the warmest support from the colleagues and professionals in the field of forensic all over the world, on behalf of the organizing committee, I am pleased to announce that we have released the Scientific Program of WCF-2017 with speakers’ profile and presentation title. For program details, PS: http://www.bitcongress.com/wcf2017/scientificprogram.asp
Following the success of WCF-2016 in Dalian, China the 4th International Congress of Forensics & Police Tech Expo-2017 (WCF-2017) will be held in Dalian, China this autumn (October 27-29, 2017). As a renowned expert in the field, we sincerely hope you could join us and make an oral presentation at Track 6: InterdiscipinaryForensic Program. Please feel free to send me your speech proposals.
You may find partial of the renowned speakers below for your reference:
Dr. Henry C. Lee, Director of Forensic Research and Training Center; Distinguished Chair Professor, University of New Haven, USA
Dr. John Zheng Wang, Professor and Director of Certificate Programs, California State University, USA
Dr. Edna Erez, Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Dr. Istvan Lengyel, Secretary General, Banking Association for Central and Eastern Europe, Hungary
Dr. Christopher Cronin, Professor, Saint Leo University, USA
Dr. Raymond H Bull, Professor, University of Derby, UK
Dr. Eric Kreuter, Partner, Financial Advisory Services Group at Marks Paneth LLP, USA
Can I hear from you with a positive feedback? I appreciate your time and attention in advance.
With best regards,
Ms. Cherry, BIT Group Global Ltd.----Your Think Tank, Program Coordinator of WCF-2017, 11F, No.1 Hui Xian Yuan Dalian Hi-tech Industrial Zone, Dalian, LN 116025, P.R.China, Tel: +86-411-84799609 ext. 813, Fax: +86-411-84796897, Email: cherry@bitcongress.com

Introduction to this blog

Paralleling the proliferation of journals of ill repute is the globalization of the marketing of academic conferences. This blog identifies what seem to be shady sellers based solely on the spam I receive. It also includes some correspondence that is vaguely entertaining. My list of the purveyors is here.

References