Wednesday, July 26, 2017

BIT's World DNA Day Is Back


BIT won't quit.* Now it wants me "to be the chair/speaker at Theme 5-2: Bio-diagnosis and Biotherapy" of its World DNA Day. Being neither a biologist nor a physician, I am not sure how "presenting about DH Kaye," as the emailer of many names (Audrey, Helen, and Jessica) propose, could "create huge opportunities for the famous coastal City by showcasing the growth and breakthrough of life sciences at a time when so many new therapies and diagnostic evaluations are available." Oh well, here's the first email. I anticipate more.
From: audrey (helen@gfac2017congress.com)
Sent: July 19, 2017, at 2:30 AM
Re: 3114-Entitled to be Chair/Speakers for WDD-2018, Dalian, China
We are proud to announce that BIT’s 9th Annual World DNA Day (WDD-2018) will be held on April 25-27, 2018 in Dalian, China. We cordially welcome you to be the chair/speaker at Theme 5-2: Bio-diagnosis and Biotherapy while presenting about DH Kaye. ... WDD-2018 will be held in April 25-27, 2018 in Dalian, China, is to follow up the commemoration of the 65th anniversary of the publication of DNA double-helix structure in Nature from April 25, 1953 by Dr. James Watson and Dr. Francis Crick.
WDD, as one of the BIT’s branded conferences, had been successfully organized in Dalian, Xi’an and Nanjing in last eight years. To update the frontiers of life sciences and Industrial Biotechnology, WDD-2018 comes to Dalian City again. We believe worldwide scientists and biotech entrepreneurs in Bioscientific fields will create huge opportunities for the famous coastal City by showcasing the growth and breakthrough of life sciences at a time when so many new therapies and diagnostic evaluations are available. The conference has broad public support and has the additional goal of spreading and increasing the understanding of modern biological sciences among the lay public. The idea exchanges are always helpful for generating positive impact on propelling the regional advancement of science and technology.
BIT’s 8th Annual World DNA Day (WDD-2017), was successfully held in Hilton Xi’an, China during April 25-27, 2017. Almost 1000 participants from over 32 countries and regions shared the details of their research during the sessions. It was sure to announce it gained a great success.
The following is the Preliminary Program:
Theme 1: Prologue & DNA Day Ceremonial Fire
Theme 2: Ice Breaking & Reception
Theme 3: Golden Ceremony
Theme 4: Scientific Collision
Theme 5: Translational Bioeconomy
Theme 6: Biosafety/Bioethics
Theme 7: Bio-Education & Bio-Training
Theme 8: Community Alliance
Theme 9: Bio-Culture
Theme 10: Farewell Ceremony
... 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. Jessica Yang
Organizing Committee of WDD-2018, BIT Congress Inc., East Wing, 11F, Dalian Ascendas IT Park, No. 1 Hui Xian Yuan, Dalian Hi-tech Industrial Zone, LN 116025, P.R.China, Tel: 0086-411-84799609-826, Fax: 0086-411-84799629, Email: Jessica@dnaday.com
Sure enough ...
From: Judy (catherine1@congress-2017iddst.com)
Sent: Nov 4 at 10:15 PM
Subject: Would You Like to Confirm Your Distingsuidhed [sic] Speech
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 are proud to announce that BIT’s 9th Anniversary World DNA Day (WDD-2018) will be held on April 25-27, 2018 in Dalian, China, which is a grand life science congress to follow up the commemoration of the 65th anniversary of the publication of DNA double-helix structure in Nature from April 25, 1953 by Dr. James Watson and Dr. Francis Crick. We cordially welcome you to propose a presentation about your recent work. For more information, please visit the conference website http://www.dnaday.com/.
Nobel Laureates of WDD-2018: Dr. Edvard Ingjald Moser, Professor and Director of the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience at NTNU, Norway, Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, 2014; Dr. Aaron Ciechanover, Distinguished Research Professor, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel, Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry, 2004.
This meeting will be a dynamic forum for geneticists, biotech entrepreneurs and other life scientist. The conference will provide participants a face-to-face platform to exchange ideas, share update breakthroughs and promising solutions to most important issues in the area.
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?
WDD, as one of the BIT’s branded conferences, had been successfully organized in Dalian, Xi’an and Nanjing in last eight years. The 8th Annual World DNA Day (WDD-2017) was successfully held in Hilton Xi’an, China during April 25-27, 2017. Almost 1000 participants from over 32 countries and regions shared the details of their research during the sessions. It was sure to announce it gained a great success. To update the frontiers of life sciences and Industrial Biotechnology, WDD-2018 comes to Dalian City again. We believe worldwide scientists and biotech entrepreneurs in bioscientific fields will create huge opportunities for the famous coastal City by showcasing the growth and breakthrough of life sciences at a time when so many new therapies and diagnostic evaluations are available. The conference has broad public support and has the additional goal of spreading and increasing the understanding of modern biological sciences among the lay public. The idea exchanges are always helpful for generating positive impact on propelling the regional advancement of science and technology.
The venue adds an important attraction to the congresses. Dalian is a beautiful city with an excellent climate and unparalleled hospitality. It is the flagship city of the wealthiest region of China, leader in economy, art, design, industry and lifestyle, a must visit for travelers and an endless source of inspiration. April - Cherry Blossom Season, we cordially invite to join a Tech Tour to experience traditional Chinese culture, and to enjoy the delicious food of Dalian.
Finally, we hope and trust that you will find the conference and your visit to the very beautiful and exciting city of Dalian, in April 2018 both valuable and enjoyable!
Sincerely Yours,
Xiaodan Mei, Ph.D.
Executive Chair of Organizing Committee of WDD-2018
Contact: Ms. Judy Du, Organizing Committee of WDD-2018, Tel: 0086-411-84799609-839, Email: judy@mol-cell.com
For 2019, my status has risen to becoming a keynote speaker with a "unique and inspirational message":
From: Jessica [jessica@wdd-2019.com]
Date: Mon Dec 25, 2018, at 9:08 PM
Subject: Keynote Speech Invitation
Dear Dr. David H. Kaye,
Greetings from WDD-2019 !
We are delighted to announce that BIT’s 10th Anniversary World DNA Day-2019 (WDD-2019) will take place during April 25-27, 2019, Nanjing, China. Based on your outstanding contributions, we are expecting your gracious presence as Keynote Speaker at this conference, your unique and inspirational message will highlight the congress.
WDD, as one of the BIT’s branded conferences, has been successfully organized in Dalian, Xi’an and Nanjing in last nine years. WDD-2018 was successfully held in Dalian, China. Three Nobel Prize Laureates and almost 700 participants in total from over 32 countries and regions participated in the congress. As for WDD 2019 we expect more than 700 attendees at the conference. Generally, attendees include professors, researchers, partners, enterprisers, supporting organizations, media, exhibitors and sponsors.
For this year anniversary, we introduce the new meeting, BIT’s 1st Annual Symposium of Synbio Plus 2019 (Synthetic Biology Conference) to integrate upstream and downstream talent resources including policy makers, distinguished bioscientists, industrial leaders, entrepreneurs, investors so as to enable the participants to network with all potential partners. The “1+1” Event Program of WDD will cover both hot topic in basic research in life sciences and current trend toward next generation biomedical industry. ...
We look forward to your active support and participation.
Ms. Jessica Yang
Organizing Committee of WDD-2019
BIT Congress Inc. East Wing, 11F, Dalian Ascendas IT Park, No. 1 Hui Xian Yuan, Dalian Hi-tech Industrial Zone, LN 116025, P.R.China Tel: 0086-411-84799609-843 Fax: 0086-411-84799629 Email: Jessica@dnaday.com
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Then comes the plague of follow-up emails:
From: Jessica [jessica@wdd-2019.com]
Date: Jan 10, 2019, at 10:19 AM (and 9:42 AM)
Subject: Latest News for Speakers
Dear Dr. DH Kaye,
Happy New Year 2019!
Sorry to disturb you more than once. [Me too.]
We are proud to announce that the 10th Anniversary World DNA Day (WDD-2019) will be held on April 25-27, 2019 in Nanjing, China.
By now, one Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine 2016 and more than 100 leading experts have confirmed their speeches. If you are interested in, please click here reply me as soon as possible, once we received your kindly feedback, we will send you more related items about the conference.
Look forward to hear from you.
Sincerely Yours,
Contact:
Ms. Jessica Yang
Organizing Committee Coordinator of WDD-2019 Tel: 0086-411-84799609-839 Email: Jessica@dnaday.com
Disclaimer: This is not a spam message, and has been sent to you because of your eminence in the field. If, however, you do not want to receive any email in future from WDD-2019 then reply us with the subject “remove /opt-out”. We concern for your privacy.
* Correspondence about WDD-2011 is on the posting about The Dalian Letters.

2 comments:

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  2. I got one of this today and was wondering...wth?

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