Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative Medicine

Friday, May 15, 2009 - Saturday, May 16, 2009

Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Lecture Hall 8th Floor, Bejing

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Presented by the New York Academy of Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the Chinese Ministry of Health

 

This May, experts from academia and the pharmaceutical industry will convene in Beijing, China for an exciting 2-day event on Regenerative Medicine. Regenerative medicine represents a frontier field in medical treatments and China, with a host of new national initiatives aimed at advancing regenerative medicine research, is an ideal location to host this international, interdisciplinary meeting.

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Agenda


Day 1: Friday, May 15, 2009

8:00 am – 9:00 am:

Registration

9:00 am – 10:00 am:

Welcome and Opening Remarks

 

Chen Zhu, PhD, Minister, Ministry of Health of the People's Republic of China

Ellis Rubinstein, President, The New York Academy of Sciences

Depei Liu, President, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences

Cecilia Chan, Managing Director, Octonovem

Torsten Wiesel, MD, Nobel Laureate, Chairman-Emeritus, The New York Academy of Sciences and President-Emeritus, The Rockefeller University

Gerald Chan, Co-Founder, Morningside Group

10:00 am – 10:30 am:

Coffee Break

Session I: Physiology

Moderator: Tao Cheng, Deputy Director and Professor, Institute of Hematology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences

10:30 am – 12:00 noon:

Tao Cheng, Deputy Director and Professor, Institute of Hematology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences

Assembly of Mature Ventricular Muscle from ESC-derived Progenitors
Ibrahim J. Domian MD, PhD, Cardiovascular Research Center, Richard B. Simches Research Center

Yong Zhao, PhD, The Institute of Zoology (IOZ), within The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

12:00 noon – 1:30 pm:

Lunch and Poster Session

Session II: Stem Cells

Moderator: Stacie Bloom, PhD, The New York Academy of Sciences

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm:

Chunhua Zhao, MD, PhD, The Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Center of Tissue Engineering

Differentiation of Induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) Cells into Functional Cardiomyocytes
Ulrich Martin, PhD, Professor and Head, Leibniz Research Labs for Biotechnology and Artificial Organs, Department of Cardiac-, Thoracic-, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery, REBIRTH - Center for Regenerative Medicine, Hannover Medical School, Germany

Hongkui Deng, PhD, School of Life Sciences, Peking University

Improvement of Chemotherapy Specificity towards Cancer Cells hile Sparing Normal Hematopoietic Stem and Progenitor Cells by Interleukin 1 Receptor Antagonist
Wei Han, PhD, Shanghai Jiatong University

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm:

Coffee Break

Session III: Organogenesis

Moderator: Yilin Cao, MD, PhD, Director and Professor, Plastic Surgery Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm:

Regenerative Medicine: Cell-based Technologies for Clinical Translation
James Yoo, MD, PhD, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Yilin Cao, MD, PhD, Director and Professor, Plastic Surgery Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences

Cell Therapy for Cardiovascular Diseases: Mechanisms and Clinical Application
Stefanie Dimmeler, PhD, Professor of Experimental Medicine and Head of the Section of Molecular Cardiology, University of Frankfurt

Pei Xue Tao, Institute of Blood Transfusion, Academy of Military Medical Sciences, Beijing

 

Day 2: Saturday, May 16, 2009

8:30 am – 9:00 am:

Registration

Keynote Address

9:00 am – 9:40 am:

Normal and Neoplastic Stem Cell
Irving L. Weisman, MD, Stanford University School of Medicine

9:40 am – 10:00 am:

Coffee Break

Session IV: Transplantation and Tolerance

Moderator: Douglas Braaten, PhD, The New York Academy of Sciences

10:00 am – 12:00 pm:

Barriers to Transplantation Tolerance
Anita S. Chong, PhD, Professor, Section of Transplantation Surgery, Department of Surgery, The University of Chicago

Wei Wang, Director, Center of Cell Transplantation and Gene Therapy, Zhongnan University

Youping Li, Director, Chinese Cochrane Center, Sichuan University

Wei Liu, Shanghai Jiatong University

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm:

Lunch

Breakout Session - Panel: Careers in Sciences

Co-Moderators: Kathy Granger, PhD, The New York Academy of Sciences and Qimin Zhan, Vice President, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm:

ACADEMIC
Chunhua Zhao, MD, PhD, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Center of Tissue Engineering

CORPORATE
Alison Tan-Mulligan, MD, ex- GlaxoSmithKline Health Outcomes, Epidemiology & Clinical Trials Feasibilities Co-founder of WorldLink Medical Group in Shanghai

FINANCE
Leonide Saad, PhD, Vice President, Proteus Venture Partners

NON-PROFIT
Richard L. Sprott, PhD, The Ellison Medical Foundation

PUBLISHING
Douglas Braaten, PhD, Director and Executive Editor Annals, The New York Academy of Sciences

Session V: Nanomaterials and Nantechnology

Moderator: Ning Gu, President, Dongnan University School of Life Sciences and Medical Engineering

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm:

Nanotechnology for Regenerating Tissues: Hype or Reality?
Thomas J. Webster, PhD, Associate Professor of Engineering and Orthopedic Surgery, Brown University Director, Nanomedicine Laboratory

Haiyan Xu, Director, Center of Nanomaterials, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences

Cell Microenvironment at the Nanometer Level and the Control of Regeneration
Michael P. Sheetz, PhD, William R Kenan Jr. Professor of Cell Biology and Chair of Biological Sciences, Columbia University
Associate Professor, Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Principal Investigator for the NIH Nanotechnology Center for Mechanics in Regenerative Medicine

Ning Gu, President, Dongnan University School of Life Sciences and Medical Engineering

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm:

Coffee Break

Session VI: Finance Panel

Moderator: Gerald Chan

5:00 pm – 6:30pm:

Panelists:

Leon Chen, PhD, Partner, Fidelity Asia Ventures

Brock Reeve, Executive Director, Harvard Stem Cell Institute

Leonide Saad, PhD, Vice President, Proteus Venture Partners

Richard L. Sprott, PhD, Executive Director, The Ellison Medical Foundation

Adam Zhu, Chief Representative of Beijing Office, Merrill Lynch International Incorporated

Alex Fowkes, Executive Director, Pfizer (China) Research & Development Co. Ltd

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm:

Closing Statements

Evening

Banquet Reception

Speakers

Honorary Committee

Depei Liu

President, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences

Ellis Rubinstein

President, New York Academy of Sciences

Chen Zhu, PhD

Chinese Minister of HealthGerald Chan, Morningside Group Co-Founder

Torsten Wiesel, MD

Nobel Laureate, Chairman-emeritus of the New York Academy of Sciences and President-emeritus at Rockefeller University

Cecilia Chan

Octonovem Managing Director

John Niblack

Former Pfizer President for Global R&D

Scientific Organizing Committee

Anthony Atala, MD

Wake Forest University

Stacie Bloom, PhD

The New York Academy of Sciences

Yilin Cao, MD, PhD

Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine

Anita Chong, PhD

University of Chicago

Stephanie Dimmeler, PhD

University of Frankfurt

Michael P. Sheetz, PhD

Columbia University

Thomas Webster, PhD

Brown University

Zhan Qi Ming

Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences

Alex Zhang

Sanofi-Aventis

Chun Hua Zhao

China National Stem Cell Research Center

Keynote Speaker

Irving L. Weisman, MD

Stanford University School of Medicine

Speakers

Yilin Cao, MD, PhD

Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences

Douglas Braaten, PhD

The New York Academy of Sciences

Gerald Chan

Morningside Group

Leon Chen, PhD

Fidelity Asia Ventures

Tao Cheng

The Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences

Anita S. Chong, PhD

The University of Chicago

Hongkui Deng, PhD

Peking University

Stefanie Dimmeler, PhD

University of Frankfurt

Ibrahim J. Domian MD, PhD

Richard B. Simches Research Center

Alex Fowkes

Pfizer (China) Research & Development Co. Ltd

Kathy Granger, PhD

The New York Academy of Sciences

Ning Gu

Dongnan University

Wei Han, PhD

Shanghai Jiatong University

Youping Li

Sichuan University

Wei Liu

Shanghai Jiatong University

Ulrich Martin, PhD

Hannover Medical School

Brock Reeve

Harvard Stem Cell Institute

Leonide Saad, PhD

Proteus Venture Partners

Michael P. Sheetz, PhD

Columbia University

Richard L. Sprott, PhD

The Ellison Medical Foundation

Alison Tan-Mulligan, MD

WorldLink Medical Group in Shanghai

Pei Xue Tao

Academy of Military Medical Sciences, Beijing

Wei Wang

Zhongnan University

Thomas J. Webster, PhD

Brown University

Haiyan Xu

The Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences

James Yoo, MD, PhD

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Qimin Zhan

The Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences

Chunhua Zhao, MD, PhD

The Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences

Yong Zhao, PhD

The Chinese Academy of Sciences

Adam Zhu

Merrill Lynch International Incorporated

 

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