CBA 2014 Annual Conference


New Waves in the Biotech Industry
The 17th Annual Conference of Chinese Bioscience Association
October 4, 2014, Crown Plaza, Foster City, CA

Conference Agenda

9:00 – 9:30 am Registration, Networking & Exhibitions
9:30 – 9:35 am Welcome and Opening Remarks Dr. Michelle Chen, President
9:35 – 9:40 am Conference Introduction, Dr. Patty Kiang, Conference Chair
Session I Entrepreneurship (Moderator: Michelle Chen)
9:40 – 10:20 am Keynote Speech
“Targeted cancer therapy: successes and failures at ONYX Pharmaceuticals”
Dr. Frank McCormick, Professor, UCSF, Founder of Onyx
10:20 – 10:50 am “The Three Certainties: Death, Taxes and Change”
Mr. Stephen Isaacs, Chairman and CEO, Aduro BioTech
10:50 – 11:20 am “From Undergraduate Researcher to CEO: The Tactic Pharma Story”
Dr. Chandler Robinson, CEO, Tactic Pharma
11:20 – 11:50 am “Venture Development and Venture Creation - A new take on ‘East meets West’”
Dr. Joan Lau, Founder and Managing Partner of Militia Hill Ventures
11:50 am– 12:20 pm Networking & Exhibitions
Lunch Session (Moderator: Patty Kiang)
12:20 – 12:30 pm Youth Scholarship Award (Caesar Ho)
12:30 – 1:00 pm “From San Francisco to Taiwan & China- A Journey of Commitment”
Dr. Jo Shen, Co-founder & former CEO, ScinoPharm
Session II Stem Cells/Regulatory/Drug Delivery (Moderator: Lin Sun-Hoffman)
1:00 – 1:30 pm “iPSCs for Cardiac Drug Discovery and Disease Mechanism”
Dr. Joseph Wu, Professor, Stanford University, Founder of Stem Cell Theranostics
1:30 – 2:00 pm “Stem Cell Therapy: A Regulatory Perspective”
Mr. Scott Cunningham, Partner, Covington & Burling, LLP
2:00 – 2:30 pm “Nektar’s Pipeline and Technologies”
Dr. Maninder Hora
2:30 – 3:00 pm “Better Therapeutics Through Innovative Delivery”
Mr. Zander Strange, VP Strategy and Corp. Dev., Zosano Pharma
3:00 – 3:30 pm Networking & Exhibitions
Session III Diagnostics/Digital Health (Moderator: Sydney Chen)
3:30 – 4:00 pm “Advanced Cell Diagnostics, Inc. – Developing breakthrough technologies for precision molecular diagnostics to enable more effective cancer treatment with targeted therapeutics”
Dr. Christopher Bunker, VP Business Dev., Advanced Cell Diagnostics
4:00 – 4:30 pm “Mobile health: Rising tide in healthcare industry”
Dr. Gabriel Chao
4:30 – 5:00 pm “The Percans Story”
Dr. Yiyou Chen, CEO, Percans Oncology
5:00 pm Closing Remarks by Dr. Patty Kiang

Post conference info.

Download the Conference Proceeding (PDF 19 MB)

Conference Video Highlights: New Waves in the Biotech Industry-YouTube Link