CBA 2015 Annual Conference

2015AC

Future of the Life Science Industry - Innovation and Opportunities

The 18th Annual Conference of Chinese Bioscience Association October 10, 2015, Crowne Plaza, Foster City, CA

Peter YuThis year, we are delighted to announce that Dr. Peter Paul Yu, President of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2014-2015, will present "Oncology; The Near and Far Horizon" at the annual conference as the Keynote speaker. Dr. Yu’s speech will provide insights regarding new precision medicine and clinical models of cancer, new regulatory approaches and healthcare financing models and a growing need for medical informatics. Emerging concerns regarding the clinical utility of diagnostic laboratory tests, the role of outcomes based measures of success in healthcare reform and the growing concern over affordability and sustainability of care will be discussed.

Abstract of Keynote Speech:

The development and introduction of new cancer therapeutics into the clinic faces multiple opportunities and challenges. These include new precision medicine and clinical models of cancer, new regulatory approaches and healthcare financing models and a growing need for medical informatics. Gastric cancer will be presented as a model for genotype-phenotype correlations. Emerging concerns regarding the clinical utility of diagnostic laboratory tests, the role of outcomes based measures of success in healthcare reform and the growing concern over affordability and sustainability of care will be discussed.

Conference Program is available (9 MB download).

Registration (including banquet style lunch, coffee, tea, refreshment):

  • Early Registration online (by Sept 22nd, 2015), CBA member $10, Non-CBA member $30. Lunch included.
  • Regular Registration online (Sept 23rd to Noon Oct 9th, 2015), CBA member $20, Non-CBA member $40. Lunch included.
  • Onsite Registration: CBA member $30, Non-CBA member $50. Lunch not guaranteed.

CBA members registration:
Online registration closed.
Non-CBA members registration:

Online registration closed.


Video highlights from 2014 Annual Conference at YouTube Link


Program:

8:30 – 9:00 am Registration, Networking and Exhibitions
9:00 – 9:05 am Welcome and Opening Remarks

Shih-Chen Chang, Ph.D., CBA president 2015

9:05 – 9:10 am Conference Introduction

Kai Zheng, Ph.D., CBA Conference Chair 2015

Session I Moderator: Shih-Chen Chang, Ph.D., CBA president 2015
9:10 – 9:50 am Oncology; The Near and Far Horizon Peter Yu, M.D., FACP, FASCO, ASCO President (2014-2015),

Director of Cancer Research, Palo Alto Medical Foundation

9:50 – 10:20 am Advanced Massively Parallel Sequencing: Improving Disease Prevention and Treatment

Radoje (Rade) Drmanac, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Complete Genomics

10:20 – 10:35 am Networking and Exhibitions
10:35 – 11:05 am Real World Data – Changing Drug Development Paradigm

Jacqueline Law, Ph.D., Senior Director, Genentech

Moderator: Cheni Kwok, Ph.D., CLP, Managing Partner, Linear Dreams
11:05 – 11:35 am Developing Better Treatments for Dementing Disorders: The Long and Short of It

Lennart Mucke, M.D., Director, Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease

11:35 – 11:45 am Ho Family Scholarship Award

Caesar Ho

11:45 – 12:15 pm Networking and Exhibitions
Lunch Session Moderator: Michelle Chen, Ph.D., Executive Director of Business Development & Strategic Alliances, NanoString
12:15 – 1:00 pm How will Mobile Health Technologies Change the Way We Live? A Global Trekker’s Perspective

Mary Vincent, Co-Founder of LifetimeMD

Session II Moderator: Sydney Chen, Ph.D., Partner, Kiang Consulting
1:00 – 1:30 pm Development of New Therapeutic Agents Targeting Key Cancer Stem Cell Pathways

Tim Hoey, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, OncoMed Pharmaceuticals

1:30 – 2:00 pm Navigating the “Wild West” of Intellectual Property – Challenges of Patent Protection on Hot Topics

Janet Xiao, Ph.D., J.D., Partner, Morrison & Foerster

2:00 – 2:15 pm Networking and Exhibitions
Moderator: Lin Sun-Hoffman, J.D., President, Sun-Hoffman Consulting
2:15 – 2:45 pm “Organs, not Cells” – Generation of Functional Organs from iPS Cells via Interspecies Blastocyst Complementation

Hiromitsu Nakauchi, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Genetics, Stanford University School of Medicine

2:45 – 3:15 pm Development of Biosimilars in China: Current Situations and Future Trends

Scott Liu, Ph.D., President and CEO, Henlius Biotech

3:15 – 3:30 pm Networking and Exhibitions
Session III Moderator: Michelle Chen, Ph.D., Executive Director of Business Development & Strategic Alliances, NanoString
3:30 – 4:25 pm Panel Discussion – Leadership in Biotech: How to Break the Glass Ceiling while Maintain Career and Life Balance

Panelists: Janet Xiao, Ph.D., J.D., Partner, Morrison & Foerster

Xi Zhao-Wilson, Ph.D., CEO, BioMarker Pharma

Licen Xu, Ph.D., Senior Director, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Ruhong Jiang, Ph.D., CEO, Applied StemCell

4:25 – 4:30 pm Closing Remarks

Kai Zheng, Ph.D., CBA Conference Chair 2015

A networking reception will be hosted at 4:30 pm in the Ultra Lounge at Crowne Plaza.