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SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM OF THE 2ND TRANSMED-VN

TIME: 19-20, AUGUST, 2017
Venue: Univ. of Medicine & Pharmacy, 217 Hong Bang St, HCM City

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19th, 2017

Morning session from 08:00 – 12:00

SESSION I – CELL-BASED IMMUNOTHERAPIES

CHAIRMEN: PROF. JOHN E.CONNOLLY & PROF. PHAM VAN THUC

08:00 – 08:30

Registration

08:30 – 09:00

Welcome remarks by Prof. Tran Diep Tuan, President of UMP & Prof. John Connolly

09:00 – 10:00

Keynote Speaker

Prof. John Connolly, PhD (Director, ICMB, A*Star)

Topic: On the Brink of Immunotherapies: Current Progresses & Challenges on the CAR-T

10:00 – 10:30

Prof. Kenzaburo Tani, MD PhD (Head, ALA Advanced Medical Research, IMSUT, Japan)

Topic: Development of New Cell and Gene Therapies for Malignancies

10:30 – 11:00

Dr. Tan Anthony Tanoto, PhD (Senior Research Fellow, Emerging Infectious Diseases Programme DUKE-NUS Medical School)

Topic: T cell immunotherapy against Hepatitis B Virus-related Hepatocellular Carcinoma”

 

11:00 – 11:15 AM

Coffee break

11:15 – 11:45

Prof. Atsuko Miyajima, MD PhD (Professor, Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, University of Tokyo)

Topic: Toward a Paradigm Shift in the Health and Medicine – Regenerative Medicine via Innovative Approaches

Lunch break and Presentations of Sponsor Companies from 11:45 – 13:00 

Afternoon Session from 13:00 – 17:45

SESSION II- STEM CELL THERAPIES

CHAIRMEN: PROF. NGUYEN THANH LIEM & PROF. ATSUHI MIYAJIMA

13:00 – 13:30

 

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Nguyen Thanh Liem, MD PhD (Head, Stem Cell & Immuno Therapy, VinMec, Hanoi-Vietnam)

Topic: Stem Cell Therapies for Unmet Disorders in Infants and Their Successful Outcomes

13:30 – 14:00

Prof. Tsuneo A. Takahashi, D.Sc (Director, LIFEBANK Tokyo, Japan)

Topic: Current Status of Stem Cell Banking in Japan

14:00 – 14:30

 

Prof. Steve Oh, PhD  (Bioprocessing Technology Institute, A*STAR)

Topic: Cutting-edge Bioprocesses for Therapeutic Production of Human Stem Cells

14:30 – 15:00

Dr. Dinh Xuan Tung, MD (Head, Stem Cell Dpt., Van Hanh Hospital)

Topic: Developing Stem Cell Therapies in Vietnam for Private Sectors: Experiences from Van Hanh Hospital

15:00 – 15:30

 

Dr. Nguyen Dinh Hoa, MD PhD (Surgeon of Spinal Department of Viet Duc University Hospital, Hanoi)

Topic: Application of Human Bone Marrow Stem Cell and Human Adipose – derived Mesenchymal Stem Cell for the Treatment of Spinal Cord injury

15:30 – 16:00

Dr. Nguyen Hoai Nghia, PhD(Lecturer, Biomedicine & Molecular Biology  Center, UMP)

Topic: The Genome Applications in Cell-Based Therapies – An introduction of UMP Genomic Programme

 

16:00 – 16:15 Coffee break (company showcase)

16:15 – 17:30

 

ROUND TABLE Discussion & MOU Signing (Hosted by Profs. Tran Diep Tuan, John Connolly & Dr. Thai Nguyen; participants: representatives of medical universities/institutes and UMP/UMC- A*STAR faculties on avenues for collaboration and planning for the 3rd TransMed-VN)

17:30 – 17:45 

Resting and transportation to banquet

18:30 – 20:30

BANQUET to welcome TransMed-VN delegates and participants. Venue HOA SỮA RESTAURANT, NEWPORT DIST. HCMC  

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20th, 2017

Morning session from 08:00 – 12:00
SESSION III- CLINICAL TRIALS; GMP CELL PROCESSING CENTER (CPC) AND RESEARCH TOPICS
CHAIRMEN: DR. HITOSHI KUSANO & DR. BUI CHI BAO

08:00 -08:30

Dr. Eiji Akagawa, PhD (CEO, VICX Company, Japan)

Topic: Establishing a Development Track for Regenerative Medicine

08:30 – 09:00

Dr. Hitoshi Kusano, MD PhD (Co-Founder & CEO, PharmaBio, Japan)

Topic: GMP Approaches for Cell-Based Therapies: A View on the Organization and Function of PharmaBio 

09:00 – 09:30

Dr. Stephanie Ting, PhD ( Scientist, ITS Biosciences Vietnam)

Topic: Utilization of a Label-Free Real-Time Cell Analysis Technology for Cell-based Therapies

09:30 – 10:00

Dr. Duy Le Pham, MD. PhD (Faculty of Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam; Department of Allergy and Clinical Immunology; Department of Biomedical Sciences, Ajou University School of Medicine; 4 Clinical Trial Center, Ajou University Medical Center)

Topic: Role of Neutrophil and Eosinophil Extracellular DNA Traps in Severe Asthma”

10:00 – 10:30

Dr. Phuong-Hien Nguyen, PhD (Fellow, Research Center for Integrated Oncology Cologne-Bonn, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany)

Topic: Essential role of Lyn kinase in the Tumor Microenvironment of B Cell Malignancies

10:30 – 11:00

Dr. Hoang Q. Chinh, PhD (Research Scientist, VinMec Medical Center – Hanoi, Vietnam)

Topic: Transcriptional Control in Leukemia Stem Cells

11:00 – 11:20

Mr. Giang Lam (Founder & CEO, Rising Dragon Associates – HCM City, Vietnam)

Topic: Opportunities to Invest in Clinical Research in Vietnam

11:20 – 11:40

Dr. Thai Nguyen, PhD, BSPharm (Scientific Advisor & International Relation, TransMed Program, UMP – HCM City Vietnam)

Topic: Biotech Journey with Vietnam: Potentials & Opportunities

11:40 – 12:00

Prof. Truong D. Kiet, MD PhD (Former Vice Dean, UMP)

Thank you & Closing Remark

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