CBA 2018 Annual Conference- building bridges to biotech innovation

Foster City, CA


8:00am - 5:00pm

Conference Agenda:
8:00 – 8:30 am Registration, Networking, and Exhibitions
8:30 – 8:35 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mark Chen, Ph.D., CBA president
8:35 – 8:40 am Conference Introduction
Thomas Wei, Ph.D., CBA Conference Chair

Morning Keynote Presentation (Moderator: Thomas Wei)
8:40 – 9:20 am Marker-guided targeted therapy, PARP inhibitors, and immune checkpoint therapy
Mien-Chie Hung, Ph.D. (Basic Research VP, MD Anderson Cancer Center, The University of Texas
9:20 – 10:00 am Entrepreneurship in China
Wei Wang (Sinopharma Group, President)
10:00 – 10:20 am Networking and Exhibitions

Session I: Drug Regulation (Moderator: Michelle Chen)
10:20 – 10:50 am Regulatory considerations in the IND submission of antibody and related products
Audrey Jia, Ph.D. (Principal Consultant, DataRevive LLC)
10:50 am – 11:20 am Regulatory consideration for clinical development in product life cycle management
Ardelle Ying, Ph.D. (Program Director, Genentech)
11:20 am – 11:40 am Accelerate new drug development: Paradigm shift in the post-ICH regulatory systems in China, and US
Dan Zhang, Ph.D. (Chairman and CEO, Fountain Medical Development Ltd)

Special Talk (Moderator: Lin Sun-Hoffman)
11:40 am – 12:10 pm Career Development for Life – IQ, EQ, and SQ / Career Opportunities in the FDA
George Chang, Ph.D.(Senior Pharmacologist, FDA)
12:10 pm– 12:20pm Sponsor Presentation
Lee-Cheng Liu, Ph.D. (President & CEO, Eirgenix)

12:20 – 1:10 pm Lunch, Networking and Exhibitions
1:10 – 1:20 pm CBA Scholarship Award

Afternoon Keynote Presentation (Moderator: Thomas Wei)
1:20 – 2:00pm Engineering living computers for diagnostics and therapeutics
Timothy Lu, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, MIT)

Session II: Digital Health and Big Data (Moderator: Michelle Chen)
2:00 – 2:30pm Online dermatology transition from dermatologists to artificial intelligence
Alexander Börve, MD (Founder & CEO, First Derm)
2:30 – 3:00pm Genomic revolution and blockchain
Huijun Zhou, Ph.D.(Co-founder, Doctor Chain)
3:00 – 3:30pm Using Genomic Features to Make Smart Clinical Decisions: the Power of Machine Learning and RNA-seq
Jing Huang, Ph.D.(SVP of Bioinformatics and Data Science, Veracyte Inc.)
3:30 – 3:50pm Networking and Exhibitions

3:50 – 4:50pm Entrepreneurship Summit (Moderator: Lin Sun-Hoffman)
Keting Chu, Ph.D.(Lyfe Venture)
Jimmy Zhang, (Lily Asia Venture)
Guoliang Yu, Ph.D. (Executive Chairman, Crown Bioscience; Venture Partner, OrbiMed Venture)
TBD (Jones Day)
4:50 – 4:55 pm Closing Remarks
Thomas Wei, Ph.D., CBA Conference Chair

Early Bird Registration (by 9/28/2018)
Member: $35
Non-member: $55
Student (with .edu email): $10

Regular Registration (9/29/2018 - 10/5/2018)
Member: $55
Non-member: $75
Student (with .edu email): $10

On-site Registration (10/6/2018)
Member: $80
Non-member: $100
Student (with .edu email): $30

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Contact: Jin Zhang
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Event Address:

Crowne Plaza - Foster City Hotel
1221 Chess Drive
Foster City, CA 94404