Pan-Asian Biomedical Sciences Conference

Officiated by Prof. Fanny M.C. Cheung, Pro-Vice-Chancellor/Vice-President, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Mr. Andrew Young, Vice President, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation; Prof. Chan Wai-yee, Director, School of Biomedical Sciences, the Pan-Asian Biomedical Sciences Conference was successfully held on 11-12 December 2014 at Charles K. Kao Auditorium of Hong Kong Science Park.

The two-day event was co-organized by School of Biomedical Sciences and the Hong Kong Sciences and Technology Parks Corporation. It was well-attended by more than 250 local and overseas participants.  In fact, it was the second Conference organized under the "ASIA-International Biomedical Science Consortium" which was officially established in 2011.  Along with 11 other tertiary and research institutions from Southeast-Asia, our School was invited to join this Consortium in September 2012 which aimed to tighten the regional academic collaborations and linkages. The first Conference was organized in Thailand in 2012 and the Consortium members would take turn to host the event biennially.

The 2014 Conference focused on four main areas, namely (i) Infectious Diseases & Immunology; (ii) Oncology; (iii) Stem Cells; and (iv) Reproductive Genetics. We were most honored to have invited (i) Prof. Dennis Y.M. Lo, Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; (ii) Prof. Yuen Kwok-yung, Henry Fok Professor in Infectious Diseases, Chair of Infectious Diseases, Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong; (iii) Prof. Chang Tse-wen, Distinguished Research Fellow, Genomics Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taiwan; (iv) Prof. Suh Yoo-hun, President, Korea Brain Research Institute, South Korea, to serve as the keynote speakers of the Conference. Researchers from our School, participatng institutions of the Consortium and other institutes also presented their related works and experience with the participants.  In addition, the Conference featured the "ASIA-International Biomedical Science Consortium – Outstanding Poster Competition" for participation of the postgraduate students from the member institutions of the Consortium.

Please click HERE for the programme book of the Conference. The photo gallery of the Conference can also viewed HERE.

Group photo of all the participants taken during the Conference

(From left) Prof. Chan Wai-yee, Mr. Andrew Young, Prof. Fanny M.C. Cheung, Prof. Richard K.W. Choy , and Prof. Cho Chi-hin, Chairperson, Organizing Committee of the Pan-Asian Biomedical Sciences Conference

Group photo of Prof. Fanny M.C. Cheung (middle), Mr. Andrew Young (6th from right), Prof. Chan Wai-yee (6th from left), Prof. Cho Chi-hin (5th from right), together with Consortium representatives

Prof. Fanny M.C. Cheung

Mr. Andrew Young

Prof. Chan Wai-yee

Prof. Dennis Y.M. Lo delivers a keynote lecture

Prof. Yuen Kwok-yung delivers a keynote lecture

Prof. Chang Tse-wen delivers a keynote lecture

Prof. Suh Yoo-hun delivers a keynote lecture

Prof. Chan Hsiao-chang, School of Biomedical Sciences, CUHK

Prof. Andrew M.L. Chan, School of Biomedical Sciences, CUHK

Prof. Feng Bo, School of Biomedical Sciences, CUHK

Prof. Kingston K.L. Mak, School of Biomedical Sciences, CUHK

Prof. Richard K.W. Choy, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, CUHK

Prof. Ng Chi Fai, Department of Surgery, CUHK

Prof. Paul K.S. Chan, Department of Microbiology, CUHK

Prof. David S.C. Hui, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, CUHK

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Pan-Asian Biomedical Sciences Conference
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Orientation Day for Undergraduate Admissions 2014
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Donation from the Board of Management of the Chinese Permanent Cemeteries

Visit of Prof. Richard Oreffo of University of Southampton, United Kingdom
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