2017 BioPacific Conference (19th Annual Conference of CABS) Agenda

Leading the New Wave of Life Sciences Innovation–Technology, Policy, and Investment Trends across the Pacific Rim

Morning Session I: Welcome & Keynote Speeches
Session Chair: Yang Tian, PhD, and Carrie Wang, MD
8:30 AM – 8:35 AM Welcome Remarks
Alex J. Zhang,PhD, MBA, President-Elect of CABS &Chair of 2017 BioPacific Conference Organizing Committee
8:35 AM – 8:45 AM A Year of Many Firsts at CABS
Cheni Kwok,PhD CLP, President of CABS
8:45 AM – 9:20 AM Immuno-oncology: What’s next?
Thomas Hudson, MD, VP, Head of Oncology Discovery and Early Development, AbbVie
9:20 AM – 9:55 AM Translating a Trillion Points of Data into Therapies, Diagnostics, and New Insights into Disease
Atul Butte,MD, PhD, Director, Institute for Computational Health Sciences and UCSF Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco
9:55 AM-10:10 AM BREAK
Morning Session II: 2017 CABS K. Fong Award
Session Chair: Wentao Zhang, PhD
10:10 AM-10:20 AM CABS K. Fong Award in Life Sciences
Presenter: Kenneth Fong,PhD, Chairman, Kenson Ventures
Awardee(s): Yingxiang Wang and Edgar Engleman
10:20 AM – 10:35 AM Award Acceptance Speech (via Video)
Yinxiang Wang, PhD, Co-Founder, President, and CSO, Zhejiang Beta Pharmaceuticals
10:35 AM- 11:05 AM Immunotherapy for Cancer: A Paradigm Shift
Edgar Engleman, MD, Managing Partner, Vivo Capital, and Professor of Pathology and of Medicine, Stanford University
Morning Session III: Panel Discussion
Session Chair:Yan Wang, PhD, and Gavin Lu, PhD
11:05 AM-11:20 AM Diamond Sponsor: Chengdu Medical City
Zhao Yang, President of Chengdu Geunion Investment Co., Ltd
11:20 AM – 11:55 PM IP Considerations in Cross-border Deals between China and US Companies
Moderator, Gini Deshpande, PhD, CEO, NuMedii
Panelist, Jie Zhou, PhD, JD, Partner, Morrison & Foerster, LLP
Panelist, Li Feng, PhD, JD, Partner, Finnegan
Panelist, Limin Zheng, PhD, JD, Principal, Fish & Richardson
11:55 AM – 12:15 PM Platinum Sponsor: Singapore-Sichuan Hi-Tech Innovation Park
Zhao Yang, President of Chengdu Geunion Investment Co., Ltd
12:15 PM- 1:00 PM LUNCH BREAK
Afternoon Session I: Keynote Speeches
Session Chair: Wenfeng Xu, PhD, Ziyang Zhong, PhD, and Naibo Yang, PhD
1:00 PM-1:30 PM First Principles of Global Leadership
David Flores, MBA, Co-founder and CEO, BioCentury
1:30 PM-2:00 PM Genome Reading and Writing in CNGB
Xun Xu, MBA, President, BGI Research Institute
2:00 PM-2:30 PM Meeting the market needs and creating sustaining value – the LakePharma story
HuaTu,PhD, Founder &CEO, LakePharma
2:30 PM-2:45 PM Sponsor Session:Gold sponsors
• Predicine
• WuXi AppTec
• NamoCell
Afternoon Panel Session I: Developing Innovative Therapeutics in China
Session Chair: Xiaoli Qin, PhD, and Wei Huang
2:45 PM-3:30 PM Moderator, Cheng Liu, PhD, CEO, Eureka Therapeutics
Panelist, Michael An, PhD, Founder and CEO, Curegenix
Panelist, Wei Zheng, PhD, Founder and CEO, Suzhou Connect
Panelist, Baofu Ni, PhD, Vice President, Kelun Bo-Tai Biopharmaceutical Co. Ltd, and Senior Director of Kelun Pharmaceutical Research Institute
Panelist,Tao Huang, PhD, JD, Venture Partner, Cenova Capital
Afternoon Session II: Investment and Entrepreneurship
Session Chair: Dannis Chang, PharmD, and Shenshen Hu, PhD
3:55 PM-4:05 PM Sponsor Session:Gold sponsors
• Genentech
• Pharmaron
4:05 PM-4:35 PM Genomic Medicine and Modern Biotechnology Revolution: My Three Stories
Dongliang Ge,PhD, CEO, Apostle, Inc.
4:35 PM-5:30 PM Afternoon Panel Discussion II:E-Club: Entrepreneurship and Investment Trends in Life Sciences
Moderator, Alexis Ji, PhD, MBA, Illumina Ventures
Panelist, Vincent Xiang, PhD, MBA, Partner, 6 Dimensions Capital
Panelist, Karen Liu, PhD, ManagingPartner, 3E Bioventures
Panelist, Julie Papanek, MBA, Partner, Canaan Partners
Panelist, Asish Xavier, PhD, MBA, VP, Venture Investments, JNJ
Panelist, Lu Zhang, MBA, Associate Director of BD, Ascentage Pharma
Panelist, Zhaohui (Johnny) Sun, MS, Co-founder and CIO, Accuragen
5:30 PM-8:30 PM Post-Conference Reception Sponsored by Chengdu Medical City(Engage Room and Courtyard)
Session Chair: Sihong Zhou and Ken Zhang, PhD