THE 2ND HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
ON METABOLIC MEDICINE

FROM BENCH TO BEDSIDE

HONG KONG | DECEMBER 5, 2014

WELCOME NOTE

On behalf of the State Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, The University of Hong Kong (SKLPB) and the Committees of the Symposium, we cordially invite you to attend “The 2nd Hong Kong International Symposium on Metabolic Medicine: From Bench to Bedside” organized by SKLPB, to be held on December 5, 2014.

The speakers of this symposium are from internationally-renowned institutes and hospitals, and will discuss several hot topics on metabolic medicine, including gut microbiota and metagenomics, immunometabolism, lipid metabolism, biomarker discovery and clinical trials. It also creates opportunity to bridge collaborations with leading scientists and clinicians in mainland China and overseas.

We look forward to your participation of this important event!

Sincerely,

Prof. Aimin Xu
Director
The State Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
The University of Hong Kong

 

 

 

PROGRAM

4 December 2014 (Day 1)

Special Session (deliver by Putonghua)
Venue: Seminar Room 3, G/F, LKF Faculty of Medicine
13:00 - 13:35調肝啟樞化濁法防治糖脂代謝穩亂性疾病的基礎與臨床研究
Professor Jiao Guo (Guangdong Pharmaceutical University)
13:35 - 14:10代謝性疾病臨床標本資源庫建設
Professor Weiping Jia (Shanghai Sixth People's Hospital)
14:10 - 14:45骨鈣素與心血管風險
Professor Yuqian Bao (Shanghai Sixth People's Hospital)

5 December 2014 (Day 2)

Venue: Seminar Room 3, G/F, HKJC Building for Interdisciplinary Research
8:30 - 9:00Registration
9:00 - 9:10Welcoming speech
Prof. Karen Lam
9:10 - 9:40Are obesity and diabetes communicable diseases?
Prof. Stefan Bornstein
9:40 - 10:10Metagenome and metabolic diseases
Prof. Jun Wang
10:10 - 10:40Research on cardiometabolic biomarkers at HKU: contributions of population and clinic based databases
Prof. Karen Lam
Tea break
11:00 - 11:30Obesity and fatty liver
Prof. Xiaoying Li
11:30 - 12:00Imbalance of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Metabolic Diseases
Prof. Allan Zhao
12:00 - 12:30Mechanism of AMPK activation and switch between anabolism and catabolism
Prof. Shengcai Lin
Lunch break & photo taking
13:20 - 13:50Understanding adiponectin effects and mechanisms of action in the metabolic syndrome
Prof. Gary Sweeney
13:50 - 14:20The adaptor proteins APPL1 and APPL2 as key regulators of insulin action and secretion
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
14:20 - 14:50CD36 and metabolic inflammation
Prof. Xiongzhong Ruan
Tea break
15:10 - 15:40Lipid metabolism and obesity development
Prof. Peng Li
15:40 - 16:10Screening and characterization of small molecules that regulate “browning” of white adipocyte
Prof. Donghai Wu
16:10 - 16:40Adipocyte fatty acid binding protein in obesity-related medical complications: friend or foe?
Dr. Ruby Hoo
16:40 - 16:55Closing remarks
Prof. Aimin Xu

 

 

 

 

SYMPOSIUM REGISTRATION

ONLINE REGISTRATION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 4, 2014
REGISTRATION FEE: FREE OF CHARGE

 

For more information, please contact us through:

E-mail: wispwong@hku.hk

TEL: (852) 3917-9747

FAX: (852) 2816-2095

 

 

 

 

SPEAKERS

  • Prof. Yuqian Bao (Shanghai Sixth People's Hospital)
  • Prof. Stefan Bornstein (University of Dresden)
  • Dr. Kenneth Cheng (The University of Hong Kong)
  • Prof. Jiao Guo (Guangdong Pharmaceutical University)
  • Dr. Ruby Hoo (The University of Hong Kong)
  • Prof. Weiping Jia (Shanghai Sixth People's Hospital)
  • Prof. Karen Lam (The University of Hong Kong)
  • Prof. Peng Li (Tsinghua University)
  • Prof. Xiaoying Li (Shanghai Ruijin Hospital)
  • Prof. Shengcai Lin (Xiamen University)
  • Prof. Xiongzhong Ruan (Shenzhen University)
  • Prof. Gary Sweeney (York University)
  • Prof. Jun Wang (Beijing Genomics Institute)
  • Prof. Donghai Wu (Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health)
  • Prof. Allan Zhou (Nanjing Medical University)

 

 

 

CONTACT US

EVENT SECRETARIAT

E-mail: wispwong@hku.hk

TEL: (852) 3917-9747

FAX: (852) 2816-2095

 

 

 

 

 

Organized by

THE STATE KEY LABORATORY OF PHARMACEUTICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY
THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

 

 

 

 

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