Morning session: Immuno-Oncology (IO)
Chair: Hua Gong, MD, PhD. Chair, FTD Committee
8:20am Breakfast and Registration
8:45am Welcome by Stephanie Shi, PhD. President SABPA
8:50am Opening Remarks by Hua Gong, MD, PhD. Chair, FTD Committee, Sr. Director, Genoptix/Novartis
9:00am Keynote Presentation, Carl Barrett, PhD. VP, Translational Science in Oncology AstraZeneca.
Osimertinib (AZD9291, Tagrisso)- A Science Driven, Translational Approach to Rapid Drug Design and Development
9:30am Presentation, Michael Karin, PhD. Professor, UCSD.
Immune Control of Liver Tumorigenesis
9:55am Presentation, Michael Wong, MD. Professor, Cancer Medicine, MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Novel Seismic Shifts in Clinical Practice and Expectations in the New Era of Cancer Immunotherapy
10:20am Coﬀee Break
Chair: Hui Wang, PhD, Co-Chair, FTD Committee
10:40am Presentation, Hua Yu, PhD. Professor City of Hope.
Novel Antibody-based Drugs for Most Challenging and Critical Intracellular Targets
11:00am Presentation, Alessandra Cesano, MD. Chief Medical Officer, NanoString Technologies.
Bring the Next Generation of Immuno-Oncology Biomarkers into the Clinic
11:20am Panel Discussion (IO): What Have We Achieved with Cancer Immunotherapy and Where Are We Going?
Alessandra Cesano (Moderator)
Sandip Patel, MD. Assistant Professor, Cancer Immunotherapy Program, UCSD
Jianda Yuan, MD, PhD. Director, Translational Immuno-Oncology Research, Early Clinical Oncology Development. Merck
Peter(Peizhi) Luo, Founder, CEO of Adagene
12:30pm Lunch Break
Afternoon session: Oncomine NGS and Genomics Big Data
Chairs: Guang Chen, MD, PhD, Co-Chair, FTD Committee
1:45pm Keynote Presentation, Jim Godsey, PhD. VP, R&D, Clinical Sequencing Division, Thermo Fisher Scientific.
Development of a Universal Test NGS-Based Companion Diagnostic to Support Multiple Drug Development Programs
2:15pm Presentation, John Millholland, PhD. Associate Director, Novartis.
A Novel Game-Changing Paradigm to Accelerate Oncology Drug Development: Oncomine Universal Dx Assay
2:40pm Coffee Break
Chair: Howard Pan, PhD, Co-Chair, FTD Committee
3:00pm Presentation, Fengzhu Sun, PhD. Professor USC.
New Development in Alignment-free Genome and Metagenome Analysis
3:25pm Panel Discussion (Big Data): Harnessing Genomic Big Data for Patient Care:
A Panel of Experts Elucidate Data Challenges and Propose Key Strategic Solutions.
Adrian Benjamin (Moderator), PhD. Market Development Manager Oncology, Illumina
Stuart Heilsberg, MBA. VP of Product Experience, WuXi NextCODE
Joyce Peng, PhD. Global Marketing Director and General Manager, Novogene
Yuan (Gary) Gao, PhD. Co-founder, Med data Quest
4:30pm Closing Remarks by Peter Huang, PhD
4:45pm Cocktail Hour & Poster Contest Award Presentation
SABPA eCorner: The SABPA entrepreneur corner is a place during the FTD Forum to present your business ideas, inventions and technology platforms in a poster format to attract collaborators and investors. Please visit SABPA website eCorner for detailed information and submission guidelines.
SABPA-WuXi AppTec Poster Contest: The contest is for scientific exchange and to reward those in their early career development in life sciences at the FTD forum. For the eligibility, preparation guidelines, and submission, please visit SABPA website (www.sabpa.org) under poster contest.