WHENOctober 04, 2013 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm

The 10th Annual SABPA Pacific Forum

When:                8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday, October 4, 2014
Where:               Hilton Del Mar, 15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014


$20 for early birds by Sept 30; $30 online regular registration closes on Oct. 03; $50 for onsite registration (cash or check onsite); $10 off for students and postdocs.  Fees include program brochure, continental breakfast, coffee breaks, lunch and onsite reception.

Registration Link: https://www.123signup.com/event?id=ytnkg

Event Program


8:00 am               Breakfast and Registration

8:45 am               Welcoming

Mingzhu Zhang, Ph.D. – President, SABPA, San Diego Chapter; VP of Business Development, Shanghai Medicilon

Stephanie Shi, Ph.D. – Chair, Pacific Alliance, SABPA; Integrated Sourcing Lead, External Research Solutions, Pfizer

9:00 am               The Impact of San Diego Business on Global Economy

Jerry Sanders – President & Chief Executive Officer, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, Former Mayor of San Diego

9:15 am               Challenges and Strategies in Cross-Border Transactions

Wendy Pan, Ph.D., J.D. – Partner, O’Melveny & Myers LLP

9:45 am               Effective Global R&D Collaboration – Kelun Model and Strategy

Jingyi Wang, Ph.D. – Vice President, Kelun Pharmaceutical

10:15 am            Start-up, Growing, Pain and Gain in China

Shiang Huang, M.D. – Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Kindstar Global

10:45 am             Coffee Break

11:15 am             Panel Discussion: Emerging Trends in Cross-Pacific Investment
Session Leader: Wendy Pan, Ph.D., J.D. – Partner, O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Panel Speakers:

Michael F. Haller, Ph.D. – Chief Operating Officer, Denovo Biopharma

Lan Huang, Ph.D. – Co-Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, BeyondSpring Pharmaceuticals

Christopher J. Reinhard – Co-Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer,  Cardium Therapeutics, Taxus Cardium Pharmaceuticals Group

Vincent Xiang, Ph.D. – Managing Director and Head of International Investments and Business Development, Humanwell Healthcare Group

12:30 pm             Lunch

1:45 pm               Opening of Afternoon Sessions

Lana Feng, Ph.D. – Co-Chair, Pacific Alliance, SABPA; Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Personalized Diagnostics

1:50 pm               Innovation and Collaboration through an Open-access Global Capability and Technology Platform

Steve Q. Yang, Ph.D. – Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, WuXi AppTec

2:20 pm               Crown Bioscience. Incubating a global CRO in China

Jean Pierre Wery, Ph.D. – President, Crown Bioscience

2:50 pm               Coffee Break

3:20 pm               Panel Discussion: Redefining the Roles of CROs in Global R&D Transformation
Session Leader: Sylvie K. Sakata, Ph.D. – Senior Director, External Research Solutions West and Asia, Pfizer

Panel Speakers:

Chen Chen, Ph.D. – Chief Executive Officer, Sundia MediTech

Chunlin Chen, Ph.D. – Chief Executive Officer, Shanghai Medicilon

Yu Geng, M.D. – President & Chief Executive Officer, ProSci

Hui Li, Ph.D. – Executive Director & Head of Business Development, BioDuro, a PPD Company

Steve Q. Yang, Ph.D. – Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, WuXi AppTec

Hao Zhang, Ph.D. – Director of Business Development, ACROBiosystem

4:50 pm               Closing Remarks

Yahu Liu, Ph.D. – Executive Vice President, SABPA, San Diego Chapter; Research Investigator I, GNF

5:00 pm               Close of Forum

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