Programme

 

19 December 2005 (Monday)

Time Session Venue
08:30 09:00 Registration and Poster Viewing Lift Lobby & Foyer
09:00 09:40 Plenary Lecture 3: Advances in the Treatments of Spinal Cord Injury
Chair: Grace TANG (Hong Kong SAR, China)
Speaker: Wise YOUNG (New Jersey, USA)
 
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09:40 10:10 Keynote Lecture 5: Transplantation of Olfactory Ensheathing Cells in Rat
Chair: Siu-Wa TANG (Hong Kong SAR, China)
Speaker: Geoffrey RAISMAN (London, United Kingdom)
 
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Lecture Theatre
10:10 10:30 Coffee Break and Poster Viewing Foyer
10:30 12:30 Session 3A: Experimental Acute Therapies
Session Chair: Geoffrey RAISMAN (London, United Kingdom) and Daisy SHUM (Hong Kong SAR, China)
  • Combined Treatment of Lithium Chloride and Chondroitinase ABC
    - Kwok-Fai SO (Hong Kong SAR, China)
       
  • Acute Transplantation of Radial Glial Neural Stem Cells Promotes Recovery after Spinal Cord Contusion
    - Martin GRUMET (New Jersey, USA)
       
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  • Use of hESC-derived Oligodendroglial Progenitors in the Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury
    - Hans KEIRSTEAD (Irvine, USA)
     
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  • The Nogo66 Receptor and CNS Axon Regeneration: New Treatment Strategies for Spinal Cord Injury?
    - Daniel LEE (Cambridge, USA)
       
  • LINGO-1 and Its Role in Axon Regeneration
    - Sha MI (Cambridge, USA)
       
  • Genetic Mechanisms of Methylprednisolone Protection of Oligodendrocytes from SCI-induced Death
    - Chung HSU (Taipei, Taiwan)
       
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Lecture Theatre
12:30 14:00 Lunch Break and Poster Viewing Exhibition Area
14:00 14:30 Keynote Lecture 6: Towards Spinal Cord Repair Combinatorial Strategies Involving Neuroprotection and Axonal Regeneration
Chair: John STEEVES (Vancouver, Canada)
Speaker: Xiao-Ming XU (Louisville, USA)
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Lecture Theatre
14:30 15:30 Session 3B: Experimental Chronic Therapies
  • Application of Biological Chitin Tubes in Spinal Cord Injury Research
    - Baoguo JIANG (Beijing, China)
       
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  • Multimechanistic Repair of Injured Spinal Cord: White Matter vs. Gray Matter
    - Yang TENG (Boston, USA)
       
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  • Secondary Degeneration Reduced by Inosine after Spinal Cord Injury in Rats
    - Siwei YOU (Xi'an, China)
       
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Lecture Theatre

15:30 16:00 Coffee Break and Poster Viewing Foyer
16:00 17:00
  • Schwann's Cells and Spinal Cord Injury Basic and Clinical Studies
    - Shiqing FENG (Tianjin, China)
       
  • Dog Sciatic Nerve Regeneration across a 30-mm Defect Bridged by an Artificial Nerve Graft
    - Xiaosong GU (Nantong, China)
       
  • Axonal Regeneration of Lower Motor Neuron
    - Wutian WU (Hong Kong SAR, China)
       
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17:00 8:00 Panel Discussion: The Role of Combinational Therapy in Spinal Cord Injury Therapy
Panel Chair: Wutian WU (Hong Kong SAR, China)
 
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18:30 22:00 Gala Dinner HK Academy of
Medicine Jockey
Club Building


20 December 2005 (Tuesday)

Time Session Venue
08:30 09:00 Registration and Poster Viewing Lift Lobby & Foyer
09:00 09:40 Plenary Lecture 4: Obstacles and Opportunities for Collaborations among Academia, Industry and Government
Chair: Karen LAM (Hong Kong SAR, China)
Speaker: Johan KARLBERG (Hong Kong SAR, China)
 
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Lecture Theatre
09:40 11:00 Session 4A: Spinal Cord Clinical Trials Design, Quality and Ethics
Session Chair: Tiansheng SUN (Beijing, China) and Edwin HUI (Hong Kong SAR, China)
  • From Discovery to Clinical Trials
    - Paul VANHOUTTE (Hong Kong SAR)
       
  • Study Designs and Outcome Measures in Spinal Cord Injury Clinical Trials
    - Andrew BLIGHT (New York, USA)
       
  • Quality Assurance Measures within the China SCI Clinical Trial Network
    - Johan KARLBERG (Hong Kong SAR, China)
       
  • Ethical and Legal Concerns of Stem Cell Research
    - Edwin HUI (Hong Kong SAR, China)
       
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Lecture Theatre
11:00 11:30 Coffee Break and Poster Viewing Foyer
11:30 12:30

Panel Discussion: Will China Spinal Cord Injury Clinical Trial Data be Accepted by Overseas Regulatory Authorities?
Panel Chair: Paul VANHOUTTE (Hong Kong SAR)
 
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Lecture Theatre
12:30 14:00 Lunch Break and Poster Viewing Exhibition Area
14:00 15:30 Panel Discussion: Most Promising and Feasible Therapy for Spinal Cord Injury Clinical Trials
Panel Chair: Wise YOUNG (New Jersey, USA) and Kwok-Fai SO (Hong Kong SAR, China)
 
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Lecture Theatre

15:30 16:00 Summary of the Symposium
- Wise YOUNG (New Jersey, USA)
 
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Lecture Theatre