2017 Chinese Bioscience Association Annual Conference

Date: October 14, 2017 @ 8:00 am – @ 4:30 pm
Location: Crowne Plaza, Foster City, CA

2017 Chinese Bioscience Association Annual Conference

Date & Time:        Oct. 14, 2017 (8:00am-4:30pm PDT)

Location:                               Crowne Plaza, Foster City, CA

Theme:                 Promoting Biosciences for Better Human Health- Celebrating CBA 20th Anniversary

Complimentary coffee and tea, continental breakfast. Free parking.


CBA Members:
$30 online. Lunch included.
$40 onsite. Lunch not guaranteed.

$50 online. Lunch included.
$60 onsite. Lunch not guaranteed.

Website:                     http://www.cbasf.org/


8:00-8:30 am

Registration, Breakfast and Exhibitions

8:30 – 8:35 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Patrick Yang, Ph.D., CBA president

8:35 – 8:40 am

Conference Introduction

Huifang Li, Ph.D., CBA Conference Chair

Introduction: Lin Sun-Hoffman, Ph.D.

8:40 – 9:20 am

Keynote Presentation: Innovative Drug Development: Maximizing Success and Value

Peony Yu, M.D. (CMO, Fibrogen Inc.)

Introduction: Mr. Caesar Ho

9:20 – 9:45 am

Cepheid: from Rags to Riches

Kurt Petersen, Ph.D. (Co-Founder, Cepheid Inc.)

Panel Discussion I

Moderator: Mr. Caesar Ho & Mr. Ravi Mistry

9:45 – 10:25 am


Paul Hung, Ph.D. (CEO, COMBiNATi)

Ben Hwang (CEO, Profusa)

Dan Laser Ph.D. (CEO, Applaud Medical, Inc.)

Ben Wang, Ph.D. (Co-founder, Chimera Bioengineering)

Chandler Robinson, M.D. (CEO, Monopar Therapeutics)

10:25-10:40 am

Networking and Exhibitions

10:40 – 11:05 am

Build Scientist Town to Save Lives with Frontier Science and Technology

Mr. William Wei (VP of America Frontier Science Institute & Chief Architect of American Chinese Friendship Council)

11:05 – 11:30 am

Opportunities for Biosimilar Companies under U.S. Legal System

Patricia Campbell, Ph.D. (Partner, Jones Day)

Bing Liang, Ph.D. (Associate Attorney, Jones Day)

11:30-11:45 am

Sponsors speech

11:45-11:50 am

Ho Family Scholarship

Mr. Caesar Ho

11:50 – 12:00 pm

CBA 20 years’ Review

Patrick Yang, Ph.D.

12:00-12:30 pm

Lunch and Exhibitions

Introduction: Michelle Chen, Ph.D.

12:30 – 1:10 pm

Keynote presentation: Avastin’s Development: The Case Study for Mega Brand

Philippe Bishop, M.D. (CMO, Aratinga.bio, Inc.)

1:10 – 1:35 pm

Merck San Francisco: Commitment to Science-driven Transformational Medicines

James Mu, Ph.D. (Merck Research Laboratories San Francisco)

1:35 – 2:00 pm

Transformation of BeiGene via Business Development and Partnership

Ji Li, Ph.D. (EVP, BeiGene)  

2:00 – 2:15 pm

Networking and Exhibitions

Panel Discussion II

Moderator: Michelle Chen, Ph.D.

2:15 - 2:55 pm

Biotech Investment

Jennifer Hu, Ph.D. (Partner, Qiming US Healthcare Fund)

Alexi Ji, Ph.D./MBA (Partner, Illumina Ventures)

Rajeev Dadoo, Ph.D./MBA (Partner, SR One)

Vincent Xiang, Ph.D./MBA (Partner, Six Dimensions Capital)

Panel Discussion III

Moderator: Patty Kiang, Ph.D.

2:55 – 3:45 pm

Biotech Supply Chain

Lee-Cheng Liu, Ph.D. (President & CEO, Eirgenix)

Ray Chen, Ph.D. (Sr. Director, Genscript)

Amit Chaudhuri, Ph.D. (VP, Medgenome)

Dan Zhang, Ph.D. (CEO, Fountain Medical Development)

Panel Discussion IV

Moderator: Lin Sun-Hoffman, Ph.D.

3:45 – 4:15 pm

East West Convergence - One Mind, Two Coasts

Patrick Yang, Ph.D. (CBA president, west coast)

Dong Shen, Ph.D. (CBA president, east coast)

4:15 – 4:25 pm

Former CBA President Speech

Shian-Jiun Shih, Ph.D. (CBA founding President)

4:25 – 4:30 pm

Closing Remarks

Huifang Li, Ph.D., CBA Conference Chair

4:30 – 7:00 pm

Networking Reception