Scientific Program

7th Dec, 2017 (Day 1)

9:00 - 9:15 Opening Ceremony Prof. Jack Wong (School of Life Sciences, Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Chairperson: Prof. Kunfu Ouyang (School of Chemical Biology and Biotechnology, Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School)
9:15 - 10:00 Keynote Speech
Calcium signaling and mitochondrial biomedicine
Prof. Heping (Peace) Chen Institute of Molecular Medicine, Peking University
10:00 - 10:25 Intracellular calcium homeostasis in cardiac cells and diseases Prof. Jie Liu (School of Medicine, Shenzhen University)
10:25 - 10:50 Cardiometabolic Syndrome: Role of Endothelial Dysfunction Prof. Yu Huang (School of Biomedical Sciences, CUHK)
10:50 - 11:15 Coffee break & Poster Viewing
11:15 - 11:40 Physiological role of IP3Rs in cardiovascular system Prof. Kunfu Ouyang (School of Chemical Biology and Biotechnology, Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School)
11:40 - 12:05 Cyclic Adenosine Diphosphoribose (cADPR) Targets GAPDH to Initiate Ca2+ Release from ER via Ryanodine Receptors. Prof. Jianbo Yue (School of Biomedical Sciences, City University of Hong Kong)
12:05 - 12:30 Essential role of RNA binding Protein RBFox2 in cardiac Excitation-Contraction Coupling Prof. Chaoliang Wei (School of Medicine, Shenzhen University)
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
Chairperson: Prof. Gary Tse (Faculty of Medicine, CUHK)
14:00 - 14:45 Keynote Speech

Calcium signaling during the embryonic development of striated muscle Prof. Miller AL ( Division of Life Science, HKUST)

14:45 - 15:10 Calcium signaling in the cardiovascular diseases and skeletal muscle weakness Prof. Wenjun Xie (School of Life Science and Technology, Xi'an Jiaotong University)
15:10 - 15:35 To be confirmed
15:35 - 16:20 Coffee break & Outstanding Poster Oral Presentation Competition
16:20 - 16:45 Abnormal Ca2+ handling in atrial fibrillation Prof. Tong Liu (Tianjin Medical University)
16:45 - 17:10 Calcium and cardiovascular diseases Prof. Xiyuan Lu (Suzhou University)
17:10 - 17:35 DNA nanostructures for cardiovascular applications Prof. Jonathan Choi (Department of Biomedical Engineering, CUHK)
17:35 - 18:00 Circadian rhythm and calcium oscillations Prof. Tian Xiao Yu (School of Biomedical Sciences, CUHK)

8th Dec, 2017 (Day 2)

Chairperson: Dr. Tian Xiao Yu, School of Biomedical Sciences, CUHK
09:00 - 10:00 Young Investigator Award Oral presentation
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break & Poster Viewing
10:30 - 11:15 Keynote Speech
Intracellular calcium signaling in stem cell differentiation
Prof. Huangtian Yang (Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences)
11:15 - 11:40 Stem Cells and Cardiovascular Translational Medicine Prof. Shijun Hu (Institute for Cardiovascular Science, Soochow University)
11:40 - 12:05 Role of Transient Receptor Potential Channels in Regulating the Functions of Embryonic Stem Cell-derived Cardiomyocytes Prof. Faye Suk-Ying Tsang (School of Life Sciences, CUHK)
12:05 - 12:30 Heart Regeneration Prof. Ronald Adolphus Li (Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, HKU)
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
Chairperson: Prof. Jack Wong, School of Life Sciences, CUHK
14:00 - 14:45 Keynote Speech
Role of TRPC5 in multidrug resistance
Prof. Xiaoqiang Yao (School of Biomedical Sciences, CUHK)
14:45 - 15:10 Energy balance and homeostasis in human embryonic stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes Prof. Wendy Keung (Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy, HKU)
15:10 - 15:35 Orai3 exacerbates apoptosis of lens epithelial cells by disrupting Ca2+ homeostasis in diabetic cataract Prof. Bing Shen (Anhui Medical University)
15:35 - 16:20 Coffee break & Outstanding Poster Oral Presentation Competition
16:20 - 16:45 Toxicity beyond the lung: connecting PM2.5 and diabetes Prof. Cuiqing Liu (Zhejiang Chinese Medical University)
16:45 - 17:10 Characterization of cardiac ryanodine receptor (RyR2) by nuclear membrane electrophysiology Prof. King-Ho Cheung (School of Chinese Medicine, HKBU)
17:10 - 17:30

Electrophysiological determinants of cardiac arrthythmogenesis: from animal models to humans

Prof. Gary Tse (Department of Medicine and Therapeutic, CUHK)

17:30 - 17:50 Type 2 Innate immunity signal and Cardiovascular regeneration Prof. Jack Wong (School of Life Sciences, CUHK)

17:50 - 17:55

Best YIA and Outstanding Poster Presentation awards pressentation

17:55 - 18:00 Closing Remarks
  • Abstract submission deadline
    3rd November, 2017
  • Notification on acceptance
    8th November, 2017
  • Deadline for registration payment
    12th November, 2017
  • Recommended date for hotel reservation
    31th October, 2017