Forum: “Better, Safer, and Cheaper Medicine: A 21st Century Mandate” and White Coat Ceremony 2017 cum 25th Anniversary Gala Dinner

2017-11-04 all-day Asia/Hong Kong Timezone
S.H. Ho College, CUHK
Ms. Kate Cheung
(852) 3943 6831

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One-day Forum: “Better, Safer, and Cheaper Medicine: A 21st Century Mandate”

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Date:         4 November, 2017 (Saturday)

Time:         9:00a.m. – 5:30p.m.

Venue:       S.H. Ho College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Objective:  The objective of the forum is to highlight those scientific advances destined to disrupt the entire supply chain of pharmaceuticals – from discovery to regulation and use. The drivers for change and notable advances in clinical trials, drug discovery, delivery, manufacturing, and regulation will be discussed in the context of the theme of this forum.


Times Topics Speaker Affiliation
8:30am – 9:00am Registration
9:00am – 9:05am Welcome Address Joan Zuo CUHK
9:05am – 9:10am Introduction of the Forum Vincent Lee CUHK
Drivers for Change (Chair: Prof. Joan Zuo)
9:10am – 9:50am 1. The Role of Genomics and Informatics in Improving the Efficiency of Drug Development James Creeden Roche
9:50am – 10:30am 2. The Value of Pharmaceuticals in  the Twenty-first Century Stuart O. Schweitzer UCLA
Drug Delivery and Formulation (Chair: Prof. Thomas Lee)
10:30am – 11:00am 3. Bringing Out the Old But Powerful Ammunition to Tackle Respiratory Infections Caused by Superbugs Hak-kim Chan The University of Sydney
11:00am – 11:30am 4. Inhaled Nucleic Acid Therapeutics and Vaccines Jenny Lam HKU
11:30am – 12:00nn 5. Polymeric Nanocapsules for Loading and Delivery of Naturally Occurring Agents for Tumor Therapy in vitro and in vivo Khuloud T.


King’s College London
12:00nn – 1:30pm Lunch

(The Dining Hall, Morningside College)

Drug Manufacturing (Chair: Dr. Spence Leung)
1:30pm – 2:00pm 6. Continuous Manufacturing – A Strategy to Make High Pharmaceutical Quality Affordable Ajaz S. Hussain Insight, Advice & Solutions, LLC & NIPTE
2:00pm – 2:30pm 7. Next-Generation Biomanufacturing Arthur C. Hewig Amgen Inc
Drug Regulation (Chair: Dr. Celine Cheng)
2:30pm – 3:00pm 8. Interchangeability, Who Decides?: Stakeholders, Regional Perspectives and Principles Thomas Felix Amgen Inc
3:00pm – 3:30pm 9. Regulation of Drugs, Devices, and Gene and Advanced Cell Therapy in Japan Mitsuru Hashida Kyoto University
3:30pm – 3:45pm Break    
Life Cycle Management (Chair: Prof. Brian Tomlinson)
3:45pm – 4:15pm 10. Data Mining and Visualization Techniques For ADME Screening in Early Drug Discovery Fumiyoshi Yamashita Kyoto University
4:15pm – 4:45pm 11. Herb-drug Interactions: Impact in Therapeutic Outcome of Integrative Medicine Joan Zuo CUHK
4:45pm – 5:15pm 12. Translation of Orphan Disease Trial Design into General Drug Development E. Dennis Bashaw US FDA
5:15pm – 5:30pm Closing Remarks Vincent Lee CUHK

Event Details

Event Details 

Date: November 4, 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m.

6:00p.m. – 6:30p.m.

6:30p.m. – 7:30p.m.

7:30p.m. – 9:30p.m.


(Cocktail Reception)

(White Coat Ceremony)

(Gala Dinner)

Venue: S.H. Ho College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dress Code: Formal

Time Schedule for Shuttle Bus



Departure Time Calls at

Shuttle Bus

No. 2


00, 15,

30, 45

Period of Operation: 07:45 – 18:45

(1) MTR University Station Exit A => (2) University Sports Centre (S.H. Ho College)


Shuttle Bus

No. 1A / 1B



00 (1B), 20, 40

Period of Operation: 07:40 – 18:40

(1) MTR University Station Exit A => (2) / (3) University Sports Centre  (S.H. Ho College)

Forum / Dinner Shuttle Bus 08:35



MTR University Station Exit A =>  S.H. Ho College
 Forum / Dinner Shuttle Bus 17:40
S.H. Ho College  =>  MTR University Station
  • Please arrive at the bus station at least 5 minutes before the departure time.
  • Journey Time is around 5 minutes.


Online Registration

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Registration Fee

One Ticket 
Ten Tickets
Early Bird For Pharmacy Alumni
Deadline: 4 October, 2017 
(9:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.)
HKD 2,000* N/A
White Coat Ceremony & Gala Dinner
(6:00p.m. – 9:30p.m.)
HKD 1,000  HKD 8,000
ALL (Forum & White Coat Ceremony
& Gala Dinner)
HKD 2,500   HKD 20,000 
*Registration to the forum is complimentary for current full time CUHK staff and students. (Limited Quota, First-come-first-served)


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  • Amgen (Asia) Limited
  • Brightfuture Pharmaceutical Laboratories Limited
  • Jacobson Medical (Hong Kong) Limited
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals (HK) Limited
  • PuraPharm Corporation Limited
  • Roche Hong Kong Limited

* A package tailored to the marketing and budget requirements of your organization can be arranged.

To make tentative reservation, please completed the reply slip (PDF) and return by e-mail: / Tel: 3943 6831 / Fax: 2603 5295

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