Programme

24-25 Sept 2018 Conference at Hotel Equatorial Penang

Conference Programme

24 Sept 2018 Day 1 (Monday)
0800-0900: Registration
0900-0930: WELCOME ADDRESS & OPENING CEREMONY
Prof. Rahmah Noordin (INFORMM, USM) and
Prof. Michael Berndt (Curtin University)
Y. Bhg. Professor Datuk Dr. Asma Ismail FASc, Vice-Chancellor, USM
0930-1030: Plenary: I
Speaker  – Marco Falasca, Curtin University
Exosomes in pancreatic cancer diagnosis and therapy”
1030-1130: Tea Break, Poster Viewing, Exhibition
1130-1305: SYMPOSIUM  1 – Cancer Therapeutics
Speaker  –Teo Soo-Hwang, Cancer Research Malaysia (11.00– 11.30am) –Precision medicine in breast cancer in Asians: from predisposition to treatment choices”
Speaker  –John E Connolly, Tessa Therapeutics Pte Ltd (11.30 – 12.00 noon) Virus Specific T cells as platform for Solid Tumor Immunotherapy”
Speaker  – Crispin Dass, Curtin University (12.00 – 12.30pm) – “PEDF, cancer and bone
Speaker  – Technical Talk (12.30pm – 12.50pm)
Q&A (12.50pm – 1.05pm)
1305-1400: Lunch Break, Exhibition, Poster Viewing
1400-1545: SYMPOSIUM 2 – Cancer Biology/ Immunology
Speaker  –
Delia Nelson, Curtin University (2.00 – 2.30pm) –“Cancer, chemo-immunotherapy and the ageing immune system”
Speaker  – Vincenzo DeLaurenzi, University “G. d’Annunzio” Chieti-Pescara (2.30 – 3.00pm)“New therapeutic approaches to pancreatic cancer”
Speaker  – Connie Jackaman, Curtin University (3.00 –3.30pm) -“Aging and cancer : Macrophage dysregulation during aging and the impact on cancer immunotherapy in the elderly
Q&A (3.30pm – 3.45pm)
1545-1600: Tea Break, Exhibition, Poster Viewing
1600-1730: FREE PAPERS SESSION 1A
FREE PAPERS SESSION 1B
1730: End of Programme
25 Sept 2018 Day 2 (Tuesday)
0830-0930: PLENARY 2
Speaker – Ramanuj Dasgupta, A*STAR –“Mapping trajectories of drug-induced tumor evolution “one cell at-a-time”
0930-0950: Tea Break, Exhibition, Poster Viewing
0950-1200: SYMPOSIUM 3 – Translational / Cancer Diagnostics
Speaker –Oon Chern Ein, Universiti Sains Malaysia (9.50am –10.20am) –“Sirtuin inhibition in cancer: a therapeutic strategy”
Speaker –Peter Hoffmann, University of South Australia (10.20am -10.50am) -“Mass spectrometry imaging as tool in cancer diagnostics and cancer drug testing platform
Speaker  – Jully Gogoi Tiwari, Curtin University (10.50am – 11.20am) -“Therapeutic targeting of the TWEAK/Fn14 signalling pathway during chronic liver injury progression and tumor development
Speaker  –Technical Talk (11.20am – 11.40am)
Q&A (11.40am – 11.55am)
1200-1300: FREE PAPERS SESSION 2A
FREE PAPERS SESSION 2B
1300-1400: Lunch Break, Exhibition, Poster Viewing
1400-1545: SYMPOSIUM 4 – Cancer Biology/ Biodiscovery
Speaker  –Pritinder Kaur, Curtin University (2.00pm – 2.30pm) -“Cancer-promoting pericyte markers as predictors for early relapse in serous ovarian cancer patients
Speaker  –Venugopal Balakrishnan, Universiti Sains Malaysia
(2.30pm – 3.00pm)

Speaker  –Deirdre Coombe, Curtin University (3.00pm – 3.30pm) – “ Understanding cell-matrix interactions in vitro: Microscopy is an indispensable tool”
Q&A (3.30pm – 3.45pm)
1545-1600: Tea Break, Exhibition, Poster Viewing
1600-1700: FREE PAPERS SESSION 3A
FREE PAPERS SESSION 3B
1700-1730: CLOSING CEREMONY
Prize Presentation to best poster and best oral presenters
Closing remarks
  End of Conference