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The 5th International Spinal Cord Injury Treatments & Trials Symposium
The 3rd International Neural Regeneration Symposium


10 October 2013 (Thursday)

Time Session Venue
13:30 - 17:00 Pre-Symposium Short Courses
Session Chair: Mingliang Pu and Xiaoming Jin
  • Selective Immunotoxin Elimination of Projection Neurofibers Serotonin
    - Mingliang Pu (Peking University)
  • Transgenic Animal Technique in Neuroscience
    - Yibo Qu (Jinan University)
  • Optogenetic Application in Neurotrauma Research
    - Xiaoming Jin (Indiana University School of Medicine)
  • ZEISS Single and Two-Photon Laser Scanning Confocal Fluorescence Microscope Introduction and the Latest Light Sheet Microscopy for Multiview Imaging of Large Live Specimens
    - Xuegang Sun (Carl Zeiss Microscopy China)
  • How to Publish SCI Papers: Obstacle and Solution in Writing for Non-English Speaking Authors
    - Melanie de Souza
Meeting Room 2 at 5/F
18:00 - 20:00 Opening Ceremony Grand Ballroom

11 October 2013 (Friday)

Time Session Venue
08:30 - 10:30 Keynote Speech
Session Chair: Kwok-Fai So and Xiaoming Xu
  • Neural Plasticity: Bench to Bedside
    - Muming Poo (Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, CAS)
  • Cross-talk & Developmental Programs – A Key to Translational Stem Cell Biology
    - Evan Snyder (Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute)
Multi-Function  Hall
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break  
11:00 - 12:00

Keynote Speech
Session Chair: Kwo-Fai So and Jianzong Zhang

  • Extracellular matrix molecules in CNS plasticity and regeneration
    - James Fawcett (University of Cambridge)
Multi-Function Hall
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch Break  
13:30 - 18:00 Translational Medicine
Chair: Kwo-Fai So, Jianzong Zhang
Venue: Meeting Room 2
  • Neuroprotective Effect of Wolfberry on Neurodegenerative Diseases
    - Kwo-Fai So (HKU)
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine: A Drug Candidate Bank for Targeting Neural Stem Cells
    - Jiangang Shen (HKU)
  • The role of SWI in neurodegenerative disease: From perinatal to aging applications
    - Mark Maacke (Wayne State University)
  • Study on establishment of Alzheimer's disease rat model with Abnormal Savda Syndrome and intervention
    - Hamulati Wufuer(Xinjiang Medical University)
CNS/PNS Regeneration
Chair: Xiaoming Xu, Xiaosong Gu
Venue: Multi-functional Hall
  • Functional regeneration beyond the glial scar
    - Jerry Silver (Case Western Reserve University)
  • Optic nerve regeneration: central reinnervation and partial return of visual responses
    - Larry Benowitz (Boston Children's Hospital)
  • Construction of tissue engineered nerve grafts and their application in peripheral nerve regeneration
    - Xiaosong Gu (Nantong University)
  • Motortherapy for Spinal Cord Injury
    - Jian-an Li(Nanjing Medical University)
  • Experimental research of myelotomy on a rat model of acute spinal cord injury
    - Jianjun Li(China Rehabilitation Research Center)
  • Treatment for local dystonia after spinal cord injury
    - Zhigang Zhang(China Medical University)

12 October 2013 (Saturday)

Time Session Venue
08:30 - 12:00 Regenerative Therapies of the Spinal Cord
Chair: Gong Ju, Wise Young
  • Guiding axon growth from spinal cord to muscle
    - Wutian Wu (HKU)
  • Recognition molecules in synaptic plasticity and regeneration
    - Melitta Schachner (Rutgers University)
  • Macrophages in spinal cord injury: phenotypic and functional change from exposure to myelin debris
    - Yi Ren (China)
  • Minimal Information Reporting Standards for SCI
    - Vance P. Lemmon (Unversity of Miami)
  • Possible Mechanisms of Umbilical Cord Blood Mononuclear Cell Therapy in Spinal Cord Injury
    - Wise Young (Rutgers Unversity)
Meeting Room at 8/F
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch Break  
13:30 - 15:45 SCI Repair: Research Frontier
Session Chair: Vance P Lemmon, Paul Lu
  • Neuroprotective and Regenerative Strategies for Functional Recovery after Spinal Cord Injury
    - Xiaoming Xu (Indianna University)
  • Functional Genomics and SCI
    - Vance P. Lemmon (University of Miami)
  • Bridge of Injured Spinal Cord with Neural Stem Cells
    - Paul Lu (University of California at San Diego)
Meeting Room at 8/F
15:45 - 17:30 SCI Repair: Surgical Treatment
Chair: Gong Ju, Tiansheng Sun, Zhuojing Luo
  • Early Neurosurgery of Spinal Cord Contusion--Before and After
    - Gong Ju (The Fourth Military Medical University)
    - Tiansheng Sun (The Military General Hospital of Beijing PLA)

  • - Zhuojing Luo (Xijing Hospital, the Fourth Military Medical University)

  • - Hui Zhu (Kunming General Hospital of Chendu Military Command)
  • Surgical treatment of cervical spine and spinal cord injuries
    - Liangbi Xiang (General Hospital of Shenyang Military Area Command)
Meeting Room at 8/F
17:30 -18:00 Closing Ceremony  
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