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ChinaSCINet_6th ISCITT
iscittlogo_4.pngJoint Symposium of 4th INRS6th ISCITT

6-8 September, 2014, Jiangsu Conference Center, Nanjing


7 September, 2014 (Sunday)

Time Session Venue
08:15 - 09:45 Keynote Speech 
Session Chair: Kwo-Fai So and Xiao-Ming Xu
  • Neural Regeneration - A Retrospective
    - Alber Aguayo, McGill University, Canada
  • Schwann cells to the rescue: Repairing the injured spinal cord
    - Mary Barlett Bunge, The Miami University, USA
 Level 3, Grand Hall
09:45 - 10:15  Group Photo  
10:15 - 12:00 Development and axonal guidance
Session Chair: Yimin Zou and Libing Zhou
  • In vivo reprogramming for brain repair
    - Gong Chen, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Improving functional recovery by manipulating Wnt signaling after spinal cord injury
    - Yimin Zou, University of California, San Diego, USA
  • Beyong Taxol: Microtubule-based strategies for promoting nerve regeneration after injury
    - Peter W. Baas, Drexel University, USA
307 Conference Room
10:15 - 12:00 Inflammation, neuronal and glial responses to injury
Session Chair: Jacqueline C. Bresnahan and Michael Sofroniew
  • Astrocyte roles in spinal cord injury
    - Michael Sofroniew, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  • Degeneration, repair and inflammation in primate spinal cord injury
    - Jacqueline C. Bresnahan, University of California, San Francisco, USA
  • Role of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and related pathways in CNS injury and repair
    - Michael S. Beattie, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Level 3, Grand Hall
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Break  
13:30 - 17:30 Optical nerve regeneration and protection
Session Chair: Alan Harvey and Shigang He
  • Linking intrinsic and extrinsic modulators of axon regeneration
    - Jeff Goldberg, University of California, San Diego, USA
  • What can neural tissue grafts in the visual system tell us about axonal growth and regeneration?
    - Alan Harvey, The University of Western Australia, Australia
  • Molecular basis of immune-mediated axonal regeneration in the injured optical nerve
    Roman Giger, University of Michigan, USA
  • Strategies to limit secondary degeneratn following neurtrauma
    - Melinda Fitzgerald, The University of Western Australia, Australia
  • Promoting axon regeneration by manipulating intrinsic regenerative ability
    - Zhigang He, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard, USA
  • Long term rescue of visual functions by AAV mediated BDNF expression in two rodent glaucoma models
    - Shigang He, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
307 Conference Room
13:30 - 18:00 Clinical trials and regenerative medicine
Session Chair: Wise Young, Shinn-Zong Lin and Jianjun Li
  • Translational industry of adipose tissue derived stem cells in regenerative medicine
    - Shinn-Zong Lin, Chair of Asia Pacific Symposium on Neural Regeneration 
  • Phase II trials of cethrin: selecting meaningful endpoints for cervical spinal cord injury
    - Lisa M. Bond, BioAxone BioSciences, Inc., USA
  • Development and clinical translation of biomaterial technologies for spinal cord injury
    - Rick Layer, InVivo Therapeutics Corp., USA
  • Can lithium relieve neuropathic pain after spinal cord injury
    - Mingliang Yang, China Rehabilitation Research Center, China
  • Biomarkers of human spinal cord injury - progress and perspectives
    - Brian Kwon, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • A preliminary evaluation of surgery to reconstruct thoracic breathing in patients with hight level cervical spinal cord injury
    - Jianjun Li, China Rehabilitaton Research Center, China
  • A preliminary study on spinal cord injury by diffusion tensor imaging
    - Xijing He, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
  • Umbilical cord blood mononuclear cell therapy of chronic spinal cord injury
    - Wise Young, China Spinal Cord Injury Network, Hong Kong China
308 Conference Room
13:30 - 16:55 Peripheral nerve regeneration
Session Chair: Yudong Gu and Baoguo Jiang
  • Research on the mechanism of nerve regeneration and  CNS remodeling after peripheral nerve injury and renovation
    - Baoguo Jiang, Peking University, China
  • Tissue engineered nerve: current and prospective
    - Xiaosong Gu, Nantong University, China
  • Stem cell therapy for muscular atrophy
    - Jianguang Xu, Shanghai Univeristy of Traditionaol Chinese Medicine, China
  • The role and change of brain plasticity in peripheral nerve regeneration
    - Wendong Xu, Huashan Hospital affiliated to Fudan University, China
309 Conference Room
18:00 - 19:00 Dinner  
19:00 - 21:00 Round table discussions
  • New directions in neural regeneration
    - Co-Chair: Kwo-Fai So and Xiao-Ming Xu
  • Translational crosstalk
    - Co-Chair: Wise Young, Shinn-Zong Lin and Chunren Wang
  • 973 Session
    - Yudong Gu and Baoguo Jiang
Conference Room



8 September 2014 (Monday)

Time Session Venue
08:30 - 09:15 Keynote speech
Chair: Xiao-song Gu and Zhigang He
  • Regulation of polarization after spinal cord injury
    - Gong Ju, Member, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fourth Military Medical University, China
  • Wolfberry and neuroprotection
    - Kwo-Fai So, Member, Chinese Academy of Sciences, GHM Institute of CNS Regeneration, Jinan University, The University of Hong Kong, China
  • Research on regenerative medicine - current state and prospect
    - Zheng-guo Wang, Member, Chinese Academy of Engineering, Third Military Medical University, China
307 Conference Room
09:15 - 09:40 Coffee Break  
09:40 - 12:00 Spinal cord protection and regeneration
Session Chair: Oswald Steward and Jan Schwab
  • Spinal cord injury-induced immune deficiency syndrome reduces host defence and facilitates infections - Deciphering underlying mechanisms of a prevalent risk factor for poor neurological recovery (disease modifying factor)
    - Jan Schwab, Charite - Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Germany
  • Promoting axon regeneration by manipulating intrinsic regenerative ability
    - Oswald Steward, University of California, Irvine, USA
  • Promote regrowth of the corticospinal tract axons after spinal cord injury
    - Kai Liu, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
  • Functional regeneration of descending propriospinal axons beyond a spinal cord injury
    - Xiao-ming Xu, Indiana University, USA
307 Conference Room
09:40 - 12:00 Degeneration
Session Chair: 
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine may treat neurodegenerative disorders
    - Xiaomin Wang, Capital Medical University, China
  • Role of microtubule-associated protein Tau in neurodegeneratiion and regeneration
    - Jian-zhi Wang, Tongji Medical College of Huazhong Univeristy of Science and Technology, China
  • Role of lower brain glucose metabolism on the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease
    - Fei Liu, Nantong University, China
  • Shifting balance from neurodegeneration to regeneration of the brain: a novel therapeutic approach to Alzheimer disease and related neurodegenerative conditions
    - Khalid Iqbal, New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities, USA
308 Conference Room
09:40 - 12:00 New frontier in stem cell research
Chair: Itzhak Fischer and Shanping Yu
  • Transplanting neural progenitors to build a neuronal relay across the injured spinal cord
    - Itzhak Fischer, Drexel University, USA
  •  Endogenous regeneration via adult neurogenesis
    - Hongjun Song, Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Combination stem cell therapy for ischemic stroke
    - Shanping Yu, Emory University, USA
  • Normal and aberrant integration of adult generated neurons
    - Guoli Ming, Johns Hopkins University, USA
309 Conference Room
12:00 -13:00 Lunch Break  
13:00 - 15:40 Oral presentation for distinguished guests and outstanding abstract
Chair: WutianWu, Jianzhong Zhang and Ronghua Zhang
  • The prevention of neurological complications and neuroprotection in orthopedic spine surgery
    - Yong Qiu, Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital The Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School, China
  •  Aging related neurdegeneration of the lumbosacral spinal cord and ameliorated by sexual hormone replacement
    - Huibing Tan, Liaoning Medical College, China
  • Molecular role of cPLA2 activation in spinal cord injury
    - Nai-Kui Liu, Indianna University, USA
  • Systemic PTEN antagonist peptides promoted axon regeneration and functional recovery after CNS injury
    - Shuxin Li, Temple University School of Medicine, USA
  • Impaired motor axon development in spinal muscular atrophy
    - Yiling Kong, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
  • In vitro two-photon imaging of axonal dynamics, blood flow and calcium influx with methylprednisolone therapy in a mouse spinal cord injury model
    - Yiling Zhang, Then General Hospital of Chinese People's Liberation Army, China
  • Transplantation of embryonic spinal cord derived cells into transected peripheral nerve to prevent muscular atrophy
    - Carolin Ruven, The University of Hong Kong, China
  • Physical exercise-triggered adiponectin increase mitigates impairment of hippocampal neurogenesis and behavioral despairs in corticosterone-induced stress model
    - Ang Li, The University of Hong Kong, China
  • Expression of neuronal marker Hu C/Din matrix areas of the brain of trout Oncorhynchusmykiss after mechanical injury to optic nerve
    - Evgeniya V. Pushchina, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
  • Dopaminergic neurogenesis is selectively compromised in the olfactory buld of female lacking cholecystokinin 1 receptors
    - Yi Sui, Shenyang First People's Hospital, China
  • Pax3 and Pax7 reversely interact and similarly regulate the expression of their target genes in the developmenting chicken spinal cord
    - Juntang Lin, Jena University Hospital, Germany/Xinxiang Medical University, China
  • Effects of physostigmin on celll proliferation in the telencephalon of adult zebrafish
    - Chang-Joong Lee, Inha University, South Korea
  • Effect of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells on stress induced neural degeneration in CA1 hippocampal region of rats
    - Saravana Kumar, Saveetha Dental College, India
206 Conference Room
13:00 - 14:40 Oral presentation for "Wings for Life" travel award winner
Chair: Yiwen Ruan and Verena May
  • Lentivirus-meidated RNA interferone targeting RhoA slacks the migration and proliferation of Schwann cells in culture
    - Changhui Qian, Southern Medical University, China
  • The role of mitochondrial fission/fussion in CNS axon regeneration
    - Alexander Kreymerman, University of California San Diego, USA
  • Enhancement of functional recovery after peripheral nerve injury by intervention with peptide mimetics of protein tyrosine phosphase-rho wedge motif
    - Heng Li, The University of Hong Kong, China
  • Adiponectin mediates beneficial effects of running on depression-like behaviors and hippocampal neurogenesis
    - Suk-Yu Yau, University of Victoria, Canada
  • The regulation mechanisms of miRNAs in peripheral nerve regeneration
    - Songlin Zhou, Nantong University, China
  • A compact blast brain injury device produces graded injury severities, neuronal degeneration and functional deficits
    - Hongxing Wang, Indiana Univeristy, USA /First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, China
  • Oligodendrocyte in zebrafish retina: development, origin, behavior and function
    Chen Tian, University of Science and Technology of China, China
  • Microarray profiles comparing gene expression changes during primary versus secondary degeneration in the visual system
    - Wissam Chiha, The University of Western Australia, Australia
  • Specific targeting of the entire motor end plates in the rat hindlimb enhances retrograde transport in the spinal cord motor neurons
    - Rahul Mohan, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Reparative neurogenesis in adult trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss): in vitro and in vivo investigation of CNS response after optic nerve injury
    - Sachin Shukla, L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, India
203 Conference Room


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