2010 Canadian Innovative Cancer Technologies – Video Conference(2010/8/5)

July 13th, 2010 | Categories: 2010 | Tags:

Cancer is the leading cause of death in Taiwan and around the globe. Governments, research institutes, hospitals and pharmaceutical companies are all making progress in the areas of cancer prevention, cancer discovery, cancer treatment and cancer therapy. In order to promote collaboration between Canada and Taiwan on innovative cancer technologies, the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei is co-organizing a video conference with Alberta International & Intergovernmental Relations as well as our local partners Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Industries Offices (BPIPO) and Development Center for Biotechnology (DCB).

We have invited Dr. Chei-Hsiang Chen, Director of BPIPO to be our keynote speaker and share with us Taiwan cancer developments and innovation. From the Canadian side, we have invited Dr. Szumski, Vice President of National Research Council (NRC), Dr. Covitz, Senior Vice President of MDS Nordion, and Dr. McEwan, Director, Cross Cancer Institute, Alberta Health Services, to talk about innovative cancer discovery, technology, commercialization and cooperation opportunities with Canada.

This video- conference will provide an opportunity to identify international R&D partnerships and cultivate commercial collaborations. It will offer participants a unique opportunity to learn about leading-edge cancer discovery and innovation from distinguished Canadian and Taiwanese experts.

Please kindly register ON-LINE before by July 31, 2010.
Click here for On-line Registration

The Video-Conference is free however seating is limited to 50 participants and registration will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Should you have any further inquiry, please feel free to contact:
Vanessa Chen (vanessa.chen@international.gc.ca / tel: 02-2544-3553)
Jessie Tso (jessie.tso@international.gc.ca / tel : 02-2544-3562)

AGENDA

Canadian Innovative Cancer Technologies – Video Conference
August 5th 2010 (Taiwn time)
0845-0900 Registration
0900-0910 Opening remarks

Deputy Director, Canadian Trade Office in Taipei

Director, Development Center for Biotechnology

Director, BPIPO

Keynote speeches

** The presentations are in English (there will be no translation service)

0910-0930 Taiwan Cancer – Overview and Status (tbc)

- Dr. Chei-Hsiang Chen, Director, BPIPO

0930-1005 Canadian Cancer Technologies updates (tbc)

- Dr. Roman Szumski, Vice President, National Research Council

1005-1040 Targeted Radiotherapy for Liver Cancer

- Dr. Peter Covitz, Senior Vice President, Innovation, MDS Nordion

1040-1055 Q&A session for Ontario speakers
1055-1130 Opportunities from Translational cancer research in Alberta

- Dr. Alexander J. B. (Sandy) McEwan, Chair, Department of Oncology at the University of Alberta Cancer Board and Director for the DdEPARTMENT OF Oncologic Imaging at the Cross Cancer Institute

1130-1140 Q & A session for Alberta speaker
1145 The End

About Canadian speakers (關於加拿大講者資訊)

Dr. Roman Szumski, National Research Council (NRC)

Dr. Roman Szumski , a medical doctor and pathologist by training, is recognized as a visionary leader and an innovative manager with unique experience in building strategic public-private sector partnerships in the life sciences sector. He was the founding CEO of Calgary Laboratory Services, and more recently Vice-President (Science & Technology) of MDS Inc. During his years at MDS headquarters, Dr. Szumski held executive-level responsibility for scientific assets of the firm, and led the development of new business initiatives in cancer therapeutics and personalized medicine. Dr. Szumski is currently responsible for five NRC institutes and he is the head of NRC’s largest horizonal research program, the Genomics and Health Initiative.

The National Research Council (NRC) is the Government of Canada’s premier organization for research and development. For more information about NRC, you may visit: http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/

Dr. Peter Covitz, MDS Nordion

Dr. Peter Covitz joined MDS Nordion in 2008 from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Maryland, U.S., where he held the position of Chief Operating Officer at the NCI’s Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology. Prior to joining the NCI, Dr. Covitz was Vice-President of Professional Services at InforMax, Inc., a leading bioinformatics software firm.

MDS Nordion is a global health science company that provides market-leading products and services used for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. They are a leading provider of innovative technologies for use in medical imaging and radiotherapeutics, and sterilization technologies benefiting the lives of millions of people in more than 65 countries around the world. MDS Nordion keeps developing innovative technology and products for benefiting human-beings life in the word. For more information about MDS Nordion, you may visit: http://www.mds.nordion.com/

Dr. A. J. B. (Sandy) McEwan, Cross Cancer Institute, Alberta Health Services

Dr. Sandy McEwan is Lead, School of Cancer, Engineering and Imaging, and Professor and Chair, Department of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta. He is also Associate Director, Research, Cross Cancer Institute, Alberta Health Services. He is a specialist in Nuclear Medicine with particular expertise and focus in Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and in Thyroid disorders. He is active in research and development in radiopharmaceutical sciences. His scientific publications and presentations total 289.

Alberta Health Services (AHS) was established by Alberta Health & Wellness in 2008 as the single health authority responsible for delivery of population health and health care services to the province of Alberta. With respect to cancer, Alberta Health Services delivers cancer prevention and screening services through its Population and Public Health division. AHS – Cancer Care is the division responsible for specialized cancer treatment and care services delivered through the two tertiary, four associate and eleven community cancer centres of the province, plus a number of community oncology programs. For more information about Alberta Health Service, you may visit: http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/?from=cancer

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