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East-West Medical Innovation Summit Sucessfully Held

Source: Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center of Sun Yat-sen University 

Edited by: Liu Nian 




On December 9, the East-West Medical Innovation Summit (EWMIS) was successfully held in the Zhu Jiang New Town Premises at Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center. The Summit aims to present the latest groundbreaking findings in the east and the west, to promote mutual communication and international collaboration, and to facilitate a fruitful academic dialogue that ignites the most brilliant minds. 

Some of the speakers and their topics are, 

The Other End of the Specturm: Ocular Hypotony. Anne L. Coleman, Stein Eye Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA  

Curing the Previously Untreatable: Strategies for Developing Retinal Gene Therapies for Patient Relevant Diseases. Gustavo D. Aguirre, University of Pennsylvania  

Lens Regeneration Using Endogenous Stem Cells with Gain of Visual Function in Congenital Cataracts Treatment. Yizhi Liu, SKLO, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University  

Decoding the epigenetic language of life. Jian-Kang Zhu, Shanghai Center for Plant Stress Biology, CAS, China, Purdue University, USA   

Chemically-induced Cell Fate Reprogramming. Hongkui Deng, Stem Cell Research Center, Peking-Tsinghua Center for Life Sciences, Peking University 

Next Generation Eye Disease Therapies Driven by Innovative Research. Kang Zhang, San Diego University of California, USA 

Efficacy and Safety Results from the SAKURA Program: Two Phase III Studies of Intravitreal Sirolimus Every Other Month for Non-infectiousUveitis of the Posterior Segment. Michael Singer, University of Texas Health Science Center, USA