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Scientific Programs

Thursday, July 20, 2017

08:30 – 17:30

Meeting Registration – Hotel Lobby (Ground Floor)

Society for Cryobiology Board of Governors Business Meeting – Room 509

18:30 – 21:00

Welcome Reception - Cafeteria (Fourth Floor)


Friday, July 21, 2017

08:00 – 17:30

Meeting Registration – Hotel Lobby (Ground Floor)

08:30 – 09:00

Welcoming Address and Remarks – International Hall A

Speakers: Societies’ Officials and Government leaders

09:00 – 10:30

Plenary Lectures#1: Fundamentals, advances and innovations in cryobiology, biopreservation and biobanking – International Hall A

Chair: Jason Acker and Brent Schacter

Speaker 1: Jason Acker

Topic: Cryobiology and its great impacts on the scientific research, modern agriculture and precision medicine

Speaker 2: Sebastian Eriksson Giwa (USA)

Topic: Scaling up cryopreservation to large tissue systems: growing international support and the promise to transform medicine

Speaker 3: Dayong Gao

Topic: Freezing of living cells and tissues: a great challenge for biomedical scientists and engineers

Speaker 4: Gregory Fahy

Topic: Novel vitrification technology of tissues and organs: mechanisms, technology and applications

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee Break – Hotel Corridor (Third Floor)

10:45 – 12:15

Plenary Lectures#1 (continue): Fundamentals, advances and innovations in cryobiology, biopreservation and biobanking - International Hall A

Chair: Erik Woods and Jim Vaught

Speaker 5: Kelvin Brockbank (USA)

Topic: Translating ice-free vitrification to human transplant sized tissue models

Speaker 6: Xiaoxi Wei  (USA)

Topic: Cryoprotectants - the Blueprint of Ice Defense: Past, Present and Future.

Speaker 7: Xun Xu (China)

Topic: Gene banking and precision medicine

Speaker 8: Qiang Tian (USA)

Topic: P4 Precision medicine and biobanking (P4: Predictive, Preventive, Personalized and Participatory)

12:15 – 13:15

Box Lunches Provided –Hotel Corridor (Third Floor)

13:30 – 18:00

Plenary Lectures #2 - Best practices for biobanking and biorepositories: - International Hall A

Chair: Zisis Kozlakidis and Hengjun Gao

Speaker 9: Hengjun Gao (China)

Topic: Biobanking in China and its modern applications.

Speaker 10: Jim Vaught (USA)

Topic: Biobanking in the world: the past, present, and future

Speaker 11: Brent Schacter (Canada)

Speaker 12: Zisis Kozlakidis (UK)

Speaker 13: Kathy Sexton (USA)

Speaker 14: William Grizzle (USA)

Lectures from Speaker 11-14 will be focused on the following:

Topic: ISBER Best Practices: Biorepositories 101.

18:00 – 20:00

Poster Session #1 – International Hall B


Saturday, July 22, 2017

4 concurrent sessions/symposia in the morning

08:00 – 17:30

Meeting Registration – Hotel Lobby (Ground Floor)

08:30 – 10:30

Symposium #1- Advances in basic and applied cryobiology research – Dubai Hall

Chair: Tamotsu Hoshino and Gregory Fahy

08:30 – 10:30

Symposium #2 – Modern technology of biopresevation and entrepreneur– Rome Hall

Chair: Wendell Sun and Kelvin Brockbank

08:30 – 10:30

Symposium #3 – Organizing, Implementing and Running Cryobanks for Clonally Propagated Plants – London Hall

Chair: Barbara M. Reed

08:30 – 10:30

Session #1 – Vitrification: Basic Fundamentals, Practical Applications and Equipment – Hong Kong Hall

Chair: Igor KatKov and Gang Zhao

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee Break – Hotel Corridor (Third Floor)

10:45 – 12:45

Symposium #2 (continue) – Modern technology of biopresevation and entrepreneur – Rome Hall

Chair: Wendell Sun and Kelvin Brockbank

10:45 – 12:45

Symposium #4 – Cryopreservation of stem cells and immune cells– Dubai Hall

Chair: Erik Woods, Xiaoming He and Tingyu Qu

10:45 – 12:45

Session #2 – TBD – London Hall

Chair: TBD

10:45 – 12:45

Session #3 – Micro and nano technology for cryobiology – Hong Kong Hall

Chair: Feng Xu and Adam Higgins

12:45 – 13:30

Box Lunches Provided – Hotel Corridor (Third Floor)

3 concurrent sessions/symposia in the afternoon

13:30 – 15:30

Symposium #5 – Cryopreservation of reproductive cells and tissues – Dubai Hall

Chair: Yunxia Cao and Yuksel Agca

13:30 – 15:30

Symposium #6 – Animal cryobiology and conservation of endangered species – Rome Hall

Chair: Tiantian Zhang and Weizhi Ji

13:30 – 15:30

Session #4 – Biopreservation in the dry State – London Hall

Chair: Willem Wolkers and Xiaoming He

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee Break –Hotel Corridor (Third Floor)

16:00 – 18:00

Session #5 – Plant cryobiology and cryopreservation - Dubai Hall

Chair: Haeng-hoon Kim and Barbara M. Reed

16:00 – 18:00

Symposium #7 – Gene cryopreservation/banking and it applications in precision medicine

Chair: Jufang Huang and Xun Xu – Rome Hall

16:00 – 18:00

Symposium #8 – Cryopreservation of blood cells and blood products – London Hall

Chair: Jason Acker and Zhong Liu

18:00 – 20:00

Poster Session #2 – International Hall B


Sunday, July 23, 2017

08:00 – 17:30

Meeting Registration – Hotel Lobby (Ground Floor)

3 concurrent sessions/symposia/workshops in the morning

8:30 – 10:30

Session #6 – TBD – Dubai Hall

Chair: TBD

8:30 – 10:30

Session #7 – Peter L. Steponkus Crystal Award Competition Presentations – Rome Hall

Chair: James Benson

8:30 – 10:30

Session #8 –TBD – London Hall

Chair: TBD

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee Break – Hotel Corridor (Third Floor)

10:45 – 12:45

Session #9 – Bio-inspired cryopreservation – Dubai Hall

Chair: Wei Rao and James Benson

10:45 – 12:45

Session #10 – Tribute to Prof. TC Hua – Rome Hall

Chair: Baolin Liu and Zhaohua Chang

10:45 – 12:45

Session #11 – Clinical Delivery of Regenerative Medicines – London Hall

Chair: Ali Eroglu and Yuksel Agca

12:45 – 13:30

Box Lunches Provided – Hotel Corridor (Third Floor)

13:30 – 15:00

Session #12 - Cryobiology Editorial Board Meeting – Dubai Hall

15:00 – 16:30

Session #13 Society for Cryobiology general meeting – Dubai Hall

16:30 - 17:30

Session #14 - Cryo2018 Planning Meeting – Dubai Hall

18:30 – 20:00

Society of Cryobiology Gala Banquet / Awards Presentations – TBD

20:00 - 22:00

Session #15 - ICYR Activities - TBD

Chair: TBD


Monday, July 24, 2017

09:00 – 15:30

Half day tour

All three half tour will start from 9:00 of Morning and will finish up to 16:00 afternoon, (Lunch is not Included-However tour guide lead them nearby restaurants- usually lunch in Hefei city is cost 10-20$ USD per person. Finally members will be drop to the Fengda international hotel up to 16:00.

Note: Each half day tour group must have 15 members, if the numbers of participants of group decrease than 15-persons then that group will be either cancelled or merged with another group for alternative destination. If participant of that group don’t want to join alternative group-they can refund their amount from Local Committee.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

08:00 -

Two day mount Huangshan and Hongcun village tour

Two day mount Huangshan and Hongcun village tour will start from 8:00 at hotel lobby.

Note: Tour group must have 15 members, if the numbers of participants of group decrease than 15-persons then that group will be either cancelled or merged with another group for alternative destination. If participant of that group don’t want to join alternative group-they can refund their amount from Local Committee.

07:30 -

Three day Beijing tour

Three day Beijing tour will start from 7:30 at hotel lobby.

Note: Tour group must have 15 members, if the numbers of participants of group decrease than 15-persons then that group will be either cancelled or merged with another group for alternative destination. If participant of that group don’t want to join alternative group-they can refund their amount from Local Committee.


General Secretariat
Contacts:
Qianfeng Yu (Scientific affair): 17755195307     Email:vion@ustc.edu.cn 
Jingman Xu (Registration):: 021-51320288-5203     Email:jingman_xu@shbiochip.com 
Yanping Xu::021-51320288-5307     Email:yanping_xu@shbiochip.com 
Xiaoyan Zhang:021-51320288-5415     Email:xiaoyan_zhang@shbiochip.com 
Hai  Liu:13818219973     Email:liuhai@shbiochip.com
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