CPD Events

Monday 23rd October 2017 A New Innovative Stem Cell Technology for Companion Animals

Venue : The Grand Assembly Hall II, 4/F North Tower, YMCA, Hong Kong

Time : Registration & Buffet : 7:00 ~ 8:00 pm, Seminar : 8:00~10:30 pm

Speaker : Dr Dori Borjesson, Dr Fari Izadyar, Dr Chad Maki

Early Bird Registration :
(before 11:30pm of 22 Oct 2017)
  • Include Dinner
    • Members : $480
    • Non-Members : $580

Extended Registration and On-site Registration :
  • Include Dinner
    • Members : $700
    • Non-Members : $700

Organizer : The Hong Kong Veterinary Association Ltd.

Cell therapies using allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have emerged as a novel treatment option due to the cells' unique characteristics: (1) low immunogenicity and ability to "evade" the immune system, (2) immunomodulation, (3) anti-inflammation, (4) trophic support, (5) homing and migration to diseased areas and (6) potential to differentiate to functional cells such as chondrocytes and osteocytes. In this symposium, the stem cell technology and its theory of function in various disease models, including the allogeneic mesenchymal stem cell therapy development on real-life clinical applications for cats and dogs with the most prestigious and updated clinical research knowledge will be discussed.

Speaker's Biography

Dr. Dori L Borjesson

Dr. Borjesson earned her DVM degree from the University of California, Davis in 1995 and completed a residency at UC Davis in Clinical Pathology in 1999 followed by a PhD in Comparative Pathology at the Center for Comparative Medicine, UC Davis, in 2002. She joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota for 4 years before returning to UC Davis as an Associate Professor in 2006. She currently serves as a Professor and Department Chair in the School of Veterinary Medicine, Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology Department. She is the Director of the newly formed Veterinary Institute of Regenerative Cures and she co-directs the clinical Regenerative Medicine Laboratory.

Dr. Fari Izadyar

Dr. Fari Izadyar is a well renowned scientist in the field of biotechnology and stem cell research. He holds a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and a PhD in the field of Reproductive Medicine and Stem Cell Biology. He is the pioneer in developing specific cryopreservation protocol for long-term storage and banking of germ line stem cells and the ultrasound guided transplantation procedure for testicular cell transplantation in large animal species. He also invented new methods for characterization, propagation and maturation of germline stem cells.

Dr. Chad Maki
Dr. Chad Maki

Dr. Chad Maki earned his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the internationally accredited University of Edinburgh, Scotland at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. Since 2005 he has published numerous scientific papers and worked extensively in the field of stem cell research, including work at the famous Roslin Institute in Scotland. He was the medalist recipient for the most outstanding research report in his graduating class and was awarded a g rant for externship study at his university’s sister school, Colorado State College of Veterinary Medicine.

Hope to see you there : Dr Ruan Bester, Howie Wong, HKVA CPD Coordinator

For enquiries please email secretariat@medcom.com.hk

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