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The 4th Research Forum of ACCTERM Held

Last updated :2016-11-22

Source: Hospital of Stomatology
Written by: Hospital of Stomatology
Edited by: Wang Dongmei

On November 12-14, 2016, the 4th Research Forum of the Australia-China Centre for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (ACCTERM), undertaken by Hospital of Stomatology, Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), was held successfully. The main theme of this year’s Forum is to promote and expand scientific cooperation and communication between China and Australia, and accelerate the translation process of stem cell technology, biomaterials, and medical devices from the perspectives of scientists, bioengineers and clinicians. Experts from the United States, Australia and China gathered together to share emerging science, exchange ideas, strengthen collaborative links and develop innovative research project concepts. Excellent postgraduate students from stomatology schools at universities in China participated in the oral presentations at the Forum.  

At the opening ceremony, Prof Bin Cheng, Dean of Guanghua School of Stomatology, SYSU; Prof Yin Xiao, ACCTERM Director and Chair of Bone and Tissue Engineering Program, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI), Queensland University of Technology (QUT); Prof Xuehua Wang, Assistant President of SYSU; Mr Lu Zeng, Director of Exchange and Cooperation Department, Guangdong Provincial Department of Science and Technology, delivered a speech respectively.

The 4th Research Forum of ACCTERM
In the keynote report session, Prof Kwok-Fai So, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Jinan University and The University of Hong Kong, gave a lecture entitled “Clinical Trial Assessing Safety and Efficacy of Umbilical Cord Blood Mononuclear Cell Transplant Therapy of Chronic Complete Spinal Cord Injury”; Prof Songtao Shi, Department Chair, The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, gave a lecture entitled “Dental Stem Cells in Tissue Regeneration and Immune Therapies”; Prof Peng Xiang, Director, Key Laboratory for Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering of Ministry of Education, Center for Stem Cell Biology and Tissue Engineering, Zhongshan School of Medicine, SYSU, gave a lecture entitled “Clinical Translation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells: Progress and Challenges”; Prof Yin Xiao, ACCTERM Director and Chair of Bone and Tissue Engineering Program, IHBI, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), gave a lecture entitled “Immunoregulation in Regenerative Medicine”; Prof Yuantong Gu, Discipline Leader, School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering, QUT, gave a lecture entitled “Physical Mechanisms Underlying the Different Mechanical Behaviour of Shoulder and Knee Cartilage”; Prof Saso Ivanovski, Chair of Periodontology, School of Dentistry and Oral Health, Griffith University, gave a lecture entitled "Periodontal Tissue Engineering with Multiphasic Scaffolds”; Prof Jerry Feng, Professor with Tenure, Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry, gave a lecture entitled “Chondrocyte-derived Bone Cells Determine the Skeletal Shape and Size”; Prof Jiang Chang, Chair, Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Research Center, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (SIC, CAS), gave a lecture entitled “The Role of Biomaterials in Tissue Engineering”; Prof Chengtie Wu,One-Thousand Young Talent Program, SIC, CAS, gave a lecture entitled “Tumour Therapy and Tissue Regeneration by 3D-Printing of Multifunctional Bioscaffolds”; Prof Hongwei Ouyang, Director, School of Basic Medical Science, and Vice Dean, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, gave a lecture entitled “Tendon Differentiation and Regeneration”.

Afterwards, at the National Outstanding Chinese Young Scientist Forum, Prof Songling Wang, Scientific Director, Beijing Key Laboratory of Tooth Regeneration and Function Reconstruction, and Vice President, Capital Medical University, gave a lecture entitled “Oral and Maxillofacial Regenerative Medicine: Current State of Research and Future Outlook”; Prof Xinquan Jiang, Vice Dean, School of Stomatology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, gave a lecture entitled “Application of Regenerative Medicine for Oral and Maxillofacial Defects: The Latest Researches and Perspectives”; Prof Xuliang Deng, Vice Dean, School and Hospital of Somatology, Peking University, gave a lecture entitled "Nanocrystallization of Materials for the Maxillofacial Defect Repair and Possible Repair Mechanisms”. 

At the cooperation and exchange session, Mr Michael McArdle, Director, Office of Research, QUT, gave a presentation on “Funding Opportunities in Australia”; Prof Zhengmei Lin, Vice Dean, Guanghua School of Stomatology, SYSU, presented an introduction on "Cooperation between Guanghua School of Stomatology and Queensland University of Technology”; Prof John Bell, Head, School of Chemistry, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, QUT, gave a presentation on “Postgraduate Student Exchange Pathway”; Prof Jiuqun Gao, Vice Dean, Graduate School, SYSU, gave a report on “Overview of the Internationalization of Graduate Education in SYSU”; Prof Lyn Griffiths, Executive Director, IHBI, QUT, gave a presentation on “Early Career Researcher and Staff Exchange”.  

At the Postgraduate Students Forum, 15 outstanding postgraduate students from 7 universities nationwide gave oral presentations on their research results, and the first, second and third prizes were selected. 

After the forum, the participating experts visited Guanghua School of Stomatology of SYSU and Guangzhou SALIAI Stem Cell Science and Technology Co., Ltd.