美國哈佛大學的William G. Kaelin教授是2019年諾貝爾生理醫學獎得主，他透過視訊講述癌細胞在缺氧環境下成為更為惡性的機轉及抗癌藥物研發，目前其已開發出一款臨床新薬，由美國藥物食品檢驗局核准。
由中國醫藥大學校長洪明奇院士創辦的《2021台灣國際創新生物醫學峰會》International Conference on Advanced Biomedical Sciences,Taiwan，於11月19-21日在中國醫藥大學水湳校區國際會議廳舉行三天，邀請到國內外癌症領域的頂尖學者，包括17位美國科學院院士，其中Drs William Kaelin，Randy Schekman為諾貝爾獎得主，前副總統陳建仁(Chien-Jen Chen)院士，Tony Hunter (唐獎得主)，Lewis Cantley，Irving Weissman，Zhijian James Chen，Dinshaw Patel，2021威爾許化學獎得主Chi-Huey Wong (翁啟惠)，Ron DePinho；國際癌症頂尖學者有Zhimin (James) Lu，Xiang-Dong Fu，Dihua Yu，Wenyi Wei，Nagahiro Minato(日本京都大學校長)；國內重量級學者陳建仁院士(Chien-Jen Chen), Chi-Huey Wong (翁啟惠)院士，楊泮池院士(Pan-Chyr Yang),洪明奇院士(Mien-Chie Hung)；演題涵蓋了當前國內外最重要也最具前瞻性的生物醫學議題：包括癌症訊息傳遞(Signal Transduction and Cancer)、癌症代謝(Cancer Metabolism)、幹細胞(Stem Cells)、癌症免疫(Cancer Immunology)、創新技術與轉譯（Novel technology and translational innovation）、新穎癌症治療(Innovative Cancer Therapy)等六大主要議題進行最新研究成果的分享與交流。
Good evening Dr. Kaelin and Dr. Schekmen. Thank you very much for joining us from US.
Academician Whang-Peng, Academician Wu, Academician Yu (彭汪嘉康,吳成文,陳鈴津院士) President Hung, President Tsai, Superintendent Cho…….. distinguished guests and scientists from Taiwan, colleagues and students from CMU health care system, Good Morning!
It is my great pleasure to welcoming you to attend the first ICABS (International Conference on Advanced Biomedical Sciences) conference in CMU Shuinan new campus. This is the first international conference in this campus since we moved here a year ago. Thanks to President Hung’s vision in creating this ICABS, which will occur every year. This annual international conference has full support from the CMU Board of Trustees, and I look forward to its impact on the promotion of international collaboration and biomedical sciences in Taiwan.
China Medical University and hospitals stride to promote both fundamental and translational researches for the development of precise and innovative therapy against cancer, which is human’s biggest enemy. To do so, we have been recruiting top researchers/physicians worldwide, collaborating with domestic and international institutions, and organizing international conferences such as ICABS.
This conference provides an excellent opportunity for students and young scientists to absorb new knowledge, keep up with the pace of the world, and to be innovative and creative. As I always encourage students to master the trends of the world and become the global leader.
Finally, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all international and domestic experts for your commitment to this meaningful event. It is a pity due to the COVID-19 pandemic the international speakers could not attend the conference in person. But I believe there will be many other opportunities for you to visit Taiwan. I wish the great success of the conference. Thank you!!
Chairman Tsai, all my friends, academicians from Academia Sinica, and our keynote speakers my dear friends, Dr. Bill Kaelin and Dr. Randy Schekmen on line,林昭庚董事,黃冠棠董事, 鄭隆賓執行長, Asia Univ. President, Tsai, and All Vice Presidents of CMU, and, our hospital, Superintendent 周, also my Colleagues and Friends from all over Taiwan , and ladies and gentlemen: Good morning and good afternoon (Randy) or good Evening (Bill):
On behalf of Organizing Committee, I am extremely pleased to welcome all of you to attend the inaugural International Conference on Advanced Biomedical Sciences (ICABS) to be held at the new Shuei Nan campus of China Medical University in Taichung. Welcome!
This inaugural conference aims to serve as a bridge between international experts and domestic talents in Taiwan to promote biomedical sciences in Taiwan and also contribute to the world. We plan to make this conference an annual event and attract participants from worldwide. In fact, the ICABS 2022 is under preparation. 在座的國內的專家學者老師以及學生，這個國際創新生物醫學會議以後每年在水湳都會舉行一次，所以記得明天繼續來參加。
As you can see from the agenda, We have invited myriad international renowned speakers from the world and Taiwan to inaugurate the 2021 ICABS conference. Our speakers include Nobel Laureates, Members of US National Academy of Sciences, Academicians of Academia Sinica, and prominent speakers from US, Japan and China in addition to Taiwan. Besides keynote speeches, the conference has 6 sessions focusing on current trends in biomedical sciences, especially cancer biology such as Signal Transduction and Cancer, Cancer Metabolism, Stem Cell, Cancer Immunology, Novel Technology and Translational Innovation, and Innovative Cancer Therapy. It is worthwhile to mention that each session will be moderated by a highly well-respected scientist from Taiwan. The original plan was to have concurrent Meet-the-Expert luncheons with all invited speakers to give opportunity of local scientists including graduate students and postdoc fellows to meet with world experts face-to-face. Due to Covid-19 pandemic, our international speakers cannot join in person so, we cannot run the meet-the-expert luncheons program this year. However, luckily, all our speakers agree to join either on line or in person. I greatly appreciate all the speakers’ efforts to make this conference possible. There are almost 500 people registered to join this conference up to yesterday, mainly from Taiwan. Since we just moved into this new campus about one year ago, we would very much like to invite local scientists to take this opportunity to visit our new campus. So we do not really open for on line participation for local people, except for the international speakers. We certainly wish to make this annual ICABS conference become an annual scientific conference in Taiwan. In the future, we will make sure running the meet-the -expert program to allow world experts meeting with their fans! And may also consider to open for on line participations.
Lastly, I would like take this opportunity to thank for the generous support from the Ministry of Science and Technology, Chairman Tsai and the entire Board of Trustee of China Med University, colleagues from China Medical University and Health Care System and also our Sister University, Asia university. I also like to thanks our friends, Academicians of Academia Sinica , experts in Taiwan, the organization committee for the 1.5 years planning and our staffs for all the logistic supports. Or course, importantly, all participants in the audience. With your support, trust we will have a successful conference these two days. I am really looking forward to it!
Randy and Bill,
Sorry, you cannot join in person this time, but we certainly appreciate your participating this opening ceremony and welcome you to visit us whenever you can. Randy, I will probably see you again soon through on line in the Tang Prize committee. And Bill, hope to see you in the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) with Larry Norton in NYC next Oct. Btw, would you like to say “Hi” to the audience? Or say a few words to your fans!