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1st International Translational Medicine Conference in Hawaiʻi brings together scientists from China, US, Europe, India, Mexico, Korea
Pictured: Dr. Loïc LeMarchand working in a cell storage area in the laboratories at UH Kakaʻako. Courtesy UH Cancer Center.
By UH Med Now
The keynote speaker of the conference on Saturday, January 12 at 9 a.m. is Loïc Le Marchand, MD, PhD, Contact Principal Investigator of the Multiethnic Cohort (MEC) Study, John A. Burns School of Medicine Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology, and University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center Associate Director for Ethnic Diversity.
According to conference general secretary Youping Deng, JABSOM Professor and Director of The Bioinformatics Core, the hope is to provide a format for the exchange of ideas and information about research on cancer therapy, stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine.
The scientists are also eager to discuss the latest research findings and technical advances and how they might be applied to chronic diseases including cancer, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease and bone joint diseases. Stem cell therapies, along with the application of artificial intelligence in biomedicine and in promoting health, as well as topics including the research and development of new drugs are also of interest.
More information about the conference including a list of other speakers may be found HERE.