3rd Rohto Forum Schedule




Chairs and Speakers 


Opening Remarks
(12:30-12:40 HKT)

Prof. George HARA

   Ambassador George Hara

   Chairman of the Board,Alliance Forum Foundation;

   Chairman,World Cancer Eradication Summit;

   Hon. Prof. Faculty of Medicine,The Chinese University of Hong Kong;

   Special Advisor, HKSTP, HKSAR


Mr. Albert WONG

Mr. Albert Wong

CEO, Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation



HKSTP Presentation
(12:40-13:00 HKT)

Dr. Grace LAU

Dr. Grace Lau

Head of Institute for Translational Research,

Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation





Session 1 Regenerate to Rehabilitate - Revive to Thrive
(13:00-14:00 HKT)



Prof. Rocky TUAN

Vice-Chancellor and President,The Chinese University of Hong Kong






    Prof. Hon Fai CHAN

   Assistant Professor,

   Institute for Tissue Engineering  and Regenerative Medicine/

   School of Biomedical Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong  Kong 

Talk Title:

Engineering bioactive glass-based biomaterial for promoting tissue regeneration


   Prof. Louis YUGE 

   Professor E, Hiroshima University

   Ube MCC Space Regenerative Medicine Center Director

   Founder, Director, CTO Space Bio-Laboratories

Talk Title:

Cutting-edge medicine aiming for a complete cure created by the fusion of regenerative medicine and robot rehabilitation


Company Session 1 Rohto Pharmaceutical Presentation
(14:10-14:30 HKT)




Session 2  Harnessing Regen. Med. - Practical Approach
(14:30-15:30 JPT)


   Prof. Shuji TERAI


    Chairman & Professor, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University


   Prof. Barbara CHAN

   Professor, Biomedical Engineering Programme and Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong (HKU)

Associate Dean, Graduate School, HKU 

Talk Title:

Development of engineered osteochondral tissues (eOCT) as an advanced therapeutic product (ATP) for personalized cartilage repair


   Prof. Shigeto SHIMMURA

   Professor, Fujita Medical Innovation Center

   Department of Clinical Regenerative Medicine

Talk Title:

Graft-versus-Host Disease and the role of Mesenchymal Stem/Stromal Cells


Company Session 2  Hitachi East Asia Presentation
(15:30-15:50 HKT)


Prof. Hiroyuki HASEGAWA

Manager, CPF Business Planning

Air Conditioning System Solution Center

Air Conditioning Solution Service Engineering Unit

Hitachi Global Life Solutions, Inc


Session 3 Exploring Regen. Med. - Highlights on ASEAN

(15:50-17:20 HKT)



  Dr. dr. Karina, SpBP-RE


   CEO of HayandraLab

   Staff faculty at Faculty of Medicine, University of Pembangunan

Nasional Veteran, Indonesia







    Dr. Chaiyong Koaykul

   Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University

   General Manager, Excellence Center of Advanced Therapy Medicinal    

   Products (EC-ATMPs)

   King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Thai Red Cross Society

Talk Title:

Development of Advanced Therapy Medicinal Product Industry and Service in Thailand


   Prof. Nguyen Thanh Liem

   Director of Vinmec Research Institute of Stem Cell and Gene Technology

    Director of Center for Regenerative Medicine and Cell Therapy,

    Vinmec International General Hospital


Talk Title:

Outcome of cell therapy for incurable diseases in children


   Dr. Steve OH


 Independent Cell Therapy Leader


Talk Title:

Cell therapy developments with mesenchymal stromal cells in Singapore



Closing Remarks
(17:20-17:30 HKT)

Mr. Kunio YAMADA 

Mr. Kunio Yamada 

Chairman & CEO, Rohto Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd