Meeting Place:
Fedex Global Education Center at UNC
301 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516


May 28, 2011 (Saturday) Program
8:00am-8:30am Continental Breakfast
Forum Registration and Poster Exhibition
(Lobby Area)
8:00am-4:30pm Registration
8:30am-5:30pm Poster Exhibition
8:30am-10:00am Opening Remarks and Keynote Speech
(MC: Liuying Shen. Auditorium 1015)
8:30am-9:15am Opening Remarks:
Tao Pang, CAST-NC President
Tong Fang, CAST-USA President
Peter A. Coclanis, Associate Provost of UNC-Chapel Hill
David Price, US Representative
Yi Zhang, Counsellor, Chinese Embassy in DC
9:15am-10:00am Keynote: "Bracing a New Era of Pharmaceutical R&D"
Dr. Zhi Hong, Senior Vice President, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
10:00am-10:15am Group Photos in Lobby Area
10:15am-10:30am Tea Break
10:30am-12:15pm General Session I
(Session Chair: Liuying Shen. Auditorium 1015)
"Sino-US Global Gateway Partnership"
Dr. William F. Greenlee, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hamner Institute
"Innovative US-China Higher Education Collaborations in Science and Technology"
Dr. Bailian Li, Vice Provost of NC State University and Former CAST-USA President
"Is Chernobyl Relevant with Respect to Modern Nuclear Power Plants"
Dr. David McNelis, Director, Center for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economic Development, UNC-Chapel Hill
12:15pm-1:30pm, Lunch and Sponsors Acknowledgment
(Lobby and Kitchen Area)
1:30pm-3:10pm Parallel Sessions 1 & 2
Parallel Session 1 on Pharmaceutical and Medical Science
(Session Chair: Yu Lou. Auditorium 1015)
"Neuroscience and Human Health: The Most Being Advanced Medical Field in the 21st Century"
Wei Jiang, Duke Medical School and Duke University Hospital
"New Drug Discovery and Development in China: Non-human Primate Disease Models and Related Services"
Tony Wang, Kunming Biomedical International (KBI)
"Global R & D: Challenges and Opportunities-- A Chinese CRO Perspective"
Charles Huang, Sundia MediTech Company, Ltd.
"Partnering for Multi-Omics Excellence"
Zhe Wang, BGI Americas
Parallel Session 2 on Career and Business Development
(Session Chair: Sara Wu. Classroom 1005)
"U.S. and PCT Patent Application"
Jason Su, Tech Miner, L.L.C.
"China Investors' Opportunity in North Carolina"
Joe Zhou, Southern Regional Investment Center
Greg Bounds, Southern Regional Investment Center
"Breaking Glass Ceilings While Being a Scientist, Minority and Woman Entrepreneur"
Prabha Fernandes, Cempra Pharmaceuticals
End of Parallel Sessions 1 & 2
3:10pm-3:25pm Tea Break
3:25pm-4:25pm Panel Discussion on Entrepreneurship
(Session Moderator: Zhiyong Li. Auditorium 1015)

(click here for a transcript of the Panel Discussion - courtesy of Grace Ueng)
3:25pm-4:25pm Panelist 1: Prabha Fernandes, CEO and President of Cempra Pharmaceuticals
Panelist 2: Grace Whi-Tze Ueng, Founder and CEO, Savvy Marketing Group
Panelist 3: Frank Wang, President, CEO and Founder of BioMedomics, Inc., Founder of NCCBA
4:30pm-5:45pm General Session II
(Session Chair: Amy Wang. Auditorium 1015)
"China's New Talent Plan: Objectives and Opportunities. (中国新人才政策和海外人才的新机遇)"
Dr. Huiyao Wang, Visiting Fellow at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, Director General of Center for China and Globalization, Vice Chairman of China Western Returned Scholars Association
"Rising China and Overseas Talents: Opportunities and Challenges (中国崛起与海外人才:机遇和挑战)" (in Chinese, 中文演讲)
Dr. Guangfa Wang, Chairman of Fazheng Group, China
6:30pm-9:00pm, Dinner Reception
35 Chinese Restaurant, 1135 Kildaire Farm Road # 106
Cary, NC 27511-4587. Tel: (919) 467-4262
May 29, 2011 (Sunday) Program
8:30am-9:00am Continental Breakfast
Forum Registration and Poster Exhibition, Lobby Area
8:30am-10:00am Registration
8:30am-11:30am Poster Exhibition
9:00am-11:00am: Parallel Sessions 3 & 4
Parallel Session 3 on Environmental Science
(Session Chair: Aijun Xiu. Conference Room 1009)
"Biofuel Production: Status, Challenge, and Opportunity"
Jay Cheng, NC State University
"The Gulf Study: Investigating Potential Health Effects from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Disaster"
Richard Kwok, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
"Improve the Chances of Getting Your Manuscript Accepted–Suggestions from a Journal Editor"
Hui Hu, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Parallel Session 4 on Information Technology
(Session Co-Chairs: Zhiyong Li and Wesley Zhang. Classroom 1005)
"The Landscape of Cloud Computing"
Yih-Shin Tan, IBM
"Infrastructure Security for Virtual Cloud Computing"
Peng Ning, NC State University
"Making Better Decisions with Business Analytics"
Yan Xu, SAS Institute, Inc.
End of Parallel Sessions 3 & 4
End of Forum
11:30am-2:00pm CAST-USA Executive Teams Meeting.
Conference Room at the Fourth Floor.