Welcome to the 2021 SAPA Scientific Symposium!

Our event will start on May 22nd, 2021, at 9:00 AM EDT.

Please keep your confirmation email and this link with you during the event!  

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– To join the meeting, click the corresponding JOIN MEETING link in the table below.

– Please contact us if you have any questions: event@sapaweb.org.

Session Zoom Link: Saturday, 5/22/2021

Plenary SessionJOIN MEETING
9:00 – 9:10 AMScientific Symposium Opening Remarks and SAPA Intro
9:10 – 9:50 AMInduced Protein Degradation: A New Paradigm in Drug Discovery. Shaomeng Wang, Ph.D.
9:50 – 10:30 AMDanger Associated Molecule Pattern (DAMP) Recognition and Host Defense to Tissue Injuries. Yang Liu, Ph.D.
10:40 – 11:20 AMDelivering Transformative Treatments to Patients through Cell Therapy Innovation. Heidi Zhang, Ph.D.
11:20 AM – 12:00 PMFireside Chat. Robert Garbaccio, Ph.D. and Ho Sung Cho, Ph.D.
12:00 PM – 1:00 PMLunch break; SAPA events and sponsor promotions
Parallel Session IJOIN MEETING
1:00 – 1:40 PMmRNA platform and mRNA-1273. Kai Wu, Ph.D.
1:40 – 2:20 PMDesigning ionizable lipids and lipid nanoparticles for mRNA vaccines, Michael Buschmann, Ph.D.
2:30 – 3:10 PMWhat Happens After the Agreement: The Merck/Ridgeback Integration and the Development of Molnupiravir. William Morris, Ph.D.
3:10 – 3:50 PMOral Inhibitors of the SARS-CoV-2 Main Protease for the Treatment of COVID-19. Dafydd Owen, Ph.D.
4:00 – 5:00 PMBreakout Interactive Session
Parallel Session IIJOIN MEETING
1:00 – 1:40 PMPreclinical Characterization of GQ1007, HER2 Ab Immune Agonist Conjugate Based on AIAC Platform with the Best-inclass Potential. Paul Song, Ph.D.
1:40 – 2:20 PMBig Data, Big Benefits: How Big Data is Transforming Clinical Trial Recruitment in China?Can Chen and Yuzhu Ding
2:30 – 3:10 PMArtificial Intelligence Perspectives and Tools for Genome Analysis and Drug Development. Lin, Ching-Yung, Ph.D.
3:10 – 3:50 PM"CAR-T Cell Therapy Against Multiple Myeloma. Qiong Wang, MD, Ph.D. Head of US R&D, Legend Biotech;
Regulatory Challenges and Strategies for the Development of Gene Therapy Products to Treat Rare Orphan Disease*, Jim Wang, Ph.D., MBA
4:00 – 5:00 PMBreakout Interactive Session
Parallel Session IIIJOIN MEETING
1:00 – 1:40 PMAI-powered Drug Discovery. Feng Ren, Ph.D.
1:40 – 2:20 PMTargeted Protein Degradation (PROTAC) for Drug Discovery. Yue Xiong, Ph.D.
2:30 – 3:10 PMBeyond the Target-based Approach, a New Omics-based Approach to Discover New Therapeutics. Bin Chen, Ph.D.
3:10 – 3:50 PMData-Driven Chemistry, Small Molecule Synthesis, and Design. Connor Coley, Ph.D.
4:00 – 5:00 PMBreakout Interactive Session
Business Social Hour
5:00 – 6:00 PMBMS & Deloitte Networking RoomJOIN MEETING
5:00 – 6:00 PMInnocare & Fox Rothschild Networking RoomJOIN MEETING
5:00 – 6:00 PMInsilico Medicine & Ascletis Networking RoomJOIN MEETING
5:00 – 6:00 PMSino-Biologics & Hightide Networking RoomJOIN MEETING
5:00 – 6:00 PMBright Future Pharmaceutical Lab Networking RoomJOIN MEETING