Technical Programme

February 2, 2017 (Thursday)


9:30 hrs


Welcome Address

Shri. Pankaj R. Patel
Chief Patron
The Ramanbhai Foundation
8th International Symposium

09.40 hrs

Lighting of the lamp

09.45 hrs


Opening remarks by Guest of Honour

Dr. Richard DiMarchi
Standiford H. Cox Distinguished Professor of Chemistry,
Linda & Jack Gill Chair in Biomolecular Sciences, Indiana University


09.55 hrs


Introduction to the keynote speaker

Dr. Sharvil P. Patel
Deputy Managing Director
Zydus Cadila

10.00 hrs Jeff Flier


“ The Problem of Reproducibility in Biomedical Research”

Jeff Flier, M.D.
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine,
Harvard Medical School, Harvard University

10.45 Q & A session


11.00 hrs


Vote of Thanks

Mr. Ganesh Nayak
COO & Executive Director
Zydus Cadila


11.30


Poster and Exhibition Session Inauguration

Dr. Sharvil P. Patel
Deputy Managing Director
Zydus Cadila

12:30 hrs

Lunch

Session I : Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases

Chairpersons:

    • Charles F. Burant, MD, Ph.D., Professor of Metabolism, The Burant Lab,vUniversity of Michigan Medical School
    • Dr. S.K.Sarin, MD, DM, Senior Professor and Head, Hepatology, Director, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), &vWHO CC on Viral Hepatitis and Liver Diseases, New Delhi
    • Dr Ajay Duseja,  Department of Hepatology, PGIMER, Chandigarh

14:00 hrs

Jay Horton

“Molecular Mediators of NAFLD”

Jay Horton, MD
Distinguished Chair in Human Nutrition,
The University of Texas Southwestern
Medical Center

The University of Texas Southwestern
Medical Center

14:30 hrs

Asit Parikh

“Specificity Matters –Musings on (somewhat unconventional) development of a targeted immunomodulatory biologic”

Asit Parikh, MD, Ph.D
Head of GI Therapeutic Area Unit,
Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

15:00 hrs

"NASH in India: Perspectives and Prospects for management"

Dr. S.K.Sarin, MD, DM
Senior Professor and Head, Hepatology,
Director, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), &
WHO CC on Viral Hepatitis and Liver Diseases, New Delhi

15:30 hrs

Tea-Break

16:00 hrs

“Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis modulation by novel FXR & PPAR agonists”

Bart Staels, Ph.D.
Director UMR INSERM 1011,
Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy,

Université Lille 2, France

16:30 hrs

Walter Wahli

“Hepatocyte PPARα is protective against NAFLD in neonate and adult mice"

Walter Wahli, Ph.D
Professor of Metabolic Disease,
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine,

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

17:00 hrs

“Translating scientific discovery into a cure for NASH”

Arun Sanyal, MD
Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Molecular Pathology
Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University

17:30 hrs

Wrap-up

Venue :

Gujarat University Convention and Exhibition Centre
132 Ring Road,
Near Helmet Circle,
Opp Mayflower Hospital,
Ahmedabad, Gujarat- 380009.

 

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