BIT's 5th Annual World Congress of Endobolism-2015 & BITs 4th Annual World Congress of Diabetes-2015
Highlights of the Conference
  • 30+ Sessions Covering Major Hot topics in the Fields of Endobolism and Diabetes
  • 100+ Oral Presentations Focusing on the Cutting-edge Research On Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases and Diabetes
  • Co-current Exhibition Showcasing the Emerging Products and Technologies
  • Colorful Networking Activities to Foster Friendships and Promote Collaborations
  • Optional Tours to Explore the Famous Scenic Spots in Taiwan
Keynote Speakers-2015
Dr. Thomas C. Südhof
Professor, Stanford University, USA
Dr. Erwin Neher
Emeritus Professor, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany

Thomas Christian Südhof was born in Göttingen, Germany, on Dec. 22 in 1955, obtained his M.D. and doctoral degrees from the University of Göttingen in 1982. He performed his doctoral thesis work at the Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie in Göttingen with Prof. Victor P. Whittaker on the biophysical structure of secretory granules. From 1983-1986, Südhof trained as a postdoctoral fellow with Drs. Mike Brown and Joe Goldstein at UT Southwestern in Dallas, TX, and elucidated the structure, expression and cholesterol-dependent regulation of the LDL receptor gene. Südhof began his independent career as an assistant professor at UT Southwestern in 1986. When Südhof started his laboratory, he decided to switch from cholesterol metabolism to neuroscience, and to pursue a molecular characterization of synaptic transmission. His work initially focused on the mechanism of neurotransmitter release which is the first step in synaptic transmission, and whose molecular basis was completely unknown in 1986. Later on, Südhof's work increasingly turned to the analysis of synapse formation and specification, processes that mediate the initial assembly of synapses, regulate their maintenance and elimination, and determine their properties. Südhof served on the faculty of UT Southwestern in Dallas until 2008, and among others was the founding chair of the Department of Neuroscience at that institution. In 2008, Südhof moved to Stanford, and became the Avram Goldstein Professor in the School of Medicine at Stanford University. In addition, Südhof has been an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute since 1986.

Erwin Neher has been Director of the Membrane Biophysics Department at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Goettingen, Germany from 1983 to 2011. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the Institute of Technology in Munich and did postdoctoral research in the Physiology Department at Yale University. In 1989 he spent a sabbatical at the California Institute of Technology. His research interests have focused on studies of ion channels and neuronal signaling. More recently he concentrated on mechanisms of hormone- as well as neurotransmitter-release and synaptic plasticity.
For his development of the patch clamp technique for recording of ion channel activity he received the 1991 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (together with Bert Sakmann). He is a member, or foreign member, of several national and international academies, among them the National Academy of Sciences (USA), and the Royal Society, London. In 2005 he was awarded the title ‘Einstein Professor’ by the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Renowned Speakers-2015
Dr. Yi-xun Liu,
Professor, State Key Laboratory of Reproductive Biology, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Dr. Ching-kuan Liu,
President, Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan
Dr. Morales Javier,
VP, Advanced Internal Medicine Group; Key opinion Leader, Novo Nordisk, USA
Dr. Shirley Mcilvenny,
CEO, The Food Coach Institute, Australia
Dr. Craig H. Misrach,
Founder, Vice Chairman of the Board, Freedom Meditech, Inc., USA
Dr. Brenda Schmidt,
President and CEO, Viridian Health Management, USA
Dr. Michael Rolf Mueller,
Chief, Otto Wagner Hospital, Austria
Dr. Eran Bashan,
CEO, Hygieia, Inc., USA
Dr. Shi Wu Wen,
Professor, University of Ottawa, Canada
Dr. Kuo-Chiang Hsu,
Professor, China Medical University, Taiwan
Dr. Jean-Marc Lavoie,
Professor, University of Montreal, Canada
Dr. Hsin-Hsiung Tai,
Professor, University of Kentucky, USA
Dr. David Hung-Chi Pan,
Professor& Director, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and Shuang-Ho Hospital, Taiwan
Dr. Anjaneyulu Kowluru,
Professor, Wayne State University, USA
Dr. Show-Ling Shyng,
Senior Scientist and Professor, Oregon Health & Science University, USA
Dr. Wolf-RüdigerKlare,
Head of the Diabetescenter, Hegau-Bodensee-Hospital Radolfzell, Germany
Dr. Pei-Min Chao,
Professor& Chair, Department of Nutrition, China Medical University, Taiwan
Dr. Renu Kowluru,
Professor, Wayne State University, USA
Dr. Hui-Min Su,
Associate Professor, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Dr. Dongmin Liu,
Associate Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
Dr. Ronghua Zhuge,
Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
Program at a Glance

Part A: Opening Ceremony and Keynote Forum

Track 1: Opening Ceremony
Track 2: Plenary Lectures on Smart Healthcare
Track 3: Nobel Laureates & Keynote Speeches

Part B: Parallel Events

BIT's 4th Annual World Congress of Diabetes 2015
Track 1: Advanced Approaches in Diabetes
Track 2: Clinical Diabetes Therapeutics /Management
Track 3: Diabetic Complications

BIT's 5th Annual World Congress of Endobolism 2015
Stream 1: Discovery and Integrative Science
Stream 2: Nutrition, Behaviour, Activity and Environment
Stream 3: Clinical Management and Translation
Part C: Exhibition and Poster Showcase
About Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Kaohsiung City (Chinese: 高雄市) is a city located in southern Taiwan. It is also the second largest city in Taiwan. Famous Attractions including Love River ,Urban Spotlight Arcade, Liuhe Night Market, Zuoying's Lotus Lake, Fengshan Old City, Chai Mountain, Ban Ping Mountain etc.



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