25 Jan 2013 (Friday)

HKBU cohosts first WHO meeting in Hong Kong on flu vaccines
浸大協辦本港首個「世衛」流感疫苗會議


President Albert Chan delivers his opening remarks
校長陳教授為會議致開幕辭

HKBU is cohosting the first World Health Organisation (WHO) integrated meeting on the development and clinical trials of influenza vaccines on campus from 24 to 26 January.

 

The meeting has brought together over 200 leading experts from around the world to tackle the disease which has global impact. The meeting aims to review the current status of research in the area of new influenza vaccines, focusing on strategies to induce broadly protective and long-lasting immune responses; to discuss recent data from clinical trials of pandemic and seasonal influenza vaccines, and to define a research agenda for the accelerated development of novel influenza vaccines.

 

In his opening remarks, Professor Albert Chan, President and Vice-Chancellor, said that HKBU was honoured and privileged to cohost the important meeting with WHO. He said the development and successful clinical trials of vaccines that induce broadly protective and long-lasting immune responses against this dangerous and constantly mutating disease in animals and humans could save millions of lives and billions in economic losses.

 

Professor Dominic Lam, Fung Hon Chu Endowed Chair of Humanics of HKBU’s Institute of Creativity, presented a paper on “Oral application of influenza vaccines.” Currently, an HKBU team composed of members from the School of Chinese Medicine and the Faculty of Science is studying the vaccine, particularly for gastrointestinal disease. The meeting could help promote HKBU’s research in this area.

 

In addition, an exhibition of paintings by Professor Dominic Lam is also being held at the Dr. and Mrs. Sze Chi Ching Exhibition Gallery.

 



浸大協辦的首個世界衛生組織(世衛)流感疫苗發展與臨床應用會議,於本月二十四至二十六日在浸大校園舉行。

 

二百多名來自世界各地的專家聚首一堂,共同為這個影響全球的疾病商討對策。會議旨在檢討目前新流感疫苗的研究,並針對研製保護力更強和免疫力更持久的疫苗、討論近期「流感大流行」和「季節性流感」疫苗接種的資料,以及為新型流感疫苗的急促發展制定研究方向。

 

校長陳新滋教授在開幕禮上致辭時,對於浸大能夠與世衛合辦這次重要的會議感到榮幸。他表示,研製和接種更具保護力和免疫力的疫苗,有助人類和動物對抗這類危險及不斷變種的病毒,並可拯救數百萬的生命和數以十億計的經濟損失。

 

創意研究院馮漢柱基金全人教育教授林文傑教授亦於會上以「口服流感疫苗的應用」為題發表演說。現時,浸大有一隊由中醫藥學院及理學院成員組成的小組,專責研究胃腸病疫苗。會議的成果能促進浸大小組的研究。

 

此外,林文傑教授亦於會議期間,在「施子清博士伉儷展覽廳」展出他的畫作。

 

 

 

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