1998 Symposium on Chinese Herbal Medicine (SCHM'98): September 16-18

August 10, 1998

It is our great pleasure to invite you to attend the 1998 Symposium on
Chinese Herbal Medicine, which is being co-organized by the University of
Chicago and the China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine. This
symposium will be held at the University of Chicago on September 16-18, 1998.

The need of healthcare reform worldwide calls for a better understanding
of alternative medical practice, including Chinese herbal medicine. We look
forward to having you join us at this special forum for scientists and
researchers to present new findings and exchange ideas.

Please find the program and registration form below.

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SCHM'98 - 1998 Symposium on Chinese Herbal Medicine

September 16-18, 1998

University of Chicago
924 E. 57th Street
Room 109, Biological Science Learning Center
Chicago, IL 60637
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Wednesday, September 16, 1998
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8:30-9:30 Registration

9:30-10:30 Session I: Science and Herbal Medicine

Introduction and Opening Remarks

1. Shu-Ting Fang
President, China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine

2. Robert N. Beck
Department of Radiology and The Center for Imaging Science
University of Chicago/Argonne National Laboratory

"Herbal Medicine: From Art to Science"

3. Shutsung Liao
Ben May Institute for Cancer Research
University of Chicago

"To Put Science into Herbal Medicine"

10:30-10:45 Coffee Break

10:45-12:15 Session I: Science and Herbal Medicine

1. Zu-Guang Ye
Department of Pharmacology
Institute of Chinese Materia Medica
China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine

"Safety-Related Events of Chinese Medicinal Plants in Overseas"

2. Malcolm Cooper
Department of Radiology and PET Center
University of Chicago

"Quantitative Methodology for Evaluating Compound Effectiveness"

12:15-13:15 Lunch Break

Lunch Presentation (Coference Room, Crerar Library)

Gang-Hong Yang
Sichuan Yangtain Medicine Industry Co.

"Development and Research of Natural Herbal Medicine in Sichuan"

13:15 - 14:00 Session I: Science and Herbal Medicine

3. Harry H.S. Fong
Program for Collaborative Research in the Pharmaceutical Sciences, and PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for Traditional Medicine College of Pharmacy University of Illinois at Chicago

"Botanicals in Health and Disease - Research and
Regulatory Aspects in the United States"

14:00-14:30 Session II: Herbs and Heart/Blood

1. Z.X. Qu, C.S. Yuan, M.A. Jensen, J.A. Wu, X. Tang, and B.G.W. Arnoson
Department of Neurology,
Committee on Clinical Pharmacology, and
Department of Anesthesia & Critical Care
University of Chicago

"Effect of Interferon b-1B and Ercon on Concanavalin A-Induced Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cell (PBMC) Proliferative Responses and Non-Specific Suppressor Function in Multiple Sclerosis"

14:30-14:45 Coffee Break

14:45-16:45 Session II: Herbs and Heart/Blood

2. Qin Wang
Technical Center, Nanjing Jinling Pharmaceutical (Group) Co.
"On Research of Mailuoning Oral Liquid - A Natural Health Product for Prevention and Care of Thrombotic Disease"

3. Changqing Li, Zuohui Shao, Lance B. Becker, Terry L. Vanden Hoek, Paul T. Schumacker, Anoja S. Attele, Ji An Wu, and Chun-Su Yuan
Departments of Medicine and Anesthesia & Critical Care
University of Chicago

"Scutellaria Baicalensis Attenuates Mirochondrial Oxident Generation in Cardiomyocytes"

4. Zuohui Shao, Changqing Li, Terry L. Vanden Hoek, Lance B. Becker, Paul T. Schumacker, Ji An Wu, Anoja S. Attele, and Chun-Su Yuan
Departments of Medicine and Anesthesia & Critical Care
University of Chicago

"Effects of Scutellaria Baicalensis on Reactive Oxygen Species and Injury during Cardiomyocyte Ischemia"

5. De-Xin Zhong, Yaming Xu, and Steve Lee
Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica
Chinese Academy of Sciences, and
Technical Sourcing International, Inc.

"Salts of Diterpone Acids from Andrographis paniculata"

16:45-17:15 Discussion on Herbs and Heart/Blood

18:00-20:00 Symposium Dinner

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Thursday, September 17, 1998
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9:00-10:00 Session III: Clinical Studies

1. Xia-Zhen Wei
Xian Medical University

"An Effective Method to Treat Menopausal Syndrome - Activating the Pituitary Gland - Liver Axis" Medicine"

2. Shu-Yuan Zhang, Jin-Sheng Huang, and Zhao-Yiang Liu
General Hospital of Chinese People's Armed Police Forces

"Preliminary Study on the Action of Bai Dian Feng (Leukodema) Decoction"

3. Yun-Hai Chen, Shao-Hua Sun, Jun-Yao CHen, and Jing-Ming Chen
Medical Research Institute
Mingzhu Pharmaceuticals Co.

"Negative Turnover of HBsAg of Hepatitis B by Treatment Using Ganbishu Yin"

10:00-10:45 Session IV: Herbs and Cancer

1. J. M. Pezzuto and Harry H. S. Fong
Program for Collaborative Research in the Pharmaceutical Sciences, and PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for Traditional Medicine
College of Pharmacy
University of Illinois at Chicago

"Collaborative Search for Natural Product - Cancer Chemopreventive Agent"

10:45-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-12:00 Session IV: Herbs and Cancer

2. Keith I. Block
Institute for Integrative Cancer Care and the Block Medical Center, and University of Illinois School of Medicine

"Integrative Cancer Care: Combining the Best of East and West - One Physician's Clinical Approach to Integrating Nutrition, Exercise, Stress Management, and Herbal Pharmacology with Conventional Medicine"

12:00-12:30 Discussion on Herbs and Cancer/Clinical Studies

12:30-13:30 Lunch Break

13:30-15:00 Session V: Herbs and Brain

1. Jun-Tian Zhang, Xue-Ying Jiang, Wen-Zhen Duan, Shao-Lin Liu, and Ming-Rui Zhao
Institute of Materia Medica
Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, and
Peking Union Medical College

"Study on the Nootropic Mechanism of (-) Clausenamide and Comparison of the Pharmacological Effects of (-) and (+) Clausenamide"

2. Chun-Su Yuan, Anoja S. Attele, Ji An Wu, and Dong Liu
Committee on Clinical Pharmacology, and
Department of Anesthesia & Critical Care
The University of Chicago

"Effects of American Ginseng on Brainstem Neuronal Activity"

15:00-15:15 Coffee Break

15:15-16:30 Session V: Herbs and Brain

3. Fu-Long Liao
Department of Pharmacology
Institute of Chinese Materia Medica
China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine

"Hemorheological Changes in Senile Cerebrovascular
Conditions and its Intervention by Chinese Herbal

16:30-17:00 Discussion on Herbs and Brain/Clinical Studies

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Friday, September 18, 1998
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9:00-10:00 Session VI: Study of Herbs

1. Su-Zhai Zhang
Beijing Traditional Chinese Medicine University

"Research and Application of Chingkailing Oral Liquid"

2. Dong Yang
Zhonghui Pharmaceutical Co.
China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine

"Research of Tong Feng Ding Capsule"

3. Ming-Da Huang
China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine

"Development and Research of Sporoderma - Broken Pollen of Ganoderma Lucidum"

10:00 - 10:30 Session VII: Future and New Directions

1. Jurgen Hannig, G. Abramov, and Raphael C. Lee
Electrical Trauma Research Program, Department of Surgery
University of Chicago

"Therapeutic Effect of Vitamin C on Electroporation Mediated Muscle Injury in vivo"

10:30-10:45 Coffee Break

10:45-11:30 Session VII: Future and New Directions

2. Ning-Sun Yang and Lie-Fen Shyur
Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Wisconsin, and
Academia Sinica (Taipei)

"An Alternative View of Experimental Research into Chinese Herbal Medicine: The Need for Generating Systematic and Novel Assay Systems for Evaluating Efficacy of Biochemically-Defined Herbal Plant Extracts"

11:30-12:00 Discussion on Future and New Directions

REGISTRATION FORM

1998 Symposium on Chinese Herbal Medicine
The University of Chicago September 16 - 18, 1998
Tel: (773) 702-3226; (773) 702-2183, Ruthie; (773) 702-6272, Cindy;
Fax: (773) 702-5986, (773) 702-0371
E-mail: schm98@groups.uchicago.edu

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______Pre-Registration: $225 (with Proceedings)

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______Symposium Dinner on September 16, 1998: $35 per person

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