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Asia Pacific Vascular Biology Organization Conference
Asia Pacific Vascular Biology Organization Conference

Dear Colleagues and Friends, 

On behalf of the Asia-Pacific Vascular Biology Organization (APVBO), we are delighted to welcome you to our first APVBO meeting in Guangzhou, China.

Vascular Biology is a vibrant discipline that is establishing itself as an important translational research platform across all fields of medicine. The goal of APVBO is to promote vascular biology research, advance practical application of new discoveries, and facilitate education and training in this discipline across the Asia-Pacific region.

This APVBO meeting brings together a diverse group of scientists, physicians and industry leaders from across the Asia-Pacific area, Europe and America. It is our hope that it will lay the foundation for new contacts and collaborations between the newly emerging and established labs and promote academia-industry contact that are vital to effective implementation of scientific advances.

Guangzhou is the third largest city on the southern coastline of China. Being a pioneer of the economic development in China and a neighbor of Hong Kong and Macau, Guangzhou serves as a commercial, scientific, educational and cultural center of Southern China. We hope that you will enjoy the great food, natural beauty, and the vibrant night life of this thriving metropolis.

We wish you a productive and enjoyable conference!

Sincerely, 


Xuri LiPhD
Yizhi LiuM.D., PhD
Napoleone FerraraM.D.
  • Distinguished Professor of Pathology
  • Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Senior Deputy Director for Basic Sciences
  • UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center
  • 3855 Health Sciences Dr, Room 3310, Mail Code 0819
  • La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
Michael SimonsM.D.
  • RW Berliner Professor of Medicine and Cell Biology
  • Yale University School of Medicine
  • New Haven, Connecticut CT06511, USA
Conference Program
Nov 18-19, 2017
State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology
Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center
Jinsui Road 7, Pearl river new city, Guangzhou, China

— Nov 18, 2017 —

Morning session 1:Vascular biology of atherosclerosis

Chairs: Napoleone Ferrara (UCSD) and Xuri Li (ZOC)

  • 8:20-8:30 AM, Yizhi Liu: Opening remark
    ZOC, SYSU, China

  • 8:30-8:50 AM, Ira Tabas: Defective Inflammation Resolution in Atherosclerosis: Mechanisms and Therapeutic Opportunities
    Columbia University, USA
  • 8:50-8:55 AM, Discussion

  • 8:55-9:15 AM, Martin A. Schwartz: Endothelial fluid shear stress responses in vascular remodeling and atherosclerosis
    Yale University School of Medicine, USA
  • 9:15-9:20 AM, Discussion

  • 9:20-9:35 AM, Pei-Yu Chen: TGFβ suppresses the multilineage potential of adult smooth muscle cells in aortic disease
    Yale University School of Medicine, USA
  • 9:35-9:40 AM, Discussion

  • 9:40-10:00 AM, Wang Min: Regulation of VEGFR2 signaling in pathological angiogenesis
    The First Affiliated Hospital, SYSU, China
  • 10:00-10:05 AM, Discussion

  • 10:05-10:17 AM, Hui Huang: lL 18 accelerated vascularcalcification in hypertensive patients
    Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, SYSU, China
  • 10:17-10:20 AM, Discussion
Coffee break 15 min
Morning session 2:Regulation of vascular permeability and ocular neovascularization

Chairs: Xiaoli Tian (Nanchang University), Zhongwei Cao (Sichuan University) and Michael Simons (Yale)

  • 10:35-10:55 AM, Dietmar Vestweber: Regulation of endothelial junctions during leukocyte diapedesis.
    Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine, Germany
  • 10:55-11:00 AM, Discussion

  • 11:00-11:20 AM, Christiana Ruhrberg: Vascular permeability regulation by VEGF isoforms
    University College London, UK
  • 11:20-11:25 AM, Discussion

  • 11:25-11:45 AM, Tatiana V Byzova: The role of innate immune cells in vascular patterning
    Cleveland Clinic, USA
  • 11:45-11:50 AM, Discussion

  • 11:50-12:10 PM, Martin Friedlander: Stemming vision loss with stem cells and a little help from VEGF, VHL and HIF
    The Scripps Research Institute, USA
  • 12:10-12:15 PM, Discussion

  • 12:15-12:25 PM, Yuqiang Wang: Novel therapy for diabetic retinopathy
    Jinan University, China
  • 12:25-12:30 PM, Discussion
Afternoon session 1:Vascular signaling

Chairs: Martin A. Schwartz (Yale), Tatiana V Byzova (Cleveland Clinic) and Yuqiang Wang (Jinan University)

  • 14:00-14:08 PM, Jia Li: Targeting VE-cadherin normalises endothelium in tumours and cerebral cavernous malformation lesions
    Centenary Institute, Australia
  • 14:08-14:10 PM, Discussion

  • 14:10-14:22 PM, Neil Lagali: Inflammation and angiogenesis in the cornea: insights from genome-wide analysis and anti-inflammatory therapies
    Linköping University, Sweden
  • 14:22-14:25 PM, Discussion

  • 14:25-14:45 PM, Xuri Li: Novel functions of VEGF-B in regulation the FGF pathway
    ZOC, SYSU, China
  • 14:45-14:50 PM, Discussion

  • 14:50-15:02 PM, Luyang Yu: SUMOylation negatively regulates angiogenesis by targeting endothelial NOTCH signaling
  • Zhejiang University, China
  • 15:02-15:05 PM, Discussion

  • 15:05-15:20 PM, Lasse Jensen: Zebrafish models for ocular neovascularization provide new opportunities for understanding vascular pathology related to eye disease
    Linköping University, Sweden
  • 15:20-15-25 PM, Discussion

  • 15:25-15:40 PM, Jing Li: Mechanosensitive calcium ion channel Piezo1 in vascular biology
    Traditional Chinese Medicine University Of Guangzhou, China
  • 15:40-15:45 PM, Discussion
Coffee break 15 min
Afternoon session 2:Frontiers of vascular biology

Chairs: Luayan Yu (China), Christiana Ruhrberg (UCL) and Jun Li (TCMUGZ)

  • 16:00-16:12 PM, Zhongwei Cao: Checkpoint Decisions Made by Subverted Vascular Niche Transform Indolent Tumor Cells into Chemoresistant Cancer Stem Cells
  • Sichuan University, China
  • 16:12-16:15 PM, Discussion

  • 16:15-16:40 PM, Karen Hirschi: Regulation of Endothelial Cell Fate
    Yale University School of Medicine, USA
  • 16:40-16:45 PM, Discussion

  • 16:45-16:57 PM, Feng Zhang: Lacteal junction zippering prevents diet-induced obesity
    Yale University School of Medicine, USA
  • 16:57-17:00 PM, Discussion

  • 17:00-17:25 PM, Kenneth Walsh: Clonal hematopoiesis and cardio-metabolic disease: New mechanisms, new therapeutic opportunities
    Boston University School of Medicine, USA
  • 17:25-17:30 PM, Discussion

  • 17:30-17:55 PM, Ralf H. Adams: Organ-specific specialization and functional heterogeneity of endothelial cells
    Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine, Germany
  • 17:55-18:00 PM, Discussion

— Nov 19, 2017 —

Morning session 1:Vascular Metabolism

Chairs: Ralf H. Adams (Max Planck Institute) and Holger Gerhardt (Max Delbruck Center)

  • 8:15-8:40 AM, Peter Carmeliet: Angiogenesis revisited: role and therapeutic implications of endothelial metabolism
  • VIB Center for Cancer Biology, Belgium
  • 8:40-8:45 AM, Discussion

  • 8:45-9:10 AM, Massimo M. Santoro: Redox Metabolism in Blood Vessels
    University of Turin, Italy
  • 9:10-9:15 AM, Discussion

  • 9:15-9:40 AM, Michael Potente: Metabolic regulation of endothelial growth and quiescence
    Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Germany
  • 9:40-9:45 AM, Discussion

  • 9:45-10:10 AM, Michael Simons: Metabolic control of vascular growth
    Yale University School of Medicine, USA
  • 10:10-10:15 AM, Discussion

  • 10:15-10:27 AM, Xiaoqiang Yao: Mechanosensitive TRP channels in Cardiovascular System
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  • 10:27-10:30 AM, Discussion
Coffee break 15 min
Morning session 2:Angiogenesis in metabolic diseases and development

Chairs: Karen Hirschi (Yale) and Zhonjun Zhou (Hong Kong)

  • 10:45-11:10 AM, Yihai Cao: Angiogenesis in cancer and metabolic disease
  • Karolinska Institute, Sweden
  • 11:10-11:15 AM, Discussion

  • 11:15-11:27 AM, Xiaoli Tian: AGGF1, a novel vascular protector
    Nanchang University, China
  • 11:27-11:30 AM, Discussion

  • 11:30-11:42 AM,Guang Wang: Ethanol exposure leads to disorder of blood vessel development in early chick embryo
  • Jinan University, China
  • 11:42-11:45 AM, Discussion

  • 11:45-12:10 PM,  Holger Gerhardt: Principles and regulation of endothelial dynamics in vascular patterning
  • Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association, Germany
  • 12:10-12:15 PM, Discussion
Afternoon session 1:Frontiers of translational research

Chairs: Yihai Cao (Karolinska Institute) and Kenneth Walsh (Boston University)

  • 13:45-14:00 PM, Hongye Sun: Global Genomic data platform empowering drug discovery and clinical research
  • WuXi NextCODE Genomics Inc, China
  • 14:00-14:05 PM, Discussion

  • 14:05-14:30 PM, Napoleone Ferrara: Crosstalk between Anti-Angiogenic Agents and Modulators of the Innate Immune System
    UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, USA
  • 14:30-14:35 PM, Discussion

  • 14:35-15:00 PM, Jan Kitajewski: Notch-mediated gene regulation regulates endothelial function
    University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
  • 15:00-15:05 PM, Discussion

  • 15:05-15:25 PM, Michael Yu: Translational research: How to develop a bio therapeutic product in China
    Innovent Biologics, Inc, China
  • 15:25-15:30 PM, Discussion

  • 15:30-15:42 PM, Feng Han: Targeting the P2RX7 pathway for neurovascular protection in septic encephalopathy
    Zhejiang University, China
  • 15:42-15:45 PM, Discussion
Coffee break 15 min
Afternoon session 2:Emerging vascular sciences

Chairs: Jan Kitajewski (University of Illinois at Chicago) and Michael Potente (Max Planck Institute)

  • 16:00-16:12 PM, Jincai Luo: VEGF receptor 2 regulates vascular homeostasis and inflammation via endothelial exocytosis
  • Peking University, China
  • 16:12-16:15 PM, Discussion

  • 16:15-16:35 PM, Zhongjun Zhou: MT1-MMP Suppresses Corneal Lymphangiogenesis
    The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  • 16:35-16:40 PM, Discussion

  • 16:40-16:52 PM, Bisen Ding: Editing of hematopoietic-vascular niche to stimulate organ regeneration and bypass fibrosis
    Sichuan University, China
  • 16:52-16:55 PM, Discussion

  • 16:55-17:07 PM, Huanjiao Jenny Zhou: Novel animal models and therapeutics for cerebral cavernous malformation
    Yale University School of Medicine, USA
  • 17:07-17:10 PM, Discussion

  • 17:10-17:30 PM, Yoshiaki Kubota: Cell-to-cell communication in retinal vascular development
    Keio University School of Medicine, Japan
  • 17:30-17:35 PM, Discussion

  • 17:35-17:55 PM, Raghu Kalluri: Functional Contribution of Vascular Heterogeneity in Organotropic Metastasis
    University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
  • 17:55-18:00 PM, Discussion
Confirmed Speakers(In alphabetical order)
Ralf H. AdamsPhD

Professor at the University of Muenster

Director Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine

Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine

Department of Tissue Morphogenesis

Roentgenstrasse 20, D-48149 Muenster, Germany

Tatiana V. ByzovaPhD

Staff

Robert Canova Chair in Angiogenesis Research Lerner Research Institute

9500 Euclid Avenue

Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA

Peter CarmelietM.D., PhD

Professor of Medicine

Department of Oncology

Laboratory of Angiogenesis and Vascular Metabolism

Vesalius Research Center (VRC)

VIB Center for Cancer Biology (CCB)

VIB-KU Leuven, Campus Gasthuisberg, O&N4

Herestraat 49-B912, B-3000, Leuven, Belgium

Yihai CaoM.D., PhD 

Professor, MTC, Karolinska Institute

171 77 Stockholm, Sweden

Napoleone FerraraM.D.

Distinguished Professor of Pathology

Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology

Senior Deputy Director for Basic Sciences

UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center

3855 Health Sciences Dr, Room 3310, Mail Code 0819

La Jolla, CA 92093, USA

Martin FriedlanderMD, Professor

Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

The Scripps Research Institute, USA

Holger GerhardtPhD, Professor

Integrative Vascular Biology Laboratory

Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine i n the Helmholtz Association (MDC)

Robert-Rossle-Strasse 10

13125 Berlin, Germany

Karen HirschiPhD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and of Genetics

Yale Cardiovascular Research Center

Yale University School of Medicine

300 George Street, New Haven, CT 06511, USA

Raghu KalluriM.D., PhD

Rebecca and Joseph Brown Endowed Chair

Chairman and Professor of the Department of Cancer Biology

Director of the Metastasis Research Center

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

1881 East Road, Unit Number: 1906

Houston, TX 77054, USA

Mukesh K. Jain M.D., Professor

Case Western Reserve University

Biomedical Research Bldg 432

10900 Euclid Ave

Cleveland, OH 44106-4958, USA

Jan KitajewskiPhD

Professor

Department Head, Physiology and Biophysics

President, North American Vascular Biology Organization

University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine

835 S Wolcott Ave, E-202, Chicago, IL 60612, USA

Yoshiaki KubotaPhD

Professor, Department of Anatomy

Keio University School of Medicine

35-Shinanomachi, Shinjuku-ku 

Tokyo 160-8582, Japan

Xuri LiPhD

Professor, Scientific Director

State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology

Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center

Sun Yat-Sen University

Guangzhou, Guangdong, P. R. China

Michael PotenteM.D.

Group leader and consultant cardiologist

Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research

Angiogenesis & Metabolism Laboratory

Ludwigstr. 43D-61231, Bad Nauheim, Germany

Christiana RuhrbergPhD

Professor of Neuronal and Vascular Biology

UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

University College London

11-43 Bath Street

London EC1V 9EL, UK

Massimo M. SantoroPhD

Full Professor, Cellular and Molecular Biology

Dept. of Molecular Biotechnology and Health Sciences

Molecular Biotechnology Center

University of Turin

Via Nizza, 52

10126 Torino

Italy

Martin A. SchwartzPhD

Robert W. Berliner Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Professor of Biomedical Engineering and of Cell Biology

Yale Cardiovascular Research Center, Yale School of Medicine

300 George Street, New Haven CT 06511, USA

Michael SimonsM.D., FACC, FAHA

Robert W. Berliner Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Professor of Cell Biology

Yale Cardiovascular Research Center

Department of Internal Medicine and Department of Cell Biology

Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut CT06511, USA

Ira Tabas M.D., PhD

Richard J. Stock Professor and Vice-Chair of Research 

Department of Medicine 

Professor of Pathology & Cell Biology (in Physiology and Cellular Biophysics) 

Columbia University Medical Center

630 West 168th Street 

New York, NY 10032, USA

Xiao-li Tian PhD

Dean, School of Life Science

Director, Human Aging Research Institute

Nanchang University

999 Xuefu Rd. Honggutan New District

Jiangxi Province 330034, China

Dietmar VestweberPhD

Professor of Cell Biology

Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine

Roentgenstr. 20

D-48149 Muenster, Germany

Kenneth WalshPhD

Aram V, Chobanian Distinguished Professor

Director, Whitaker Cardiovascular Insitute

Boston University School of Medicine

700 Albany St. W611, Boston, MA 02118, USA

Michael YuPhD

President, Innovent Biologics, Inc.

Suzhou, Jiangsu, P. R. China

Zhongjun ZhouPhD

Professor of Biochemistry

School of Biomedical Sciences

Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

The University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong, China

Guideline for Speakers

Please read all the information below to ensure that your presentation go smoothly. If you have any further questions, please contact the APVBO Office at apvbocontact@yahoo.com.

  • To ensure that your presentation go smoothly, we recommend that you to upload your presentation before Nov 17, 2017. Please bring your presentation in a USB memory stick to the Speaker Service Center (2F, Science Building, ZOC), where technicians will assist you for uploading and testing. Make sure to label your USB memory stick with your name and the session in which you will present.
  • If you choose to use your own computer for presentation, we strongly recommend that you bring your adaptor and computer and test them at the Speaker Service Center (2F, Science Building, ZOC) to be sure that everything is fine at least three hours prior to your talk.
  • Presentation files should be in Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt or .pptx).
  • Any changes of your presentation slides must be done at least three hours prior to your scheduled session by visiting the Speaker Service Center (2F, Science Building, ZOC).
  • Please make sure to scan USB memory stick for any virus infection before uploading your presentation files.
  • To facilitate easy movement between the sessions, the length of your talk should not exceed the allocated time.
  • If you are unable to make it or need to send a replacement speaker, please inform the APVBO Office at apvbocontact@yahoo.com as soon as you can. The replacement speaker must be approved by the Program Chair and conference management office.
  • Backup: Please have a backup copy of your presentation to be on the safe side.
Hotel/Reimbursement Information for Speakers
Hotel in Guangzhou
  • We will book rooms for you in Vaperse Hotel for November 17-19, 2017 (Nov. 17 check in and Nov. 20 check out) for the conference and will be responsible for the costs.
  • If you would like to stay for extra days in Vaperse Hotel, we will book it for you but you will be responsible for the costs. We have a special agreement with the hotel and enjoy promotion price for room booking, which means you will pay less for the extra days. With regard to payment, the hotel staff will present you the bill for extra days for you to pay when you check out.
Reimbursement

All the reimbursement will be arranged by our Financial Department after the conference.For reimbursement, please provide with us the following:

  • Detailed bank account information
  • Trip to Guangzhou: Original flight/train ticket, all the relevant original invoices (e.g. invoices for flights), boarding pass (hard copy or electric ones).
  • Return trip to your work place: Scanned files of your passport, visa page, round trip immigration stamps (may have 4 stamps on one’s passport for round trip), flight/train tickets, boarding pass, and all the other relevant invoices.
Poster Guideline

Please read the below guideline before preparing your poster.

  • Layout: Please prepare your poster in the following order: Abstract, Introduction, Method, Results and Conclusion.
  • Size: Your poster should be designed to a size of 80 cm width x 100 cm height.
  • Poster Printing: Posters should be printed with high resolution.
  • Onsite Information: Tapes will be provided to attach your poster to the display board.
  • Exhibition Time: Your poster can be displayed throughout the conference. You may want to be available at the poster location during the tea/coffee times as viewers may want to have a face-to-face communication with the presenter during these times.
  • Judging Criteria for Posters: Posters will be judged on originality, scientific merit, and quality of presentation.
  • Poster Tear-down: Poster must be removed at the close of the conference session. Remaining posters after 19:30 on Nov 19, 2017 will be discarded.
  • Travelling with Your Poster: Many airlines now that poster tubes be checked rather than brought as carry-on luggage. Please check with your airline prior to traveling.
  • Poster Withdraw:If you are unable to present your poster and wish to withdraw it, please notify the APVBO office by e-mail (apvbocontact@yahoo.com) before November 10, 2017.
Organizing Committee (In alphabetical order)
Ralf H. AdamsPhD

Professor at the University of Muenster

Director Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine

Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine

Department of Tissue Morphogenesis

Roentgenstrasse 20, D-48149 Muenster, Germany

Yihai CaoM.D., PhD 

Professor, MTC, Karolinska Institute

171 77 Stockholm, Sweden

Napoleone FerraraM.D.

Distinguished Professor of Pathology

Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology

Senior Deputy Director for Basic Sciences

UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center

3855 Health Sciences Dr, Room 3310, Mail Code 0819

La Jolla, CA 92093, USA

Karen HirschiPhD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and of Genetics

Yale Cardiovascular Research Center

Yale University School of Medicine

300 George Street, New Haven, CT 06511, USA

Jan KitajewskiPhD

Professor

Department Head, Physiology and Biophysics

President, North American Vascular Biology Organization

University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine

835 S Wolcott Ave, E-202, Chicago, IL 60612, USA

Xuri LiPhD

Professor, Scientific Director

State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology

Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-Sen University

Guangzhou, Guangdong, P. R. China

Yizhi LiuM.D., PhD

President/Professor, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center

Director, State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology

Sun Yat-Sen University

Guangzhou, Guangdong, P. R. China

Martin A. SchwartzPhD

Robert W. Berliner Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

Professor of Biomedical Engineering and of Cell Biology

Yale Cardiovascular Research Center, Yale School of Medicine

300 George Street, New Haven CT 06511, USA

Michael SimonsM.D., FACC, FAHA

Robert W. Berliner Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Professor of Cell Biology

Yale Cardiovascular Research Center

Department of Internal Medicine and Department of Cell Biology

Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut CT06511, USA

Kenneth WalshPhD

Aram V, Chobanian Distinguished Professor

Director, Whitaker Cardiovascular Insitute

Boston University School of Medicine

700 Albany St. W611, Boston, MA 02118, USA

APVBO Conference Registration November 17-20, 2017Guangzhou, China
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Cancellation or Alteration Policy

Any cancellation or alteration of your registration must be notified in writing to apvbocontact@yahoo.com and will be subject to the following conditions.

  • Until Nov. 10, 2017: refund of fee minus 25% administrative charge.
  • From Nov. 11, 2017: no refund.
  • All cancellations must be emailed to: apvbocontact@yahoo.com
  • Until Nov. 10, 2017: name change will be charged 60 USD.
  • From Nov. 11, 2017: no name changes will be accepted.
  • No-shows at the conference will be charged the full fee.
  • A fixed fee of 50 USD will be charged for the replacement of a lost badge.
  • Refunds will be processed after the conference.
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
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SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS Nov. 5, 2017
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HOTEL / LOCATION 

Conference location:

Auditorium, State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology (SKLO)
Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center (ZOC), Sun Yat-Sen University
Jinsui Road 7, Pearl River New City
Tianhe District-Zhujiang New Town, Guangzhou, 510623, China

The closest hotel to the new campus of SKLO/ZOC:

Vaperse Hotel Guangzhou
Jinsui Road 5, Pearl River New City
Tianhe District-Zhujiang New Town, Guangzhou, 510623, China
http://www.booking.com/hotel/cn/yan-zhou-wei-po-si-jiu-dian-guangzhou5.en-gb.html

The closest metro stations:

Metro lines 5 and 3: Zhujiang New Town station
Metro line APM: Women and Children’s Medical Center station
TRAVEL INFORMATION

One can get to Guangzhou via:

  • (1) Direct flights to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport by China Southern Airlines 
  • (2) Beijing 
  • (3) Hong Kong. See the below information. For further questions, please contact the APVBO office at apvbocontact@yahoo.com.

APVBO conference address

Conference venue: Academic hall, 2F, Science Building, Zhongshan Opthalmic Center, 7 Jinsui Road, Pearl River New City, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, P. R. China

Flight information

  1. Below is a list of direct flights to/from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport by China Southern Airlines. For more information, please visit:
    http://www.csair.com/en/index.shtml

    • North America: Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Toronto, Vancouver
    • Europe: Frankfurt, Paris London, Amsterdam, Rome
    • Asia: Bali, Bangkok, Busan, Chiang Mai, Cheongju, Delhi, Dubai, Dhaka, Hanoi Ho Chi Ming City, Jakarta, Kathmandu, Kuala Lumpur, Krabi, Langkawi, Manila Nha Trang, Novosibirsk, Osaka, Penang, Phnom, Phuket, Phu Quoc, Rangoon Sabah, Seoul, Siem Reap, Singapore, Taipei, Teheran, Tokyo
    • Africa: Nairobi
    • Oceania: Adelaide, Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney
  2. One could switch from Beijing to Guangzhou. There are frequent flights from Beijing to Guangzhou.
  3. One could switch from Hong Kong to Guangzhou. You can get to Guangzhou (GZ) from Hong Kong (HK) by flight, train or coach.

Travel from Hong Kong to Guangzhou

If you switch from Hong Kong to Guangzhou, you can get to Guangzhou (GZ) from Hong Kong (HK) by flight, coach, or by train. The more convenient way would be by Train.

  1. By Train (about 2 hours from HK to GZ)

    You might need to take a taxi or metro to Hung Hom Station. Below link will provide more detailed information on how to reach Guangzhou from Hung Hom Station (Kowloon).
    https://www.chinahighlights.com/china-trains/hung-hom-railway-station.htm

    • Train station name: 紅磡站 (九龍) Hung Hom Station (Kowloon)
    • Location: 1,500 feet (500 meters) northeast of the Hong Kong Science Museum and the History Museum, 800 yards (730 meters) east of Nathan Road.
    • Metro: Take the West Rail Line or East Rail Line to Hung Hom Station (紅磡站).
    • Taxi: About 40 minutes’ drive from Hong Kong International Airport to Hung Hom Station. The fare is about 250 HKD.
    • Intercity Bus: A21 – Airport (Ground Transport Center) to Hung Hum Station (takes about 70-80 minutes)

    For ticket booking and train schedule, please check the link below:
    https://www.travelchinaguide.com/china-trains/display.aspx?tp=9&fs=Hong+Kong+%5BHung+Hom%5D&ts=Guangzhou&depDate=07%2F19%2F2017

  2. By air plane (about 1 hour + additional time for custom check, boarding and landing)

    There are four flights from Hong Kong to Guangzhou. For more information, please check the link below:
    http://english.ctrip.com/flights/hong-kong-to-guangzhou/tickets-hkg-can/?flighttype=d&dcity=hkg&acity=can&relddate=129&relrdate=134&startdate=2017-11-16&returndate=2017-11-21&startday=thur&returnday=tue&relweek=18&searchboxArg=t

    Below is the flight info and timetable as of July 2017. Please check the website for any changes at the time of booking.

  3. By coach (about 4 hours from HK to GZ)

    Take the coach at the Coach Station, Terminal 2, Hong Kong International Airport. You need to clear customs in Huanggang or Shenzhen Bay. Below is the timetable. Make sure to get off at The Garden Hotel, Guangzhou, which is about 15 minutes to the conference site by taxi.

    Time (half an hour)Control Point (Port of entry)Your stopPrice ($HK)
    07:00Huanggang/Shenzhen BayThe Garden Hotel, Guangzhou$250
    22:45Huanggang/Shenzhen BayThe Garden Hotel, Guangzhou$250

    For more information, please click the link below: http://www.hongkongairport.com/CBT/Controller?locale=eng Your destination should be selected as -Guangzhou, like the clip below:

    Hotel close to the Hong Kong International Airport

    Hong Kong Regal Airport Hotel


    Hotels close to the conference site in Guangzhou

    Vaperse Hotel

    • Address: Vaperse Hotel, No.5 Jinsui Road, Pear River New City, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, Guangdong, P.R. China
    • Tel: +86-2038933888.
    • Website:http://www.vaperse.com

    Grand Hyatt Guangzhou

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Guangzhou Attractions

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Canton Tower

Opening hours: 9:30 - 22:30 (stop selling ticket at 22:00)
Entrance fee: over CNY 150

As the landmark of Guangzhou, the Canton Tower (Guangzhou Tower) lies in Haizhu District, at the south bank of the Pearl River, facing Haixinsha Island to the north. With a height of 1,968 feet (600 meters), it is the highest TV tower in China and the third highest in the world. The tower has been a must-see scenic spot in Guangzhou. From the top, visitors have a birds-eye view of the whole city. Inside the tower are wonderful entertainment items, romantic restaurants with delicious food and several fine lookout platforms for shooting photos, some of them holding many top world records.

The tower is also noted for its unique design. Mark Hemel, the designer, was inspired by the bones of the female hip joint, and then he created a slim waist in the middle of the tower just as a fair lady twists her waist while looking behind. At the thinnest part, the diameter is about 32 yards (30 meters). The tower has become a new city landmark and one of the Eight New Sights of Guangzhou. No matter visitors have a Pearl River cruise or just wander along its bank, they can see the majestic tower. Especially at night, the tower seems like a resplendent dress, ablaze with colorful lights.

Guangdong Museum

Opening hours: 9:00 – 17:00 (Ticketing Time: 8:50 – 16:00) *Closed on Monday (Except the public holidays in China)
Entrance fee: 5,000 free tickets a days

Guangdong Museum is a first-rate provincial museum in China, containing 166,000 items, including calligraphy, paintings, ceramics, woodcarvings, and gemstones. Covering an area of 721,182 square feet (67,000 square meters) in downtown Guangzhou, it looks like a jewel box from the outside with five floors above ground and one floor below. There are five permanent exhibitions in the museum: Guangdong History and Culture, Chaozhou Gilded Woodcarvings, Natural Resources, Ceramics, and Duan Inkstones.

White Cloud Mountain (Baiyun Mountain)

Opening hours: 6:00 -17:00
Entrance fee: CNY 5 per person
Recommended Time for a Visit: half a day

From ancient times, White Cloud Mountain has been one of the most famous spots of natural beauty in Guangzhou, and it's still known as the First Spectacular Scene of the city. Every time the sun shines after the rain, and through late spring, a wreath of airy clouds circles the mountains. This is how White Cloud Mountain has won its name, and its reputation as a marvelous spectacle of nature.

The total area of White Cloud Mountain is about 28 square kilometers (10 square miles), consisting of 30 peaks. Moxing Ridge (Star-Scraping Ridge), known as 'the first peak under the southern sky', is about 382 meters (417 yards) high. You can stand on the summit and look over the whole city and the beautiful Pearl River, the most famous river in Guangzhou. This area is an ideal place for people to relax. It has six areas that are popular among visitors. That is Bright Pearl Building Park, the San tailing Summit Park, the Bird Spring Valley Park (Mingchun Valley), the Santailing Park, the Luhu Park and the Fei'eling Park.

Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family (Chen Clan Academy)

Opening hours: 8:30 - 17:30 (ticketing ends at 17:00)
Entrance fee: CNY 10 per person
Recommended Time for a Visit: 45minutes

Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family is also called Chen Clan Academy or Chen's Lineage Hall which was a place in Guangzhou both for offering up sacrifices to ancestors and for study. Now it serves as Guangdong Museum of Folk Arts and Crafts to show the most characteristic Guangdong architecture. The Chen Clan Ancestral Temple in Guangzhou City, the Ancestors' Temple in Foshan City, the former Residence of Sun Yat-sen in Zhongshan City and the Opium War Memorial Hall in Dongguan City are regarded as the four major cultural tourist sites in Guangdong Province.

The most impressive attractions of the Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family are various superb carvings extolling nature. They are in the forms of wood, brick, pottery, stone, lime and things like that, of which wood carving especially fully demonstrates the great achievements of the art of carving in Guangdong Province. Stories of historical celebrities and scenes are also vividly represented in the temple.

Yuexiu Park

Opening hours: 6:00 – 22:00
Entrance fee: free

Yuexiu Park is the largest park in downtown Guangzhou. Covering an area of 860,000 square meters (212.5 acres), it is made up of three artificial lakes and seven hills of Yuexiu Mountain; hence the name. It is a perfect combination of cultural relics and ecological tourism, reputed for its pretty water and hills as well as cultural relics. The main places of interest include the stone sculpture of the Five Rams, Zhenhai Tower, the site of the Ming Dynasty City Wall, and Square Cannon Site.

Five-Ram Sculpture is one of the most famous structures in Guangzhou. It has become the emblem of the city. Legend has it that more than 2,000 years ago, the city was a barren land with people who despite hard work were suffering from famine. One day five immortals in five-color garments came riding on five rams, playing their legendary music. The rams held sheaves of rice in their mouths. The immortals left the sheaves of rice for the local people, gave blessings to the city and left. The rams turned into stone and the city became a rich and populous place. Guangzhou got the name of the City of Rams and the City of Ears.

Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King

Opening hours: 9:00 - 17:30 (stop selling ticket at 16:45)
Entrance fee: CNY 12 per person

Located on Jiefang Bei Road, Guangzhou, the Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King is the oldest and largest Han tomb with the most funerary objects in Lingnan (South of the Nanling Mountain) Area. As one of the 80 famous museums in the world, it covers 14,000 square meters (150, 699.6 square feet) with 10 exhibition halls.

The owner of the tomb is the second king, Zhao Mei of Nanyue State of the Western Han Dynasty (206 B.C.-24 A.D.). Hidden 20 meters (65.6 feet) underground, the tomb is made up of 750 huge stones with colorful murals. The over 1,000 pieces of cultural relics, bronze ware and terra cotta ware in particular, feature the Yue Culture of south China (Nanyue Culture). Highlighting the mausoleum is a silk-jade garment made up of 2,291 pieces of jade. Though jade garments with pieces connected by gold, silver, or copper are not uncommon, this garment with jade pieces connected by silk is the only one of its kind in the world.

Baomo Garden

Opening hours: 8:30 - 17:30 (ticketing ends at 17:00)
Entrance fee: CNY 54 per person

Baomo Garden is located in Zini Village, Panyu District of Guangzhou. More than just a garden, it covers an area of about 100,000 square meters (about 25 acres) and is a complex of encompassing culture, south China traditional architecture and south China garden arts. Baomo Garden was built in the late Qing Dynasty as an extension of the Temple of Lord Bao located to the east of the Garden.

Baomo Garden can be divided into many scenic areas and sites. At its front gate is a grand and exquisite white stone archway. Inside the garden, pottery sculptures, porcelain sculptures, brick sculptures, stone carvings, and wood carvings can be seen everywhere. The most amazing piece is the porcelain inverse relief “Qingming Festival by the Riverside”, which has been added to the Guinness Book of World Records. Another example of this type of work is the huge brick carving, Wall of Flowers and Birds. The bronze statue of Confucius is exhibited in the Treasure Pavilion on Litchi Island for visitors to worship.

Lotus Hill

Opening hours: 8:00 - 18:30
Entrance fee: CNY 54 per person

Lotus Hill, one of the famous hills of the Pearl River Delta, is located in the eastern outskirt of Panyu City, 20km from Guangzhou and 60 sea miles from Hong Kong. Covering an area of 2.54sq km, it is composed of 48 red sandstone low hills, the highest of which is 108m tall. It has the best preserved ancient quarry site, with a history of 2000 years in China. The lotus city itself was built during the Kangxi's reign of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). There is also the gold statute of the Goddess of Mercy, which is the biggest in the world. The statue was cast in 1994 with 120 tonnes of bronze and 180 taels of gold coating and measures 40.88m. The Lotus Hill Tourist Resort displays a combination of ancient ruggedness and modern delicacy. Do not miss it when in Guangzhou.

The quarry works from each of the past dynasties, dating back to the Western Han (206 BC - 24 AD), leave behind a legacy of countless majestic red sandstone cliffs, perilous peaks, stelae and winding stone forests and grottoes. Visitors should not miss the Swallow Rock (Yan Zi Yan), Eagle Cliff (Fei Ying Ya), Goddess of Mercy Rock (Guan Yin Yan), and the Lion Stone (Shi Zi Shi), as they formed the essential stone landscape of this ancient stone yard.

Nansha Tin Hau Palace (Nansha Mazu Temple)

Opening hours:8:30 - 18:00
Entrance fee: CNY 20 per person

Facing the Lingdingyang (Lingding Ocean), the mouth of the Pearl River, Nansha Tin Hau Palace is a Mazu temple on the southeastern slope of the Dajiao Mountain in Guangzhou City and covers about 100 hectares (247.1 acres). It is the largest palace compound of its category in the world. It is reputed as the 'First Tin Hau Palace under Heaven' and the biggest Mazu Temple in southeastern Asia.

When you arrive there, you will first reach the Tin Hau Square which covers an area of 1.5 hectares (about 3.7 acres). At the center of the square stands a huge statue of the Goddess. The statue faces the Lingdingyang and is about 14.5 meters (about 47.6 feet) high, made of 365 pieces of granite. It symbolizes that Mazu could bless fishermen and bring favorable weather for the whole year. Behind the square is the memorial archway, on which the name of the palace is written over the top, and some inscriptions written on both sides. Once you have gone through it, you will come to the main gate where honored the statues of two legendary immortals, Clairvoyance (thousand-mile eye) and clairaudience (wind-accompanying ear).

For more information about Guangzhou attractions, please check the link below. And also, you can tailor your trip in this website. They offer both tour design and English-speaking tour guide service, but please contact them a week in advance to ensure that no risk at all.
http://www.travelchinaguide.com/attraction/guangdong/guangzhou/

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