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2nd Asia Forum on Genome Editing

Gangneung, Korea
November 1, 2018 – November 2, 2018
Golden Tulip Skybay Hotel

Dr. Morven McLean, Executive Director, chaired the session Advances in Genome Editing and Related Regulation with Recent GMO Safety Issues in the USA, EU, and Germany at the 2nd Asia Forum on Genome Editing held November 1-2 in Gangneung, South Korea. Launched in 2017, the Asia Forum is a unique platform for sharing ideas related to the management of potential risks resulting from genome editing technologies with a focus on Asian countries.

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Agenda

November 1, 2018

Registration and Opening Ceremony

Opening Remarks
Dr. Ho-Min Jang, Organizer of the Asia Forum

Review of the Last Asia Forum
Dr. Vibha Ahuja, Biotech Consortium India Limited

Keynote Speech
Dr. Jaeyean Kim, Gyeongsang National University

Session 1: Advances in Genome Editing and Related Regulation with Recent GMO Safety Issues in the USA, EU, and Germany

Chair:
Dr. Morven McLean, ILSI Research Foundation

Speaker - USA:
Mr. Ibrahim M. Shaqir, USDA APHIS Biotechnology Regulatory Services

Speaker - EU & Germany:
Mr. Jens Kahrmann, Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety, Department of Genetic Engineering

Session 2: Advances in Genome Editing and Related Regulation with Recent GMO Safety Issues in Malaysia and India

Chair:
Dr. Huy Ham Le, Institute of Agricultural Genetics

Speakers - Malaysia:
Mr. Raimi Rosmin, Department of Biosafety, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
Dr. Mohamad Faiz Foong Abdullah, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi Mara

Speakers - India:
Dr. Ponnuswami Balasubramanian, Center for Plant Molecular Biology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
Dr. Shaik Javeed Rahman, Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University
Dr. Vibha Ahuja, Biotech Consortium India Limited

Session 3: Advances in Genome Editing and Related Regulation with Recent GMO Safety Issues in Cambodia, the Philippines, and Vietnam

Chair:
Mr. Letchumanan Ramatha, MNRE (former Director)

Speaker - Cambodia:
Mr. Pisey Oum, Ministry of Environment

Speaker - The Philippines:
Ms. Julieta Fe. Estacio, National Committee on Biosafety of the Philippines

Speaker - Vietnam:
Dr. Huy Ham Le, Institute of Agricultural Genetics

Comprehensive Discussion
Chairs:
Dr. Homin Jang, Organizer of the Asia Forum
Dr. Heidi Mitchell, Plant Evaluation Section, Office of the Gene Technology Regulator, Australian Government Department of Health

Welcome Reception

November 2, 2018