About 2019 ALDH2 STAR

The 5th International ALDH2 STAR Research Symposium on Human disease and Public Health

ALDH2 deficiency is one of the most common human enzymopathies in the world, affecting 560 million East Asians or 8% of the world population. Taiwan ranks the highest in the world with 45-47% of its population being ALDH2 deficient. ALDH2 deficiency causes the well-known “Asian Alcohol Facial Flushing Syndrome” or “Alcohol Intolerance” due to the accumulation and sensitivity to acetaldehyde toxicity after alcohol consumption. Acetaldehyde derived from alcohol intake has been classified as Group 1 carcinogen by WHO (IARC) since 2007. ALDH2 deficiency is clearly one of the genetic risk factors for upper aerodigestive cancers and other cancers among drinkers. The deficiency is also associated with increased risk of a wide range of other human diseases. The 5th International ALDH2 STAR Research Symposium on Human Disease and Public Health aims to bring expertise from the international community to promote ALDH2 research collaboration and public awareness of ALDH2 deficiency. This symposium is an annual event organized by the International ALDH2 STAR Research Consortium initiated by Stanford University and Taiwan. We cordially invite your participation to this symposium hosted by Kaohsiung Medical University.

All Speakers

(In Alphabetical Order by First Name)
Dr. Ann Hsing

Dr. Ann Hsing

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Dr. Che-Hong Chen

Dr. Chee-Yin Chai

Dr. Chee-Yin Chai

Dr. Chung-Lieh Hung

Dr. Chung-Lieh Hung

Dr. Daria Mochly-Rosen

Dr. Daria Mochly-Rosen

Dr. Eric R. Gross

Dr. Eric R. Gross

Dr. Hiroshi Nakagawa

Dr. Hiroshi Nakagawa

Dr. Hung-Chi Cheng

Dr. Hung-Chi Cheng

Dr. Jennifer Tsai

Dr. Jennifer Tsai

Dr. Kenshiro Hirohashi

Dr. Kenshiro Hirohashi

Dr. Kuei-Jung NI

Dr. Kuei-Jung NI

Dr. Julio Cesar Batista Ferreira

Dr. Julio Cesar Batista Ferreira

Dr. Meng-Lun Hsieh

Dr. Meng-Lun Hsieh

Dr. Ming-Tsang Wu

Dr. Ming-Tsang Wu

Dr. Silvia Balbo

Dr. Silvia Balbo

Dr. Tetsumori Yamashima

Dr. Tetsumori Yamashima

Dr. Unenbat Gurbadam

Dr. Unenbat Gurbadam

Organizers and Sponsors

The Organizing Committee gratefully acknowledges the contribution for the following

Organizers

Stanford University
Stanford Medicine
高雄醫學大學
International ALDH2 STAR Research Consortium

Co-organizers

Taiwan Alcohol Intolerance Education Society
國立交通大學科技法律學院
環境醫學研究中心

Sponsers

Foresee Pharmaceuticals, Co., Ltd
科技部