Asia Society Hong Kong Thanksgiving Virtual Gala

This October 2020, Asia Society Hong Kong (ASHK) will celebrate its 30th anniversary.  We will hold a virtual Thanksgiving Gala on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. ASHK will take this momentous occasion to honor 12 visionaries who have been instrumental in the establishment of Asia Society in Hong Kong. We are delighted to honor Sir Q.W. Lee, Robert B. Oxnam, Jack Tang, Hong Kong Jockey Club, Robert and Chantal Miller, Mochtar Riady, Burton Levin, Nicholas Platt, Tung Chee-hwa, Chien Lee, Mary Lee Turner, and John S. Wadsworth Jr.

To show our appreciation at this time of giving, we will showcase ASHK’s diverse contribution to the city: Fireside chats with inspiring leaders of Hong Kong (12 highly respected honorees), in-depth and timely political discussion on the future of the Sino-American relationship under the new U.S. administration, and some special music performances. To conclude

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Bill to allow virtual government meetings headed to Whitmer for signature

LANSING, MI – Guidance on public and virtual meetings could be headed to local governments across the state after the passage of a bill in the legislature.

In the wake of the Michigan Supreme Court striking down Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive orders last week, a handful of local entities quickly nixed public meetings scheduled to be held via Zoom. Whitmer’s executive orders allowed public bodies to hold electronic meetings since March. Remotely held meetings of public bodies could otherwise violate the Open Meetings Act.

Senate Bill 1108, sponsored by state Sen. Lana Theis, R-Brighton, would permit virtual public meetings as long as the local government declares a state of emergency. It passed 85-16 during House a session Tuesday, Oct. 13.

It passed 36-1 in the Senate later Tuesday night. The bill now heads to Whitmer’s desk for final consideration.

The legislation would allow for virtual meetings by local governments until

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SEngine Precision Medicine to Present at Society of Functional Precision Medicine Virtual …

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SEATTLE, Oct. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SEnginePrecision Medicine, a precision oncology company revolutionizing cancer diagnostics and drug discovery by pre-testing drugs on patient-derived tumor organoids, today announced that Chief Medical Officer Astrid L. Margossian, MD, PhD, will present at the Society for Functional Precision Medicine (SFPM) Virtual Monthly Seminar on October 14th at 11:30 am ET.

Dr. Margossian is leading SEngine’s clinical validation initiatives for the PARIS® Test, a CLIA certified cancer organoid based drug sensitivity test for all solid tumors. The presentation is entitled, “Predictive Clinical Value of a CLIA-Approved Organoid Based Drug Sensitivity Test,” and will highlight the data on the PARIS® Test, recently presented at the ASCO 2020 and ACCR 2020 annual meetings, inclusive of organoids sensitivity results, showing clinical correlation with genomics and previous

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Castle Biosciences Presents Data at the 2020 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) Virtual Annual Meeting


Castle Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSTL), a skin cancer diagnostics company providing personalized genomic information to improve cancer treatment decisions, today announced that its data were featured in two oral presentations during the 2020 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) Virtual Annual Meeting, Oct. 9-11, 2020.


DecisionDx®-Melanoma: Skin Cancer and Reconstruction Session; Friday, October 9, 2020


“Cutaneous Melanoma Prognostic Model Combining 31-gene Expression Profile and Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy” was presented by Aaron Farberg, M.D., Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas.


DecisionDx-Melanoma is a gene expression profile test that uses an individual patient’s tumor biology to predict individual risk of cutaneous melanoma metastasis or recurrence, as well as sentinel lymph node positivity, independent of traditional staging factors.


“As most sentinel lymph node biopsies are negative, there is a need to identify which melanoma patients can forgo sentinel lymph node biopsy (SNLB),” said Dr.

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Tricida Announces Twelve Data Presentations on Veverimer and Metabolic Acidosis to be Given at the Virtual American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2020

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tricida, Inc. (Nasdaq: TCDA), a pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of its investigational drug candidate, veverimer (TRC101), a non-absorbed, orally-administered polymer designed to treat metabolic acidosis in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), announced today that it has authored or sponsored 12 presentations at the upcoming American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Kidney Week 2020 being held virtually October 22-25, 2020. Data to be presented at multiple sessions at the meeting will expand the breadth of information about the implications of metabolic acidosis and CKD. All Tricida presentations will be available on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 10:00am ET. Session and presentation titles are listed below:

Session Title: CKD Risk Factors: Diet, Environment, Lifestyle

Title:

Relationship Between Metabolic Acidosis and Chronic Kidney Disease Progression is Evident Across United States Racial and Ethnic Groups

Author:

N. Tangri et al.

ePoster #:

PO0468

 

 

Title:

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Allergan Aesthetics To Present Data From 4 Abstracts At The 2020 American Society For Dermatologic Surgery Virtual Meeting

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Allergan Aesthetics, an AbbVie company (NYSE: ABBV), announced today that it will present 4 abstracts at the annual American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) virtual meeting from October 9-11, 2020.

The scheduled times (noted in local Eastern Standard Time) of the presentations, titles and authors are as follows.

Oral presentations include:

  • Patient Satisfaction Following Chin Augmentation With Hyaluronic Acid Fillers: A Pooled Analysis
  • Authors: Joely Kaufman, Patricia Ogilvie, Kenneth Beer, Alexander Rivkin, Sarah Baradaran, Andrew Schumacher
  • Presenter: Joely Kaufman, MD
  • Saturday, October 10th, 11:27 a.m.
  • Treatment of Upper Facial Lines With OnabotulinumtoxinA Results in Long-Lasting Efficacy and Patient Satisfaction
    • Authors: Joel L. Cohen, Koenraad De Boulle, Steven Fagien, Jean Carruthers, Sue Ellen Cox, Patricia Ogilvie, Julie Garcia, Sara Sangha
    • Presenter: Joel L. Cohen, MD
    • Sunday, October
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    Allergan Aesthetics To Present Data From 4 Abstracts At The 2020 American Society For Dermatologic Surgery Virtual Meeting | Nachricht

    IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ –Today, Allergan Aesthetics, an AbbVie company (NYSE: ABBV), announced today that it will present 4 abstracts at the annual American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) virtual meeting from October 9-11, 2020.

    The scheduled times (noted in local Eastern Standard Time) of the presentations, titles and authors are as follows.

    Oral presentations include:

    • Patient Satisfaction Following Chin Augmentation With Hyaluronic Acid Fillers: A Pooled Analysis
    • Authors: Joely Kaufman, Patricia Ogilvie, Kenneth Beer, Alexander Rivkin, Sarah Baradaran, Andrew Schumacher
    • Presenter: Joely Kaufman, MD
    • Saturday, October 10th, 11:27 a.m.
  • Treatment of Upper Facial Lines With OnabotulinumtoxinA Results in Long-Lasting Efficacy and Patient Satisfaction
    • Authors: Joel L. Cohen, Koenraad De Boulle, Steven Fagien, Jean Carruthers, Sue Ellen Cox, Patricia Ogilvie, Julie Garcia, Sara Sangha
    • Presenter: Joel L. Cohen, MD
    • Sunday, October 11
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    Schaumburg Twp. Historical Society’s Historic Bus Tour makes virtual stop

    The third annual Historic Bus Tour, sponsored by the Schaumburg Township Historical Society, went virtual in September.

    “Did You Know?” is a video collection of seven important sites that features architectural and historic treasures in Schaumburg Township.

            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            

     

    View highlights of the Schweikher House and Studio, Sunderlage House, Merkle Cabin, Volkening Heritage Farm, Old St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Schaumburg Center Schoolhouse, and Heritage Park.

    This entertaining and educational tour includes a midcentury modern home, similar to Frank Lloyd Wright-style, listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, plus a two-story historic home, schoolhouse, log cabin, an authentic farmhouse kitchen and more. Discover a new park that celebrates the past.

    Go to www.schaumburgtownship.org to start the virtual tour.

    For information about the Schaumburg Township Historical Society, and to find an additional Schaumburg Township Illinois Bicentennial self-guided tour and map, visit www.s-t-h-s.org.

            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            
            

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    Utah Huntington’s Disease Society to hold virtual Team Hope Walk | Local News

    The Utah chapter of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America will be hosting its annual Team Hope Walk with a twist this year.

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the organization is transitioning into a virtual format, welcoming people to walk wherever they would prefer for the fundraising event on Oct. 17.

    According to the HDSA website, Huntington’s disease is a fatal genetic disorder causing the breakdown of cells in the brain as well as the deterioration of a person’s physical and mental abilities. There are currently 41,000 symptomatic Americans with more than 200,000 at risk of inheriting the disease.

    For Morgan Pratt, the Utah chapter president, Huntington’s disease is something she has been dealing with throughout her life. Pratt’s mother passed away due to complications from the disease and Pratt was then diagnosed with it about two years ago at the age of 23.

    “We are on the cusp of

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    Virtual meetings of local government bodies in jeopardy after Supreme Court ruling

    Local governments across Michigan are in limbo following a state Supreme Court ruling, uncertain whether they’ll be able to keep holding public meetings virtually.

    The court last Friday, Oct. 2, struck down Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s authority to continue Michigan’s state of emergency amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

    It’s the state of emergency that has empowered Whitmer to unilaterally issue orders like allowing public bodies to hold electronic meetings since March.

    After several months of livestreaming meetings using platforms like Zoom, elected officials around the state are now wondering if they’re going to be forced to return to in-person meetings.

    “Things got even more interesting in this incredibly strange year,” said Ann Arbor City Council Member Ali Ramlawi as the issue came up during a virtual council meeting Monday night.

    While the governor said Friday her orders remain in effect for 21 more days and the Michigan Municipal League has advised

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