Cells for New life



November, 2013

Cell Symposia: Using Stem Cells to Model and Treat Human Disease

While these efforts are still in their infancy, other stem cell populations are closer to the clinic, and some of them are moving through clinical trials. The overall goal of the Cell Symposia on Using Stem Cells to Model and Treat Human Disease is to bring these two areas of stem cell research together to accelerate progress in the field.

Abstract Submission Deadline – July 19, 2013 
Early Registration Deadline – August 30, 2013


- Model complex disease using stem cells; Alzheimer, schizophrenia, autism, blood disorders
- Model monogenic disease and genetic correction of stem cells; - Huntington, cardiac disease
- Screening stem cells
- Organogenesis/in vivo reprogramming
- Cell therapy/clinical trials; spinal cord injury, cord blood transplant, retinal disease

Keynote Speakers

George Q. Daley, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA
Sally Temple, Neural Stem Cell Institute, Rensselaer, USA

Confirmed Speakers

Nick Barker, A*STAR, Singapore
Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, Salk Institute, USA
Kevin Eggan, Harvard University, USA
Fred H. Gage, Salk Institute, USA
Eduardo Marbán, Cedars-Sinai, USA
Daniel R. Marshak, PerkinElmer
Christine Mummery, Leiden University Medical Centre, The Netherlands
Janet Rossant, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
Peter G. Schultz, Scripps Research Institute, USA
Deepak Srivastava, Gladstone Institute, USA
Lorenz Studer, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, USA
Alan Trounson, CIRM, USA
Nobuko Uchida, StemCells Inc., USA
Amy J. Wagers, Harvard University, Joslin Diabetes Center, USA
Leonard I. Zon, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA

Organizing Committee

Laurie Gay, Editor, Trends in Molecular Medicine
Christina Lilliehook, Senior Scientific Editor, Cell Stem Cell
Clive Svendsen, Director, Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute


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