For release: Tuesday, April 1, 2008
What: "Challenges and Promise of Cell-Based Therapies" is a one-day symposium to explore promising research in regenerative medicine using stem cells. The opening plenary session will feature an overview of hematopoietic stem cell therapy. This will be followed by four plenary sessions that will highlight cell-based therapies for the treatment of neurological, cardiac, musculoskeletal, and metabolic diseases and disorders. It will close with a presentation on induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and the issues that need to be addressed to enable their potential use in cell-based therapies.
Why: The purpose of the symposium is to determine productive new directions for research in regenerative medicine and to help NIH prioritize research with the greatest potential for clinical benefit.
Who: Speakers include:
When: Tuesday, May 6, 2008, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Natcher Conference Center, NIH Campus
Press Registration: For a registration form please send your name and email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 866-710-0135 and leave your name and phone number. To be admitted into the symposium, you will need to show your press ID (or credentials) at the registration desk to receive a name badge.
More Information: http://stemcells.nih.gov
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Last Modified August 7, 2009