Navigation Links
New York Stem Cell Foundation announces third annual Translational Stem Cell Research Conference
Date:8/21/2008

NEW YORK, NY (August 21, 2008) The leading figures in stem cell science will present the latest and most exciting breakthroughs in this revolutionary field of research at The New York Stem Cell Foundation's (NYSCF) third annual Translational Stem Cell Research Conference, October 14-15 at The Rockefeller University in Manhattan. The conference will focus on the dramatic advancements researchers are making in developing a better understanding of the major diseases of our time -- including diabetes, heart disease and cancer -- and how that knowledge will help them develop more effective treatments and, ultimately, cures.

Co-chaired by Douglas A. Melton, PhD, co-director of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI), and Paul Nurse, PhD, president of The Rockefeller University, this year's NYSCF Translational Stem Cell Research Conference will feature two days of panels and presentations geared to both scientific and lay audiences. Drs. Melton and Nurse are both founding members of NYSCF's Medical Advisory Board.

"We are excited to provide this forum for the very best minds in the world of regenerative medicine to report their latest findings and exchange ideas," said Susan L. Solomon, NYSCF CEO. "It is equally important to provide a lay audience with a clear understanding of what we are learning from stem cell science, and how it is bringing us ever closer to clinical applications. Their support remains critical in advancing this pathfinding science."

The conference begins on Tuesday, October 14 with a day of panels designed to be of interest to a broad audience. The first panel, "Road to the Clinic: From Lab to Therapy," will be chaired and moderated by Harvard University Stem Cell Institute Director of Translational Medicine and NYSCF Scientific Advisor Lee Rubin, PhD, and will explore the process of taking research "from the lab bench to the bedside." Kevin Eggan, PhD, HSCI Principal Investigator and NYSCF Chief Scientific Officer, will chair and moderate "Conference Preview: Research Highlights for a Lay Audience," which will preview the research to be presented and its broader significance. WNYC Radio Host Leonard Lopate will moderate "The Political Landscape: What's in Store?" a discussion exploring the ongoing public policy debate surrounding stem cell research.

The second day of the conference will begin with opening remarks by NYSCF CEO Susan L. Solomon and welcoming remarks by Dr. Melton. Panels will explore disease-specific stem cell research in the areas of diabetes (chaired by Robin Goland, MD, Co-Director, Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center), cancer and blood disease(chaired by Ihor Lemischka, PhD, Director, Black Family Stem Cell Institute), repairing heart and muscles (chaired by John D. Gearhart, PhD, Director, University of Pennsylvania Institute for Regenerative Medicine), and neurodegeneration/spinal cord injury (chaired by Gerald Fischbach, MD, Scientific Director, The Simons Foundation). The final panel will focus on the latest research efforts in the area of derivation and characterization of new pluripotent stem cell lines (chaired by Shahin Rafii, MD, Director, Ansary Center for Stem Cell Therapeutics, Weill Cornell Medical College).

Speakers will include: Harry Heimberg, MD, PhD, Investigator, University of Brussels; Christopher Henderson, PhD, Co-Director, Motor Neuron Center at Columbia University; Michael A. Rudnicki, PhD, FRSC, Director, Sprott Centre for Stem Cell Research, Ottawa Health Research Institute; Tom Okarma, MD, PhD, President and CEO, Geron Corp.; Amy Wagers, PhD, Assistant Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard University and HSCI; and Owen N. Witte, MD, Director, Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research, UCLA.

George Daley, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at Children's Hospital Boston, Associate Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Harvard Medical School and HSCI Principal Faculty member, will deliver the keynote speech, "Disease Modeling with Pluripotent Stem Cells."

The closing reception will feature posters by NYSCF's Druckenmiller research fellows.

A full conference agenda and registration information can be found at: http://www.nyscf.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=194&Itemid=82

Registration is complimentary for accredited members of the media.

"The New York Stem Cell Foundation conference has, in just three years, become an essential gathering for the top figures in our field, solidifying New York's place as a center for stem cell science," said Dr. Eggan. "In addition to directly funding innovative research, NYSCF is playing a leading role in fostering collaboration between researchers, which is essential to the advancement of this work."


'/>"/>

Contact: Adam Pockriss
apockriss@rubenstein.com
212-843-8286
New York Stem Cell Foundation
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. Balzan Foundation announces 2007 winners
2. Keck Foundation funds study of biological interactions with nanomaterials
3. Yu receives research funding from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation
4. PETA awards $120,000 to Duluth Foundation for advancing non-animal tests
5. Simons Foundation awards Emory scientists $3M for autism gene research
6. Arizona State University launches biofuel initiative with BP and Science Foundation Arizona
7. Life-saving clean water project secures $13M from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
8. Galapagos and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics announce drug discovery collaboration
9. CONRAD receives $28.5M Gates Foundation grant for HIV prevention research
10. Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awards prestigious fellowships to 17 top young investigators
11. Harold Mooney and Peter Raven, winners of the BBVA Foundation Award for Conservation Biology
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/8/2016)... , March 8, 2016   Valencell , ... today announced it has secured $11M in Series ... Tech, a new venture fund being launched by ... participation from existing investors TDF Ventures and WSJ ... to continue its triple-digit growth and accelerate its ...
(Date:3/3/2016)... March 3, 2016  2016FLEX, organized by FlexTech, ... highlighting advancements in flexible, hybrid and printed electronics. ... attendance - have gathered for short courses, technical ... of electronics. The Flex Conference celebrates its 15 ... companies, R&D organizations, and universities contributing to the ...
(Date:3/2/2016)... http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/wzwqtz/global_biometrics ... "Global Biometrics Market in Hospitality Sector 2016-2020" ... , , Global biometrics market in the ... of around 27%   --> ... addition of the  "Global Biometrics Market in ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:5/3/2016)... , May 3, 2016 ... Chip (Genomics, Drug Discovery, Gene Expression) Lab-on-a-chip ... user (Academics Institutes, Diagnostics Centers), Fabrication Technology ... by MarketsandMarkets, the market is expected to ... USD 7.63 Billion in 2015, growing at ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... 03, 2016 , ... In a list published by the Boston Business Journal, ... private companies; a small percentage of the state's 615,000+ small businesses. The list examined ... in revenue from 2012 to 2015. , As this award comes on ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... , ... May 03, 2016 , ... ... the addition of Dr. Nancy Gillett to its Board of Directors. Dr. Gillett ... served as Corporate Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer. A board-certified veterinary ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... 03, 2016 , ... Wearable Tech + Digital Health ... take place on June 7-8, 2016, at the New York Academy of Sciences.  , ... -- including AR/VR, machine learning, apps, robotics and AI -- throughout a major health ...
Breaking Biology Technology: