Bernard Siegel, founder of the Summit and executive director of the Genetics Policy Institute, stated, "Stem cell research and regenerative medicine represent the future of medicine. The World Stem Cell Summit unites the global stem cell stakeholders and has a track record presenting breakthrough science, providing networking opportunities and fostering public awareness to advance this burgeoning field. We are very proud to stage our 8th Annual Summit in the epicenter of global philanthropy, Palm Beach County, Florida."
Dr. Joshua Hare, Director of the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute at the University of Miami Miller School, said, " Our Institute was established with the precise goal of unleashing the potential of stem cells through translational research, transdisciplinary collaboration and transformative medicine. The Summit is an extraordinarily prestigious event that will provide ISCI with a powerful platform to showcase our story to the entire world."
Dr. Camillo Ricordi, DRI scientific director, stated, "Diabetes currently affects more than 360 million people worldwide and it is predicted that within the next 18 years the toll will pass the 500 million mark. Stem cells are central to ongoing cure focused strategies at the DRI and at over 30 collaborating centers worldwide that comprise the DRI Federation and the Cure Alliance. The World Stem Cell Summit offers researchers and patients invaluable opportunities to learn, network and forge collaborations to reach our collective goals to accelerate therapies and find an ultimate cure for diabetes and other devastating disease conditions now afflicting humankind."
Kelly L. Smallridge, President and CEO of Palm Beach County's public/private economic development agency, the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB), remarked, "One of Palm Beach County's greatest economic development wins was the succ
|SOURCE Genetics Policy Institute|
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