NEWS | October 4, 2018

Stem cell research and updates event on Oct. 10

UC Davis Health, state stem cell agency CIRM hosting free forum about regenerative medicine

(SACRAMENTO)

The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) and UC Davis Health are hosting a free patient-advocate event on Wednesday, Oct. 10, to highlight the latest in stem cell therapies and research. The event is open to the public and will be held in the MIND Institute auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento.

The Sacramento-based UC Davis Institute of Regenerative Cures is co-hosting a stem cell awareness event with the state's stem cell agency, CIRM. The Sacramento-based UC Davis Institute of Regenerative Cures is co-hosting a stem cell awareness event with the state's stem cell agency, CIRM.

Stem cell research is now providing hope and potentially life-changing treatments to patients facing a wide array of diseases and disorders. Learn about the exciting progress being made and what it could mean for patients and families everywhere.

The event is designed to encourage questions and discussion, and it concludes with a coffee session featuring the scientists.

9:00 a.m.
Welcome: Jan Nolta, Ph.D., UC Davis Stem Cell Program
9:05 a.m.
Kevin McCormack, Sr. Director of Public Communications & Patient Advocate Outreach, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)
9:15 a.m.
From idea to clinic 1: Mark Lee, M.D., Orthopedics
9:30 a.m.
From idea to clinic 2: Peter Belafsky, M.D., Otolaryngology
9:45 a.m.
What’s happening right now: Mehrdad Abedi, M.D., Oncology; CIRM Alpha Stem Cell Clinic
10:00 a.m.
From idea to clinic 3: Aijun Wang, Ph.D., Surgery
10:15 a.m.
From idea to clinic 4: Kyle Fink, Ph.D., Neurology
10:30 a.m.
What’s next: James Kovach, M.D., JD, and Mark Romney, Office of Entrepreneurship and Industry Alliances
10:45 a.m.
Q & A and coffee with the scientists
11:45 a.m.
Next steps: Kevin McCormack

 

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