The much-awaited 10th Word Stem Cell Summit (WSCS14) on December 3-5, 2014 is adding another day of unique learning opportunities through “The Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Public Education Day,” which will be held on Tuesday, December 2, thanks to a recent partnership with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. The pre-summit event will be absolutely free and is open to the public. It will be held at the Holly Auditorium on The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio campus, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78229.
UTHSCSA has invited prominent health professionals, researchers, and advocate spokespersons to speak at scheduled workshops, specially designed for the general public. Attendees will have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to sit in engaging lectures and presentations on the latest scientific discoveries, participate in hands-on laboratory activities, learn how stem cell updates are reshaping today’s healthcare, and how to take advantage of these new technologies while avoiding unapproved, potentially harmful stem cell treatments. Speakers will also tackle disease-specific applications of stem cell therapy, such as in cancer, diabetes, wound care, and progressively degenerative diseases.
At 9:00 a.m., Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D. is scheduled to give a Special Public Lecture, followed by a series of paneled discussions and exhibits beginning 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
“The World Stem Cell Summit is pleased to incorporate a day of public events for the community to learn more about this emerging field, which is the future of medicine,” said Bernard Siegel, Executive Director of Genetics Policy Institute (GPI) and co-chair of the World Stem Cell Summit. “After more than 10 years of stem cell advocacy, we continue to build awareness about stem cell research and the extraordinary potential applications to treat disease and injury.”
Dr. Elaine Fuchs is a professor at Rockefeller University and a member of the Institute of Medicine and National Academy of Sciences. Her extensive and accomplished work focuses on skin stem cells, while her laboratory researches the origin of adult stem cells and their role in tissue formation, wound-healing, and cancer development. She is this year’s Pezcoller Foundation Awardee for Cancer Research, and received the Pasarow Award for Cancer Research, Kligman-Frost Leadership Award, and the American Skin Association Lifetime Achievement Award last year. In 2012, she received the March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology, among several others.
The annual World Stem Cell Summit is the largest, most comprehensive international conference in the field of regenerative medicine. It brings together some of the most prestigious scientists, doctors, hospital administrators, philanthropists, venture capitalists, journalists, lawyers and patient advocates from all corners of the globe. This year’s event will feature over 200 seasoned speakers and panelists to share the most up-to-date information on stem cell discoveries and concerns, and is expected to welcome over 1,200 attendees from 40 countries.