Sanford-Burnham will co-host the 9th annual World Stem Cell Summit December 4-6, 2013, in San Diego, together with The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), Genetics Policy Institute (GPI), Mayo Clinic, Kyoto University Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS), and California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). The large, multi-disciplinary conference features more than 170 experts, who will discuss the latest scientific discoveries, business models, translational issues, legal and regulatory solutions, and best practices.
“We’re looking forward to the valuable information-sharing opportunities and discussions that only occur when stem cell researchers, patient advocates, and representatives of many other stakeholder groups converge at the World Stem Cell Summit. Occasions like these help us advance our research on the basic biology of stem cells and spur the development of new, more personalized, medical applications for this science,” said Evan Snyder, M.D., Ph.D., director of Sanford-Burnham’s Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology Program.
Snyder will co-chair the Summit with TSRI Professor Jeanne Loring, Ph.D., Bernard Siegel of the GPI, Andre Terzic, M.D., Ph.D., of the Mayo Clinic, and Alan Trounson, Ph.D., of CIRM.
The event is expected to attract more than 1,200 attendees from 40 nations, and 200 sponsors, media partners and endorsing organizations. The conference provides an exhibition hall, country pavilions, specialized symposia, networking receptions, awards, and more.
“We are delighted to return to California for our 9th Summit and to showcase San Diego as a global hub for these emerging technologies,” said Siegel, Summit founder and GPI executive director.