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May 6th, 2014

Organizers of 2014 World Stem Cell Summit Announced

By Center for Regenerative Medicine

wscs14logo-16by9Genetics Policy Institute (GPI) recently announced the organizing partners of the 10th annual meeting of the global stem cell community, shaping the next year of progress in regenerative medicine.

Mayo Clinic, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Kyoto University Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences and BioBridge Global have joined GPI to organize the summit which will be held at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas, December 3-5, 2014.

"We are looking forward to working with Mayo Clinic and the other organizing partners to develop a comprehensive agenda for the 2014 World Stem Cell Summit in San Antonio this December,” says Bernard Siegel, founder of the summit and executive director of the Genetics Policy Institute. “We have enjoyed working with the Mayo Clinic team over the past two years and are thrilled to have Mayo researchers and physicians participate, helping to promote the patient-focused mission of the summit."

Regenerative medicine is a game-changing area of medicine with the potential to fully heal damaged tissues and organs, offering solutions and hope for people who have conditions that today are beyond repair. The World Stem Cell Summit brings together prominent industry leaders, scientists, clinicians, students, regulators, policymakers, patient advocates, philanthropists, economic development officers and experts in law and ethics to advance the field of stem cell research and regenerative medicine.

In the video below (shot at the 2013 World Stem Cell Summit), Andre Terzic, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine at Mayo Clinic, describes how Mayo has embraced regenerative medicine as a strategy for the future of health care.

“The summit is a great opportunity for the community of regenerative medicine to gather and share the advances of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine and surgery today,” says Dr. Terzic.

Visit the 2014 World Stem Cell Summit website to learn more, and check out some highlights of Mayo Clinic at the 2013 summit here: http://mayocl.in/1pTBHDk

Tags: Andre Terzic, bernard siegel, genetics policy institute, Mayo Clinic, regenerative medicine, stem cell, World Stem Cell Summit

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