Keynote Speakers & Plenary Sessions Announced

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International Leaders in Stem Cell Science Announced as Speakers and Moderators!

We are pleased to announce our Keynote presentations and Plenary Discussions! It is time to finalize your travel plans with only four weeks until the 2012 World Stem Cell Summit | December 3-5, 2012 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Together, we will advance our field.

Plenary Keynote
Stem Cells: Battles, Breakthroughs, Myths and Medicines
George Q. Daley, MD, PhD, HHMI/Children's Hospital

Plenary Keynote
Stem-Cell Based Organ Replacement and Cell Therapy
Paolo Macchiarini, MD, PhD, Karolinska Instituet

Plenary Keynote
The Next Mountain to Climb-Shifting the Global Research/Translation Funding Paradigm
Robert Klein, JD, Chair Emeritus of the Governing Board, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Plenary Keynote
The Federal Government's Commitment to Funding High Potential Stem Cell Research
Sonia Skarlatos, PhD, FAHA, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Plenary Keynote
Filling the Unmet Need: How the NIH Center for Regenerative Medicine Advances the Field
Joshua Hunsberger, PhD, NIH Center for Regenerative Medicine

Plenary Discussion
Unproven Stem Cell Therapies and Deceptive Claims: Hidden Dangers to Patients
- Heather Rooke, PhD, International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) - Moderator
- Douglas A. Sipp, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology
- Allan Wu, MD, Morrow Institute
- James Guest MD, PhD, FACS, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Plenary Discussion
How Stem Cells are Transforming Medicine
- George Q. Daley, MD, PhD, HHMI/Children's Hospital - Moderator
- Joshua M. Hare, MD, FACC, FAHA, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
- Curt I. Civin, MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine
- Sally Temple, PhD, Neural Stem Cell Institute

Plenary Discussion
The Mandate to Deliver Cures - Aligning Patient Advocacy, Industry and Science
- Marion "Joe" Riggs, Student Society for Stem Cell Research
- Camillo Ricordi, MD, Diabetes Research Institute
- Bernard Siegel, Genetics Policy Institute
- Alan Fernandez, Genetics Policy Institute

Plenary Discussion
Global and Regional Collaborations: Funding Models to Deliver Success
- Elona Baum, JD, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)
- Dan Gincel, PhD, Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund
- Susan Solomon, New York Stem Cell Foundation

Plenary Discussion
Leading International Institutions and Their Strategies for Advancing Regenerative Medicine
- Rosario Isasi, McGill University - Moderator
- Norio Nakatsuji, D.Sc., Kyoto University iCeMS
- Timothy O'Brien, Regenerative Medicine Institute, Ireland (REMEDI)

The World Stem Cell Summit is your window to the future of medicine. We look forward to seeing you in four weeks, December 3-5, in beautiful West Palm Beach, Florida! If you have not registered yet, register today!