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SELECTBIO Conferences Clinical Translation of Stem Cells 2014

Clinical Translation of Stem Cells 2014

Monday, 21 April 2014 - Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Keynote Speakers

Mel Bircoll

Mel Bircoll
Surgeon, California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

Allan Wu

Allan Wu
Chief Scientific Officer, The Morrow Institute

Ingrid Caras

Ingrid Caras
Senior Science Officer, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Dennis Clegg

Dennis Clegg
Professor, University of California Santa Barbara

SELECTBIO 2nd. Annual Clinical Translation of Stem Cells 2014 brings together basic scientists, clinician-scientists, as well as medical practitioners/surgeons focusing on studying, characterizing, and deploying various classes of stem cells for therapeutic utility.

In addition to top-tier presentations during this conference, SELECTBIO has also partnered with surgeons and a surgery center in the Palm Springs area to offer conference delegates a "hands-on" Clinical Practicum providing conference delegates the ability to observe in real-time adipose tissue extraction and processing ex vivo.  This "hands-on" demonstration led by leading surgeons in the field is in full compliance with applicable laws and regulations and performed by board-certified surgeons.

This conference therefore provides valuable learning and networking experiences for both basic researchers and clinicians alike seeking the most up-to-date information, protocols, and products in this emerging field.

All delegates are automatically registered to the Clinical Practicum which will be conducted in the evening of day 1 after the conclusion of the main conference presentations.

Agenda Topics

  • Adipose-derived Stem Cells
    • Clinical Utility Illustrated with Case Studies
  • Clinical Perspectives
    • Clinical Utility Illustrated with Case Studies
    • Cosmetic Surgery and Associated Applications
  • Clinical Translational Applications with Pluripotent Stem Cells
  • Disease Classes Addressed and Current Status of Ongoing Clinical Trials with Adult Stem Cells
  • Regulatory Landscape and Ethical Considerations
  • Translational Research Activities with Adult Stem Cells
    • Dental Applications
    • Orthopaedic Applications
    • Tracking Cells in vivo
  • Umbilical Cord Blood-derived Stem Cells
  • Veterinary Applications of Stem Cells

Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities

Jeff Fan, Exhibition Manager
+1 510-857-4865

Confirmed Speakers to date

Ann Cooper, Research Veterinarian, University of California-Irvine
Henry Klassen, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, University of California Irvine
Jiayu Liao, Associate Professor, Bioengineering and Stem Cells, University of California, Riverside
Dennis Lox, Physician, Florida Spine and Sports Medicine Center
Joseph Purita, Director, Institute Of Regenerative and Molecular Orthopedics
John Sterling, Editor-in-Chief, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
Mark Berman, President - American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, California Stem Cell Treatment Center
Prue Talbot, Director, Stem Cell Center, UC Riverside
Fred Fox, Ethicist, BioMedical Research Institute -- BioMed IRB
John Feller, Medical Director, Desert Medical Imaging
Elliot Lander, Medical Director, California Stem Cell Treatment Center
Kristin Comella, Chief Scientific Officer, Bioheart Inc
Sicco Popma, Scientific Director R&D, Cell Therapy, Janssen R&D/Johnson & Johnson
Shigeki Sugii, Group Leader, Singapore Bioimaging Consortium
Ken Pettine, Surgeon, The Orthopedic Stem Cell Institute
Aaron Cipriano, Bioengineering, University of California-Riverside
Vincent On, Electrical Engineering, University of California-Riverside
Atena Zahedi, Researcher, University of California-Riverside
Maricela Maldonado, Bioengineering, University of California-Riverside
Daniel Nampe, Bioengineering, University of California-Riverside
Michael Pazzani, Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development, University of California-Riverside
Gregorio Chazenbalk, Associate Professor, University of California-Los Angeles
Ron Shane, Medical and Research Director, Millennia Concepts Biotech, LLC/American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine
Richard Enmon, US and EU Registered Patent Attorney, Vossius and Partner
Devon Duron Ehnes, Graduate Student, University of California-Riverside

This Conference and Associated Clinical Practicum is Ideally Suited for the Following Audiences:

  • Basic Researchers Seeking to Drive their Innovations towards Translational/Clinical Applications
  • Clinician-Scientists
  • Cosmetic Surgeons, Surgeons Seeking to Understand the Regenerative Medicine/Stem Cells Space
  • Attorneys, Investors, Regulatory Agency Professionals Seeking Clarity in the Regenerative Medicine/Stem Cell Therapy Field

This Conference will include a Panel Discussion led by the Editor-in-Chief of GEN:

John Sterling, Editor-in-Chief, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN) will lead a panel focusing on stem cell publications and major industry trends in the broader stem cell field.

Regulatory Trends and Ethics Issues:

Mr. Fred Fox, Chairman, BioMed IRB will focus on regulatory trends and ethics issues to be addressed as stem cell research translates towards the clinic.

Clinical Practicum on Day 1 Evening After Conclusion of Main Conference Presentations:

Offers Delegates Hands-on View of Adipose-derived Stem Cell Harvest, Generation of the SVF, and Demonstration of Tools and Technologies Utilized by Clinicians [Will be Hosted by Local Surgery Center and Performed by Licensed Clinicians in Full Compliance with Relevant Regulations].

Kosher Food Available for Speakers and Delegates:

Since this conference is held on the last two days of Passover, we will be offering Kosher Food to respect the dietary requirements of our speakers and delegates.

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