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"Stem Cell Research: Science to Medicine" Media Panel, June 19, 2014


June 2, 2014

The International Society for Stem Cell Research to Present “Stem Cell Research: Science to Medicine” Media Panel, June 19, 2014

Panel will be held at the ISSCR’s 12th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada;
Dial-in Access Available

CHICAGO — The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) 12th Annual Meeting, the largest international interdisciplinary forum dedicated to stem cell science, will host a media panel on June 19, 2014, describing progress in stem cell research at different phases leading to applications in medicine: discovery, translation and implementation.  John Dick, Ph.D., Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, will moderate the presentation, emphasizing the breadth of scientific research in the stem cell field and the process by which research moves from discovery, through the translation process, and ultimately to the clinic.  Panelists will then present their research findings, discussing the promise and potential impact for applied medicine, and challenges for the field at different stages of research. 

John Dick, Ph.D., 
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network

Albert Edge, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Cochlear Hair Cell Generation from LGR5-Positive Supporting Cells

Roger Barker, Ph.D., MRCP, Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair
Taking Stem Cells Based Therapies to the Clinic in Parkinson’s Disease

Catriona Jamieson, M.D., Ph.D.Moores Cancer Center, University of California San Diego
The Role of RNA Editing in Malignant Reprogramming                              

WHEN: Thursday, June 19, 2014, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PDT

WHERE: Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, Canada

  • Media interested in attending the panel in person should visit for details regarding complimentary registration.
  • Remote dial-in information available by request at

About the International Society for Stem Cell Research (
The International Society for Stem Cell Research is an independent, nonprofit membership organization established to promote and foster the exchange and dissemination of information and ideas relating to stem cells, to encourage the general field of research involving stem cells and to promote professional and public education in all areas of stem cell research and application.

Sarah Tegel, Media Manager
International Society for Stem Cell Research


International Society for Stem Cell Research
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