11th annual Christopher Reeve "Hot Topics" in stem cell biology

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On November 17, 2014, an evening of data "blitzes" on stem cell science will be presented at the 11th Annual Christopher Reeve Satellite Symposium at the Society for Neuroscience (SFN). The Symposium is a three-hour event with presentations by thought leaders delivered in a rapid, enjoyable, no-nonsense fashion with the latest controversies and insights in stem cell biology—with emphasis on fundamental biology.

The Symposium has become an annual event that bears the name of Christopher Reeves, to honor his advocacy for neuroscience (particularly stem cell research) and his close ties to the SFN. It has become the most highly attended satellite symposium at SFN, attracting up to 1,000 attendees.

What: “Hot Topics” in Stem Cell Biology When: Monday, November 17, 2014, 6:30 p.m. Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C., Room 146AB

NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED Complementary food and drink

The event is sponsored by the Southern California Stem Cell Consortium, which includes Sanford- Burnham Medical Research Institute, Scripps Research Institute, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, UC San Diego, the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, and the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine.

This year’s event is chaired by:

Christina Lilliehook, senior scientific editor, Cell Stem Cell Carl Wonders, International Society of Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) Evan Y. Snyder, professor, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute; Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine; UC San Diego

Fourteen presentations are scheduled by researchers from ISSCR, UC San Francisco, Okano Keio University School of Medicine, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Toronto, Stanford School of Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Ludwig-Maxmilians University, The Scripps Research Institute, UC San Diego, and UC Los Angeles.