Eighth Annual Translational Stem Cell Research Conference

NYSCF Conference Overview

The NYSCF conference is unique: it focuses on translational stem cell research, demonstrating the potential to advance cures for the major diseases of our time.

It is designed for all professionals with an interest in stem cell research, including physicians, researchers, clinical investigators, professors, government and health officials, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. The panels on Wednesday are designed to reach a broader audience, including the lay public.

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2014 Conference Schedule

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014
Caspary Auditorium, The Rockefeller University
 
9:00 – 9:05 AM Introduction – Susan L. Solomon, JD – The New York Stem Cell Foundation
 
NEW TECHNOLOGY & ADVANCEMENTS
(Speaker information coming soon)
 
ROAD TO THE CLINIC: SIGHT LOSS
 
10:30 AM – 12:00 AM Panel Discussion
 
Chair and Moderator
Lee Rubin, PhD – The NYSCF Research Institute, Harvard Stem Cell Institute
 
Panelists
Kenneth K. Chien, MD, PhD – Karolinska Institutet
Peter J. Coffey, DPhil – University College London, Institute of Ophthalmology 
Michele De Luca, PhD – University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
 
12:00 – 1:00 PM COMPLIMENTARY LUNCH & POSTER SESSION
 
STEM CELL INNOVATION
 
1:00 – 2:30 PM Panel Discussion
 
Chair and Moderator
John Greally, PhD – Albert Einstein College of Medicine
 
Panelists
George M. Church, PhD – Harvard Medical School 
Scott Noggle, PhD – The NYSCF Research Institute
Eric Schadt, PhD – Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
 
2:30 – 2:55 PM BREAK & POSTER SESSION
 
REPROGRAMMING & ENGINEERING
 
Chair: Ali H. Brivanlou, PhD – The Rockefeller University 
 
3:00 – 3:20 PM Jacob Hanna, MD, PhD – Weizmann Institute of Science
 
3:25 – 3:45 PM Ihor Lemischka, PhD – Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 
 
3:50 –4:10 PM Ruth Lehmann, PhD – Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine 
 
4:15 – 4:45 PM The 2014 NYSCF – Robertson Stem Cell Prize Recipient Address
 
4:45 – 5:15 PM BREAK & POSTER SESSION
 
NEURODEGENERATION
 
Chair: Moses V. Chao, PhD – Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine 
 
5:15– 5:35 PM Samuel Gandy, MD, PhD – Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
 
5:40 – 6:00 PM Jeffrey Rothstein, MD, PhD – Johns Hopkins University
 
6:05 – 6:25 PM Lorenz Studer, MD – Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
 
 
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014
Caspary Auditorium, The Rockefeller University
 
8:15 – 8:45 AM Registration and Complimentary Breakfast
 
8:45 – 8:50 AM Introduction: Susan L. Solomon, JD – The New York Stem Cell Foundation 
 
8:50 – 8:55 AM Welcome Remarks
 
DIABETES AND IMMUNITY
 
Chair: Shuibing Chen, PhD – Weill Cornell Medical College
 
9:00 – 9:20 AM Dan R. Littman, MD, PhD – Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine 
 
9:25 – 9:45 AM Domenico Accili, MD  – Columbia University 
 
9:50 – 10:10 AM Ludovic Vallier, PhD – University of Cambridge 
 
10:15 – 10:45 AM BREAK & POSTER SESSION
 
CANCER & BLOOD
 
Chair: Ravi Majeti, MD, PhD – Stanford University
 
10:45 – 11:05 AM Catriona Jamieson, MD, PhD – University of California, San Diego 
 
11:10 – 11:30 AM Michael Milone, MD, PhD – University of Pennsylvania
 
11:35 – 11:55 AM Derrick Rossi, PhD – Harvard University
 
12:00 – 1:50 PM COMPLIMENTARY LUNCH & POSTER SESSION
 
1:50 – 2:00 PM Afternoon Welcome: TBC
 
KEYNOTE ADDRESS
 
2:00 – 2:30 PM Sir Ian Wilmut, FRS, FRSE – University of Edinburgh 
 
2:30 – 3:00 PM BREAK & POSTER SESSION
 
HEART AND MUSCLES
 
Chair: Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, PhD – Columbia University
 
3:00 – 3:20 PM Christine Mummery, PhD – Leiden University Medical Center
 
3:25 – 3:45 PM Bruce Conklin, MD – Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease
 
3:50 – 4:10 PM Chuck Murry, MD, PhD – University of Washington 
 
KEYNOTE ADDRESS
 
4:15 – 4:45 PM Rudolf Jaenisch, MD – Whitehead Institute
 
4:45 PM CLOSING RECEPTION
 
Selected posters will be on display throughout the conference.

 
HOTEL INFORMATION:
 
A block of rooms have been reserved at The Bentley Hotel, 500 East 62nd Street.
 
For the convenience of participants: Discounted room rates start at $294.00 per night. To make reservations please call 212-644-6000 and ask for the reservations department. Reference New York Stem Cell in order to receive the discounted rate.  Reservations must be made prior to September 17, 2014 for this rate.


Refund/Substitution Policy

Your registration fee is refundable with a written cancellation, less a $75 administrative charge. No-shows are not eligible for a refund. If you register for, but cannot attend the conference, you may substitute another individual. All refunds and substitution requests should be made by written request to Ali Kean - Marketing & Outreach Assistant by September 30, 2014.

Cancellation Policy This conference is subject to cancellation. In the event that it is cancelled, NYSCF will refund your registration fee but will not be responsible for any airfare, hotel or other costs incurred directly by participants.

For further information, please contact:
Ali Kean - Marketing & Outreach Assistant
The New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute
178 Columbus Avenue, #237064, New York, NY 10023
Email: events@nyscf.org, Tel: (212) 365-7425, Fax: (212) 787-5844

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