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
 
8:15 – 9:00 AM Registration and Complimentary Breakfast
 
9:00 – 9:05 AM Introduction – Susan L. Solomon, JD – The New York Stem Cell Foundation
 
9:05 – 9:10 AM Welcome Remarks – Marc Tessier-Lavigne, PhD – The Rockefeller University
 
 
ROAD TO THE CLINIC
 
09:10 AM – 10:40 AM Panel Discussion
 
Chair and Moderator
Lee Rubin, PhD – Harvard University
 
Panelists
Gabriela Burian, MD – Independent Advisor
Kenneth K. Chien, MD, PhD – Karolinska Institutet
Peter J. Coffey, DPhil – University College London 
Michele De Luca, PhD – University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Mahendra Rao, MD, PhD – The NYSCF Research Institute
 
 
LARGE SCALE, BIG DATA: STEM CELL INNOVATION
 
10:40 AM – 12:10 PM Panel Discussion
 
Chair and Moderator
Susan L. Solomon, JD – The New York Stem Cell Foundation
 
Panelists
George M. Church, PhD – Harvard Medical School
John Greally, PhD – Albert Einstein College of Medicine 
Scott Noggle, PhD – The NYSCF Research Institute
Eric Schadt, PhD – Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
 
12:10 – 1:15 PM COMPLIMENTARY LUNCH & POSTER SESSION
 
 
NEURODEGENERATION
 
Chair: Moses V. Chao, PhD – Skirball Institute, NYU 
 
1:15– 1:35 PM Samuel Gandy, MD, PhD – Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Evolving concepts in Alzheimer's pathophysiology
 
1:40 – 2:00 PM Jeffrey Rothstein, MD, PhD – Johns Hopkins University
Personalized brain therapy for Dementia and ALS: How iPS cells are the forefront of pathophysiology and drug development
 
2:05 – 2:25 PM Lorenz Studer, MD – Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Manipulating in vivo function of human pluripotent stem cell grafts for Parkinson's disease
 
2:30 – 3:00 PM BREAK & POSTER SESSION
 
 
REPROGRAMMING & CANCER
 
Chair: Ali H. Brivanlou, PhD – The Rockefeller University 
 
3:00 – 3:20 PM Jacob Hanna, MD, PhD – Weizmann Institute of Science
Mechanisms for inducing, maintaining, and existing naive pluripotency
 
3:25 – 3:45 PM Catriona Jamieson, MD, PhD – University of California, San Diego
Targeted reversal of malignant reprogramming
 
3:50 –4:10 PM Michael Milone, MD, PhD – University of Pennsylvania
Building synthetic immunity to cancer using chimeric antigen receptors
 
4:15 –4:35 PM Ruth Lehmann, PhD – Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Center Stem Cell Biology, NYU School of Medicine
Mitochondrial localization and function in germ line stem cells
 
4:40 – 5:15 PM BREAK & POSTER SESSION
 
 
KEYNOTE ADDRESS
 
5:15 – 5:45 PM Sir Ian Wilmut, FRS, FRSE – University of Edinburgh
Development of a global induced pluripotent stem cell haplobank
 
 
PERSONALIZED MEDICINE: A CONVERSATION
 
5:45 – 6:30 PM Panel Discussion
 
Chair and Moderator
Susan L. Solomon, JD – The New York Stem Cell Foundation
 
Panelists
Dieter Egli, PhD – The NYSCF Research Institute
Rudolf Jaenisch, MD – The Whitehead Institute
Sir Ian Wilmut, FRS, FRSE – University of Edinburgh
 

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014

Caspary Auditorium, The Rockefeller University
 
8:15 – 8:50 AM Registration and Complimentary Breakfast
 
8:50 – 8:55 AM Introduction – Susan L. Solomon, JD – The New York Stem Cell Foundation 
 
8:55 – 9:00 AM Welcome Remarks – Kenneth Adams – Empire State Development Corporation
 
 
DIABETES AND IMMUNITY
 
Chair: Shuibing Chen, PhD – Weill Cornell Medical College
 
9:00 – 9:20 AM Dan R. Littman, MD, PhD – Skirball Institute, NYU 
Influence of the microbiota on host immunity, barrier function, and inflammation
 
9:25 – 9:45 AM Domenico Accili, MD  – Columbia University Medical Center
Making insulin in the gut
 
9:50 – 10:10 AM Ludovic Vallier, PhD – University of Cambridge 
hIPSCs to model inherited metabolic disorders
 
10:15 – 10:45 AM BREAK & POSTER SESSION
 
 
GENERATING BLOOD
 
Chair: Ravi Majeti, MD, PhD – Stanford University
 
10:45 – 11:05 AM Ihor Lemischka, PhD – Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Pluripotency and beyond
 
11:05 – 11:20 AM Shahin Rafii, MD – Weill Cornell Medical College
Direct reprogramming of adult endothelium into functional hematopoietic stem cells
 
11:25 – 11:40 AM Derrick Rossi, PhD – Harvard University
Making a hematopoietic stem cells: forwards and backwards
 
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM Generating Blood: A Conversation
 
12:15 – 1:30 PM COMPLIMENTARY LUNCH & POSTER SESSION
 
 
 
INDUSTRY SHOWCASE
 
1:35 – 1:55 PM
 
 
THE 2014 NYSCF - ROBERTSON STEM CELL PRIZE RECIPIENT ADDRESS
 
2:00 – 2:30 PM
 
2:35 – 3:15 PM BREAK & POSTER SESSION
 
 
HEART AND MUSCLES
 
Chair: Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, PhD – Columbia University
 
3:15 – 3:35 PM Christine Mummery, PhD – Leiden University Medical Center
Human pluripotent stem cells as models for cardiac and vascular disease: the new patient?
 
3:40 – 4:00 PM Bruce Conklin, MD – Gladstone Institute, UCSF
Precise genome engineering disease phenotypes in human iPS cells
 
4:05 – 4:25 PM Chuck Murry, MD, PhD – University of Washington 
Heart Generation
 
4:30 – 4:50 PM Gabsang Lee, PhD – John Hopkins University School of Medicine 
Chemical compounds direct human pluripotent stem cells into patient-specific skeletal muscles
 
 
KEYNOTE ADDRESS
 
4:55 – 5:25 PM Rudolf Jaenisch, MD – The Whitehead Institute
iPS technology, gene editing and disease research
 
 
5:30 – 7:00 PM CLOSING RECEPTION
 
Selected posters will be on display throughout the conference.

 
 

COMMERCIAL

Early registration: $795 on and prior to September 21, 2014.

Registration: $895 as of September 22, 2014.

 

NON-PROFIT / GOVERNMENT / ACADEMIC

Early registration: $325 on and prior to September 21, 2014.

Registration: $425 as of September 22, 2014.

Proof of identification is required.

 

RESIDENTS / FELLOWS / POSTDOCS

Early registration: $195 on and prior to September 21, 2014.

Registration: $225 as of September 22, 2014.

Proof of identification is required.

 

PHD AND MEDICAL STUDENTS

Fee: $45, with no increase.

Proof of identification is required.

 
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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