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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 Tuesday are designed to reach a broader audience, including the lay public.

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Confirmed Speakers and Session Chairs

Margaret Buckingham, MD, PhD
Institut Pasteur

Shuibing Chen, PhD
The New York Stem Cell Foundation, Weill Cornell Medical College

Kevin C. Eggan, PhD
The New York Stem Cell Foundation, Harvard University

Dieter Egli, PhD
The New York Stem Cell Foundation

Steven A. Goldman, MD, PhD
University of Rochester Medical Center

Pedro L. Herrera, PhD
University of Geneva

Catriona Jamieson, MD, PhD
University of California, San Diego

Scott Johnson
Myelin Repair Foundation

Alex Meissner, PhD
Harvard Stem Cell Institute

Bob Palay, JD
Cellular Dynamics

Shahin Rafii, MD
Weill Cornell Medical College

Mahendra Rao, MD, PhD
NIH Center for Regenerative Medicine 

Michael Rudnicki, PhD
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa

William A. Sahlman
Harvard Business School

Hans Snoeck, MD, PhD
Mount Sinai Medical School

Deepak Srivastava, MD
Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, University of California, San Francisco

Clive Svendsen, PhD
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, University of Wisconsin Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center

Vivianne Tabar, MD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Paul Tesar, PhD
The New York Stem Cell Foundation, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Marc Tessier-Lavigne, PhD
The Rockefeller University

Craig B. Thompson, MD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Irving L. Weissman, MD
Stanford School of Medicine

Krishna Yeshwant, MD
Google Ventures


CO-CHAIRS

Lee Goldman, MD, MPH
Columbia University

Antonio M. Gotto, Jr., MD, DPhil
Weill Cornell Medical College

Douglas A. Melton, PhD
Harvard University

Allen M. Spiegel, MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Marc Tessier-Lavigne, PhD
The Rockefeller University

Craig B. Thompson, MD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

SCIENTIFIC CO-CHAIRS

Moses V. Chao, PhD
Skirball Institute of Biomedicine

Zach W. Hall, PhD
The New York Stem Cell Foundation

Ihor Lemischka, PhD
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Dan R. Littman, MD, PhD
Skirball Institute of Biomedicine

2011 Conference Schedule

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2011

9:45 am – 11:30 am ROAD TO THE CLINIC

Welcoming Remarks – Susan L. Solomon – NYSCF

Chair and Moderator – Lee Rubin, PhD – Harvard University

Steve Chang, PhD – The New York Stem Cell Foundation
Scott Johnson – Myelin Repair Foundation
Robert J. Palay, JD – Cellular Dynamics International
William A. Sahlman, PhD – Harvard Business School

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm THE FUTURE OF REGENERATIVE MEDICINE

Chair and Moderator – Susan L. Solomon – NYSCF

Mahendra S. Rao, MD, PhD – NIH Center for Regenerative Medicine
Craig B. Thompson, MD – Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Marc Tessier-Lavigne, PhD – The Rockefeller University
Irving L. Weissman, MD – Stanford University

3:15 pm – 5:00 pm POSTER SESSION

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2011

8:15 – 8:45 am REGISTRATION AND COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST

8:45 – 8:50 Introduction – Susan L. Solomon – NYSCF

8:50 – 8:55 Welcome – Marc Tessier-Levine, PhD – The Rockefeller University

9:00 – 10:10 am DIABETES

Chair – Rudolph Leibel, MD – Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center

9:00 – 9:20 Hans Snoeck, MD, PhD – Mount Sinai School of Medicine

9:25 – 9:45 Shuibing Chen, PhD – Weill Cornell Medical College

9:50 – 10:10 Pedro Herrera, PhD – University of Geneva, Switzerland

10:15 – 10:45 BREAK & POSTER SESSION

10:45 – 11:55 am CANCER AND BLOOD DISEASE

Chair – Eric Bouhassira, PhD – Albert Einstein College of Medicine

10:45 – 11:05 Shahin Rafii, MD – Weill Cornell Medical College

11:10 – 11:30 Viviane Tabar, MD – Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

11:35 – 11:55 Catriona Jamieson, MD, PhD – University of California, San Diego

12:00 – 1:00 pm LUNCH & POSTER SESSION

1:10 – 1:40 pm KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Irv Weissman, MD – Stanford University

1:45– 2:55 pm REPAIRING OUR HEART & MUSCLES

Chair – Rocky Kass, PhD – Columbia University

1:45 – 2:05 Margaret Buckingham, MA, PhD – Institut Pasteur

2:10 – 2:30 Deepak Srivastava, MD – University of California, San Francisco

2:35 – 2:55 Michael Rudnicki, PhD – Ottawa Health Research Institute

3:00 – 4:10 pm NEURODEGENERATION AND SPINAL CORD INJURY

Chair – Moses Chao, PhD – NYU School of Medicine, Skirball Institute

3:00 – 3:20 Steven Goldman, MD, PhD – University of Rochester Medical Center

3:25 – 3:45 Paul Tesar, DPhil – Case Western Reserve School of Medicine

3:50 – 4:10 Clive Svendsen, PhD – Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute

4:15 – 4:45 BREAK & POSTER SESSION

4:45 – 5:05 pm THE NYSCF – ROBERTSON STEM CELL PRIZE ADDRESS

The Inaugural NYSCF – Robertson Stem Cell Prize Recipient

5:10 – 6:20 pm PROGRAMMING AND REPROGRAMMING

Chair – Ihor Lemischka, PhD – Mount Sinai School of Medicine

5:10 – 5:30 Alex Meissner, PhD – Harvard University

5:35 – 5:55 Dieter Egli, PhD – The New York Stem Cell Foundation

6:00 – 6:20 Kevin Eggan, PhD – The New York Stem Cell Foundation, Harvard Stem Cell Institute

6:25 – 7:45 pm CLOSING RECEPTION & POSTER PRESENTATIONS

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