ADVISORY/The Fourth Annual Conference on Regenerative Medicine; Rebuilding the Body, Restoring Function.
ADVISORY...for Monday-Wednesday (Nov. 17-Nov. 19)
LARCHMONT, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 27, 2003
At the Renaissance Washington, D. C. Hotel on November 17-19, leading researchers, scientists, physicians, and entrepreneurs in cellular therapies, Alzheimer's disease, tissue engineering, new ventures, and substitutive medicine: organ replacement and repair will share the latest advances in the provocative new field of Regenerative Medicine. Regenerative Medicine, a unique new approach to healing that uses the body's own genes, proteins, antibodies, and cells to repair organs and tissues.
What: The Fourth Annual Conference on Regenerative Medicine: Rebuilding the Body, Restoring Function When: November 17-19, 2003, opening Monday, Nov. 17, at 5:00 p.m.; concluding Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 5:00 p.m. Where: Renaissance Washington, D.C. Hotel, 999 Ninth Street N.W., Washington, D.C. Who: William A. Haseltine, Ph.D., Chairman & CEO, Human Genome Sciences, Inc., conference chair, will present opening remarks and an overview November 17, at 5:00 p.m. on Regenerative Medicine: Rebuilding the Body, Restoring Function. Robert S. Langer, Ph.D., Kenneth J. Germeshausen, Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, MIT will present a keynote address November 17, at 6:00 p.m. on Novel Biomaterials. Topics: Cellular Therapies: Repairing the Damaged and Worn Body Session Chair: Professor Ian Wilmut, Roslin Institute -Stem Cell Medicine Encounters the Immune System: Strategies for Avoiding Rejection -The Derivation and Value of Hematopoietic Side Population Cells: Therapeutic Applications -Purified Hematopoietic Stem Cells and the Induction of Immune Tolerance -Nuclear Transfer as a Source of Cells for Therapy: Two Methods for Producing Immunologically Matched Cells Exploring New Frontiers in Alzheimer's Disease Session Chair: Michael Wolfe, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Center for Neurologic Diseases, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School -Subtle Differences in Protein Quantity Underlie Initiation of Neurodegenerative Diseases -Drug and Gene Delivery to the Brain: The Trans-Vascular Route -Secretase Targets for Alzheimer's Disease -Beta Amyloid Immunization Therapy Tissue Engineering Supervisory Session Chair: Anthony Atala, M.D., Director, Laboratory for Cellular Therapeutics and Tissue Engineering/Professor of Surgery, Children's Hospital Boston/ Harvard Medical School Session Chair: Robert M. Nerem, Ph.D., Director, Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering & Bioscience,Georgia Institute of Technology -Regenerative Medicine: The Need for a National Initiative -A Systems Approach to the Tissue Engineering of Heart Muscle -Realizing the Potential of Cell Encapsulation: How to Make it Work -Tissue Engineering, Stem Cells, and Cloning: Current Concepts and Changing Trends New Ventures Address Linda Powers, Managing Director, Toucan Capital Substitutive Medicine: Organ Replacement and Repair Session Chair: Peer M. Portner, Ph.D., Consulting Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery,Stanford University School of Medicine -Heart Failure: Replacement, Repair, or Regeneration -Myocardial Repair: Stem Cells to the Rescue -Blood Substitutes and Artificial Cells: Today and Tomorrow -Artificial Lung: From ECMO to Bioartificial Implant Donald W. Fink, Jr., Ph.D., Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, FDA, will speak Wednesday, November 19, from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the luncheon. Sponsors: USF College of Medicine, Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology www.mmsionline.com/regmed and Genetic Engineering News www.genengnews.com Supporters: Human Genome Sciences, Inc., Toucan Capital Corp. Details: For complete program and registration visit: http://www.bioconferences.com/ebio Press Conference: Tuesday, November 18 at 10:30 a.m. Room 15
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