9th Annual Biomarkers Congress
THE STEM CELLS CONGRESS
The Moscone North Convention Center
747 Howard Street
San Francisco-94103, CA
www.PEGSummit.com
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Schedule of Presentations:

Tuesday, March 25, 2008
07:00:00 Registration
08:00:00 PLENARY KEYNOTE SESSION
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
07:00:00 Registration Open
08:00:00 PLENARY KEYNOTE SESSION
09:40:00 Grand Opening Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall ENGINEERING A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY PROJECT TEAM
11:00:00 Chairperson’s Opening Remarks
11:10:00 Challenges for Discoveries and Translation for Stem Cell Research Alan O Trounson
11:40:00 Selection of a Multi-Disciplinary Team Jon Mogford
12:10:00 Multidisciplinary Team Development and Management in Complex Scientifi c Enterprises Peter C Johnson
12:40:00 Technology Spotlight BioMark Dynamic Arrays for Single-Cell Gene Expression Analysis Ken Livak
13:10:00 Walk & Talk Luncheon in the Exhibit Hall MESENCHYMAL CELLS FOR REGENERATIVE HEALING
14:15:00 Chairperson’s Remarks
14:20:00 Mesenchymal Cells for Skeletal Tissue Engineering Michael T Longaker
14:50:00 Use of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in the Regulation of Inflammation: Examples for Future Therapies in the Lung Mauricio Rojas
15:20:00 Mesenchyamal Stem Cells for Vascular Regeneration Song Li
15:50:00 Immunomodulatory Properties of Adult Stem Cells Used in Treatment of Graft vs Host Disease Robert J Deans
16:20:00 Reception in the Exhibit Hall (Sponsorship Available)
17:00:00 Break-out Discussions in the Exhibit Hall
18:00:00 End of Session
Thursday, March 27, 2008
08:25:00 Chairperson’s Remarks THERAPEUTIC THEMES: OCULAR
08:30:00 Stemming Vision Loss with Stem Cells Martin Friedlander
09:00:00 Transplantation of CNS Progenitor Cells to the Mammalian Retina Henry Klassen
09:30:00 Panel of Experts
10:00:00 Technology Spotlight
10:15:00 Technology Spotlight
10:30:00 Poster Competition & Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
11:30:00 MMTC Break-Out Groups Hosted by the Panel of Experts
12:30:00 Luncheon Workshop (Sponsorship Available) or Lunch on Your Own
13:30:00 Break THERAPEUTIC THEMES: PARKINSON’S DISEASE
13:45:00 Chairperson’s Remarks Joseph Frankel
13:50:00 Therapeutic Application of Human Embryonic Stem Cells for Parkinson’s Cell Therapy Steven Minger
14:20:00 Dopamine Cell Transplantation as a Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease Curt Freed
14:50:00 Drug Screening Assays Using Neural Cells Derived from Human Embryonic Stem Cells Steven Stice
15:20:00 Plenary Keynote Speaker Ice Bound - A Doctor’s Incredible Battle for Survival at the South Pole Jerri Nielsen
16:00:00 Ice Cream Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall with BEST OF SHOW AWARDS
16:45:00 Panel of Experts
17:15:00 MMTC Break-Out Groups Hosted by the Panel of Experts
17:45:00 End of Session
Friday, March 28, 2008
08:30:00 Chairperson’s Remarks Huseyin Mehmet
08:35:00 Cancer Stem Cells: Models and Concepts Speaker to Be Determined
09:05:00 Prostate Cell Cultures as in Vitro Models for the Study of Normal Stem Cells and Cancer Stem Cells Johng S Rhim
09:35:00 Panel of Experts
10:05:00 Technology Spotlight
10:20:00 Coffee Break in the Foyer
11:00:00 MMTC Break-Out Groups Hosted by the Panel of Experts
12:00:00 Luncheon Workshop (Sponsorship Available) or Lunch on Your Own ENABLING REGENERATIVE STEM CELL THERAPIES
13:00:00 Chairperson’s Remarks
13:05:00 Speaker to be Determined
13:35:00 Endothelial Progenitor Cells from Human Embryonic Stem Cells: Isolation and Transplantation for Myocardial Infarction Zongjin Li
14:05:00 Human Embryonic Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes for Heart Repair Joseph Gold
14:35:00 Understanding and Reversing Stem Cell Aging Irina Conboy
15:05:00 Close of Conference
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