Stem Cell Day 2012
In 2012 on Stem Cell Awareness Day there will be educational events taking place throughout California, the U.S. and the world.
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2012 Event Sponsors
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
California’s stem cell agency has coordinated getting the researchers it funds at institutions around the state into high school classrooms October 3. They will deliver guest lectures to more than 75 classes that day in cities up and down the state. The agency expects to reach nearly 2,000 students that day.
CIRM, Bay Area Science Festival, and Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium
The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, BABEC and BASF are organizing a public symposium featuring a talk by CIRM Senior Vice President for R&D Ellen Feigal on where progress is being made in moving stem cell therapies to the clinic, as well as a talk from UCSF’s Matthias Hebrok on how stem cell may make a difference in Diabetes in particular. The free event October 23 begins at 7:00 in the Burlingame High School theater. For directions: http://bhs.schoolloop.com/directions
Loma Linda University
The Inland Empire Stem Cell Consortium will host a symposium October 4 at 4:00 in Alumni Hall Amphitheater, Loma Linda University, 11021 Campus Street, Loma Linda, California. The speaker will be Evan Snyder, professor at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute. His talk is titled “Cross-talk and Development Programs – A Key to Translational Stem Cell Biology.” For a map:
San Diego State University
Four stem cell experts will be making brief presentations and taking questions on October 3 at 11:00 in the Fowler Center Auditorium on the SDSU campus. Presentations will cover the CIRM Bridges training program offered at SDSU, the basics of stem cell science, ethnic diversity in stem cell lines, and progress toward a stem cell therapy for diabetes.
Contact: Susan Kaiser; email@example.com or 619-594-5016
Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine
The Sanford Consortium will hold a panel discussion from 5:30 to 6:30 on October 3 at the Consortium building, 2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive, in La Jolla, California. The title for the panel is “Stem Cell Science and Clinical Trials: What’s the Latest,” and will feature researchers from several members of the consortium. Light refreshments will be served. If you need special assistance contact Dr. Jennifer Braswell at firstname.lastname@example.org; 858-246-1073
The Scripps Research Institute
The Scripps Research Institute Center for Regenerative Medicine will host a discussion on multiple sclerosis and potential stem cell-based therapies at 3:00 on October 3. The event will be in the second floor conference room at 3030 Science Park Road, in San Diego. Tours of the institute will also be provided. Parking is available in front of the building and light appetizers will be served. For more information contact Suzanne@scripps.edu
University of California Irvine
UCI is planning events October 1, 2 and 3. The Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center will host four open houses for high school students and teachers on the 1st, at 10:00, Noon, 2:00 and 4:00. Then there will be an open house on October 2nd for UCI students, faculty and staff from 11:00 to 2:00. Then on October 3, Gross Hall will be the site of an all-day science symposium from 9:00 to 5:00. That will be followed by an interactive “Meet the Scientist” forum from 5:00 to 5:45. All the events on the 3rd are open to all members of the UCI research community as well as the public. To RSVP to any event or for more information, email email@example.com
In addition, UC Irvine has created an interactive website to commemorate International Stem Cell Awareness Day and encourage support of stem cell research. Stem cell research supporters are asked to visit www.StemCellsOfferHope.com and share online a wide range of key facts, downloadable images and links to other valuable resources within their social networks. The site also features links that enable visitors to easily post information and images with family and friends on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Supporters are also encouraged to help drive visitors to the www.StemCellsOfferHope.com website through the use of blogs and social media networks.
University of California, Santa Barbara
The official opening of the UCSB new stem cell research facility, which was partially funded by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, will be held October 26. It will begin with a question and answer session at 2:00, which will be followed by the ribbon cutting at 3:00 and a keynote address by Dr. Mark Humayun of the University of Southern California at 4:00.
Maryland Stem Cell Research Foundation
The MSCRF will host the 5th annual Stem Cell Research Symposium on October 4 and 5. It will take place at the Double Tree Hotel in Annapolis, Maryland. More information can be found here: http://www.mscrf.org/content/events/annual.cfm
Missouri Cures Education Foundation
As part of the 2012 Speakers Series, Missouri Cures Education Foundation presents stem cell experts speaking in Springfield October 14, Kirksville October 21 & St. Louis October 25 and will host its 1st Annual MONSTER DASH Costumed Fun 3K Walk in Columbia October 20. More information is at: www.missouricures.org with event pre-registration at: http://www.eventbrite.com/org/2462191532
Texas Cures and Texans for Stem Cell Research
Co-sponsoring the third annual Stem Cell Research Symposium October 19 beginning at 8:30 and ending at 5:30. The event will occur in the Texas Capitol complex in Austin. More information can be found here: http://texascures.org/upcoming-events/oct-19th-2012-austin-texas
University of Wisconsin
The University of Wisconsin Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center (SCRMC) and its various partners have hosted a series of events throughout the fall to celebrate stem cell awareness. They began with Super Science Saturday on September 1 in which 50 young students explored 13 stem-cell themed hands-on stations. Other events included a weekly Stem Cell Seminar, After School expeditions of middle school students, Stem Cell Jeopardy poster competition, and the largest science fair to date on the UW campus. For more information contact Jordana Lenon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Brazilian Association of Cell Therapy and the International Society for Stem Cell Research
Co-sponsoring the 7th Brazilian Congress on Stem Cells and Cell Therapy October 3-6. The scientific sessions will be preceded on the opening day by a public lecture titled: Stem Cells: Facts and promises of regenerative medicine. The venue is the Hospital Sirio-Libanes in San Paulo. More information is available here: http://www.stemcells2012.com.br
EuroStemCell is planning an online educational experience for stem cell awareness day - using Twitter, hashtag #stemcellday.
Also, for people looking for ideas of things to do or materials to use on stem cell awareness day, they have posted resources and activities.
also Factsheets: http://www.eurostemcell.org/stem-cell-factsheets
and FAQ: http://www.eurostemcell.org/stem-cell-faq
Irish Stem Cell Foundation
For Stem Cell Awareness Day 2012, The Irish Stem Cell Foundation is launching a new website (http://www.stemcell.ie) and leading a media campaign consisting of targeted advertising on the national broadcaster RTE. Advertising will warn of the perils of stem cell tourism and how to assist legitimate stem cell research.
Monash University, Australia
Melbourne will celebrate Stem Cell Awareness Day on Tuesday October 9th with a web-based program of free public lectures given by prominent Australian stem cell scientists and clinicians; information about stem cells in the media; a live blog where all your stem cell questions can be addressed; and more. This year's event will focus on stem cell based strategies to understand and treat osteoarthritis and neurodegenerative disorders, such as multiple sclerosis. For more information: http://www.med.monash.edu.au/miscl/scad12.html
In recognition of Stem Cell Awareness Day, StemCellTalks, in partnership with Let’s Talk Science, the Stem Cell Network and the Canadian Stem Cell Foundation, has organized a series of education sessions on the topic of stem cell biology in 12 high schools in several cities across the country. For more information visit: http://www.explorecuriocity.org/Community/Symposia/StemCellTalks.aspx