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Symposium on Stem Cell Therapies: From Degeneration to Regeneration


Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Lister Hill Building (Building 38A)
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Time Title
8:00 AM Registration and coffee
8:15 AM - 8:30 AM Sheldon Miller Welcome remarks
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM Ronald McKay, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Functional Genetics through Control of Pluripotent Human Cells
9:15 AM- 10:00 AM Thomas Reh, University of Washington
Stem Cell Approaches for the Treatment of Retinal Diseases
10:00 AM - 10:30 Discussion
10:30 AM - 10:45 BREAK
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM Peter Coffey, University College London
Stemming Vision Loss using Stem Cells - Seeing is Believing
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Eyal Banin, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center
Directed Differentiation of Human Embryonic Stem Cells into Functional Retinal Pigment Epithelium Cells
12:30 AM - 1:00 PM Panel Discussion
Moderators : Sally Temple, New York Neural Stem Cell Institute,
Sheldon Miller, NEI, Anand Swaroop, NEI
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch

Department of Health and Human Services NIH, the National Institutes of Health