The word “cured” is one of the loveliest words in the English language. Last year we got to use it twice when we talked about stem cell therapies we are funding. Two of our clinical trials are not just helping people, they are curing them (you can read about that in our Annual Report).
But this was just part of the good news about stem cell research. We are making progress on many different fronts, against many different diseases, and we want to tell you all about that.
That’s why we are holding a special Patient Advocate event at UC San Diego on Thursday, April 20th from 12 – 1pm to talk about the progress being made in stem cell research, the problems we still face and need help in overcoming, and the prospects for the future.
We will have four terrific speakers:
- Catriona Jamieson, Director of the CIRM UC San Diego Alpha Stem Cell Clinic and an expert on cancers of the blood
- Jonathan Thomas, PhD, JD, Chair of CIRM’s Board
- Jennifer Briggs Braswell, Executive Director of the Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center
- David Higgins, Patient Advocate for Parkinson’s on the CIRM Board
We will give updates on the exciting work taking place at UCSD and the work that CIRM is funding. We have also set aside some time to get your thoughts on how we can improve the way we work and, of course, answer your questions.
So we would love for you to join us, and tell your friends about the event as well. Here are the basic details.
What: Stem Cell Therapies and You: A Special Patient Advocate Event
When: Thursday, April 20th 12-1pm
Where: The Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, 2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037
Why: Because the people of California have a right to know how their money is helping change the face of regenerative medicine
Who: This event is FREE and open to the public
We have set up an EventBrite page for people to RSVP and let us know if they are coming.
We hope to see you there.