Every year Bernie Siegel and his team at the World Stem Cell Summit (WSCS) put together a conference that highlights various topics in the stem cell and regenerative medicine field. This year, because of the coronavirus pandemic, the conference has adopted an entirely virtual format.
The Virtual World Stem Cell Summit, as it is known, is a global event, broad in scope, covering a wide variety of topics and issues. It is designed to breakdown silos, expand our knowledge about stem cell research, even to help create collaborations between researchers and patient advocates. The overall goal is simple, to improve health and deliver cures.
You can register for the conference by clicking the link here and you might recognize some friendly and familiar CIRM faces in the list of speakers!
CIRM President and CEO Dr. Maria Millan will be providing an update on CIRM following the passage of Proposition 14, which authorized an additional $5.5 billion in funding for the state agency.
CIRM Chairman Jonathan Thomas will participate in a panel titled Health Literacy: Stem Cell Science, Vaccine Development & Confidence in the Age of the Covid Pandemic and Infodemic.
CIRM Board Member Ysabel Duron, a patient advocate for cancer, will be moderating a panel that will discuss the importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and how to better incorporate DEI into clinical research.
There will also be panel moderated by Melissa King from Americans for Cures that will discuss the important role that patient advocacy plays in advancing the field of regenerative medicine.
The conference is from June 14 – 18, 2021 which is fast approaching so be sure to register soon!