Are Stem Cells the Future of Modern Medicine?

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CIHR Café Scientifique Presents:
Science on tap – Quench your interest

Are Stem Cells the Future of Modern Medicine?

Date: May 31st 2012
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Location: The Wicklow Pub (610 Stamps Landing, Vancouver, BC)
RSVP: email [email protected] or register below

Ever wondered what stem cells really are? Why they are important in biomedical research? Which diseases could stem cell really cure? How close is this research to treating patients?

Patients on organ transplant lists, as well as those with diabetes and heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, MS, developmental deficiencies, and many others could benefit from stem cell research.

You are invited to join us for a lively debate on stem cell research.


Dr. Fabio Rossi, Canada Research Chair in Regenerative Medicine; Professor, Department of Medical Genetics.
Dr. Rossi is a professor at the department of medical genetics at UBC and a Michael Smith Foundation for health research fellow. He is a Canada Research Chair in Regenerative Medicine.

Dr. Jackie Damen, Scientific Director of Contract Assay Services, STEMCELL Technologies.
Dr. Damen has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of haematopoiesis and stem cell biology. As a scientific director at STEMCELL Technologies, she works with pharmaceutical clients worldwide and oversees the research for testing novel compounds.

Moderated by Dr. Frances Lock


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