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Johns Hopkins Co-Sponsors 2009 World Stem Cell Summit - 07/20/2009

Johns Hopkins Co-Sponsors 2009 World Stem Cell Summit

Release Date: July 20, 2009

July 20, 2009

WHAT: Johns Hopkins Medicine is co-sponsoring the 2009 World Stem Cell Summit to be held in Baltimore this September.

WHO: More than 100 speakers including governors, federal officials, top researchers and scientists will present and discuss new federal stem cell policies, scientific breakthroughs and human interest stories to an audience of more than 1,200 experts from more than 25 countries and across the United States.

WHEN: Sept. 21-23, 2009

WHERE: The Baltimore Convention Center

Meet and talk to all the experts at one location and time with on-the-record sessions, press briefings and interviews.

Johns Hopkins Medicine speakers include:
Linzhao Cheng, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Johns Hopkins Institute for Cell Engineering

Jeremy Sugarman, M.D., M.P.H., M.A., Harvey M. Meyerhoff Professor of Bioethics and Medicine Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and Department of Medicine

The World Stem Cell Summit is the only conference that combines this mix of researchers, policy makers, business leaders, and ethics and legal advocates to share, explore and discuss the latest breakthroughs and advancements in the emerging field of stem cells.

Demonstrations and discussions will range from tracking how reprogrammed stem cells (iPSCs) might complement the use of embryonic stem cells to stem cells used in regenerative medicine and how new devices such as stem cell integrated fluidic circuits might soon automate and simplify the entire process.

Follow the latest on the conference arrangements on the Web and Twitter. Story possibilities will be posted by participating universities and agencies on the conference news blog.

For the Media

Conference media contacts:
Alan Fernandez
Howard High;
650-266-6081 (office);
510-786-7378 (mobile)

Johns Hopkins Media Contacts:
Audrey Huang
Maryalice Yakutchik