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Second annual stem cell symposium to focus on heart tissue, blood diseases

MADISON -- Several of the world's leading experts on the formation of blood and heart cells from stem cells, and clinical applications of stem cells in blood and heart diseases, will come together on Wednesday, April 18 for the second annual Wisconsin Stem Cell Symposium.

Coordinated by the UW-Madison/NIH Stem Cell Training Program, the UW Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center and the BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute (BCTI), the conference's confirmed keynote speakers include:

Piero Anversa, New York Medical College

Connie J. Eaves, Terry Fox Laboratory, BC Cancer Research Centre, Vancouver, Canada

Timothy J. Kamp, UW-Madison

Gordon M. Keller, Ontario Cancer Institute, Toronto, Canada

Douglas W. Losordo, The Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

Christine L. Mummery, Hubrecht Laboratory, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Stuart H. Orkin, Children's Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Harvard University

Igor I. Slukvin, UW-Madison

The Wisconsin Stem Cell Symposium will be held at Promega Corporation's BioPharmaceutical Technology Center (BTC) at 5445 E. Cheryl Parkway in Fitchburg, Wis. The center is also home to the BTCI, the educational non-profit that Promega supports.

"With such an impressive collection of thought leaders from the stem cell field, there are real possibilities for new thinking and new discovery. We are proud to sponsor such rich opportunities for science," said Bill Linton, CEO of Promega and president of the BTCI Board of Directors.

The Wisconsin Stem Cell Symposium is open to the public and registration is $60.


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Contact: Tim Kamp
tjk@medicine.wisc.edu
608-263-4856
University of Wisconsin-Madison
22-Mar-2007


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