Reporters, editors, daybook and calendar editors
Dennis O'Shea / 443-287-9960/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Stem Cell Research 101: The Science, Ethics and Politics of Stem Cell Research
What: A one-day primer sponsored by The Johns Hopkins University for policymakers, journalists and citizens interested in stem cell research. Topics include the latest developments in both laboratories and legislatures and the debate over ethical issues.
When: Tuesday, Nov. 15; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. EST.
Where: Hilton Washington, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
Lincoln East and Monroe Rooms
Who (see below for detailed program):
- Researchers John Gearhart, Johns Hopkins; Howard Zucker, Columbia University
- Research leaders Chi Dang, Johns Hopkins; William B. Neaves, president, Stowers Institute for Medical Research
- Research funder Zach Hall, president, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
- Bioethicists Hilary Bok, Kathy Hudson and Ruth Faden, Johns Hopkins; Alfonso Gomez-Lobo, Georgetown University
- Rep. Mike Castle, R-Del., co-sponsor of the Castle-DeGette Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act, intended to accelerate progress toward medical breakthroughs by opening more stem cell lines to federally funded research.
Why: Stem cell research has opened the door to major advances in human health. Ethical and political concerns, however, greatly complicate the research. Stem Cell Research 101 will bring interested laypersons up to speed on the latest in the science and the debates about the science. It will bring frontline researchers, research policymakers, ethicists and political leaders together to discuss the issues from their perspectives.
Logistics: The cost, including lunch, is $125. Call 1-800-548-5481. News media may cover the seminar without charge. Contact Dennis O'SPage: 1 2 3 Related biology news :1
Contact: Dennis O'Shea
Johns Hopkins University
. Gilbert Foundation and American Fed for Aging Research award grants on Alzheimers disease2
. Research shows skeleton to be endocrine organ3
. Research aims to identify markers for menopausal women at risk for deadly blood clot4
. Research team enlightens the reasons for severe blindness5
. Research teams uncover risk genes for multiple sclerosis6
. Research shows NPD1 protects a key component of vision7
. Researchers find pathway that controls cell size and division8
. Researchers watch antibiotics, bacteria meet at atomic level9
. Researchers discover gene responsible for Restless Legs Syndrome10
. Research study describes the role part of the brain plays in memory11
. NY Stem Cell Foundations 2nd Annual Translational Stem Cell Research Conference