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Top scientists meet for Global Conference on Stem Cell Therapy for Cardiovascular Diseases

w derived cells for chronic coronary disease will be presented by Dr. Vincent Pompili
  • SEISMIC: The first randomized study of myoblasts given by catheter delivery for patients with CHF, presented by Dr. Patrick Serruys

  • Next-Generation Heart Muscle Cells: Advances in Skeletal, Myocardial, Embryonic, and Bone Marrow Derived Techniques

  • A Preview of First-in-Human Studies Planned for the Coming Year

    WHO:
    Hundreds of the worlds leading cell therapy experts will meet to discuss the latest advances in this area.

    Warren Sherman, M.D., Conference Director, is Director of Cardiac Cell-Based Endovascular Therapies at the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Sherman is a renowned clinical investigator in the field of myocardial regeneration who pioneered a technique for injecting stem cells into the heart. In Rotterdam in May 2001, he performed the first catheter-based injection of stem cells into the heart of a patient with congestive heart failure due to a previous heart attack. At Columbia University Medical Center, researchers led by Dr. Sherman are using the patients own myoblasts -- progenitor cells found in muscle -- to repair and replace injured cardiac tissue in a process called myogenesis.

    WHEN: January 17 19, 2007
    WHERE: The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

    For media inquiries and registration, please contact Irma Damhuis (212-851-9187 and idamhuis@crf.org) or Craig LeMoult

    The conference program can be found at http://www.crf.org/pdf/CT.pdf


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  • Contact: Craig LeMoult
    cel2113@columbia.edu
    212-305-0820
    Columbia University Medical Center
    29-Nov-2006


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