June 20-21, 2011
Reproductive Sciences (RS) Branch, Center for Population Research (CPR), NICHD; American Society for Reproductive Medicine; Society of Gynecologic Investigation
Ruth Kirschstein Auditorium, Natcher Building (Building 45), NIH Main Campus, Bethesda, Maryland
Reproductive and developmental biology are two cornerstones of NICHD research and form the foundation of stem cell research. This conference is designed to highlight the critical interrelationships between stem cells and reproduction, development, and regenerative medicine.
The scope of this conference is broad, encompassing gametogenesis, early development, birth defects, childhood diseases and disorders, intellectual and developmental disorders, and rehabilitative medicine, to name a few topics. Sessions will highlight research using traditional human embryonic stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells (adult cells that have been genetically reprogrammed to have the potential to differentiate into almost any cell in the body), and a number of stem cell types that are of unique interest to the NICHD (e.g., spermatogonial stem cells, endometrial stem cells, and patient-specific stem cell lines unique to genetic disorders of childhood).
Stormy Chamberlain (University of Connecticut), Jose Cibelli (Michigan State University), Allison Ebert (Medical College of Wisconsin), Konrad Hochedlinger (Harvard), Erika Matunis (Johns Hopkins), Ken Muneoka (Tulane University), Kyle Orwig (University of Pittsburgh), Virginia Papaioannou (Columbia), Renee Reijo Pera (Stanford), Frank Soldner (Whitehead Institute), Elly Tanaka (Max Planck Institute), Alan Trounson (California Institute for Regenerative Medicine), Amy Wagers (Harvard), Erin Wolff (NICHD), Joanna Wysocka (Stanford)
Registration is free, but is required to attend this conference.
Dr. Stuart Moss, RS Branch, CPR, NICHD
Tel: (301) 435-6979