The World Stem Cell Summit, December 10-12 in Atlanta, unites and educates the global stem cell community. With more than 1,200 attendees from more than 40 countries, the annual World Stem Cell Summit’s interdisciplinary agenda explores disease updates, research directions, cell standardization, regulatory pathways, reimbursements, financing, venture capital and economic development.
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The World Stem Cell Summit includes in-depth programming and more than 200 international speakers, including leaders from the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine:
- Atta Behfar, M.D., Ph.D., is director of the Van Cleve Cardiac Regenerative Medicine Program in the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Behfar and colleagues are working on new science and clinical trials in heart disease that harness the reparative capacity of a patient’s own stem cells.
- Clifford Folmes, Ph.D., is a Scholar of the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine. His research focuses on how changes in energy metabolism direct cell fate and stem cell differentiation. Dr. Folmes has consulted for the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space regarding the implementation of stem cell research on the International Space Station.