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Symposia

Friday, September 16, 2011
10:00am — 11:30am

Location

(C) Ballroom A

Chalmers J. Lyons Memorial Lecture

Synopsis

Recently stem cell technologies have been developed for the investigation and treatment of neurological diseases. I will discuss the different stem cells currently being studied for mechanistic discovery and therapeutic development, including embryonic, adult and induced pluripotent stem cells. I will also present supporting evidence for the utilization of stem cell technology in the treatment of neurological diseases, and describe key issues that must be considered for the transition of stem cell therapies from bench to bedside. Finally, I will discuss the first-in-human Phase I trial currently underway examining the safety and feasibility of intraspinal stem cell injections in ALS patients as a foundation for translating stem cell therapies for various neurological diseases.

Moderator

Robert Bruce MacIntosh, DDS
Clinical Professor, Deparment of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Detroit Mercy Dental School
Bingham Farms, MI

10:00am — 11:00am

Stem Cell Therapy: Opportunities and Challenges
Eva L Feldman, MD, PhD
Professor, Neurology
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

11:00am — 11:30am

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