The 2012 Spinal Cord Workshop
a program of the Bedford Stem Cell Research Foundation.
The Spinal Cord Workshop
Friday, November 9, 2012
In Person or Watch It Live Online


What are the Barriers to Cure? 

The workshop brings together a distinguished faculty of stem cell researchers and clinicians to present their latest work (see the list below). All the talks will be geared toward translating basic science to clinical practice (get the PDF flier).

This year, for the first time, a live video webcast will be available, along with a live forum for questions. Viewers in other time zones will be able to start the talks on a delay.

Corporate and General Public - $120.00     
Education and Nonprofit - $35.00     
Live Video Online (early bird price) - $25.00

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(This event is limited to 100 attendees, reserve your spot now!)

Speakers & Panelists Include: 

Dr. Jose Cibelli Jose Cibelli, DVM, PhD
Professor, Department of Animal Science & Department of Physiology
Director, Cellular Reprogramming Laboratory
Michigan State University
Dr. Philip Horner Philip Horner, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
University of Washington
Talk title: Human iPSC-Derived Neural Stem Cells: Efficacy and Safety Data from a Chronic Cervical Contusion Model of Spinal Cord Injury
Dr. Hans Keirstead Hans Keirstead, PhD
Professor of Anatomy & Neurobiology, Neurological Surgery
University of California at Irvine
Reeve-Irvine Research Center
Dr. Ann Kiessling Ann A. Kiessling, PhD
Director, Bedford Stem Cell Research Foundation
Dr. Steve Stice Steven L. Stice, PhD
Professor, GRA Eminent Scholar
Director of the Regenerative Bioscience Center
University of Georgia
CSO, Aruna Biomedical Inc.
Dr. Keith Tansey Keith Tansey, MD, PhD
Director, Spinal Cord Injury Research
Shepherd Center
Dr. Ed Wirth Ed Wirth, MD, PhD
Spinal Cord Injury Clinical Scientist,
Independent Consultant
Talk title: Cell-Based Therapies for SCI: Lessons Learned in Planning and Conducting Two Phase 1 Safety Trials Over the Past 18 Years
Dr. Wise Young Wise Young, MD, PhD
Founding Director, W. M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience
Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Talk title: Umbilical cord blood and lithium treatment of chronic spinal cord injury
  Learn more about this year's faculty online.

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The Henderson HouseThis year's workshop will be at the

Henderson House in Weston, MA

A delicious breakfast, coffee break, snacks and lunch will be provided.
Find out more about here.
Live Broadcast Online

Watch It Live Online

This year's workshop will be held in Weston, MA. But, if you can't make it to the event -- you can now watch it LIVE starting at 8:50 AM EST. - Register here.

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