GPI Appearances & Events - 2013

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January 11-13, 2013
Children's Neurobiological Solutions (CNS) Foundation's 2013 Scientific Workshop: The Best Next Steps
The Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine in Southern California
La Jolla, California

Bernard Siegel is an invited participant. The goals of the workshop are to:
Provide an opportunity for participants to exchange information, questions and ideas about the status of their research relevant to pediatric neurobiology; Define the best next steps to advance pediatric neurobiological solutions; Reach consensus on an action plan to achieve the best next steps, including what scientists/participants, CNS and others can do to advance the research

For more information about the CNS Foundation visit

February 24-26, 2013
11th Annual BioPartnering North America
Vancouver Convention Centre
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Alan Fernandez, Associate Director, to attend for partnering related meetings.

April 5, 2013
University of Miami/Florida Bioethics Network Conference
Biscayne Bay Marriott
Miami, Florida

Bernard Siegel will discuss ethics, research and and health policy challenges relating to stem cells. The conference continues to be one of the largest professional ethics conference in the  nation, drawing in excess of 300 physicians, nurses, lawyers, hospital administrators and other health providers.

April 22-25, 2013
BIO International Convention

McCormick Place
Chicago, Illinois

April 23-25, 2013
"Understanding Stem Cell Controversies"

Stem Cell Network (Canada)
Center of Genomics and Policy (CGP), McGill University
Hotel Omni Mont-Royal
Montreal, Canada

Bernard Siegel will speak on the topic of "Stem Cells and Advocacy: Lessons from the Frontline" at this intensive course on regulatory and socio -ethical issues. More information

May 3, 2013
TEDx Delray
Old School Square Crest Theatre
51 North Swinton Ave
Delray Beach, FL, 33444
United States

Bernard Siegel  presents "The Power of Patient Advocacy."
x = Independantly organized TED event. Theme: "The Human Experience"

For more information visit:

May 7-8, 2013
Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM)
Annual Dinner & Legislative Fly-In
Washington, DC

With over 100 of the organization's key stakeholders from across the country in attendance, May 7 will begin with committee meetings for each of ARM's eight working committees, as well as the organization's bi-annual in-person Board Meeting. Immediately following is the Annual Dinner, one of ARM's signature events. This dinner is attended by ARM industry leaders and researchers, as well as patient advocates and Members of Congress and their staff.   

ARM's Legislative Day then commences on May 8. ARM members spend the day on Capitol Hill meeting with congressional leaders, as well as with key members of the Administration. The purpose is to educate policy makers about the promise of regenerative medicine and the need for legislation and policies that support the field. More information, please visit

June 12 - 15, 2013
ISSCR 11th Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts

July 15-17, 2013
6th Annual Business Education Course

"The Business of Regenerative Medicine: From Stem Cells to the Market Place"
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio

This program will help executives and entrepreneurs understand how entrepreneurial skills can be used both inside and outside the corporate setting. Scientific and medical innovations must be efficiently translated into business opportunities that both address and meet the patient needs (market demand) and economic realities (local versus global markets). New models and approaches form the experience-based foundations of Regenerative Medicine and provide the focus of this Business Educational Course. Bernard Siegel will provide a presentation on translational policy issues. More information

July 30-31, 2013
CASMI Translational Stem Cell Consortium

St. James Club
Paris, France

CASMI is the Centre for the Advancement of Sustainable Medical Innovation, a partnership between Oxford University and UCL, created to develop new models for medical innovation. The centre aims to address the issues that have led to current failures in the translation of basic bioscience into affordable and widely adopted new treatments. Bernard Siegel is participating in the first CASMI Translational Stem Cell Consortium meeting. The event includes a site visit to I-Stem, the Paris cell manufacturing facility.

August 27, 2013
6th International Seminar
"The regulatory framework for research and therapies with cells in Argentina"

National Senate Offices
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Bernard Siegel will present "The Power of Patient Advocacy Organizations in the Life Sciences" at this conference organized by the Argentine Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovative Production.

September 18, 2013
BioMed SA's 8th Annual Julio Palmaz Award Dinner and Ceremony

The Vistas At Valero,
One Valero Way
San Antonio, Texas

GPI executive director, Bernard Siegel, will participate at this celebratory event honoring Dr. Robert Langer, world-renowned engineer, medical inventor, and entrepreneur. The mission of BioMed SA is to accelerate growth of the healthcare and bioscience sector, create regional economic benefit, and contribute to the health of San Antonio and beyond by establishing San Antonio as a leader in healthcare and bioscience. For more information visit

October 12, 2013
Culturing a Stem Cell Community: UC Berkeley Stem Cell Symposium
UC Berkeley
Berkeley, California

GPI Associate Director Alan Fernandez to speak.

October 23-25, 2013
World Conference on Regenerative Medicine 2013
Conference Center Leipzig
Leipzig, Germany

Bernard Siegel will deliver a presentation on stem cells and public policy. One of Europe's largest and most interdisciplinary events on Regenerative Medicine. Approximately 1,000 expected participants from basic and applied research, industry and regulatory institutions. For more information please visit:

November 14-15, 2013
World Congress for Freedom of Scientific Research

European Parliament
Brussels, Belgium

Bernard Siegel will present on "The power of the stem cell advocacy movement" at this preparatory session of the World Congress for Freedom of Scientific Research, an international forum of discussion promoted by a group of renowned scientists and international NGOs about the history of the World Congress, its accomplishments and goals. For more information, please visit

December 4-6, 2013
World Stem Cell Summit
Manchester Grand Hyatt
San Diego, California

Produced by the Genetics Policy Institute (GPI), the Summit attracts 1,200 attendees are expected from 40+ countries. Prominent industry leaders, scientists, clinicians, students, regulators, policymakers, patient advocates, philanthropists, economic development officers and experts in law and ethics join together to advance our field. For more information, please visit


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