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The World Stem Cell Summit, produced by the Genetics Policy Institute (GPI), is the largest interdisciplinary, networking meeting of stem cell science and regenerative medicine stakeholders, uniting the diverse community. With the overarching purpose of fostering biomedical research, funding and investments targeting cures, the Summit is the single conference charting the future of this burgeoning field.
The program provides the research, industry, economic and societal context for understanding how all of the pieces of the stem cell science and regenerative medicine puzzle fit together. Supported by 200 organizing partners, sponsors, exhibitors, endorsing organizations and media partners, the Summit is a three-day showcase of innovation, insight and inspiration.
Event Organizers and Sponsors
The Genetics Policy Institute (GPI), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, produces the Summit. The 2014 Organizing Partners include The Mayo Clinic, UT Health Science Center of San Antonio, BioBridge Global, Baylor College of Medicine, Kyoto University Institute for Cell-Material Sciences (ICeMS) and the Regenerative Medicine Foundation. UT University System of Texas, The Cathy & Frances Burzik Foundation, Huffington Foundation and Mostyn Foundation are a Science & Education Partners.
Featuring more than 200+ renowned international speakers and 65 hours of in-depth programming, the World Stem Cell Summit unites, educates, and harmonizes the global stem cell community.
The 2014 World Stem Cell Summit Tracks include: Discovery, Translation & Clinical Trials, Innovation Showcase (Organized with Bioscience Technology – Advantage Business Media), Regenerative Services, RegMed Capital Conference and Hot Topics & Future Trends.
In addition to compelling keynotes, plenary sessions, focus sessions, the diverse three-day program includes Expert Lunch roundtables; a centrally located Exhibit Hall packed with innovators in industry, academia and government; the Poster Forum with $5,000 in poster prizes (Sponsored by STEMEDICA), showcasing science and policy research; the gala Stem Cell Action Awards Dinner; as well as many networking and partnering opportunities.
2013 World Stem Cell Summit
December 4-6, 2013
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
San Diego, California
2012 World Stem Cell Summit
December 3-5, 2012
Palm Beach County Convention Center
West Palm Beach, Florida
2011 World Stem Cell Summit
October 3-5, 2011
Pasadena Convention Center
2010 World Stem Cell Summit
October 4-6, 2010
Detroit Marriott at the iconic Renaissance Center
2009 World Stem Cell Summit
September 21-23, 2009
Baltimore Convention Center
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November 3, 2014
- World Stem Cell Summit Announces Exclusive Tour of Three of San Antonio's Science Facilities for Summit Attendees
October 23, 2014
- Nearly 550 BioMed SA Members, Supporters Celebrate Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D. as 2014 Palmaz Award Recipient
October 15, 2014
Bernard Siegel's TedX talk "Stem Cells and the Transformative Power of Hope"
Bernard Siegel, a leader of the global stem cell advocacy movement and founder of the World Stem Cell Summit, describes how grassroots activists have contributed to the advancement of stem cell research, one of the greatest scientific breakthroughs of our time.
World Stem Cell Summit 2013
The 2013 World Stem Cell Summit took place in San Diego, California on December 4-6, 2013 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. The Summit featured a record 200 expert speakers leading 67 sessions and panels and 37 "Conversation with Experts" roundtable discussions. Twelve hundred WSCS13 attendees represented more than 40 countries.
- World Stem Cell Summit
San Antonio, Texas