Sep 2010

What Would You Ask?

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September 23rd is Celebrate Science Day and the McEwen Centre has a great line-up of events.

At last year’s Celebrate Science Day, a Research Roundtable provided patients with Parkinson’s disease with the latest research findings. Later in the day, Michael J. Fox announced the launch of the Canadian arm of the Michael J. Fox Foundation and sat down with the Hour’s George Strombolopolous to talk about stem cells, research funding and living with Parkinson’s. This was followed by a musical performance by Bryan Adams. Pretty impressive for a first event.

This year’s event will be just as action-packed. The theme for the day is The Stem Cell Healthcare Revolution and You, and will focus on the impacts of stem cell science on Canadians today, and into the future.

Events include a public symposium in the afternoon, featuring talks from several McEwen Centre scientists and patients who have benefited from stem cell treatments and features actress and activist Lisa Ray (Bollywood/Hollywood) speaking about her life-saving stem cell transplant. An all-day Science Fair will feature exhibits on research taking place at the centre.

Even if you’re not attending, you can participate by sending us questions for any of the presenters. We’ll pass them along and post responses the day after the event.

What kind of questions can you ask? Anything you want. The questions will be answered by scientists, patients and doctors, so be creative. Post your questions below, or send your questions to us by email, or post them on Facebook or twitter.

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