May 2016

Stem Cells 101 series takes the stage in Ottawa

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The fourth and final event in the Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine’s series Stem Cells 101: The Promise and Potential is set for Tuesday, May 10 at the Civic Campus of the Ottawa General Hospital.

Like the three previous events in London, Hamilton and Toronto, the Ottawa forum features leading scientists talking about their work and discussing everything from ‘What is a stem cell?’ to ‘What is stem cell tourism?’.

The series has been well attended with full or near-full houses at most of the venues. Organizers of The Ottawa Hospital session (details here) also expect a big crowd, though seats are still available.

Small wonder there is big interest: Dr. Harry Atkins, who is doing world-leading work in using stem cells to fight multiple sclerosis, is one of the three featured speakers. Dr. Bill Stanford, Senior Scientist at the Sprott Centre for Stem Cell Research, is offering a crash course on stem cell biology and Dr. Jeff Blackmer, Vice-President of Medical Professionalism at the Canadian Medical Association, will tackle the ethical issues in stem cell research and application.

The Ottawa event begins a 7 p.m. and runs  about 90 minutes. Free parking is available.


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