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Stem Cell Event Brings Biomedical Science Leaders Together

October 27, 2010

Texans For Stem Cell Research Event Brings International Biomedical Science Leaders to Austin October 27th – Free and Open to Public

Texans for Stem Cell Research (TCSR), a non-profit grassroots organization, announces an educational event about stem cell research and advances in their first Annual Learn and Live Educational Series, at the University of Texas Joe C. Thompson Conference Center, Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 from 1pm-5pm. Seven of the world’s leading physicians and scientists will provide updates on their latest research, discuss promising stem cell therapies for degenerative diseases, and answer questions on the future of stem cell therapy. Senator Kirk Watson, a leading advocate for stem cell research in the Texas Legislature, will open the event, and discuss the challenges and opportunities patients, stem cell researchers and advocates face in this most promising field of biomedicine.

TSCR’s first annual Learn and Live Educational Series features Dr. James Willerson, MD, a leading cardiologist conducting stem cell trials at the Texas Heart Institute (UT); Dr. Darwin Prockop, Director of Texas A&M Regenerative Medicine; Dr. Sean Savitz, University of Texas Health Science Center; Dr. Roger S. Gammon, Austin Heart; Dr. William K. Decker, University of Texas, MD Anderson; Dr. Ali Denktas, University of Texas Health Science Center; and Dr. Terry Clower, PHD, North Texas University. The event is free and open to the public at the University of Texas Joe C. Thompson Conference Center, Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 from 1pm-5pm. Senator Kirk Watson will open with advocacy information and legislative updates.

Scientists in Texas are currently conducting 517 stem cell clinical trials, which range from multiple sclerosis, cancer and diabetes to Parkinson’s disease and more.

Texans for Stem Cell Research (TCSR) is a nonprofit, grassroots organization dedicated to stem cell education, research advocacy, and fundraising in the State of Texas. The group’s goal for 2014 is to promote the building of a first-class stem cell research facility in Texas.

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