Conference: Bringing Regenerative Medicine to the Clinic

Trials and Tribulations in Europe and Beyond Regenerative Medicine in Europe (REMEDiE) Closing Conference

April 18-19, 2011, University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain

Deadline for abstracts: Feb 28, 2011
Deadline for registration: March 31, 2011

Papers are invited relating to the following themes:
The bioethics of stem cells
Regulation and governance within the regenerative medicine field
Stem cell banking in national and international contexts
Clinical trialing in regenerative medicine
Corporate investment and the current and future pattern of RM products
Laboratory to clinic – translational medicine in practice

Invited speakers include:
Itziar Alkorta (University of the Basque Country)
Christopher Bravery, UK (tbc)
Michael Whitaker, Stem Cell Institute, UK
Carlos Romeo Casabona (University of the Basque Country) (tbc)
Herbert Gottweis (University of Vienna)
Maria Pascual, (Cellerix, Spain) (tbc)
Bran Salter, (Kings College London)
Anna Veiga (Spanish Stem Cell Bank) (tbc)
Catherine Waldby (University of Sydney)
Andrew Webster (University of York)

The conference will be of interest to academics from social science and bioethical communities, legislators and policy-makers in Europe, members of the European Commission especially DG Sanco, bioscientists and clinicians in the field, , civil society organisations, international patient associations, and corporate decision-makers. As we are meeting in Bilbao, we hope especially to welcome social scientists and bioscientists/clinicians from Spain who are working in this area. Postgraduate researchers are especially welcome.

There is no registration fee.
To register for the conference please use the online facility here.

To offer a paper, please send your abstract (250 words max) to Professor Andrew Webster, University of York by email at: andrew.webster@york.ac.uk

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