Town Hall Forums Spring 2009

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The Town Forums provide an interactive opportunity for individuals to learn how CIRM is investing Proposition 71 funds to improve human health and about advances in stem cell science from some of the most distinguished researchers in the field.

Each Forum features three CIRM-funded speakers who will speak briefly on a particular topic, followed by a question and answer period. The speakers will provide an overview of the current state of stem cell research, cell therapy in a particular disease area, and other applications of stem cell science such as safety testing in drug development.

Free and open to the public. Seating is limited, please RSVP to reserve a space (see below for email for each event).

Palace Hotel, San Francisco

Wednesday, March 18th, 6 – 7:30 PM
2 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco

  • Renee A Reijo Pera, PhD
    Institute for Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine
    Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Tamara N. Alliston, PhD
    University of California San Francisco Cartilage Repair & Regeneration Center
  • Bruce R. Conklin, MD
    Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Please reserve a seat by emailing:

San Diego Natural History Museum

Tuesday, March 31st, 6:15 – 7:45 PM
1788 El Prado, San Diego

  • Jeanne Loring, PhD, The Scripps Research Institute
    Founding Director, Center for Regenerative Medicine
  • Stuart Lipton, MD, PhD, Burnham Institute.
    Director, Del E. Webb Neuroscience, Aging and Stem Cell Research Center
  • Mahendra Rao, MD, PhD, Invitrogen
    Vice President, Research, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

Please reserve a seat by emailing:

Los Angeles

Wednesday, April 22nd, The Davidson Conference Center, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
3415 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles

  • Martin Pera, PhD
    Professor and Foundation Director, Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research, USC
  • Donald B. Kohn, M.D.
    Departments of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics, and Pediatrics, UCLA
  • Leslie Michels Thompson, PhD.
    Director, Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program, University of California, Irvine

Please reserve a seat by emailing:

Date Published: March 27, 2009
Last Modified: April 5, 2017