Synapses Firing : Connections Made

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Synapses Firing: Connections Made

CIRM Patient Advocacy Day & Stem Cell Update on
Neurodegenerative Diseases


9:00 AM:

Registration and Continental Breakfast; Patient Advocate Display Tables

10:00 AM:

“An Overview of UC-Irvine’s Stem Cell Program and Stem Cell Basics”
Peter J. Donovan, Ph.D., Director, Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center, UC-Irvine

Welcome and Keynote Presentation, “CIRM’s Investment in Neurodegenerative Diseases”
Leeza Gibbons, CIRM ICOC Governing Board, Alzheimer’s Disease Patient Advocate;
the Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation

“The Faces of Neurodegenerative Disease”
Neal S. Hermanowicz, M.D., Neurologist, Movement Disorder Program,
Department of Neurology, UC-Irvine

Patient Advocate Spotlight: Serge Morales and Susan Franklin
“Using Stem Cells to Understand and Treat Neurodegeneration, including Alzheimer’s Disease and Huntington’s Disease”
Mathew Mark Blurton-Jones, Ph.D., Neurology and Behavior, School of Biological Sciences,
Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI-MIND), UC-Irvine

Patient Advocate Spotlight: Evan Henry
“Stem Cells and Parkinson’s Disease”
Birgitt Schuele, M.D., Clinical Molecular Geneticist, the Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center,

Complimentary Lunch

Patient Advocate Spotlight: Bill Johnston
“Using Stem Cells to Model Neurodegenerative Diseases in Huntington’s Disease and Spinal Muscular Atrophy”
Virginia B. Mattis, Ph. D., Regenerative Medicine Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center,
Los Angeles

Patient Advocate Sharing Sessions

2:00 PM

Program Concludes 

Video recordings of this conference are available here.

Please RSVP to:
Lorraine Stiehl
CIRM Patient Advocate Coordinator

Follow the event on twitter: #CIRMneuro

Date Published: May 2, 2011
Last Modified: April 5, 2017