San Antonio Stem Cell Conference




Updated October, 2010




Meeting Program

"Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine - New Solutions to Old Problems"

October 18th - 20th, 2010
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
200 East Market Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205

Monday, October 18th
2:00 - 7:30
5:30 - 7:00
Welcome Reception for Registered Attendees
7:00 - 7:15
Opening Remarks - John McCarrey, UTSA
7:15 - 8:15
Keynote Address:
Alan Trounson, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine*
"A Model for Translation of Stem Cell Discoveries"
Tuesday, October 19th
Session I - Basic Biology of Pluripotent Stem Cells
Chairs: John McCarrey (UTSA) and Christopher Navara (UTSA)
8:30 - 9:30
Session I Keynote:
Rudolf Jaenisch, MIT/Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research*
"Stem Cells, Pluripotency and Nuclear Reprogramming"
9:30 - 10:00
Thomas Zwaka, Baylor College of Medicine*
"Ronin and Caspases in Embryonic Stem Cells: A New Perspective on Regulation of the Pluripotent State"
10:00 - 10:30
Coffee Break
10:30 - 12:00
Austin Cooney, Baylor College of Medicine*
"Regulation of Pluripotency by Nuclear Receptors"
Christopher Navara, UTSA*
"Chromosomal Passenger Proteins and Pluripotency"
John McCarrey, UTSA*
"Enhanced Maintenance of Genetic Integrity is a Fundamental Property of Pluripotent Stem Cells"
12:00 - 1:30
Lunch (on your own)
Session II - Stem Cells and Tissue Homeostasis
Chairs: Christi Walter (UTHSCSA) and Vivienne Rebel (UTHSCSA)
1:30 - 2:30
Session II Keynote:
Elaine Fuchs, Rockefeller University*
"Skin Stem Cells in Morphogenesis, Homeostasis and Wound-Repair"
2:30 - 3:00
Peggy Goodell, Baylor College of Medicine*
"Regulation of Hematopoietic Stem Cells"
3:00 - 3:30
Coffee Break
3:30 - 5:00
Vivienne Rebel, UTHSCSA*
"Using CREBBP and EP300 to Dissect Hematopoietic Stem Cell Regulation"
Brian Hermann, University of Pittsburgh/UTSA*
"Donor-Derived Spermatogenesis in Rhesus Macaque Testes Following Spermatogonial Stem Cell Transplantation"
"Mammary Stem Cells and Their Genetic Integrity"
5:00 - 6:30
Mixer for Registered Attendees
6:30 - 8:30
Panel Discussion - "Stem Cell Research in Texas"
John Gearhart, University of Pennsylvania*, Chair
Peggy Goodell, Baylor College of Medicine*
Col. Robert Hale, Brooke Army Medical Center*
Steven Wolf, UTHSCSA*
Bettie Sue Masters, UTHSCSA & Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences*
Wednesday, October 20th
Session III - Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
Chairs: Rena Bizios (UTSA) and Steven Wolf (UTHSCSA)
8:30 - 9:30
Session III Keynote:
Hans Keirstead, University of California - Irvine*
"Human Embryonic Stem Cell Derivates for Clinical Application"
9:30 - 10:00
Rita Perlingeiro, University of Minnesota*
"From ES/iPS Cells to Skeletal Muscle Precursors"
10:00 - 10:30
Coffee Break
10:30 - 12:00
Steven Wolf, UTHSCSA*
"Regenerative Medicine in Burns"
Jian Ling, Southwest Research Institute*
"Bioreactor System Design to promote Mesenchymal Stem Cell Proliferation"
Robert Christy, US Army Institute for Surgical Research*
"Stem Cells for the Treatment of Soft Tissue Trauma and Burns"
12:00 - 12:15
Closing Remarks - Christi Walter, UTHSCSA
* Confirmed Speakers




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