Interactive Session - Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology Special Interest Group - Regenerative Cells
Time:1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Location:Room 7 - San Diego Convention Center
Mahendra Rao, M.D., Ph.D. (Chair), National Institutes for Health Center for Regenerative Medicine
Gianpiero D. Palermo, M.D., Ph.D., Weill Cornell Medical College
Needs Assessment and Description
The ability to obtain and maintain pluripotent stem cells
(PSCs) from individuals in culture and differentiate them
into multiple cell types that reflect any underlying disease
provides a fundamental change in our ability to diagnose,
screen or treat human diseases. This live session for researchoriented
clinical investigators and research scientists will
provide information about the application and timing for
making PSCs, choosing appropriate source samples, and
the consent process.
At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able
- Describe the workflow process for making and using PSCs.
- Discuss the selection of source samples and the consent
process for obtaining and making PSCs.
Induced pluripotent stem cells (PSCs):
- Can be made from every adult cell tested so far.
- Are like mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs).
- Are identical to embryonic stem cells (ESCs).
- May be used to make human clones.