2012 Schedule

Morning Session: Open to the Public

Please join us to hear talks from the leading experts in stem cell research and spinal cord injury. The continental breakfast, morning talks, lunch and one talk after lunch are all open to the public.

8:30 AM: Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM: Ann A. Kiessling, PhD, Welcome & Overview
Bedford Stem Cell Research Foundation

Watch the Talk

9:30 AM: Keith Tansey, MD, PhD
Director, Spinal Cord Injury Research,
Shepherd Center

Watch the Talk: Stem Cells in Spinal Cord Injury: a Medical Physiologists View

10:20 AM: Coffee Break

10:40 AM: Philip Horner, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery,
University of Washington

Watch the Talk: Human iPSC-Derived Neural Stem Cells: Efficacy and Safety Data from a Chronic Cervical Contusion Model of Spinal Cord Injury

11:30 AM: Wise Young, MD, PhD
Founding Director, W. M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience
Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Richard H. Shindell Chair in Neuroscience
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Watch the Talk: Umbilical cord blood and lithium treatment of chronic spinal cord injury

12:15 PM: Lunch

1:20 PM: Ed Wirth, MD, PhD
Spinal Cord Injury Clinical Scientist,
Independent Consultant

Watch the Talk: Cell-Based Therapies for SCI: Lessons Learned in Planning and Conducting Two Phase 1 Safety Trials Over the Past 18 Years

2:10 PM: H. Richard Winn, M.D
Director of Neurosurgery,
Lenox Hill Hospital
Professor of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience,
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Watch the Talk: Barriers to Translation Research: A Cautionary Tale

3:00 PM: Coffee Break

3:20 PM: Hans Keirstead, PhD
Professor of Anatomy & Neurobiology, Neurological Surgery,
University of California at Irvine
Reeve-Irvine Research Center

Watch the Talk: Translation of Stem Cell Based Therapies

4:00 PM: Remote Talk by: Brian K. Kwon, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Canada Research Chair in Spinal Cord Injury,
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Career Scholar Associate Professor,
Department of Orthopaedics,
University of British Columbia

Watch the Talk: Clinical Challenges in Translational Research for Acute Human Spinal Cord Injury

Afternoon Session: Faculty Only, Closed to the Public

4:30 PM: Roundtable Discussion

6 PM: Dinner & Cocktails with a Continuation of the Discussion