“Tomorrow’s Cures Today,” an inaugural symposium about cell therapy and regenerative medicine, will be held Saturday, Jan. 30, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, DuVal Auditorium, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson.
Presented by the University of Arizona Health Sciences, UA College of Medicine – Tucson and Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, the free event is open to UA faculty, staff and students as well as health professionals and the public.
According to the National Institutes of Health, regenerative medicine is a rapidly developing field with the “potential to transform the treatment of human disease through the development of innovative new therapies that offer a faster, more complete recovery with significantly fewer side effects or risk of complications.” Regenerative medicine includes growing tissue to repair or replace human tissues or organs lost due to age, disease, damage or congenital defects.
The symposium will feature internationally renowned speakers from Stanford University, Washington University and Shriners Hospital in St. Louis, and the University of Miami Diabetes Research Institute, in addition to acclaimed researchers with UAHS, the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and Banner – University Medical Center.
Presenters will discuss the results of cutting-edge research and clinical trials in conditions including diabetes, Parkinson’s disease and heart failure, as well as orthopedics. Discussions also will address planned clinical trials and pre-clinical work.
“This is a unique opportunity to learn about the use of stem cells and other cell therapies already being used in the clinic, as well as about pre-clinical work for soon-to-be in the clinic applications. Symposium participants also can find out how to participate in and accelerate the development of these endeavors,” says Jason X.-J. Yuan, MD, PhD, UAHS associate vice president for translational health sciences and professor and chief of the Division of Translational and Regenerative Medicine in the UA Department of Medicine.
REGISTRATION: To register for the symposium, or for more information, please email Randi Whittemore, firstname.lastname@example.org (include your name and your affiliation/organization) by Tuesday, Jan. 26. Registration is free and includes materials, a continental breakfast, boxed lunch and afternoon coffee break. Limited free parking is available in the Banner – University Medical Center Tucson Visitor/Patient Parking Garage, just south of the hospital’s main entrance, and in nearby UA Zone 1 lots.