APRIL 19, 2023
Stem Cell Innovations in Building and Rebuilding the Nervous System

This Symposium is coordinated by the University of Wisconsin–Madison Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center and the BTC Institute. Scientists’ ability to model CNS morphogenesis, development, and disease and to treat neurodegenerative diseases using human pluripotent stem cell-derived technologies has never been greater. This symposium will bring together world leaders to present and discuss recent advancements, promising strategies, and clinical trials in regenerative technologies for preventing and treating neurological disorders.

HIGHLIGHTED TOPICS:

  • Modeling neurodevelopment and neurodegeneration using iPSCs
  • Bioengineering CNS morphogenesis, development, and disease using organoids
  • Stem cell-derived cell therapies for the eye
  • Stem cell-derived cell therapies for Parkinson’s Disease
  • Big Data in CNS regenerative therapies
confirmed presenters

David Gamm, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences; RRF Emmett A. Humble Distinguished Director McPherson Eye Research Institute; Sandra Lemke Trout Chair in Eye Research; Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, WI

Li Gan, Ph.D., Professor of Neuroscience, Weill Cornell Medicine Helen & Robert Appel Alzheimer’s Disease Research Institute, New York, NY

Eyal Karzbrun, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Center District, Israel

Kapil Bharti, Ph.D., Senior Investigator: Ocular and Stem Cell Translational Research Section, National Eye Institute, Bethesda, MD

Jun Takahashi, M.D., Ph.D., Director and Professor, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

Clemens Scherzer, M.D., Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Founder and Director of the Center for Advanced Parkinson Research and the Precision Neurology Program, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston MA

Andre M.M. Sousa, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Department of Neuroscience, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, WI

Momoko Watanabe, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center, School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA

The Symposium will be held in-person at the biopharmaceutical technology center (BTC) on the promega corporation campus in fitchburg, WI. Promega Campus Map

REGISTRATION
POSTER SESSION + CONTEST

Are you a postdoc interested in travelling to Madison for the Symposium? If “yes,” please check out the Graduate Student Travel Award that the UW-Madison Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center is offering!

EXHIBITOR’S AGREEMENT FORM [including information re: levels of sponsorship offered]
RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR EXHIBITORS
ON-LINE PAYMENT LINK

HOTEL Information:

Blocks of rooms are being held until March 19th at MainStay Suites ($99) and the Sheraton Madison Hotel ($119) — When making your reservation please be sure to indicate that you will be attending the Wisconsin Stem Cell Symposium.

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organizing committee

Randolph Ashton, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Wisconsin Institute of Discovery & Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, WI

David Gamm, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, WI

Timothy J. Kamp, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Medicine, Cell and Regenerative Biology; Director, Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, WI

Su-Chun Zhang, Ph.D., Professor, Neuroscience and Neurology, Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, WI

Xinyu Zhao, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Neuroscience, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, WI

POSTER JUDGES [tba]