Dozens of experts from across the globe will discuss the latest advances in stem cell research during a three-day conference at Oakland University this fall.
The Genetics Policy Institute, a leading promoter and defender of stem cell research, recently announced its support as a major sponsor of the Second Midwest Conference on Stem Cell Biology and Therapy at OU.
The conference is planned for Oct. 5-7. It is meant for health care professionals but is also open to interested members of the public.
"Exploring and expanding the leading edge of science and technology research are among the most important roles of a world-class university," said Oakland University President Gary Russi. "With this in mind, OU is proud to host this very timely, relevant and influential event."
"Of course, another critical role of the nation's universities is to stimulate dialogue on the most challenging issues of our time. Hosting an open and meaningful discussion of the ethical considerations surrounding stem cell research will be a key component to the broader success of this conference."
The conference is open to the public, and physicians, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and others in health care professions may be able to earn continuing medical education credits by attending.
Early registration, which runs through Wednesday, is $300 for the public and $150 for students, residents and post-doctoral students. Registration after Wednesday is $350 and $175 respectively. Optional workshops are $100.