5th Annual Culturing a Stem Cell Community Conference
The Student Society for Stem Cell Research (SSSCR) is pleased to announce our celebration of Stem Cell Awareness Day 2017 through the 5th Annual Culturing a Stem Cell Community Conference being held today, October 14, 2017, and organized by the UC Berkeley chapter of SSSCR.
The 5th Annual Culturing a Stem Cell Community Conference is the largest student organized event promoting community education of stem cell research. The aim behind Culturing a Stem Cell Community is to create a forum for the diverse groups that are required to advance the field and to increase appreciation of our role in educating the public on regenerative medicine. Students, patients, academic researchers, and clinicians attend the conference to share and learn cutting edge breakthroughs in stem cell research.
“It is awe-inspiring to see students take such initiative to educate the public, interact with patients, and present their vision for the field of regenerative medicine,” says Marion Riggs, Founder of SSSCR-International.
“We are thrilled by the level of community support that we have received to hold our 5th Annual Berkeley Stem Cell Conference and are looking forward educating the public on clinical progress in the field,” says Annika Anderson, SSSCR- Berkeley Chapter President.
SSSCR appreciates the supporting organizations and corporate sponsors that make this conference possible.
Supporting Organizations and Companies:
Americans for Cures Foundation
Genetica DNA Laboratories| LabCorp Brand
Berkeley Stem Cell Center
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Student Society for Stem Cell Research
About Americans for Cures Foundation:
The Americans for Cures Foundation’s mission is to support fellow advocates in the fight for stem cell research and cures. The Americans for Cures Foundation clarifies key issues in breakthrough research making sure that our allies get the facts and stay current. In 2004, 59% of California voters—more than 7 million people—passed Proposition 71, the California Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative. Prop 71 authorized the investment of $3 billion into stem cell research across California through the creation of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). CIRM is the State’s public agency that funds stem cell research and therapy development, following strict financial oversight and ethical controls, including the prohibition of human reproductive cloning. Americans for Cures Foundation, the legacy non-profit behind Proposition 71, is a nonpartisan, 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to advocate on behalf of the 100 million Americans who suffer from chronic disease and injury who can benefit from stem cell research.
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About SSSCR-International: Supporting Organization
The Student Society for Stem Cell Research, founded in 2003, is a U.S. based international network dedicated to advancing scientific research for cures. SSSCR has a network spanning over 7,500 members and has started over 35 university-based chapters. SSSCR has been in the media 58 times including TV, radio, and print. SSSCR is a member organization of the Stem Cell Action Coalition and the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine. Along with the SSSCR student-led stem cell conference-series, SSSCR chapters implement CIRM-sponsored Stem Cell Education and Outreach Programs (SCEOPs) empowering students to deliver presentations to high schools on stem cell science, ethics, and policy. Since 2007, SSSCR members have presented over 100 high school presentations.