World Stem Cell Summit 2014
The World Stem Cell Summit (WSCS) is taking place from December 3-5 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. An absolutely superb lineup of over 200 speakers from across the world is presenting at the event.
Among the more renowned personalities speaking at the Summit include Anthony Atala, George Church and Aubrey de Grey. I always get excited about such conferences, and even attended the Singularity Summit in 2008 despite not being involved in medicine or technology in any significant way whatsoever.
Although issues related to serious medical problems justifiably garner the most attention at the Summit, hair loss and dermatology related problems also get some coverage. Replicel’s Lee Buckler is listed as a presenter.
Moreover, skin expert and researcher Elaine Fuchs gave a 1-hour lecture at an off-site event yesterday. She has conducted decades of research regarding human skin and related appendages, including hair follicles, sweat glands and sebaceous glands. A few other lesser known presenters will also offer insights into stem cells and dermatological problems such as hair loss.
A brief summary of the event after it ended summarized its focus as being to serve as the meeting point for researchers, clinicians, industry leaders, regulators, policy makers and ethicists. All these groups aim to advance stem cell innovation and new therapies in regenerative medicine.