Monday, March 24, 2008

CIRM Releases Cost on International Stem Cell Forum

The California stem cell agency hosted the International Stem Cell Forum in San Francisco last month, which involved representatives of the leading stem cell research organizations in the world.

CIRM ballyhooed the event with a news release, and prior to the meeting, we asked for an estimate of the cost to CIRM. The agency declined to provide an advance estimate and said that the costs would include "paying for the meeting room at the hotel where the meeting is taking place as well as the audio visual set up and possibly some things like copies. We are also paying for 2 dinners (but not alcohol)."

In response to our queries, Don Gibbons, chief communications officer for CIRM, this afternoon reported that the cost totalled $25,912. Sphere: Related Content

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