Thursday, February 16, 2006

Major Stem Cell Conference Scheduled for March 2-4 at UC Berkeley

Another major stem cell conference is scheduled for March in Bay Area. This one is is being held March 2-4 at UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall and is called "California's Stem Cell Initiative: Confronting the Legal and Policy Challenges."

The 2 ½-day conference has a host of speakers ranging from Ed Penhoet, vice chair of the California stem cell agency, to California state Sen. Deborah Ortiz, who is carrying legislation to step up oversight of the agency. Scientists, academicians, economists and more are scheduled to appear.

You can register at this link. The cost ranges from a $350 corporate level to $25 for students. You can access a fine bibliography of articles by speakers at the conference by clicking here. The other March conference is sponsored by Burrill and Company, a San Francisco life sciences merchant bank. Registration fees are $1495 for that meeting. You can read our earlier item on it here.

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