Monday, October 19, 2020

Prop. 14: Online Forum Scheduled for Wednesday on $5.5 Billion Stem Cell Ballot Measure

An online forum dealing with the $5.5 billion stem cell measure to save California's stem cell research program is scheduled for this Wednesday with a panel that includes scientists and patient advocates. 

The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by Summit for Stem Cell Foundation, a San Diego-based, stem cell advocacy group. The session will include a live Q&A segment. Questions may also be submitted in advance. 

On tap for the discussion about Proposition 14 are Jeanne Loring, co-founder of Aspen Neurosciences and formerly with Scripps Research Institute; patient advocates Kristin MacDonald and Katie Jackson; Melissa King, executive director of Americans for Cures, and the publisher of this blog for the last 15 years, David Jensen. Moderating will be Bernie Siegel, executive director of the nonprofit Regenerative Medicine Foundation. Siegel created and co-chaired 17 annual World Stem Cell Summits.

Registration is limited. You can register here. The event begins at 5 p.m. PDT and is scheduled to conclude at 6:15 p.m. 

(Editor's note: An earlier version of this item listed Paul Knoepfler of UC Davis as a participant on the panel. However, he has had to drop out.)

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