The First International Conference on Dental and Craniofacial Stem Cells (ICDCSC) will take place on April 27 to 29, 2011, at the New York Academy of Sciences in New York City.
More than 300 participants will include scientific researchers, industry representatives, and members of government agencies such as NIH and FDA. According to the organizers, the goal of the meeting is to "encourage cross-disciplinary alliance and foster a collegial atmosphere to catalyze the advancement of dental and craniofacial stem cell research."
The conference will be led by Jeremy Mao, DDS, PhD, of Columbia University (pictured); Darwin Prockop, MD, PhD, of Texas A&M Medical Center; and Pamela Robey, PhD, and Nadya Lumelsky, PhD, of the NIH.
“The teeth and the face harbor stem cells, just like virtually all other regions of the body. However, stem cells from the teeth and the face have special properties that make them unusual, if not unique, in some cases,” Mao said. “Dentistry is undergoing a transformation from restorative, such as drilling and filling, to regenerative. This conference represents the first dedicated gathering of stake holders from the scientific community, industry, and government officials who fund and regulate regenerative technologies.”
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