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, industryrepresentatives, and members of government agencies such as NIH andFDA. According to the organizers, the goal of the meeting is to"encourage cross-disciplinary alliance and foster a collegial atmosphereto catalyze the advancement of dental and craniofacial stem cellresearch."
The conference will be led by Jeremy Mao, DDS, PhD, of ColumbiaUniversity (pictured); Darwin Prockop, MD, PhD, of Texas A&M MedicalCenter; and Pamela Robey, PhD, and Nadya Lumelsky, PhD, of the NIH.
“The teeth and the face harbor stem cells, just like virtually all otherregions of the body. However, stem cells from the teeth and the facehave special properties that make them unusual, if not unique, in somecases,” Mao said. “Dentistry is undergoing a transformation fromrestorative, such as drilling and filling, to regenerative. Thisconference represents the first dedicated gathering of stake holdersfrom the scientific community, industry, and government officials whofund and regulate regenerative technologies.”
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