Fourth Annual Wisconsin Stem Cell Symposium – April 15

The UW School of Medicine and Public Health Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center and the BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute presents the Fourth Annual Wisconsin Stem Cell Symposium: Cancer, Stem Cells and Cancer Stem Cells on April 15. This public symposium brings together world leaders in the area of cancer stem cells, and recruitment of tumor precursor cells.

  • When: Wed, 03/15/2009
  • Where: Promega Corporation’s BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute, 5445 E. Cheryl Parkway, Fitchburg, Wis.

Featured speakers include Caroline M. Alexander and John S. Kuo of UW-Madison; George Q. Daley and Carla Bender Kim of Harvard Medical School; Peter Dirks of The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto; Luis F. Parada of the University of Texas Southwestern at Dallas; and Max S. Wicha of the University of Michigan.

The symposium’s emphasis this year will be on basic cellular and molecular mechanisms that govern the cell growth potential of tumors, and whether there is a relationship between the long-lived/immortal cells of tumors and the long-lived/immortal cells of somatic tissues.

The daylong symposium, which is open to the public with a registration fee of $90

For more information, contact Karin Borgh, (608) 277-2508,