The "Qatar International Conference on Stem Cell Science and Policy 2012" is an extension of earlier related activities in the series "Stem Cells: Saving Lives or Crossing Lines."
The event, which took place in Doha, Qatar, was organized jointly by the Qatar Foundation Research Division and the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy.
Eminent international and regional scientists, ethicists and policymakers discussed the latest discoveries and promises of stem cell research and the applications for the development of new therapeutic approaches for a variety of diseases.
Participants are also examined policy options that account for cultural, ethical and religious factors.
For links to media coverage of the conference and news stories that quote Baker Institute founding director Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian, please click here.