Stem cell therapies offer great hope to patients with debilitating illnesses and injuries. However, only a limited number of therapies are approved for clinical use. At this event, a panel of experts described the stem cell therapy landscape. The discussants also highlighted the available treatments today, described why even negative clinical data can lead to new interventions, and evaluated recent incidents of unregulated stem cell use harming patients.
This event was part of an annual policy lecture series co-sponsored by the Baker Institute Center for Health and Biosciences and the Texas Heart Institute. Support for the program has been provided by a grant from the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation.
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7:30 a.m. — Reception
8:00 a.m. — Presentation
Freelance Journalist and Host, "Dr. Death" and "Bad Batch" podcasts
Emerson C. Perin, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical Director, Texas Heart Institute