This dinner and presentation is hosted in conjunction with "Stem Cells: Saving Lives or Crossing Lines -- Texas-U.K. Collaboration." Click here for more information about the conference.
Human embryonic stem cell research is viewed as a critical area of study by much of the science and medical community. Experts believe that the cells may one day help cure or treat debilitating injuries and diseases, such as spinal cord injury, Parkinson's disease and diabetes -- although a significant amount of research must be done first.
The event is organized by the Baker Institute's International Stem Cell Policy Program, which seeks to bring together scientists, ethicists, policymakers, media experts, and community and business leaders to find new ways to engage the general public in a dialogue on these vital issues. Support for this program has been generously provided by the State of Qatar and the emir of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, through the State of Qatar Endowment for International Stem Cell Policy. Funding for this event was also provided by Stematix, Inc.
Co-sponsors for the conference are Texas-United Kingdom Collaborative and the Science and Innovation Section of the British Consulate-General Houston.