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Stem Cells in Medicine: Opportunities and Challenges (UNSW - Sydney)

06:00 PM - Thursday 12 July, 2012

"Stem Cells in Medicine: Opportunities and Challenges"
  • Cure vs expensive waste of time?
  • Strict control vs ethical free for all?
  • Available to all vs the privileged few?
We face a stunning moment in time with extraordinary advances in translating stem cell discoveries – in particular changing one cell type to another. The promise is tangible for effective new approaches to incurable diseases. However, there is controversy about the risks and benefits in the future. This research involves expensive technology and only some parts of the population will have it available to them. Can we make it available to everyone? What is the community’s responsibility in this? Where are the boundaries and opportunities in how to access this reasonably across the world?

Date: Thursday 12 July 2012

Time: 6.00pm Doors Open for 6.30pm commencement

Venue: Sir John Clancy Auditorium, University of NSW

Guest speakers include:

Professor Alan Trounson - President of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, a $3billion Californian stem cell agency.

Dr Bernadette Tobin - Director or the Plunkett Centre for Ethics at St Vincent's Hopsital and Reader in Philosophy at the Australian Catholic University.

Special guest host for the evening will be TV presenter and interviewer, George Negus.

Numbers for the lecture are limited so registration is essential.

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