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Institute of Medicine Committee on Spinal Cord Injury Workshop

May 24, 2004

8:25

Welcome and Introductions

Richard T. Johnson, Johns Hopkins University

Session I: Emerging Therapies and Evaluation of Their Potential

8:30

Cell Death and Plasticity: Identifying Therapeutic Targets for the Treatment of Spinal Cord Injuries

Alan Faden, Georgetown University

8:55

Oxidative Stress and Cell Death: An Overview of Stroke Research and Lessons for Spinal Cord Injuries

Pak Chan, Stanford University

9:20

Developing Animal Models for Spinal Cord Injuries

Michael Beattie, Ohio State University

Session II: Stem and Olfactory Ensheathing Cells

10:20

Potentials and Pitfalls of Stem Cell Therapies: Lessons Learned from the Treatment of Cancer

Irving Weissman, Stanford University

10:45

Is There a Role for Stem Cell Treatments for Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries?

Evan Snyder, Burnham Institute, San Diego

11:10

Olfactory Ensheathing Cell Transplants as a Treatment for Spinal Cord Injuries

Geoff Raisman, National Institute for Medical Research, London, United Kingdom



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