Second Annual CIRM Alpha Clinics Network Symposium - City of Hope, March 23, 2017

Watch the TED-style talks now. Free on YouTube!


The City of Hope CIRM Alpha Stem Cell Clinic hosted the 2017 Symposium, entitled "Alpha Clinics: Making the Future a Reality for Stem Cell-Based Therapies." The general public, academia and industry guests attended. Please contact the City of Hope CIRM Alpha Stem Cell Clinic directly with any questions.

This symposium highlighted the goals of the CIRM ASCC Network, focusing on what has been achieved to date, and discussed the pathways towards commercialization and reimbursement of newly developed therapies. TED-style talks and round table discussions brought together a broad array of stakeholders, including investigators, patient advocates, regulators, payors, and government representatives for brainstorming and insights.

Four UCSD faculty, staff and affiliates presented at the event. Click to view the presentation on YouTube:

  • Catriona Jamieson, MD, PhDCancer Stem Cell Targeting with Cirmtuzumab
  • Michael Choi, MD and patientClinical Observations from the Phase 1 Trial of Cirmtuzumab
  • Cory Kozlovich, BA, CCRP: Novel Education with iPad: We Give Patients What They Want (The Info They Need) In Trials
  • Jim Breitmeyer, MD, PhD (industry partner): Oncternal Therapeutics and the Promise of Stem Cell Therapy

March 23, 2017. 7 am – 6 pm.
City of Hope. Cooper Auditorium
Duarte, CA 91010.


Third Annual DRM Symposium - UC San Diego, March 10, 2017

The UC San Diego Division of Regenerative Medicine is holding its 3rd Annual Symposium on Friday, March 10, 2017 at the Duane Roth Auditorium, located at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine in La Jolla, CA (2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr, La Jolla CA 92037).

Interested UCSD investigators, their research teams, academic collaborators, the scientific community and the public are encouraged to attend. Complimentary registration is now open to the public and academia. Industry registration will be available at a later date.

The goal of this symposium is to bring together stakeholders from academia, industry, government and the public to discuss developments in the field for turning stem cell-based therapies into approved products for patients in need. The program will highlight stem cell regeneration in several different disease areas and developments with industry partners.An interactive discussion panel will address the pitfalls and successes of current stem cell clinical trials. The symposium will conclude with a networking cocktail reception. Please see the following link/attachment for a list of speakers.

An interactive discussion panel will address the pitfalls and successes of current stem cell clinical trials. The symposium will conclude with a networking cocktail reception. Please see the draft agenda for a list of speakers.


Second Annual UCSD Division of Regenerative Medicine & CIRM Alpha Clinics Network Symposium

Now Online!

Thank you, attendees and presenters, for a successful event on Thursday, March 17, 2016. We received quite a bit of positive feedback and some areas for improvement. We look forward to another successful event. The talks are now available online at The Science Network.

We have gathered three well-known keynote speakers who have made significant contributions and advancements in stem cell regeneration, repair, reprogramming and stem cell replacement. Meeting highlights:

  • Innovative basic science presentations
  • Translational research and clinical implementations
  • Patient advocate involvement
  • Concludes with a stimulating panel discussion

UPDATES: Pre-Registration Closed, Parking & Details for March 17th

PRE-REGISTRATION and FEES: Pre-registration is now CLOSED for the Symposium: walk-up registration for overflow seating will be available on March 17th. Please note that walk-up does not guarantee parking nor meals. Guests from industry are still required to remit a $200 registration fee payable only in check at time of registration. Guests from academia and the general public receive complimentary registration.

PARKING: On-site, reserved parking is available for pre-registered guests in lot P385 on a limited first-come, first-serve basis. Only parking in designated spots in lot P385 is complimentary. Additional paid spaces will be available in lot P385 at $1/hour. Should lot P385 reach capacity, please proceed to the Pangea Drive parking structure. Parking in non-reserved spots will NOT be reimbursed.

LOCATION: The event will be held in the Duane Roth Auditorium at the Sanford Center for Regenerative Medicine. We are located at 2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive, La Jolla CA 92037.

CHECK-IN: Check-in and breakfast begin at 7:30 am outside the auditorium. The program begins promptly at 8:00 am.

The CIRM Alpha Stem Cell Clinic Network

Composed of UC San Diego, UC Los Angeles, UC Irvine and City of Hope, the Network has accelerated the development and delivery of stem cell therapies to patients. Members of the Network will present their contributions and achievements.

March 17, 2016. 8 am – 5 pm.

Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine. Duane Roth Auditorium

2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037.

Complimentary registration for academia.

We sincerely hope you will join us to learn about basic science and clinic advances in regenerative medicine, opportunities for new studies and funding, and to network with investigators and industry.

  • Register online today. If you are non-academic, please register here instead.
  • For room accommodations, visit the Estancia Hotel and select “Attendee” for the symposium rate
  • Breakfast (7:30 am), lunch and refreshments will be provided. A networking cocktail hour will follow.

Contact Betty Cabrera with questions or special requests: or 858-534-5932.

 Download the program