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The mission of the UC San Diego CIRM Alpha Stem Cell Clinic is to accelerate the design of innovative stem cell research, to advance the testing and delivery of safe and effective stem cell-based therapies in regenerative medicine. As an academic center and in line with CIRM's mission, we want to keep you up to date with developments in the field of stem cell research and to dispel myths.

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Third Annual CIRM Alpha Stem Cell Clinics Network Symposium
UCLA-UC Irvine, April 19, 2018


CIRM ASCC symposium


The UCLA-UC Irvine CIRM Alpha Stem Cell Clinic is hosting the 2018 Symposium, "Delivery of Stem Cell Therapeutics to Patients." The general public, academia and industry guests are welcome to attend. Please contact the UCLA-UCI Alpha Stem Cell Clinic directly with any questions.

This symposium highlights the CIRM Alpha Stem Cell Clinic Network, focusing on what has been achieved to date, and the participants will discuss the pathways to commercialization and reimbursement of newly developed therapies. 

Please see the agenda for a list of speakers.

Registration is now open and free for the public and academia.


April 19, 2018. 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center
Centennial Ballroom 
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Participating Organizations

ASCC clinics



Fourth Annual UC San Diego Division of Regenerative Medicine Symposium
UC San Diego, March 9, 2018

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The UC San Diego Division of Regenerative Medicine held its 4th Annual Symposium on Friday, March 9, 2018 at the Duane Roth Auditorium, located at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, 2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037. 

This symposium brought together stakeholders from academia, industry, government and the public to discuss developments needed to turn stem cell-based therapies into approved products for patients in need. The program highlighted stem cell regeneration in different disease areas and developments with industry partners. An interactive discussion panel addressed the pitfalls and successes of current stem cell clinical trials.

Please see agenda for a list of speakers.

Historical Events


Third Annual UC San Diego Division of Regenerative Medicine & CIRM Alpha Stem Cell Clinics Network Symposium



Thank you, attendees and presenters, for a successful event on Thursday, March 10, 2017. We received quite a bit of positive feedback and some areas for improvement. 

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

  • Innovative basic science presentations
  • Translational research and clinical implementations
  • Patient advocate involvement
  • Stimulating panel discussion

1-844-317-STEM (7836)
UC San Diego CIRM Alpha Stem Cell Clinic
9500 Gilman Drive # 0695
La Jolla, CA 92093-0695