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June 6, 2003


Emory University Invites Georgia Scientists to Attend Regenerative Medicine Workshop

ATLANTA—A workshop at Emory University on "Regenerative Medicine" will highlight the research of area scientists and clinical investigators developing cell-based technologies for understanding and treating human disease. The day-long workshop, sponsored by the Department of Medicine in Emory University School of Medicine, will be held June 21 at the Emory Conference Center.

The goal of the workshop is to inform the Georgia medical community of the potential for development within this emerging area of research; to identify areas of collaboration within and among academic institutions; to introduce investigators to each other and initiate further contacts; and to provide information that will serve as a basis for broad program development.

The morning session will be devoted to talks by invited speakers, including R. Wayne Alexander, chairman of the Department of Medicine at Emory School of Medicine; Daren Hirschi, Baylor College of Medicine (basic science); Steven Stice, University of Georgia (translational research); Saul Sharkis, Johns Hopkins University (translational research); Dwaine Rieves, FDA (regulatory issues); and Robert Nerem, Director of the Georgia Tech Petit Center for Bioengineering and Bioscience (national tissue engineering/regenerative medicine initiative). The afternoon session will be a series of informal roundtable discussions. Attendees will be asked to provide a short description of their area of interest and invited to give short presentations on their current or proposed research.

The program includes a light breakfast and full lunch. To register, please fax the attached registration form to 404-727-2336 or email to

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