2012 Stem Cell Educational Symposium

October 19, 2012

3rd Annual Texans for Stem Cell Research Symposium

We are proud to announce October 19, 2012 will be the date for our 3rd annual stem cell symposium at the State Capitol. Senator Kirk Watson, an ardent supporter of TSCR over the years, graciously secured the Capitol for this year’s event.

TSCR is grateful for the world renowned doctors and scientists who are taking time out of their busy schedules to give us the latest updates on their cutting edge research. 

TSCR would also like to thank Keri Kimler and Megan Combs with Texas Cures and TSCR Advisory Council members, the program chairs, for their tireless efforts in putting this program together.

The purpose of the symposium is to highlight the responsible stem cell research and clinical trials currently taking place in Texas. Many of these trials are being conducted by members of our Medical Advisory Committee. These trials include heart disease, stroke, blindness and many more.

We will also give you an update on the latest developments on rules and regulations enacted by legislation (Senate Bill 7) last session and the prospects for possible stem cell legislation in the upcoming session.

(See TSCR’s public comments to the Department of State Human Services (DSHS) regarding  adult autologous stem cell bank in Texas by clicking here)

So, put October 19, 2012 on your calendar and come learn the latest on the incredible strides being made in Texas that are sure to help our fellow Texans living healthier lives free of disease.

The symposium starts at 8:30am at the Capitol and ends at 5pm.

Please tell your friends and register now!

Please click for more information, scheduling, speaker list, and RSVP.

If you have any questions, feel free to call David L. Bales at 512-797-2703.

Event Speakers

Terry Clower, PhD Associate Professor, Director of Center for Economic Development and Research University of North Texas (Denton, Texas)

William K. Decker, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Pathology and Immunology Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, Texas)

Ali Denktas M.D., FACC, FSCAI Assistant Professor of Medicine, (Cardiology) The University of Texas Medical School at Houston (Houston, Texas)

Randal F. Dryer, MD Central Texas Spine Institute, LLP (Austin, Texas)

Roger Gammon, MD Medical Director of Research Interventional Cardiologist Austin Heart, PLLC (Austin, Texas)

Adrian Gee, MI Biol, PhD Professor Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics Section of Hematology-Oncology Baylor College of Medicine Director, Clinical Applications Lab Center for Cell and Gene Therapy (Austin, Texas)

Jim Henson, PhD Lecturer, Department of Government Director, Texas Politics Project Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts The University of Texas at Austin (Austin, Texas)

Jenny Hsieh, PhD Department of Molecular Biology UT Southwestern Medical School (Dallas, Texas)

Paul S. Knoepfler, PhD Associate Professor Cell Biology & Human Anatomy Genome Center, Cancer Center Institute for Regenerative Cures School of Medicine University of California, Davis (Davis, California)

Mary Pat Moyer, PhD Founder, President, CEO and Chief Science Officer, INCELL Corporation, LLC Founder, CEO and Technical Advisor, TEKSA Innovations Corp. Adjunct Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (San Antonio, Texas)

Emerson Perin, MD, PhD FACC Director, Clinical Research for Cardiovascular Medicine Medical Director of the Stem Cell Center Texas Heart Institute Staff Interventional Cardiologist at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (Houston, Texas)

Darwin J. Prockop, MD, PhD FACC  Professor, Deptartment of Molecular and Cellular Medicine, Director, Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Texas A&M Health Science Center, College of Medicine at Scott & White (Temple, TX)

Sean I. Savitz, MD Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, Director,  Stroke Program Director, UT Stroke Regenerative Medicine Program, University of Texas Medical School at Houston (Houston, Texas)

Jay W. Schneider, MD, PhD  Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine- Cardiology University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (Dallas, Texas)

Doris A. Taylor, PhD, FAHA, FACC Director, Regenerative Medicine Research Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital Texas Medical Center Houston, Texas

James T. Willerson, MD, FACC President and Medical Director:Texas Heart Institute, Edward Randall III Professor in Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center (Houston, Texas)

Paul Wong, PhD Professor Science Park – Research Division Professor, Department of Molecular Carcinogenesis, Science Park-Research Division, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Smithville, TX Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX Adjunct Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (Smithville, TX)


Map & Parking

Texas CapitolCapitol Extension and Capitol Visitors Center
Parking is available in the Capitol Visitors Parking Garage at 1201 San Jacinto located between Trinity and San Jacinto Streets at 12th and 13th streets. Parking is free for the first two hours and $1.00 for each half hour thereafter (maximum daily charge: $8.00); accessible parking is available with accessible routes to the Capitol. Metered spaces are available throughout the complex.

Capitol Bus Guide Map

Capitol Accessibility Guide

Parking is available in the Capitol Visitors Parking Garage at 1201 San Jacinto located between Trinity and San Jacinto Streets at 12th and 13th streets. We recommend you allow 15-20 minutes for parking, walk and securtiy check.

The Capitol Extension, located on the north side of the Capitol, is a four-level underground structure which was completed in 1993. It was built to provide the Capitol with much-needed additional space without detracting from its appearance and historical importance. It is connected to the Capitol by three pedestrian tunnels.  The symposium will begin at 8:30 AM in the  Capitol Extension Auditorium (E1.004).

Extension Floor (E1) Map (Link to Map)


The Capitol Extension Auditorium (E1.004) is directly across the hall from the cafeteria. You must enter the Capitol from North, South, East, or West entrance. After you get through security take the central hall to the Seal Court. Auditorium is across from the cafeteria E1.004




Special Thank you to Senator Kirk Watson For his unwavering support of our education efforts in Texas. Senator Watson sponsored our use of The Texas Capitol Extension auditorium for this historic event.


Supporting Organizations

The 3rd Annual Event was organized to coincide with Stem Cell Awareness Day 2012

October 3rd, 2012

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