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1 International Symposium on Stem Cell Research November 12 to 14, 2009 Buenos Aires, Argentina Organizer: Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation of Argentina Sponsor: International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) Local and international organizers: José Cibelli, Michigan State Univeristy, USA. Gustavo Sevlever, FLENI, Argentina. Fernando Pitossi, Fundación Leloir, Argentina. Financial sponsors: Pfizer Argentina SIDUS/BIOSIDUS Location: Leloir Foundation (www.leloir.org.ar) PROGRAMME Day 1 Simultaneous translation Estimated schedule: 17:00 to 20:00 hrs 1. Opening: Minister of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation of Argentina, Dr. Lino Barañao. 2. Institutional Presentation Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation of Argentina: Dr. Ruth Ladenheim, Secretary of Planning and Policy in Science, Technology and Productive Innovation. 3. Institutional Presentation Ministry of Health, Brazil. Reynaldo Guimaraes 4. Institutional Presentation International Society for Stem Cell Research: Nancy Witty, ISSCR Executive Director.

2 5. Round Table: Regulation, ethical implications and patent issues in stem cell research and treatment. Chairman: Fabiana Arzuaga, Argentina Susana Sommer, Florencia Luna, Jorge Peralta, Argentina, Brazil, Pfizer Inc. International Guidelines for the Conduct of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research. ISSCR Recommendations for Clinical Transplantation of Stem Cells. Olle Lindvall, Sweden. 6. Round Table: Perspectives and realities in stem cell research and treatment. Chairman: José Cibelli, USA. Speakers: George Daley, Irv Weisman, Fred Gage, Ole Isacson. Cocktail Day 2 english only Estimated schedule: 8:30 to 20:30 hrs 8:30 9:30 1. Keynote: Embryonic Stem Cells from Fibroblasts. George Daley. Harvard Medical School, USA. Presented by José Cibelli MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS AND ips CELLS Chairman: Armand Keating and Paulette Cognet. 9:30 10:25 2. Mesenchymal Stem cells and tissue repair. Armand Keating, University of Toronto, Canada. 10:25 11:00 3. Mesenchymal Stem Cells for the prevention of nephropathy in type 1 Diabetes. Paullette Cognet, Facultad de Medicina, Clínica Alemana, Universidad del Desarollo, Santiago, Chile. 11:00 11:35 4. Lentiviral vectors for the production of ips cells. Gustavo Mostoslavsky, Boston University School of Medicine. Coffee break 11:35 11:55 CARDIOLOGY BASIC Chairman: Sheng Ding and José Krieger. 11:55 12:50

3 5. Reprogramming Cells Using Small Molecules. Sheng Ding, Scripps Institute, USA. 12:50 13:25 6. Embryonic Stem Cells to Cardiomyocytes. Michael A. Laflamme, M.D., Ph.D., University of Washington, USA. 13:25 14:30 Lunch break 14:30 15:05 7. Myocardial Regeneration. Dr. Santiago Miriuka, FLENI, Argentina. 15:05 15:40 8. Heart Repair using Stem Cells. Jose Krieger, INCOr Brazil :00 Coffee break CARDIOLOGY TRANSLATIONAL Chairman: Douglas Losordo and Alberto Crottogini. 16:00 16:55 9. Treating Heart Disease with a Patient's Own Stem Cells. Douglas Losordo, Tufts University, USA. 16:55 17: Clinical experience of using stem cells for the treatment of cardiac pathologies. Antonio Carlos Campos de Carvalho, Univ. Fed. De Río de Janeiro, Brazil. 17:30 18: Stem cell therapy for Chagas Disease. Ricardo Riveiro dos Santos, Fiocruz, Salvador, Brazil. 18:05 18:25 Coffee break 18:25 19: Students Session. Chairman: José Cibelli. 19:00 19: Round table and summary of the day. 19:30 20: Poster session

4 Day 3 english only Estimated schedule: 8:30 to 20:30 hrs NEUROSCIENCE BASIC Chairman: Fred Gage and Gustavo Sevlever 8:30 9:25 1. Neurogenesis in the adult brain. Fred Gage, Salk Institute USA. 9:25 10:00 2. Functional relevance of adult neurogenesis. Alejandro Schinder, Fundación Instituto Leloir, Argentina. 10:00 10:35 3. Adult neurogenesis and the immunological niche. Fernando Pitossi, Fundación Leloir, Argentina. 10:35 11:00 Coffee break 11:00 11:35 4. Neuronal fate in development. Guillermo Lanuza, Fundación Leloir, Argentina 11:35 12:10 5. Neurogenesis in Spinal Cord of Turtles. Raúl Russo, Clemente Estable de Montevideo, Uruguay. 12:10 12:45 6. Control of neural differentiation in embryonic stem cells, Stevens Rehen, UFRJ, Brasil Lunch break NEUROSCIENCE TRANSLATIONAL Chairman: Ole Isacson and Rosalía Mendez Otero. 13:45 14:40 7. Embryonic Stem cells for treatment of Movement disorders. Ole Isacson, Harvard Medical School, USA :15 8. Wnt signaling and Neurogenesis in Parkinson Disease. Ernst Arenas, Karolinska Institute, Sweden. 15:15 15:50 9. Treatment of Parkinson s Disease with Adult Stem Cells. José López Barneo, Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain. 15:50 16: Role of Stem Cells for Treatment of Stroke. Olle Lindvall, Lund University, Sweden.

5 16:40 17:05 Coffee break 17:05 17: Stroke treatment with adult stem cells. Rosalía Mendez Otero. Univ. Federal de Río de Janeiro, Brazil. 17:40 18: Cell Therapy for Spinal Cord Injury. Phil Horner University of Washington (or Wise Young, Rutgers University), USA. 18:15 19: Keynote 2: Stem Cells and Cancer. Irv Weissman, Stanford University, USA. Presented by Gustavo Sevlever or Osvaldo Podhajcer 19:15 20: Round table and summary of the day/symposium Social dinner

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