The World Alliance Forum will host ambitious startups and companies taking advantage of the waves of new academic discoveries in the field of stem cells and regenerative medicine. Businesses in other areas – such as bio-device manufacturing, insurance, law, and IT – will also be invited to discuss what regenerative medicine means to them. Finally, investors, incubators, and academics will join the conversation to explore ways to build a collaborative environment in the new stem cell and regenerative medicine industries. The Forum will feature Dr. Shinya Yamanaka’s Keynote Speech and other speeches and panel discussions by top researchers such as Drs. Irving Weissman (Stanford University), Deepak Srivastava (Gladstone Institutes), Hiromitsu Nakauchi (University of Tokyo), and Hideyuki Okano (Keio University). In the main panel, they will be joined by another Nobel Prize recipient, Dr. Paul Berg (Stanford University). The topics in the afternoon will include how their research will be applied and what impact these applications will have on medicine and the society at large. The Forum will be concluded with a networking reception. Cost: Early Bird Registration by September 30, 2013
Regular Registration by November 15, 2013
For more information and to register, please visit www.wafsf.org. The 2013 World Alliance Forum in San Francisco is organized by the Alliance Forum Foundation; co-organized by Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco; sponsored by Rohto Pharmaceutical, DEFTA Partners, Medipost, TOMY Digital Biology, ReproCELL, Plasticell, and many more; and supported by Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM), California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3), Gladstone Institutes, Hara Research Foundation, Alliance Forum Executive Club, Japan Bio Community (JBC), Japan Society of Northern California, Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California (JCCNC), Japanese University Network of the Bay Area (JUNBA), Keizai Society, and US-Asia Technology Management Center at Stanford University.