World Alliance Forum in San Francisco (WAFSF) is a key program developed and presented by the Alliance Forum Foundation in the USA(AFFUSA) in San Francisco since the 1990s. Founded in 1985, the Foundation became a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in California in 1995, with the mission to promote self-sustainable, social, and industrial development propelled by next-generation technologies.
In 2013, WAFSF focused on stem cell research and regenerative medicine. This conference on “The Future of Stem Cells” was organized with the participation of Nobel Laureates, Dr. Shinya Yamanaka (2012) and Dr. Paul Berg (1980), as well as many other leading experts in related fields. This innovative biomedical technology is recognized as having transformative potential for existing health delivery systems, the medical industry, and society at large. For such potential to materialize, we firmly believe that all stakeholders—researchers, clinical practitioners, regulators, investors, corporations, patients, etc.—must be involved in the development process.
The 2014 WAFSF Conference is positioned to become the leading venue on the West Coast for showcasing recent developments in stem cell research and regenerative medicine. Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, the center of technological and biotechnological innovations in the U.S., and with ties to Japanese research centers and businesses across the Pacific, the WAFSF Conference offers an unparalleled opportunity for participants working in this field, both nationally and internationally.
The Conference will be led by internationally recognized figures mainly from Japan and the Bay Area, including Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, the 2012 Nobel Prize laureate (Kyoto University), Dr. Masayo Takahashi (RIKEN), Dr. Mahendra Rao (New York Stem Cell Foundation), and Dr. Deepak Srivastava (Gladstone Institutes, UCSF). It will bring together key stakeholders across the regenerative medicine space to discuss the exciting possibilities in this field.
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