Columbia University
  College of Dental Medicine
The First International Conference on
Dental and Craniofacial Stem Cells
Wednesday April 27 through Friday April 29, 2011
The New York Academy of Sciences in New York City

The First International Conference on Dental and Craniofacial Stem Cells will assemble for the first time the world’s leading scientists in the field of dental/craniofacial stem cells. Diseases and injuries affecting the craniofacial complex have a high impact on facial appearance and quality of life. The discovery of stem cells derived from dental/craniofacial tissue has generated great enthusiasm and interest due to the possibilities for regeneration and the clinical applications. This field offers great potential for the treatment of craniofacial tissues affected by chronic diseases, trauma, congenital anomalies, and tumors. This three day conference will set the stage for advancing the knowledge base about the biology, function and eventual clinical application of dental/craniofacial stem cells.

Topics will include:
Molecular and Functional Assays of Dental, Oral, Craniofacial Stem Cells
Stem Cells and Craniofacial Development
Origin of Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Stem Cells
Stem Cell Interactions with Immune Systems and Inflammation
Stem Cells: Regulatory Landscape and Policies
From Development to Tissue Regeneration Models
Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering
Dental and Craniofacial Regeneration
Tissue Regeneration back to Stem Cell Biology: Moving Forward
Course Directors:
Jeremy Mao, DDS, PhD, Columbia University
Darwin Prockop, MD, PhD, Texas A&M Medical Center
Pamela Robey, PhD, NIDCR
Nadya Lumelsky, PhD, NIDCR
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