The Genetics Policy Institute has partnered with leading academic institutions to create the most influential and important gatherings in the field by bringing together leaders in research, business, advocacy, finance, law and ethics to chart the future of regenerative medicine.
2012 World Stem Cell Summit
The 2012 World Stem Cell Summit took place in West Palm Beach, Florida on December 3-5, 2012 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. Focused around the theme of "Connect, Collaborate, Cure," the Summit featured more than 170 expert speakers leading 65 hours of in-depth workshops and panels. The 2012 WSCS attendees were the most internationally diverse group in the history of the Summit, with its nearly 1,200 attendees representing 40 countries.
The 2012 Summit was produced by the nonprofit Genetics Policy Institute (GPI) and co-organized with the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute (ISCI) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI), Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope, Karolinska Institute, the International Translational Regenerative Medicine Center (ITRC) and the Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) at Kyoto University.
2011 World Stem Cell Summit
The 2011 World Stem Cell Summit took place in Pasadena, California on October 3-5, 2011 at the Pasadena Convention Center. The Summit is the largest interdisciplinary multi-track stem cell conference, featuring more than 170 expert speakers and 50 hours of in-depth science, business and society presentations.
The 2011 Summit was produced by the nonprofit Genetics Policy Institute (GPI) and co-organized with the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), City of Hope, Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute, Caltech, Keck School of Medicine at USC, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles. Learn More>
2010 World Stem Cell Summit
The 2010 World Stem Cell Summit took place in Detroit, Michigan on October 4-6, 2010 at the Detroit Marriott at the iconic Renaissance Center. Presenting the largest and most comprehensive multi-track stem cell conference, featuring more 170 expert speakers and 50 hours of in-depth science, business and society presentations.
The Summit was presented by the nonprofit Genetics Policy Institute (GPI) and hosted by the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Wayne State University, University Research Corridor and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Oakland University and The Taubman Foundation joined the event as Science & Education partners. Learn More>
2009 World Stem Cell Summit
The 2009 World Stem Cell Summit at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. This event was produced by the Genetics Policy Institute and hosted by the Johns Hopkins University, the University System of Maryland, the University of Maryland – Baltimore, the Maryland Department of Economic Development, the Maryland Technology Development Corporation and the Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund. More than 1,200 stem cell stakeholders from 27 countries, including 50 exhibitors and 200 combined sponsors, supporting organizations and media partners, joined together to advance discussions and foster relationships to further stem cell sciences and the field of regenerative medicine.
2008 World Stem Cell Summit
The first "World Stem Cell Summit" was held in Madison, Wisconsin, on September 22 and 23, 2008. This event - which was produced by the Genetics Policy Institute and hosted by WiCell Research Institute and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center - gathered 900 stem cell stakeholders, including researchers, industry leaders, policy makers, regulators, patient advocates, legal experts, investors and philanthropists to illuminate the critical issues and together chart the future of regenerative medicine.
October 2007 The Stem Cell Summit
"The Stem Cell Summit," co-sponsored by the Harvard Stem Cell Institute and the Burrill Life Sciences Media Group, was held at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Massachusetts. Featured speakers included Rudolf Jaenisch, John Gearhart, Doug Melton, David Scadden, Brooke Ellison, Michael J. Fox and other leaders from the stem cell community.
October 2006 Stem Cell Town Hall Meeting with Governor Jennifer Granholm
"Stem Cell Town Hall Meeting with Governor Jennifer Granholm" at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
June 2006 Stem Cell Policy & Advocacy Summit II: Empowering the Pro-Cures Coalition
"Stem Cell Policy & Advocacy Summit II: Empowering the Pro-Cures Coalition." This event was co-sponsored by the Center for Biomedical Ethics at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. Featured speakers included Nobel Laureate Paul Berg, Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle, Bob Klein, Congressman Sherrod Brown, Lawrence S. B. Goldstein and Evan Snyder.
June 2005 Stem Cell Policy & Advocacy Summit
"Stem Cell Policy & Advocacy Summit: Sustaining the Mandate for Cures." GPI partnered with the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, to create GPI's first stem cell summit that brought together stakeholders from around the world. This conference formally launched the "Pro-Cures Movement." Featured speakers included Dr. Michael DeBakey, Laurie Zoloff, R. Alta Charo and Wise Young. This summit also inaugurated the Genetics Policy Institute's annual advocacy awards dinner.
October 2004 The Patients Press Conference for the United Nations
"The Patients Press Conference for the United Nations" was held at the UN headquarters in New York and was co-sponsored by the Coalition for Advancement of Medical Research. This media event presented global patient's perspectives in defense of somatic cell nuclear transfer. This event featured a special video message to the United Nations by patient advocate Christopher Reeve. The video was produced by the Genetics Policy Institute.
August 2004 Stem Cell Awareness Day wtih Janet Reno
"Stem Cell Awareness Day with Janet Reno" at the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami.
June 2004 First International Stem Cell Action Conference
"First International Stem Cell Action Conference" at the University of California, Berkeley, co-organized with the Stem Cell Action Network. This event was the first national grassroots conference for stem cell advocacy. Featured speakers included Irv Weissman, Thomas Okarma and Bob Klein.
June 2004 Human Cloning Issues in all of its aspects for the United Nations
"Human Cloning Issues in all its aspects for the United Nations" at the UN headquarters, New York. This premier conference played a pivotal role in educating the UN on the difference between unethical reproductive cloning and stem cell research. Featured speakers included Rudolf Jaenish, Ian Wilmut, Doug Melton, Alan Trounson, Gerald Schatten, John Gearhart and Lawrence S.B. Goldstein.