PASADENA, Calif.–(EON: Enhanced Online News)–Genetics Policy Institute announced today that the 2011 World Stem Cell Summit is scheduled for Oct. 3 – 5 at the Pasadena Convention Center.

Genetics Policy Institute, City of Hope, Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute, California Institute of Technology and the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) have united to organize the world’s largest interdisciplinary stem cell meeting. The Summit will feature more than 170 prominent scientists, business leaders, regulators, policy-makers, advocates, economic development officers and experts in law and ethics, who will discuss the latest scientific discoveries, business models, legal and regulatory solutions and best practices. The event is expected to attract more than 2,000 attendees from 25 nations, 60 exhibitors and more than 150 endorsing organizations and media partners.

Among the confirmed speakers are Rudolf Jaenisch, MD, PhD, (Whitehead Institute, MIT), Professor Sir Ian Wilmut (MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine), Professor Chris Mason MBBS, PhD, FRCS (University College London) and Alan Trounson, PhD, (California Institute for Regenerative Medicine).