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January 24, 2011

[Cencelled]CiRA International Symposium 2011 "iPS Cell Research: From Reprogramming to Clinical Application"

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CiRA would like to express heartfelt sympathy to the people in the Eastern Japan regions affected by the large earthquake and tsunami on March 11 and offer our deepest condolence to those who lost loved ones in the disaster. Our thoughts are with those people.

Considering the current social situation due to the disaster, we have regrettably decided to cancell the International symposium for scientists on March 31 and April 1.

We would greatly appreciate your understanding.

The Kyoto University Center for iPS cell Research and Application (CiRA) organizes periodic international symposiums, both to promote the worldwide dissemination of its research results and to advance iPS cell research. In the 2011 symposium, we plan to hold not only lectures but poster sessions to increase opportunities for discussion among participants. All stem cell researchers and students are welcome to participate.

This Symposium is intended as a scientific forum for researchers in the field. A public symposium is planned for April 2, 2011; details to be announced separately on Feburuary 1st.

This symposium is funded by the Funding Program for the World-Leading Innovative R&D on Science and Technology (FIRST), Cabinet Offce, Government of Japan.

CiRA International Symposium 2011
Date March 31 (1 - 4:20PM) - April 1 (9 AM - 5:45PM), 2011
Venue Kyoto University Clock Tower Hall (Sakyo-ku, Kyoto)
George Q. Daley (Children's Hospital of Boston)
Registration Closed
Schedule March 31(Thu.): 13:00-16:20
13:00-13:10 Opening
13:10-13:50 Lecture 1 Dr. Sir John Gurdon
(University of Cambridge)
13:50-14:30 Lecture 2 Dr. Janet Rossant
(The Hospital for Sick Children)
14:30-15:00 Break
15:00-15:40 Lecture 3 Dr. Hans R. Schoeler
(Max Planck Institute)
15:40-16:20 Lecture 4 Dr. Shinichi Nishikawa
(CDB, RIKEN)
17:30-19:30 Reception at Kyoto Brighton Hotel
(fee: General:10,000 yen, Poster presenter:5,000 yen)
April 1(Fri.): 9:00-17:45
09:00-09:40 Lecture 5 Dr. Sir Ian Wilmut
(University of Edinburgh)
09:40-10:20 Lecture 6 Dr. Yoshiki Sasai
(CDB, RIKEN)
10:20-10:50 Break
10:50-11:30 Lecture 7 Dr. Austin Smith
(University of Cambridge)
11:30-12:10 Lecture 8 Dr. Shinya Yamanaka
(CiRA, Kyoto University)
12:10-14:30 Lunch & Poster presentation time
14:30-15:10 Lecture 9 Dr. George Daley (Children's Hospital of Boston)
15:10-15:50 Lecture 10 Dr. Deepak Srivastava
(Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease)
15:50-16:20 Break
16:20-17:00 Lecture 11 Dr. Hideyuki Okano (Keio University)
17:00-17:40 Lecture 12 Dr. Irving Weissman
(Stanford University)
17:40-17:45 Closing
Registration Fee Free (Registration in advance is required)
Audience Research scientists, students and other with research interests in the field
Capacity 500 people / day
Language English
Inquiries CiRA Symposium Secretariat
Inquiries CiRA Symposium Secretariat
cira2011@convention.co.jp
Reception March 31, 2011 5:30- 7:30 PM (at Kyoto Brighton Hotel)
[Reception fee] General:10,000 yen, Poster presenter:5,000 yen
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