The Saban Research Institute 2014 Annual Symposium

The Saban Research Institute at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Regenerative Medicine and Cellular Therapies: Inventing the Future for Children 

Where: The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles, 4661 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90027

When: Feb. 21, 2014 | 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

The Saban Research Institute Annual Symposium highlights exciting strides researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and from around the globe are making in understanding the developmental origins of health and disease. Each year, the theme of the event reflects a research priority area of The Saban Research Institute. This year’s symposium theme is “Regenerative Medicine and Cellular Therapies: Inventing the Future for Children.”

The Saban Research Institute

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is home to The Saban Research Institute, one of the largest and most productive pediatric research facilities in the United States, with an international team of more than 130 researchers and physicians who collaborate to combat cancer, brain disorders, obesity and diabetes, among other devastating pediatric health conditions. The Saban Research Institute is one of the few freestanding research centers in the U.S. where scientific inquiry is combined with clinical care and is devoted exclusively to children.

Keynote Speakers

Generation and Regeneration of the Cardiopulmonary System

Ed Morrisey, PhD
Scientific Director, Penn Institute for Regenerative Medicine,
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and University of PennsylvaniaEvent Details 

The Brain and Neural Tube: Achieving Closure

Lee Niswander, PhD
Howard Hughes Medical Investigator, University of Colorado

The Kidney: Generative and Regenerative Solutionsfor Preventing Chronic Kidney Failure

Andrew McMahon, PhD, FRS
Provost Professor, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC)

Convergent Strategies for Regenerative Medicine and Cellular Therapies in Living Tissues

Scott Fraser, PhD
Provost Professor, USC, and Co-director, Translational Biomedical
Imaging Laboratory at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles