Afternoon Symposium - KY Cha Symposium: Endometrial Stem Cells: From Reproductive Biology to Regenerative Medicine

Date:October 21, 2014

Time:4:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Location:HCC320 - Hawaii Convention Center

Presenters

Hugh S. Taylor, M.D. (Chair), Yale University School of Medicine

Kyle E. Orwig, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Allan C. Spradling, Ph.D., Carnegie Institution of Washington

Supporters

Supported by the Asia-Pacific Biomedical Research Foundation

KY Cha Symposium in Stem Cell Technology and Regenerative Medicine: Endometrial Stem Cells: From Reproductive Biology to Regenerative Medicine

Needs Assessment and Description
The ability to obtain and maintain pluripotent stem cells from individuals in culture and differentiate them into multiple cell types that reflect any underlying disease provides a fundamental change in our ability to diagnose, screen, or treat human diseases. This symposium will review the latest research on stem cells in reproductive tissues. Topics include egg, sperm, and endometrial stem cells. Interspecies comparisons and potential human applications will be explored. This symposium is intended for reproductive endocrinologists, reproductive biologists, embryologists, andrologists, and stem cell biologists. 

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to: 

  1. Evaluate current evidence that stem cells may give rise to eggs, sperm, or endometrium. 
  2. Identify potential applications of reproductive tract stem cells in regenerative medicine. 
ACGME Competency
Medical Knowledge 

TEST QUESTION
Stem cells from the reproductive tract:
a. Are widely used in clinical applications
b. Are identical in function across all species
c. Have potential for clinical application in reproductive and regenerative medicine
d. Have not been proven to exist

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