The First Annual Wisconsin Stem Cell Symposium will be held April 19, 2006 at the BioPharmaceutical Technology Center (BTC), 5445 East Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI.
Focusing on neural stem cells and the brain: This symposium brings together some of the leading researchers interested in how stem cells produce neurons and other types of cells found in the brain. Our
understanding of this process may provide important information for the future treatment of neurological illnesses such as Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis and ALS. Highlighted issues are:
• Human embryonic stem cells and neuronal production
• The mechanisms of neural stem cell fate choices
• The importance of adult neural stem cells in health and disease
• Using stem cells to deliver drugs to the brain