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Summer Program Course A

Regenerative medicine: Taking Research from the Bench to the Bedside, Faster
In just five years, the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine scientists have made incredible medical breakthroughs towards curing many of today’s prevalent diseases and ailments. And what holds the cure for much of what ails us? Stem cells.
Beginning with a Stem Cell 101, this course will provide participants with a basic understanding of stem cells and the research that is currently in progress. Offering a glimpse of the advances that have already been made, this course will also examine the remarkable potential of stem cell research in developing innovative treatments for a broad range of devastating and life-threatening diseases.
LECTURER: The McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine
The McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine is a catalyst for regenerative medicine by facilitating collaboration, supporting research and promoting awareness of stem cell research. The Centre includes 15 scientists at UHN’s four Toronto hospitals and the University of Toronto. These scientists are discovering more effective treatments for heart disease, diabetes, respiratory disease, diseases affecting loss of vision and spinal cord injury. Its investigators collaborate with research scientists and clinicians at institutions throughout North America, Europe and the Asia/Pacific region.