Stay tuned for a Stem Cell Awareness Day event near you. October 5 will bring stem cell lectures, tours and symposia to nearly 40 locations around the world. So far, there are events in six countries, five U.S. states and at least 25 locations in California, and more are being added every day. You can see a list of events on the website.
In addition to opportunities for the public to learn about stem cell research, CIRM grantees and staff are going into more than 50 high schools to talk about the field with high school students.
CIRM chair Jonathan Thomas is kicking off the event on October 4 from the World Stem Cell Summit in Pasadena where he's hosting a reception for patient advocates. Throughout the meeting we will be posting to this blog short video interviews with patient advocates talking about their hopes for stem cell research. Watch for those starting next week.
If people are interested in hosting an event contact Chris Stiehl at firstname.lastname@example.org.