May 3rd, 2013 | College Station, TX


6th International Symposium on Mesenchymal Stem/Progenitor Cells
“MSCs and Cancers: Issues and Opportunities?
Friday, May 3, 2013

Texas Institute for Preclinical Studies
800 Raymond Stotzer Parkway
College Station, TX


This exciting meeting is the 6th in a series, first in New Orleans and now in Texas.  The theme is mesenchymal stem/progenitor cells (MSCs), with a specific focus on the effects of the MSCs on cancers.  This meeting attracts leaders in the field who have made recent observations demonstrating that MSCs can enhance the growth of cancers and others who observed that MSCs can be preconditioned in culture to kill cancer cells.  The meeting will help clarify the reasons for the differences and set the stage for future research.



Armand Keating,  University of Toronto
Yufang Shi,  Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences
Cornelia Kroeger,  Weinberg Laboratory, MIT
Yufang Shi,  Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences
Cornelia Kroeger,  Weinberg Laboratory, MIT
Ryang Hwa Lee,  TAMHSC COM Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Aline Betancourt,  Ochsner Clinic Foundation


12:45 – 1:30 PM
Round Table Chaired By
Mahendra Rao
Center for Regenerative Medicine, NIH


7:30 – 9:00 AM 9:00 – 9:10 AM
Registration  Fee is $15(lite breakfast & box lunch included)
Student registration is FREE!

Preregistration is strongly encouraged due to limited seating of 140.
Deadline for preregistration is April 12, 2013.



Submission deadline is April 1, 2013. For abstract guidelines & additional information.

(not reserved for conference)
The Hilton College Station – 979-693-7500
Hampton Inn College Station – 979-694-2100
Hyatt Place College Station – 979-846-9800


Organizing Committee:

Darwin J. Prockop, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Institute for Regenerative Medicine,
Texas A&M Health Science Center,
College of Medicine at Scott and White,
Temple, Texas

Malcomb Brenner, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Center for Cell & Gene Therapy
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Armond Keating, M.D.
Director of the Cell Therapy Program
Princess Margaret Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

Edwin M. Horwitz ,M.D., Pd.D
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Div. of Oncology – Abramson Pediatric Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania