2017 Event Details

This year’s theme: Stem Cells and Multiple Sclerosis

Date of upcoming event: June 9th, 2017

Location: Pharmaceutical Sciences Building (UBC)

2017 StemCellTalks Vancouver Event Details

About StemCellTalks

StemCellTalks is a national stem cell biology outreach initiative in partnership with Let’s Talk Science and the Stem Cell Network. It was established to facilitate knowledge transfer between academia and high school students pertaining to the science and practical ethics of stem cells. We want to improve the public’s understanding of basic stem cell science in combination with facilitating the development of ethical frameworks in which to address practical ethics, such to independently contemplate contemporary bioethics in a field characterized by rapid scientific advancement.

We want public thought regarding stem cells to focus on (1) the science, and (2) medical dilemmas relevant today; we want to move public thought away from the strictly philosophical arguments regarding stem cells, and facilitate the establishment of ethical frameworks in which to contemplate contemporary medical bioethics.

StemCellTalks was developed in Toronto and the inaugural symposium was held here in 2010. The founders are Paul Cassar, Angela McDonald, and David Grant. Since then, it has expanded to other cities in Canada and is continuing to grow.

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Contact Us

Please forward your questions regarding the StemCellTalks initiative to stemcelltalksvancouver@gmail.com.

Let’s Talk Science at the University of British Columbia

StemCellTalks is an outreach initiative established to facilitate knowledge transfer between academia and high school students pertaining to the science and practical ethics of stem cells. Learn more at the StemCellTalks website.