From Asthma to Stem Cell Transplantation to Spinal Cord Injury:  

The Latest in Regenerative Medicine Research

Evening Agenda
Welcome by Dr. Robert McMaster 
VP Research, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority and Executive Director, VCH Research Institute 

Introduction by Pamela Fayerman  Presentations by our Speakers  Question & Answer Period—Your questions for our panel 
Do the airways really need stem cells to repair? Implications for asthma treatment
Dr. Darryl A. Knight
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia Associate Director, UBC James Hogg Research Centre, Providence Health Care Research Institute Canada Research Chair in Airway Disease Michael Smith Senior Scholar

Moderator: Ms. Pamela Fayerman
Vancouver Sun Medical/ Health Issues Reporter

Dr. Darryl A. Knight 

Dr Knight’s research program involves the investigation of two diseases, Asthma and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. He also sits on the Respiratory Science Grant Review panel at the CIHR, the Basic Science Review Panel of the Canadian Lung Association and is on the editorial board of 5 Respiratory Journals.

Overcoming obstacles in spinal cord regeneration Dr. Matt Ramer
Associate Professor, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia Principal Investigator, ICORD (International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries), Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
Dr. Ramer’s research centres around sensory nerves and their reactions to trauma such as spinal cord injury. He is particularly interested in how injured nerve fibres can be coaxed into regrowing, and how the remaining circuitry can be rewired to promote recovery.

Dr. Matt Ramer 

Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: A model for regenerative medicine
Dr. Kirk Schultz
Professor, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia Head, Childhood Cancer & Blood Research cluster, Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) Senior Clinician Scientist, CFRI

Dr. Kirk Schultz 

Dr. Schultz was the recipient of the CIHR/Wyeth Clinical Research Chair in Transplantation and is past chair of the Pediatric BMT Consortium the largest children’s BMT clinical trials group in the world.

Pamela Fayerman has been the Vancouver Sun's Health Issues reporter for 16 years. Her professional development includes awards/fellowships from the New York Times Foundation, National Institutes of Health (U.S.A.), Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Knight Science Journalism, Saskatchewan Press Club and Canadian Bar Association. She obtained a journalism degree at Ryerson and completed courses and programs at Queen's University Law School; Columbia University (neuroscience); Mount Sinai Medical Centre (issues in aging); M.I.T. (medical evidence and digital science journalism); and Dartmouth College (Medicine in the Media). She's a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists.

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