Ottawa Information day and panel discussion

The advances in cell therapy research are poised to revolutionize medicine, whether that’s harnessing the power of stem cells to treat a multitude of diseases or harnessing the power of the immune system to combat a multitude of cancers. Can stem cells really treat all diseases, regenerate entire organs, keep us from aging and even make us immortal? Can cell immunotherapies really cure cancers? How far along are these experimental treatments? Can we believe private clinics that offer miraculous treatments at exorbitant costs? People love stories of individual successes, but one story is not science. One story is not a treatment for all. It needs the backing of rigorous research.

In collaboration with BioCanRx, this event will help tease apart the myths from the realities and embrace the true potential of our cells.

On Thursday, March 24th, join a chat with our panel of experts composed doctors and researchers, and also a patient. Mark your calendars now!


The Westin Ottawa
Rideau Center


Thursday, March 24th from 10AM to 3PM
Panel of experts: 12PM to 1:30PM


The panelists are:

Tina Ceroni Tina Ceroni
Dr Heidi Elmoazzen

Dr Heidi Elmoazzen
Director, National Public Cord Blood Bank

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Dr Lauralyn McIntyre

Dr Lauralyn McIntyre 
Senior Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program
The Ottawa Hospital
University of Ottawa

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Dr Kelley Parato
Director, Scientific Affairs

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Dr Bernard Thébaud
Senior Scientist, Regenerative Medicine Program
The Ottawa Hospital, CHEO
University of Ottawa 

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The panel is moderated by

Joe Sornberger
Director of communication programs
Canadian Stem Cell Foundation

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