2017 CIRM SPARK Student Conference Meeting Agenda

Monday, August 7, 2017 | City of Hope Campus

Morning Session
(Cooper Auditorium)

7:30-8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:40 a.m.
Welcome, Dr. Stephen Rosen, MD, Provost and Chief Scientific Officer, City of Hope

8:40-9 a.m.
Dr. Karen Ring, Ph.D., CIRM SPARK Program Director and Dr. Paul Salvaterra, Ph.D., Meeting Organizer

9-9:30 a.m.
Morning Keynote Address: Dr. Clive Svendsen, Ph.D., Regenerative Medicine Institute and Department of Biomedical Sciences, Cedars Sinai, Los Angeles

9:30-10:30 a.m.
SPARK Student Oral Presentations (A, 4 students)

10:30-10:45 a.m.
Morning Break

10:45-11 a.m.
Sen. Art Torres, Vice-Chair, CIRM Governing Board

11-11:15 a.m.
CIRM BRIDGES Program alumni, Teresa Ubina, Cal State San Bernardino/City of Hope and Charmaine Fay Soco, lrell and Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences, City of Hope

11:15 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Coach Lance McCullah, Patient Advocate

12-1 p.m. - Lunch
(patio outside Cooper Auditorium)

12:30-1 p.m.
Institutional SPARK Program Directors Meeting with Dr. Ring
(Visitors Center North Conference Room)

Afternoon Session
(Cooper Auditorium)

1-1:30 p.m.
Afternoon Keynote Address: Dr. John Zaia, Director, City of Hope CIRM Alpha Clinic, Professor and Director, Center for Gene Therapy, Beckman Research Institute

1:30-1:45 p.m.
CIRM CREATIVITY/SPARK Alumna Selena Zhang, Harvard University

1:45-2:30 p.m.
SPARK Student Oral Presentations (B, 3 students)

2:30-3:15 p.m.
SPARK Student Poster Session A

3:15-4 p.m.
SPARK Student Poster Session B

3:50-4 p.m.
Jonathan Thomas, Ph.D., JD, Chair, CIRM Governing Board

4-4:30 p.m.
SPARK Certificate Presentation and Meeting Awards for Best Oral/Poster presentation and Social Media Excellence, Group Photos

4:30 p.m.
Pick up luggage at City of Hope or return to Pasadena Westin. Program arranged transit to airport or hotel.