AASF: The Promise of Stem Cells: Hope or Hype?

  • May 11, 2014 · 3:00 PM
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This month Atheist Advocates of SF features Dr. Uta Grieshammer, Science Officer for the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, speaking on The Promise of Stem Cells: Hope or Hype? Here is her summary of the talk:

"Did you know that without stem cells you would not be able to absorb any food, you wouldn't have any skin and there would be no blood coursing through your veins? Stem cells have captured the imagination of scientists and the public alike; they are raising hope in patient communities; they are causing controversies. But what really are stem cells? Where are they found? Are they already being used to cure diseases? Uta Grieshammer, PhD, a scientist with the state's stem cell agency, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, explores these questions and the progress being made toward new therapies based on stem cells."

Dr. Grieshammer gave this talk to the Atheist Community of San Jose and they loved it. Join us and see why.

After the meeting we will go for dinner at the Big Lantern at[masked]th St. @ Guerrero & Valencia. Please join us.

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When: Sunday, May 11th at 3:00. (Meeting will start promptly at 3:00.)

Location: Audre Lorde Room (Upstairs), Women's Building,[masked]th (at Valencia), San Francisco

Cost: $6 Renting a meeting room means we must charge admittance. We would appreciate exact change if convenient. Most of all we want you to join us for this talk.

Note: The Women's Building is three blocks from the Mission 16th St. BART. If you don't know the neighborhood we suggest that as you reach the top of the stairs from BART, turn right and walk a few yards to 16th. Then turn left on 16th Street and walk to Valencia, then turn left on Valencia to 18th St.

Parking: Garage at[masked]st Street (at Lexington)

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  • Laura

    This talk was very exciting! Is there any way I could contact Dr Grieshammer, I was interested in trying to buy stock in some of the companies she spoke about.

    June 27

  • Mark D.

    Suggestion: if there's a mandatory fee to attend the event, mention it on Meetup

    May 12

    • Larry H.

      It is mentioned in the write up. We keep the entrance cost as low as possible, and then pass the hat for those who want to help us. The $6 entrance fee alone would put us in the red nearly every meeting (rent on the room). Using Meetup to collect the fee through PayPal cost 25% of the fee. I will explore this further.

      May 12

  • DaniJela

    Very interesting and informative talk. the guest speaker was excellent.

    May 11

  • Tosha

    Sick kid so I will miss it :-(

    May 11

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