​Cardiac Stem Cells- Bench to bedside

Date and Time: Friday, November 3, 2017 | 8:30-12​:30 pm

Venue: Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research : Seminar Room, First Floor, Juma Building​

Director and Co-Director:​​

Dr Nazia Riaz –Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery

Dr Azhar Hussain-Director, Lab and Core Facilities, Aga Khan University Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Aga Khan University​ 


To enable the participants to:

  • To introduce the participants to the concepts of stem cells, cardiac stem cells  and induced pluripotent stem cells
  • To understand the applications of stem cell biology in translational medicine with particular reference to cardiovascular diseases.  ​


  • Introduction to stem cells and cardiac stem cells
  • Mechanisms of cardiac repair
  • Induced pluripotent stem cells and cardiovascular research  
  • What is translational cardiac stem cell therapy- Historical perspective  and lessons learnt
  • Translational cardiac stem cell therapy- Current status and way forward
  • Panel:  Question and answer session ​

Who Should Attend?: 

Medical students, Residents, fellows, faculty ​

Note: CME credit​s will be available

Workshop registration deadline: October 31, 2017

Limited seats available. Seats for workshops will be filled on a first come first serve basis​​

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