6th Annual Prechter Lecture featuring John R. Kelsoe, M.D.

“Stem Cells and Ethics”

The 6th Annual Prechter Lecture was held on: 

Monday, November 12, 2012 
Rackham Graduate School - 4th Floor Amphitheater
University of Michigan 
915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Lecture: 1-4:30 p.m.
Reception & Informal Q & A: 4:30-5 p.m.

We were pleased to present:

  • Keynote speaker John R. Kelsoe, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego; Medical Director, STEP Clinic, VA San Diego Healthcare System, La Jolla, CA. Dr. Kelsoe presented on "Treatment Horizons in Bipolar Disorder: Stem Cells and Pharmacology."
  • Sue O'Shea, Ph.D., Co-director of the Taubman Consortium for Stem Cell Therapies, Crosby-Kahn Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Michigan. Dr. O'Shea spoke on "Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell (iPSC) Models to Study Bipolar Disorder."
  • Edward B. Goldman, J.D., Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and head of the Program in Sexual Rights and Reproductive Justice, University of Michigan. Dr. Goldman presented on “Legal and ethical issues in embryonic stem cell research.”
  • Carl Schneider, Ph.D., Chauncey Stillman Professor of Law & Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan. Dr. Schneider presented on “The Principles of Regulation and the Progress of Research.”
  • Melvin McInnis, M.D., Thomas B. and Nancy Upjohn Woodworth Professor of Bipolar Disorder and Depression; Director of Bipolar Research Program, Department of Psychiatry; Associate Director, University of Michigan Depression Center.  As the Principal Investigator of the Prechter Bipolar Research Fund, Dr. McInnis presented a synopsis of the afternoon’s program.