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Fetal Symposium 2014

In utero Transplantation and Maternal-Fetal Tolerance

April 17-18, 2014

UCSF Parnassus, Cole Hall

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Fetal Sympositum 2014 Schedule PDF


Tippi MacKenzie — University of California, San Francisco

Graca Almeida-Porada — Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Keynote speakers

Alan Flake

April 17th, 8:30–9:30 am

Alan Flake, MD

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

In Utero Transplantation Lessons Learned in 30yrs


April 17th, 10:30–11:30 pm

Irv Weissman, MD

Stanford University

Normal and Neoplastic Stem Cells


April 18th, 8:30–9:30 am

Maria Grazia Roncarolo, MD

San Raffaele Scientific Institute

Induction of Tolerance to Allogenic Stem Cells

List of participants by institution

Blood Systems Research Institute, San Francisco

Mike Busch

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital 

Aimen F. Shaaban

Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute

Lynne Neumayr

Elliott Vichinsky

Mark Walters

Children's Hospital Boston

Agnieska Chechowicz

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 

Alan W. Flake

William H. Peranteau

College of Medicine Taiwan

Steven Shaw

Duke National University of Singapore

Citra Mattar

Emory University School of Medicine

David Archer

Imperial College, London

Pascale Guillot

Institute of Biotechnology, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Shao Yu Peng

International Medical University, Singapore

Jerry Chan Kok Yen

Mahesh Choolani

Karolinska Institute & Karolinska University Hospital

Cecilia Gotherstrom 

Magnus Westgren

Keele University

Pensee Wu

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Ian McNiece

Medical College of Wisconsin 

Bob Montgomery

Qizhen Shi

Mount Sinai Hospital

Dr. Ronald Hoffman


John Thomas

Queen’s Medical Center, Nottingham

Rhodri Jones

San Raffaele Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy

Maria Grazia Roncarolo

Stanford University

Irv Wiessman

Karl Sylvester

UC Davis

Diana Farmer

Aijun Wang

Alice Tarantal


Andrea Snead


Ewa Carrier 


Anna Bakardjiev

Chris Baker

Trevor Burt

Mort Cowan

Chris Derderian

Susan Fisher

Michela Frascoli

Mike Harrison

Tippi C. MacKenzie

Jennifer Puck

Gabi Rizzuto

Qizhi Tang

Marta Wegorzewska

University College, London

Suzy Buckley

Anna David

Pascale V. Guillot

Daphne Moshidou

Ahad Rahim

Panicos Shangaris

Steven Shaw

Simon Waddington

University of Miami

Becky Adkins

University of Queensland, Australia

Nick Fisk

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Graca Almeida Porada

George Christ

Nancy King

Saloomeh Mokhatari


  • Hematopoiesis
  • Transplantation Tolerance
  • Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Gene Therapy
  • Maternal-Fetal Tolerance

Hotel reservation information

Westin St. Francis in Union Square. Group rate is $179/night + tax; applicable Wednesday, April 16th, with a check-out on Sunday, April 20th. Reservations can be made online using this special link for the Maternal Fetal Symposium room block deal or over the phone: (800) 937-8461. If you call, be sure to identify as an attendee of Maternal Fetal Symposium Room Block. The cut off date for reserving rooms in the room block is 5:00pm PST on Monday, March 17th.

Abstract submission information

Please submit abstracts (formatted according to Keystone Symposium guidelines) by emailing to

Follow the symposium on twitter

We encourage everyone to tweet about the symposium using the hashtag #MFtolerance so that others can follow along. You can also follow the UCSF Fetal Treatment Center's new twitter @UCSFfetal

Funding Provided by

  • California Institute for Regeneration Medicine
  • March of Dimes
  • UCSF Dept of Surgery
  • Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine
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