June 8, 2018 at 12:30 pm 6550 Bertner Ave. 6th Floor Houston, TX

Texas Regenerative Medicine Summit

The Future of Regenerative Medicine in Texas

Texans for Cures is hosting the summit to discuss the ramifications and interpretations of HB 810, passed during the 85th Legislative Session. We will also determine ways to better utilize the Texas Stem Cell Research Coordinating Board, including opportunities to expand the ethical study and use of regenerative medicine during the 86th Legislative Session.

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Invited Attendees For Legislative Panel:


  • Charles Schwertner, Chairman, Senate Health and Human Services
  • Kirk Watson
  • Van Taylor
  • Paul Bettancourt



  • John Zerwas, Chairman, House Appropriations Committee
  • Garnet Coleman
  • Tan Parker
  • Drew Springer
  • Sarah Davis


Invited Attendees For Scientific Panel:

  • Doris Taylor, PhD
  • James Willerson, M.D.
  • Roger Gammon, M.D.
  • Mary Pat Moyer, PhD
  • William Decker, PhD
  • Hans Kierstead, PhD
  • Leigh Turner, PhD, Bioethicist


1. Discussion of HB 810’s implementation regarding:

  • The Institutional Review Board
  • Data Collection (Registry)
  • The definition of chronic disease
  • Informed consent form


2. The future direction of Regenerative Medicine in Texas through legislation:

  • Possible name change of the Texas Stem Cell Research Coordinating      Board  to the, “Texas Regenerative Medicine Coordinating Board” (TMRC), pursuant to HB 177 by Zedler (84th Legislative Session)
  • Discussion of funding TMRC with appropriations from the state instead of by gifts, grants, or donations
  • Discussion of qualifications for appointing board members to the TMRC
  • Discussion of awarding grants to biomedical companies in the regenerative medicine field


12:30-12:35 pm – Welcome Remarks – David L. Bales, Chairman, Texans for Cures

12:35- 1:30 pm – Scientific Panel

2:30 – 3:30 pm – Legislative Panel

3:30 – 4:00 pm – Open Discussion (Legislative and Scientific)

4:00 – 4:30 pm – Question and Answers (Public)

4:30 – 5:30 pm – Happy Hour Meet and Greet (Appetizers and Refreshments)

5:30 – 7:00 pm – Entertainment (Malford Milligan and the Tin Cadillac Band)

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