Hadassah presents stem cell program

The topic of stem cell research will be explored when St. Louis Chapter Hadassah presents, “Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About!” on Sunday, Sept. 7 at 2 p.m. at Central Reform Congregation, 5020 Waterman Blvd., St. Louis, MO, 63108. Speakers, Sen. Claire McCaskill, Dr. Steven Teitelbaum, Washington University and Donn Rubin, Chairman of the Missouri Coalition for Life Saving Cures, will address the latest scientific developments in stem cell research, the legislative landscape on the issue and the overview of the emerging medical treatments being developed through stem cell research.

The program is open to the entire community and is being supported by the five congregations of The Holy Ground Collaborative.

Sen. McCaskill is a cosponsor Senate Bill 5, the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act, which was vetoed by the President after being passed in the Senate in the spring of 2007.

Dr. Steven Teitelbaum is a research scientist and physician at Washington University who is deeply committed to researching the potential of stem cells in curing diseases.

Donn Rubin is Chairman of the Missouri Coalition for Lifesaving Cures which supports the same constitutional and approved access to stem cell research in Missouri as is available throughout the rest of the United States.

Hadassah’s medical organization supports the Hadassah Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research center which owns the second line of stem cells in the world and which is involved in researching treatment for Parkinson’s disease, diabetes and multiple sclerosis (MS).

Reservations for the program are appreciated. Call 314-991-0434 for additional information or to reserve your seat.