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Published on May 22, 2013
The possibility that stem cells could one day treat cerebral palsy (CP) and many other conditions has captured our imagination. But what is actually involved in treating CP and how close are we to such treatments being a reality?
Hear our panel of 3 world's leading scientists and a parent whose son participated on a trial discuss the latest developments in stem cell research and what it means for cerebral palsy.
Also listen to their views about a possible Australian clinical cord blood trial to find a breakthrough treatment for cerebral palsy.
PANEL: A/Prof Iona Novak - Cerebral Palsy Alliance - The cause of the condition and current therapies A/Prof Megan Munsie - Stem Cells Australia - Stem Cells 101 Prof Euan Wallace - Monash - Curing CP: are cells the answer? Stephen Archer - A family story, pursuing treatment for Zac
MC Andrew Buchanan - Director Cerebral Palsy Alliance
The forum was jointly hosted by Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Stem Cells Australia and NSW Stem Cell Network and it was live streamed to Australian and international viewers.