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More information about SOSCA

Please join us at State of Stem Cell Advocacy 2008 (SOSCA) on April 12-13, 2008. This conference will take place at the University of California, San Francisco at the Mission Bay Campus Community Center. Advocates will learn about recent progress towards cures in several disease areas, how key federal and state programs are funded, and what they can do to make their voices heard. This series of workshops will provide specific actions that patients and advocates can take to accelerate research and cures.

Kicking off our event is Robert Klein, who led the fight for Proposition 71. In November 2004 the successful passage of Proposition 71 created the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine, granting $3 billion in research funding to California institutions. The conference will also feature Brock Reeve, Executive Director of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute and brother of Christopher Reeve. Michael J. Fox will address conference participants via video.

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SOSCA Agenda





We have negotiated rates with some of the hotels listed below. To see a map of the hotels and where they are in relation to the Community Center, click here. Please mention SOSCA 2008 when you make your reservation and let them know of any ADA accommodations you might need.

Harbor Court Hotel
165 Steuart Street

Hilton San Francisco Financial District
750 Kearny Street

Hotel Vitale
8 Mission Street

Le Meridien San Francisco
333 Battery Street

Holiday Inn Express
550 North Point Street

Hotel Nikko
222 Mason Street

The Handlery
351 Geary Street


From the Airports

The Community Center is 12.4 miles from the San Francisco Airport (approximately $40 by cab.) It is 20.7 miles from the Oakland Airport (approximately $65 by cab.) From either airport you can take BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) to the city. The Embarcadero station is just 2 blocks from the Harbor Court Hotel.

Public Transportation

Stay tuned for detailed information.


The following cab companies provide accessible cabs:

Luxor Cab

Yellow Cab


Click here to get directions from your hotel to the Community Center.