Research done at Sanford Health is about to be shared on one of the world’s biggest stages.
A delegation that includes CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft, philanthropist T. Denny Sanford, researchers and the Sanford board of trustees is in Vatican City for a major international conference on the progress of regenerative medicine, stem cell therapy and its cultural impact.
Four research scientists will present on breakthroughs made at Sanford with a significant potential to treat rare diseases, type 1 diabetes and a range of other conditions and illnesses.
Pope Francis is scheduled to appear, pending world events.
The conference, Cellular Horizons, is the third of its kind in a seven-year-old initiative created by the Pontifical Council for Culture and the New York-based Stem for Life Foundation.
It will bring together an invitation-only group of leading cell therapy scientists, physicians, patients, ethicists and leaders of faith, government and philanthropy.
Sanford Health received an invitation to the event through a relationship with the Stem for Life Foundation and is expected to share key developments.
Here is an important clarification:
“The previous pope and the current pope are considered more modernist and have some background in science and recognized education is required in in terms of research and treatments,” Pearce said.
“When you hear of stem cells, everyone starts to jump to conclusions of embryonic and fetal. This is hosted at the Vatican, so it has nothing to do with embryonic and fetal stem cells. It’s adult stem cells and other therapies that are cutting-edge and next-generation treatment. So let’s use the influence of the church to expedite getting treatment to people.”
Monsignor Tomasz Trafny, head of science and faith for the Pontifical Council for Culture and an adviser to Pope Francis on scientific issues, visited Sioux Falls last year to learn about the work being done at Sanford Research.
I am not sure Sanford will stop at adult stem cells. What is more likely is the Pope will abandon conservative doctrine, and push false Christians into accepting the New World Order. Even Time knows he is the New World Pope.