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Missouri Cures Education Foundation promotes ongoing clinical and medical research, clinical studies and thought leadership in the area of regenerative medicine. We do this is by hosting educational forums and informative events, and collaborating with statewide organizations.

Please check back in 2021 to learn about our upcoming events.

2020 Events Recap

Thank you to all our sponsors, panelists, speakers, and attendees for making our 2020 events a success, virtually!

We began 2020 by launching our Brews and Breakthroughs series in St. Louis, Kansas City, and Springfield, but unfortunately, due to the pandemic decided to table that series until it is safe to gather again.

In March, we shifted our focus to virtual events and found that this model offered many opportunities to reach a wider audience. In the past, our WISER events had been regional, this year, we highlighted women in different regions around the state but our audience was statewide.

Taking our 2020 Rare Disease Symposium virtual not only allowed a wider audience to listen, learn, and ask questions from our expert panelists, but made allowed us to bring those panelists together from around the state and the country.

Additionally, since all of our events were virtual, we were able to record them all and they can be viewed now at your convenience:


2020 Rare Disease Symposium

WISER Events

 WISER Springfield Panel: 
Featuring moderator Karen Shannon and panelists Amanda Tummons, Bridget Dierks, and Jann Holland.

WISER Kansas City Panel:
Featuring moderator Sonia Hall and panelists, Amber Yount, Dr. Prachee Avasthi, and Dr. Susan Rahman.

WISER Columbia Panel:
Featuring moderator Dena Ladd and panelists, Dean Carolyn Henry, Debbie Allen, Susan Hart, and Shiela Grant.

WISER St. Louis Panel 1: Women Leading Women -Mentorship:
Featuring moderator Dena Ladd and panelists LeShana Lewis, Diane Brockmeier, Patricia Barco, Lisa Dorsey, and Shamim Mollah.

WISER St. Louis Panel 2: Self-Discovery -Marketing Your Talents:
Featuring moderator Dena Ladd and panelists Charli Cooksey, Stacy Taubman, Chanté Summers, Melanie Bernds, and Jacqueline Hawkins-Salsbury

WISER St. Louis Panel 3: Find Your Voice -Communication and Negotiation Skills:
Featuring moderator Dena Ladd and panelists Mary Jo Gorman, Natalie Self, Randi Foraker, and Amanda McClerren.