Bernard Siegel, J.D., is the Executive Director of the nonprofit Regenerative Medicine Foundation (RMF), with the mission to accelerate regenerative medicine to improve health and deliver cures.
Bernie founded and co-chairs the annual World Stem Cell Summit, hosts the annual Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine “Action” Awards and serves co- editor-in-chief of the World Stem Cell Report. He founded and is the spokesperson for the Stem Cell Action Coalition, a 100+ member international alliance of nonprofits and research institutions leading the global “Pro-Cures Movement.”
In 2002, he filed the first court case relating to reproductive cloning and is widely credited for debunking the claim of the group claiming that they cloned the first baby. He also played a pivotal leadership role in galvanizing a global movement that successfully lobbied the United Nations to reject a treaty that called for a prohibition of somatic cell nuclear transfer (a form of stem cell research). As a recognized advocacy and policy expert in the fields of stem cell research, regenerative medicine and related subjects. Bernie works with the leading scientists and patient advocates, raising public awareness and educating lawmakers, the media and public. He is a frequent conference panelist and keynote speaker.