ISSCR 2017 will highlight new discoveries in stem cell research and progress toward clinical therapies

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Annual meeting will be held 14-17 June in Boston (MA, USA).

Progress in stem cell research and its translation to the clinic will be the focus of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) annual meeting 14-17 June at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (MA, USA). More than 4,000 stem cell scientists, bioethicists, clinicians and industry professionals from over 50 countries will share and discuss the latest discoveries and technologies within the field, and how they are advancing regenerative medicine.

“The annual meeting is an essential forum for all stakeholders in the
field of stem cell research,” commented ISSCR president Sally Temple.
“Discoveries are moving forward quickly, with developments that are
changing the way we view and treat disease,” she continued. “That has
tremendous implications, not only for scientists, but also for
regulatory bodies, industry, and patients.”

The ISSCR annual meeting is the world’s largest meeting focused on stem cell research, with a series of lectures, workshops, poster presentations and a dynamic exhibition floor with nearly 200 exhibitors. Presentations span the breadth of the field, including topics such as stem cells and cancer, disease modelling and organogenesis, gene editing and gene therapy, and potential breakthrough therapies currently being tested in clinical trials, among others. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the ISSCR annual meeting.

Researchers receiving ISSCR awards will be speaking at several plenary sessions, including George Daley (ISSCR Public Service Award), John Dick (ISSCR Tobias Award), Elaine Fuchs (McEwen Award for Innovation) and Jayaraj Rajagopal (Dr Susan Lim Outstanding Junior Investigator Award).

Other speakers will be honored by presenting named lectures including Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz (Anne McLaren Memorial Lecture), Margaret Goodell (McCulloch Lecture) and Adrian Thrasher (John McNeish Memorial Lecture).

More information on the conference can be found here.

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