The ISSCR celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2017. Please join us in marking this important milestone and recognizing historic advances in the field that continue to have an impact on our understanding of fundamental biological questions and human health. We thank the friends and partners of the ISSCR around the world who proudly support this dynamic research and its translation to the clinic.

About the ISSCR

Mission Statement

The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) is an independent, nonprofit organization established to promote and foster the exchange and dissemination of information and ideas relating to stem cells, to encourage the general field of research involving stem cells and to promote professional and public education in all areas of stem cell research and application.

History and Philosophy

With more than 4,100 members from over 60 countries, the ISSCR is the preeminent transnational, cross-disciplinary science-based organization dedicated to stem cell research.

Formed in 2002, the Society promotes global collaboration among the world’s most talented and committed stem cell scientists and physicians, and plays a catalyzing role in the development of effective new medical treatments. In this series of video clips, ISSCR founder Leonard Zon describes how the organization began and its growth leading up to the 15th anniversary in 2017.

Core strengths of the ISSCR include its scientific integrity and excellence, and its outstanding membership comprised of research leaders worldwide.
George Q. Daley, MD, PhD
    Boston Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts
    ISSCR Clerk and Past President

The Society brings together investigators who are engaged in both fundamental and applied research. Their investigations include the use of pluripotent stem cells and stem cells within adult organs and tissues to create applications in specific therapeutic settings.

The ISSCR represents academia and industry on a broad range of issues that affect the well-being of patients and their families, and strives to educate the public and government regulators on the basic principles of stem cell science and the realistic potential for new medical treatments and cures.

The leadership of the ISSCR is acutely aware of the responsibility the Society bears to promote the highest scientific and ethical standards, and is dedicated to integrity in the rigor and quality of the research community’s scientific work, the public policy stands it takes on stem cell related issues, and the organization’s relations with its key constituents and the public. Only such an abiding commitment to integrity can ensure that as the ISSCR grows, it will continue to be seen as a fair and trusted advocate by both its internal and external stakeholders.

The Promise

The ISSCR will continue to be in the forefront of education, research and outreach as its international members drive forward to harness the power of stem cells to transform human health worldwide.

International Society for Stem Cell Research
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Skokie, Illinois, USA 60077
+1 224-592-5700