2008 – ISSCR Press Releases and Statements

ISSCR Returns to Toronto for 2011 Annual Meeting

Deerfield, IL – The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) returns to Toronto, the site of a very successful 2006 annual meeting, for the ISSCR 9th Annual Meeting, June 15-18, 2011, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

“We are truly pleased that the ISSCR annual meeting will be returning to Canada and Toronto,” said ISSCR Vice President Elect Elaine Fuchs of The Rockefeller University, New York City. Fuchs has been elected to serve as ISSCR President in 2011. “The outstanding stem cell research being conducted throughout Canada in general and Toronto in particular provides an excellent backdrop for this international meeting. In addition, with its cultural diversity and excellent meeting facilities, the city of Toronto is the perfect place to bring together the community of stem cell researchers from around the world. We all look forward to going back to Toronto.”

Gordon Keller, director of the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine at the University Health Network, said about the 2011 meeting, “The Toronto stem cell community looks forward to hosting another outstanding ISSCR meeting.” Keller is also a senior scientist at the Ontario Cancer Institute’s Division of Stem Cell and Developmental Biology and was president of the ISSCR in 2005-2006.

The ISSCR annual meeting is the preeminent international stem cell meeting, attracting more than 2,000 stem cell professionals from public and private academic and research institutions and government settings. It provides a forum to promote and foster the exchange of research, features leading discoveries and serves as a catalyst for collaborative stem cell research around the world. Delegates also learn about new products and services from more than 100 exhibitors in the trade show hall.

“Toronto is excited to welcome the ISSCR back after a successful meeting in 2006,” said David Whitaker, president and CEO of Tourism Toronto. “Here in one of North America’s medical and scientific hubs, as well as a cosmopolitan urban destination for global delegates, we look forward to delivering an inspiring meeting for this elite group of researchers.” 

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The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR)is an independent, nonprofit membership 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.

Posted May 21, 2008