2012 – ISSCR Press Releases and Statements

Stem Cell Society Staff Visit Yokohama in Preparation for 10th Annual Meeting

Deerfield, IL, May 10, 2012 — To prepare for its 10th Annual Meeting next month in Yokohama, staff members from the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) recently visited Yokohama, Japan for a site visit and to finalize details for the upcoming ISSCR 10th Annual Meeting, to be held at the Pacifico Yokohama June 13 - 16, 2012, bringing more than 3,000 stem cell research professionals together to discuss the latest developments in the field from around the world.

The ISSCR team spent most of their days meeting and planning at the PACIFICO Yokohama Convention Center where the ISSCR educational program and exhibition will take place.  During the trip, conducted with the support and assistance of the Yokohama Convention and Visitors Bureau, the ISSCR also toured several local hotels and venues in preparation for special events to ensure that everything is in order for the June meeting.

The ISSCR is also working closely with MCI (a professional congress organizer) to plan the meeting. “This is the first time that the ISSCR has met in Japan and we are pleased to report that the city of Yokohama, the PACIFICO Convention Center, and the local hotels are set and ready for our delegation,” said Jim Donovan, ISSCR Conference Director.

Each year, the ISSCR Annual Meeting convenes the world’s top minds in stem cell research and regenerative medicine to learn about and discuss innovations, trends and new perspectives through lectures, symposia, workshops and events. The ISSCR Annual Meeting is for all professionals with an interest in stem cell research and regenerative medicine, including physicians, researchers, clinical investigators, professors, government and health officials, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. It provides the opportunity for collaboration and camaraderie across disciplines for the greatest exchange of information in the field. The more than 1,000 abstracts and cutting-edge posters, 150 speakers, and plenary and concurrent sessions provide numerous networking and professional development opportunities.

The ISSCR 10th Annual Meeting will open on June 13 with a Presidential Symposium, followed by three and a half days of educational sessions and networking events. The meeting will end on June 16, followed by a Public Symposium in Tokyo on June 17 at 4:00 p.m. at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan).

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The International Society for Stem Cell Research 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.