Thank you again to all of the speakers, presenters, and attendees who helped make ISSCR 2017 a success! 

Program Guide


Poster Abstracts


Interactive Schedule Builder (NEW!)

Don’t miss a moment of the science you want to see at ISSCR 2017. Browse and build a personalized schedule online in advance of the meeting -- or onsite. This schedule builder integrates directly with the ISSCR 2017 mobile app.

Build Your Schedule

Meeting registrants should log into the Schedule Builder to view full program details including invited speaker names with photos, bios, and full abstracts. Bookmark presentations, networking opportunities, events, or exhibitors to add them to 'My Schedule'.

Access 'My Schedule' Onsite with the Mobile App

  1. Download the ISSCR 2017 Mobile App - coming soon!
  2. Log into the app using the same username and password as your registration
  3. View and edit your saved selections (changes sync to the online schedule builder)

Networking Opportunities

Find opportunities to foster and strengthen your professional network before, during, and after the meeting.

Pre-meeting Education

Scientific Program Highlights

The latest in stem cell research and its therapeutic potential will be the focus of ISSCR 2017 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC), Boston, MA, USA.

Join us on Tuesday, 13 June for pre-meeting, clinically focused programs. The Workshop on Clinical Translation and the Clinical Advances in Stem Cell Research, a new program for 2017, are designed for physicians and/or scientists interested in learning more about developing stem cell-derived therapies for the clinic and their disease-specific applications once in the clinic. That evening, a Public Symposium, "Innovation, Incubation, Investment: The Landscape of Stem Cell Research in Boston," will feature leaders in the stem cell field. The event will be at District Hall, 75 Northern Avenue, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The meeting will open on Wednesday, 14 June at 9:00 with member- and industry-organized Focus Sessions followed by the Presidential Symposium at 13:00. The symposium features world renowned speakers and includes the Anne McLaren Memorial Lecture

Anne McLaren Memorial Lecture: Magdalena-Zernicka Goetz, University of Cambridge, UK

Presidential Symposium: Rudolf Jaenisch, Whitehead Biomedical Research Institute, USA; Shinya Yamanaka, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Japan; Joanna Wysocka, Stanford University, USA

Plenary II on Wednesday afternoon includes the Ernest McCulloch Memorial Lecture and concludes with a Keynote Address.

Ernest McCulloch Memorial Lecture: Margaret Goodell, Baylor College of Medicine, USA

Keynote Address: Laurie Glimcher, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, USA

The dynamic program continues on Thursday, Friday and Saturday with scientists from academic and industry settings sharing their latest insights and innovations. 112 abstract-selected oral talks will be presented during 28 concurrent sessions. Three poster sessions allow for additional opportunities to present and discuss work with fellow scientists and leaders in the field.

The final plenary session on Saturday, 17 June includes the John McNeish Memorial Lecture and a closing Keynote Address. The meeting concludes at 18:20.

John McNeish Memorial Lecture: Adrian Thrasher, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, UK

Keynote Address: George Church, Harvard Medical School, USA

2017 Annual Meeting Program Committee

The 2017 Annual Meeting Program Committee is chaired by Elaine Fuchs, Rockefeller University. Fuchs and the committee have assembled a diverse program and an international contingent of stem cell researchers, clinicians and industry professionals to share the newest research, technologies and clinical advancements. 

Elaine Fuchs, PhD
Rockefeller University
Committee Chair

Sally Temple, PhD
Neural Stem Cell Institute
ISSCR President

Committee Members

Eduard Batlle, PhD
Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)

Nissim Benvenisty, MD, PhD
Hebrew University

Christopher K. Breuer, MD
Nationwide Children's Hospital

Fred H. Gage, PhD
Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Yukiko Gotoh, PhD
University of Tokyo

Valerie Horsley, PhD
Yale University

Johan Hyllner, PhD
Cell Therapy Catapult

Jinsong Li, PhD
Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Christine L. Mummery, PhD
Leiden University Medical Center

Graziella Pellegrini, PhD
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

David T. Scadden, MD
MGH/Harvard Stem Cell Institute

Deepak Srivastava, MD
Gladstone Institutes

Elly Tanaka, PhD
Institute of Molecular Pathology

Amy Wagers, PhD
Harvard University

Marius Wernig, PhD
Stanford University

Venue Information

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

415 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210 USA
near the South Boston waterfront