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Session Topics

The 2015 Program Committee has built the ISSCR 2015 program around the following plenary topics:

  • Regeneration and Engraftment
  • Disease Modeling
  • Therapy with Stem Cells
  • Pluripotency and Mechanisms of Reprogramming
  • Immunology and Stem Cells
  • Making Tissues and Organs

Workshop on Clinical Translation

New for the ISSCR 2015 Annual Meeting: The Workshop on Clinical Translation. Gain a broad understanding of the translational pathway, including early phase trials and what to consider for the longer term in taking a stem-cell based product to market in the Tuesday, 23 June pre-meeting workshop.

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Note: Event requires separate registration from the Annual Meeting.

Featured Speakers:

Keynote: Robert Langer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Anne McLaren Memorial Lecture: Jeanie Lee, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Ernest McCulloch Memorial Lecture: Hiromitsu Nakauchi, University of Tokyo, Japan

Plenary I: Presidential Symposium:

Shinya Yamanaka, Center for iPS Cell Research & Application, Japan
Fred H. Gage, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA
Jürgen Knoblich, IMBA-Institute of Molecular Biology, Austria

Plenary II: Regeneration & Engraftment

Jonas Frisen, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Kari Alitalo, University of Helsinki, Finland 
Elly Tanaka, DFG Research Center for Regenerative Therapies, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Germany

Plenary III: Disease Modeling

Carla KimBoston Children's Hospital, USA 
Hans CleversHubrecht Institute, Netherlands 
Nissim BenvenistyHebrew Institute, Israel 
Erika SasakiCentral Institute for Experimental Animals, Japan 
Steven A. Goldman, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Plenary IV: Mechanisms of Reprogramming

Konrad Hochedlinger, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA 
Austin SmithWellcome Trust – Medical Research Council, Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, United Kingdom
Amanda Fisher, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Duanqing Pei, Guangzhou Institute of Biomedicine & Health, CAS, China

Plenary V: Therapy with Stem Cells

Stephen Huhn, StemCells, Inc., USA 
Douglas Melton, Harvard University, USA
Patient Advocate Address: Marcus StorchStockholm, Sweden
Allan J. RobinsViacyte, Inc., USA
Katarina LeBlancKarolinska Institute, Sweden

Plenary VI: Immunology and Stem Cells

Carl JuneUniversity of Pennsylvania, USA
Patrick AubourgSaint-Vincent de Paul Hospital, France
Juan Carlos Zúñiga-Pflücker, University of Toronto, Canada
John Ioannidis, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA

Plenary VII: Making Tissues and Organs

Deepak Srivastava, Gladstone Institutes, USA
Amy WagersHarvard University, USA
Masayo Takahashi, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Kobe Institute, Japan