TUESDAY, 23 JUNE, 09:00-17:00

This is an independent event and requires registration. Learn more below.


Learning from real-life examples in the stem cell field, participants will 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. Sessions will focus on:

  • The route to the clinic: points to consider along the translational pathway
  • Considerations in designing a robust and impactful trial
  • Small-group discussions based on a disease- or tissue- specific real-life examples

In addition, participants will have the chance to network with presenters and fellow attendees to learn more from each other’s experiences.

Who should attend

This workshop is intended for anyone, regardless of career stage, who is looking to translate their research findings to the clinic, to work or collaborate on translational projects or who has a general interest in how a treatment can emerge from biomedical research.


Armand Keating, MD
University of Toronto, Canada

Katarina Le Blanc, MD, PhD
Karolinska Institute, Sweden

Lorenz Studer, MD

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA

Sowmya Viswanathan, PhD
University of Toronto, Canada

Stephen Huhn, MD
StemCells Inc., USA

Timo Faltus, Dipl-Jur, Dipl-Biol
University of Leipzig, Germany

Allan Robins, PhD
Viacyte, Inc., USA

Charles Murry, MD, PhD
University of Washington, USA

John Tisdale, MD
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Representing the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT)


Session I: The principles of the clinical translation process
A series of introductory presentations on key aspects of clinical translation

Session II: Small group breakout sessions
Interactive, small group discussions based on real-life examples of the clinical translation process

Session III: Panel Discussion
Explore the opportunities, challenges and lessons learned with researchers applying stem cell-based approaches to a range of diseases

Networking Reception


Karolinska Institute, Huddinge Campus
Alfred Nobels allé 8,
141 52 Huddinge, Sweden
Auditorium, Novum Building
Click here for directions from Stockholm Central Station


ISSCR trainee member $139
ISSCR member $149
Non-member $159

*Please note: these prices exclude value added tax (VAT). A 25% VAT will be added during registration and itemized in the meeting invoice.


The Workshop on Clinical Translation was developed by the ISSCR and is independent of any influence from AstraZeneca and the Stockholm County Council. 

The participation of Dr. John Tisdale is supported by the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy