This online, informational and interactive portal provides educational content and the ability to make connections and open new avenues of communication in our fast-moving field throughout the year.

Stem Cells in Focus Webinar Series

Our public webinar series, Stem Cells in Focus resumes on August 7 at 1:30 p.m. (EDT).

Connecting Genetics and Heart Disease

Chad Cowan, Ph.D., Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital

Scientists know that a person’s genetic makeup contributes to the likelihood of their having a heart attack, but there has remained a gap between their knowledge of genetic indicators and medicine. Harvard scientist Chad Cowan is trying to bridge that gap using stem cell research to learn how genetic factors influence cholesterol levels in the blood.

Learn more about Dr. Cowan's research on August 7 at 1:30 p.m. EDT. The webinar is free and open to the public. If you don't already have an account, you can register one for free.

On-demand talks from the ISSCR 12th Annual Meeting

Availability Dates

Concurrent I
July 1- July 14, 2014

Concurrent II
July 8- July 21, 2014

Concurrent III
July 15- July 28, 2014

Concurrent IV
July 22- August 4, 2014

We are now featuring select presentations from the ISSCR 12th Annual Meeting on the ISSCR Connect Member's Channel. All registrants of the meeting have complimentary access to this content. Simply log in by clicking the link above and use the same login and password you used to register for the meeting. All sessions are available for a two-week period, and new talks will be added each week during the month of July. See the schedule to the right for more information.

In addition, we are will be obtaining permission for several of the plenary talks, and these will be added soon. Finally, Jennifer Molson, this year's patient advocate speaker, has kindly given us permission to release her talk to the public. Her talk, in which she describes her own experience undergoing a stem cell-based clinical trial for multiple sclerosis can be viewed below.

Connecting Genetics and Heart Disease

Chad Cowan, Ph.D., Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital

Scientists know that a person’s genetic makeup contributes to the likelihood of their having a heart attack, but there has remained a gap between their knowledge of genetic indicators and medicine. Harvard scientist Chad Cowan is trying to bridge that gap using stem cell research to learn how genetic factors influence cholesterol levels in the blood.

Learn more about Dr. Cowan's research on August 7 at 1:30 p.m. EDT. The webinar is free and open to the public. If you don't already have an account, please register by clicking the link to the left.