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.

The available content on ISSCR Connect is organized into two channels. Click each tab below to see what is currently available and upcoming. If you click on the links within the individual program titles, you will be taken directly to that program within ISSCR Connect, where you can set a reminder in your calendar, join the program in progress or view on-demand (note: you will be asked to log in first).

Click on the talk title links to add a reminder to your calendar

Members Channel

Available as an added benefit to ISSCR membership, the ISSCR Connect Members Channel provides additional educational opportunities through scientific presentations and other programming. All ISSCR members automatically receive an ISSCR Connect account with access to the Members and Public Channels.

Building Organs with Stem Cells

In February, we kicked off a new series focusing on research aimed at Building Organs with Stem Cells. The next talks in this series are as follows: 

Now Available on demand

Generation of Anterior Foregut Derivative from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells

Hans-Willem Snoeck, MD, Columbia University, USA

1:00 PM EDT (USA)



Organogenesis of Hollow Organs: Applications for Regenerative Medicine

Timothy Bertram, Tengion, Inc., USA

11:00 AM EDT (USA)


Stem Cells and Cancer

This March, we begin a second new series focusing on Stem Cells and Cancer.

Now Available on demand

Melanoma: from Initiation to Metastasis using the Zebrafish

Richard Mark White, MD, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA



Neurogenesis in the Aging Brain

Ana Martin-Villalba MD, PhD, German Cancer Research Centre, Germany

11:00 AM EDT (USA)

Spotlight on Neural Stem Cells

The following talks from our Neural Stem Cell Series are now available on demand:

Modeling Early Human Brain Development in 3D Culture

Jürgen Knoblich, PhD, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA), Austria.


Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms Regulating Adult Neurogenesis

Sebastian Jessberger, MD, University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Public Channel

Available to all, the ISSCR Connect Public Channel features news and other general information about stem cells and the ISSCR. If you are not a member of the ISSCR and would like an account on ISSCR Connect, fill out our online registration form .

Stem Cells in Focus Webcast

The ISSCR is pleased to announce original programming on the ISSCR Connect Public Channel. Each month, we will explore a new topic of interest to patients and their loved ones with the help of leading stem cell scientists and clinicians. Upcoming topics include endogenous heart repair, disease modeling and drug discovery and personalized stem cell medicine.

Programs available on demand


Join the Discussion: Oversight of Stem Cell Therapies

Lawrence S. B. Goldstein, PhD, University of California, San Diego, USA
Margaret Foster Riley, JD, University of Virginia School of Law, USA

On February 4, 2014, the US District Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit upheld a prior ruling that a stem cell treatment described as a procedure falls under the authority of the US Food and Drug Administration as a product. Learn what this precedent-setting decision could mean for the field of stem cell research and the development of stem cell-based treatments from our expert panel.

Disease Modeling with iPSCs: Disease in a Dish Explained

Kevin Eggan, PhD, Harvard Stem Cell Institute, USA

Stem cell research is revolutionizing the way we can study human diseases. Using a technology called "induced pluripotent stem cells" (or iPS cells), scientists can turn a patent's own cells into embryonic-like stem cells and then use those cells to model diseases outside of the body. During this live public webcast, Dr. Kevin Eggan from the Harvard Stem Cell Institute will describe how he is using this method to study neurological and psychiatric conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and schizophrenia.

An Introduction to Endogenous Heart Repair

Deepak Srivastava, MD, Gladstone Institutes, USA

Millions of people suffer from heart attacks each year, and survivors face an increased risk of chronic heart failure due to scarring. Stem cell scientists like Dr. Deepak Srivastava are researching ways to regenerate heart tissue and restore function – a process called endogenous (or “self”) repair. Learn more about the research and its potential, and pose your questions directly to Dr. Srivastava, during this live public webcast.

ISSCR Members:
as one of your benefits of membership, you will be automatically registered within the new ISSCR Connect platform and receive an email containing your login ID and password.

If you are not a member of the ISSCR, you can register your account on ISSCR Connect. Your registration gives you access to content in the Public Channel and an exclusive sneak-peek at ISSCR Member content, which includes monthly seminars given by top stem cell researchers and special access to select content from the ISSCR 11th Annual Meeting.