Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the International Society for Stem Cell Research, we are delighted to invite you to “Stem Cells in Translation,” our Regional Forum in Florence, Italy, on September 15-18.

ISSCR Regional Forums complement our highly regarded Annual Meeting by highlighting key areas of stem cell research rather than providing an overview of the entire field. “Stem Cells in Translation” will focus on progress being made at the frontier of discovery as researchers seek to deliver the incredible promise of stem cell engineering to patients in a clinical setting.

The heart of ISSCR gatherings is the exchange of information between leading figures in stem cell research. It’s this unique confluence of passion, information and knowledge that stimulates thought and propels advances in our dynamic and challenging field. For this Forum, we’re proud to convene a compelling group of speakers that includes practicing physicians with clinical cell and gene therapy experience speaking on an array of exciting topics.

The Forum’s relaxed, collegial setting gives you ample time to ask questions, exchange information and share ideas with some of your most prominent and knowledgeable peers, either at poster presentations or during our receptions.

Experience all this in historic Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, a city whose beauty and culture has inspired artists and scientists for centuries.

We believe you’ll find this Forum stimulating, insightful and thought-provoking. Please join us, won’t you?

Best Regards,
Cédric Blanpain, Michele De Luca, Ronald McKay, and Richard Young

Organizing Committee
ISSCR Regional Forum, Florence 2013

Organizing Committee

  Cédric Blanpain
Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium

  Michele De Luca
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

  Ronald McKay 
Lieber Institute for Brain Research, USA
  Richard Young 
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, USA


2013 Meeting Dates:
September 15-18, 2013

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