Stem Cells in Science and Medicine
October 14 – 17, 2013
Suzhou, China

Venue: World Hotel Grand Dushu Lake Suzhou
             299 Qiyue Street 
             Suzhou Industrial Park, Suzhou, 215123, China 


The ISSCR’s Regional Forum Series expands the global reach of our educational programming with two additional events in 2013. Designed to complement the ISSCR Annual Meeting, Regional Forums are held in more intimate settings and provide a focused look at specific topics within the landscape of stem cell research.

“Stem Cells in Science & Medicine” will highlight the latest work being done by some of the world’s most prominent researches in their quest to engineer and program the developmental arc of stem cells.

What to Expect

The ISSCR’s 2011 Regional Forum in Suzhou was one of our most popular gatherings, attracting more than 400 stem cell researchers from a dozen countries on four continents. “Stem Cells in Science & Medicine” promises to be an even more notable conclave of prominent stem cell researchers, many of who rarely get a chance to speak in Asia.

  • Hear leading thinkers share their latest research -- We’ve assembled an exceptional array of the brightest minds in stem cell research that we believe is unmatched by any other similar-sized gathering. Several top researchers will be on hand to discuss just-published findings on subjects like the importance of epigenomics in defining pluripotency, using small molecule cocktails (rather than retroviruses) for cell reprogramming, and “super enhancers” which may act as switches that determine cell fate.
  • Interact easily with preeminent colleagues --  Share ideas, strategies and information face-to-face with noted fellow researchers, including ISSCR President and Featured Speaker Janet Rossant. Discuss submitting your own findings for publication with Christine Mummery, Editor-in-Chief of “Stem Cell Reports,” the ISSCR’s new journal published by Cell Press.

  • Advance your research and your career -- Investigate the latest tools exhibitors have designed to aid your research, plus enjoy the opportunity to network with scholars, clinical researchers and executives of global firms. 

Who Attends?

Scientists with an academic, clinical and industrial background whose research involves influencing the developmental trajectory of stem cells for scientific or medical uses will be particularly well represented. The forum is also a wonderful chance for those in the early stages of their careers to learn from and network with established professionals in the field.

What Sets the Regional Forums Apart?

Regional Forums are an attractive complement to the ISSCR Annual Meeting in many ways:

  • Regional Forums are smaller by design, allowing for more relaxed interactions among attendees.
  • The strong programs are typically designed to explore a topic in greater depth than may otherwise be possible at a more broadly diversified conference.
  • The intimate setting and casual environment offers more opportunities to deepen existing relationships or establish new ones during social hours and poster receptions.

We hope you’ll join us, and be an important participant in the ISSCR’s mission to enhance the exchange of information within our challenging and fast-evolving field.