Emerging Clinical Technologies 

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Pre-Meeting Education at WEHI on 19 June, 2018

The replacement of cells and/or genes through regenerative medicine approaches is rapidly becoming a reality with treatments already in the clinic and potential treatments advancing through the clinical trials pipeline. The ISSCR’s Clinical Advances in Stem Cell Research program will highlight a diverse range of current and future cell and gene therapy approaches and the underlying technologies that make them possible. Speakers from industry and academics will discuss their approaches to treating disease in this clinically-focused program.  

Clinical Advances in Stem Cell Research is a full-day program hosted offsite at Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia's oldest medical research institute. A renowned panel of speakers will explore current cellular therapies in the clinic and those moving toward it, as well as emerging technologies and their potential impact on clinical practice.

Date: 19 June, 2018
Time: 10:00-16:30
Price: $130 (USD)
Where: Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI), 1G Royal Parade, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia (enter through GTAC entrance)



Agenda for Clinical Advances in Stem Cell Research

Registration (09:15-10:00)

Coffee and tea

Welcome and Opening Remarks (10:00-10:10)

Miles Prince, MBBS, MD (Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre)

Session I (10:10-12:40)
Emerging Clinical Technologies--Genetic Modification, CAR-T, and Beyond

Moderator: Francoise Mechinaud, MD (Royal Children's Hospital)
Bob Valamehr, PhD (Fate Therapeutics Inc.)
Seigo Isumo, MD (Takeda Pharmaceuticals)
Graziella Pellegrini, PhD (University of Modena and Regio Emilia)
Jeremy Sugarman, MD, MPH, MA (Johns Hopkins University)

Lunch (12:40-13:20)

Session II (13:20-16:10)

With coffee break included from 14:20-14:40

Moderator: Trevor Kilpatrick, MBBS, PhD (The University of Melbourne)
Tracy Grikscheit, MD (Children's Hospital, Los Angeles)
Sarah Busch, PhD (Athersys)
Kathleen Reape, MD (Spark Therapeutics)
Roger Barker, MBBS, PhD (University of Cambridge)

Open house and networking reception to follow generously sponsored by Cell Therapies.


Who Should Attend?

This program is designed for physicians, physician-scientists and those interested in the latest clinical applications of stem cell research. You do not have to be an ISSCR member to register.

How to Register

You may register for the Clinical Advances program only or add it to your annual meeting registration. Onsite registration will NOT be available.


Until 4 May, 2018
Please email a cancellation notice to: isscr@isscr.org to request a refund of Clinical Advances in Stem Cell Research (minus a $50 USD cancellation fee).

After 5 May, 2018
No refunds will be granted.