Discover All Parts of the Program
Whether it's your first time at the ISSCR Annual Meeting, or you just need a reminder, this page will give you a better idea of what to expect from the conference schedule, including descriptions of each type of session.
Schedule at a Glance
Plenary Sessions (view speakers and topics)
Seven plenary sessions make up the core of the ISSCR Annual
Concurrent Sessions (view speakers and topics)
The concurrent sessions cover topics from across the spectrum of stem cell research. Each session, framed by a brief topic overview, includes one or two invited speakers whose work highlights leading research in the field. The session is rounded out with up to six abstract-selected speakers who, combined with the invited talks, give an excellent snapshot of the most current work on the topic. The five concurrent sessions run in parallel and attendees are encouraged to move between sessions to hear talks of interest. Concurrent sessions are held Thursday, Friday, and Saturday afternoons and are organized by the ISSCR 2019 Annual Meeting Program Committee.
Focus Sessions provide in-depth coverage of specific topics of interest, chosen and presented by select academic and industry groups. Held on Wednesday morning, these educational opportunities in science, society, and education are organized by members and open to all meeting attendees. Schedule to be posted in early spring, 2019.
Exhibitors feature new and updated products, services, tools, and technologies in Innovation Showcases, and demonstrate how they can be used in laboratory and other settings. Learn about how the latest product offerings can enhance your career in these 30 or 60-minute presentations. Innovation Showcases are held on Thursday and Friday of the meeting, in the mornings and over lunch breaks. Interested in hosting an Innovation Showcase?
Poster sessions are a staple of the ISSCR Annual Meeting and are the place for engaging, one-on-one discussions with researchers. Three, two-hour long sessions will be held in the exhibit hall on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings and begin with a reception of light bites. More than 1,400 posters are displayed in topic-focused areas mapped out around the poster floor. Each poster is displayed for a day and the presenter must be at the poster for one hour of the poster session to discuss their work. Odd-numbered posters are presented in the first hour and even-numbered posters in the second hour.
The hub of the meeting is the Exhibit Hall, where you can engage directly with more than 100 companies showcasing the latest research tools, technologies, publications, and more. The Exhibit Hall also hosts the nightly Poster Sessions and
The exhibit area is divided into pavilions to make it easier to locate companies of interest to you:
- Technology & Suppliers
- Therapeutics & Commercialization
Need even more chances to connect with colleagues and collaborators? New in 2019, each pavilion will also have an Activity Zone, where we will host engaging events, networking opportunities, and more! You'll also find the Job Match Lounge and Meet-Up Hubs in the Exhibit Hall.
Pre-Meeting Education: Workshop on Clinical Translation
Join a stellar line-up of speakers for this year's Workshop on Clinical Translation program, "Advancing Clinical Trials with Stem Cells." Explore current cellular therapies in the clinic as well as emerging technologies and their potential impact on clinical practice. Held the day before the ISSCR Annual Meeting, this program is designed for physicians, physician-scientists and those interested in the latest clinical applications of stem cell research.
Location Offsite: Cedars-Sinai Medical Campus