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Join the ISSCR for “Changing the Face of Modern Medicine: Stem Cells & Gene Therapy” from 16-19 October, 2018 in beautiful Lausanne, Switzerland. In collaboration with the European Society for Gene Therapy (ESGCT), the French Society of Gene Therapy (SFTCG), and local organizers in Switzerland, we will welcome a diverse slate of international speakers for three days of talks, poster presentations, and networking opportunities the explore the translation of stem cell research to the clinic.

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Program Highlights

"Changing the Face of Modern Medicine: Stem Cells and Gene Therapy" will offer four days of compelling talks, poster presentations, and networking events that highlight the translational process. From basic stem cell research to treatments in the clinic, this collaborative event between the ISSCR and ESGCT will bring insight and perspective to the broad scope of stem cell and regenerative medicine.

The scientific program includes 25 plenary and concurrent sessions with renowned international speakers, as well as opportunities for abstract-selected speakers to present the latest research. In addition, numerous pre-meeting sessions include a Clinical Trial and Commercialization workshop; a Regulatory workshop (sponsored by Merck); and an Education Day for scientists new to regenerative medicine. Full program to publish soon.

Plenary Topics:

  • Opening Keynote and Outstanding Achievement Award
    Gregoire Courtine
    Didier Trono
  • From Bench to Bedside I
  • Cancer Immunotherapy and Cancer Stem Cells
  • From Bench to Bedside II
  • New Tools and Technologies
  • Organoids and Stem Cell Engineering
  • Presidential Symposium
    Jurgen Knoblich
    Rudolf Jaenisch

Concurrent Topics:

  • Disease Modeling
  • Cancer
  • CNS + Eye
  • Genomic charictarisation of pluripotent stem cells
  • Vector Development
  • Regulatory
  • Bioengineering
  • Muscle, cardio and lung
  • Blood
  • Molecular basis of developmental potential
  • Gene Editing
  • Cell therapy and replacement
  • metabolic and lysosomal
  • Regulation and control of pluripotency and lineage specificity
  • Immuno and vaccines