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ISSCR Announces Hamburg, Germany as Site of 2021 Annual Meeting

  • 23 May, 2018

The ISSCR is pleased to announce Hamburg, Germany as the location for its 2021 annual meeting, the first time the organization will be meeting in that city. The meeting is expected to draw 4,000 stem cell researchers and professionals from around the globe to the Congress Center Hamburg, scheduled to open in 2019. The meeting will be held 23-26 June, 2021.

“We look forward to bringing the meeting to Hamburg, a beautiful city within a country that has a vibrant scientific community,” said ISSCR CEO Nancy Witty. “A number of research groups have collaborated in putting together a terrific venue to showcase the latest in stem cell research,” she said.

The Hamburg meeting is co-sponsored by Life Science Nord (LSN), Fraunhofer IME ScreeningPort, and the Hamburg Ministry for Science, Research and Equality (BWFG).  

“Hosting the ISSCR annual meeting is a terrific honor for the city of Hamburg and for local stem cell scientists,” said Dr. Pless, PhD, with the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology. “We are looking forward to welcoming colleagues from around the world to show them what makes Hamburg special – not only as a city, but with regard to our research areas,” he said.

“We are very excited to bring this convention to Hamburg,” said Michael Otremba, managing director of the Hamburg Convention Bureau. “The city’s collaborative organizations and strong local networks, along with a diversified infrastructure, were key to the city’s winning proposal for this meeting,” he said. “The city’s local stakeholders are highly committed to organizing a terrific venue and platform to showcase science,” he said.

The ISSCR is the premier professional society for stem cell science, an organization dedicated to helping advance research toward new therapies. The ISSCR’s annual meeting provides an opportunity for scientists, clinicians, educators, and industry professionals from around the world to come together to share new data, learn from peers, and discover global advances that have the potential to transform human health.