The ASSCR is the peak body representing stem cell and regenerative medicine scientists in Australia and New Zealand. The ASSCR acts independently and as a hub of local societies, actively promoting stem cell/regenerative medicine research, education and policy development. The ASSCR holds an annual conference and professional development events for its academic, clinical and industry-based membership. The ASSCR is actively involved in community engagement and will co-sponsor the 2018 ISSCR Annual Meeting in Melbourne, Australia.
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The Japanese Society for Regenerative Medicine was established and succeeded the previous goals of the Cell Therapy Research Society. The society aims to advance medical research for beneficial techniques applicable to a clinical setting, and to contribute to human health by creating a breeding ground for cutting-edge, creative approaches and ground-breaking research. The Japanese Society for Regenerative Medicine hosts annual internal meetings as well as symposia open to the public.
The Korean Society for Stem Cell Research (KSSCR) is an independent, non-profit organization established to promote and represent the stem cell research and networking across academic, industrial, clinical, and governmental sectors in Korea. Members consist of basic scien tists, clinical and translational research scientists, as well as individuals engaged in regulatory issues for clinical applications. Since 2005, KSSCR has hold annual meetings in summer and workshops in winter regularly every year.
Stem Cells Australia brings together Australia’s leading academic researchers in bioengineering, nanotechnology, bioinformatics, stem cell biology, advanced molecular analysis and clinical translation with the aim to translate knowledge into innovative biotechnological and therapeutic applications in partnership with industry and other initiatives across the globe. This Australian Government funded research network holds an annual retreat for members and participates in the annual Australasian Society for Stem Cell Research meeting.
SCSS is a non-profit organization seeking to serve the community with a threefold objective to bring together researchers, clinicians, health professionals, and companies that are interested in stem cells, to provide information about stem cell research to laypeople, and to provide a focus for all issues connected with stem cells. SCSS holds an annual symposium as well as a Seminar Series and offers travel awards to their members to attend the ISSCR Annual Meetings on a regular basis.
TSSCR aims to promote stem cell related research education and application through facilitating connections among local and international stem cell societies, assisting our government to establish stem cell therapy related regulations and promoting the collaboration among academics, clinics, industry, and government institutions. The organization holds annual national or international conferences and they award travel grants to students and post-doctoral fellows to attend the ISSCR Annual Meetings.
- Snapshot of stem cell research in Australia
- Australian Stem Cell Handbook
- Educational resources
- Metcalf prizes for stem cell research
The National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia (the NSCFA) is a philanthropic foundation established in 2011. The NSCFA is dedicated to progressing cutting edge stem cell science in Australia through supporting promising researchers and projects, and educating the public about responsible stem cell treatments. Our governing board is drawn from diverse backgrounds in stem cell science, medicine, and finance. Each year the NSCFA supports early-career stem cell researchers by funding their attendance at national and international scientific meetings. In 2014 the NSCFA launched the Metcalf Prize, named in honour of the late Professor Donald Metcalf AO. The Metcalf Prize is awarded each year to two stem cell researchers (one male and one female) working in Australia. The Prize is judged by an independent scientific panel, and is valued at $50,000 to each researcher.
The ISCS is a professional, non-profit organization which aims to promote the exchange of data on stem cell research and regenerative medicine in Israel. ISCS bring together researchers, clinicians, health professionals, and industry representatives and hosts, organizes and links academic activities nationwide. The ISCS holds regular meetings on scientific/clinical and technical aspects of stem cell research as well as an annual international stem cell conference and young investigator seminar.
ABCD gathers scientists nation-wide, working in academic or non-profit research institutions covering the broad field of cell and molecular biology, spanning stem cell biology, organismal development and cell differentiation. ABCD organizes national meetings open to non-members as well as special interest group meetings in the field of stem cell and regenerative medicine.
DASCS provides a broad and interdisciplinary focal point for researchers and professionals within the stem cell and regenerative medicine field in Denmark. The membership is comprised of both academia and industry. DASCS hosts an annual Stem Cell Symposium as well as various other events that are open to the public.
- EuroStemCell Stem Cell Factsheets
- Medicine and Stem Cells
- EuroStemCell Educational Resources
- Explore Stem Cells
- Hope Beyond Hype – Educational Comic
EuroStemCell unites over 400 European stem cell and regenerative medicine research laboratories in a coordinated effort to engage the public about stem cell science. As a partnership of scientists, clinicians, ethicists, social scientists, and science communicators, EuroStemCell provides independent, expert-reviewed information and road-tested educational resources on stem cells and their impact on society. EuroStemCell also works with people affected by conditions, educators, regulators, media, healthcare professionals and policy makers to foster engagement and develop material that meets their needs. The centre-piece of the project is a public-facing, multilingual website eurostemcell.org. EuroStemCell also facilitates both internal and open events and training sessions.
The central task of the GSCN is to pool the expertise in stem cell research in Germany and develop synergies between basic research, regenerative medicine, and pharmacology. The majority of the members work in public research institutes in Germany and research institutes and the GSCN also has research institutes, companies, and a partner association as members. The GSCN holds annual conferences that are intended for the scientific exchange and rotate among German cities.
The GSZ is an incorporated society that intends to build up a basis for supporting stem cell research and regenerative medicine and to assemble all scientists interested in this and related fields including biotechnology, genetics, cell biology, basic as well as applied sciences up to later clinical application. Members are made up of individuals from major universities and research institutions throughout Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Holland, and Belgium. The GSZ organizes an annual meeting where especially young stem cell researchers are given a forum to present their innovative results.
The NCSCR is based in the Oslo area with member affiliations to the University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital. The majority of members are academic or clinical with associate members from industry and patient organizations. The NCSCR is engaged in basic, translational and clinical stem cell research and maintains the National Core Facility for Human Pluripotent Stem Cells. It also organizes the Annual Norwegian Stem Cell Networking Conference each fall.
The Stem Cell Network North Rhine-Westphalia is a ministry funded non-profit association, who’s members more than 20 universities and clinics located in the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), Germany. More than 400 scientists from the member institutions are engaged in the network and are working in the field of adult and reprogrammed but also embryonic stem cells, including basic research, but as well have a strong focus on translational stem cell research. Moreover, the unique selling point of the network is the close link between biomedical research and the humanities, law and social sciences, which always has played a major role since the foundation of the network in 2002. Thanks to the support of the state of NRW the network holds a biannual International Meeting that is open and free to the public.
CIRM is California’s stem cell agency. Our mission is to accelerate stem cell treatments to patients with unmet medical needs. We fund projects at all stages of the research pipeline, from basic research to clinical trials. Companies and institutions based anywhere can apply to fund portions of their projects conducted in California.
The New York State Stem Cell Science program, NYSTEM, was launched in 2007 to support stem cell research across New York State. NYSTEM supports basic, applied, translational and other research activities to advance scientific discoveries in stem cell biology. In addition to supporting a range of research, NYSTEM supports infrastructure, scientific training, and educational initiatives. Since 2007, NYSTEM has issued 22 RFAs, and made 323 awards totaling $354 million to 35 New York institutions.
NYSCF is a non-profit organization with a mission to accelerate cures for the major diseases of our time through stem cell research. NYSCF combines the depth of a highly focused research institute with the breadth of a wide-ranging philanthropic organization, conducting research at it’s own independent laboratory in New York, funding postdoctoral fellowship and early career investigator programs, and collaborating with major medical research and leading academic institutions around the world.
Established in 2001, the Stem Cell Network (SCN) is Canada’s foremost research organization dedicated to enabling the translation of stem cell research from bench to bedside for the benefit of Canadians and patients worldwide. SCN has links to more than 30 Canadian universities and hospitals, supported 18 clinical trials, 16 start-up companies, incubated several international and Canadian research networks and organizations, funded 169 research groups, trained over 2,500 highly qualified personnel, and established the Till & McCulloch Meetings, Canada’s foremost stem cell research event.
ABTCel’s mission is to promote, incentivize, and communicate research related to cell therapy and bioengineering, suggesting actions to maximize studies and exchange in these areas of scientific knowledge among professionals of public and private institutions, always conforming to ethical values. ABTCel puts on The Brazilian Congress on Stem Cells and Cell Therapy Meeting bi-annually.
The organization aims to generate scientific knowledge in the field of regenerative medicine by stimulating collaborations among researchers exchanging technological expertise about stem cells. The organization holds events every two years for members, who are made up of academics.