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The 2019 Workshop on Clinical Translation is now sold out.

Advancing Clinical Trials With Stem Cells
Tuesday, 25 June 2019

The development of cellular therapies is a complex process and as more therapies advance to clinical trials and beyond, the field matures and refinements to the process are made. This includes pre-clinical modeling, regulatory steps, and the trials themselves. The ISSCR’s Workshop on Clinical Translation will showcase speakers from academic, industry, regulatory agencies and healthcare who will discuss their approaches to modeling disease and developing cellular therapies in this translationally-focused program. This year's program follows the process of navigating toward and through clinical trials in three sessions:

  • Pre-clinical in vitro modeling
  • Pre-clinical animal modeling
  • Clinical trials  

The Workshop on Clinical Translation is a full-day program hosted offsite at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles. A renowned panel of speakers will cover a range of topics from pre-clinical modeling to ongoing clinical trials. 

Date:    25 June, 2019
Time:    9:00-17:30
Where: Cedars-Sinai, Harvey Morse Auditorium
             Plaza Level, South Tower
             8701 Gracie Allen Drive
             Los Angeles, CA 90048

Attendees will need to enter the South Tower building on Gracie Allen Drive. Take elevator to Plaza Level and follow signs to Harvey Morse Auditorium.

For attendees who are driving, they can park in Parking Lot 1, 2 or 4. Cedars-Sinai is approximately 9 miles from the Los Angeles Convention Center, estimated travel time can be anywhere from 30 - 75 minutes due to traffic. Attendees will need to enter the South Tower building on Gracie Allen Drive. Take elevator to Plaza Level and follow signs to Harvey Morse Auditorium.

Registration Time: Tuesday, 25 June 08:15-09:00

Visit the registration table outside of the workshop meeting room to obtain your name badge.

Price : $205 (trainee members), $225 (full/affiliate members), $245 (nonmembers). All prices in USD.

The 2019 Workshop on Clinical Translation is now sold out.



Workshop on Clinical Translation sponsored by:

Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute logo

Program for Advancing Clinical Trials With Stem Cells

Registration (08:15-9:00)

Coffee and tea

Welcome and Opening Remarks (9:00-9:05)

Clive Svendsen, PhD

SESSION I (9:05 – 10:35):
Pre-Clinical In Vitro Modeling

Chair: Clive Svendsen, PhD


James Wells, PhD, Cincinatti Children's Hospital, USA
Gay Crooks, MD, University of California Los Angeles, USA
Samuel Sances, PhD, Cedars-Sinai, USA

Coffee Break (10:35 - 10:50)

Pre-Clinical In Vitro Modeling Discussion Panel (Speakers from Session I) (10:50 - 11:10)

SESSION II (11:10 - 13:25):
Pre-Clinical Animal Modeling

Chair: Melissa Carpenter, PhD

With lunch included from 12:10 - 12:55


Malin Parmar, PhD, Lund University, Sweden
Dennis Clegg, PhD University of California Santa Barbara, USA
Anthony Oro, MD, PhD, Stanford University, USA

Pre-Clinical Animal Models Discussion Panel (Speakers from Session II) (13:25 - 13:45)

SESSION III (13:45 - 17:00):
Clinical Trials

Chair: Joseph Gold, PhD

With coffee break included from 15:15 - 15:30


Peter Marks, MD, PhD, Food and Drug Administration, USA
Stephanie Jackson, RN, BMTCN, MSN, AOCNS, University of California Los Angeles, USA
Dave Ennist, PhD, Origent Data Sciences, Inc., USA
Donald Kohn, MD, University of California Los Angeles, USA
Clive Svendsen, PhD, Cedars-Sinai, USA
Jun Takahashi, MD, PhD, Center for iPS Research and Application, Kyoto University, Japan

Clinical Trials Discussion Panel (Speakers from Session III) (17:00 - 17:25)

Final Remarks — Melissa Carpenter, PhD (17:25 - 17:30)

Who Should Attend?

This program is designed for scientists, physicians, physician-scientists and those interested in the latest clinical applications of stem cell research.

How to Register

The 2019 Workshop on Clinical Translation is now sold out.

You may register for the Workshop only or in conjunction with the ISSCR 2019 Annual Meeting. If you have already registered for ISSCR 2019 you may modify your registration to add the Workshop. Onsite registration will NOT be available. Registration deadline is Sunday, 23 June, 23:59 US Central Time, however, seating is limited and registration will close early if all seats are sold. Register early to reserve your spot!


Until 10 May, 2019
Please email a cancellation notice to request a refund of the Workshop on Clinical Translation (minus a $50 USD cancellation fee).

After 10 May, 2019
No refunds will be granted.