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Poster Sessions

The ultimate networking experience! Poster Sessions offer insights into the latest research across the breadth of topics in stem cell science from around the globe. Meet new collaborators, discover opportunities to collaborate–and present your own research. Poster presentations will take place during the following times:

Poster Session I: Thursday, 25 June: 14:00 – 16:00  

Poster Session II: Thursday, 25 June: 22:00 – 23:59 

Poster Session III: Friday, 26 June: 05:00 – 07:00 

Poster Session IV: Friday, 26 June: 14:00 – 16:00 

Poster Session V: Saturday, 27 June: 05:00 – 07:00 

Poster Session VI: Saturday, 27 June: 12:00 – 14:00 

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Exhibit Hall


In the ISSCR 2020 Virtual Exhibit Hall, attendees can engage directly with companies that are showcasing the latest research tools, technologies, publications, and more that can help you advance your research projects.

Attendees can “chat” with exhibitors directly from their virtual exhibit booths to learn more about their products and services – and what special offers they may be featuring during the meeting!  

All exhibit booths can host videos and other materials, and exhibit staff will be available to address your questions through real-time chat!   

Take advantage of the Exhibit Booth Hall today!



Discussion Forums

What better way to nurture your research and career than networking? ISSCR 2020 Virtual provides opportunities for scientists in all stages of their careers to exchange insightful and relevant advice that helps advance their research and career. Attendees can access the ISSCR Forums through the Lobby or in the meeting navigation bar.  There will be three forums, and inside each forum will be with distinct chat rooms for separate conversations. 

The Scientific Forum
Four chat rooms will house conversations on a variety of topics.  Attendees are encouraged to join these chats to continue conversations started in the scientific sessions. Bring your questions and comments about the research you have seen presented, discuss your own research, consider new collaborations, reach out to new people and find old friends.  This is your space to connect with your stem cell science peers. Come join the conversation.


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The Conversation Forum
Meet and interact with attendees who share a common interest: 

Meet the Editors of Stem Cell Reports
Do you have a paper nearly ready for submission? Are you looking to find more information about the ISSCR’s official journal, Stem Cell Reports? Meet the editors to discuss your work, our recently published issues, and any topics of interest around open-access, scientific publishing.

Industry Scientists Networking
The ISSCR Industry Committee invites interested attendees to join them to exchange and discuss various industry-related topics, including new developments, collaborations and potential career paths.

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Computational Stem Cell Biology
Computational biology is an emerging specialty within the Stem Cell Sciences. Computational stem cell biology invents and applies mathematical approaches to classifying stem cells, predicting cell behaviour, and designing reprogramming strategies or even new cell types. This forum is an opportunity to meet others working in the field, discuss opportunities and challenges for computational stem cell sciences, and highlight resources and standards that we want to work to as a discipline.

Policy, Ethics, and Regulatory Issues
Are policy, ethics, or regulatory issues impacting your research? Join us to discuss these issues with ISSCR leaders and find out about the ISSCR’s advocacy program. 

German Stem Cell Network
The German Stem Cell Network (GSCN) invites German scientists to join them to get information on what is new in the GSCN and discuss your needs and wishes.



The Junior Investigator Forum
Junior Investigators are invited to join a hosted chat on a variety of topics during the meeting, or drop in any time to join an open chat to connect socially, to collaborate scientifically, or to just relax and browse the conversations between sessions. 

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Attendee Directory

View and learn more about fellow attendees before, during, and after the annual meeting online by accessing the online Attendee Directory. You must opt-in to the Attendee Directory during registration in order to use the features.

ISSCR Job Match

The Job Match opportunity connects academic and industry employers with scientists looking for their next position.  Annual meeting attendees can opt-in to Job Match at any time, at no additional fee. Browse the online Job Match Directory for job match profiles that meet your interests. Employers can view details of potential candidates and view CVs and poster information. Job seekers can view open position details. Then contact your favorites via email before ISSCR 202 Virtual and/or connect virtually during the live meeting at a poster presentation or via direct messaging. 

See more about Job Match.

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Early Career Group Leader Panel Discussion

Early Career Lunch

Early-career group leaders (principal investigators or junior faculty for 8 or fewer years) are invited to participate in this live session. 

Re-Defining the Success of Your Lab in Changing Times: Productivity, Motivation and Enrichment
Wednesday, 24 June  18:00 - 19:30 EDT

Even prior to lab shutdowns, you might have often been awake at night feeling anxious about the success of your trainees and your projects. With bench  research and much of science at a standstill, how can PIs regain perspective and purpose to re-define a thriving lab? This event is organized for early career PIs to learn tools and tips from more senior ISSCR scientists about how to get the most out of your lab. We will address topics such as setting up a strong lab culture from the beginning, enriching the lab experience to make your team the most productive, and recruiting the best people to improve motivation and promote strong research. Additionally, this event is meant to foster conversation about how to support, motivate, and train lab members under these exceptional circumstances. Come join us to learn, share, and discuss different recipes for a successful lab.

This session is designed for ISSCR members who are early-career research group leaders (principal investigators or junior faculty for 8 or fewer years).

Women in Science Panel Discussion | Collective Experience. Collective Success.

Women in Science Speaker 2019
A community discussion for concrete ideas, real solutions, and strategies for overcoming adversity. 

Friday, 26 June, 09:00 - 10:30 EDT

Women in STEM fields face unique challenges and are often acutely aware of the role their gender plays as they progress both personally and professionally through their careers. The second annual Women in Science Panel Discussion will be an opportunity for our ISSCR community to come together to talk about these challenges and try to identify solutions to effect positive change. Hear diverse perspectives from an esteemed panel of successful female researchers who will share their experiences, insights, and advice for overcoming gender bias and gender-related adversity. You will also have the opportunity for small group discussions to brainstorm additional strategies with fellow attendees.

Learn more about the panel discussion.

Recognizing that it takes more than the efforts of women to achieve gender equity in the workplace, we would like to have a conversation with the entire ISSCR community. We welcome all voices to join us for this important discussion.

Junior Investigator Career Panel

Finding Your Fit: Defining Goals and Taking Action to Achieve Long-term Success
Saturday, 27 June  10:00 - 11:30 a.m. EDT

Despite how it can sometimes appear, the path to a satisfying career is rarely straightforward. Are you currently asking yourself “How do I decide on a career path?” If so, join us for an in-depth panel discussion about how individual definitions for success and failure can help you identify your goals, adjust to setbacks, determine when it’s time to make a change, and what steps to take now to achieve your long-term goals. This casual event hosted by the Junior Investigator Committee is intended to foster frank conversation about how to assess career decisions early on.

This session is designed for ISSCR trainee members, but any member is welcome to attend.

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