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  • 16 January, 2020
  • The ISSCR is updating its Guidelines for Stem Cell Research and Clinical Translation to respond to recent scientific advances that include the use of pluripotent stem cell (PSC) to create models of early human embryo development.
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  • 15 January, 2020
  • The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) is just that, an international organization. We work across the globe to promote excellence in stem cell science and applications to human health. The society advances international initiatives including: policy and advocacy, professional standards, building working relationships to stay abreast of emerging areas of interest, and of course educational meetings.
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  • Susan Solomon
  • 14 January, 2020
  • Susan L. Solomon, JD, chief executive officer and founder of The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Research Institute is the recipient of the 2020 International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) Public Service Award.
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    Margaret A. Goodell Earns Tobias Lecture Award

  • 14 January, 2020
  • The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) will award the Tobias Lecture Award to Margaret A. (Peggy) Goodell, PhD, Chair of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Director of the Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, U.S.
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    Allon M. Klein Receives Dr. Susan Lim Award for Outstanding Young Investigator

  • 14 January, 2020
  • The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) will award the Dr. Susan Lim Award for Outstanding Young Investigator to Allon M. Klein, PhD, Associate Professor, Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass., U.S.
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    Mitinori Saitou Earns the ISSCR Momentum Award

  • 14 January, 2020
  • The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) present this year’s ISSCR Momentum Award to Mitinori Saitou, MD, Ph.D., Kyoto University, Japan.
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    Fred H. Gage Receives the ISSCR Achievement Award

  • 14 January, 2020
  • The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) will award its inaugural Achievement Award to Fred H. Gage, Ph.D., president of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and the Vi and John Adler Chair for Research on Age-Related Neurodegenerative Disease in Salk’s Laboratory of Genetics, La Jolla, Calif.
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    ISSCR Announces 2020 Award Winners

  • 14 January, 2020
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    ISSCR Hires New Director of Media and Strategic Communications

  • 13 January, 2020
  • The International Society for Stem Cell Research welcomes Kym Kilbourne as Director of Media and Strategic Communications, leading public affairs, education, member engagement, and media relations programs.
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    Voting Now Open for 2020 Board of Directors

  • 10 January, 2020
  • Help to shape the future of your society by voting in the 2020 ISSCR Board of Directors election. Together, we offer a collaborative network and powerful resources to help members achieve personal objectives, foster the success of our field and contribute to the betterment of human health. This is your opportunity to make a difference.
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  • The ISSCR Hosts Ethics Workshop in China

  • 9 January, 2020
  • The ISSCR and the Guangzhou Institute of Biomedicine and Health held a two-day workshop in Guangzhou, China. A small group of scientists and ethicists from around the world met to discuss ethical, scientific, and societal challenges in regenerative medicine.
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  • ISSCR 2020 Boston: From Cutting Edge Technology to Clinical Trials

  • 10 December, 2019
  • There has been a convergence of technologies around stem cell research that are dramatically increasing our understanding of developmental biology, human disease, and how to regenerate damaged tissue. Cutting edge technological advancements in computational biology, machine learning, single cell sequencing, gene editing, and organoids are being harnessed by stem cell researchers to accelerate their discoveries and move them towards the clinic. These revolutionary advances will be in the spotlight from 24-27 June, 2020, at the largest stem cell meeting in the world— the ISSCR 2020 Annual Meeting in Boston, U.S.
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  • The ISSCR is Updating its Guidelines

  • 9 December, 2019
  • Stem cell science, its clinical application, and the ethical issues surrounding it have rapidly advanced since the release of the 2016 ISSCR Guidelines for Stem Cell Research and Clinical Translation. The latest update will address important scientific, ethical, and regulatory issues, including embryo models, organoids, chimeras, genome editing, and the regulation and economics of cell therapies.
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  • Activities of the ISSCR: More Than a Meeting

  • 11 November, 2019
  • The ISSCR Annual Meetings are the largest stem cell conferences in the world, known for featuring outstanding science. However, an underrecognized yet equally important aspect of the Society is its initiatives to advance the field. Behind the scenes, 22 Board Members, 15 committees, and other volunteers are working to develop and implement important initiatives and resources that enable, support, and promote excellence in stem cell science and its applications to human health.
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  • ISSCR Comments on Brazil’s Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products Regulation

  • 10 October, 2019
  • The ISSCR submitted comments to Brazil’s health regulatory agency (ANVISA) regarding the proposed regulations for advanced therapy medicinal products that urge national governments to “maintain rigorous review pathways to ensure that stem cell-based products conform to the highest standards of evidence-based medicine.”
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  • ISSCR Visits Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, U.S.

  • 8 October, 2019
  • The ISSCR led a group of scientists to Washington, DC, U.S. to garner support for policies important to stem cell research and the broader biomedical research community. The scientists met with representatives from 17 Congressional Offices to discuss the protection of fetal tissue research, the need for additional enforcement to curb the marketing and use of unproven products, and the importance of NIH funding for biomedical research.
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  • Lawrence Goldstein Policy Fellows Announced

  • 8 October, 2019
  • The ISSCR is pleased to announce the recipients of the inaugural Lawrence Goldstein Policy Fellowship, Mohamed Abou El-Enein, PhD (Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany) and Zubin Master, PhD (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, U.S.).
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  • ISSCR Policy Advocacy in Action

  • 7 October, 2019
  • Polices created by legislators and regulators can have a profound impact on stem cell and biomedical research and the development of new treatments. The ISSCR has been working on several fronts to advocate for responsible stem cell research and its application. Read more about the recent ISSCR-led fly in to Washington D.C. for discussions with government officials and our consultations with Google to prevent the marketing of unproven stem cell therapies.
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  • ISSCR Education Committee Call for Resources

  • 4 October, 2019
  • The ISSCR Education Committee is compiling educational resources on stem cell science and its applications to support the teaching needs of our constituents. To help the Education Committee create the course syllabus, we are asking you for examples of your syllabi on courses related to stem cell biology, translational medicine, and clinical applications.
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