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ISSCR 2016 Meeting 22-25 June -- Media registration open

World's largest meeting on developments in stem cell research and clinical therapies

International Society for Stem Cell Research

ISSCR 2016 Meeting 22-25 June - Media Registration Open

World's largest meeting on developments in stem cell research and clinical therapies

More than 3,000 stem cell researchers and clinicians from around the world will gather 22-25 June in San Francisco to share the latest developments in stem cell research and its translation into clinical applications. Leaders in the field will present recent findings and talk about progress in bringing therapies to patients around the world suffering from diseases and disorders. The annual meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research will feature seven plenary sessions, more than 100 abstract-selected oral presentations, and 28 concurrent sessions on stem cell science and its progress, covering topics such as developments in gene therapy, regenerative medicine, new therapies for cancer, and cell therapy in clinical trials.

What: ISSCR 2016, the largest meeting of stem cell researchers and source of emerging news on stem cell breakthroughs and therapies.

When: 22-25 June, 2016

Where: Moscone West Convention Center, San Francisco

Media may register for ISSCR 2016 at:

Credentialed reporters have access to top stem cell scientists, press materials, and events at the meeting, providing many sources for news articles and features.

Program Highlights:

  • The 2016 Plenary presentations will cover of the breadth of the field of stem cell research and clinical applications. (All times are PT USA)

      o "Stem Cells and Cancer," 22 June, 1-3:15 p.m., will highlight advances in understanding and developing treatments for cancer, and includes a panel with John Dick, University Health Network Canada, who is credited with a breakthrough theory of the role of stem cells in leukemia.

      o "Tissue Growth and Morphogenesis," 22 June, 4-6 p.m., will explore the regulation of stem cells, organ growth, and tumorigenesis, with implications for treating cancer and regenerative disorders.

      o "Cellular Plasticity and Reprogramming," 23 June, 9-11:15 a.m., will examine stem cell differentiation and the conversion of one differentiated cell type into another, and features renowned Nobel laureate Shinya Yamanaka, of the Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA).

      o "Gene Networks and Epigenetics," 24 June, 9-11:15 a.m., will examine the control of gene expression and activity and how it may aid in the understanding of disease mechanisms.

      o "Gene Therapy and Stem Cells," 24 June, 4-6 p.m., will examine novel gene and cell therapy including immunotherapy and the use of CAR T-cells.

      o "Disease Modeling Using Stem Cells," 25 June, 9-11 a.m., will examine the use of cutting-edge organoid and other 3D tissue and organ models.

      o "Cell Therapy in Clinical Trials," 25 June, 4-6 p.m., will focus on the testing of stem cell research in the clinic and development of therapies that might treat disease.

  • A public symposium 21 June from 6-8 p.m., co-hosted with the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), will feature physicians, clinicians, and patients discussing stem cell clinical trials currently underway. The event is open to the public free of charge.

Media registration is complimentary for credentialed reporters. Please register for credentials online at to receive access to press conferences, embargoed media material, and events on-site. View ISSCR's media guidelines for additional information.

For more information about the meeting and potential media coverage, please contact Anne Nicholas at, or 847.929.4818.

For more information about stem cell science, visit A Closer Look at Stem Cells, an initiative of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) to help the public learn about stem cell research and its potential to impact human health.


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