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International Society for Cellular Therapy

May 25–28, 2016

Click Here to view the ISCT 2016 Preliminary Program

Confirmed Plenary Session Topics and Speakers

Session 1 – Presidential Plenary on Tissue Progenitors, iPSC and Organoids: the Evolution of Species
Chair: Massimo Dominici, MD, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Speaker: Songtao Shi, DDS, MS, PhD, University of Pennsylvania, United States
Speaker: Minoru Takasato, PhD, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Australia

Session 2 – Emerging Cell Therapy Products in Asia Pacific
Chair: Mickey Koh, MRCP, FRCPath, PhD, St. George’s Hospital, United Kingdom and Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
Speaker: Walter Gunzburg, PhD, Austrianova, Singapore
Speaker: Setsuko Hashimoto, PhD, CellSeed, Japan
Speaker: Antonio Lee, PhD, MEDIPOST America, United States

Session 3 – Taking Innovative MSC Therapies to the Future in the Pacific Rim
Co-Chair: Jacques Galipeau, MD FRCP(C), Emory University, United States
Co-Chair: Daniel J. Weiss, MD, PhD, University of Vermont,  United States
Speaker: Stan Gronthos, PhD, University of Adelaide, Australia
Speaker: Jan Nolta, PhD, University of California Davis, United States
Speaker: Lingyun Sun, PhD, MD, Nanjing University Medical School, China

Session 4 – Advanced Phase Clinical Trial Updates
Co-Chair: Oscar Lee, MD, MSc (Orth), PhD,  National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan
Co-Chair: Chris Mason, MBBS, PhD, FRCS, FRCSI, University College London, United Kingdom
Speaker: Michael Vasconcelles, MD, Unum Therapeutics, United States

Session 5 – Opportunities and Challenges for Cell Therapy Commercialization in Asia Pacific
Chair: Steve Oh, PhD, Bioprocessing Technology Institute, Singapore
Speaker: Sherry Kothari, PhD, MBA, Cooperative Research Centre for Cell Therapy Manufacturing, Australia

Speaker: So Ra Park, MD, PhD, Global Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Acceleration Center, Korea

Session 6 – CAR T Cell Immunotherapy – Joint Session with ASBMT 
Co-Chair: Catherine Bollard, MD, FRCPC, Children’s National Medical Center, United States
Co-Chair: Christopher Bredeson, MD, MSc, FRCPC, University of Ottawa, Canada
Speaker: Daniel J. Powell, PhD, University of Pennsylvania, United States
Speaker: Isabelle Riviere, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, United States
Speaker: Cameron Turtle, MBBS, PhD, FRACP, FRCPA, Fred Hutch Cancer Center, United States