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SCSS SYMPOSIUM 2015

"Opportunities & Challenges in Stem Cell Based Medicine"

The Stem Cell Society Singapore (SCSS) will hold it's 7th Annual Symposium on the 17 to 18 November 2015 at Biopolis, Singapore.

The theme for Symposium 2015 is "Opportunities & Challenges in Stem Cell Based Medicine".

Synopsis of the Symposium: Stem cell based therapies show tremendous promise in treating various disorders and are currently being translated into the clinic. However many questions in this field remain unanswered. This Symposium aims to bring together experts to discuss topics like the best cell source for different diseases, regulatory and policy hurdles towards stem cell therapeutics and experiences of researchers in Asia that have successfully progressed towards clinical trials using stem cells. This symposium hopes to identify the most viable opportunities in stem cell based therapies and provide direction in solving some of the challenges facing the field.




Tentative Session Topics:

  1. CCRM Session: Industrialization of Cell Therapies through Collaborative Public -Private Consortia

  2. Opportunities & Challenges of Pluripotent Stem Cell & Derivatives

  3. Opportunities & Challenges of 4) Adult Stem Cells & Derivatives

  4. Policies/Lobbying/Funding

  5. Organoids/ECM

  6. Stem Cells in Translation

  7. Clinical Stem Cell Therapies



Confirmed Speakers

Keynote Speakers:

John RASKO
University of Sydney, Australia

 
Mahendra RAO
New York Stem Cell Foundation, USA


Plenary Speakers:

Ernest Arenas
Karolinska, Sweden

Jun TAKAHASHI
Kyoto University, Japan

Antonio LEE
MEDIPOST America Inc.

Gabor FOLDES
Imperial College London, UK

Andrew WAN
Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore

Prabha SAMPATH
Institute of Medical Biology, Singapore

Paul SIMMONS
Mesoblast, Australia

Masayo TAKAHASHI
RIKEN, Japan

Outi HOVATTA
Karolinska, Sweden

Yann BARRANDON
Institute of Medical Biology, Singapore

Nick BARKER
Institute of Medical Biology, Singapore

 
Tamra LYSAGHT
NUHS, Singapore

Udi SARIG
NTU, Singapore

Kim WARREN
CCRM

Michael May
CCRM

Gerald SCHWANK
ETH, Zurich

Victor NURCOMBE
IMB

Paula SALMIKANGAS
European Medicines Agency

Karl TRYGGVASON
DUKE-NUS, Singapore

Shigeki SUGII
Singapore Bioimaging Consortium

Phil VANEK
GE Healthcare, USA

David Brindley
CASMI, UK
Mohan Vemuri
Thermo Fisher Scientific, USA


Venue

Auditorium, Level 2
Matrix Building
30 Biopolis Street
Singapore 138671



Call for Oral Presentation Abstracts & Poster Abstracts

All abstracts must be submitted during the online registration process taking into consideration the relevant submission deadlines.

There will be a dedicated poster session on the evening of the 17th November with Food & Drinks.

Oral Abstract submission deadline: 11 September 2015

Poster Abstract submission deadline: 9 October 2015

Download Abstract Template
Download Poster Manual



Registration & Payment

Registration Fees

Category Early Bird
(until 11 Sept 15)
Regular
(from 12 Sep 15)
Ordinary/Life Members $350 $500
Student Members $250 $400
Non-Members $500 $650
Group Registration - 10% on PRR* - 10% on PRR*
Onsite Registration NA add $S100 to
Regular fees
* PRR, Prevailing Registration Rate    

 

Individual Registration:
Registration of individual delegates is through the online registration platform which will open on the 1 May 2015.
Payment via PayPal requires a valid Credit Card.

Group Registration:
We encourage group registration with discounted registration fees for institutions and organizations who wish to register more than 3 members/staff together. Contact symposium@stemcell.org.sg for further information.

On-site registration will be available with an administrational fee of SGD100 added to the respective Regular fee category. On-site registration is subject to availability of seats and is by CASH or Credit Card.

The registration fee includes:
 Symposium booklet including programme and abstracts of plenary talks
   and poster presentations.
 Access to all symposium sessions and official events.
 F&B during tea breaks, lunches and official evening networking sessions.



Accommodation

We recommend the Park Avenue Rochester Hotel, in convenient walking distance to the venue. Limited discounted rooms are available.



Cancellation Policy

Cancellations may be considered until the 16th of September 2015. Notification of cancellation must be submitted to SCSS in writing. A cancellation fee of S$100 will apply to cancellations received by 16th of September, 2015. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after 16th of September 2015.

Please contact symposium@stemcell.org.sg for queries.


 
DATE   : 17-18 November 2015
VENUE : Biopolis, Singapore
 



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Important Deadlines

Registration Opens:
1 May 2015

Early-bird Registration
Deadline:
11 September 2015

Oral Presentation Abstract Deadline Extended to:
18 September 2015

Poster Abstract
Deadline: 9 October 2015

Online Registration Closes:
30 October 2015

For Sponsorship Opportunities or any enquiries please contact us at:
symposium@stemcell.org.sg.




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