Events and Conferences

SCientific Involvements

WiCell is involved in several ongoing efforts worldwide to further stem cell science, cell banking and standardization, and ethics efforts.

  • WiCell's Senior Scientist, Tenneille Ludwig, served as scientific advisor at the November, 2013, meeting of the International Stem Cell Foundation Ethics Working Party in Banff, Canada, where international standards for the sharing of genetic information related to cell lines were discussed and drafted.
  • WiCell participates in the International Stem Cell Banking Forum (ISCBF) and serves as one of the Core Research Laboratories for the International Stem Cell Initiative (ISCI). Visit the International Stem Cell Forum to learn more about this initiative. 

We'd love to meet you, contact us if you would like to arrange a meeting at one of these events.  


Upcoming Events

ISSCR Emerging Therapies at the Intersection of Genetic and Cellular Technologies, (September 13-15, 2021)
The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) and the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT) are partnering to host a cutting-edge program on the latest advances in regenerative medicine. Recent discoveries in stem cell biology are being combined with powerful new gene-editing technologies to bring about potentially transformative new therapies. World-renowned scientists will share their latest advances in three focused two-hour virtual sessions on: Neural Disorders, Cell & Gene Therapy Manufacturing Technologies, and Hematopoietic Diseases and Immuno-Oncology. WiCell's Robert Drape will be virtually attending.


Cell and Gene Meeting on the Mesa (October 12-14, 2021)
The Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa is the sector’s foremost annual conference bringing together senior executives and top decision-makers in the industry to advance cutting-edge research into cures. Tackling the commercialization hurdles facing the cell and gene therapy sector today, this meeting covers a wide range of topics from clinical trial design to alternative payment models to scale-up and supply chain platforms for advanced therapies. The program features expert-led panels, extensive partnering capabilities, exclusive networking opportunities, and 100+ dedicated presentations by the leading publicly traded and privately held companies in the space. Attracting over 1,200 attendees – over 20% of which are C-level executives – this conference enables key partnerships through more than 3,000 one-on-one meetings while highlighting the significant clinical and commercial progress in the field. This year WiCell's Robert Drape and Dr. Tenneille Ludwig will be attending in person and Seth Taapken will be in attendance virtually.


ISSCR/JSRM International Symposium Virtual (October 27-29, 2021)
The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) and the Japanese Society for Regenerative Medicine (JSRM) look forward to holding the International Symposium, “Stem Cells: From Basic Science to Clinical Translation,” from 27-29 October, 2021 virtually. This exciting meeting will explore topics from stem cells in development to novel technologies in stem cell research and stem cell therapies. The meeting will also explore the ethical issues of stem cell biology and therapies through talks and a panel discussion. WiCell's Robert Drape will be in attendance virtually.