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. 

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2019 Events

14th Annual Wisconsin Stem Cell Symposium, (April 17, 2019)
The Symposium is coordinated by the Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the BTC Institute. It brings together leading researchers in immunotherapies and stem cell biology. The presentations will highlight advances in immunotherapies as well as efforts to understand and overcome immunological barriers to cell-based therapies.

Cell & Gene Washington Forum & Fly In (May 21-22, 2019)
Robert Drape from WiCell will join other ARM members for a full day of committee meetings and programming, May 21 will culminate with the organization's 10th Annual Dinner. The following morning, May 22, he will join 100+ ARM members on Capitol Hill for meetings with key members of Congress and Administration officials to describe the immense near-term potential of advanced therapies and the need for continued legislation that supports the development of these life saving treatments.

The Second Pluripotency & Reprogramming Symposium, (May 24, 2019)
Human pluripotent stem cells possess the ability to self renew in vitro while maintaining a developmental plasticity that is similar to that exhibited by progenitor cells of the very early embryo. As a result, pluripotent stem cells may provide an inexhaustible supply of any differentiated cell type for both in vitro studies of disease and regenerative medicine. Held at the Broad Institute, this symposium will feature world leaders who will describe their latest advances in stem cell biology and reprogramming. WiCell's Tenneille Ludwig will speak at this event.

ISSCR 2019 Annual Meeting (June 26-29, 2019)
With more than 3,500 attendees, speakers, exhibitors, sponsors, and media, the meeting brings together everyone from senior scientists to trainees to discover, share, and network with leading innovators in the stem cell community. Attending ISSCR 2019 from WiCell will be, Robert Drape, Tenneille Ludwig, Seth Taapken, Jenna Gay, Erik McIntire, and Dan Felkner. Visit us at booth #1021.

ISCT North America 2019 Regional Meeting (September 13-15, 2019)
Held in WiCell’s home city of Madison, WI the focus of this meeting will be “Engineering the Future of Cell and Gene Therapies”. WiCell is very excited to both sponsor and exhibit at this event.

UW Madison Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Fall Conference (September 20, 2019)
This event, which is organized by the SCRMC postdoctoral fellows, will bring together stem cell scientists from across the UW-Madison campus for an afternoon of exploration, discovery, and fun.

Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa (October 2-4, 2019)
WiCell’s Seth Taappken and Robert Drape will represent WiCell in Calsbad, California at the Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa. This meeting 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 70+ dedicated presentations by the leading publicly traded and privately held companies in the space. Attracting over 1,150 attendees – over 20% of which are C-level executives – this conference enables key partnerships through more than 2,200 one-on-one meetings while highlighting the significant clinical and commercial progress in the field.

The NYSCF Conference (October 22-23, 2019)
The NYSCF Conference is the leading scientific meeting on translational stem cell research. It convenes over 500 participants from academia, industry, government, non-profits, and patient groups. This year’s keynotes will be given by Nobel Laureate Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD of Kyoto University and Hans Clevers, MD, PhD of Hubrecht Institute, Utrecht University. Additional speakers will include world-renowned, multi-disciplinary scientists, who will present their latest findings about the transformative impact of stem cell research on numerous diseases with a high unmet need. Tenneille Ludwig will attend this year on behalf of WiCell.

ISSCR Toronto from Stem Cell Biology to New Therapies (November 6-8, 2019)
As our understanding of stem cell biology surges forward, new and exciting investigational therapies are rapidly advancing towards and through clinical trials. From 6-8 November, 2019, From Stem Cell Biology to New Therapies will highlight the most current and promising clinical applications of stem cell therapies. The program features world-renowned leaders in translational research from academia and industry, and will include an interactive panel that will discuss the regulatory challenges of translational stem cell research. WiCell’s Robert Drape, Tenneille Ludwig, and Seth Taapken will be in attendance.