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Challenges, Solutions and Progress in Stem Cell Medicine

18th – 21st February 2017
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The past decade witnessed a significant acceleration in innovative advances towards expanding the therapeutic reach of stem cell medicine. In particular, developments in stem cell science like cellular reprogramming revealed new strategies for approaching previously formidable technical barriers like producing human cells in states and numbers sufficient for effective research and biomedical development. However, despite the remarkable increase in technologies and knowledge, patients are still waiting for new approved, effective treatments based on stem cells and their promise.

There are now many more new stem cell treatment concepts in various orbits about the long-standing stem cell medicine standard, hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplantation therapy. Whereas some new concepts emulate the HSC standard, others are a distinct departure from it. Those that model the standard still often face distinctive biological and physiological barriers (e.g., difficulty accessing treatment compartments); and those that depart are often lured away because of distinct practical advantages (e.g., convenient cell sourcing). Therefore, most have one or more limitations or problems that may compromise their efficacy. Even treatment strategies enabled by the tremendous advance of cellular reprogramming technology are limited by the tumorigenicity of reprogrammed cells; and the related genomic and epigenomic mutations of reprogrammed stem cells may also compromise the function of their derivative cells in drug development applications.

So, the past decade’s seemingly accelerated path to success in stem cell medicine is, in fact, cluttered with blocking problems – some preexisting and some introduced by the enabling technologies themselves – that must be cleared before stem cell medicine can realize its promise. The Zing Conference on “Challenges, Solutions, and Progress in Stem Cell Medicine” has the aim of facilitating a reduction in these blocking problems by offering leading practitioners, across the many disciplines of the stem cell medicine field, a unique forum for integrated group dialogue on the main issues limiting better progress in stem cell medicine and on devising solutions.

Conference Topics Addressed

I. Introduction to Stem Cell Medical Applications

  • Transplantation Medicine
  • Disease research models
  • Drug development applications
  • Cosmetics
  • Veterinary

II. Stem Cell Medicine Challenges and Solutions

  • Sourcing stem cells
  • Therapeutic stem cell biomanufacturing
  • Quantitative biomarkers for tissue stem cells
  • Stem cell tissue engineering
  • Tumorigenicity
  • Differentiating stem cells
  • Genomic and epigenomic mutation
  • Immunity barriers
  • Tissue niche delivery
  • Treatment longevity
  • Tissue stem cell toxicology
III. Stem Cell Medicine: State of the Science

  • Tissue stem cells
  • Pluripotent stem cells
  • Other stem cell types (e.g., placental)
  • Homologous stem cell transplantation research
  • Heterologous stem cell transplantation research
  • Stem cell genetic engineering (e.g., CRISPR/Cas9 technology application)

IV. Stem Cell Medicine: State of the Clinic

  • The standard: advances in HSC transplantation medicine
  • New stem cell transplantation concepts
  • Homologous stem cell transplantation clinical trials
  • Heterologous stem cell transplantation clinical trials
  • Stem cell gene therapy clinical trials

Conference Sponsors

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Abstracts

Talk Consideration Deadline: 12th November 2016……..Poster Submission Deadline: 12th December 2016

We will not process any abstract submissions from people who are not already registered for the conference. Please register before submitting your abstract. You do not need to pay any fees in order to Register for the conference

For general abstract information or to download a copy of our abstract template please use the link below.

If you have already registered for this conference and now wish to submit your abstract or send a revised version, you can either Sign In to your account and add the abstract or Submit Your Abstract directly to us using the links below.

We will not process any abstract submissions from people who are not registered for the conference. Please ensure you are registered before submitting your abstract. You do not need to pay any fees in order to Register for the conference


The Conference Chair

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James L. Sherley
Asymmetrex

James L. Sherley is an award winning and highly respected scientist. Dr. Sherley founded the Asymmetrex when he was a senior scientist at the Boston Biomedical Research Institute, in June, 2009. Dr. Sherley is a graduate from Harvard College in 1980 with a B.A. degree in biology. He completed a joint M.D. and Ph.D. program from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1988. After post-doctoral studies at Princeton University, he joined the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia as a principal investigator in 1991. In 1998, he moved to the faculty at the Department of Biological Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he pursued the new discipline of adult stem cell biological engineering. Dr. Sherley has won numerous awards and accolades, including the 1993 Pew Scholars in Biomedical Research Award, the 2003 Ellison Medical Foundation Senior Scholar Award in Aging Research, and the 2006 NIH Director’s Pioneer Award. Dr. Sherley has spent twenty years in regenerative biology and stem cell medicine fields. He has focused on elucidating mechanisms responsible for the specialized renewal properties of adult stem cells and using this knowledge to address major research problems limiting the development of adult stem cells for biomedicine.


The Venue

Ranch Bernardo Inn
San Diego. USA.

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18th – 21st February 2017

Located in Rancho Bernardo, this 287-room, 4-star resort has 2 outdoor pools along with a full-service spa providing an idyllic location to serve as a conference host.

All of Rancho Bernardo Inn rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including balconies or patios, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Delegates can expect to find free WiFi, bathrooms offering hair dryers and designer toiletries, free bottled water and safes. The bar area provides the perfect setting to continue networking over a drink in relaxed surroundings at the end of the day.

Venue Details
Venue Rating****
Nearest AirportSan Diego Int’l
Transfers & Tours TBA

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Plenary Speakers

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Nagy Habib
Imperial College London

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Peter J. Quesenberry
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
The New Face of Stem Cell Biology

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Bruce M. Boman
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute

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Ihor Lemischka
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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Cato T. Laurencin
University of Connecticut
Regenerative Engineering: Convergence To Address Grand Challenges


Invited Speakers

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Poliambulanza Foundation Hospital
Human term placenta: from biological waste to a precious source of cells for therapeutic application
Taghizadeh-CustomRouzbeh R. Taghizadeh
Auxocell Laboratories Inc
Perinatal Mesenchymal Stem Cell Banking for Umbilical Cord Blood Transplantation
navani-CustomAnnu Navani
Comprehensive Pain Management Center & Stanford University School of Medicine
fortier-CustomLisa A. Fortier
Cornell University
HuardJohnny Huard
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
The Role of Stem Cell Exhaustion in Aging and Disease: Implications for Stem Cell Therapy
Khademhosseini-CustomAli Khademhosseini
Harvard Medical School
Microengineered hydrogels for stem cell bioengineering
Garlick-CustomJonathan Garlick
Tufts University
haupt-CustomLarisa Haupt
Genomics Research Centre & Queensland University of Technology
Human mesenchymal and neural stem cells – can we control lineage fate?
Ruiz-Navarro-CustomFrancisco Ruiz-Navarro
The Austrian Society of Regenerative Medicine
Regenerative medicine for neurological diseases: From clinical trials to clinical guidelines

Contributing Speakers

Contributing speakers will be selected from the abstracts submitted and listed here upon accepting a position on the talk schedule.


Conference Programme

programme-pic-e1436367393550A copy of the conference programme can be viewed by using the link below.
Please Note: This programme is subject to change. The programme will be updated regularly as information is received and we will always display the most current version here. We strongly recommend periodically reviewing this document.

Conference Programme


Conference Fees

We can offer 3 types of registration for the conference. Please review the available options to select the most appropriate for you. If you have any questions regarding the registration options, please get in touch via info@zingconferences.com

Student Registration – $399
We can offer a discounted price for current graduate students (post-docs are ineligible) to attend the conference. To take advantage of this offer, please register as an Event Pass without accommodation and send us a photo of your current, valid student ID card to payments@zingconferences.com. Upon approval a discount will be applied to your registration cost. You would receive all the services listed below in the Event Pass without accommodation box. Please note this price does not include accommodation.

An Event Pass with private accommodation.
This package provides full conference attendance and private accommodation at the conference venue.


Academic/Industry
Earlybird Price $1299*
Price Valid Until Aug 31st ’16
Standard Price $1499
Price From 1st Sept ’16
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Fees include
○ Conference registration
○ Private accommodation at Rancho Bernardo Inn
○ Welcome reception
○ Attendance to all scientific sessions
○ Conference Pack containing programme & abstract collection
○ Wifi in conference room, public areas and guest rooms
○ Breakfast
○ Buffet lunches
○ Evening meals
○ Farewell Dinner
○ All coffee breaks during the conference
○ Poster Session & refreshments
○ Ample time & opportunities for networking
○ On-site assistance from Zing staff available throughout the conference

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Accommodation Nights – 18th, 19th & 20th Feb


An Event Pass with shared accommodation.
Share a room with another delegate at the venue to receive the best priced conference attendance and accommodation package.


Sharer Option
Super Earlybird Price$599*
Super Earlybird Price valid until 24th June ’16
Earlybird Price$799*
Earlybird Price valid 25th June-31st Aug ’16
Standard Price $999
Standard Price valid from 1st Sept ’16


Fees include
○ Conference registration
○ Shared accommodation at Rancho Bernardo Inn
○ Welcome reception
○ Attendance to all scientific sessions
○ Conference Pack containing programme & abstract collection
○ Wifi in conference room, public areas and guest rooms
○ Breakfast
○ Buffet lunches
○ Evening meals
○ Farewell Dinner
○ All coffee breaks during the conference
○ Poster Session & refreshments
○ Ample time & opportunities for networking
○ On-site assistance from Zing staff available throughout the conference


Accommodation Nights – 18th, 19th & 20th Feb


An Event Pass without accommodation
Provides full conference attendance whilst leaving you free to make your own accommodation arrangements.……..


Event Pass Option
Earlybird Price $699*
Earlybird Price valid until 31st Aug ’16
Standard Price $899
Standard Price valid from 1st Sept ’16

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Fees include
○ Conference registration
○ Welcome reception
○ Attendance to all scientific sessions
○ Conference Pack containing programme & abstract collection
○ Wifi in conference room
○ Buffet lunches including the last day
○ Evening meals on Day 1 & 2
○ Farewell Dinner (Evening Meal on Day 3)
○ All coffee breaks during the conference
○ Poster Session & refreshments
○ Ample time & opportunities for networking
○ On-site assistance from Zing staff available throughout the conference

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Accommodation & Breakfast Not Included


*Please Note: When you register with the Sharer, Academic or Industry option, we will not secure your room at that time. Until Zing Conferences receives full payment of your invoice, your room will not be reserved and places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. We have a limited number of rooms secured at the advertised rates.

The Super Earlybird & Earlybird Rates are valid for those who register and pay the fees in full by the dates indicated above. After these dates the fees will return to the standard prices. Paying the deposit does not entitle you to Super Earlybird/Earlybird prices after their respective deadlines have passed.

Academic or Industry rates are for the registered delegate only to stay in the room. Should you wish additional guests (such as wife, husband or children) to stay in the room with you, additional fees will be payable.

Prices are shown and payable in Dollars. Payments can be made by bank transfer or credit card payment. We can no longer accept payment by cheque.


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