Since its beginnings, stem cell research has been confronted with special ethical requirements and social issues. For this reason, it also deals particularly intensively with the ethical, legal and social aspects (ELSA) of stem cell research. 
The ELSA symposia offer young researchers from the ELSA disciplines the opportunity to deal with current ELSA topics in stem cell research, to network with each other and to examine questions on the current state of biomedical research in close discussion with researchers from biomedical disciplines. The ELSA symposia are organized by young researchers themselves.