At the retreat of the Stem Cell Network North Rhine-Westphalia, the working groups of the different locations of the network present their current research projects and latest results. This gives scientists the opportunity to not only present their stem cell projects, but as well to exchange ideas with other researchers at an internal setting. The conference offers especially young academics of the Stem Cell Network NRW the opportunity to present their work in front of a big audience and, in addition, to start to set up their own network. During this two-day event, also unpublished research results are presented and put for discussion. In recent years, the framework and the good working atmosphere has often led to new project ideas and consortia, which successfully submitted proposals for national and EU funds.
The internal meeting takes place every two years, alternating with the International Meeting.