High-ranking stem cell researchers expected at conferences in Germany and Austria

12/16/2021   News

Great prospects for the German stem cell community: Several major conferences will be held in Germany in the coming years, some in NRW!

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For reasons we all know, large conferences could only take place virtually since the beginning of 2020. Even though the virtual format offers some advantages, such as flexible participation options, the last two years have shown that these events cannot be an equivalent substitute for face-to-face events, especially in terms of personal exchange and networking. Fortunately, several international stem cell conferences at which world renowned scientists are expected have been scheduled for next year in Germany (and Austria). It is particularly pleasing for the Stem Cell Network NRW, that next to the 'International Meeting' in 2023, which will be organized and hosted by the network, there will already be a major conference in NRW in 2022. You will find an overview of the conferences below:

23 - 25 March 2022, Vienna: 'SY-Stem' Symposium

Organised by the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) and the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA) in Vienna. Abstracts can be submitted until February 03; registration is possible until March 09. Keynote speakers are Kathrin Plath (UCLA) and James Briscoe (Francis Crick Institute, London).

September 2022: Anniversary Conference - 10 Years GSCN and 20 Years Stem Cell Network NRW

The GSCN will celebrate its 10th anniversary at its Annual Meeting in Münster in September 2022. Additionally, an anniversary event during the conference to mark the founding of the Stem Cell Network NRW in 2002 is in planning.

May 2023: 11th 'International Meeting' of the Stem Cell Network NRW

Since the face-to-face conference in Aachen originally planned for 2020 had to be cancelled (and was held virtually in March 2021), the 'International Meeting' of the Stem Cell Network NRW will finally come to Aachen in spring 2023. Planning is still in the early stages and further information and the exact date will be announced in early 2022.

Spring 2024: ISSCR Annual Meeting

The renowned annual meeting of the 'International Society for Stem Cell Research' (ISSCR) is coming to Hamburg! Originally this was already planned for June 2021, but the conference could only take place virtually. In the 2nd quarter of 2024, high-ranking stem cell researchers and approx. 4000 participants are expected.