Australasian Society for Stem Cell Research



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If you wish to nominate, please complete and return the Nomination Form (click here) by Friday 4th November, 2016 to ASSCR Returning Officer

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 2016 - Australian Society for Stem Cell Research Topic Discussion Panel Evening Summary and audio request options.

Topic: Advancing Stem Cell Therapies: Balancing science, clinical trials, regulation and consumer demand.  

Summary and audio request options provided here.

2016 ASSCR Annual Meeting

This 9th Annual ASSRC Meeting will be held in conjunction with the 6th Margaret River Region Forum and co-hosted by the Centre for Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine (CCTRM).  

The conference will be held at the Pullman Resort, Bunker Bay, Margaret River, Western Australia on 4th-7th of December. 

Details of the conference and registration can be found under the Annual Meeting tab or on the Conference information page, and you can register here, or submit an abstract or travel award application here

The most recent (June 16th) conference flyer can be found here.

Key Dates for the 2016 ASSCR Annual Meeting are:

  • Abstract/travel award submissions open: 1 June 2016
  • Oral abstract/travel award submissions close: 12 August 2016
  • Poster abstract submissions close: 9 September 2016
  • Conference dates: 4-7 December 2016

2018 ISSCR Annual Meeting

The ASSCR is delighted Melbourne has been chosen to host the 2018 ISSCR Annual Meeting.

This premier international event is the largest meeting of experts in stem cell medicine in the world. It provides an annual forum for doctors, policy makers and patients to interact with scientists and thought leaders at the cutting edge of stem cell research.

As a vibrant cosmopolitan city, Melbourne will be a perfect location for hosting over 3,000 delegates expected to attend from 65 countries around the world.

This significant decision recognizes the diverse and leading contributions people within the Australasian region are making to help realise the therapeutic potential of stem cells.

We’re excited to co-sponsor this influential event, and by doing so, further contribute to the development of stem cell technologies for patients, the community and our economy.

For more information please click here 

Q&A Hot Topic Discussion Panel Evening 

This event was held on Tuesday May 31st 2016 at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute in Sydney.

This exciting even featured discussions on  “Advancing Stem Cell Therapies: Balancing science, clinical trials, regulation and consumer demand

Please click here to download your invitation.

Stem Cell stories continue to inform

Stem Cell Stories is a stunning touring image exhibition jointly created in late 2013 by the ASSCR and Questacon - the Australian National Science and Technology Centre.
The exhibition aims to celebrate the inherent beauty of regenerative medicine research while also stimulating community conversation around stem cells and emerging stem cell therapies. To do so, the exhibition juxtaposes beautiful colour stem cell images with portraits of patients looking to stem cell research for stemcellnew treatments. The beautiful and thought provoking images contained within the exhibition were provided by scientists across Australia and New Zealand.

Display of the exhibition alternates between Questacon, Canberra, and other galleries around Australia. In mid-2014 the exhibition was shown at the Royal Institute of Australia in Adelaide, and in mid-2015 it is planned for display at SciTech in Perth. Future showings are planned for other cities in Australia and New Zealand. The captivating nature of Stem Cell Stories has gathered significant media interest, including the closing credits of the ABC 7:30 Report in Adelaide and an 8-page feature spread in the December 2014 issue of Cosmos magazine.

Unproven stem cell therapies; what to look out for

Assessment of proposed stem cell treatments through clinical trials is used to determine the treatment’s safety and effectiveness, with the results published for transparency and further education.  We have, in conjunction with Stem Cells Australia and the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia, prepared a brochure to assist you in your search for more information.... 


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