Australasian Society for Stem Cell Research
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.
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NSW Stem Cell Network, Stem Cells and Cancer Workshop
Join the NSW Stem Cell Network in Sydney on April 6th for a workshop on Stem Cells and Cancer. Registrations now open at www.stemcellnetwork.org.au.
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 new 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....