Program

MSC 2013 brought together 324 attendees from 21 countries and 120 institutions (MSC 2013 Program). This year’s conference program will again bring you a diverse, global perspective on regenerative medicine and adult stem cell therapy.

MSC 2015 • Program

Quick Links to daily schedule:
Monday • Tuesday • Wednesday


Program and Speakers:
Monday, August 17, 2015

8:30 a.m. Pre-Conference – Available

12:00 p.m. Welcome to MSC 2015 by Pamela Davis and Stanton Gerson (Case Western Reserve University)

12:15 p.m. Keynote
by Arnold Caplan (CWRU) “Science and Data and Standardization of MSCs”

1:00 p.m. Session I: Clinical Trials (Academic)
Chair: Chul-won Ha (Sungkyunkwan University, Korea, not confirmed)

Robert Deans (Athersys) – Clinical trial design

Katarina LeBlanc (Karolinska Institutet, Sweden) – GvHD

Jacques Galipeau (Emory University, not confirmed) – Cell preparation

Platform talk

3:15 p.m. Break with refreshments

3:45 p.m. Session II: Clinical Trials (Corporate)
Chair: TBD

Require corporate sponsorship $5,000 for 15 minute presentation, for more information click here.

Robert W. Mays (Athersys) – Phase 2 Stroke Results

5:15 p.m. Short Talk Presentations from Submitted Abstracts (Chaired by Arnold Caplan)

5 minute presentations from submitted abstracts

6:00 p.m. Poster Session I with Heavy Hors D’oeuvres and Bar Service

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

7:30 a.m. Coffee served

8:00 a.m. Opening Keynote: Frank Barry (National University of Ireland) “Development Roadmap to Translation”

8:00 a.m. Session III: Innovations in Clinical Applications for Cellular Manufacturing
Chair: TBD

John Rowley (RoosterBio)

Require corporate sponsorship $5,000 for 15 minute presentation, for more information click here.

10:15 a.m. Break with refreshments

10:45 a.m. Session IV: MSCs in Cardiology
Chair: TBD

Debate of Clinical Trial Design:
Marc Penn (Summa Health System) Use of SDF-1 Plasmids
Josh Hare (University of Miami) Use of Allogenic MSCs

Platform talk 1

Platform talk 2

12:15 p.m. Corporate Sponsored Lunch Discussion (Open, for more information click here)

1:15 p.m. Session V: MSCs in Organ Transplantation or Injury
Chair: Robert Deans (Athersys)

Marc Dahlke (Athersys, Germany)

Camillo Ricordi (University of Miami, not confirmed) – Islet transplantation

Thomas Ridder (Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center) – Corneal transplantation

Fiore Esteban ( Universidad Austral, Argentina, not confirmed)

3:15 p.m. Break with refreshments

3:45 p.m. Session VI: NextGen MSCs
Chair: Jan Nolta (UC Davis)

Jan Nolta (UC Davis) “Genetic Engineering: How Well It Works”

Mike West (BioTime) “Embryonic iPS Generated MSCs vs Adult MSCs”

Paul Tesar (CWRU, not confirmed) – Gene editing

Platform talk 1

Platform talk 2

6:00 p.m. Poster Session III with Cocktails

7:30 p.m. Corporate Sponsored Banquet Dinner and Keynote Lecture (Open, for more information click here)

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

7:30 a.m. Coffee

8:00 a.m. Opening Keynote: Stanton Gerson (CWRU) “Manipulation of MSCs Niche Hematopoietic Stem Cell Engraftment”

9:00 a.m. Session VII: MSCs in Cancer
Chair: Jeremy Rich (Cleveland Clinic)

Frank Marini (Wake Forest) – Summarizing the state of MSCs in cancer

Jeremy Rich (Cleveland Clinic)

Khalid Shah (Massachusetts General Hospital)

10:15 a.m. Break with refreshments

10:45 a.m. Session VIII: MSC’s for Sepsis
Chair: TBD

Anna Krasnodembskaya (Queen’s University Belfast, Ireland)

Tracey Bonfield (CWRU) – Clinical trail for CF using MSCs

Nora Singer (The MetroHealth System)

12:15 p.m. Corporate Sponsored Lunch Discussion (Open, for more information click here)

1:15 p.m. Session IX: Sport Medicine and MSCs
Chair: TBD

Konrad Slynarski (LEKMED Sport, Poland)

James Voos (University Hospitals Case Medical System)

Adam Anz (Andrews Research and Education Institute)

Platform talk 1

Platform talk 2

3:15 p.m. Break with refreshments

3:30 p.m. Session X: MSCs in Veterinary Medicine
Chair: Bob Harmon (Vet-Stem)

Bob Harmon (Vet-Stem)

Jamie Gaynor (Peak Performance Veterinary Group)

Platform talk 1

Platform talk 2

5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks : Arnold Caplan (Case Western Reserve University)

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