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2019

2019 ISSCR Symposium: From Stem Cell Biology to New Therapies

November 6-8, Toronto, ON 

The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) is hosting its annual international symposium in Toronto on November 6-8 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. This year's them titled "From Stem Cell Biology to New Therapies will highlight the most current and promising clinical applications of stem cell therapies. The program features world-renowned leaders in translational research from academia and industry, and will include an interactive panel that will discuss the regulatory challenges of translational stem cell research. 

Early registration and abstract submission are now open. Submit your research by August 28 for a poster presentation. The event is co-sponsored by BlueRock Therapeutics. For more information visit www.isscr.org/symposia.

2019 Till & McCulloch Meetings

November 4-6, 2019. Montreal, QC

The 2019 Till & McCulloch Meetings (TMM 2019) are Canada’s stem cell research conference. As the only conference of its kind in Canada, TMM 2019 provides an unparalleled opportunity for delegates to meet and network with Canada's leading stem cell scientists, clinicians, bioengineers and ethicists, as well as representatives from industry, government, health and NGO sectors from around the world.

Visit the website to register and for more information. 

Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa

October 2-4, 2019, Carlsbad, California

The Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa, organized by the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine, is a three-day conference bringing together senior executives and top decision-makers in the industry with the scientific community to advance cutting-edge research into cures. The meeting features a nationally recognized Scientific Symposium, attended by leading researchers and clinical experts from around the globe, in conjunction with the industry’s premier annual Partnering Forum, the first event of its kind dedicated solely to facilitating connections in this sector. Combined, these meetings attract over 950 attendees, fostering key partnerships through more than 1,450 one-on-one meetings while highlighting the significant clinical and commercial progress in the field.

Registration is now open. More information is available on the website.

Clinical Translation Education Group Workshop: Current Trends in Biotherapeutics

September, 27, 2019, downtown Toronto

The Clinical Translation Education Group (CTEG) composed of BioCanRx, CCRM, CellCAN, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and Stem Cell Network, will be hosting its third annual workshop on September 27 at the Chestnut Residence and Conference Centre in downtown Toronto. The one-day workshop will focus on current trends in biotherapeutics and innovations in cell and gene therapy with an emphasis on disruptive technologies. It will be aimed at trainees and other professionals in the biotherapeutic space and will introduce new tools and strategies that are shaping where the biotherapeutic field is headed. Importantly, the Workshop will provide an opportunity to network and learn about careers in these areas. Registration is now open. Please RSVP as space is limited.

The Business of Regenerative Medicine

July 15-16, 2019, Harvard Business School, Aldrich Hall, Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA

The Harvard Stem Cell Institute invites you to join the 12th annual Business of Regenerative Medicine conference at Harvard Business School. The theme this year is Defining and Creating Value. The conference is organized and managed collaboratively by the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Case Western Reserve University, Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine (Toronto), the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering & Bioscience at Georgia Tech and new partner, the Penn Institute for Regenerative Medicine/Penn Medicine Center for Cellular Immunotherapies. Over two days of panel discussions, presentations, and networking, distinguished speakers will provide insights, as well as guardrails, for navigating the emerging industry of regenerative medicine.

Registration is now open. Visit the website for more details. 

Summer by Design Workshop 2019

July 6-21, 2019, Toronto, ON

The 2019 Summer by Design program at the University of Toronto will run from July 6 to 21. The workshop is offered by Medicine by Design in partnership with CCRM and the Rotman School of Management. Summer by Design is focused on helping PhD and postdoctoral fellows advance their understanding of how to translate and commercialize regenerative medicine research. The program is seeking high-performing, international applicants from its university partners. Visit the website for more details. This year’s workshop will include new sessions like early stage investment and basic finance for entrepreneurs.

ISSCR Annual Meeting 2019: The Global Stem Cell Event

June 26-29, 2019, Los Angeles, California

The ISSCR annual meeting is the world’s largest stem cell focused conference bringing together more than 4,000 attendees comprised of senior scientists, trainees, guest speakers and exhibiting companies to discover, share and network with leading innovators in the stem cell community through scientific sessions. Visit the website for more details and to register.

International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT) Annual Meeting 2019

May 29-June 1, 2019, Melbourne, Australia

ISCT is the premier cell and gene therapy translation society focused on pre-clinical, clinical and translational aspects of developing cell and gene therapy products. ISCT helps academic, government and biotech/pharma sectors transform research into practice and product. Celebrating 25 years of hosting the annual scientific meeting, ISCT 2019 is the largest global translation-focused cell and gene therapy meeting drawing delegates from more than 50 countries to network with experts in the global cell therapy field.

CCRM will be co-hosting two industry networking events. One is in partnership with Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult and one is with CCRM Australia, our collaboration partner in Australia. Learn more about the annual meeting at isct2019.com.

World Advanced Therapies & Regenerative Medicine Congress 2019

May 15-17, 2019, London, U.K.

Celebrating 14 years, the World Advanced Therapies & Regenerative Medicine Congress has grown to attract a large audience working in biotech, pharma, start-ups, investors, research and technology companies from around the world. The conference and exhibition will host over 1000 attendees, 250 speakers and 80 sponsors and exhibitors. More than 500 different global companies are represented every year at this event. Check out the website to learn more and register.

BC Regenerative Medicine Annual Symposium

May 15, 2019, Vancouver, British Columbia

The BC Regenerative Medicine Annual Symposium brings together scientists, trainees, industry and NGO representatives from the regenerative medicine and cellular therapy community to highlight exciting research underway on the local, regional and international stage. This initiative was launched to unite members of this research community and its stakeholders in western Canada. CCRM is pleased to be a sponsor of the symposium. Visit bcregmed.ca for more information.

Investing in Cell and Gene Therapies: The Future of Biotech

April 3, 2019, Toronto, ON

Join CCRM for its exclusive investor event on April 3 during Health Innovation Week April 1 to 5 in Toronto.

CCRM is bringing together local and international investors, entrepreneurs and academics to discuss trends and the future state of cell and gene therapy biotech. Join us for an afternoon of engaging discussions with leaders in the field, followed by an evening cocktail and networking reception.

Toronto Health Innovation Week: Where Health Means Business

April 1-5, 2019, Toronto, ON

Toronto Health Innovation Week is an opportunity to meet with industry investors, partners and startups. Make connections, secure funding and hear from experts at more than 30 events being held across the city. The week-long event is presented by MaRS and TOHealth! Learn more at healthinnovationweek.ca.

CellCAN’s Second pan-Canadian Strategic Forum on Cell & Gene therapy

March 13-15, 2019, Toronto, ON

In partnership with CCRM and the Centre for Commercialization of Cancer Immunotherapy (C3i), the Strategic Forum is an opportunity to identify concrete actions, from manufacturing to commercialization, which can be taken to help stakeholders become better equipped to develop cell, tissue and gene therapies. It will bring together a number of national and international experts to discuss the most recent technological innovations in cell and gene therapy manufacturing, and build on effective commercialization strategies. For more information visit the website

StemCellTalks: Retinal Stem Cells (Blindness)

February 22, 2019, Toronto, ON

This year marks the 10th annual StemCellTalks symposium at the University of Toronto.  StemCellTalks is a national stem cell biology outreach initiative in partnership with Let’s Talk Science and the Stem Cell Network. It was established to facilitate knowledge transfer between academia and high school students pertaining to the science and practical ethics of stem cells. CCRM is a national sponsor, supporting all eight chapters of StemCellTalks. Visit the website for more information.

Engineering Conferences International (ECI): Advancing Manufacture of Cell & Gene Therapies VI

January 27-31, 2019, Loews, Coronado, California

This conference is unique in the cell and gene therapy field focusing on the technological challenges and engineering solutions for the robust and cost-effective manufacturing of cell and gene therapies. The conference will showcase new and existing approaches with key academic and industrial leaders.

Phacilitate Leaders World and World Stem Cell Summit

January 22-25, 2019, Miami, Florida

As the world’s largest advanced therapies partnering event, Phacilitate Leaders World and the World Stem Cell Summit will once again be co-located. This will deliver the biggest event in its 15-year history and one that incorporates the entire advanced therapies ecosystem. For more information visit the website.

2018

2018 Till & McCulloch Meetings

November 12-14, 2018, Ottawa, ON

The 2018 Till & McCulloch Meetings (TMM 2018) are Canada’s premier stem cell research event. TMM 2018 provides an opportunity for delegates to meet and network with Canada’s leading stem cell scientists, clinicians, bioengineers and ethicists as well as representatives from industry, government, health and NGO sectors. With a strong focus on trainees, TMM 2018 is a great opportunity to gain experience in the competitive field of regenerative medicine. TMM 2018 is organized by a collaborative partnership between CCRM and the Stem Cell Network. For more information, click here to visit the website.

Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa

October 3-5 2018, La Jolla, California

The Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa is a three-day conference bringing together senior executives and top decision-makers in the industry with the scientific community to advance cutting-edge research into cures. The meeting features a nationally recognized Scientific Symposium, attended by leading researchers and clinical experts from around the globe, in conjunction with the industry's premier annual Partnering Forum, the first event of its kind dedicated solely to facilitating connections in this sector. Combined, these meetings attract over 950 attendees, fostering key partnerships through more than 1,450 one-on-one meetings while highlighting the significant clinical and commercial progress in the field.

Scientific Symposium: 25th Anniversary Celebration of Michael Smith’s Nobel Prize

October 1, 2018, Vancouver, British Columbia

The Michael Smith Laboratories in partnership with the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre present a scientific symposium to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Michael Smith’s Nobel Prize. Learn more about it on the website.

Introduction to Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship for Biotherapeutic Scientists Workshop

September 14, 2018, Toronto, ON

Last year, the Clinical Translation Education Group (CTEG), made up of CCRM, BioCanRx, CellCAN, The Foundation Fighting Blindness, OIRM and Stem Cell Network, hosted its inaugural one-day workshop, which provided the highly-qualified personnel in attendance with an overview of the entire clinical translation pathway. The focus of CTEG’s 2018 workshop will be on intellectual property and entrepreneurship. 

The Business of Regenerative Medicine

July 16-18, 2018, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

The Business of Regenerative Medicine conference, now in its 11th year, provides participants with a clear overview of industry-wide issues within regenerative medicine. Lectures, panel discussions, case study analysis and networking events will cover key topics, including intellectual property, financing, regulatory, reimbursement, manufacturing and more. The 2018 event will be hosted by the University of Pennsylvania, and is organized collaboratively by the University of Pennsylvania, CCRM, the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Case Western Reserve University and the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering & Bioscience at Georgia Tech. For more information, click here to visit the website. 

Summer by Design Workshop

July 14-28, 2018, Toronto, ON

Summer by Design is a unique two-week workshop that engages both Canadian and international high-performing graduate students and post-doctoral fellows by focusing on translating and commercializing regenerative medicine. This detailed workshop is a great opportunity for the students to connect with fellow emerging researchers from around the world, develop commercial and clinical translation skills and knowledge, and explore Toronto’s vastly-growing science hub. For more information on workshop details and the application process, click here.

StemCellTalks 2018: Stem Cells and Diabetes

May 11, 2018

StemCellTalks is a national stem cell biology outreach initiative in partnership with Let’s Talk Science and the Stem Cell Network. It was established to facilitate knowledge transfer between academia and high school students in grades 10 to 12 pertaining to the science and practical ethics of stem cells. CCRM is a national sponsor, supporting all eight chapters of StemCellTalks. StemCellTalks was developed in Toronto with the inaugural symposium held in 2010. Since then, it has expanded to more cities across Canada and continues to grow.

BC Regenerative Medicine Research Symposium

May 9, 2018, Vancouver, British Columbia

The BC Regenerative Medicine Research Symposium is for all scientists, trainees, industry and NGO representatives involved in the area of regenerative medicine. This initiative was launched to unite members of this research community and its stakeholders in western Canada. More information is available at bcregmed.ca.

Toronto Health Innovation Week: Impact Health Summit

April 8-13, 2018, Toronto, ON

Impact Health is the opening event to kick off Toronto’s Heath Innovation Week (THIW). The event includes panels from industry leaders, round tables, workshops and the Health Partnering Forum, where topics regarding innovation and accelerating ecosystems are discussed. THIW brings the global health innovation community to Toronto to make deals, create partnerships and network with health and life sciences sector leaders. For more information on THIW and the Impact Health Summit, click here

ISCT 2018- International Society for Cell Therapy

May 2-5, 2018, Montreal, QC

The International Society for Cell Therapy’s annual conference focuses on pre-clinical and translational aspects of developing cell based therapeutics that result in innovative treatments for patients. With over 1,500 cell therapy experts, ranging from over 50 countries, this event drives the advancement of research into standard of care. If you’re planning to attend ISCT 2018, visit CCRM in the Canadian Pavilion where you'll find other leaders in the field representing Canada’s strength in cell and gene therapy research and innovation. For more information and to register for the event, click here.

Phacilitate Cell & Gene Therapy World

January 23-25, 2018, Miami, Florida

A cell and gene therapy event on an unprecedented scale. Attended by 850+ attendees with 200+ speakers from both inside and outside of the cell & gene therapy industry. CCRM is a gold sponsor of Phacilitate's 2018 event. Check their website for updates at www.bioleaders-forum.com.

2017

TMM 2017

November 6-8, 2017, Mont-Tremblant, Québec

The 2017 Till & McCulloch Meetings (TMM 2017) are Canada's premier stem cell research event. As the only conference of its kind in Canada, TMM 2017 provides an unparalleled opportunity for you or your organization to meet and network with Canada's leading stem cell scientists, clinicians, bioengineers and ethicists, as well as representatives from industry, government, health and NGO sectors from around the world. For more information visit the TMM2017 website.

Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa

October 4-6, 2017, La Jolla, CA

The Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa is a three-day conference bringing together senior executives and top decision-makers in the industry with the scientific community to advance cutting-edge research into cures. The meeting features a nationally recognized Scientific Symposium, attended by leading researchers and clinical experts from around the globe, in conjunction with the industry's premier annual Partnering Forum, the first event of its kind dedicated solely to facilitating connections in this sector. Visit Alliancerm Website.

Summit for Cancer Immunotherapy

June 25-28, 2017, Gatineau-Ottawa

The Summit for Cancer Immunotherapy (Summit4CI) will showcase innovative research in cancer immunotherapy, featuring national and internationally renowned scientists. The event will bring together the Canadian cancer research community with representation from academia, government, industry, charities and patient advocacy groups to foster multi-disciplinary collaboration.

CCRM Doors Open at the MaRS Centre

May 28, 2017, 661 University Ave., West Tower 10th floor, Toronto

Come see our office on the 10th floor of the West Tower in the MaRS Discovery District, as part of Doors Open Toronto. On Sunday, May 28 between 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., our doors will open to show off our office space also shared by the University of Toronto's Medicine by Design and OIRM. Visitors will catch a glimpse into the labs where groundbreaking research into regenerative medicine technologies takes place. Videos and posters will highlight some of the cell and gene therapies, and regenerative medicine technologies being developed here.

StemCellTalks

Montreal, London, Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Ottawa, Edmonton & Hamilton

StemCellTalks (SCT) is a national stem cell biology outreach initiative in partnership with Let’s Talk Science and the Stem Cell Network. It was established to facilitate knowledge transfer between academia and high school students pertaining to the science and practical ethics of stem cells. CCRM is a national sponsor, supporting all eight chapters of StemCellTalks. Learn more at Explorecuriocity.

BC Regenerative Medicine Research Symposium

May 10, 2017, Vancouver, British Columbia

The BC Regenerative Medicine Research Symposium is for all scientists, trainees, industry and NGO representative involved in the area of regenerative medicine in BC! Registration is free and there will be a networking reception, presentation opportunities and poster/talk prizes. This initiative has been launched to unite members of this research community and its stakeholders. More information is available at bcregmed.ca.

International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT) Annual Meeting 2017

May 3-6, 2017, London, England

ISCT is the premier cell therapy translation society focused on pre-clinical, clinical and translational aspects of developing cell therapy products. As such, ISCT helps academic, government and biotech/pharma sectors transform research into practice and product. ISCT's Annual Meeting is the perfect opportunity for networking with experts within the global cell therapy field. Over 1500 delegates globally are expected to attend. 

CellCAN's First Pancanadian Strategic Forum on Cell & Gene Therapy

March 9-10, 2017, Montreal, Quebec

Bringing together national and international experts, this unique forum will highlight recent innovations in cell therapy (including cancer immunotherapies), reveal facilitators and barriers to cell and gene therapy translation in Canada, identify lessons learned and the promising technologies in manufacturing, build on effective commercialization and more. Visit their website for more information at cellcan.com.

The Translation Academy with CCRM & Cell & Gene Therapy Insights

January 18-19, 2017, Miami, Florida

If you're interested in collaborative opportunities with the leading academic and translation centres across the world, this is the workshop for you. Sessions range from fireside chats to panel discussions and listening to key speakers promote the convergence of innovation and industry. Themes include: building successful alliances, regional talks highlighting the most promising translation centres in the world, where talent/innovation is needed most in the industry, academia financing trends, and biotech spinout success and failure. 

Phacilitate Cell & Gene Therapy World

January 17-20, 2017, Miami, Florida

A cell and gene therapy event on an unprecedented scale. Attended by 850+ attendees with 200+ speakers from both inside and outside of the cell & gene therapy industry. This year's event will feature a fully immersive Expo for cell & gene therapy, which will provide an opportunity to experience and evaluate the full suite of technological and strategic solutions spanning R&D and manufacturing value chains. See more at bioleaders forum.com.

2016

World Stem Cell Conference

December 6-9, 2016, West Palm Beach, Florida

Produced by the Regenerative Medicine Foundation (RMF), the World Stem Cell Summit is the most expansive interdisciplinary, networking meeting of stem cell science and regenerative medicine stakeholders, uniting this diverse community. With the overarching purpose of fostering biomedical research, funding and investments targeting cures, the Summit is the single conference charting the future of this burgeoning field. Visit worldstemcellsummit.com

​2016 Till & McCulloch Meetings

October 24-26, 2016, Whistler, British Columbia

The Till & McCulloch Meetings are Canada’s premier stem cell research event. As the only conference of its kind in Canada, the Till & McCulloch Meetings provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and research among Canada’s leading stem cell scientists, clinicians, bioengineers and ethicists, as well as representatives from industry, government, health and NGO sectors from around the world. CCRM, the Stem Cell Network and the Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine are pleased to be co-hosting the 2016 Meetings in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Cell & Gene Therapy BioProcessing & Commercialization Meeting

October 5-7, 2016, Boston, MA

IBC's Cell & Gene Therapy BioProcessing & Commercialization meeting delivers focused science and business content designed for the cell therapy and regenerative medicine fields, while providing a pivotal gathering place for connecting industry, funding sources, government and academia.

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Stem Cell Meeting on the Mesa

October 5-7, 2016, La Jolla, CA

Save the date for the sector's premier annual event - the 2016 Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa. This three-day conference brings together senior executives and top decision-makers in the industry with the scientific community to advance cutting-edge research into cures. The meeting features a nationally recognized Scientific Symposium, attended by leading researchers and clinical experts from around the globe, in conjunction with the industry's premier annual Partnering Forum, the first event of its kind dedicated solely to facilitating connections in this sector. Combined, these meetings attract over 800 attendees, fostering key partnerships through more than 700 one-on-one meetings while highlighting the significant clinical and commercial progress in the field.

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The Business of Regenerative Medicine: How to Build a Company

July 11-13, 2016, Boston, MA

This 2.5 day course at Harvard Business School will focus on the critical issues associated with conceptualizing, developing, and building a company in the field of regenerative medicine.  The course is intended for business executives, investors and analysts, technology transfer and development personnel, senior and junior scientists, managers in the government, non-profit and profit sectors. This course will include lectures, case study analyses, panel discussions, networking and more.

How to Build a Company is the 9th program of the Business of Regenerative Medicine series, organized collaboratively with the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine, Case Western Reserve University and the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering & Bioscience at Georgia Tech.

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ISSCR

June 22-25, 2016, San Francisco, California

At the heart of stem cell science is the ISSCR Annual Meeting - a place were great science, collaboration, and research across the breadth of the field come together to turn the promise of our field into scientific progress that will change the face of human health. This is the meeting that lets you take control of your experience and what you'll discover.

Terrapinn - World Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine Congress

May 18-20, 2016, London, United Kingdom

The Congress has traditionally focused on developing the commercial aspects of stem cells, with the addition of innovation within regenerative medicine, notably tissue engineering. 

Now the first cell therapies have made it to market, it is important, for the success of the sector, to move forward and include new projects and innovations that are coming out of academia and university spin-outs. These will be both new developments in cell therapy but also within the use of stem cells for drug discovery.

World Biomaterials Congress

May 17-22, 2016, Montreal, Quebec

It is the largest gathering of Biomaterial Researchers charting the future of the field. With over 1,200 oral presentations, 2,400 poster presentations and 3,500 abstracts submitted by over 60 countries, and outstanding sponsor support in every sponsorship category, WBC 2016 is on track to be the largest World Biomaterials Congress to-date.

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Make every minute count at WBC 2016 by attending a pre-congress workshop on May 17, 2016. CCRM’s workshop on Commercialization of Tissue Engineering will feature seminal presentations from Canadian and International academic and business leaders in the regenerative medicine (RM) industry, and will include best practices and successfully applied strategies for translating academic discovery into marketable products. Issues that will be covered include patents, regulatory, reimbursement, manufacturing, clinical trials, financing, geographical consideration, and more. The topics will be treated in a manner uniquely tailored to the particular environment of the RM field. Expect to engage with and hear from an exciting line-up of speakers, panelists and debaters.

Cellular Therapies Manufacturing and Clinical Trials in Canada

This is an annual workshop that CCRM offers that features international guest speakers and "hands on" time with a bioreactor. The workshop dates and location may change yearly. Please visit the Workshops page for more details.

Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell (HiPSC) Workshop

CCRM's Cell Reprogramming and Engineering Platform staff leads an interactive, instructional workshop that will enhance your knowledge of reprogramming. The workshop dates and location may change yearly. Please visit the Workshops page for more details. 

CCRM Pub Primers

Pub Primers will feature a short presentation on key topics by members of our Industry Consortium. Pub Primers will follow OIRM Stem Cell Rounds and lead into CCRM Pub Night. It's the perfect opportunity to learn more about the commercialization process and network with fellow scientists and members of the regenerative medicine industry. Stay tuned for info on our next pub primer.

For more information on any of these events, please contact stacey.johnson@ccrm.ca