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Supported Conferences & Workshops



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

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

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. Access the preliminary program and more information at

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

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. More details are available at

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


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.

​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.

Registration is open.

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.

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.

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.


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, WBC2016 is on track to be the largest World Biomaterials Congress to-date.

Make every minute count at WBC 2016 by attending a pre-congress workshop on May 17, 2016CCRM’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.

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