GUIDELINES AND REGULATION
As a network of scientists and academics, EuroStemCell provides independent, expert-reviewed information and road-tested educational resources on stem cells and their impact on society.
It also works with people affected by conditions, educators, regulators, media, healthcare professionals and policymakers to foster engagement and develop material that meets their needs.
As service to the field, the ISSCR develops guidelines that address the international diversity of cultural, political, legal, and ethical issues associated with stem cell research and its translation to medicine. The guidelines maintain and underscore widely shared principles in science that call for rigor, oversight, and transparency in all areas of practice. Adherence to these principles provides assurance that stem cell research is conducted with scientific and ethical integrity and that new therapies are evidence-based.
Responding to advances in science, the guidelines were updated in 2021 to encompass a broader and more expansive scope of research and clinical endeavor while maintaining the fundamental principles of the research and application. The 2021 guidelines include new recommendations to address the recent scientific advances involving embryos, stem cell-based embryo models, chimeras, organoids, and genome editing.
The ISCBI was initiated in 2007 with funding from the International Stem Cell Forum to create a global network of stem cell banks, both by coordinating existing pluripotent stem cell banks and also supporting those who are setting up new stem cell resource centres.
CONFERENCES AND EVENTS
GSCN Conference & 20 Years Stem Cell Network NRW
The conference will cover the latest findings in stem cell biology and is THE meeting to be for a large number of stem cell researchers in Germany.
This year it will be a Joint Anniversay Event: The 10th GSCN Conference and the 20th anniversary of the Stem Cell Network.NRW, which will organize a special symposium in Münster.
Annual Congress of the European Association of Tissue and Cell Banks
The EATCB congress will cover important topics for professionals involved in tissue and cell banking activities including donation, quality and safety, processing, traceability, as well as specific aspects dedicated to particular types of banked tissues or cells. Workshops and round table discussions on important subjects will accompany scientific sessions.
2022 ISSCR Annual Meeting
The 2022 ISSCR Annual Meeting gathers the world’s leading scientists, clinicians, business leaders, ethicists, and educators from more than 65 countries. Together, we celebrate 20 years of excellence, advances, and contributions of stem cell research and regenerative medicine. Discovery, careers, advocacy, inspiration, new business, and relationships start here.
Pluripotent Stem Cell Conference 2022
The objective of this meeting is to bring together leaders in the field to discuss the state of the art in human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC) manufacturing with emphasis on utility of new technologies for critical quality criteria, as well as training initiatives in biobanking and quality issues. Together with the hPSCreg, ISCBI and ISCI, the Bridging Session is held to engage Chinese and international scientific networks in order to facilitate stem cell standards development and priorities for the future.