Changing the Face of Modern Medicine: Stem Cells & Gene Therapy International Symposium 2016

Florence/ Italy, 18-21 October, 2016

The international symposium 2016 was co-hosted by the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) in partnership with the European Society of Gene & Cell Therapy (ESGCT) and the Associazione di Biologia Cellulare e del Differenziamento (ABCD)

The organisers presented an exceptional scientific programme in an engaging atmosphere in Florence, Italy from 18-21 October, 2016. The meeting began with a keynote lecture on Tuesday, 18 October and concluded on the evening of Friday, 21 October.

Throughout the event, there were plenty of opportunities for interactions among all levels of attendees. Lecture sessions included abstract-selected talks and poster teasers presentations supplemented with social and networking activities.

Several MYOCURE partners were present at the high-profile event contributing to building the future of stem cell science. During the education programme (held on Tuesday, 18 October), Prof. Thierry VandenDriessche has given a talk on “Improving the efficacy of gene therapy vectors by de novo design of transcriptional cis-regulatory modules for gene therapy and CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene editing”. On Thursday, 20 October, Federico Mingozzi (UPMC) gave a talk within session 4 “In vivo gene therapy”.

The Florence International Symposium brought together approximately 400 attendees, 100 posters and exhibitors with innovative technologies. As such, it is a great opportunity to engage with the world’s leading minds in the field and for spreading the vision and mission of the MYOCURE project.

The main focus was on highlighting the latest directions of stem cell research, gene and cell therapies that are advancing us towards new understandings of disease and therapeutic applications.

More information is available at the event website.