Pulmonary Committee

Charter

The Pulmonary Committee strives to:

  • Promote cutting-edge pre-clinical science supporting clinical investigations of cell therapies in pulmonary diseases/critical illnesses.
  • Develop potency assays for cell therapy agents specifically geared towards use in pulmonary diseases/critical illnesses.
  • Promote development and implementation of cell-based therapies for pulmonary diseases/critical illnesses in a careful and considered manner. 
  • Provide a forum for communication and data/database sharing between investigators involved in clinical investigations of cell therapies for pulmonary diseases/critical illnesses.
  • Help maximize scientific and mechanistic data to be obtained in clinical investigations of cell therapies for pulmonary diseases/critical illnesses.
  • Take an active stance, in coordination with other relevant organizations, against medical tourism involving putative or proposed cell therapies for pulmonary diseases/critical illnesses.

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Click here to view the ISCT Core Scientific Committee Charter.

Projects and Objectives

  • Biennial white paper
  • Organization of pulmonary diseases/critical illness sessions at ISCT meetings 
  • Statement against medical tourism in pulmonary diseases/critical illnesses
  • Coordination of ISCT involvement in other relevant meetings (American Thoracic Society, European Respiratory Society, Vermont Lung Stem Cell Meeting, etc)

Publications

Tracheal bioengineering: the next steps. Proceeds of an International Society for Cellular Therapy Pulmonary Cellular Therapy Signature Series Workshop, Paris, France, April 22, 2014 (Cytotherapy 2014, 16:1601-1613)

 

Committee Members:

 

Daniel J.  Weiss, MD, PhD
Co-Chair
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT, United States

 

Samuel Janes, MBBS, MRCP, MSc, PhD
Co-Chair
University College London
London, United Kingdom 

   
Daniel Chambers, MBBS, MRCP, FRACP, MD
The Prince Charles Hospital
Brisbane, Australia
Marcelo Morales, PhD
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Bernard Thébaud, MD, PhD
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON, Canada

 


 

 

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