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From Your Regional Leadership

For a quarter of a century, we have already benefited by ISCT sharing updated clinical information, scientific standards and policies in practicing cellular therapy. Our society includes scientists, clinicians, technicians, regulatory affairs and industry partners, the diversity is one of unique properties of ISCT.

Asia is huge and diverse region, and has also grown enormously in recent years in terms not only of economy, but also of level of science and technology. We must optimize for these characters for better collaborations. Closer relationship among Asian-Pacific countries might be necessary to obtain higher equality and improve the level of cellular therapy. Specifically, we have already generated chances to exchange individual information effectively by webinars and meetings. The educational support among the region might be also realized as one of our important goals. To achieve our mission, we should expand our activity in this area by effective collaboration with associated societies in each country.

We would like to step forward together to generate the translational system of all cellular therapies for the benefit of patients among Asian countries and I would be grateful to contribute to this work.


Satoshi Takahashi, MD, PhD
ISCT Asia Regional Vice-President
Associate Professor, Institute of Medical Science University of Tokyo


2018 - 2019 Regional Executive Committee Members

Satoshi Takahashi, MD, PhD
Regional Vice-President
June 2017 - June 2019
Institute of Medical Science University of Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan
Oscar Lee, MD, PhD
Regional Vice-President Elect
June 2017 - June 2019
National Yang- Ming University

Pawan Kumar Gupta, MBBS, MD, DNB, PhD
Regional Secretary
June 2017 - June 2020
Stempeutics Research
Bangalore, India
Melissa Lin, PhD
Regional Treasurer
June 2017 - June 2020
Bioprocessing Technology Institute, Agency for Science, Technology and Research


Upcoming Regional Events

Past Events

Advanced Cell Therapy Shanghai Summit 2018 - Shanghai, China
October 29-31, 2018
ISCT Officers Presenting: John Rasko and Bruce Levine

ISCT President John Rasko and ISCT President-Elect
Bruce Levine

Asian Cellular Therapy Organization Meeting (ACTO) 2018 - Chiang Mai, Thailand
October 26-29, 2018
ISCT Officer Presenting: John Rasko

ISCT President John Rasko   ACTO 2018

Japanese Society of Hematology 80th Annual Meeting - Osaka, Japan
October 12 - 14, 2018
ISCT Officers Presenting at
 Joint SessionCatherine Bollard and David Gottlieb
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ISCT Asia Regional Vice-President
Satoshi Takahashi and 
ISCT Immediate
Past President Catherine Bollard
Satoshi Takahashi, David Gottlieb, Catherine BollardHiroaki Ikeda, and Yozo Nakazawa 

ISCT Webinar: Case Registration in Cell Therapy
August 20, 2018 19:00 PDT, 22:00 EDT, 11:00 JST (next day)
Organized by the ISCT Asia Regional Executive Committee
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ICBMT 2018 Annual Meeting - Busan, South Korea
August 30 - September 1, 2018
ISCT Speakers Presenting at Joint Session: Satoshi Takahashi and William Hwang Ying Khee
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Phacilitate Trade Mission: Navigating Asia - Seoul, South Korea and Tokyo, Japan
June 26 - 28, 2018
ISCT Officer Presented: William Milligan
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ISCT - BTI Cell Therapy Course, Singapore
November 29, 2017
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ACTO 2017 - Tokyo, Japan
October 27 - 29, 2017
ISCT Officers Presented: Oscar K Lee, Jacques Galipeau and Satoshi Takahashi
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International Conference of Developmental Biology, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine 2017 - Taipei, Taiwan
September 15-16, 2017
ISCT Officer Presented: Oscar Lee
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Forum for Innovative Regenerative Medicine - Japan
September 1, 2017
ISCT Officer Presented: Satoshi Takahashi
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BioTaiwan 2017 - Taipei, Taiwan
June 28 - July 2, 2017
ISCT Officers Presented: Oscar Lee and William Milligan
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ACTO 2016 - Beijing, China
13 November, 2016
ISCT Officers Presented: Massimo Dominici and Steve Oh
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Regional Breaking News

ISCT announces MoU with The Forum for Innovative Regenerative Medicine (FIRM) Read More

Simplified and Traditional Chinese Translations of the ISCT Presidential Task Force Landmark Publication on the Use of Unproven Cellular Therapies Now Available Read More

ISCT Immediate Past Co Vice-President, Asia, Steve Oh, PhD featured in The Medicine Maker Advancing Medical Supplement Read More

Indian Council of Medical Research

National Guidance of Stem Cell Research Read More


Congratulations to Charan Thej, MS from Bangalore, India, selected as an International Scholar at the Cell Therapy Training Course held in Seattle from October 23-17, 2017! Click here to view


Emerging Economies Membership

ISCT is committed to creating a truly global community of cell therapy professionals and is pleased to offer reduced membership rates for members residing in countries with Emerging Economies. For a list of eligible countries (as defined by the World Bank) and more information please Click here.


Past Meetings

2016 Annual Meeting 

Program - Click here

Presentations and Abstract Book (members only) - Click here


Past Webinars

 October 26, 2016 Derivation, Expansion and Quality Control of Human MSCs for GMP-grade Cell Manufacturing in Monolayer & Suspension Cultures
February 26, 2016 The New Regulatory Framework for Regenerative Medicine in Japan

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