Gastro-Intestinal Committee


The Gastrointestinal Committee strives to:

  • Assist in the planning of the annual meeting scientific program and the review of submitted abstracts in the Solid Organ Targeted Therapy- Pre-clinical/Clinical Studies category.
  • Review the status of the Gastroenterology field and compile a list of major scientific issues that must be addressed to advance or enable cellular therapies.
  • Publish position papers and engage scientific discourse as necessary to advance the field.


Projects and Objectives

  • Contribute to the ISCT Annual Meeting program.
  • Prepare a consensus paper defining clinical trial criteria for mesenchymal stem cell treatments in immune-mediated intestinal diseases (i.e Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease)


Committee Members:

Rachele Ciccocioppo, MD
Co-Chair (Jan 2018 – Dec 2019)
University of Verona
Verona, Italy

Giuseppe Orlando, MD, PhD
Co-Chair (Jan 2018 – Dec 2019)
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC, USA




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