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From Your Regional Leadership

Dear colleagues,

It is with great pleasure to remind you of next year’s ISCT 2018 Annual Meeting in Montreal. This is the first time since 2005 that the meeting has been held in Canada, and we look forward to welcoming you to such a beautiful and historic city – one of the oldest in North America.
For those who attended the ISCT 2017 Annual Meeting in London can attest, it was a huge success. We saw our largest turnout yet with delegates from over 60 countries around the globe. We also had an extensive program with a wealth of knowledge. Montreal 2018 will be no exception and will not disappoint!
These meetings are a way for the best and the brightest people in cellular therapy to come together globally, to promote excellence and drive technological advances in this industry. We use this time to collaborate on innovation, share information, learn what is new, and to help shape the future of cellular therapy.
Registration for the ISCT 2018 Annual Meeting is now open, see you in Montreal! Until then, don’t forget to view the Montreal preview video to see all the city has to offer.

Dave DiGiusto 2

David DiGiusto, PhD
ISCT North American Regional Vice-President
(June 2016 - June 2018)


Regional Breaking News

FDA Final Guidance for Deviation Reporting for HCT/Ps Read More

ISCT Revises Cell and Gene Therapy Industry Forecast Following FDA Novartis CTL019 Approval Read More

FDA Approval Brings First Gene Therapy to the United States Read More

US FDA Announces Increased Efforts to Ensure Proper Oversight of Stem Cell Therapies Read More

ISCT Comments on Trump's Proposed Health Budget Cuts Read More


Upcoming Regional Events

The Business of Regenerative Medicine: Innovation, Clinical Translation, & Entrepreneurship Symposium
July 17 - 18, 2018
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Past Events

ISCT 2018 Annual Meeting- Montreal, QC, Canada
May 2 - 5, 2018
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Stanford Laboratory for Cell and Gene Medicine: Academic cGMP Symposium Series : Developing, Qualifying and Operating a Cell and Gene Manufacturing Facility
March 19-20, 2018
ISCT Officer Presenting: David DiGiusto
Read More

View the event highlight video courtesy of Shiraz Ziya, Innocell.

2017 TERMIS-AM Conference - Charlotte, NC, USA
December 3 - 6, 2017
Read More

Upcoming ISCT Webinar: Qualification of Ancillary/Raw Materials for Clinical Use
November 8, 2017
Presented by ISCT North America Legal and Regulatory Affairs Committee
Read More

DiGeorge Syndrome Symposium - Menlo Park, CA, USA
October 26, 2017
ISCT Member Presented: Maria Grazia Roncarolo
Read More

Cell Therapy Bioprocessing and Commercialization - Boston, MA, USA
September 25 - 28, 2017
ISCT Speaker Presented: David DiGiusto
Read More

ISCT Webinar: Outsmart Commercialization Pain-Points Before They Happen
September 19, 2017
Organized by the ISCT Process and Product Development Subcommittee

Read More

ISEV Annual Meeting - Toronto, Canada
May 18 - 21, 2017
ISCT Officer Presented: Sowmya Viswanathan
Read More

Scale up and Manufacturing of Cell based Therapies V - San Diego, USA
January 15 - 19, 2017
ISCT Officers Presented: Dominic Clarke and Eytan Abraham
Read More

CIBMTR Cellular Therapy Registry Forum - Minneapolis, USA
October 18, 2016
ISCT Officer Presented: Catherine Bollard
Read More

ASNTR 2016 - Clearwater, Florida, USA
April 28 - 30, 2016
ISCT Officers Presented: Massimo Dominici
Read More



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Congratulations to Monzr Al Malki, MD from Duarte, CA, Felipe Bedoya, MD, PhD, Charlestown, MA, Mark DeWitt, PhD, Berkeley, CA, Melanie Grant, PhD, Washington, DC, Folashade Otegbeye, MBChB, MPH, Cleveland, OH, Daniel Dever, PhD, Stanford, CA selected as North American Scholars at the Cell Therapy Training Course held in Seattle from October 23-27, 2017! Click here to view

Congratulations to Elizabeth Krakow, MD, CM, MSc, Seattle, WA and Corinne Summers, MD, Seattle, WA selected as Host Institution Scholars.


2017 - 2018 Regional Executive Committee Members

Lynn O'Donnell, PhD
Regional Vice-President
June 2018 - June 2020
Ohio State University, James Cancer Hospital
Columbus, OH, United States
Mitchell Cairo, MD
Regional Vice-President Elect
June 2018 - June 2020
New York Medical College
New York, NY, United States
Sarah Nikiforow, MD, PhD
Regional Secretary
June 2017 - June 2020
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
United States
Patrick Hanley
Regional Treasurer
June 2017 - June 2020
Children's National Health System
United States


Legal and Regulatory Affairs Committee: North America Click here to view 


 Past Cell Therapy Training Course


Inaugural ISCT and ASBMT Cell Therapy Training Course

One Scholar's Experience - Read here

Past Scholars - Read here

Past Meetings


ISCT 2018 Annual Meeting Montreal

Program - Click here

Presentations (members only) - Coming Soon


2016 Regional Meeting 

Program - Click here

Presentations (members only) - Click here

2015 Annual Meeting 

Program - Click here

Presentations and Abstract Book (members only) - Click here

September 8 - 11, 2013

Philadelphia, PA, USA

2013 Regional Meeting

Program - Click here

Presentations and Abstract Book (members only) Click here

2012 Annual Meeting

Program - Click here

Presentations and Abstract Book (members only) - Click here

September 14- 16, 2011

Charlottesville, VA, USA

2011 Regional Meeting

Presentations and Abstract Book (members only) Click here

2010 Annual Meeting 

Program - Click here

Presentations and Abstract Book (members only) - Click here

2009 Annual Meeting

Program - Click here

Presentations (members only) - Click here

November 14 - 15, 2008

Durham, NC, USA

2008 Regional Meeting

Program - Click here

Presentations (members only) Click here

2008 Annual Meeting

Program - Click here

Presentations  (members only) - Click here

April 4 - 5, 2008 

Columbus, OH, USA

2008 Regional Meeting

Program - Click here

Presentations (members only) Click here

November 2 - 4, 2007

Houston, TX, USA

 2007 Regional Meeting

Program - Click here

Presentations (members only) - Click here


Past Webinars

September 7, 2016 Conducting Validation Studies for Shipping of Cells 
October 21, 2015 Viability Determination of Cellular Therapy Products - The Need for Controlled Objective Analysis

April 29, 2015

Measurement Assurance for Cell Enumeration 

 November 12, 2014 Environmental Monitoring of Clean Room Facilities for cGMP Compliant Manufacturing
 November 25, 2013 Technological Advances in Contamination Testing 
 July 31, 2013  Practical Guide to INDs/IDEs 

March 27, 2013

How to always be inspection-ready

January 23, 2013 How to meet GMP's for phase 1 trials
 November 28, 2012 Electronic Records: What it means to be 21CFR part 11 compliant
June 20, 2012 The Circular of Information Basics: what it is and what it is not
December 16, 2009
Distribution of Unrelated Manipulated Cord Blood in or to the U.S. after October 20, 2011, a Domestic and International Perspective
October 21, 2009 FDA Inspections for Cell Therapy Products from the Perspective of Hospitals and Industry
 September 9, 2009 Stability Testing and Optimization - Considerations for Cell Therapy Products
 June 24, 2009 Risk Management Approach for Cell Therapeutics with Case Studies
 April 22, 2009 Batch Records for Cell Therapy Products

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