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From Your Regional Leadership

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2018 - 2019 Regional Executive Committee Members

Patricia Rocco, MD, PhD
Regional Vice-President
June 2019 - June 2021
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Antonio Carlos Campos de Carvalho, MD, PhD
Regional Vice-President Elect
June 2019 - June 2021
Institute of Biophysics
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Jhann Arturo, MD, MSc, PhD(A)
Regional Secretary
June 2017 - June 2020
Inmugen Corporation
Bogota D.C. Colombia
Hector Mayani, PhD
Regional Treasurer
October 2017 - June 2020
National Medical Center
Mexico City, Mexico
Claudio J. Zurlo, MD
South & Central America Legal and Regulatory Affairs Committee
June 2017 - June 2019
Sciclone Pharmaceuticals Int Ltd.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Legal and Regulatory Affairs Committee: South and Central America - Coming Soon


Regional Breaking News

Cells for Cells report on ISCT 2018 Montreal - Montreal 2018, Reunión Anual de la ISCT: Un verdadero catalizador científico y comercial para el sector de Terapia Celular y Genética - Click here to read

Global interest in ISCT SCA VP Maroun Khoury’s publication on the use of MSCs in Heart Failure - Click here to read the original publication
View related media articles below:

The Telegraph - Stem cells taken from umbilical cords of babies can help repair damaged hearts, study suggests - Click here to view

Daily Mail - Umbilical cords could provide live-saving blood for patients with potentially-fatal heart failure, study finds - Click here to view

Medical Xpress - Umbilical cord stem cells show promise as heart failure treatment - Click here to view

Eurek Alert! - Umbilical cord stem cells show promise as heart failure treatment - Click here to view

Healio Cardiology Today - RIMECARD: Umbilical cord stem cells improve function, quality of life in HFrEF - Click here to view

ABC Salud - Las células madre del cordón umbilical son eficaces para tratar la insuficiencia cardiaca - Click here to view


Upcoming Regional Events

Upcoming Events


Past Events

ABTCEL - X Congress - 2018 São Paulo, Brazil
October 16-18
ISCT Officers presenting: 
Maroun Khoury and Patricia Rocco 
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Antonio De Carvalho (ABTCEL Vice-President), Milena Soares (ABTCEL President), 
Patricia Rocco (ISCT Regional VP-Elect), Maroun Khoury (ISCT Regional VP)


JITC2018 - International Conference for Cellular Therapy 2018 - Lima, Peru
April 28, 2018
ISCT Officer representative: Maroun Khoury
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III Simposio Nacional E Internacional - Bioinformática Biociencias Bioingeniería Panamá - Panama
November 14-15, 2017
ISCT Officer presented: Maroun Khoury  
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Symposium ABTCEL 2017 Clinical Trials - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

September 5 - 6, 2017
ISCT Officers presented: Maroun Khoury and Patricia Rocco 
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Buenas Practicas de Manufactura en Terapia Regenerativa - Santiago, Chile

August 21 - 26, 2017

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IPS 2017: Pluripotent Stem Cells and Gene Editing Symposium: From Bench Success to Clinical Promises - Aula Magna, edificio Biblioteca, Universidad de los Andes
March 30 - 31, 2017
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SBTMO and ABTCEL Meeting - Fortaleza, Brazil
August 24 - 27, 2016
ISCT Officer Presented: Dan Weiss and Massimo Dominici 
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June - ISCT Response to ANMAT Consultation Papers Click here


December Update - Click here

Reduced Rate 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

October 14-16, 2015

Santiago, Chile

2015 ISCT LATAM Regional Meeting

October 9-11, 2014

Buenos Aires, Argentina 

2014 ISCT LATAM Regional Meeting

October 9-11, 2013

Lima, Peru 

2013 ISCT LATAM Regional Meeting



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