CSHA/ISSCR Joint Meeting on Stem Cells in Science and Medicine

Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center
October 14-17, 2013
August 16th, 2013


 Sept 15th, 2013



Organized by:
Hongkui Deng, 
Peking University, College of Life Sciences, China
Andrew Elefanty, Monash University, Australia
Ronald McKay,
The Lieber Institute for Brain Development, USA
Huck-Hui Ng, 
Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore

Richard Young, Whitehead Institute/M.I.T., USA

We are pleased to announce the ISSCR/CSH Asia Joint Meeting on Stem Cells in Science and Medicine in October 2013, in Suzhou China. The venue provides a state-of-the-art learning environment, while conference organizers have planned informal social events to enable quality networking time and an opportunity to explore Suzhou's many ancient and contemporary attractions.

This conference will include a combination of oral and poster sessions, covering the latest findings across the following topics.

Session Topics:
- Stem Cells and Development
- IPS and Reprogramming
- Small Molecule Epigenetic Regulators
- Cancer Stem Cells and Therapy
- Circuitry and Global Tools
- Cell Fate Control and Conversion
- Regenerative Pharmacology and Tissue Engineering

Keynote Speakers:
Janet Rossant, The Hospital for Sick Children/University of Toronto, Canada
Abstract title:Stem cells from the mammalian blastocyst—How similar are mouse and human?

Richard Young, Whitehead Institute/M.I.T., USA
Abstract title:TBA

Invited Speakers:
Tao Cheng, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Abstract title:PUMA is an attractive target for stem cell manipulations
Sheng Ding, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Abstract title:A chemical approach to controlling cell fate
Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis, Memorial Sloan Kettering, USA
Abstract title:The pluripotent epiblast of the mouse blastocyst: visualizing its emergence and heterogeneities
Catriona Jamieson, University of California, San Diego, USA
Abstract title:TBA
Ryoichiro Kageyama, Kyoto University, Japan
Abstract title:Dynamic control of neural determination genes in multipotency and fate choice
Timothy Kieffer, University of British Columbia, Canada
Abstract title:Production of Islet Cells from Human ES Cells to Treat Diabetes
En Li, China Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, China
Abstract title:Discovery of small molecules to modulate epigenetic states
Linheng Li, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, USA
Abstract title:TBA
Christine Mummery, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands
Abstract title:Cardiac differentiation of pluripotent stem cells and potential applications in disease modelling and safety pharmacology
Huck-Hui Ng, Genome Institute of Singapore, Singapore
Abstract title:Systems Biology of Stem Cells
Hideyuki Okano, Keio University School of Medicine, Japan
Abstract title:Modelling pediatric and late-onset neurological disorders using reprogramming technologies.
Duanqing Pei, Guangzhou Institute of Biomedicine and Health,CAS, China
Abstract title:Vitamin C and histone/DNA demethylases in somatic cell reprogramming
Kathrin Plath, UCLA School of Medicine, USA
Abstract title:Understanding the spread of Xist RNA across the X chromosome
Jose Polo, Monash University, Australia
Abstract title:Unveiling the reprogramming process
Bing Ren, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, USA
Abstract title:The haplotype resolved higher order chromatin landscape of human ES cells and their derivatives
Edouard Stanley, Monash University, Australia
Abstract title:Analysis of human endoderm development using lineage specific reporter hESCs
Atsushi Suzuki, Kyushu University, Japan
Abstract title:Artificial induction and disease-related conversion of the hepatic fate
Masayo Takahashi, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Japan
Abstract title:TBA
Patrick Tam, Children's Medical Research Institute, Australia
Abstract title:Mouse epiblast stem cells display inherent variations in endoderm lineage potency
Yixian Zheng, Carnegie Institution for Science, USA
Abstract title:Nuclear and genome organization of stem cells in tissue building
Zhong Zhong, GlaxoSmithKline, China
Abstract title:Modeling Neuronal Toxicity for Parkinson’s Disease with Human Embryonic Stem Cell-derived Dopaminergic Neurons
Qi Zhou, Institute of Zoology, CAS, China
Abstract title:TBA
Qiao Zhou, Harvard University, USA

Abstract title:In vivo reprogramming of gastrointestinal cells into distinct populations of insulin+ ß-cells

We encourage abstracts to contain new and unpublished materials. The abstracts must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers. Status (fellow's talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. A certain number of presentations by graduate students and postdocs in this conference will be selected as fellowship (USD $200-$500) awards. For more details, please visit Stipends

We look forward to seeing you at Suzhou in October 2013.

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Package Content:

Package TypeEarly
Payment Deadline:Payment Deadline:Payment Deadline:
August 2,2013 Sept 16, 2013Before Arrival 
*CSHA Endowed Student¥1,530$250¥1,700$275¥1,870$300
Includes meeting pass only (special offer)
Student No Housing¥3,750$605¥4,000$645¥4,250$685
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities
 (All inclusive)
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities, Share Room for 4 nights.
Academic No Housing¥5,100$825¥5,500$890¥5,900$955
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities
 (All inclusive)
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities, Single Room for 4 nights.
Media No Housing¥3,300$535¥3,500$570¥3,700$605
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities
(All inclusive)
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities, Single Room for 4 nights.
Corporate No Housing¥6,340$1,025¥6,880$1,115¥7,420$1,205
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities
(All inclusive)
Includes Registration, Lunch & Supper, Social Activities, Single Room for 4 nights.
Remark:  Lunch, Supper, Tea Break & Social Activities (¥1,500 or $250); Room Rate(Single) :(¥2,000 or $320) & (Shared): (¥1,000 or $160), Breakfast is included in the Room Rate. The Package Price is based on the RMB price, price in USD is according to the exchange rate fluctuations.

Please kindly note:

1. The early & normal price will be available if the full payment is finished before the exact due date.
For USD participants, we will automatically change your package price to the update one if we could not successfully charge the full payment from your registered credit card before the deadline.
For CNY participants, we will automatically change your package price to the update one if our bank account could not receive your full payment by wire transfer before the deadline.

2. For Student Package registered participants, please add your roommate requirement during the online registration. Otherwise, we’ll assign you a roommate among other student participants.

3. For late registrations, your housing & registration materials may not be guaranteed since the order is usually made in advance.

4. Please inform us your request on extra day (USD 80/CNY 500 per day) and food (vegetarian, kosher…etc.) during the online registration or email us as early as possible so that we could make relevant arrangement accordingly.

5.We offer CSHA endowed student package for graduate students (student ID is required). This special offer only includes the meeting session pass. Housing, food and social activities are not included in the package.

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