The NYSCF Conference


October 19–20, 2021



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The NYSCF Conference is the leading scientific meeting on translational stem cell research. It annually convenes over 500 participants from academia, industry, government, non-profits, and patient groups. Speakers include world-renowned, multi-disciplinary scientists, who will present their latest findings about the transformative impact of stem cell research on numerous diseases with a high unmet need.

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Confirmed Speakers, Panelists, and Chairs

  • Domenico Accili, MD — Columbia University Medical Center
  • Laura Andres-Martin, PhD — The NYSCF Research Institute
  • Paola Arlotta, PhD – Harvard University
  • Shuibing Chen, PhD – Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Alice Chen-Plotkin, MD – University of Pennsylvania
  • Jose Conejo-Garcia, MD, PhD – Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Tobias Deuse, MD — University of California, San Francisco
  • Jennifer Elisseeff, PhD – Johns Hopkins University
  • Valentina Fossati, PhD – The NYSCF Research Institute
  • Valentina Greco, PhD – Yale University 
  • Ya-Chieh Hsu, PhD – Harvard University 
  • Shane Liddelow, PhD – NYU Langone Health
  • Alysson Muotri, PhD – University of California, San Diego
  • Shahin Rafii, MD – Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Carolyn Rodriguez, MD, PhD — Stanford University
  • Lee Rubin, PhD – Harvard Stem Cell Institute 
  • Krishanu Saha, PhD – University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Sohrab Shah, PhD – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Padmanee Sharma, MD, PhD — MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Jean Shin, PhD — National Institutes of Health
  • Susan L. Solomon, JD – The NYSCF Research Institute
  • Viviane Tabar, MD – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Takanori Takebe, MD, PhD – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Craig B. Thompson, MD – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Matthias von Herrath, MD – La Jolla Institute for Immunology; NovoNordisk 
  • Celia Witten, MD, PhD – Food and Drug Administration
  • Rachel Yehuda, PhD – Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

View full conference agenda here.

Topic Areas

iPSC disease modelsOrganoidsNovel technologies
CancerNeurological diseasesRejuvenation
Regenerative medicineDiversity and equity in STEMEmerging therapies


Available opportunities:

  • Industry highlight presentation
  • Virtual booth
  • Lead generation
  • Complimentary registrations
  • Sponsored sessions
  • Brand recognition
  • and more!

Click here to view the 2021 Sponsor Offerings

For sponsorship questions, please contact: or 646-213-3728


Attendee categoryEarly until 09/15/2021Regular from 09/16/2021
Commercial / Industry$625$675
*Healthcare Professional (non-academic)$325$375
*Non-Profit / Government / Academic$275$325
*Residents / Postdocs / Fellows$150$175

*Proof of affiliation required.


What is included in the cost of my registration?

Your conference registration includes access to the virtual conference platform, all sessions, and on-demand access of talks and conference content until December 31, 2021.

Can I pay to attend only one day or part of the conference?

Full conference registration is required to attend any panels or sessions.

Can I share a registration with a colleague?

Registration links are unique to each user and cannot have multiple logins.

How can I obtain an invoice/receipt for registration?

A confirmation e-mail is sent via e-mail at the time of registration. Should you need additional assistance, please e-mail or call 212-365-7425.

Can I substitute/transfer my conference registration?

Yes, you can transfer your registration up until 1 week prior to the conference. Registrations cannot be transferred after October 12, 2021.

What is the conference cancellation policy?

Registrations are refundable, less a $75 administrative charge. All refunds must be received by written request to by September 20, 2021. No-shows are not eligible for refund.

Can I submit an abstract for the poster session or a short talk?

Yes, abstracts must be submitted by September 15, 2021 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time for consideration as a poster or short talk.

How will posters be presented?

Poster presenters will upload a PDF of their poster into the conference platform. During the poster session, live video and text chats will be available to discuss your research.

Additional questions not covered in this FAQ?

Contact Ali Kean Hofer at or 212-365-7425.

This conference is subject to cancellation. In the event of a cancellation, NYSCF will refund registration fees but will not be responsible for any other costs incurred directly by participants.