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

Keynote Lecture by: Derrick Rossi, PhD – Founder, Moderna Therapeutics

  • Laura Andres-Martin — The NYSCF Research Institute
  • Marie Bernard, MD — National Institutes of Health
  • Shuibing Chen, PhD – Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Tony Coles, MD – Cerevel Therapeutics
  • Jose Conejo-Garcia, MD, PhD – Moffitt Cancer Center
  • 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
  • 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 
  • Celia Witten, MD, PhD – Food and Drug Administration
  • Rachel Yehuda, PhD – Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Topic Areas

iPSC disease modelsOrganoidsBiotechnology
CancerNeurological diseasesRejuvenation
Regenerative medicineDiversity and equity in STEM


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 09/03/2021Regular from 09/04/2021
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 May 31, 2022.

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 03, 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.