The NYSCF Conference


October 23, 2018 at 8:30 am


October 24, 2018 at 5:30 pm


The Rockefeller University
1230 York Ave (at 66th St)
New York, NY 10065

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The NYSCF Conference is the leading scientific meeting on translational stem cell research. It convenes nearly 500 participants from academia, industry, government, non-profits, and patient groups. This year’s speakers include NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins among many 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.

Dr. Francis Collins


Featured Speakers and Chairs (View Full Agenda)

Paola Arlotta, PhD
Harvard University
Uma Lakshmipathy, PhD
Thermo Fisher Scientific 
Shahin Rafii, MD
Weill Cornel Medical College
Kapil Bharti, PhD
National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health
Ruth Lehmann, PhD
NYU School of Medicine
Jeffrey Rothstein, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
Jeffrey Bluestone, PhD
UC San Francisco
Raphael Lis, PhD
Weill Cornell Medical College
Michel Sadelain, MD, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Shuibing Chen, PhD
Weill Cornell Medical College
Peter Marks, MD, PhD
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
Susan L. Solomon, JDThe NYSCF Research Institute
Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD
National Institutes of Health
Kateri Moore, DVM
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Ulrich Steidl, MD, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Janelle Drouin-Ouellet, PhD
University of Montreal
Eric Nestler, MD, PhD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Lorenz Studer, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Kevin Eggan, PhD
Harvard University
Philip Nelson
Noriyuki Tsumaki, MD, PhD
Kyoto University
Richard M. Eglen, PhD
Corning Life Sciences
Scott Noggle, PhD
The NYSCF Research Institute
Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, PhD
Columbia University
Kelly Frazer, PhD
UC San Diego Institute for Genomic Medicine
Malin Parmar, PhD
Lund University
Stephen Waxman, MD, PhD
Yale School of Medicine
David Hay, PhD
University of Edinburgh
Emmanuelle Passegué, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center
Joseph Wu, MD, PhD
Stanford University
Mayumi Ito, PhD
NYU School of Medicine
Stefano Pluchino, MD, PhD
University of Cambridge
Feng Zhang, PhD
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Pricing (Click to Register)

Attendee categoryEarly until 08/24/2018Advanced until 09/21/2018Regular from 09/22/2018
*Healthcare Professional (non-academic)$425$475$525


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What is included in the cost of my registration?

Your conference registration includes access to all sessions and the poster session cocktail reception. All attendees will receive a conference notebook & tote bag.

Are meals included with my registration?

Breakfast, lunch and snacks are included for both days of the conference. The Poster Session cocktail reception is also included.

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

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

What are the registration deadlines?

Click here for full registration details.

How can I obtain an invoice/receipt for registration?

A confirmation e-mail is sent via e-mail at the time of registration. This serves as your receipt for registration. Should you need additional assistance, please e-mail or call 212-365-7452.

Can I substitute/transfer my conference registration?

You can transfer your registration up until the day prior to the conference. Registrations cannot be transferred after October 22, 2018.

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 22, 2018. No-shows are not eligible for refund.

Can I submit a poster for the poster session?

Poster abstracts must be submitted here by August 24, 2018. Chosen abstract presenters will be informed in early September. Presenters will be offered a discount code for early registration fees after acceptance.

Is there a conference app?

The conference app will be available for both iPhone and Android a few weeks before the conference.

Are there discounted hotel rates?

NYSCF has arranged for a discounted rate of $299.00 per night at The Bentley Hotel. Please contact the reservation department at 855-779-0220, referencing New York Stem Cell Foundation upon booking.

Additional questions not covered in this FAQ?

Contact Gwyneth Volkmann at or 212-365-7452.

This conference is subject to cancellation. In the event that it is cancelled, NYSCF will refund your registration fee but will not be responsible for any airfare, hotel or other costs incurred directly by participants.