The NYSCF Conference


October 22–23, 2019


The Rockefeller University
1230 York Ave
New York, NY 10065

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The NYSCF Conference is the leading scientific meeting on translational stem cell research. It convenes over 500 participants from academia, industry, government, non-profits, and patient groups. This year’s keynotes will be given by Nobel Laureate Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD, of Kyoto University and Hans Clevers, MD, PhD, of Hubrecht Institute, Utrecht University. Additional 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.

Speakers & Session Chairs (View Full Agenda)

  • Laura Andres-Martin, PhD — The NYSCF Research Institute
  • Kristin Baldwin, PhD — Scripps Research Institute
  • Michael Birrer, MD, PhD — University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Ali Brivanlou, PhD – The Rockefeller University
  • Zameel Cader, MD, DPhil – University of Oxford
  • Hans Clevers, MD, PhD – Utrecht University
  • Olivier Elemento, PhD – Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Jennifer Elisseeff, PhD – Johns Hopkins University
  • Valentina Greco, PhD – Yale University
  • Matthias Hebrok, PhD — University of California, San Francisco
  • Adriana Heguy, PhD – NYU School of Medicine
  • Leroy Hood, MD, PhD – Institute for Systems Biology
  • Melanie Kardel, PhD — STEMCELL Technologies, Inc.
  • Tuuli Lappalainen, PhD – Columbia University & New York Genome Center
  • Ursula Matulonis, MD – Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Robert Michler, MD – Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Sarah Millar, PhD – Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, DPhil – Columbia University
  • Sergiu Pasca, MD – Stanford University
  • Graziella Pellegrini, PhD – The University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
  • Jennifer Phillips-Cremins, PhD — University of Pennsylvania
  • Philip Nelson — Google
  • Aviv Regev, PhD – The Broad Institute
  • Antony Rosen, MBChB, MS — Johns Hopkins University
  • Margaret Elizabeth Ross, MD, PhD — Cornell University
  • Susan L. Solomon, JD — The NYSCF Research Institute
  • Lee Spraggon, PhD — Synthego
  • Jun Takahashi, MD, PhD – Kyoto University
  • Craig Thompson, MD – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Brian Wainger, MD, PhD – Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD – Kyoto University
  • Tracy Young-Pearse, PhD – Harvard Medical School


Topic Areas

  • Neurodegeneration
  • Precision Medicine
  • Clinical Trials
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Single-cell Genomics
  • Tissue Renewal
  • Organoids
  • Cancer



Attendee category Early until 07/30/2019 Advance until 09/10/2019 Regular from 09/11/2019
Commercial / Industry $895 $945 $995
*Healthcare Professional (non-academic) $475 $525 $575
*Non-Profit / Government / Academic $375 $425 $475
*Residents / Postdocs / Fellows $215 $245 $275
*Students $55 $75 $95

Download the NYSCF Conference Sponsorship offerings

For more information about sponsorship, please contact: or 212-365-7428


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?

Yes. 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. Should you need additional assistance, please e-mail or call 212-365-7452.

Can I substitute/transfer my conference registration?

Yes, you can transfer your registration up until the day prior to the conference. Registrations cannot be transferred after October 21, 2019.

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, 2019. No-shows are not eligible for refund.

Can I submit a poster for the poster session?

Yes, poster abstracts must be submitted by August 23, 2019 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time. Submit here.

Is there a conference app?

The conference app for iPhone and Android will be available in October.

Are there discounted hotel rates?

Yes, The New York Stem Cell Foundation has reserved a block of rooms with the Bentley Hotel, at 500 East 62nd Street, New York, NY. The room rate is $319 per night for a king sized room. Please contact Allyson Estrada at 212-292-5545 to make reservations, or call the reservations department at 855-779-0220. You can also go to this link to make reservations online. Reservations are subject to a 72 hour cancellation policy.

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.