The NYSCF Conference


October 20–21, 2020


The Rockefeller University
1230 York Ave
New York, NY 10065

Registration opens January 27.

Pricing   Past Agendas   Sponsorship   FAQ
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. This year’s keynote will be given by Carl H. June, MD, of the University of Pennsylvania. Additional speakers will 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.


Attendee category Early until 07/19/2020 Advance until 09/08/2020 Regular from 09/09/2020
Commercial / Industry $895 $945 $995
*Healthcare Professional (non-academic) $485 $535 $585
*Non-Profit / Government / Academic $375 $425 $475
*Residents / Postdocs / Fellows $215 $245 $275
*Students $55 $75 $95

Past Agendas:

2019    2018    2017    2016   2015

2019 Speakers & Session Chairs

  • 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

View 2020 Sponsorship Opportunities.

For more information about sponsorship, please contact: or 646-213-3728


What is included in the cost of my registration?

Your conference registration includes access to all sessions and the poster session reception.

Are meals included with my registration?

Yes. Breakfast, lunch and snacks are included for both days of the conference. The Poster Session 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.

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 19, 2020.

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 18, 2020. 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 August 21, 2020 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time for consideration as a poster or short talk. Please check back for the submission portal.

Is there a conference app?

The conference app for iPhone and Android will be available in October 2020.

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 canceled, NYSCF will refund registration fees but will not be responsible for any airfare, hotel or other costs incurred directly by participants.