The NYSCF Conference, 2021


October 19–20, 2021



Speakers Agenda Topics Sponsors Pricing 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. 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.

To access the conference platform, please reference the e-mail sent to you from  (be sure to check spam/junk folders). If you experience any difficulties, please e-mail  or call 212-365-7452.

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


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


Register now to receive access to the virtual conference platform and to view all sessions on-demand until December 31, 2021.

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.


Can I register to watch on demand sessions?

Yes! You can register here to view all session on-demand. On-demand will be available until December 31, 2021.

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.

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.

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.

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.