Message from the Co-Chairs

Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
- Alice Through the Looking-Glass, by Lewis Carroll

Madison – a.k.a. “Mad City” or “The Berkeley of the Midwest”, home of the original organic architect Frank Lloyd Wright, human stem cell pioneer Jamie Thomson and the University of Wisconsin’s Badgers – welcomes you to the ISCT North America 2019 Regional Meeting from September 13-15.

The “impossible things” being achieved with MSCs, CAR-T Cells, Gene Therapy and Regenerative Medicine will be highlighted in plenaries, complemented by workshops, technical tracks and morning sessions where all the ISCT family members from technologists to industrialists will find enrichment. In recognition of foreseeable needs in cell and gene therapies, as well as a reflection of ISCT’s origin as ISHAGE, an engineering theme will be injected throughout the meeting and a foray into veterinary cell therapy explored. We believe that this two-and-a-half-day program formulated by the organizing committee is a great representation of our society’s diverse interests and activities as we expand our horizons from cellular therapy and converge more on gene-based therapy. Read more


Jacques Galipeau, MD

Meeting Co-Chair
Chair, ISCT MSC Committee
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, United States


Lynn O'Donnell, PhD

Meeting Co-Chair
ISCT North America Regional Vice-President
Ohio State University
Columbus, United States