Call for Abstracts

Abstract Submission is now closed.

Abstract Categories

ISCT is accepting submissions in the following categories:

  • Mesenchymal Stem/Stromal Cells - Preclinical
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cells - Preclinical
  • Engineered Tissues and Stem Cell Products - Preclinical
  • Immunotherapy - Preclinical
  • Improving Cell and Gene Therapy Tools - Preclinical
  • Clinical Studies in Cell and Gene Therapy
  • Process Development and Facility Operations
  • Regulatory Affairs and Quality

Complete listing of abstract categories and subcategories, click here.

Submission Deadline

Submission has now closed.

General Guidelines

The abstract body cannot exceed 2,500 characters (including spaces), exclusive of the title, author block, images and tables.

ISCT may reject abstracts that are considered inappropriate for any reason. Abstracts, once submitted, can only be withdrawn from publication no later than July 31, 2019. If not withdrawn by this deadline, all accepted abstracts will be published in the final program.

Abstracts must be submitted via the online Abstract Submission System. Abstracts will NOT be accepted by email, mail, or fax.

Abstract presenters MUST be registered for the meeting. For those requiring acceptance notifications before registering, ISCT will allow up to two weeks after acceptance for these individuals to register.


Accepted abstracts will be published in the final program of the ISCT North America 2019 Regional Meeting. If you no longer want your abstract to be published in the final program, you must notify no later than July 31, 2019.


There are no fees associated with submitting an abstract. Those presenting abstracts will be responsible for their own travel and meeting expenses.


Abstract notifications will be sent out to presenters via e-mail by July 17, 2019.

Presenters of selected abstracts will be notified whether their abstract has been selected for oral abstract presentation (limited availability) or poster presentation.

Abstract Awards

Two abstract awards will be selected based on abstract score:

Early Stage Professional (ESP) Award
($500 USD)

Technologist Award
($500 USD)

Withdrawal Policy

Requests to withdraw an abstract must come from the presenting author and contact author (if different) on behalf of all listed authors of the abstract. Through the act of submitting the withdrawal request the presenting author and contact author confirm all listed author’s on the abstract are aware and have approved the withdrawal of the abstract in question.

Requests to withdraw an abstract must be emailed to