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.

September is when the last sweet days of summer end with crisp nights perfect for post-conference fun. A vibrant nightlife scene and foodie paradise within walking distance of the conference venue and hotels offer many opportunities for your exploration. You will see why Madison has repeatedly been identified as one of the best places to live in US.

As Co-Chairs of the Annual Meeting, and on behalf of the Organizing Committee, we look forward in seeing you in Madison. We hope you take part in the networking opportunities offered, and that you return home responding to claims that something is impossible as the Mad Hatter did, with “Only if you believe it is.”




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 VP

Ohio State University
Columbus, United States