Australasian Society for Stem Cell Research



2017 ASSCR Annual Meeting

The 2017 annual meeting planning is now well underway!  Specific details will be added to the ASSCR website over the next few days! Please see the 2017 Annual Meeting Tab.    

The registration and abstract submissions portal for the 2017 Joint Meeting of the Australasian Gene and Cell Therapy and Australasian Society for Stem Cell Research is now available at

Please follow the dropdown menu under the Conference tab on the AGCTS website. A link to this site will also be placed on the ASSCR website.

Abstract submissions close on 10th February for oral and 10th March for poster submissions

ASSCR travel awards can also be applied for via this site.

The meeting will be held at UTS Aerial Conference Centre in Sydney, May 24 to 26, 2017

Together the two societies are developing an exciting combined agenda for the meeting with great international and national speakers.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Kind regards,

Melissa Little

President, ASSCR



The ASSCR election for Vice President is now OPEN and members will be able to vote online from 14th November 2016. To view more information on the two nominees, please click the following:

Jeremy Crook
Ed Stanley 

To view our Rules of Association, please click here

2016 - Australian Society for Stem Cell Research Topic Discussion Panel Evening Summary and audio request options.

Topic: Advancing Stem Cell Therapies: Balancing science, clinical trials, regulation and consumer demand.

Summary and audio request options provided here.

2018 ISSCR Annual Meeting

The ASSCR is delighted Melbourne has been chosen to host the 2018 ISSCR Annual Meeting.

This premier international event is the largest meeting of experts in stem cell medicine in the world. It provides an annual forum for doctors, policy makers and patients to interact with scientists and thought leaders at the cutting edge of stem cell research.

As a vibrant cosmopolitan city, Melbourne will be a perfect location for hosting over 3,000 delegates expected to attend from 65 countries around the world.

This significant decision recognizes the diverse and leading contributions people within the Australasian region are making to help realise the therapeutic potential of stem cells.

We’re excited to co-sponsor this influential event, and by doing so, further contribute to the development of stem cell technologies for patients, the community and our economy.

For more information please click here 

Q&A Hot Topic Discussion Panel Evening 

This event was held on Tuesday May 31st 2016 at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute in Sydney.

This exciting even featured discussions on  “Advancing Stem Cell Therapies: Balancing science, clinical trials, regulation and consumer demand

Please click here to download your invitation.

Stem Cell stories continue to inform

Stem Cell Stories is a stunning touring image exhibition jointly created in late 2013 by the ASSCR and Questacon - the Australian National Science and Technology Centre.
The exhibition aims to celebrate the inherent beauty of regenerative medicine research while also stimulating community conversation around stem cells and emerging stem cell therapies. To do so, the exhibition juxtaposes beautiful colour stem cell images with portraits of patients looking to stem cell research for stemcellnew treatments. The beautiful and thought provoking images contained within the exhibition were provided by scientists across Australia and New Zealand.

Display of the exhibition alternates between Questacon, Canberra, and other galleries around Australia. In mid-2014 the exhibition was shown at the Royal Institute of Australia in Adelaide, and in mid-2015 it is planned for display at SciTech in Perth. Future showings are planned for other cities in Australia and New Zealand. The captivating nature of Stem Cell Stories has gathered significant media interest, including the closing credits of the ABC 7:30 Report in Adelaide and an 8-page feature spread in the December 2014 issue of Cosmos magazine.

Unproven stem cell therapies; what to look out for

Assessment of proposed stem cell treatments through clinical trials is used to determine the treatment’s safety and effectiveness, with the results published for transparency and further education.  We have, in conjunction with Stem Cells Australia and the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia, prepared a brochure to assist you in your search for more information.... 


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