Aims and objectives
- To support stem cell research and encourage scientific exchange within our region
- To build an active stem cell research community in Australia and New Zealand, and worldwide
- To provide all interested parties with the opportunity to access information relating to scientific, medical and ethical advances in the broad field of stem cell research. A particular emphasis of The Society will be to communicate this information to the general public.
Stem cell scientists from Australia and New Zealand established a regional stem cell society during the 2007 International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) Conference, held in Cairns, Australia. Around 40 stem cell scientists from around Australia and New Zealand voted overwhelmingly in favour.
A steering committee of representative scientists throughout Australia and New Zealand consolidated the aims and rules of the society. The ASSCR became an Incorporated Association registered in Victoria, Australia in January 2008.