Connecting Canada and Japan: A Regenerative Medicine & Gene Therapy Showcase


Registration deadline: July 18, 2023
Showcase event date: July 18, 2023
Time: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. EDT | 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. PST | 7 a.m. – 10 a.m. JST
Location: Online (link to be provided)

The Stem Cell Network (SCN) and the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) aim to bring stem cell and regenerative medicine research from the lab bench to clinical applications. Canadian and Japanese researchers have a long track record of ground-breaking discoveries in the field of regenerative medicine, so SCN and AMED are excited to partner in hosting a virtual research showcase event that explores the innovative and impactful stem cell and regenerative medicine research activity in both countries.

The showcase event will profile the breadth of Canadian and Japanese research activity in areas including pluripotent stem cell (PSC) derived tissue engineering and clinical applications of PSCs, disease modeling using stem cell programming/reprogramming and organoid/gastruloids, as well as advances in gene therapies and genetic modifications. The showcase will include keynote and plenary talks from leaders in the field of stem cells, regenerative medicine, and gene therapy. Talks will cover the discovery, development, and clinical translation of stem cell and regenerative medicine therapies. Register here to attend.


  • Janet Rossant, University of Toronto, Canada

Keynote speakers:

  • Freda Miller, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Hideyuki Okano, Keio University, Japan

Plenary speakers:

  • Lucie Germain, Laval University, Canada
  • Atsushi Iwama, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Tim Kieffer, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Hiroshi Kobayashi, The Jikei University School of Medicine, Japan
  • Max Paganelli, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Sainte-Justine, Canada
  • Takanori Takebe, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Japan-USA

Who Should Attend?

Principal investigators and clinicians working in the field of regenerative medicine and their trainees (i.e., a post-doc, graduate student, research associate, or technician) who are interested in the opportunity to learn about the latest developments in the regenerative medicine ecosystem in Canada and Japan.

Showcase Event Format and Dates:
The showcase event will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, July 18, 2023, from 6 p.m.– 9 p.m. EDT (3 p.m. – 6 p.m. PDT; 7 a.m. – 10 a.m. JST on Wednesday, July 19).

Showcase Event Location: Hosted online. A link to the online session will be provided following registration.

Registration Procedure:

  1. Register online at this link. Registration will be open until Tuesday, July 18, 2023, at 5 PM EDT.
  2. The showcase event is free to attend for investigators or trainees working on a research project in the field of stem cells and regenerative medicine.
  3. For further information on this symposium or for registration-related enquiries, please contact SCN’s Research Team at

* By registering for this event, you agree to have the information you provide shared with the account owner and host (SCN). Any data captured in the registration process is managed in accordance with SCN’s Terms and Privacy Policy and will only ever be used to generate de-identified, aggregated reports to the Government of Canada regarding SCN activities.

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