SCN – Advancing iPSC-derived Cardiomyocyte Translation Workshop


The Stem Cell Network (SCN) is happy to organize a 2-day workshop designed to connect Canadian and international research communities who are working towards the discovery, development and translation of iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes into cell therapies or tools for drug discovery and disease modeling. This online event is designed to explore the tools and standards that are required for successful translation, facilitate knowledge exchange, networking and collaboration in this rapidly moving research, area as well as to engage and inspire the next generation of young researchers in this field.

The workshop, which is comprises two 3-hour meetings, will feature Canadian and international experts talking in sessions focused on “Cardiac lineage differentiation and validation”, “Disease modeling and precision medicine” and “The road to the clinic”. In addition, the workshop will include a special networking component which will introduce and connect Canadian and international research teams working with iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes, as well as provide a platform for interactive poster presentations.

Thursday, May 27 and Friday, May 28, 2021
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Time (10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pacific Time)


Confirmed speakers

  • Dr. Peter Backx, York University
  • Dr. Chris Denning, University of Nottingham
  • Dr. Michael Laflamme*, University Health Network
  • Dr. Sara Nunes de Vasconcelos, University Health Network
  • Dr. Stephanie Protze*, University Health Network
  • Dr. Sonja Schrepfer, University of California, San Francisco
  • Dr. Glen Tibbits*, Simon Fraser University
  • Dr. Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Columbia University
  • Dr. Chunhui Xu, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Dr. Wolfram Zimmerman, University Medical Center Gottingen

*Workshop organizing committee member.

To facilitate networking in a virtual meeting and better connect labs working in the iPSC/cardiomyocyte space, we are inviting team leaders to present a 3-minute brief overview of their lab research program. There are limited places available for the research program presentations and the awarding of places will be decided by the workshop organizing committee. In addition, trainees are invited to submit posters that will presented within a dedicated virtual space.

Registration is required if you wish to attend this workshop; please complete the form using this link.

Attendees who would like to present a poster (trainees) or an overview of their research program during the networking session (principal investigators) must register and state their preference to present by end of day Monday, May 17, 2021.


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