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Organized by Dr Stephen Sullivan and Abcam.
This conference will focus on both basic and therapeutic applications of human pluripotent stem cells and their differentiated derivatives. Epigenetic and reprogramming mechanisms underpinning derivation, maintenance and differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells will be discussed. The emergence of human pluripotent stem cells as a platform for generating large quantities of disease-specific material will also be a key component of the meeting, focusing specifically on two applications: disease modeling and drug screening.
The conference boasts an impressive list of international speakers in this focused and rapidly expanding area of medical science and will constitute the first major stem cell meeting to be held in Ireland.
Dublin, Ireland's vivacious and welcoming capital is the ideal venue; it has great transport links so delegates will find travelling here easy and the compactness of the city means it's only a leisurely walk to your next stop. It is well renowned for its friendliness and generous hospitality so visitors won't be disappointed. There is one major international airport in Dublin, situated approximately 10km north of the city center.
Croke Park Conference Center (also the home of Ireland's native sports Hurling and Gaelic football ) is a purpose built facility in central Dublin. The conference center is approximately 15-20 minutes by taxi from the airport which is well served by taxis and local transport.
Full conference program
Day 1 (22 April): Start time: 14.00 hours
Day 3 (24 April): End time: 16:00 hours
Early bird fee: Standard rate:
€ 395 full € 445 full
€ 295 students € 345 students
Please note VAT is not applicable. All prices include access to sessions; lunch and refreshments on 22, 23 and 24 April; attendance at the welcome reception; book of abstracts and other conference materials.
Students are categorized as those in full time education at the time of registering. Proof of student status may be requested.
Early bird deadline: Monday 23 February 2009 (standard rates apply after this time)
Student Group Discounts
Register 4 and get 1 free!
Discounts are available for student groups attending from the same institution: register four and the fifth can attend for free. Telephone +44 (0)1223 696000 for further information.
Group Discounts - Terms & Conditions
Abstracts for poster presentation are now invited. Those which most closely fit within the topics of the meeting will be selected.
Poster abstract deadline now closed!
Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) is offering six bursaries of £500 to support the attendance of a student delegates. Full details can be found by visiting the SFI student bursary webpage.
The deadline for bursary applications has now closed.
The International Society of Differentiation (ISD) is offering eight student bursaries of €700 to encourage the development of new research among young academics. Full details can be found by visiting the ISD student bursary webpage.
The deadline for bursary applications has now closed.
The Dublin Convention Bureau have negotiated preferential rates at local hotels, the closest being the Jury Croke Park Hotel conveniently located opposite the Hogan Stand.
Delegates requiring accommodation are requested to book directly with hotels. Please quote ABCAM DIRECT when making bookings.
Hotels available for this event:
*Please note we can not guarantee availability after the cut-off date, so we advise delegates to book early!
An optional social event has been arranged for the evening of Thursday 23 April at the world famous 16th century Abbey Tavern in Howth. The event will include a meal followed by a show of traditional Irish music, song & dance.
The social event is optional and delegates can book their place when registering for the conference. The cost of the social event is € 70 per person and includes:
Further information about the social event will be available shortly.
If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at this meeting, please contact us for more information.
***Wiley-Blackwell book offer to all conference delegates***
Wiley-Blackwell is one of the world’s foremost academic and professional and the largest society publisher, providing must-have content and services to customers worldwide. With an extensive collection of journals and books published in a variety of print and electronic formats, you are sure to find something invaluable within your area of expertise.
To celebrate the book's recent praise by the American Medical Association and positive reviews in Cell Stem Cell, Regenerative Medicine and Differentiation, Wiley-Blackwell is delighted to offer all conference delegates an exclusive 20% on Human Embryonic Stem Cells: The Practical Handbook, edited by Stephen Sullivan, Chad A. Cowan and Kevin Eggan.
To receive your discount on this or any stem cell title, simply quote promotion code SEBIO when you purchase a book. It’s that easy!
Terms and conditions
Delegates are advised to ensure they have adequate travel insurance to cover their attendance at the conference in case of incident, or cancellation due to circumstances beyond Abcam's control.
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