Key Dates:

  • Oral Abstract/ASSCR Travel Award submissions: close Friday 24th February 2017
  • Early Bird Registration: closes Friday 24th February 2017
  • Poster abstract submission: closes Friday 24th March 2017
  • Accommodation UTSMAY2017 rate: closes Thursday 20 April 2017
  • Conference dates:  8am Wednesday 24 May – 5.30pm Friday 26 May 2017


Preliminary Program:

Plenary Session Themes

  • Advances in cancer therapy / Immunotherapy (CAR-T work)
  • Gene editing: Toward therapeutic application
  • Clinical translation of cell and gene therapy
  • Regenerative medicine and bioengineering
  • Disease modeling and drug screening


Concurrent Scientific Sessions

ASSCR focused sessions

  • Systems biology of stem cells
  • Haematopoietic stem cell differentiation and mobilisation
  • Developmental biology and regenerative medicine

AGCTS focused sessions

  • Vector development
  • RNA based technologies and therapies
  • Treating chronic disease (cancer, diabetes, neurological disease)
  • Treating genetic disease


Joint Scientific Sessions

  • Host responses to cell and gene therapy
  • Accelerating research translation in Australia
  • Ethics and legal implications in the use of stem cells, gene and cell therapy