COME June 2018, Melbourne will be the place to be for the worldâs leading stem cell researchers, physicians and government and health officials.
âSecuring this meeting is a major coup for Melbourne and for Victoria and recognition of our expert community of stem cell researchers,â said Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB), CEO, Karen Bolinger.
The 16th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) will be held at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in Victoria. It will last four days in June, contribute about A$13 million (US$9.2 million) to the stateâs economy and attract some 3,000 delegates.
According to associate professor Caroline Gargett, immediate past president for the Australasian Society for Stem Cell Research, the annual meeting is the âlargest forum for stem cell and regenerative medicine professionals from around the worldâ and is a place where delegates can âdiscuss innovations, trends and new perspectives and benefit from collaboration across disciplinesâ.
The CEO of the International Society for Stem Cell Research, Nancy Witty, said that both she and her colleagues were looking forward to meeting in Melbourne.
Melbourneâs winning bid was a testament to the successful collaboration between MCB, the government and industry partners.
Bolinger said: âWe take a âTeam Melbourneâ approach to both bids and the business events themselves, with such success that Melbourne is renowned globally as a destination that goes above and beyond to deliver.â