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3rd IPITA/JDRF/HSCI Virtual Summit on Stem Cell Derived Beta Cells

Join us for a high-profile two-day virtual summit

The International Pancreas & Islet Transplant Association (IPITA) Conference Organizing Committee is committed to bringing the community together virtually.

The program will feature the most exciting topics in critical research issues as it relates to the therapeutic delivery of stem cell-derived beta cells. There will be 2-hours of presentations and discussion each day.

Please continue to visit our webpage for updates as they develop.

IPITA PRESIDENT

James F. Markmann, MD, PHD

Chief, Division of Transplant Surgery
Co-Director, Center for Transplantation Sciences
Massachusetts General Hospital

SUMMIT CHAIR

Jon S. Odorico, MD, FACS, FAST

Professor of Surgery
Director of Pancreas and Islet Transplantation
Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

MODERATORS

Esther Latres, PhD

Assistant Vice President, Research
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, JDRF

Cristina Nostro, PhD

Senior Scientist at the McEwen Stem Cell Institute
Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2

Richard Benninger, PhD

Associate Professor of Bioengineering and Pediatrics
Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes
University of Colorado Denver

Julie Sneddon, PhD

Assistant Professor
University of California, San Francisco
School of Medicin, Diabetes Center

Jeffery Millman, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering
John T. Milliken Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Lipid Research
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Andras Nagy, MD, PhD

Senior Scientist, the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Sinai Health
Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto
Professor, the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute - Monash University, Melbourne

Douglas A. Melton, PhD

Xander University Professor at Harvard University
Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Keynote Address

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3

Hanne Scholz, PhD

Senior Scientist
Department of Transplantation Medicine
Oslo University Hospital

Kevin D’Amour, PhD

CSO, ViaCyte, Inc.
San Diego, CA, USA

Albert Hwa, PhD

Operations Director, Cell Therapies
Joslin Diabetes Center
Lecturer in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Thomas Bollenbach, PhD

Chief Technology Officer at the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI)|BioFabUSA

Matthias von Herrath, MD

Professor at La Jolla institute 
Division of Developmental Immunology
Vice President and Senior Medical officer, Novo Nordisk

Keynote Address

Detailed Program

There will be a Q&A after each session presentation. The virtual room will also remain open for 30-minutes on each day for an opportunity to network.

Detailed Program – now available online
(Program times listed in EDT)

Monday, November 2, 2020
12:00-12:15
Welcome and Introductory Comments
James Markmann and Jon Odorico
12:15-14:40

Moderators:
Cristina Nostro and Jon Odorico

Session 1: Mapping Endocrine Cell Heterogeneity and Cross Talk Within the Human Islet
Richard Benninger

Session 2: Novel Insights to Endocrine Lineage Commitment from single cell RNA seq
Julie Sneddon

Session 3: Next Generation" Differentiation Protocols for Generation of Stem Cell-derived Beta Cells
Jeffrey Millman

Session 4: Genome Engineering of a Safety Switch and Immunoprotection in Stem Cells
Andras Nagy

14:40-15:20
Keynote Address
Using Stem Cells to Make Designer Islets for Diabetics
Doug Melton
 

Wrap up Day 1
James Markmann


Tuesday, November 3, 2020
12:00-12:15
Welcome and Introductory Comments
James Markmann and Jon Odorico
12:15-14:40

Moderators:
Esther Latres and James Markmann

Session 1: Wnt Signaling and Beta Cell Maturation
Hanne Scholtz

Session 2: Development of Stem Cell-Derived, Islet Replacement for Type 1 Diabetes
Kevin D’Amour

Session 3: Steps Towards Testing Autologous Stem Cell-Derived Islet Cells In The Clinical Setting
Albert Hwa

Session 4: Manufacturing a Beta Cell Source to Advance Research and Development
Thomas Bollenbach

14:40-15:20
Keynote Address
Development of Combined Beta Cell Replacement and Immunotherapies for Definitive Treatment of Autoimmune Diabetes
Matthias von Herrath
 

Wrap up Day 2
James Markmann and Jon Odorico

Detailed Program – now available online
(Program times listed in EDT)

Registration

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Registration to the IPITA 2020 Virtual Summit is open to all medical practitioners, researchers and allied healthcare professionals operating in the field of transplantation, diabetes, beta cell biology, stem cell biology and associated disciplines.

Registration for IPITA, IXA, CTRMS and TTS members

Complimentary registration for IPITA, TTS, IXA and CTRMS members. If you are not an IPITA member JOIN and the meeting will be complimentary.Click on the below link to start your membership application.

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  1. Visit our online application form.
  2. Complete the form.
  3. After your application has been approved, you will receive a IPITA member login

Click here to start the application process

For more information about IPITA membership or other questions, please email: membership@tts.org


Registration for Non-Members and Industry

Register and participate in the live Q&A sessions and watch the presentations from our panel of speakers and leading experts.

  • Industry - $200.00
  • Registration fees for Non-Members:
  • Non member - $150.00  
  • * Student, Resident, AHP - $75.00

* Students/Fellows/Trainees/Allied Healthcare Professional (AHP) are required to submit an official letter (in English) on their Institution’s letterhead signed by their supervisor or head of department OR submit a photocopy of their 2020-2021 student/license ID with a validation date. The letter or ID must be uploaded online after processing the online registration. On the 'Dashboard' click on the module “Trainee/Allied Health Validation”, upload the file and save.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Conference Secretariat

3rd IPITA Conference Stem Cell Derived Beta Cells
c/o International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association
505 René-Lévesque West Blvd., Suite 1401
Montréal, QC, H2Z 1Y7, Canada
Phone: +1.514.874.1717 ext. 206/ +1 514 690-2133
Fax: +1.514.874.1716
E-mail: kathy.tsandilas@tts.org
Conference Website: www.ipita.org

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