Stem cell therapies in clinical applications: progress and challenges

Precongress Course 10

 Special Interest Group Stem Cells


Course type
Basic


Course co-ordinators
Cristina Eguizabal (Spain)


Course description
Clinical applications using stem cell-derived cells in regenerative medicine are adressing a wide spectrum of conditions using a variety of stem cell types. Currently, there are several clinical trials ongoing using stem cells for the treatment of some diseases, also in reproductive medicine. The present Precongress Course will focus on the (i) quality requirements that are necessary for stem cell based applications, (ii) the progress of actual treatments for problems releated to the reproductive field and (iii) the recent breakthroughs of clinical applications of differentiated cells derived from human pluripotent stem cells.

 

Target audience
Embryologists, stem cell researchers, reproductive genetic researchers, clinicians


Educational needs and expected outcomes

  • review the quality requirements that are necessary for stem cell based applications
  • discuss the progress of actual treatments for problems related to the reproductive field
  • debate the recent breakthroughs of clinical applications of differentiated cells derived from human iPS cells

 

Programme




Sunday 01 July 2018

Chairmen
Bjorn Heindryckx, Belgium
Mieke Geens, Belgium
09:00 - 09:30
Clinical grade stem cell banking
Anna Veiga, Spain
09:30 - 09:45
Discussion
09:45 - 10:15
HLA: General aspects and clinical applications
Cristina Eguizabal, Spain
10:15 - 10:30
Discussion
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
Chairman to be announced
Cristina Eguizabal, Spain
11:00 - 11:30
Spermatogonial stem cell transplantation: from bench to beside
Herman Tournaye, Belgium
11:30 - 11:45
Discussion
11:45 - 12:15
Ovarian Stem Cells to improve oocyte quality and ovarian reserve: an appraisal of the laboratory and clinical data
Kutluk H. Oktay, U.S.A.
12:15 - 12:30
Discussion
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch
Mina Popovic, Belgium
Susana M. Chuva de Sousa Lopes, The Netherlands
13:30 - 14:00
Endometrial stem cells: clinical trials
Xavier Santamaria Costa, Spain
14:00 - 14:15
Discussion
14:15 - 14:45
Stem cell transplantation for erectile dysfunction: clinical trials
Soren Paludan Sheikh, Denmark
14:45 - 15:00
Discussion
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee break
Cristina Eguizabal, Spain
Bjorn Heindryckx, Belgium
15:30 - 16:00
Future cure for blindness using human pluripotent stem cells
Jordi Monés, Spain
16:00 - 16:15
Discussion
16:15 - 16:45
Future treatment for diabetes using human pluripotent stem cells
Ludovic Vallier, United Kingdom
16:45 - 17:00
Discussion