Melbourne secures stem cell research conference

Melbourne has won a bid to host the 16th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) in 2018.

The annual meeting is the largest forum for stem cell and regenerative medicine professionals from around the world.

The event will be held at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) over four days in June 2018, and will contribute AUS$13 million to the state's economy, attracting an estimated 3,000 delegates. It will welcome the world's leading stem cell researchers, physicians and government and health officials to Melbourne to exchange knowledge and share best practice.

Melbourne Convention Bureau chief executive Karen Bolinger said: ""Securing this meeting is a major coup for Melbourne and for Victoria and recognition of our expert community of stem cell researchers." 

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