Stem cell experts will meet in Hamburg in 2021

Congress Center Hamburg has won the bid to host the 2021 annual meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR).

The largest global gathering of stem cell scientists, ISSCR 2021 will bring as many as 4,000 researchers from around the world to Hamburg to share and discuss the latest news and discoveries in the stem cell field.

The event will take place at the CCH - Congress Center Hamburg, scheduled to reopen in 2020 and expected to rank among Europe’s largest conference centres.

"The new CCH presents itself as a top convention venue that offers a great platform for international knowledge sharing and innovation," said Bernd Aufderheide, president and CEO, Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH.

"We are very pleased to welcome the International Society for Stem Cell Research to the CCH - Congress Center Hamburg in 2021."

The ISSCR annual meeting includes a robust scientific program featuring top scientists from around the world presenting and discussing the latest findings in a variety of areas within the field of stem cell research.

ISSCR CEO Nancy Witty said: "We look forward to bringing the meeting to Hamburg, a beautiful city in Germany, where there is a vibrant scientific community.

"A number of research groups have collaborated in putting together a terrific venue to showcase the latest in stem cell research."

Damir Pavkovic, marketing director of the Life Science Nord cluster initiative, added: "The fact that Hamburg has won the international bid to host the world’s most important stem cell conference is a great recognition of the research accomplished within our cluster region.

"We are absolutely delighted with the decision and we would like to thank all of the stakeholders who have been involved in this fabulous success."

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