For the second straight year, Kyoto University’s Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) will serve as a co-organizer of the 2013 World Stem Cell Summit, which will take place at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California on December 4-6. The event, put on by the Genetics Policy Institute (GPI), features a program that includes seminars from 170 leading authorities in the stem cell and regenerative medicine community, poster forums, and exhibition booths in an effort to accelerate the development of stem cell therapies by building and strengthening collaborative networks. The World Stem Cell Summit is expected to bring together more than 1,200 participants from 40 countries.