Who can submit a poster to the Forum?

The World Stem Cell Summit and Phacilitate Leaders World Poster Forum welcomes submissions from all attendees, including scientists and researchers; representatives of industry; stem cell research funding organizations and economic development officials; members of Institutional Review Boards and Stem Cell Research Oversight Committees; patient advocacy organizations, patients, and representatives of related not-for-profit organizations; government agencies related to public health, such as NIH, FDA, EMEA, CMS, and their counterparts from around the globe; representatives from the insurance and finance industries; professors and students of medicine, physiology, biology, other relevant sciences, ethics, law, and other disciplines related to social implications; and practicing professionals.



Poster Forum topics

Attendees are welcome to submit posters in all areas of science, medicine, business, finance, regulation and law, ethics, policy, communications, and other topics related to the societal impact of stem cell research and the regenerative medicine field.

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Useful Information

  • Abstracts must be submitted in English.  No late abstracts or abstracts in any language other than English will be accepted.
  • Abstracts will only be accepted via online submission.
  •  The poster abstract must summarize the poster to which it relates in the length of a 3,000 characters or less (including punctuation and excluding the title).
    • The poster abstract title must be 250 characters or less (including punctuation).  The title should be carefully crafted to deliver the poster’s hypothesis and key message.
    • Authors: For each lead author, list that author’s name, institutional/organizational/enterprise affiliations, contact information, and financial and related disclosures when completing the online submission form. The names of all co-authors should be listed.
  • Authors may submit more than one abstract for presentation.
    Poster Forum 2019 WSCS
  • Proofread abstracts carefully before final submission.  Email confirmations and all additional poster forum correspondences will be sent via email to the submitting author only.
  • The poster presenter is responsible for all expenses associated with submission such as registration for the event, printing fees, travel and lodging, presentation of the poster, and any other fees associated with presentation of the poster.
  • There is no fee for abstract submission.  Nevertheless, you must be a registered attendee for the 2020 event to present your poster if your abstract is accepted. The Poster Forum Committee will review your submission and respond within two weeks of the final submission deadline or sooner via email.
  • The organizers of the event reserve the right to reject for presentation any submitted abstract for any reason.

Last Year’s Poster Winners

Last year posters were assessed based on creativity, scientific method, contribution to science and/or medicine and communicative power.

The top posters at last year’s summit were:

2019 Poster Award Recipient Hala Gabr with Alan Jakimo, JD
  • CRISPR- mediated Gene Modification of Hematopoietic Stem Cells in Beta Thalassemia IVS1-110 Mutation By Wael Aboelkheir and Hala Gabr from Military Medical Academy Egypt
  • Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocyte Proliferation is Enhanced by Co-Culture Female Mesenchymal Stem Cells through Activation of WNT Pathway by Amarylis Wanschel, Alessandro G. Salerno, Konstantinos E. Hatzistergos, Ivonne H. Schulman, Wayne Balkan, Joshua M. Hare, Marilia S. Zuttion, and Yu Wendou from University of Miami
  • Validation of an Axonal Injury Model by Scanning Electron Microscopy Imaging by AnnaLisa V. Wilson and Victorio M. Pozo Devoto from Meharry Medical College.

Last year the WSCS Poster Forum was overseen by Tina Belle of AlphaMed Press; Joshua Hunsberger, PhD, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine; and Alan L. Jakimo, RMF Senior Public Policy Research Fellow.

Photos from the WSCS Poster Forum