Day 1 - 10 June 2014

8:00 - 9:15 Registration
9:15 - 9:30 IMGP0280smOpening
Dr. Avi Treves
Sheba Medical Center, Chairman, Israstem 2014, Israel
09:30 - 10:10
Plenary Session:
Prof. Joseph
Jeanne F LoringStem Cell Genomics and Therapy for Neurodegenerative Disease
Prof. Jeanne Loring
Dept. of Chemical Physiology, Center for Regenerative Medicine, The Scripps Research Institute, California, USA
10:10 - 10:40 Coffee Break
  Hall A - Rayman Central Hall B - Rayman West Hall C - Rayman East
10:40 - 12:40 Prof  Itskovitz Joseph passport photo recentSession A:
New Technologies and Tools in Translation

Chair: Prof. Joseph Itskovitz-Eldor
Jonathan Leor photo PSE Session B:
Regenerative Cardiovascular Medicine

Chair: Prof. Jonathan Leor
shulamit levenberg.2Session C:
Cell Therapy in Tissue Engineering and Connective Tissues
Chair: Prof. Shulamit Levenberg
10:40 - 11:00
Keynote Lectures
Building Bridges from Research to Therapy: a Roadmap for the Successful Generation of Clinical-Grade IPSCs
Dr. Thomas Fellner
CDO, Lonza, Inc, Walkersville, USA
Heart Development and Regeneration: Fixing a Broken Heart
Prof. Eldad Tzahor
Department of Biological Regulation, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Biomaterials Regulate Stem Cell Fate
Prof. Smadar Cohen
Biotechnology Engineering, Ben-Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel
11:00 - 11:20 Scaling-Up Stem Cell Manufacturing
Jose Castillo
Cell Culture Technologies, Pall LifeSciences, Brussels, Belgium
VEGF: More Than Just an Angiogenic Factor
Prof. Eli Keshet
Developmental Biology and Cancer Research, The Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
Translation of Stem Cell Therapies for Skeletal Disorders
Prof. Dan Gazit

Faculty of Dental Medicine, The Hebrew University–Hadassah, Jerusalem, Israel
11:20 - 11:40 Integrated Research Tools for Stem Cells Differentiation and Characterization
Ella Buzhor
Biology, LifeMap Sciences, Tel Aviv, Israel
Cell and Gene Therapy Strategies for Myocardial Repair
Prof. Lior Gepstein
Rappaort Faculty of Medicine and Research Institute, Technion, Haifa, Israel
Engineering Vascularized Tissue for Muscle Regeneration
Dr. Yulia Shandalov
Biomedical Engineering, Technion, Haifa, Israel
11:40 - 12:00 ‘Next-Generation’ Biobanking for Health Innovation
Dr. Assaf Bahat
Kalia Biotech, Kibbutz Kalia, Israel
The Dark Side of the Force: Mesenchymal Stromal/Stem Cells in Heart Repair
Prof. Jonathan Leor

Cardiovascular Research Institute and Regenerative Medicine Center, Tel-Aviv University and Sheba Medical Center, Israel
Tuning the Ratio of Synthetic to Natural Components in a Biosynthetic Hydrogel for Optimal MSC Chondrogenic Differentiation
Dr. Roni Wechsler
Regentis Biomaterials, Or Akiva, Israel
12:00 - 12:20 A Novel Xeno-Free Culture System for the Isolation and Expansion of hMSC from Various Sources for Cell Therapy Applications
Dr. Mira Genser-Nir
Biological Industries, Beit-Haemek, Israel
Use of Genetically Engineered Cells for Vascularization: Convergence of Cell and Gene Therapies
Prof. Moshe Flugelman
Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
Stem Cells Feel into their Surroundings by Nuclear Mechanosensitivity
Dr. Amnon Buxboim
Life Sciences & Bioengineering, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
12:20 - 12:40 Safety and Efficacy of Placental eXpanded (PLX-PAD) Cells in the Treatment of Muscle Injury
Dr. Esther Lukasiewicz Hagai
Clinical and Medical Affairs, Pluristem Therapeutics, Haifa, Israel
Stem Cell Transplantation Reverses Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation (IMR)
Prof. Arnon Blum  
Department of Internal Medicine, The Baruch Padeh Medical Center, Poriya, Israel
Use of Immature Dental Pulp Stem Cells for Maxillary Sinus Bone Restoration.
Clinical Cases Report

Camila Favero de Oliveira
Genetic, Butantan Institute, Ribeirão Preto / SP, São Paulo, Brazil
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 14:40
Plenary Session:
Prof. Ella Naparstek
Stephen Minger Innovating Preclinical Drug Discovery & Human Cell Therapy
Dr. Stephen Minger
Global Head of Research and Development for Cell Technologies, GE Healthcare Life Sciences, UK
14:40 - 15:10 Coffee Break
  Hall A - Rayman Central Hall B - Rayman West 
15:10 - 16:50 sigalit Session D:
Quality, Regulatory, Bioassays and Manufacturing Challenges
Chair: Dr. Sigalit Ariely-Portnoy
Co chair: Dr. Ofra Axelrod
Naparstek Session E:
Hematological Diseases and Immunotherapy
Chair: Prof. Ella Naparstek
15:10 - 15:30
Keynote Lectures
Current Regulatory Topics in Europe
Dr. Ilona Reischl
AGES/BASG, Vienna, Austria
Apoptotic Cell Therapy for the Treatment of GvHD and Autoimmunity
Prof. Dror Mevorach
Internal Medicine Department, Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
15:30 - 15:50 ISCT 2014 Annual Meeting Report: Trends in Developments, Regulatory and Operations in Cell Therapy
Dr. Sigalit Ariely-Portnoy
Gsap, Shave-Zion, Israel
MSCs for GVHD: How does it Work? When does it work? Does it Work at All? Analysis of an Experience
Prof. Igor B. Resnick
Bone Marrow Transplantation, Hadassah-HUJI Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
15:50 - 16:10 Cellection of Stem Cells - Moving from biomarkers to Function: an Innovative Regulatory Pathway
Shai Yarkoni
Cellect biotechnology, Kfar Saba, Israel
NiCord®, Umbilical Cord Blood Expanded ex vivo with Nicotinamide, Provides Early and Long-term Multi-lineage Engraftment in Patients with Hematological Malignancies
Hadas Shoham Nissan
Gamida Cell, Jerusalem, Israel
16:10 - 16:30 Transferring Cell Therapy from the Bench to the Industry: Quality, Cost and Manufacturing Efficiency
Dr. Ohad Karnieli
Technology, Pluristem Therapeutics, Haifa, Israel
Immunotherapy of Hematologic Malignancies by Autologous and Allogeneic Cell Therapy; Past Accomplishment and Future Goals
Prof. Shimon Slavin
The International Center for Cell Therapy & Cancer Immunotherapy (CTCI)
Tel Aviv, Israel
16:30 – 16:50 Comparability Study: Managing Process Changes
Sigalit Ariely-Portnoy
Gsap, Shave-Zion, Israel
Blockade of PD-1 in Conjunction With Dendritic Cell/Myeloma Vaccines Following SCT
Dr. Tami Katz
Stem cell Transplantation Laboratory, Department of Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel

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