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The scientific program consists of the some 30 distinguished invited speakers over 3-1/2 days and includes the Donald Metcalf Award Lecture, the McCulloch and Till Award Lecture, the Presidential Symposium and scientifically intriguing plenary, oral and poster sessions.

Scientific program categories

  • Re-programming and Epigenetics
  • HSC Biology
  • Progenitor Cell Biology
  • Microenvironment
  • Aging
  • Transplantation/Gene Therapy/Regenerative Medicine
  • Leukemia: Clinical/Experimental
  • Lymphoma
  • Developmental Biology
  • Genomics
  • Signaling
  • Transcriptional Control

Additionally, ISEH encourages and rewards excellence and innovation in experimental hematology by Young Investigators entering the field. The meeting is a unique and essential international gathering at which promising young investigators from around the world come together to meet with, learn from and present their findings to prominent figures and leading researchers in the field. See the Young Investigators section for special programs and activities.

Confirmed Speakers by Topic

Presidential Symposium: Metabolism in Normal and Malignant Hematopoiesis 
Celeste Simon, University of Pennsylvania
Toshio Suda, Keio University, Japan
Eduardo Moreno, University of Bern, Switzerland

McCulloch and Till Lecture  
Iannis Aifantis, Associate Professor of Pathology at the NYU School of Medicine, Early Career Scientist at Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA

Metcalf Lecture
Hal Broxmeyer, Indiana University School of Medicine, USA

Re-programming and Epigenetics
Peter Lansdorp, British Columbia Cancer Research Center, Canada

HSC Biology
Connie Eaves, British Columbia Cancer Agency, Canada
Andreas Trumpp, Department of Cell Biology, German Cancer Research Center, Germany

Progenitor Cell Biology
David Artis, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Claus Nerlov, The University of Edinburgh, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, UK

Microenvironment
Takashi Nagasawa, Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences, Kyoto University, Japan
Shahin Rafii, Weill Cornell Medical College, USA

Aging
Lenhard Rudolph, University of Ulm, Germany
Amy Wagers, Harvard Stem Cell Institute, USA
Emmanuel Passegue, University of California, San Francisco, USA

Transplantation/Gene Therapy/Regenerative Medicine
Hans Peter Kiem, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and University of Washington School of Medicine, USA
Chris Baum, Hannover Medical School, Germany

Leukemia
Jean Wang, University of Toronto and the Ontario Cancer Institute, Canada
Ali Shilatifard, Shilatifard Lab, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, USA
Christian Buske, University of Ulm, Germany
Tony Green, Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, UK
Guy Sauvageau, Université de Montréal, Canada

Lymphoma
Lou Staudt, National Institute of Health, USA

Developmental Biology
Hanna Mikkola, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Genomics
Henk Stunnenberg, Nijmegen Centre for Molecular Life Sciences, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Ali Karsan, British Columbia Cancer Agency, Canada
Sam Aparicio, British Columbia Cancer Agency, Canada

Signaling
Michael Sieweke, Center of Immunology, Marseille-Luminy, France
Timm Schroeder, Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen– German, Research Center for Environmental Health, Germany 

Transcriptional Control
Daniel G. Tenen, Cancer Science Institute, National University of Singapore, and Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Harvard Medical School, Singapore and USA
Doug Higgs, University of Oxford, UK

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