The International Society for Stem Cell Application (ISSCA) has scheduled the first Cell Therapy and Tissue Engineering Fellowship in the upcoming year for March 5, 2018. The 6-day immersive program will be held in Seoul, Korea.
MIAMI, Nov. 9, 2017—The International Society for Stem Cell Application (ISSCA), a global leader in regenerative medicine education, research, and certification, will hold the first Cell Therapy and Tissue Engineering fellowship for the upcoming year on March 5, 2018, in Seoul, Korea.
Following up on the success of the organization’s series of fellowships in 2017, ISSCA decided to continue to offer the opportunity to graduate and post-doctoral students. Participants will engage with world-class stem cell and regenerative medicine experts in an immersive, hands-on experience focused on stem cell characterization and laboratory applications including cell culture, plating, trypsinization, harvesting, and cryopreservation. Fellowship attendants also gain an understanding of control tests including cell count, viability, flow cytometry, endotoxin, mycoplasma, and sterility.
“The very nature of stem cell therapy and tissue engineering necessitates practical, immersive, and skillfully monitored participation for students training in the application of stem cells,” says Benito Novas, ISSCA Public Relations Director and founder of Global Stem Cells Group. “The opportunity to actively engage while learning theoretical and analytical methods from mentors working to create new medical technologies and laboratory applications in one of the most rapidly growing areas of biomedical engineering is highly advantageous.
“Bio-medical scientists encounter many challenges before tissue engineering therapies reach clinical use and widespread application,” Novas says. “Cell therapy and tissue engineering offer vast potential for a career as a practitioner or researcher in which today’s students can be tomorrow’s pioneers in improving the efficacy of medical treatments and advancing the healthcare industry.”
And since so many tissues and organs are excellent candidates for engineering new treatments and cures for diseases, including blood vessel, bone, cartilage, liver, pancreas, peripheral nerve, and skin cells, the future of regenerative medicine has the potential to revolutionize disease remediation and tissue repair
The ISSCA Fellowship in Cell Therapy and Tissue Engineering is a 6-day workshop that offers a certificate of completion issued by ISSCA and Westminster International University in Seoul. Students who complete the fellowship become members of the ISSCA’s international network of regenerative medical professionals and standard setters, with access to events, resources, training, and support moving forward.
ISSCA is the only organization that provides a complete Cell Therapy and Engineering Tissue Fellowship focused on regenerative medicine. It is also the only fellowship of its kind supported by Korean Universities.
The International Society for Stem Cell Application (ISSCA) is a multidisciplinary community of scientists and physicians, all of whom aspire to treat diseases and lessen human suffering through advances in science, technology and the practice of regenerative medicine. ISSCA serves its members through advancements made to the specialty of regenerative medicine.
The ISSCA’s vision is to take a leadership position in promoting excellence and setting standards in the regenerative medicine fields of publication, research, education, training, and certification.
As a medical specialty, regenerative medicine standards and certifications are essential, which is why ISSCA offers certification training in cities all over the world. The goal is to encourage more physicians to practice regenerative medicine and make it available to benefit patients both nationally and globally. Incorporated under the Republic of Korea as a non-profit entity, the ISSCA is focused on promoting excellence and standards in the field of regenerative medicine.
ISSCA 2018 Korea Fellowship