The International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT) is celebrating the success of the Society’s Silver Jubilee with a new record for registration at the ISCT 2017 London Annual Meeting.
The event took place at ExCeL London, 3-6 May, and was the largest ISCT annual meeting to date, with 1,586 participants, from 50 countries.
Almost 100 sessions were presented by over 200 experts from around the globe during the pre-conference day and the subsequent three-day scientific programme.
ISCT president Catherine Bollard said: “London and ExCeL have exceeded our expectations. The venue space was flexible enough that we could create distinct spaces for each of our activities – plenary sessions, poster areas, exhibition space, registration – with plenty of room for networking and relaxation.
“ExCeL’s Platinum Suite provided the necessary space for each of our smaller tracks, such as Quality and Operations or Strategies for Commercialisation, which don’t require the grand scale of the plenary sessions. Intimate spaces such as the venue’s South Gallery Rooms were perfect for committee meetings.”
Queenie Jang, executive director of ISCT said the society’s milestone meeting was two years in the making and added: “Both the conference attendance and delegates feedback exceeded our expectations.”
Andrew Swanston, head of sales, ExCeL London, said: “It was a pleasure to welcome The International Society for Cellular Therapy and we are delighted they had a successful event in London. From the outset, we worked closely with their team to understand their specific objectives, supporting them throughout the planning process, from initial discussions to the close of the congress.”