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Safety of Stem Cell Derived Therapies: Trends and Future Technologies

A joint meeting with the UK Regenerative Medicine Platform (UKRMP), featuring leading speakers and tackling key issues

07–08 Oct 2019

Abstracts deadline: 06 Sep 2019

Registration deadline: 27 Sep 2019

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This important meeting, held at the John McIntyre Centre in Edinburgh, is brought to you by the UK Regenerative Medicine Platform (UKRMP) and the British Pharmacological Society.

Stem cell derived therapies are complex and diverse, so it is critical that we understand the challenges faced in getting clinical trials for these therapies approved.

Across two days, we will discuss how some therapies have made progress towards clinical trials, particularly in relation to assessing safety. We will also look at areas where new technologies can fill vital gaps, such as in combination therapies with smart materials. 

This meeting will be of particular interest to pharmacologists, those working in toxicology, clinicians, academics and industry. Regulators, including MHRA and FDA, will also be joining our panel discussions.

Hear from leaders in the field including Pete Coffey, Agnete Kirkeby, Martin Pera, Kevin Eggan and our key note speaker, Jane Lebkowski.

Find out more and register

This meeting will feature both oral communication and poster presentations. Please submit an abstract for the meeting before the deadline, 06 September 2019.

If you have any questions about the abstract submission process, please email


Submit a bursary 

Bursary deadline: 19 July 2019

Bursaries are available to eligible members of the British Pharmacological Society who are attending and presenting their work at the meeting. The maximum amount for individual bursaries and travel grants will usually be restricted to up to 75% of the aggregate cost of early bird registration, accommodation and travel for students and 50% for non-students. The maximum award per meeting as well as per year is £750 - this may be split over more than one meeting. Food and beverage costs and travel incidentals will not be reimbursed. Costs will be based on the Society’s assessment of the most economical mode of travel and a reasonable standard of accommodation. Eligible members are generally expected to have been a member of the Society for at least one year and must have submitted an abstract and be presenting in the poster and/or oral sessions at the meeting. All applications are subject to the Bursary Terms and Conditions.

Care support bursaries

Care support bursaries are also available to members who have caring responsibilities and would benefit from financial support towards caring costs. For further information, please click here.