The Center for Stem Cell & Organoid Medicine (CuSTOM) will host a "Frontiers in Organoid Medicine Symposium", October 18-19, 2018 at Cincinnati Children's Hospital focused on accelerating academic-industry collaborations. 

Co-sponsored by CuSTOM and a number of leading biotechnology companies, this international symposium will focus on accelerating academic-industry collaborations and feature top academic researchers, industry scientists, as well as junior investigators who are emerging leaders in the field.

The symposium will be relatively small (~150 participants) with a range of focused topics from basic research to clinical and commercial translation of iPS cell and organoid technology. Workshop sessions will focus on major hurdles and opportunities in Organoid Medicine.

Registration is sold out.

Confirmed speakers include:

Kazutoshi Takahashi (Keynote), Kyoto University, Japan / Gladstone Institute, UCSF, USA

James Wells (Keynote), CuSTOM Cincinnati Children’s, USA


Fumihito Arai, Nagoya University, Japan
Shuibing Chen, Weill Cornell Medicine, USA

Kevin D'Amour, VIACYTE
Michael Helmrath, CuSTOM Cincinnati Children’s, USA
Meritxell Huch Gurdon Institute, Cambridge UK
Moo-Yeal Lee, Cleveland State University, USA
Kyle Loh, Stanford University, USA
Keitaro Matsumoto, Nagasaki University, Japan
Ryuji Morizane, Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA
Koichi Nakayama, Saga University, Japan
Toshiro Sato, Keio University, Japan
Jason Spence, University of Michigan, USA
Ryohichi Sugimura, Boston Children’s, USA                                                        Takanori Takebe, CuSTOM Cincinnati Children’s, USA
Shoji Takeuchi, University of Tokyo, Japan
Minoru Takasato, RIKEN, Japan
Joseph Wu, Stanford University, USA