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2013 - CTS 2013 Congress (Milan)

Opening Plenary and Ceremony
07 July 2013  /  15:30 - 17:00

The Cell Transplant Society 22 Years After Inception: Hypes, Hopes and Impediments on the Path to Cures

Presenter: Camillo Ricordi, Miami, United States

Plenary: Gene Therapy and Nanotechnology
08 July 2013  /  08:00 - 09:30

Transplanting Genetically Corrected HSCs

Presenter: Luigi Naldini, Milan, Italy

Correction of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy by Genome Editing with Engineered Nucleases

Presenter: Charles Gersbach, Durham, United States

Engineering Immunological Tolerance

Presenter: Jeffrey A. Hubbell, Lausanne, Switzerland

Hot Topics in Cell Transplantation
08 July 2013  /  09:30 - 10:20

Effect of DNA demethylation on myoblasts differentiation and myogenesis

Presenter: Ileana Terruzzi, Milan, Italy

DNA Demethylation in Cell Transplantation

Presenter: Tiziana A.L. Brevini, Milan, Italy

Oral Communications 1
08 July 2013  /  11:50 - 12:30

Pretransplant Infusion Of Donor Stem Cells Opens Gateway To Tolerance Associated With Induction Of Regulatory T-Cells - Single Centre Experience In Living Donor Renal Transplantation

Presenter: Hargovind Trivedi, Ahmedabad, India

Mesenchymal stem cells preconditioned with proinflammatory cytokines enhance T cell inhibition by the downregulation of CD25 on activated T cells, expression of immunosuppressive factors and increase of regulatory T cells

Presenter: Kisha Nandini Sivanathan, Adelaide, Australia

Localized immune modulation with fingolimod for allogeneic islet transplantation into a biohybrid device

Presenter: Carmen Fotino, Miami, United States

Oral Communications 2
08 July 2013  /  13:30 - 14:40

Oxygen Generating Biomaterial Mitigates Hypoxia Induced Apoptosis on Pancreatic Islets

Presenter: Maria Coronel, Miami, United States

A new generation of implantable constructs: developing implants that make of the endogenous responses and of the host body respectively the effectors and the bioreactor of tissue regeneration

Presenter: Massimiliano Gaetani, Palermo, Italy

State of the Art: Muscle, Bone, and Cartilage
08 July 2013  /  14:40 - 15:40

Engineering Novel Cellular Products for the Regeneration of the Musculoskeletal Tissues

Presenter: Pier Maria Fornasari, Bologna, Italy

Stem Cells and Muscular Dystrophies

Presenter: Yvan Torrente, Milan, Italy

Cellular Cardiomyoplasty based on Muscle Derived Stem Cells

Presenter: Johnny Huard, Pittsburgh, United States

Oral Communications 3
08 July 2013  /  16:10 - 17:00

Circulating miR-375 levels after islet transplantation in humans: a biomarker of ongoing beta cell injury

Presenter: Lorenzo Piemonti, Milan, Italy

Imaging and targeting pancreatic islets with Aptamers

Presenter: Giacomo Lanzoni, Miami, United States

Oral Communications 4
08 July 2013  /  17:00 - 18:10

Hypoxic preconditioning potentiates hepatotrophic, antiapoptotic, and prosurvival effects of mesenchymal stem cells on co-cultured human hepatocytes by a reactive oxygen species dependent, non-paracrine mechanism

Presenter: Hong Qin, London, United Kingdom

Amniotic membrane-derived cells produce specific soluble factor(s) which reduce lung fibrosis and preserve pulmonary function in bleomycin-injured mice

Presenter: Anna Cargnoni, Brescia, Italy

Heterogeneity and the role of aging in the activation of Isl1+ endogenous cardiovascular progenitor cell clones isolated from human neonates and adults

Presenter: Eric Tsay, Riverside, United States

Human Amniotic Epithelial Cell Transplantation Improves Survival in a Mouse Model of Acute Liver Failure

Presenter: Roberto Gramignoli, Stockholm, Sweden



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