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iCAST2019 - International Congress on Adipose Stem Cells Treatments

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Regenerative Medicine
Zurich, Switzerland
1 day course
150 attendees per session

Course details

Adipose tissue is a powerful source of stem cells for regenerative purposes, the use of these cells for treating human diseases will become standard in the upcoming years. A central figure in the collection of ASCs is the plastic surgeon, as he can be considered the first step in the process of disposing stem cell therapies. After harvesting, cells are processed and/or stored for years and eventually used in authorized stem cell treatments. The aim of this meeting is thus to become aware of the fact that this is really an A to Z process, from the plastic surgeon to the last specialist (according to the treatment). As this process does not exist yet, we will demonstrate how it could be conceived and designed to work in the real world.

We have worked on a very specific Agenda thinking on the limited time that you, our colleagues, dispose.

Starting at 10h00 and ending at 16h30 the same day.

It is specially designed for doctors who have a tight agenda.

This year in particular we will have the presence of the Swiss and European regulatory bodies to discuss the aspect of advanced cell therapy products during a round table in the afternoon.

Faculty Members:

Dr. Gianni Soldati

Dr. Massimo Costa

Prof. Guy Magalon

Dr. Sergio Furgiuele

Dr. Lee Applegate

Dr. Luca Mariotta

Dr. Concetta Quintarelli

Dr. Sophie Menkes

Dr. Kai Schlaudraff

Dr. Julia Djonova

Dr. Maria Cristina Galli

Recognized by Swiss Orthopaedics with 5 hours credit of post-graduated formation.

Recognized by the Swiss Plastic Surgery Association with the following credits: 4 Credits (fachspezifisch SWISS PLASTIC SURGERY) und 4 Credits free FB.

Educational methods

Video, Lectures

Advantages of the procedure

Participants will learn about technology for adipose tissue treatments but also for regulatory aspects, since these products will be considered as advanced cell therapy products.

Who is this course for?

Specialists in adipose tissue stem cell treatments: Plastic surgeons, applied scientists and specialists willing to learn and use adipose-derived stem cells for patient's treatments.

Clinical results

Results from clinical trials will be presented and discussed throughout the meeting.


09h00-09h50: Registration and coffee

09h50-10h10: Welcome - by Gianni Soldati et Massimo Costa

10h10-10h40: Clinical Trial on Scleroderma with adipose-derived stem cells. - Guy Magalon, Aix Marseille University, France

10h40-11h10: Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells Therapy for Treatment of Critical Limb Ischemia. - Sergio Furgiuele, Rome, Italy

11h10-11h40: Actual regulation for regenerative medicine in public and private institutions. - Lee Applegate, Lausanne, Switzerland

11h40-12h10: In vitro tenocyte differentiation of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells. - Luca Mariotta, Lugano,


12h10-12h40: Car-T cell production for gene therapy. - Concetta Quintarelli, Milano, Italy




14h00-14h20: Nanofat grafting in facial rejuvenation: an innovative technique. - Sophie Menkes, Geneva, Switzerland

14h20-14h40: Cellular Optimization of Nanofat. How to get SVF through condensation. - Kai Schlaudraff, Geneva,



14h40-16h30: ROUND TABLE ON ADVANCED CELL THERAPY PRODUCTS Moderated by: Julia Djonova, Maria Cristina Galli , Kai Schlaudraff, Guy Magalon, Gianni Soldati

14h30-14h45: The Swiss law on advanced cell therapy products. - Julia Djonova, Swissmedic, Bern, Switzerland.

14h45-15h00: Scientific and regulatory issues for developing advanced therapy medicinal products: an European

perspective. - Maria Cristina Galli, ISS, Roma, Italy

15h00-16h30: Questions, answers and discussion


16h30-16h45: Concluding remarks. -Gianni Soldati.

Coffee break and networking


Getting there

Arriving by Car

From St. Gallen/airport: via Rosengartenstrasse, Escher-Wyss-Platz (bridge), Hardturmstrasse, Förrlibuckstrass, Duttweilerstrasse (Toni-Molkerei building), Pfingstweidstrasse, Technoparkstrasse

From Bern/Basel: via Pfingstweidstrasse, Technoparkstrasse

From Lucerne/Chur: via Hardbrücke, Geroldstrasse exit ramp, Schiffbau, Technoparkstrasse

From Zurich: via Escher-Wyss-Platz, Hardstrasse or Hardturmstrasse


Arriving by Public Transport

  • Tram no. 4 to Technopark, walk 2 minutes
  • Tram no. 17 to Förrlibuckstrasse, walk 4 minutes
  • Tram no. 4, 13 or 17 to Escher-Wyss-Platz, walk 8 minutes
  • Bus no. 33 to Schiffbau, walk 4 minutes
  • Bus no. 72 to Schiffbau, walk 4 minutes
  • S-Bahn lines S3 / S5 / S6 / S7 / S9/ S12 / S15 / S16 to Hardbrücke, walk 8 minute


Where to stay

ibis budget Zurich City West

Technoparkstrasse 2 - 8005 ZURICH, SWITZERLAND

Tel: +41442762000


Novotel Zurich City-West Hotel 

Schiffbaustrasse 13, Am Turbinenplatz - 8005 ZURICH, SWITZERLAND

E-mail: [email protected]


Global Review
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Knowledge aquired
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Oct 11, 2019
Alexander B. It is always great to learn new things and this course is recommended
Mar 18, 2019
Dr. Damien B.
Dec 6, 2018
Dr. Stéphane L.


TechnoPark Zurich

Technoparkstrasse 1

8000 Zurich, Switzerland