2nd SOCRATES Scientific Meeting 2014


Clinical Translation of Stem Cell Extracellular Vesicles

Congress Announcement:

The Society for Clinical Research and Translation of Extracellular Vesicles Singapore (SOCRATES) will be organising the SOCRATES Scientific Meeting 2014 on 3rd-4th November at Matrix, A*STAR Biopolis, Singapore. SOCRATES was started by a group of clinicians and scientists to promote research and translation of extracellular vesicles in Singapore. The main theme of SOCRATES Scientific Meeting 2014 will be Clinical Translation of Stem Cell EVs. The sub-themes will be Cells versus EVs and Challenges to clinical translation of EVs.

The field of Stem Cell-based therapy is slowly but surely undergoing a paradigm shift from a cell- to a secretion-based mechanism of action. And increasingly, it has been shown that the active therapeutic agent in stem cell secretion is lipid membrane vesicles known as extracellular vesicles. Despite its relative novelty, academicand industry research activity in the field of stem cell EVs and their therapeutic applications has expanded exponentially over the last few years. There is an urgent need for academic and industry scientists to meet and share their experiences.

Through this meeting, SOCRATES hopes to catalyze activity in this field, reduce research redundancy and wastage, and expedite the clinical development of stem cell EVs. SOCRATES would like to invite you to this meeting to share and learn more about this exciting new area of stem cell-derived therapeutic agent.

Registration & Abstract:

Regular Delegate Pass – SGD $300.00

Group Registration (Non-Member / 10 pax) – SGD 52,500.00 Group

Registration (SOCRATES Member / 10 pax) – SGD $2,000.00

Student – SGD $150.00

We welcome Scientific Posters and Short Oral Communications presentation on EVs.




Ahmed Ibrahim

Research Scientist, Capricorn Therapeutics

Dominique de Kleijn

Research Professor, National University Health Systems, Cardiovascular Research institute

Ho Han Kiat

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy, National University of Singapore

Igor Kurochkin

Principal Investigator, A*STAR Bioinformatics Institute

Jakob Tolar

Professor, University of Minnesota

John Sinden

Chief Scientific Officer, ReNeuron

Lai Ruenn Chai

Senior Research Fellow, A*STAR IMB

Lambros Kordelas

University Hospital, Institute of Transfusion Medicine, University Duisburg-Essen

Lim Sai Kiang

Research Director , A*STAR IMB

Luis A. Ortiz

Associate Professor, Director, Division of Occupational Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

Ralph Huss

Chief Scientific Officer, Apceth

Richard Simpson

Professor, La Trobe University

Wang Zhiping

Director (Research Program), A*STAR SIMTECH

Yang D. Dai

Assistant Professor, The Scripps Research Institute, San Diego, California

Proudly organized by SOCRATES – Society for Clinical Research And Translation of Extracellular Vesicles Singapore
In conjunction with International Society of Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV), A*STAR IMB, KKH, NUH, NUS, ICIN & UMC


Matrix, A*STAR Biopolis, Singapore


3 – 4 November 2014

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Be part of the only local organization on extracellular vesicles that is associated with the International Society of Extracellular vesicle.