Stem Cells, Cell Therapies, and Bioengineering in Lung Biology and Diseases 

July 24-27, 2017
Hosted by the University of Vermont, Burlington, VT


The purpose of the meeting is to discuss current research, explore opportunities for new collaborations, and identify the most important needs and priorities for future progress in stem cell, cell therapy, and bioengineering approaches to explore lung biology and/or prevent and treat lung disease. 

Pre-Conference Hands on Workshop, Monday, July 24

Due to popular request, we will repeat an expanded hands-on session scheduled during the day on Monday, July 24th designed to provide opportunities for all investigators and trainees to learn up-to-date techniques relevant for lung stem cell, cell therapy, and bioengineering work. Please see Workshop link on the right side toolbar for more information. 

Earn Academic Credit - Regenerative Medicine Course

Earn academic credit while attending the conference by enrolling in the new UVM Larner College of Medicine course in regenerative medicine. To learn more: CLICK HERE.

Travel Awards (Application Deadline, Monday, May 1)

Nine Oral Presentation Travel Awards reserved for junior faculty and trainees will be selected through a blinded abstract review process. Trainees applying for a Travel Award, including the women-minority-disabled travel award, should submit a poster abstract by May 1, 2017.

Please use the standard ATS format for abstract presentation. Recommended poster size is 3' x 5'; poster boards and pushpins will be available at the poster session. Thematic poster sessions will happen at specific times during the conference. Please refer to the agenda for specific information. A Sample Abstract is available for review. 

Poster Presentation Abstract (Application Deadline, June 1)

All participants are strongly encouraged to present a poster describing current research. Abstracts must be submitted by June 1, 2017 to be included in the conference booklet.

Poster Award

Two poster awards will be decided based on a competitive scoring process at the conference. These awardees will receive a reimbursement of conference fees. 

Elevator Pitch Competition

A new feature of the 2017 conference is a one-minute elevator pitch competition where trainees are asked to present a one-minute synopsis of their work. This will be judged during the competition during Session IV on Wednesday, July 26. The trainees with the top two elevator pitches will receive a reimbursement of conference fees. 


A variety of lodging is available. Please note that the room blocks sometimes fill quickly; we encourage you to make your reservation as soon as possible to ensure your preferred location. The discounted Sheraton room rates expire on June 30. Please see Lodging link on the right side toolbar for more information. 

Other Information

Please review the "General Participant Information" for further details. 

Please CLICK HERE to register for the conference.