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Dubai Stem Cell Congress brings together leading experts and professionals in the fields of Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine from across the globe. The congress aims to provide a platform for exchanging insights and experiences in stem cell research and to support the advancement of stem cell therapies in the region. The tagline “The Hope That Brings Life” encapsulates the spirit of the Dubai Stem Cell Congress. Through its various sessions such as Patient Success Stories, Keynote Speeches, and Panel Discussions, the congress aims to be a beacon of hope and innovation towards a brighter future for all.

This year’s congress holds special significance as we proudly launch a new theme, “Connecting Hope”. An innovative platform that aims to connect scientists with patients that serves as a foundation for our Annual Dubai Stem Cell Congress through collaborative efforts, knowledge-sharing and scientific breakthroughs where we can connect hope & transform lives. 

26th-27th February, 2024
 Palazzo Versace, Jaddaf Waterfront,
Al Jaddaf, Dubai

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Humanitarian Award

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Best Contribution

The Great Initiative Mind

Unique Initiative

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Best Student

Ingenious Thinker

Best Researcher

Dr. Fatma Alhashimi

Dear Attendees,

We extend our warmest greetings & heartfelt welcome to the 2nd Edition of the Dubai Stem Cell Congress. It is with immense pleasure that we gather once again on the 26th – 27th February, 2024 at Palazzo Versace, Jaddaf Waterfront, Al Jaddaf, Dubai to exchange knowledge & insights in the field of Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine, supporting the advancement of stem cell therapies in the region. This year’s congress holds special significance as we proudly launch a new theme, “Connecting Hope”. An innovative platform that aims to connect scientists with patients that serves as a foundation for our Annual Dubai Stem Cell Congress through collaborative efforts, knowledge-sharing and scientific breakthroughs where we can connect hope & transform lives. We have also curated a diverse program that aims to shed light on the latest innovative technologies and treatments, as we collectively thrive to enhance the impact of stem cell research in the future of healthcare. Together, let us explore the endless possibilities & connect as a global community at the Dubai Stem Cell Congress – 2nd Edition to share knowledge & breakthroughs that impact lives worldwide. Science knows no boundaries & neither does hope.

We look forward to welcoming you all at Dubai Stem Cell Congress.

Best Regards,

Dr. Fatma Alhashimi
Chairperson of Dubai Stem Cell Congress

2024 Scientific Committee

Mrs. Kim Petrella

Nurse Coordinator
Delaware Perinatal Quality Collaborative
USA

Dr. Fatma Alhashimi

Chairperson of Dubai Stem Cell Congress, Director of Hortman Stem Cell Laboratory
UAE

Dr. Shaikha Almazrouei

Lead Researcher
Technology Innovation Institute
UAE

Dr. Sarkawt Hamad

Regenerative Medicine Scientist
University of Cologne
Marga-and-Walter-Boll-Laboratory
for Cardiac Tissue Engineering
Germany

PD Dr. Kurt Pfannkuche

Medical Faculty
University of Cologne
Marga-and-Walter-Boll-Laboratory
for Cardiac Tissue Engineering
Germany

Dr. Essam Abdelalim

Senior Scientist
at Qatar Biomedical
Research Institute (QBRI)
& Associate Professor at HBKU
Qatar

Prof. John Wagner, MD

Director of the Institute
for Cell Gene and Immunotherapies
University of Minnesota
USA

Dr. Edward Guindi

Gynaecologist & Former CEO
Cord: USE
USA

Dr. Shahrukh Hashmi

Medical Director (Dean) of Research
at SSMC/Mayo Clinic
Abu Dhabi
UAE

2024 Speakers

Mrs. Kim Petrella

Nurse Coordinator
Delaware Perinatal Quality Collaborative
USA

Dr. Sarkawt Hamad

Regenerative Medicine Scientist
University of Cologne
Marga-and-Walter-Boll-Laboratory
for Cardiac Tissue Engineering
Germany

PD Dr. Kurt Pfannkuche

Medical Faculty
University of Cologne
Marga-and-Walter-Boll-Laboratory
for Cardiac Tissue Engineering
Germany

Dr. Essam Abdelalim

Senior Scientist
at Qatar Biomedical
Research Institute (QBRI)
& Associate Professor at HBKU
Qatar

Prof. John Wagner, MD

Director of the Institute
for Cell Gene and Immunotherapies
University of Minnesota
USA

Patient Ambassadors Lead

Mahra Naji Aldarmaki

Thalassemia Survivor &
Cord Blood Transplant Recipient
UAE

Mohammed Naji Aldarmaki

Cord Blood Stem Cell Donor
for Mahra Naji
UAE

Mr. Matthew Farrow

The World's First Successful
Cord Blood Transplant Recipient
USA

Ms. Linda Kosinski

Leukemia Survivor
& Cord Blood Transplant Recipient
USA

Ms. Diane Paradise

5-time Lymphoma & Breast Cancer Survivor
Cord Blood Transplant Recipient
USA

Ms. Natalie Christensen

Mother and Caregiver
to Ariana Christensen
USA

Ms. Ariana Christensen

Medical Assistant
Fanconi Patient/ Successful Cord Blood
Transplant Recipient
USA

Highlights from DSCC - 1st Edition (2023)

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I also wanted to convey my thanks for an excellent organization of the congress, I did enjoy participating in it very much! My gratitude to Dr Fatma, she and her colleagues did a wonderful job in putting this conference together

Prof. Dr. Tim J. Schulz

Germany

You and Dr. Fatma have conducted the conference really well. Kudos to you and your team for making it a success.

Dr. Asawari Bapat

United Arab Emirates

Your warm hospitality and kindness have touched my heart. Thank you for this wonderful congress.

Dr. Maziah Yaacob

Malaysia

Thank you so much for perfect organization and everything you do for all participants. It was a pleasure to contribute information, but at the same time to get a lot of new ones”

Renata Mihalyova

Slovakia

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