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Date & Venue

Symposium name

International Symposium on Skin Stem Cell Dynamics


May 14 (Sun) - 15 (Mon), 2023 (ISID2023: May 10 - 13, 2023 @ Keio Plaza Hotel)

It will be held immediately following the 1st International Society for Investigative Dermatology (ISID 2023), May 10-13, at the Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo.


Ito Hall, Ito International Research Center, The University of Tokyo


7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033

About the Symposium

The International Symposium on Skin Stem Cell Dynamics will be held on May 14-15, 2023 at the Ito International Research Center at the University of Tokyo. The symposium will share the latest research findings on skin stem cells and discuss the rapidly advancing research in this field.


The symposium will focus on stem cell dynamics. Stem cells have been shown to be involved in various biological processes ranging from development, regeneration, and homeostasis to aging and disease. In these processes, stem cells exhibit remarkable plasticity and robustness in response to external and internal changes. Furthermore, it is becoming clear that the interaction between stem cells and their microenvironment is a key component of their dynamic nature. Given the potential applications of stem cells in medicine and drug discovery, many participants from ISID 2023 are expected to attend the conference. Through discussions at the conference, we hope to deepen our understanding of the nature of stem cells in skin and gain new insights into strategies for overcoming intractable skin diseases for which there are no established treatments and for complete skin regeneration.


In order to enhance discussion and networking among participants, the size of the symposium is expected to be approximately 120 people. In addition, a networking dinner "Meet the Experts" is planned for the evening of the first day. We also hope that this symposium will provide an opportunity for early career researchers from Japan, Asia, and around the world to explore cutting-edge science and interact directly with skin and stem cell researchers.

This Symposium is a part of RIKEN Symposium Series.

Symposium organizer

Aiko Sada (Kumamoto University)

Emi Nishimura (University of Tokyo)

Hironobu Fujiwara (RIKEN)

Organizer: International Symposium on Skin Stem Cell Dynamics

Co-organizers: RIKEN, Japan Skin Research Club (JSRC)


update on March 26, 2023


Introduction of speakers

The talk by Angela Christiano has been cancelled.


All symposium attendees must register for the symposium. Please register using the form below.


Abstract deadline for oral presentation: February 23, 2023

Abstract deadline for poster presentation: March 31, 2023

Registration deadline: April 7, 2023

Notification of selection results for poster and oral presentations is scheduled for mid-April or later. We apologize for the delay in contacting you.

Registration fee and banquet fee: 

Registration fee

General: 5,000 yen

Student: free


Banquet (Day 1, May 14)
General: 5,000 yen
Student: 1,000 yen

Please pay by credit card. We will contact you by e-mail regarding the payment method.


Abstract Form: Please download the abstract form here.

Registration form

Sponsorship, Exhibition, and Donation

The International Symposium on Skin Stem Cell Dynamics will bring together skin stem cell researchers from around the world to share breakthroughs and advances from diverse aspects of the field of skin biology and medicine. The symposium will provide great opportunities for sponsors and exhibitors to interact with principal investigators, industry executives and physicians. Thus, we would like to offer the following sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities. For more information, please contact the secretariat below.


  1. Session Sponsor

  2. Luncheon Seminar

  3. Evening Seminar

  4. Keynote Lecture

  5. Special Sessions

  6. Meet the Expert session

  7. Exhibition

  8. Booth Exhibition

  9. Advertisement

  10. Program Book Advertising

  11. Donation


International Symposium on Skin Stem Cell Dynamics 

Secretariat: Asako Nakagawa

E-mail: asako.nakagawa(at)

Tel: +81 (0)78-306-3171

Application deadline: 31st January (Tuesday), 2023


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Sponsors & Partners

This symposium is supported by the following companies and organizations.


PlasMEDi Inc.

Shiseido Company, Limited


Eli Lilly Japan K.K.

Sun Pharma Japan Limited



Orchard Bio Inc


AbbVie GK

Bristol-Myers Squibb K.K.

Smith & Nephew KK 

FUJIFILM Corporation 

KOSÉ Corporation

UCB Japan Co. Ltd.

Carl Zeiss Co.,Ltd.




Amgen K.K.

Japan Tissue Engineering Co., Ltd.

Mandom Corporation


Maruho Co., Ltd.


Kao Corporation

Premier Anti-Aging, Co., Ltd.


The Uehara Memorial Foundation

The NOVARTIS Foundation(Japan) for the Promotion of Science


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