The Vatican conference was beyond anything I have ever experienced. The cutting edge content, quality and commentary provided by the speakers was exceptional. … I am profoundly grateful to have been part of it, even if just as a listener and clinician.
Daniel Carlin, MD, Founder and President, WorldClinic
The conference in Rome was simply… awe-inspiring. I never would have thought in my lifetime that for one, stem cell therapy would become a real and viable option for healing, but that second, the necessary discussion around it would be hosted at the Vatican. This was the perfect time and location to convene so many of the world’s leading scientists, doctors, advocates and faith leaders to start the global conversation in earnest about “Regenerative Medicine and its Cultural Impact.” I am quite honored to have been included in the conference and found every one of the panels and presentations fascinating. I feel equipped and eager to further along the well-laid conversation.
Raymond G. Chambers, The Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Health in Agenda 2030 and for Malaria, United Nations
We were blown away by the program and the quality of participants as well as the coordination of all the events, which made it even more special. … All the comments I have heard have been really positive and none more so than those from the presenters themselves. Everybody I spoke with was really enthusiastic.
Bruce Eames, Executive Chairman, Quantlab Financial, LLC.
As majority leader I have traveled lots of places but never have I had such perfect service, guides, rooms, food and attention to detail. From beginning to end.
The Honorable William H. Frist, MD,, Former U.S. Senator from Tennessee and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader
What an unforgettable event this was, and I was truly honored to be in the company of such brilliant minds, including Holy Father Pope Francis, Vice President Joe Biden as well as the world-renowned panelists and moderators. … As healthcare leaders, we know the medicine of tomorrow lies in the collaboration of today. Some of the world’s foremost leaders in the field were able to share and discuss breakthroughs in cellular medicine, and I learned a tremendous amount during the conference. … I commend you for producing such an informative conference on such pertinent and critical subjects. It will certainly be an event I will never forget.
Robert C. Garrett, President and CEO, Hackensack University Health Network
The conference was not only a huge success attracting hundreds of delegates, numerous speakers and sponsors who provided great intellectual and social interaction for the participants, but also brought the unique opportunity to interact with the men and women who have dedicated their professional lives to the health of our sons and daughters. There is nothing more powerful than when this community comes together to share ideas, stories, and hope. My involvement was filled with opportunities for personal growth, networking, learning and some fun!
Ambassador Eugene-Richard Gasana, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Rwanda to the United Nations in New York
Congratulations. It was superb. What an excellent job… Each event exceeded expectations.
David Haug, Senior Managing Director and Co-Founder, Arctas Capital Group
Congratulations on a superb conference at the Vatican. The most meaningful conference I have ever attended.
Robert Hariri, MD, PhD, Co-Founder and President, Human Longevity, Inc.
Unbelievable conference … we were in ultimate awe listening at each speaker with his/her contributions to the field and the entire experience at the conference.
Josephine J. Hoh, PhD, Associate Professor With Tenure of Epidemiology (Environmental Health) and of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Yale University
One of the most fascinating programs I have ever attended. It was amazing! Meeting the Pope was incredible!
Mohit Khera, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
Truly an incredible and eye opening experience. The venue was terrific and so different from the typical scientific meeting I commonly attend. The mix of journalists, philanthropists, scientists, patients and industry partners created a perspective that I have never seen in any other meeting. I also never realized the potential for the political influence of the Pope and the Vatican in supporting the emerging fields of cellular therapies and regenerative medicine.
Joanne Kurtzberg, MD, Director, Carolina Cord Blood Bank, Chief Scientific Officer, Robertson Clinical and Translational Cell Therapy Program and Director, Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
The event was unbelievably powerful and will be unforgettable for everyone in attendance. It was one of the most moving, invigorating, provocative and fascinating event that I have ever attended. To say that [it] moved the needle is an understatement. I didn’t talk to a single person who wasn’t truly impressed regarding what they were experiencing. A landmark event that I believe will be recognized as an inflection point for the field.
Douglas W. Losordo, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, Clinical, Medical and Regulatory Affairs , Caladrius Biosciences
A truly amazing meeting … the Cellular Horizons conference brought in patient perspectives, ethical, regulatory and access issues by far and aware the best I have ever seen.
Grant McArthur, PhD, Professor, University of Melbourne and Associate Director of Cancer Research, Sir Peter MacCallum Cancer Center
It was a magical and mesmerizing experience both on professional and personal fronts.
Vimal D. Mehta, CEO and Chairman, BioXcel Corporation
Thank you for the fantastic experience! It was truly out of this world. Lots of memories to cherish!
Krishnan “Nandu” Nandabalan, PhD, President & CSO, BioXcel Corporation
I left Rome feeling not only incredibly inspired but hopeful and re-energized with the future of regenerative medicine as it relates not only to Type 1 [Diabetes] but so many other autoimmune diseases. It was truly an honor for us to have been included.
Karen Panzirer, Type 1 Diabetes Research Advocate
What a great conference! Congratulations on a successful event.
David A. Pearce, PhD, President, Research, Sanford Health; Senior Scientist, Children’s Health Research Center; and Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota
It was a spectacular event … and it ran flawlessly.
Marc S. Penn, MD, PhD, President and Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, Bosarge Life Sciences
Really outstanding. This was the best conference I have been to in many years. Congratulations!
Jovanka Porsche, Co-Founder and CEO, HP Capital Partners
Great conference. We all had many quality discussions and learned a lot. It was a terrific experience.
Derek K. Rapp, President and Chief Executive Officer, JDRF
A truly spectacular meeting. The science, advocacy, participants, venue and attention to detail were all outstanding.
Fred Sanfilippo, MD, PhD, Director, Emory – Georgia Tech Healthcare Innovation Program, and Medical Director – Trustee, The Marcus Foundation
The three days were fantastic, full of inspiring moments and “break my mind innovations.” It was a big pleasure, being a contributing part of your conference. The whole meeting was so well organised and a unique exchange of knowledge and remarkable speeches where medicine should go and which place stem cell therapy should have in the future. I can’t express enough in words how I felt during the three days – astonishing.
Philip Schoettle, MD, PhD, Medical Director of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Isar Klinikum
The science [at the conference] was spectacular on many fronts. … From beginning to end it was an incredible success. Congratulations!
Sanford Simon, PhD, Professor, Cellular Biophysics, The Rockefeller University
It was an inspiring experience. So glad we could add to the conversation.
Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD, FRCS(C), FACS, Chairman and CEO, NantWorks
The most incredible conference. From the venue, the amazing program, the clinicians, the researchers, and the government officials it was truly outstanding!!! This will be a game changer for patients and the future for cancer and regenerative medicine.
Samantha Surrey, Managing Partner, Regenerative Medicine Fund, Surrey Capital Partners
The conference was a true master piece. What I like the best is that it included everyone from researchers to physicians, to company managements, regulatory authorities and patients. The sequence of panels and presentations this year flowed beautifully, literally creating a narrative each day.
Edward A. Tenthoff, Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst, Piper Jaffray
I attend many meetings every year, and this one was so exceptional that I felt that I needed to thank you for your vision and work in organizing it and for giving me the honor of participating in it. … I was deeply impressed with the quality of thought and feeling that went into the conference and the role of the Pontifical Council for Culture. … I left the meeting with great hopes for the transformation that will come from the ideas and understanding shared there, and deeply moved by the extraordinary people who are working to create this change.
Jakub Tolar, MD, PhD, Professor and Director, Stem Cell Institute, University of Minnesota
Congratulations on a wonderful and exceptional conference and the tremendous impact that conference has accomplished in making the world a better place for all! God’s mercy was readily evident. From a personal perspective, it was one of the highlights of my career and life. I was greatly touched both spiritually and professionally. … Thank you for allowing us to have platform to advocate for the children of the world who are suffering with cancer and other diseases.
Tanya M. Trippett, MD, Associate Attending Pediatrician and Director, Pediatric Developmental Therapeutics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
The event was remarkable. It was truly motivational.
Neil K. Warma, President and CEO, Opexa Therapeutics, Inc.
Most impressive program, speakers and the best event yet.
Eric Wei, Managing Partner, RimAsia Capital Partners
A magnificent international stage for the collaboration and advancing the regenerative medicine into a practical cure and saving human life. … The knowledge learned from the Vatican Conference will lighten the pathway for our future basic and clinical studies.
Yong Zhao, MD, PhD, Associate Scientist, Hackensack University Medical Center

“The Vatican conference was beyond anything I have ever experienced. The cutting edge content, quality and commentary provided by the speakers was exceptional. … I am profoundly grateful to have been part of it, even if just as a listener and clinician.”

Daniel Carlin, MD,
Founder and President,
WorldClinic

“The conference in Rome was simply… awe-inspiring. I never would have thought in my lifetime that for one, stem cell therapy would become a real and viable option for healing, but that second, the necessary discussion around it would be hosted at the Vatican. This was the perfect time and location to convene so many of the world’s leading scientists, doctors, advocates and faith leaders to start the global conversation in earnest about “Regenerative Medicine and its Cultural Impact.” I am quite honored to have been included in the conference and found every one of the panels and presentations fascinating. I feel equipped and eager to further along the well-laid conversation.”

Raymond G. Chambers,
The Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Health in Agenda 2030 and for Malaria,
United Nations

“We were blown away by the program and the quality of participants as well as the coordination of all the events, which made it even more special. … All the comments I have heard have been really positive and none more so than those from the presenters themselves. Everybody I spoke with was really enthusiastic.”

Bruce Eames,
Executive Chairman,
Quantlab Financial, LLC.

“As majority leader I have traveled lots of places but never have I had such perfect service, guides, rooms, food and attention to detail. From beginning to end.”

The Honorable William H. Frist, MD,
Former U.S. Senator from Tennessee and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader

“What an unforgettable event this was, and I was truly honored to be in the company of such brilliant minds, including Holy Father Pope Francis, Vice President Joe Biden as well as the world-renowned panelists and moderators. … As healthcare leaders, we know the medicine of tomorrow lies in the collaboration of today. Some of the world’s foremost leaders in the field were able to share and discuss breakthroughs in cellular medicine, and I learned a tremendous amount during the conference. … I commend you for producing such an informative conference on such pertinent and critical subjects. It will certainly be an event I will never forget.”

Robert C. Garrett,
President and CEO, Hackensack University Health Network

“The conference was not only a huge success attracting hundreds of delegates, numerous speakers and sponsors who provided great intellectual and social interaction for the participants, but also brought the unique opportunity to interact with the men and women who have dedicated their professional lives to the health of our sons and daughters. There is nothing more powerful than when this community comes together to share ideas, stories, and hope. My involvement was filled with opportunities for personal growth, networking, learning and some fun!”

Ambassador Eugene-Richard Gasana,
Permanent Representative of the Republic of Rwanda to the United Nations in New York

“Congratulations. It was superb. What an excellent job… Each event exceeded expectations.”

David Haug,
Senior Managing Director and Co-Founder,
Arctas Capital Group

“Congratulations on a superb conference at the Vatican. The most meaningful conference I have ever attended.”

Robert Hariri, MD, PhD,
Co-Founder and President,
Human Longevity, Inc.

“Unbelievable conference … we were in ultimate awe listening at each speaker with his/her contributions to the field and the entire experience at the conference.”

Josephine J. Hoh, PhD,
Associate Professor With Tenure of Epidemiology (Environmental Health)
and of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Yale University

“One of the most fascinating programs I have ever attended. It was amazing! Meeting the Pope was incredible!”

Mohit Khera, MD, MPH,
Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

“Truly an incredible and eye opening experience. The venue was terrific and so different from the typical scientific meeting I commonly attend. The mix of journalists, philanthropists, scientists, patients and industry partners created a perspective that I have never seen in any other meeting. I also never realized the potential for the political influence of the Pope and the Vatican in supporting the emerging fields of cellular therapies and regenerative medicine.”

Joanne Kurtzberg, MD,
Director, Carolina Cord Blood Bank, Chief Scientific Officer, Robertson Clinical
and Translational Cell Therapy Program and Director, Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

“The event was unbelievably powerful and will be unforgettable for everyone in attendance. It was one of the most moving, invigorating, provocative and fascinating event that I have ever attended. To say that [it] moved the needle is an understatement. I didn’t talk to a single person who wasn’t truly impressed regarding what they were experiencing. A landmark event that I believe will be recognized as an inflection point for the field.”

Douglas W. Losordo, MD,
Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, Clinical, Medical and Regulatory Affairs
Caladrius Biosciences

“A truly amazing meeting … the Cellular Horizons conference brought in patient perspectives, ethical, regulatory and access issuesby far and aware the best I have ever seen.”

Grant McArthur, PhD,
Professor, University of Melbourne and Associate Director of Cancer Research
Sir Peter MacCallum Cancer Center

“It was a magical and mesmerizing experience both on professional and personal fronts.”

Vimal D. Mehta,
CEO and Chairman,
BioXcel Corporation

“Thank you for the fantastic experience! It was truly out of this world. Lots of memories to cherish!”

Krishnan “Nandu” Nandabalan, PhD,
President & CSO,
BioXcel Corporation

“I left Rome feeling not only incredibly inspired but hopeful and re-energized with the future of regenerative medicine as it relates not only to Type 1 [Diabetes] but so many other autoimmune diseases. It was truly an honor for us to have been included.”

Karen Panzirer,
Type 1 Diabetes Research Advocate

“What a great conference! Congratulations on a successful event.”

David A. Pearce, PhD,
President, Research, Sanford Health; Senior Scientist, Children’s Health Research Center;
and Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota

“It was a spectacular event … and it ran flawlessly.”

Marc S. Penn, MD, PhD,
President and Chief Medical and Scientific Officer,
Bosarge Life Sciences

“Really outstanding. This was the best conference I have been to in many years. Congratulations!”

Jovanka Porsche,
Co-Founder and CEO,
HP Capital Partners

“Great conference. We all had many quality discussions and learned a lot. It was a terrific experience.”

Derek K. Rapp,
President and Chief Executive Officer, JDRF

“A truly spectacular meeting. The science, advocacy, participants, venue and attention to detail were all outstanding.”

Fred Sanfilippo, MD, PhD,
Director, Emory
– Georgia Tech Healthcare Innovation Program, and Medical Director – Trustee,
The Marcus Foundation

“The three days were fantastic, full of inspiring moments and “break my mind innovations.” It was a big pleasure, being a contributing part of your conference. The whole meeting was so well organised and a unique exchange of knowledge and remarkable speeches where medicine should go and which place stem cell therapy should have in the future. I can’t express enough in words how I felt during the three days – astonishing.”

Philip Schoettle, MD, PhD,
Medical Director of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine,
Isar Klinikum

“The science [at the conference] was spectacular on many fronts. … From beginning to end it was an incredible success. Congratulations!”

Sanford Simon, PhD,
Professor, Cellular Biophysics,
The Rockefeller University

“It was an inspiring experience. So glad we could add to the conversation.”

Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD,
FRCS(C), FACS, Chairman and CEO,
NantWorks

“The most incredible conference. From the venue, the amazing program, the clinicians, the researchers, and the government officials it was truly outstanding!!! This will be a game changer for patients and the future for cancer and regenerative medicine.”

Samantha Surrey,
Managing Partner, Regenerative Medicine Fund,
Surrey Capital Partners

“The conference was a true master piece. What I like the best is that it included everyone from researchers to physicians, to company managements, regulatory authorities and patients. The sequence of panels and presentations this year flowed beautifully, literally creating a narrative each day.”

Edward A. Tenthoff,
Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst,
Piper Jaffray

“I attend many meetings every year, and this one was so exceptional that I felt that I needed to thank you for your vision and work in organizing it and for giving me the honor of participating in it. … I was deeply impressed with the quality of thought and feeling that went into the conference and the role of the Pontifical Council for Culture. … I left the meeting with great hopes for the transformation that will come from the ideas and understanding shared there, and deeply moved by the extraordinary people who are working to create this change.”

Jakub Tolar, MD, PhD,
Professor and Director, Stem Cell Institute, University of Minnesota

“Congratulations on a wonderful and exceptional conference and the tremendous impact that conference has accomplished in making the world a better place for all! God’s mercy was readily evident. From a personal perspective, it was one of the highlights of my career and life. I was greatly touched both spiritually and professionally. … Thank you for allowing us to have platform to advocate for the children of the world who are suffering with cancer and other diseases.”

Tanya M. Trippett, MD,
Associate Attending Pediatrician and Director, Pediatric Developmental Therapeutics,
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

“The event was remarkable. It was truly motivational.”

Neil K. Warma,
President and CEO,
Opexa Therapeutics, Inc.

“Most impressive program, speakers and the best event yet.”

Eric Wei,
Managing Partner,
RimAsia Capital Partners

“A magnificent international stage for the collaboration and advancing the regenerative medicine into a practical cure and saving human life. … The knowledge learned from the Vatican Conference will lighten the pathway for our future basic and clinical studies.”

Yong Zhao, MD, PhD,
Associate Scientist,
Hackensack University Medical Center