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Dear Colleagues,

It is our great honor and pleasure to invite you to the 10th annual meeting of the Asian Cellular Therapy Organization Meeting to be held on November 7-9, 2019 in Sapporo, Japan. ACTO was developed from the Asian Regional Meeting of the International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT) in 2011 to promote region-oriented development of cellular therapy. Since then, cellular therapy has been remarkably advanced by multidisciplinary approaches involving academia, industry, regulatory bodies, clinicians, and allied health professionals.

This year, ACTO meeting will present the most up-to date and scientific discussions in the field of cellular therapy including hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, immunotherapy such as CAR-T cell therapy, regenerative medicine, gene therapy and regulatory issues. All participants will share the latest knowledge and experience and enjoy the unique opportunity to make further collaboration among physicians, researchers and regulators.

Sapporo is the largest city on Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido. The city is one of the best sightseeing cities in Japan, known widely for its beautiful snow, vast nature, great dining options and also for hosting the Olympic Winter Games in 1972. Please explore and enjoy the nature and a treasure trove of Hokkaido gourmet.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Sapporo in November 2019.

Takanori Teshima

The 10th Asian Cellular Therapy Organization Meeting
Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology
Deputy-Director of Hokkaido University Hospital