Skip to Content


MDS makes every effort to publish accurate information on the website. "Google Translate" is provided as a free tool for visitors to read content in one's native language. Translations are not guaranteed to be 100% accurate. Neither MDS nor its employees assume liability for erroneous translations of website content.

Main Content

4415 Parallel Session

Stem Cell Therapy and Transplants: Where Are We?

Wednesday, August 30, 2023
15:00 - 17:00

In this session, the faculty will discuss the history, science, and bioethics of stem cell therapy and transplants.

Claudia Trenkwalder, Germany
Hakan Widner, Sweden

The History of Stem Cell and Transplant Therapy in Parkinson’s Disease and Huntington’s Disease
Anders Björklund, Sweden

The Science of Transplantation Biology in the Central Nervous System: Past Challenges and Future Opportunities
Anne Rosser, United Kingdom

Bioethics and Controversies in Transplant Studies in Movement Disorders
Cindy Towns, New Zealand

CSPC Liaison:
Beomseok Jeon, South Korea

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be better able to:

  1. Explain the history of stem cell and transplant therapy in Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease
  2. Describe the science of transplantation biology in the central nervous system: past challenges and future opportunities
  3. Discuss bioethics and controversies in transplant studies in movement disorders

Recommended Audience: Clinician, Researcher / Basic Scientist, Health Professional (non-physician), Fellow / Resident / Student, Industry

Recommended Education Level: Intermediate/Experienced

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience with our website. These cookies are also used to ensure we show you content that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, you are agreeing to our use of cookies to improve your user experience. You can click the cookie settings link on our website to change your cookie settings at any time. Note: The MDS site uses related multiple domains, including and This cookie policy only covers the primary and domain. Please refer to the MDS Privacy Policy for information on how to configure cookies for all other domains on the MDS site.
Cookie PolicyPrivacy Notice