Useful Things to Know About Attending #ISEV2021

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Attending ISEV 2021? Here are a few pointers on what to expect, and how to get the most out of this virtual event.

Like the rest of the extracellular vesicle (EV) community, the team at Izon is looking forward to the upcoming #ISEV2021 Virtual Meeting. The 10th Annual Meeting held by the International Society for Extracellular Vesicles will run from May 18th-21st and aims to bring together the global network of EV researchers and National Societies. As we navigate the conference website, we thought we would share a heads up on what everyone can look forward to.

Tips for navigating ISEV 2021

Before we get into the details, here are a few pointers for navigating ISEV 2021:

  • Make sure you’re good to go by logging in early. If you have registered correctly, there will be an event code in your inbox which you can use to sign up and create an access key. You can then use your access key and email to log in.
  • Click “Full Schedule” on the left-hand panel to access the full calendar of events.
  • Add items to your favourites list by clicking on the star next to each presentation. You can find your saved list by clicking on “My Experiences” on the left-hand panel.
  • #ISEV2021 is the official hashtag to follow on social media.
  • FYI, all content will be available until Monday 14 June 2021.
  • Not registered but want to explore the programme? Click the green box here  
  • Use the search bar to find a presenter, company, or topic.

Key themes of ISEV 2021

One of the opening talks is a special joint session between ISEV and the Michael J. Fox Foundation. The session seeks to define a path towards consensus on L1CAM affinity or other approaches to obtain neuron-derived EVs and echoes a long-running theme within the field: standardization and reproducibility.  

Asides from the workshops, plenary talks and sponsor presentations, most presentations are grouped into sessions:

  • Remembering Paris 2011: reflecting on the meeting which led to the birth of ISEV
  • EVs in cancer pathogenesis
  • EVs in the brain
  • EV engineering and characterisation
  • EVs and the heart
  • EV loading and release
  • Clinical applications: EV therapeutics and drug delivery
  • EVs in translational medicine
  • EVs and viruses

Overall, the four days (more than that really, if you consider the concurrent sessions and pre-conference talks) contains a wealth of knowledge and something for everyone. Other topics include the role of core facilities in producing high-impact work, updates for the EV Flow Cytometry Working Group, and a ‘meet the editors’ hour.  

Plenary speakers and topics

ISEV2021 attendees can look forward to hearing from these four plenary speakers:

  • Andy Hill (La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia): EVs and neurodegenerative diseases
  • Chantal M. Boulanger (French National Health and Medical Research Institute, INSERM): EVs in cardiovascular disorders
  • Simon Carding (Quadram Institute, UK): Commensal gut bacteria-derived extracellular vesicles: Mediators of gut microbe-host crosstalk and vehicles for mucosal drug delivery
  • Jean Gruenberg (University of Geneva, Switzerland): Biogenesis of the multivesicular endosome

All the best from Izon

As a gold-level sponsor of ISEV2021, the team at Izon hope you enjoy the conference. Be sure to keep an eye out for a presentation from our very own Dr Priscila Dauros-Singorenko, and as always, get in touch if you’d like to chat about how we can help advance your EV research.  


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