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2008 International Federation of Adipose Therapeutics and Science (IFATS) Conference Date Set

The Sixth Annual IFATS Meeting will be October 24-26, 2008 at the Catholic Institute in Toulouse, France. Investigators in basic and translational science and therapy will share knowledge, ideas, applications and prospective issues in an interactive and collaborative meeting from October 24-26, 2008 in downtown Toulouse, France. Visit for details.

Carmel, IN (PRWEB) July 2, 2008 -- The Sixth Annual IFATS meeting is set for October 24-26, 2008 in Toulouse, France.

Investigators in basic and translational science and therapy will share knowledge, ideas, applications and prospective issues in an interactive and collaborative meeting from October 24-26, 2008 in downtown Toulouse, France.

Conference Highlights

  • Characterization of the adipose stromal/stem cells.
  • Mechanisms and processes involved in the control of the adipose stromal/stem cells' fate.
  • Engineering and therapeutic applications in soft tissue reconstruction, bone formation and cardiovascular repair.

More detail on the topics can be found at

Schedule of Knowledge Sharing in Beautiful Toulouse
Welcome Reception at Mercure Toulouse Saint George    Thursday, October 23, 2008
Scientific Sessions            Friday, October 24, 2008
Gala Dinner at Fondation Bemberg          Friday, October 24, 2008
Scientific Sessions            Saturday, October 25, 2008
Wine Tasting Event            Saturday, October 25, 2008(Evening)            
Scientific Sessions            Sunday, October 26, 2008(Morning)
Meeting Adjourns at 12:00 PM         Sunday, October 26, 2008   

Toulouse, a beautiful historic city in southwest France, is the capital of the Midi-Pyrénées region, the largest region metropolitan France. The 2008 IFATS meeting will be held at the historic Catholic Institute, which is a short subway ride from the hotel district. Meeting attendees will have several fine hotel options to choose from, including Hotel Sofitel Toulouse Center, Hotel Crown Plaza Toulouse or the Mercure Toulouse Saint George. Each of the hotels is located close to an array of shops and restaurants. Visit for hotel reservation forms.

Keynote Speakers Set to Present
We anticipate more than 150 researchers attending from dozens of countries around the world, joining with representatives of the more than 15 companies that are actively working in the area of adipose stem cells.

1. Dr. Gilbert Weidinger, Technical University of Dresden in Dresden, Germany
2. Prof. Max Lafontan, Institute of Molecular Medicine of Rangueil in Toulouse, France
3. Dr. Christian Dani, French National Institute for Health and Medical Research in Nice, France
4. Philippe Menasché MD, Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou in Paris, France
5. Nadir Askenasy MD, PhD, Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel in Petach Tikva, Israel

Biographies available at

IFATS is the world's only multi-disciplinary society that focuses on the use of stromal/stem cells derived from adipose tissue to regenerate and repair many tissues. This fascinating tissue now appears as one of the best and powerful sources of regenerating cells. For more information visit


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