Report from the 6th Annual Meeting of the International Federation of Adipose Therapeutics and Science (IFATS)
Toulouse, France October 24-26, 2008
IFATS, the world’s only interdisciplinary fat tissue society, recently held their 2008 annual meeting in Toulouse, France. This conference was the largest in the organization’s history, bringing together 200 scientists from over 13 different countries, to share knowledge and ideas, and discuss applications and issues regarding the use of stem cells derived from fat to regenerate and repair tissues. Investigators in basic and translational science and therapy attended 5 plenary sessions, designed to cover the most recent advances in stem cells and regenerative medicine, in addition to 35 oral abstract presentations and 85 poster presentations.