COVID-19 : IDRC 2020 postponed

More information to come

June 23 to 27, 2020
Québec City Convention Centre

IDRC 2020 cancelled

Considering the exceptional public health issues brought on by the coronavirus outbreak, the 13th International Donor Registry Conference and WMDA Working Group Meetings (IDRC 2020) won’t be taking place from June 23 to 27, 2020. Registration fees will be reimbursed to registered participants. Details pertaining to reimbursement will be communicated to the participants as soon as possible by the event’s secretariat.

Thank you for your interest in the IDRC 2020 conference.

13th International Donor Registry Conference and WMDA Working Group Meetings: a first in America!

The World Marrow Donor Association (WMDA) will hold its first-ever conference on the American continent, June 23 to 27, 2020, at the Québec City Convention Centre. Held every two years, the International Donor Registry Conference (IDRC) and WMDA Working Group Meetings is a must for international experts in stem cell transplantation. The event is an opportunity to bring together representatives of stem cell donor registries and umbilical cord banks worldwide.

Under the theme “Partners in Innovation”, this event provides an excellent opportunity to help promote progress in the field of stem cells and establish partnerships with key players from around the world in order to better represent the ever-changing world of cell therapy and transplantation.

On June 25, a Canadian Innovation Day will be held in partnership with Cell Therapy Transplant Canada (CTTC).

The Héma-Quebec Stem Cell Donor Registry will host the 2020 conference in Québec City from June 23 to 27, 2020.

Scientific Program

Balancing scientific innovation and ethical matters in the interest of donors and recipients through partnership, expertise and collaboration. The topics of the IDRC conference will address the following topics:

  • Innovative therapies
  • Ethical and medical considerations
  • Donor recruitment, selection and collection
  • Quality

Québec City: A North American gem

Founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain, Québec City is the birthplace of French civilization in North America. A fortified city with a European feel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the capital of the province of Québec, it is proud of its many identities and is known for its joie de vivre and its hospitality. Through its unique blend of European and North American culture, Québec City is on all the lists of tourist destinations worthy of that name.

Social program

A rich social program will allow you to taste the local cuisine, travel through history, and learn more about Québec City, parliamentary life, First Nations and their unique culture, and more!

  • Observatoire de la Capitale

  • Hôtel-Musée Premières Nations

  • Le Parlementaire

  • Chapelle du Musée de l’Amérique francophone