ISEV2020 Virtual Annual Meeting
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ISEV2020 International Organizing Committee

Welcome Letter

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the International Organizing Committee it is with great pleasure that we invite you to be part of the 9th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Extracellular Vesicles in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from May 20-24, 2020. It is our honor to organize this meeting where scientists from around the globe share the latest information on extracellular vesicles.

The International Society for Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV) was founded in 2011 as the authoritative international community for extracellular vesicle (EV) research. It focuses on all aspects of extracellular vesicle investigations. Over the past few years, ISEV meetings have received an increasing number of abstracts due to the outstanding quality of these events and consistently is the largest annual EV meeting with >1000 attendees and multiple parallel sessions.

The scientific program of ISEV2020 includes a broad range of educational and scientific sessions covering the entire spectrum of topics relevant to extracellular vesicle research. Our Pre-Meeting Education day program will have parallel sessions on two different topics.

ISEV is proud to announce prominent plenary speakers highlighting EV Biogenesis (Phyllis Hanson), EVs in Cardiovascular Diseases (Eduardo Marban), New Technologies (Alain Brisson and Shannon Stott) and EVs in Neurological Diseases (Hollis Cline). Parallel symposium sessions, posters and short oral poster presentations will provide platforms to present the newest developments in the field. Between oral and poster presentations, there will be sufficient time for networking and exhibition visits. ISEV2020 will also have an attractive Networking Event on Saturday night.

By providing insight into the most recent unpublished data of extracellular vesicle research, ISEV meetings create unique opportunities for both academic and commercial partner attendees. In the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, during lunches and coffee breaks, there will be ample time for scientific interactions.

ISEV annual meetings are not only characterized by an outstandingly high scientific interest by the attendees in the program but also by a very supportive, friendly atmosphere of the discussions. ISEV annual meetings offer an excellent opportunity for researchers to share their recent findings with the scientific community and also provide an unmatched learning opportunity for those who are new to the field.

By giving excellent learning opportunities and hosting constructive discussions of current challenges with peers, ISEV2020 facilitates the development and dissemination of EV methods, provides visibility for new breakthroughs, introduces novel possibilities for collaborations and gives boost to further research.

The ISEV community is open to other fields. If you have colleagues from other research areas interested in extracellular vesicles, please ask them to join you and visit ISEV2020.

We are committed to creating a memorable scientific congress. Through your participation, interest and support, you will highly contribute to the success of the meeting and the advancement of the extracellular vesicle field. We hope to meet you in Philadelphia!

On behalf of the International Organizing Committee,


Alissa Weaver

ISEV2020 IOC Co-Chair


Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

Vanderbilt University


Lucia Languino 

ISEV2020 IOC Co-Chair


Professor of Cancer Biology

Thomas Jefferson University