Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Following the success of the previous meetings of the International Congress on Controversies in Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapies (COSTEM), we are honored to invite you to the 5th COSTEM Congress, which will be held, as has become a nice tradition, in Berlin, Germany, October 24-27, 2019.
The 5th COSTEM Congress will be a progressive, compelling and informative conference. As per COSTEM’s crucial mission, the meeting will continue to serve as a distinct platform, where the most compelling and controversial topics facing clinicians in the field are presented in a fascinating and engaging debate forum. The congress promotes excellence through dynamic deliberation and leading-edge presentations by international experts. Aiming to integrate the sharing of expansive information with optimal implementation in clinical care, this state-of-the-art congress is unique in its focus on resolving controversies important to stem cell transplantation and cellular therapies.
This interactive congress encourages active participation in debate discussions, and challenges global experts to promote their positions on a wide range of burning issues – providing clinicians the opportunity to express, share and compare their experiences in order to establish and advance effective and reliable patient treatments.
We invite you to participate in this successful and innovative congress in 2019 and look forward to welcoming you in Berlin!

Prof. N. Kröger, Germany
Prof. A. Nagler, Israel
On behalf of the Organizing Committee