Advancing Manufacture of Cell and Gene Therapies VI

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Call for Nominations:  Advancing Manufacture of Cell and Gene Therapies Award

About This Conference

We are pleased to announce that the Advancing Manufacturing Cell and Gene Therapy VI conference is scheduled for January 27-31, 2019, at the Loews Coronado Bay Hotel, California, USA. This conference is unique in the cell and gene therapy field, as it is focused on the technological challenges and engineering solutions for the robust and cost-effective manufacturing of cell and gene therapies. With a comprehensive series of oral sessions and significant networking time, this conference represents a valuable opportunity to showcase new and existing approaches and engage with key academic and industrial leaders.

Beginning with a full-day workshop on viral manufacturing challenges and associated next generation technologies, our scientific program will include keynote talks and technical sessions on:

  • Novel technologies and advanced control strategies for cell and vector manufacturing
  • Bioprocess modelling, Big Data and analytics
  • Current and next generation gene-modification platforms
  • Product characterization, potency and regulatory requirements
  • Stem cell processing

*Speakers will also be selected from those attendees presenting posters.

In addition to an outstanding scientific program and informal networking sessions at the conference venue, attendees will also be treated to an all-inclusive (full buffet, music, drinks and dancing) evening boat cruise around the beautiful San Diego Bay.

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We hope to welcome you all in 2019.

Dolores.Baksh, GE Healthcare; Ivan Wall, Aston University; Rod Rietze, Novartis

Conference Chairs

Conference Organization

Conference Chairs:

Dolores Baksh, GE Healthcare
Rod Rietze, Novartis
Ivan Wall, Aston University

Student Liaison:  

Elizabeth Cheeseman, Loughborough University

Organising Committee:

Stewart Abbott, Fate Therapeutics
Eytan Abraham, Lonza
Paula Alves, IBET
Steven Bauer, FDA
Joaquim Cabral, University Lisbon
Jessica Carmen, Maxcyte
Jeff Chalmers, Ohio State University
Vijay Chiruvolu, Kite Pharm
Justin Cooper-White, University of Queensland
Suzy Farid, UCL
Peter Fuhrken, Cellular Dynamics International
Richard Grant, Invetec
Jon Gunther, Juno Therapeutics
Thomas Heathman, PCT
Corinne Hoesli, McGill University
Brian Lee, PBS
Kaye Lee, GSRAC
Sheng Lin-Gibson, NIST
Damian Marshall, CGT Catapult
Fernanda Masri, Sartorius Stedim
Todd McDevitt, Gladstone Institute
Brian Murphy, Celgene
Alvin Nienow, University of Birmingham
So Ra Park, Inha University College of Medicine
David Peritt, Sigilon
Jamie, Piret, University of British Columbia
David Pollard, Kite Pharma
Mark Powers, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Qasim Rafiq, UCL
Krish Roy, Georgia Tech
Emily Titus, University of Toronto

Steering Committee:

Tom Brieva, Celgene
Barry Buckland, BiologicB
Manuel Carrondo, IBET
Peter Gray, University of Queensland
Chris Mason, UCL
Bill Miller, Northwestern University
Bob Nerem, Georgia Tech
Lars Nielsen, University of Queensland
Greg Russotti, Celgene
Peter Zandstra, University of Toronto

Cell and Gene Therapies Award

PURPOSE:  The Advancing Manufacture of Cell and Gene Therapies Award recognizes outstanding contributors to the development and commercialization of Cell-Based Therapies. Past recipients include Bob Nerem, Kim Warren, and Peter Zandstra. The award nominations will be judged according to criteria as set forth in this document.

Call for Nominations: 

Conference Venue

Loews Coronado Bay Hotel, Coronado, California, USA

More information coming soon.

General Information about ECI

Engineering Conferences International (ECI) is a global engineering conferences program, originally established in 1962, that provides opportunities for the exploration of problems and issues of concern to engineers and scientists from many disciplines.

The format of the weeklong research conference provides morning and late afternoon or evening sessions in which major presentations are made. Available time is included during the afternoons for ad hoc meetings, informal discussions, and/or recreation. This format is designed to enhance rapport among participants and promote dialogue on the development of the meeting. We believe that the conferences have been instrumental in generating ideas and disseminating information to a greater extent than is possible through more conventional forums.

All participants are expected both to attend the entire conference and to contribute actively to the discussions. The recording/photographing of lectures and presentations is forbidden. As ECI conferences take place in an informal atmosphere, casual clothing is the usual attire.

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