September 4-7 2018
Boston, MA

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2017 Pre Summit Deep Dive Day

Tuesday September 5th 2017

In order to drill down on the most crucial topics plaguing CAR-TCR development, we are offering a wide variety of deep dive sessions. These 2 hour sessions provide an enhanced learning experience and are a more intimate opportunity to not only learn from experts on key topic areas, but also to interact with them in a frank, open and peer level environment.

Session A: 9.00 – 11.00am

CAR-NKs: Are NK Cells Better CAR Vehicles?

Evren Alici, CEO, Vycellix, & Group leader, Assistant Professor of Hematology, Karolinska Institute


Session B: 9.00 – 11.00am

Practical Considerations for Patient Management on T Cell Trials

Marcela Maus, Director, Cellular Immunotherapy, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

Session C: 9.00 – 11.00am

Clinical Regulatory Considerations for the Development of CAR-T Cell Therapy

Kristin Baird, Medical Officer, Division of Clinical Evaluation, Tissue & Gene Therapies, CBER, FDA
 11.00 – 12.00pm Morning Debrief

Session D: 12.00 – 2.00pm

The Emergence of Universal Immune Receptor Approaches to Cancer Treatment

Daniel Powell, Director of the Cellular Therapy Tissue Facility, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Session E: 12.00 – 2.00pm

Biomarkers to Guide and Monitor CAR-T Therapies

Simon Lacey, Director, Translational & Correlative Studies Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania

Session F: 12.00 – 2.00pm

CMC Considerations for the Commercial Development of CAR-T Cell Products

Jakob Reiser, Principal Investigator, CBER, FDA
2.00 – 3.00pm Afternoon Debrief

Session G: 3.00 – 5.00pm

Understanding and Overcoming the Tumor Microenvironment

Samik Basu, Director, Translational Sciences, Adaptimmune

 Session H: 3.00 – 5.00pm

Comprehensive Analysis of CAR Cell Therapy Trials

Alexey Bersenev, Director, Advanced Cell Therapy Lab, Yale University

Session I: 3.00 – 5.00pm

IP and Licensing: Navigating the Landscape

Shawn Foley, Attorney, Intellectual Property, Burns & Levinson
 5.00 – 5.30pm Evening Debrief

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