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Cellular Therapies Manufacturing and Clinical Trials Workshop

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The Cellular Therapies Manufacturing and Clinical Trials workshop is taking place in Toronto at the Sheraton Centre Hotel from October 29-30, 2015, directly following the 2015 Till & McCulloch Meetings. This workshop facilitates an understanding of the multiple aspects of conducting clinical trials in cellular therapies and will give participants a strong foundation in the cell manufacturing principles necessary to deliver safe, efficacious and cost-effective cell therapies.

The Stem Cell Network is offering a bursary for SCN trainees to attend this workshop. Please click here to learn more about this opportunity. 

To register for the workshop, please click here


Confirmed Speakers
This list will be updated as more speakers are confirmed.

  • Michael Mendicino, Mesoblast
  • Gail Naughton, Histogen Inc.
  • Chris Ramsborg, Juno Therapeutics 
  • Jon Rowley, RoosterBio Inc.
  • Olive Sturtevant, Dana Farber Cancer Institute 
  • Nick Timmins, Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine 
  • Phil Vanek, GE Healthcare
  • Sowmya Viswanathan, University Health Network
  • Kim Warren
  • Health Canada expert

Workshop Agenda
Subject to change.

Day 1 –
Thursday, October 29

Session

 

Speakers

 

08:00-08:45

Breakfast

 

08:45-09:00

Welcome

 

09:00-9:45

Introductory Talk 

Phil Vanek, GE Healthcare

9:45-10:30

Cell Manufacturing I

Nick Timmins, CCRM

10:30-10:45

Coffee break

 

10:45-11:30

Cell Manufacturing II

Kim Warren

11:30-12:15

Cell Manufacturing III

Jon Rowley, RoosterBio Inc.

12:15-13:15

Lunch

 

13:15-14:00

Clinical Trial and Manufacturing Perspective I

Chris Ramsborg, Juno Therapeutics 

14:00-14:45

Clinical Trial and Manufacturing Perspective II

Gail Naughton, Histogen
14:45-15:30 Clinical Trial and Manufacturing Perspective III Olive Strurtevant, Dana Farber 

15:30-15:45

Coffee break

 

15:45-16:00

Case Study Introduction

 

16:00-17:30

Case Study Work

 

18:00

Dinner

 

Day 2 –
Friday, October 30

Session

 

08:15-09:00

Breakfast

 

9:00-9:30

Health Canada Overview

Health Canada Expert

9:30-10:15

Regulatory Submission Experience

Sowmya Viswanathan, University Health Network

10:15-10:30

Coffee Break

 

10:30-11:30

Regulatory Panel

- Sowmya Viswanathan, University Health Network 
- Michael Mendicino, Mesoblast
- Health Canada Expert

11:30-13:00

Lunch and Case Study Work

 

13:00-15:00

Case Study Presentations

 

15:00

Wrap Up and Departure

 

 


Workshop Fees

Academic - $500
CCRM Industry Consortium Member - $500
Industry - $750
*Accommodation is not included

To register for the workshop, please click here