Cellular Therapies Manufacturing and Clinical Trials in Canada
Date and Location:
October 29-31, 2014
Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Ottawa, Ontario (site of the 2014 Till and McCulloch Meetings. Register for this event.
Cellular therapies provide exciting new opportunities to improve human health and treat diseases. In order to realize the power of using cells as therapeutic tools, it is necessary to navigate the often daunting regulatory process of clinical trials and approval. As many therapies require large numbers of cells, consideration must also be given as to how they will be manufactured. Both aspects go hand-in-hand in the delivery of a safe, efficacious, and cost-effective therapy.
Description and Workshop Agenda:
This workshop combines lectures, case studies and demonstrations to facilitate an appreciation of the multiple aspects of conducting clinical trials in Canada including preclinical studies, quality control and regulatory approval, as well as basic cellular manufacturing principles. Learn from the experiences of national and international leaders in the field. Network with other investigators. Interact with representatives from Health Canada’s Biologics and Genetic Therapies Directorate. Get hands-on with some of the latest cell manufacturing technologies.
Please find a DRAFT agenda below.
Day 1 - Oct 29th
(presentation on convergence of bioprocessing solutions for cell therapy manufacturing and protein production)
Nick Timmins, CCRM
Sowmya Viswanathan, University Health Network/CCRM
Day 2 – Oct 30th
Duncan Stewart, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
David Courtman, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Canadian Regulatory Perspective
Francisca Agbanyo, Health Canada
Brian Murphy, Celgene
Lunch (interactive with sponsors)
Ben Fryer, Betalogics
Aby Mathew, BioLife Solutions
Group work (case studies)
Dinner and activities
Day 3 – Oct 31th
RUO to Regulatory Compliant Culture Media - The Road to Approval
Lynn Csontos, STEMCELL Technologies
Erik Hadley, STEMCELL Technologies
Case study presentations and discussion with panelists
|Wrap-up / boxed-lunch to go|
Registration and Application, Fees and Deadlines:
$500: Academic (Student or PI)
$500: CCRM Industry Consortium Member
CCRM has booked a block of rooms at the Fairmont Château Laurier at a rate of $209/night. If you would like to book a room at the Fairmont, please call their Global Reservations Centre at 1-800-441-1414 and quote the "CCRM Cellular Therapies Workshop" or you can book online at https://resweb.passkey.com/go/ccrm2014. The rate is valid from Sunday, October 26 to Monday, November 3, 2014. If you are attending the Till & McCulloch meetings and are staying at the Westin Hotel, you are welcome to extend your stay there, as it is only a 5-minute walk to the Fairmont. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Marion Sweeney at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.416.978.3751.
Financial support is available to eligible participants through the Stem Cell Network (SCN) Inquire about financial assistance.
For sponsorship or questions, contact us at: email@example.com
Cellular Therapies Manufacturing and Clinical Trials in Canada is led by Drs. Sowmya Viswanathan, Cell Therapy Program, University Health Network (UHN) and consultant CCRM, and Nick Timmins, CCRM.