Organizing Committee


Melissa Carpenter, PhD
ElevateBio, USA

Derek Hei, PhD
Vertex Pharmaceuticals, USA

Malin Parmar, PhD
Lund University, Sweden

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Full Program


Thursday, 17 November 2022


08:00 – 09:00 | Innovation showcase with breakfast 

09:00 – 09:25 | Coffee Break 

09:25 – 09:30 | Welcome and opening remarks 

09:30 – 11:20 | Preclinical Strategies 
Speakers:

- Doug Melton, PhD, Harvard University, USA
- Su-Chun Zhang, MD, PhD, Duke-NUS Medical University, Singapore and University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

11:20 – 13:00 | Lunch Break 

11:45 – 12:45 | Innovation showcase with lunch 

13:00 – 14:50 | Selecting Your Cell Line: Derivation and Characterization 
Speakers:

- Tenneille Ludwig, PhD, WiCell, USA
- Jennifer Dashnau, PhD, Century Therapeutics, USA
- Nissim Benvenisty, PhD, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

14:50 – 15:10 | Coffee Break 


15:10 – 17:00 | What is in Your Product? 
- Bob Valamehr, PhD, FATE Therapeutics, USA
- Angela Keightley, PhD, BlueRock Therapeutics, Canade  
 
17:30 – 19:30 | Welcome Reception and Posters 

Friday, 18 November 2022


08:00 – 09:00 | Innovation Showcase with breakfast 


09:00 – 09:30 | Coffee Break 

09:30 – 11:20 | New Technologies/Where Are We Going?
Speakers:

- Kapil Bharti, PhD, NIH, USA
- Peter Zandstra, PhD, University of British Columbia, Canada
- Daniel Paull, PhD, The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF), USA

11:20 – 13:00 | Lunch Break 

11:45 – 12:45 | Innovation Showcase with lunch 

13:00 – 14:50 | Immunology for Cell Therapies 
Speakers:

- George Daley, MD, PhD, Harvard University Medical School, USA
- Sonja Schrepfer, MD, PhD, Sana Biotechnology, USA
- Shin Kaneko, MD, PhD, CiRA, Kyoto University, Japan

14:50 – 15:10 | Coffee Break 

15:10 – 16:40 | Balancing Science and Regulatory Requirements in Emerging Fields 
Speakers:

- Gesine Paul-Visse, MD, Lund University, Sweden
- Anthony Oro, MD, PhD, Stanford University, USA
- Melissa Carpenter, PhD, ElevateBio, USA

16:40 – 16:50 | Break 

16:50 – 17:50 | Career Development Session 

18:00 – 20:00 | Speakers Dinner 

Saturday, 19 November 2022


09:00 – 09:30 | Coffee Break 

09:30 – 11:00 | How to Accelerate with Accelerated Designations 
Speakers:

- Masayo Takahashi, MD, Vision Care, Inc, Japan
- Jane Lebkowski, PhD, Regenerative Patch Technologies, USA
- Daniel O'Connor, PhD, Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, UK

11:00 – 12:30 | Lunch Break 

11:15- 12:15 | Innovation Showcase with lunch 

12:30 – 14:00 | Delivering Your Cell Product: Strategies for Success 
Speakers:

- Cory R. Nicholas, PhD, Neurona Therapeutics
- Peter Marks, MD, PhD, FDA Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, USA (CLosing Keynote)