About the Summit

ASTCT introduces the Gene Therapy Summit, an interactive meeting of representatives from academic and clinical centers, the biotechnology industry, ASTCT and additional collaborative professional societies focused on ex vivo gene therapy using hematopoietic stem cells.

The overarching goal of the Summit is to explore how the strengths of ASTCT centers and members can be leveraged to bring effective therapies safely and rapidly to patients while advancing the field of ex vivo gene therapy. Summit sessions will bring together experts from multiple disciplines to educate, discuss and exchange best practices, and to provide a platform for biotechnology industry representatives to interact with academic clinicians and researchers.

The 1.5 day summit will be held November 5 – 6 at the Harvard Medical Conference Center in Boston, Massachusetts. The event will kick off the evening of the 5th with a networking reception with a presentation on cutting edge gene therapy science followed by the conference on November 6th.

Who Should Attend

  • Clinicians
  • Advanced Practice Providers
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Administrative Directors
  • Multidisciplinary stakeholders at centers involved or considering involvement in gene therapy

Key Information

The program will include an evening networking reception and keynote lecture, general sessions, and concurrent sessions.

  • State of ex vivo HSC gene therapy
  • Pathway from Research through Commercialization
  • Therapeutic apheresis for different patient types and gene therapy platforms
  • Patient outreach, support, and engagement
  • Long-term follow up
  • Society, biotechnology industry, and academic collaborations