AcCELLerate Forum

2021Forum

ASTCT, the CIBMTR® and the National Marrow Donor Program®(NMDP)/Be The Match® are excited to present the AcCELLerate Forum: Creating a Sustainable Ecosystem of Cell and Gene Therapy—a two-day, virtual workshop offering providers, payers, government agencies, and industry involved in the field of cell and gene therapy increased educational and advocacy opportunities. This new workshop, scheduled for November 18-19, 2021, features educational sessions bridging the gap among stakeholders, and identify ongoing needs and opportunities in the field for advocacy, measurement of value and impact, and sustainability.

Registration

Registration Type Price
Industry and Pharmaceutical Representatives $125
General Attendee (Physician, Researcher, Other Members of the Interdisciplinary Healthcare Team) $50
Government Agency $0
In-Training or Student $0

      

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In order to register for this event, you must have an ASTCT account:

  • If you are an existing ASTCT Member, please make sure you are logged in to your ASTCT profile!
  • Don’t have an ASTCT member account? Setting up a guest account is free! Please click here to set up your guest account so you can register for the AcCELLerate Forum.

The deadline to register for this workshop is Wednesday, November 17, 2021.

Attendees receive unlimited access to the virtual platform for 30 days to review the recorded content. Recordings will be posted to the meeting platform 48 hours after the conclusion of the live conference. After the 30-day period, the recordings and other relevant content will be moved from the virtual platform to the ASTCT Learning Center where attendees will be able to access the content for free. Instructions for how to access this content will be sent out once they have been uploaded. 

We invite you to participate as a supporting partner at this virtual workshop, please contact Angie Dahl for additional information at adahl@astct.org or (312) 673-4833. Click here to view the AcCELLerate Forum prospectus.

Cancellation Policy

Registered attendees receive unlimited access to all sessions until Monday, December 20, 2021. Therefore, refunds will not be available for any registrations to the 2021 AcCELLerate Forum. Registration payments are non-transferable.

Agenda

Day 1 - Thursday, November 18, 2021

Exhibit Hall Open 9:00 - 9:30 AM CT

Session #1 at 9:30 – 11:30 AM CT

Session Title: Cellular Immunotherapy Treatments as a Standard of Care: Clinical Sites, Professional Societies, and Industry Collaboration to Minimize Redundancy

Topics:

  • ASTCT 80/20 Taskforce
  • FACT/Industry Collaboration for Site Qualification
  • Standardized Auditing Programs and Logistics Interface
  • Streamlined Onboarding for Solid Tumor Therapies
  • Shared FDA REMS Platform
Session Chairs: Sarah Nikiforow, MD (Dana Farber Cancer Institute) and Fred Locke, MD (Moffitt Cancer Center)

Speakers: Tracey Hlucky (Kite Pharma), Joy Aho (NMDP/Be The Match), Madan Jagasia (Iovance Biotherapeutics), and John-Peter Zak, PharmD, RPh (Janssen Pharmaceuticals)

Additional Panelists: Larissa Lapteva (FDA), Phyllis Warkentin, MD (FACT), and Marcelo Pasquini, MD, MS (CIBMTR and MCW Cancer Center)
Break
Exhibit Hall Open 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT

Session #2 at 1:00 – 3:00 PM CT 

Session Title: Cellular Immunotherapy Reimbursement: Challenges and opportunities 

Topics:

  • How do you measure value?
  • What is the value for manufacturers, patients, society, and providers?
  • How data can inform financial models
Session Chairs: Krishna Komanduri, MD (University of Miami) and Stephanie Farnia (Nimitt Consulting)

Speakers: Marianne Hamilton Lopez, PhD, MPA (Duke-Margolis Policy Center), Jennifer Malin, MD, PhD (UnitedHealthcare), Lucas de Breed, PhD, MBA (August), and Dave McLean, PhD (Emerging Therapy Solutions)

Additional Panelists: Marcelo Pasquini, MD, MS (CIBMTR and MCW Cancer Center)

Exhibit Hall Open 3:00 - 3:30 PM CT


Day 2 - Friday, November 19, 202

Exhibit Hall Open 9:00 - 9:30 AM CT

Session #3 at 9:30 – 11:30 AM CT

Session Title: Cellular Immunotherapy in the Real World: Toxicity

Topics:

  • Toxicity: real world evidence and presentation from FDA
  • Toxicity capture in the pre commercial setting
  • Advancement in toxicity assessment and management
  • Tracing of toxicities of off the shelf products
  • New toxicities: HLH, Guillain-Barre, and GVHD
Session Chairs: Marcelo Pasquini, MD, MS (CIBMTR and MCW Cancer Center), Joy Aho, PhD (NMDP/Be The Match and Be The Match BioTherapies), and Tania Jain, MD, MBBS (Johns Hopkins University and ASTCT)

Speakers: Yonatan Negash (FDA), EJ Shpall, MD (MD Anderson Cancer Center), Nirali Shah, MD, MHSc (National Institutes of Health),  Bianca Santomasso, MD, PhD (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), and Rafael Amado, MD (Allogene)

Additional Panelist: Stephan Grupp, MD, PhD (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia), Jina Shah, MD (Kite Pharma), Bindu George, MD (FDA), Kimberly Schultz (FDA), Xiaofei Wang, PhD (FDA), and Matthew Foster (FDA)
Break
Exhibit Hall Open 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT

Session #4 at 1:00 – 3:00 PM CT

Session Title: Future of Cellular Immunotherapy Field

Topics:

  • Sustainability of the field
  • Transition from auto products to off the shelf products
  • Contemporary look at the field and the pipeline
  • Solid tumors as indications
  • CAR, TCR, and TILs in the commercial setting
Session Chairs: Saar Gill, MD, PhD (University of Pennsylvania), Rebecca Gardner, MD (Seattle Children’s Hospital and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center), and Steve Devine, MD (NMDP/Be The Match and Be The Match BioTherapies)

Speakers: Matthew Frigault, MD (Massachusetts General Hospital), Rimas Orentas, PhD (Seattle Children's Hospital), Mark Frattini, MD, PhD (Cellectis), and Ginna Laport, MD (Genentech)
Exhibit Hall Open 3:00 - 3:30 PM CT

THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS

We invite you to participate as a supporting partner at this virtual workshop, please contact Angie Dahl for additional information at adahl@astct.org or (312) 673-4833. Click here to view the AcCELLerate Forum prospectus.

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