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Newsletter March 2020

News: Conference cancellations and postponements
Please note that due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, several conferences and meetings will be cancelled or postponed. Gene Therapy Net is continually monitoring COVID-19 updated guidelines from WHO and CDC. Check the individual conference websites regularly to be informed well. At this time, there is no plan to cancel or postpone ASGCT’s 23rd Annual Meeting in May, the ESGCT Spring School in April, or the ESGCT meeting in October. The following meetings have been postponed: NVGCT, DG-GT Symposium, SFTCG annual meeting, Advanced Therapies 2020.



News: First patient undergoes Luxturna gene therapy on NHS
The NHS has reported treating its first patient with Novartis’ Luxturna (voretigene neparvovec) a “revolutionary” new gene therapy that can restore eyesight, as part of its NHS Long Term Plan. The therapy is for those born with an inherited retinal disorder - Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis (LCA) - who have poor sight which swiftly deteriorates, with many ultimately losing their vision completely in childhood.

Conference: World Orphan Drug Congress USA 2020
On the 10th anniversary of World Orphan Drug Congress USA we are building the most comprehensive program and inclusive gathering of rare disease stakeholders ever! Becoming the largest rare disease conference globally has allowed us to bring together leading industry, government and regulatory authorities, patient advocacy groups, payers, investors and solution providers who rely on World Orphan Drug Congress USA to meet, brainstorm and dialogue on ways to advance orphan drug development and improve access to life-saving therapies. Over 1,500 attendees from 50+ countries will descend in Oxon Hill, Maryland on April 29th – May 1st at the 2020 edition of World Orphan Drug Congress USA!
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Conference: PEGS - The Essential Protein Engineering and Cell Therapy Summit
Join world-renowned experts, visionaries, and influencers from top pharma, biotech, academic, and government institutions to hear inspiring presentations, attend in-depth training, tutorials and roundtable discussions, and to gain insights and knowledge on how the latest developments in biotherapeutics will impact and transform current research. Jpin the Protein Engineering & Cell Therapy Summit, May 4-8, 2020 in Boston. Gene Therapy Net member save 20% off your conference registration with discount Code GENE NET20.
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Conference: Allogeneic Cell Therapies Summit 2020
The Allogeneic Cell Therapies Summit, May 19-21, 2020 in Boston, is the leading industry-dedicated meeting focused on the translation, manufacturing and commercialization of allogeneic cell therapies to improve persistence, optimize manufacturing protocols and streamline logistical supply chains. Join over 250 of the industry’s leading minds as we drive towards the future of cell therapy with allogeneic cell therapy approaches that are enhanced through engineering, boasting simpler and more cost-effective manufacturing strategies with improved commercial benefits.
As we gather the leaders in allogeneic cell therapy over 3 tracks of hotly anticipated case studies exclusively focused on the translation, manufacturing and logistical challenges, we bring you the leading and unmissable Allogeneic Cell Therapies Summit.

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- 23 - 25 March 2020, International Society for BioProcess Technology 10th Spring Meeting - Viral vectors and vaccines, Norfolk, Virginia
- 24 - 26 March 2020, Innate Killer Summit 2020, San Diego, CA
- 24 - 26 March 2020, Bioprocessing Summit Europe, Barcelona, Spain
- 30 March - 1 April 2020, 2nd Annual Cell Engager Summit, Boston, MA
- 30 March - 2 April 2020, 4th Annual Gene Therapy for Rare Disorders, Boston, MA
- 6 - 8 April 2020, ESGCT Athens Spring School on Gene and Cell Therapy, Athens, Greece
- 7 - 8 April 2020, 4th Annual Genome Editing USA Congress, Boston, MA
- 15 - 16 April 2020, Global Cell and Gene Therapy Innovation Leaders Shanghai Forum - Asia Pharma R&D Leaders Summit 2020, Shanghai, China
- 15 - 17 April 2020, Neuroimmunology Drug Development Summit - Translating Neuroimmunological Mechanisms into Clinically Effective Neurodegenerative Targeting Therapeutics, Boston, MA
- 29 - 30 April 2020, Formulation and Drug Delivery conference - Cell & Gene Therapy Biomanufacturing: Insights, Key Strategies & Novel Approaches, London, UK
- 29 April - 1 May 2020, World Orphan Drug Congress USA, Oxon Hill, Maryland
- 4 - 8 May 2020, PEGS: The Essential Protein Engineering and Cell Therapy Summit - Cell and Gene Therapies, Boston, MA
- 12 - 15 May 2020, American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT) 23th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA
- 19 - 21 May 2020, Allogeneic Cell Therapies Summit 2020, Boston, MA
- 3 - 4 June 2020, 2nd Annual Gene and Cell Therapy: Quality Developments to Commercialization Summit, Munich, Germany
- 4 June 2020, Cell & Gene Therapy Strategy Meeting, Boston, MA
- 15 - 19 June 2020, 9th International Symposium on Monolith - DNA/RNA, vaccines, gene therapy vectors, Portoroz, Slovenia
- 23 - 25 June 2020, Patient Centric Cell Therapy Supply Chain Summit, Philadelphia, PA
- 8 - 9 July 2020, Onco Cell Therapy Summit USA, Boston, MA
- 13 - 15 July 2020, 26th Annual Meeting of Japan Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (JSGCT), Fukuoka, Japan
- 20 - 23 July 2020, 2nd Drug Delivery Conference Bridging the Gap between Basic Science and Unmet Clinical Needs, Lisbon, Portugal
- 24 - 28 August 2020, 12th annual Bioprocessing Summit, Boston, MA
- 4 - 6 August 2020, Gene Therapy Immunogenicity Summit, Boston, MA
- 7 - 9 September 2020, 15th Annual World Advanced Therapies Congress, London, UK
- 14 - 17 September 2020, CAR-TCR Summit USA, Boston, MA
- 15 - 17 September 2020, Bioanalytical strategies for Cell & Gene Therapies workshop, Málaga, Spain
- 21 - 22 September 2020, Bioproduction Summit on Advances in AAV for Gene Therapy & Protein Production, San Francisco, CA
- 1 – 3 October 2020, 2020 Cell Therapies and Immunotherapy Conference, Naples, Italy
- 6 – 7 October 2020, Cell Series UK 2020 - Cell & Gene Therapy Manufacturing, London, UK
- 20 – 21 October 2020, Cell & Gene Therapy Research & Development Congress Asia 2020, Taipei, Taiwan
- 20 – 23 October 2020, XXVIII Congress of the European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ESGCT), Edinburgh UK


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