The ISCT North America 2019 Regional Meeting will showcase a curated program highlighting how the latest research, clinical applications, and manufacturing developments are Engineering the Future of Cell and Gene Therapies.  The 2.5 day program will feature cutting-edge plenary sessions, concurrent workshops, meet the experts sessions, and oral abstract and poster presentations.

Detailed program coming soon.

Plenary Sessions

Plenary Session 1: MSCs – Results from the clinic and the paths forward





Allan Dietz, PhD
, Mayo Clinic, United States

Plenary Session 2: Emerging Engineering Strategies in Regenerative Medicine






William Murphy, PhDUniversity of Madison-Wisconsin, United States

Plenary Session 3: Redirecting Immune Cells – T and NK cells aside from canonical CARs


Sarah Nikiforow, MD, PhD, Dana-Farber Cancer Center, United States

Plenary Session 4: iPS Pluripotent Stem Cells - True Replacement Cell Therapies






Robert Deans, PhD, BlueRock Therapeutics, United States


Workshop Sessions

Workshop Session 1: NAVRMA Joint Session - Veterinary medicine in developing cell based therapies and bioengineering approach for human clinical use


Daniel Weiss, MD, PhD, University of Vermont, United States

Workshop Session 2: ISCT PTF Session – Regulatory aspects of Unproven Cell Therapies in North America






Laertis Ikonomou, PhD, Boston University, United States

Workshop Session 3: Optimizing Clinical Trials in Cellular Therapy






Denis-Claude Roy, MD, University of Montreal / CellCAN, Canada

Workshop Session 4: Engineering to Control Cell Environment during Expansion






Erika Trauzzi, PhD, MBA, Berkeley Lights, United States

Workshop Session 5: Gene Replacement Therapy Using Adult Stem Cells






Mitchell Cairo, MD, New York Medical College, United States

Workshop Session 6: CAR-T Racing: Amateurs & Rookies Looking to Contribute






Patrick Hanley, PhD, Children's National Health System, United States

Workshop Session 7: FDA & Other Government Agencies






Lizette Caballero, BS, MT(ASCP)CM, UCSF Blood and Marrow Transplant Lab, United States

Workshop Session 8: CAR-T Racing: The Pro Circuit + Future






Bruce Levine, PhD, Barbara and Edward Netter Professor in Cancer Gene Therapy,
University of Pennsylvania, United States


Quality & Operations Track

Session details available soon