Agenda

2019 Preliminary Agenda Now Available

The Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa is a three-day conference combining discussions between senior executives and top decision-makers in the industry. The program also includes 70+ presentations by the field’s most promising companies and extensive one-on-one partnering capabilities.

The agenda below will be updated continuously so please check back for new speaker announcements and added programming!

6:45am – 9:15am | REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST
Sponsored by SCM Lifescience

7:15am – 8:45am | CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS

DOING BUSINESS IN JAPAN WORKSHOP

7:15am – 8:45am
In Partnership with the Forum for Innovative Regenerative Medicine (FIRM)

DOING BUSINESS IN JAPAN WORKSHOP

GENE-BASED MEDICINE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

7:15am – 8:45am
Sponsored by Aldevron

GENE-BASED MEDICINE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

SUCCESSFUL STRATEGIES IN THE DESIGN AND DELIVERY OF A CELL/GENE THERAPY CLINICAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM WORKSHOP

7:15am – 8:45am
Sponsored by IQVIA

SUCCESSFUL STRATEGIES IN THE DESIGN AND DELIVERY OF A CELL/GENE THERAPY CLINICAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM WORKSHOP

9:00am | GENERAL SESSION AND PARTNERING OPENS

9:00am – 9:15am

WELCOME REMARKS {BlueRock Therapeutics Ballroom}

Speaker:

Janet Lambert, CEO, Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM)

9:15am – 10:15am

PLENARY SESSION: THE CELL AND GENE THERAPY SECTOR’S COMMERCIAL TRAILBLAZERS {BlueRock Therapeutics Ballroom}

Chair:

Matthew Patterson, Chairman and CEO, Audentes Therapeutics

Speakers:

David Lennon, Ph.D., President, AveXis

Rachelle Jacques, CEO, Enzyvant Therapeutics

Jeff Walsh, Chief Strategy Officer, bluebird bio

10:15am – 10:45am | MORNING BREAK
Sponsored by PeproTech and POMS

10:45am – 12:00pm | CONCURRENT TRACKS

FEATURED FIRESIDE CHAT {BlueRock Therapeutics Ballroom}
10:45am – 11:15am

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS {Grand Ballroom D}
10:45am – 11:15am

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS {BlueRock Therapeutics Ballroom}
11:15am – 12:00pm

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS {Grand Ballroom D}
11:15am – 12:00pm

12:00pm – 1:15pm | LUNCH
Sponsored by: Dark Horse Consulting

1:15pm – 3:30pm | CONCURRENT TRACKS

PANEL: THE ROLE OF THIRD PARTY INTERMEDIARIES IN THE REIMBURSEMENT OF CELL AND GENE THERAPIES {BlueRock Therapeutics Ballroom}
1:15pm – 2:15pm

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS {Grand Ballroom D}
1:15pm – 2:15pm

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS {BlueRock Therapeutics Ballroom}
2:15pm – 3:30pm

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS {Grand Ballroom D}
2:15pm – 3:30pm

3:30pm – 4:00pm | AFTERNOON BREAK
Sponsored by PeproTech and POMS

4:00pm – 6:00pm | CONCURRENT TRACKS

PANEL: CELL AND GENE THERAPY FOR NEUROLOGICAL PRODUCT INDICATIONS {BlueRock Therapeutics Ballroom}
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Speakers:
Jon Garen, Chief Business Officer, uniQure
Emile Nuwaysir, Ph.D., President and CEO, BlueRock Therapeutics

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS {Grand Ballroom D}
4:00pm – 5:00pm

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS {BlueRock Therapeutics Ballroom}
5:00pm – 6:00pm

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS {Grand Ballroom D}
5:00pm – 6:00pm

6:00pm | PROGRAM AND PARTNERING CLOSES

6:30pm – 9:30pm | NETWORKING BASH
Sponsored by CCRM

6:45am – 9:15am | REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST
Sponsored by KBI Biopharma

7:15am – 8:45am | CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS

IDENTIFYING PITFALLS WITHIN GENE THERAPY DEVELOPMENT AND HOW TO OVERCOME THEM WORKSHOP

7:15am – 8:45am
Sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific

IDENTIFYING PITFALLS WITHIN GENE THERAPY DEVELOPMENT AND HOW TO OVERCOME THEM WORKSHOP

LEVERAGING REAL WORLD EVIDENCE TO DIFFERENTIATE PRODUCT VALUE ACROSS THE LIFECYCLE WORKSHOP

7:15am – 8:45am
Sponsored by: Evidera PPD

LEVERAGING REAL WORLD EVIDENCE TO DIFFERENTIATE PRODUCT VALUE ACROSS THE LIFECYCLE WORKSHOP

ALIGNING CLINICAL, MANUFACTURING, AND LOGISTICS PLATFORMS TO TREAT PATIENTS AT SCALE WORKSHOP

7:15am – 8:45am
Sponsored by World Courier

ALIGNING CLINICAL, MANUFACTURING, AND LOGISTICS PLATFORMS TO TREAT PATIENTS AT SCALE WORKSHOP

9:00am | GENERAL SESSION AND PARTNERING OPENS

9:00am – 9:15am

OVERVIEW OF THE ALLIANCE FOR REGENERATIVE MEDICINE’S INITIATIVES {BlueRock Therapeutics Ballroom}

Speaker:

Janet Lambert, CEO, Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM)

9:15am – 10:15am | CONCURRENT TRACKS

PANEL: CLINICIANS WORKING WITH CAR-T THERAPIES {BlueRock Therapeutics Ballroom}
9:15am – 10:15am

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS {Grand Ballroom D}
9:15am – 10:15am

10:15am – 10:45am | MORNING BREAK
Sponsored by PeproTech and POMS

10:45am – 12:00pm | CONCURRENT TRACKS

FEATURED SPEAKER {BlueRock Therapeutics Ballroom}
10:45am – 11:15am

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS {Grand Ballroom D}
10:45am – 11:15am

PANEL: WHEN DOES INVESTING IN CELL AND GENE THERAPY MAKE BUSINESS SENSE? {BlueRock Therapeutics Ballroom}
11:15am – 12:15pm
The cell and gene therapy industry is undergoing a critical inflection point as is evident in large financing deals, exciting clinical data and landmark regulatory approvals. However assets also face challenges such as high development costs and significant manufacturing complexities. Through a presentation and panel discussion, this session will define drivers of cost of development and cost of goods and provide a framework for assessing investment potential of cell and gene therapy assets.

Chair:
Delfi Krishna, Ph.D., Director, Cell and Gene Therapy Platform, R&D Strategy, Portfolio and Operations, GSK

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS {Grand Ballroom D}
11:15am – 12:15pm

12:15pm – 1:30pm | LUNCH
Sponsored by Homology Medicines

1:30pm – 2:45pm | CONCURRENT TRACKS

SPOTLIGHT SESSION: THE EVOLUTION OF CELL AND GENE THERAPY IN CHINA {BlueRock Therapeutics Ballroom}
1:15pm – 1:45pm

Chair:
Amy Butler, Ph.D., VP and GM Cell Biology, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Speaker:
Felix Hsu, SVP and Global Head of Advanced Therapies, WuXi AppTec
Yuling Li, CEO, Zhejiang Innoforce Pharmaceuticals Co. Ltd.

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS {Grand Ballroom D}
1:15pm – 1:45pm

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS {BlueRock Therapeutics Ballroom}
1:45pm – 2:45pm

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS {Grand Ballroom D}
1:45pm – 2:45pm

2:45pm – 3:15pm | AFTERNOON BREAK
Sponsored by PeproTech and POMS

3:15pm – 5:30pm | CONCURRENT TRACKS

PANEL: THE IMPACT OF UNIVERSAL DONOR CELLS AND iPSCs ON THE CELL THERAPY INDUSTRY {BlueRock Therapeutics Ballroom}
3:15pm – 4:15pm

Speakers:
Tim Lu, M.D., Ph.D., Co-Founder and CEO, Senti Biosciences
Bastiano Sanna, Ph.D., CEO, Semma Therapeutics

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS {Grand Ballroom D}
3:15pm – 4:15pm

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS {BlueRock Therapeutics Ballroom}
4:15pm – 6:00pm

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS {Grand Ballroom D}
4:15pm – 6:00pm

6:00pm | PROGRAM AND PARTNERING CLOSES

7:30am – 9:30am | REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST
Sponsored by Polyplus-transfection

9:00am | GENERAL SESSION AND PARTNERING OPENS

9:00am – 9:05am

WELCOME REMARKS {BlueRock Therapeutics Ballroom}

Speaker:

Janet Lambert, CEO, Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM)

9:05am – 9:30am

FEATURED SPEAKER

Speaker:

Emily Whitehead, Co-Founder, Emily Whitehead Foundation

9:30am – 10:30am | CONCURRENT TRACKS

PANEL: GENE EDITING {BlueRock Therapeutics Ballroom}
9:30am – 10:30am

Speakers:
Jim Burns, Ph.D., President and CEO, Casebia Therapeutics
Michael Dombeck, SVP, Corporate Development, Precision BioSciences
Sandy Macrae, Ph.D., President and CEO, Sangamo Therapeutics
Arthur Tzianabos, Ph.D., President and CEO, Homology Medicines

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS {Grand Ballroom D}
9:30am – 10:30am

10:30am – 10:45am | MORNING BREAK
Sponsored by PeproTech and POMS

10:45am – 12:15pm | CONCURRENT TRACKS

SPOTLIGHT SESSION: STATE INNOVATION IN CELL AND GENE THERAPY MARKET ACCESS {BlueRock Therapeutics Ballroom}
10:45am – 11:15am

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS {Grand Ballroom D}
10:45am – 11:15am

PANEL: INNOVATION AROUND MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES {BlueRock Therapeutics Ballroom}
11:15am – 12:15pm

Speakers:
Nina Bauer, Chief Commercial Officer, FloDesign Sonics
Jason Slingsby, Ph.D., Chief Business Officer, Oxford BioMedica

COMPANY PRESENTATIONS {Grand Ballroom D}
11:15am – 12:15pm

12:15pm – 1:30pm | LUNCH
Sponsored by Paragon Bioservices

1:30pm | CONFERENCE CLOSES

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