The virtual event will feature keynote addresses from globally respected experts in important fields of scientific study, including clinical translation of cellular biologics for neurological, cardiovascular and immune-mediated diseases, as well as the move toward industrialization of such complex cell therapies. Keynote speeches will be made by:
- Peter Marks, MD, PhD, director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, discussing "Advancing the Manufacturing of Complex Biologic Products"
- Maria Grazia Roncarolo, MD, George D. Smith Professor in Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine and professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at Stanford University, presenting "Engineered Regulatory T Cells: New Therapeutics for Immune-Mediated Diseases"
- Christine Mummery, PhD, professor of Developmental Biology and chair of the Department of Anatomy and Embryology at Leiden University Medical Center, addressing "Advanced Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Models to Study Cardiovascular Disease and Drug Respones"
- Lorenz Studer, MD, director of the Center for Stem Cell Biology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, exploring "Pluripotent-Based Cell Therapy Development for CNS and PNS Disorders–Progress and Remaining Challenges"
- Jens Vogel, PhD, senior vice president and head of Biotech at Bayer Pharmaceuticals, discussing "Industrialization of Cell Therapies Through Innovation and Standardization"
Speakers from leading universities, pharmaceutical, biomedical and biotechnology companies will address a spectrum of timely topics, such as next-generation cell therapies for the brain, reimagining manufacturing of curative medicines and economics of biomanufacturing.
Presentations will be made by Gay Crooks, MD, UCLA; Joachim Fruebis, PhD, BlueRock Therapeutics; Steve Goldman, MD, PhD, University of Rochester Medical Center; Tara Greene, MS, BioEthicA, LLC.; Dan S. Kaufman, MD, PhD, University of California, San Diego; Nirupama Pike, PhD, Thermo Fisher Scientific; Krishnendu Roy, PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology; Rahul Singhvi, ScD, MBA, MS, National Resilience, Inc.; Marius Wernig, MD, PhD, Stanford University; and Juan Carlos Zuniga-Pflucker, PhD, University of Toronto.
The symposium is free to Cedars-Sinai employees; use the promo code "CSEMPLOYEE" when registering for the event. Attendees are asked to register prior to Dec. 2. For questions, contact Ruth Liam at Ruth.Liam@cshs.org.