Preliminary Schedule

Rm. TBD CAR T and Related Immune Effector Cell Therapies Workshop
  Moderator(s): TBD
  10 a.m.-6 p.m. The CAR T and Related Immune Effector Cell Therapies workshop features discussions of the current state of CAR T therapeutic approaches in light of recent FDA approvals with updates on clinical long term follow-up. This workshop is in partnership with the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy and includes sessions on gene editing and going beyond autologous CAR-T cells for cancer.
Rm. TBD Gene Editing Workshop
  Moderator(s): TBD
  10 a.m.-6 p.m. The Gene Editing workshop provides an overview of current gene editing technologies and approaches, emerging uses and applications, with sessions highlighting junior investigators and clinical gene editing programs.
Rm. TBD Pre-Approval Commercialization Workshop
  Moderator(s): TBD
  10 a.m.-6 p.m. The Pre-Approval Commercialization workshop focuses on the pathways to the commercialization of gene and cell therapy products with discussions the harmonization of global regulatory bodies.
Rm. TBD Post-Approval Commercialization Workshop
  Moderator(s): TBD
  10 a.m.-6 p.m. New for 2019, the Post-Approval Commercialization workshop focuses on the unique challenges emerging technologies pose in designing acceptable business models to maximize patient access and discussions of value based pricing and reimbursement for gene therapies.
International Ballroom East Bio Industry Symposium
  Co-Chairs: Gwendolyn Binder, PhD and Marcela Maus, MD, PhD
  8-10 a.m. Entering the Post-RAC Era Charting the Course of Cell & Gene Therapy Drug Development for the Future
International Ballroom West International Symposium
  Co-Chairs: Juan A. Bueren, PhD and Claire Booth, MBBS, PhD
  8-10 a.m. Innovation in First Time in Human Study Clinical Studies
Jefferson Government Relations Symposium
  Co-Chairs: Francesca Cook, MPH and Tim Hunt, JD
  8-10 a.m. Pricing, Access, and Value of Gene Therapies: What Are the Real-World Challenges and Solutions?
Lincoln Nanoagents & Synthetic Formulations Symposium
  Co-Chairs: Assem Ziady, PhD and Chantal Pichon, PhD
  8-10 a.m. Non-Viral Vectors and Immunity
Georgetown Respiratory & GI Tract Symposium
  Co-Chairs: Maria P. Limberis, PhD and Patrick L. Sinn, PhD
  8-10 a.m. Novel Strategies for Lung and GI Tract-directed Genetic Therapies
  Coffee Break
  Cup Sleeve Sponsorship Still Available!
  10-10:30 a.m. Complimentary coffee available outside session rooms and in the exhibit hall.
Exhibit Hall Exhibit Hall Open
  See the full list of exhibitors and the Exhibit Hall floorplan
  10 a.m.-6 p.m. For the first time, the Exhibit Hall will be open for the vast majority of the Annual Meeting's operating hours.
Various Meeting Rooms Oral Abstract Session I
  Abstract Submission open through January 16
  10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Approximately 25 percent of accepted abstracts are scheduled as oral abstract presentations. Oral abstract presentations are formal PowerPoint presentations given during two-hour, simultaneous oral abstract sessions. A total of 8 abstracts are presented in each session. Presentations are 10 minutes in length followed by a 5 minute Q&A.
  Lunch Break
  Lunch Not Provided
  12-1:30 p.m. Download the ASGCT app to find great local lunch options nearby!
International Ballroom East Adoptive T-Cell Therapy Education Session
  Co-Chairs: Catherine M. Bollard, MD and Daniel J. Powell, PhD
  1:30-3 p.m. Topics and speaker information coming soon!
International Ballroom West AAV Vectors Education Session
  Co-Chairs: TBD
  1:30-3 p.m. Topics and speaker information coming soon!
Jefferson Modalities of Genome Editing Education Session
  Co-Chairs: Thomas Wechsler, PhD and John Tisdale, MD
  1:30-3 p.m. Topics and speaker information coming soon!
Lincoln Oncolytics Education Session
  Co-Chairs: Tanja M. Meyer, PhD and TBD
  1:30-3 p.m. Topics and speaker information coming soon!
Georgetown NK Cells Versus iNKT Cells Education Session
  Co-Chairs: Leonid S. Metelitsa, MD, PhD and Katy Rezvani, MD, PhD
  1:30-3 p.m. Topics and speaker information coming soon!
Monroe Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Education Session
  Co-Chairs: Blythe Sather, PhD and Jizhong Zou, PhD
  1:30-3 p.m. Topics and speaker information coming soon!
  Coffee Break
  Cup Sleeve Sponsorship Still Available!
  3-3:45 p.m. Complimentary coffee available outside session rooms and in the exhibit hall.
Various Meeting Rooms Oral Abstract Session II
  Abstract Submission open through January 16
  3:45-5:30 p.m. Approximately 25 percent of accepted abstracts are scheduled as oral abstract presentations. Oral abstract presentations are formal PowerPoint presentations given during two-hour, simultaneous oral abstract sessions. A total of 8 abstracts are presented in each session. Presentations are 10 minutes in length followed by a 5 minute Q&A.
Exhibit Hall Tools and Technologies Forum
  Debuting Innovative Products!
  4-6 p.m. The Tools and Technologies Forum provides exhibitors the opportunity to present their products, services, tools, and technologies in 15-minute-long presentations.
Exhibit Hall Welcome Reception & Poster Session I
  Best in Class Research
  5-6 p.m. Seventy-five percent of all abstracts presented at the Annual Meeting occur during one of three poster sessions. Poster sessions allow the presenter to illustrate the abstract on a poster board and discuss the abstract with attendees in-person.

The first poster session of the 22nd Annual Meeting is paired with the opening night Welcome Reception for all attendees.
TBD Reconnection & Mentoring Event
  7:30-9:30 p.m. Participants in ASGCT's mentorship program are invited to a private networking event to reconnect with colleagues and make new contacts.
International Ballroom East Cancer Scientific Symposium
  Co-Chairs: Robert E. Sobol, MD and TBD
  8-10 a.m. Towards the Holy Grail of Cancer Gene Therapies: Universal Cells, Targeted Vectors and Solid Tumor CART Efficacy
International Ballroom West Genome Editing Scientific Symposium
  Co-Chairs: Morgan L. Maeder, PhD and TBD
  8-10 a.m. Gene Editing: From Platform Engineering to Assessing Impact of Innate and Adaptive Responses
Jefferson Viral Gene Transfer Vectors Scientific Symposium
  Co-Chairs: Coy Heldermon, MD, PhD and Ko Mitani, PhD
  8-10 a.m. Vector Development, Clinical Implementation, and Corporate Connections
Lincoln Translational Science and Product Development Scientific Symposium
  Co-Chairs: Eduard Ayuso, DVM, PhD and TBD
  8-10 a.m. Evaluating Gene & Cell Therapy Product Candidates
Georgetown RNA Therapeutics Education Session
  Co-Chairs: Millicent Sullivan, PhD and TBD
  8-10 a.m. “How-to” – Design, Delivery, and Application of RNA Therapeutics
Monroe Cardiovascular Scientific Symposium
  Co-Chairs: Costanza Emanueli, PhD, FAHA and TBD
  8-10 a.m. Beyond Cell Therapy: Extracellular vs. Multicellular Cardiovascular Regenerative Approaches
Exhibit Hall Coffee Social and Oral Poster Session
  Abstract Submission open through January 16
  10-10:45 a.m.  
International Ballroom George Stamatoyannopoulos Memorial Lecture & Presentation of the Excellence in Research & Sonia Skarlatos Public Service Award Presentation
  ASGCT President Michele Calos, PhD and Michel Sadelain, M.D., Ph.D.
  10:45-11 a.m. Presentation of Excellence in Research & Sonia Skarlatos Public Service Awards by ASGCT President Michele Calos, PhD.
  11 a.m.-12 p.m. Michel Sadelain, M.D., Ph.D. delivers the George Stamatoyannopoulos Memorial Lecture.

Sadelain’s research focuses on human cell engineering and cell therapy to treat cancer and hereditary blood disorders. His laboratory has made several seminal contributions to the field of chimeric antigen receptors (CARs), from their conceptualization and optimization to their clinical translation for cancer immunotherapy. His group was the first to publish dramatic molecular remissions in patients with chemorefractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia following treatment with autologous CD19-targeted T cells.
  Lunch Break
  Lunch Not Provided
  12-1:30 p.m. Download the ASGCT app to find great local lunch options nearby!
TBD Industry Lunch Symposium
  Miltenyi Biotec
  12-1:30 p.m. This content of this sponsored symposium will be determined by the sponsor and presented independent of ASGCT.
TBD Industry Lunch Symposium
  TerumoBCT
  12-1:30 p.m. This content of this sponsored symposium will be determined by the sponsor and presented independent of ASGCT.
TBD Industry Lunch Symposium
  Retrogenix
  12-1:30 p.m. This content of this sponsored symposium will be determined by the sponsor and presented independent of ASGCT.
TBD Industry Lunch Symposium
  Maxcyte
  12-1:30 p.m. This content of this sponsored symposium will be determined by the sponsor and presented independent of ASGCT.
International Ballroom Outstanding New Investigator Symposium
  Awardees TBA
  1:30-3 p.m. The Outstanding New Investigator awardees detail their research in this plenary session.
Exhibit Hall Coffee Social
  Cup Sleeve Sponsorship Still Available!
  1:30-3 p.m. Complimentary coffee available outside session rooms and in the exhibit hall.
Various Meeting Rooms Oral Abstract Session III
  Abstract Submission open through January 16
  3:45-5:15 p.m. Approximately 25 percent of accepted abstracts are scheduled as oral abstract presentations. Oral abstract presentations are formal PowerPoint presentations given during two-hour, simultaneous oral abstract sessions. A total of 8 abstracts are presented in each session. Presentations are 10 minutes in length followed by a 5 minute Q&A.
Exhibit Hall Tools and Technologies Forum
  Debuting Innovative Products!
  4-6 p.m. The Tools and Technologies Forum provides exhibitors the opportunity to present their products, services, tools, and technologies in 15-minute-long presentations.
Exhibit Hall Networking Reception & Poster Session II
  Best in Class Research
  5-6 p.m. Seventy-five percent of all abstracts presented at the Annual Meeting occur during one of three poster sessions. Poster sessions allow the presenter to illustrate the abstract on a poster board and discuss the abstract with attendees in-person.
TBD Industry Symposium
  Audentes Therapeutics
  6-7:30 p.m. This content of this sponsored symposium will be determined by the sponsor and presented independent of ASGCT.
TBD New Member Receptions
  Join ASGCT for refreshments and networking!
  6-7 p.m. Members new to ASGCT are invited for refreshments and conversation as a welcome to the Society.
International Ballroom East Immune Responses Scientific Symposium
  Co-Chairs: Maria Castro, PhD and Irina Balyasnikova, PhD
  8-10 a.m. Basic and Translational Aspects of Immunology and Gene and Cell Therapy
International Ballroom West Neurologic & Ophthalmic Scientific Symposium
  Co-Chairs: Caroline E. Bass, PhD and David J. Segal, PhD
  8-10 a.m. Genome Editing in the Retina and CNS
Jefferson Ethics Scientific Symposium
  Co-Chairs: Pilar N. Ossorio, PhD, JD and Bruce E. Torbett, PhD, MSPH
  8-10 a.m. Right to Try or Wrong to Try?
Lincoln Physical Delivery, Therapeutics & Vector Development Scientific Symposium
  Co-Chairs:    Dexi Liu, PhD and Lauren Woodard, PhD
  8-10 a.m. Translating non-viral Gene Delivery to Human Therapeutics
Georgetown Stem Cell Scientific Symposium
  Co-Chairs: M. Graca D. Almeida-Porada, MD, PhD and Eirini P. Papapetrou, MD, PhD
  8-10 a.m. Genetic Modification of Stem Cells
Monroe Infectious Diseases and Vaccines Scientific Symposium
  Co-Chairs: Claire Evans, PhD and Matti Sallberg, PhD, DDS
  8-10 a.m. Prophylactic and Therapeutic Antibodies against Infectious Diseases
Mtg. Rm Session 106: Critical Care II
  Moderator(s): TBD
  09:45-10:15 Endovascular Aortic Repairs
Ani Aydin, MD FAAEM (United States)
  10:15-10:45 Reversal of Novel Anticoagulants: Newly Approved Reversal Agents Exist
Todd Slesinger, MD FAAEM (United States)
  10:45-11:15 Resuscitate BEFORE You Intubate
Kenneth Butler, DO FACEP (United States)
Exhibit Hall Coffee Social and Oral Poster Session
  Abstract Submission open through January 16
  10-10:45 a.m.  
International Ballroom Outstanding Achievement Award Lecture
  Awardee TBA
  10:45-11:45 The Outstanding Achievement Award honoree profiles their career-long journey in the latest installment of this annual landmark lecture series.
  Lunch Break
  Lunch Not Provided
  11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Download the ASGCT app to find great local lunch options nearby!
International Ballroom Presidential Symposium & Presentation of the Top Abstracts
  ASGCT President Michele Calos, PhD, and George M. Church, PhD
  1:15-2:15 p.m. George M. Church, PhD delivers the Presidential Symposium Lecture.

Church is professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, a founding member of the Wyss Institute, and director of PersonalGenomes.org, the world’s only open-access information on human genomic, environmental, and trait data. He developed the first methods for the first genome sequence & dramatic cost reductions since then (down from $3 billion to $600).
  2:15-3:15 p.m. The top-rated abstracts from all specialties are presented during this all-meeting plenary session.
Exhibit Hall Coffee Social
  Cup Sleeve Sponsorship Still Available!
  1:30-3 p.m. Complimentary coffee available outside session rooms and in the exhibit hall.
Various Meeting Rooms Oral Abstract Session IV
  Abstract Submission open through January 16
  4-5:45 p.m. Approximately 25 percent of accepted abstracts are scheduled as oral abstract presentations. Oral abstract presentations are formal PowerPoint presentations given during two-hour, simultaneous oral abstract sessions. A total of 8 abstracts are presented in each session. Presentations are 10 minutes in length followed by a 5 minute Q&A.
Exhibit Hall Tools and Technologies Forum
  Debuting Innovative Products!
  4-6 p.m. The Tools and Technologies Forum provides exhibitors the opportunity to present their products, services, tools, and technologies in 15-minute-long presentations.
Exhibit Hall Poster Session III
  Best in Class Research
  5-6 p.m. Seventy-five percent of all abstracts presented at the Annual Meeting occur during one of three poster sessions. Poster sessions allow the presenter to illustrate the abstract on a poster board and discuss the abstract with attendees in-person.
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery Closing Night Reception
  Add to your Annual Meeting registration for just $25!
  8-11 p.m. Transportation from the Washington Hilton will be provided by ASGCT, but reception attendance is limited to 1,400 so sign up early!
  Coffee Social
  Cup Sleeve Sponsorship Still Available!
  7:30-8 a.m. Open the final day of the Annual Meeting with a cup of coffee and an opportunity to catch up.
International Ballroom East Genetic and Metabolic Diseases Scientific Symposium
  Co-Chairs: Denise Sabatino, PhD and Randy Chandler, PhD, MB
  8-10 a.m. Applications of Gene and Cell Therapy Technologies for Metabolic Diseases
International Ballroom West Hematologic and Immunologic Scientific Symposium
  Co-Chairs: Jennifer E. Adair, PhD and Jennifer L. Gori, PhD
  8-10 a.m. Fitness by Design: Engineering Homing, Persistence and Potency in Cell Therapies
Jefferson Clinical Trials and Regulatory Affairs Scientific Symposium
  Co-Chairs: Adora Ndu, PharmD, JD and Richard Morgan, PhD
  8-10 a.m. Getting to the Finish Line: Market Success
Lincoln Commercialization Symposium
  Co-Chairs: TBA
  8-10 a.m. Topics and speaker information coming soon!
Georgetown Musculo-Skeletal Scientific Symposium
  Co-Chairs: Joel R. Chamberlain, PhD and Niclas E. Bengtsson, PhD
  8-10 a.m. Gene Editing and Gene Modulation for Musculoskeletal Disease
Monroe Oligonucleotide and RNAi Therapeutics Scientific Symposium
  Co-Chairs: Michelle L. Hastings, PhD and Janaiah Kota, PhD
  8-10 a.m. Clinical Status of Oligonucleotide-based Drugs
Various Meeting Rooms Oral Abstract Session V
  Abstract Submission open through January 16
  10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Approximately 25 percent of accepted abstracts are scheduled as oral abstract presentations. Oral abstract presentations are formal PowerPoint presentations given during two-hour, simultaneous oral abstract sessions. A total of 8 abstracts are presented in each session. Presentations are 10 minutes in length followed by a 5 minute Q&A.