Thank you to everyone who attended the 23rd Annual Meeting! We were thrilled to host 6,200 attendees in our first-ever virtual environment, and we hope you enjoyed all the groundbreaking science throughout the week.
If you missed a session, recordings from the meeting are now available for registered attendees to watch on-demand through Sunday, June 14. ASGCT staff are publishing more sessions as they become available. Presentations approved by speakers from all sessions will be included in this collection.
Starting today, we are proud to share our collection of abstracts for the ASGCT 23rd Annual Meeting with you. This collection is the largest we've ever had and is full of the field's latest and most innovative science. You can read it online now.
For a preview of some of the presentations to look forward to during our first-ever virtual meeting, you'll find highlights on our blog of the abstract collection, including recipients of the Excellence in Research awards, whose abstracts will be presented as part of the Presidential Symposium and Presentation of the Top Abstracts, as well as the Clinical Trials Spotlight Symposia.
ASGCT is offering updated registration rates for the virtual 2020 Annual Meeting. If you're not a member, you are welcome to apply for membership when you register to earn the member discount on your registration. The new rate schedule is as follows:
Note: All attendees who have registered for the Annual Meeting under the previous rates will be offered the opportunity to donate the difference to ASGCT or have the difference in rates refunded.
After careful consideration of the ongoing spread of COVID-19 overseas and in the United States, the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy (ASGCT) Board of Directors has decided not to conduct ASGCT’s 2020 Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts scheduled for May 2020.
ASGCT has come to the conclusion that it is only possible to fulfill the Society’s mission by hosting the 23rd Annual Meeting virtually and as-scheduled.
It is our hope that the ability to share innovative science, connect virtually with peers from around the world, and learn from one another will bring forth a sense of renewed optimism in light of the continuing and ongoing challenges ahead.
ASGCT has been monitoring the COVID-19 situation with the health, safety, and well-being of our guests, employees, contractors, speakers, and attendees in mind. The ASGCT Board arrived at this difficult decision after consulting with speakers, vendors, exhibitors, and other Meeting participants, and gathering information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, Massachusetts Governor, Boston Mayor, and other health authorities. Ultimately, the global nature of our Meeting, rapidly escalating health concerns regarding COVID-19, ongoing travel and other restrictions, and Governor Baker’s recent directive instructing those traveling to Massachusetts to self-quarantine for 14 days, made it impossible for us to hold the Meeting at this time.
We urge those who were planning to attend the Meeting to expedite flight and hotel cancellations. We also ask for your patience as we work diligently to address questions and provide additional information to our participants and guests.
If you have any questions regarding your registration or involvement in the 23rd Annual Meeting, please do not hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and a staff member will help you directly.
For more information, please see the dedicated update pages for registrants and exhibitors:
The free mobile app will help you stay current during the 23rd Annual Meeting. Download it now to view the preliminary meeting schedule.
You can use the app to search speakers and sessions updated in real time, create your own customized schedule, read the abstracts (starting April 28), map your way around the Hynes Convention Center, and more.
If you download the app on a PC or Mac, a desktop-compatible version will open. If you're on a mobile device, you'll go directly to your app store to download the app for free.
The 23rd Annual Meeting abstract submission deadline has passed.
ASGCT abstract reviewers will now begin the process of sorting and reviewing abstracts before presentation status notifications are sent on April 6.
Thank you to everyone who submitted an abstract for presentation at the 23rd Annual Meeting, and we hope to see you all in Boston this May!
Registration for the 23rd Annual Meeting is now open! Early registration rates are available through April 10, 2020, and groups of five or more are eligible for an additional 15 percent discount. Now is the time for members to renew their membership when registering for the Annual Meeting, and non-members are invited to apply for membership to earn the member discount on their registration. As always, Associate Members who are first and presenting authors on an abstract at the Annual Meeting receive free registration.
The American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy returns to a convention center for the first time in seven years when the Society takes over the Hynes Convention Center in Boston May 12-15, 2020.
Join ASGCT in the heart of the biotech valley for the field's premier event, and take in the cutting edge of science with leaders from academia, medicine, industry, advocacy, and more.
Abstract Notifications Sent
April 6, 2020
April 28, 2020
23rd ASGCT Annual Meeting
May 12 – 15, 2020
Use the ASGCT app on your mobile device to build your schedule, read the abstracts (released on April 28), and guide your way through the Hynes Convention Center.
Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02115