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Cell & Gene Washington Forum & Fly-In

Registration for ARM’s Cell & Gene Washington Forum & Fly-In will be available soon!

Program Agenda

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Concurrent Committee Meetings

Open to ARM Members Only

9:00pm – 10:00am
Regulatory Committee Meeting (Algonquin Room)
Reimbursement Committee Meeting (Pearl Room)

10:00pm – 11:00am
Government Relations Committee Meeting (Algonquin Room)
Patient Engagement Committee Meeting (Pearl Room)

Policy Lunch Briefing with NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins

12:00pm – 1:30pm
This briefing will address NIH’s critical scientific and policy work in the area of cell and gene therapy including planned changes in the RAC review for gene therapy trials and NIH support of research and development of gene therapies. The address will also allow time for audience members to ask questions during a dedicated Q&A session.

Keynote Speaker:
Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH)

ARM State of the Industry Mid-Year Update

1:30pm – 2:00pm
This presentation will provide a mid-year update on the cell and gene therapy industry’s legislative and clinical progress to-date as well as a forecast of anticipated achievements and challenges. The address will include insights into key sector trends and metrics, and a policy overview in advance of the following day’s Fly-In.

Featured Speaker:
Janet Lambert, CEO, Alliance for Regenerative Medicine

Panel: Externally-Led Patient-Focused Drug Development Meetings 

2:00pm – 3:30pm
This multi-stakeholder discussion will discuss how these meetings are organized and the systematic approach they provide to ensure that patient’s experiences, perspectives, needs and priorities are meaningfully incorporated into drug development and evaluation.

Annual Dinner

After a short afternoon break, join us again for ARM’s 10th Annual Dinner. The Annual Dinner is one of ARM’s premier events celebrating major accomplishments over the past year in the regenerative medicine and advanced therapies field. This intimate dinner recognizes the key corporate, scientific and policy leaders in our sector – including members of Congress, patient advocates, disease-foundation executives and other industry champions.

6:00pm – 7:00pm
Cocktail Reception

7:00pm – 9:00pm
Annual Dinner

Welcome Remarks:
Janet Lambert, CEO, Alliance for Regenerative Medicine

Featured Speakers:
Cara O’Neill, M.D., Scientific Director and Executive Vice President, Cure Sanfilippo Foundation
Kristin Smedley, President, Curing Retinal Blindness Foundation

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Legislative Fly-In

Each participant will be assigned to a group based on state/districts and will meet with key members of Congress and Administration officials to describe the immense near-term potential of advanced therapies and the need for legislation that supports the development of life saving treatments.

Open to ARM Members Only, Registration Required

7:00am – 8:00am
Breakfast & Legislative Issues Briefing (Harbor Room)

9:00am – 3:00pm
Legislative Fly-In



May 21–22, 2019

InterContinental Washington, D.C. - The Wharf

801 Wharf St. SW
Washington, DC 20024

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