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Cell & Gene Washington Forum & Fly-In



Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Committee Meetings

Open to ARM Members Only

9:00am – 9:50am
U.S. Regulatory Affairs Committee Meeting (Waterside 2)

10:00am – 10:50am
U.S Market Access & Value Committee Meeting (Waterside 2)
Patient Engagement Committee Meeting (Harbor Room)

11:00am – 11:50am
Government Relations & Policy Committee Meeting (Waterside 2)

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)

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 (Seaport 2)

9:00am – 3:00pm
Legislative Fly-In


Reserve Your Hotel

A discounted hotel room block of $399 per night is available at the InterContinental Washington DC – the Wharf. Book your hotel online here or by calling 1-833-249-1029 and mentioning the ARM Fly-In and Annual Meeting. The cut-off to book at this discounted rate is Wednesday, April 17. 

May 21–22, 2019

InterContinental Washington, D.C. - The Wharf

801 Wharf St. SW
Washington, DC 20024

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