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American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy 18th Annual Meeting

May 13–16, 2015

American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy 18th Annual Meeting
May 13-16, 2015
New Orleans, LA

Taking place in New Orleans, Louisiana at the newly renovated Hyatt Regency, the 18th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy will bring together 1,700 of the world’s top researchers, clinicians, fellows, and trainees for four days of education, presentations, networking, and social events.

From our plenary lectures, this year to be given by Drs. Steven Rosenberg and Anthony Atala, to our 19 scientific symposia featuring invited speakers from across our discipline, to our nightly abstract poster receptions, where the majority of the over 700 abstracts submitted to the Annual Meeting are presented, the ASGCT Annual Meeting is certain to be the premiere scientific meeting in our field.

New this year the ASGCT’s 18th Annual Meeting will feature a special Clinical Trials Spotlight Symposium to highlight the newest cutting edge clinical data in gene and cell therapy. This special Symposium will take place Thursday May 14, 2015 at 8:00 am – 10:00 am.

We encourage you to check the ASGCT Annual Meeting website frequently for the latest information on attendee registration, awards, abstracts, session specifics, exhibitor details and more. We look forward to welcoming you to New Orleans!

Pre-Meeting Events
The ASGCT 18th Annual Meeting will be preceded by three pre-conference courses, which will allow attendees to engage in the outlined topics at an intimate level. Register for all pre-meeting programs here.

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of SELEX: An Aptamer Symposium
May 10, 2015, 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm and
May 11, 2015, 8:30 am – 6:30 pm

The Aptamers Symposium will provide a unique opportunity to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of SELEX and to meet researchers around the world developing nucleic acid aptamers as high affinity targeting reagents for both diagnosis and therapy! Participants will be involved in a multidisciplinary meeting in which different aspects including novel selection methodologies, chemistries, and applications will be addressed. Participants will interact with world renowned speakers to discuss their scientific experience and perspectives. Browse the full program here.  

Commercialization Workshop
May 12, 2015
8:30 am – 6:30 pm

The Commercialization Workshop will focus on streamlining the pathway to the commercialization of gene and cell therapy products and the unique challenges emerging technologies pose in creating acceptable business models. Browse the full program here

Grant Writing Workshop
May 12, 2015
12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Grant Writing Workshop will provide new investigator, post-doctoral fellow, and graduate student attendees with a solid foundation on writing their first RO1 grants; the review process, including common questions reviewers ask; and examples of grants from gene and cell therapy that have been successful or unsuccessful during the review process with commentary on why the grants were or were not successful at obtaining funding. Browse the full program here.