World Stem Cell Summit Agenda

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WEDNESDAY – June 16, 2021

6:00-6:30 PM ET - JUNE 16

PLENARY

Opening Ceremony
Bernard Siegel, JD
Executive Director
Regenerative Medicine Foundation
Founder, World Stem Cell Summit

CURA CORNER
Robin Smith, MD
President, Cura Foundation

Bridging Science and Faith
Francis Collins, MD, PhD
Director U.S. National Institutes of Health

6:30-8:00 PM ET - JUNE 16

PLENARY 

Japan Symposium presented by Japanese Society for Regenerative Medicine

Yoji Sato, PhD
Koji Eto, MD, PhD
Akitsu Hotta, PhD
Yo Mabuchi, PhD
Takanori Takebe MD, PhD
Masayo Takahashi, Md, PhD
Yasuji Watanabe

THURSDAY – June 17, 2021

8:30-8:45 AM ET - JUNE 17

PLENARY

Welcome Remarks
Bernard Siegel, JD

8:45-9:00 AM ET - JUNE 17

PLENARY

Keynote Presentation: Feng Zhang, PhD – CRISPR and Gene Editing

9:00-10:00 AM ET - JUNE 17

POLICY, REGULATORY, ETHICS, ADVOCACY & SOCIETY

A World Compass for Commercializing, Manufacturing and Marketing Cell and Gene Therapies
(presented by Hogan Lovells, LLC)

Michael Druckman (moderator)
Mandi Jacobson
Arne Thiermann, LL.M, (LSE)
Natalia Gulyaeva

9:00-9:45 AM ET - JUNE 17

INVESTOR FORUM

Celularity
Speaker:
Dr. Robert Hariri

9:45-10:30 AM ET - JUNE 17

INVESTOR FORUM

Longeveron
Speaker:
Geoff Green

11:00-12:00 PM ET - JUNE 17

POLICY, REGULATORY, ETHICS, ADVOCACY & SOCIETY

Navigating NIH Funding for Clinical Trials Related to Cell-Based Therapies (presented by Alliance for Cell Therapy-Now)
Janet Marchibroda (moderator)
Lillian Shum, PhD
David Stroncek, MD
Ilyas Singec, MD, PhD

 

11:00-12:00 PM ET - JUNE 17

HOT TOPICS AND FUTURE TRENDS

The Expanse! Stem Cell Research on the International Space Station- Impact on Health, Aging and Human Survival (presented by the ISS U.S. National Lab)
Marc Giulianotti, PhD
Jeanne Loring, PhD
Chris Porada, PhD
Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, PhD
Bill Wagner, PhD

10:30-11:15 AM ET - JUNE 17

INVESTOR FORUM

Caladrius
Speaker:
Dr. David J. Mazzo

11:15-12:00 PM ET - JUNE 17

INVESTOR FORUM

GID BIO
Speaker:
Dr. William (Bill) Cimin

12:00- 1:00 PM EST - JUNE 17

LUNCH BREAK

12:00-12:45 PM ET - JUNE 17

INVESTOR FORUM

Creative Medical Technology Holdings Inc. (ImmCelz)
Speaker:
Dr. Thomas Ichim

1:00-1:45 PM ET - JUNE 17

POLICY, REGULATORY, ETHICS, ADVOCACY & SOCIETY

FDA Strategies and Pathways for Accelerating Innovation and Advancing Translation of Cell Therapies (presented by Alliance for Cell Therapy-Now)
Julie Allikson (moderator)
Peter Marks, MD, PhD
Daniel Kracov

1:00-1:30 PM ET - JUNE 17

HOT TOPICS AND FUTURE TRENDS

NANO-BIO-ELECTRONICS THERAPY: Integration of Nanotechnology, Stem Cell/Cellular Therapy with Devices and Brain Mapping (presented by Society for Brain Mapping & Therapeutics)
Babak Kateb, MD

12:45-1:30 PM ET - JUNE 17

INVESTOR FORUM

HealthyLynked
Speakers:
Dr. Michael Dent

1:30-2:15 PM ET - JUNE 17

INVESTOR FORUM

ExoProTher
Speakers:
Dr. Lana Volokh
Dr. Alex Tendler

2:00-3:00 PM ET - JUNE 17

POLICY, REGULATORY, ETHICS, ADVOCACY & SOCIETY

The Amazing Reverse Migration of Products from 361 to 351 (presented by Hogan Lovells, LLC)
Michael Druckman

2:00-3:00 PM ET - JUNE 17

HOT TOPICS AND FUTURE TRENDS

FEATURED PRESENTATION: S-Layer and QTY Code: Promising Technologies to Transform Cellular Therapy and Regenerative Medicine (presented by Avalon GloboCare)
David Jin, MD, PhD, (moderator)
Prof. Uwe Sleytr, MD
Shuguang Zhang, PhD

2:15-3:00 PM ET - JUNE 17

INVESTOR FORUM

Mesoblast
Speaker:
Dr. Silviu Itescu

3:00-4:00 PM ET - JUNE 17

POLICY, REGULATORY, ETHICS, ADVOCACY & SOCIETY

Addressing Disparities, Promoting Equity and Inclusion in Clinical Research (presented by California Institute for Regenerative Medicine CIRM)
Ysabel Duron (moderator)
Adrienne Shapiro
Dr. Nathan Chomilo,
Leah Ke‘ala‘aumoe Dowsett, MD

3:00-4:00 PM ET - JUNE 17

HOT TOPICS AND FUTURE TRENDS

Treating Covid-19 Cell Therapies to Address the Unmet Needs of Patients
Wenchun Qu, MD, MS, PhD (moderator)
Keith March, MD, PhD, FACC,
Camillo Ricordi, MD
Marilyn Glassberg, MD

 

 

3:00-3:45 PM ET - JUNE 17

INVESTOR FORUM

Avalon GloboCare
Speakers:
Dr. David Jin
Luisa Ingargiola

4:00- 5:00 PM ET - JUNE 17

POLICY, REGULATORY, ETHICS, ADVOCACY & SOCIETY

Health Literacy: Stem Cell Science, Vaccine Development & Confidence in the Age of the Covid Pandemic and Infodemic
William (Bill) Remak (moderator)
Jonathan Thomas, PhD, JD
Tina D. Purnat, MS
Temitayo Famoroti, MD
Marie Csete, MD, PhD
Milan Mishkovikj, MSC

4:00-4:35 PM ET - JUNE 17

HOT TOPICS AND FUTURE TRENDS

The Gift of Life Center for Cell and Gene Therapy Ribbon Cutting
(pre-recorded)

Stephen B. Siegel
Jay Feinberg 

4:35-4:41 PM ET - JUNE 17

HOT TOPICS AND FUTURE TRENDS

CIRM Update
Maria Bonneville

4:00-5:00 PM ET - JUNE 17

INVESTOR FORUM

The Emerging Market for Facilities and Real Estate for Regenerative Medicine and the Life Sciences (presented by Dynamic Star)
Bernard Siegel (moderator)
Alessio Tropeano
Steve Gifford, AIA
Sefali Raichauduri, AIA, LEED AP
Brad Zackson
Jeff Wallerstein

FRIDAY – June 18, 2021

8:30-8:45 AM ET - JUNE 18

PLENARY

Welcome Remarks
Bernard Siegel, JD

9:00-10:00 AM ET - JUNE 18

POLICY, REGULATORY, ETHICS, ADVOCACY & SOCIETY

Cells, Atoms, and Bits: Cutting Edge Issues at the Intersection of Science, Engineering and Ethics
Alan Jakimo, JD (moderator)
Jeanne Loring, PhD
Beth E. Roxland, JD M. Bioethics
Graham Parker, PhD

9:00-10:00 AM ET - JUNE 18

HOT TOPICS AND FUTURE TRENDS

Discover Tennessee! Stem Cell Therapeutics and Regenerative Medicine: from Basic Research to Clinical Trials. (Presented by The Memphis Institute of Regenerative Medicine and CTN2)
Steven Goodman, PhD
James Kang, PhD
Gabor Tigyi, MD, PhD
Phil Cestaro

9:00-10:00 AM ET - JUNE 18

INVESTOR FORUM

Academic Excellence, Entrepreneurship and Capital! How Visionary Collaborations Foster Investment, Discovery and Cures (presented by Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund)
Amritha Jaishankar, PhD (moderator)
Maria Millan, MD
Michael May, PhD
Brock Reeve

10:00-10:30 AM ET - JUNE 18

POLICY, REGULATORY, ETHICS, ADVOCACY & SOCIETY

NFL Alumni Stories- Gridiron Champions and Their Unmet Medical Needs (presented by NFL Alumni Health)
Bart Oates (moderator)
Ron Mix
Harry Carson 

10:00-10:30 AM ET - JUNE 18

HOT TOPICS AND FUTURE TRENDS

Fireside Chat: The Longevity Agenda with Aubrey de Grey, PhD, and Tom Kalil

10:30-11:30 AM ET - JUNE 18

POLICY, REGULATORY, ETHICS, ADVOCACY & SOCIETY

Regenerative Medicine for Professional Athletes (presented by NFL Alumni Health)
Janet Marchibroda (moderator)
T. Claude Moorman, III, MD
James Kovach, MD, JD
Jaime R. Garza, MD, DDS, FACS

10:30-11:30 AM ET - JUNE 18

HOT TOPICS AND FUTURE TRENDS

The Longevity Agenda – Canceling the Pathologies of Aging (presented by Longeveron)
Aubrey de Grey, PhD (moderator)
Josh Hare, MD
Jyothi Devakumar
Brian Kennedy

11:30-12:30 PM ET - JUNE 18

POLICY, REGULATORY, ETHICS, ADVOCACY & SOCIETY

Role of Patient Advocacy in Advancing Regenerative Medicine (presented by Americans for Cures)
Melissa King (moderator)
Adrienne Bell-Cors Shapiro
Sandy Barker
Jacqueline Hantgan
Jenifer Raub

11:30-12:00 PM ET - JUNE 18

HOT TOPICS AND FUTURE TRENDS

Establishing Societal Boundaries-The Science and Ethics of Editing Humans with Hank Greely

12:00-12:30 PM ET - JUNE 18

HOT TOPICS AND FUTURE TRENDS

The Latest ISSCR Guidelines on Unapproved/Unproven Stem Cell and Regenerative Treatments
Zubin Master, PhD

12:30- 1:30 PM ET - JUNE 18

LUNCH BREAK

1:00-2:00 PM ET - JUNE 18

POLICY, REGULATORY, ETHICS, ADVOCACY & SOCIETY

Congressional Briefing: Advancing Regenerative Medicine and Cell Therapies for Patients in Need

WATCH THE BRIEFING – REGISTER HERE

Special Guest:
Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL)

Opening Remarks:

Sterling Sharpe, Former NFL Player, Green Bay Packers; Five-Time Pro-Bowler

Leading Researchers in Regenerative Medicine and Cell Therapy:

Colleen Delaney, MD, M.S.c., Founder, Chief Scientific Officer and EVP of R&D, Deverra Therapeutics and Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, University of Washington
Joshua M. Hare, MD, FACC, FAHA, Louis Lemberg Professor of Medicine, Founding Director, Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
David A. Pearce, PhD, President of Innovation, Research, and World Clinic, Sanford Health; Senior Scientist, Sanford Children’s Health Research Center; Professor of Pediatrics, University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine
Krishnendu Roy, Ph.D., Robert A. Milton Chair; Director, NSF Engineering Research Center for Cell Manufacturing Technologies; Director, Marcus Center for Cell-Therapy Characterization and Manufacturing; Technical Lead, National Cell Manufacturing Consortium; Director, Center for ImmunoEngineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Co-Hosts:

Janet Marchibroda, President, Alliance for Cell Therapy Now
Billy Davis, Co-Director, Health Care Initiatives, NFL Alumni
Kyle Richardson, Board Member and Co-Director, Health Care Initiatives, NFL Alumni

2:00-2:16 PM ET - JUNE 18

HOT TOPICS AND FUTURE TRENDS

Recent Progress on Gene and Stem Cell Therapy for β-Thalassemia in China and Around the World (presented by Shanghai Institute of Medical Genetics)

Fanyi Zeng, MD, PhD

12:00pm-3:00 pm ET JUNE 18

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

NSF Network Coordination for Building the Skilled Technical Workforce in Cell Manufacturing & Regenerative Medicine”

12: 00 – 12:15pm
NSF Coordination Network for Cell and Tissue Manufacturingand the Skilled Technical Workforce
Thomas C. Tubon, Jr. PI, National Science Foundation – Advanced Technological  Education Chief Workforce Development Officer, BioMADE Manufacturing Innovation Institute

12:14pm-1:00pm
LUNCH HOUR KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
Dr. Jim Dekloe
“Training the Skilled Technical Workforce for Cell and Gene Therapy”

1:00pm-1:15pm
Workshop Orientation, Engagement, and overview of Focus Groups

1:15pm-2:00pm
Participant EWD Facilitated Working groups I
(Thomas Tubon, Moderator)

  1. Program Awareness – Visibility
  2. Skills, Knowledge and Competencies
  3. Resource Mapping and Strategic Partnerships

2:00pm-2:45pm
Participant EWD Facilitated Working groups II
(Louise Petruzzella, Moderator)

  1. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Cell and Tissue Manufacturing workspace
  2. Alignment of Curricula with Industry and Workforce Needs
  3. Challenges to Sustainable Programs in Regenerative Medicine

2:45pm-2:55pm
Brief Report Out

2:55pm-3:00pm
Closing Commentary for building the STW in Cell &
Tissue Manufacturing (Survey) 

7:00-8:30 PM ET - JUNE 18

PLENARY

Regenerative Medicine Foundation’s Stem Cell &
Regenerative Medicine Action Awards Ceremony (Video)

THE REGENERATIVE MEDICINE ESSENTIALS COURSE – Core Curriculum

The RME course includes an impressive list of speakers with easy to follow information about research, industry and clinical applications of regenerative medicine.

Course Topics:

  • StemCells
  • Biomaterials
  • 3D Printing and Enabling Technologies
  • Clinical Trials
  • Commercialization
  • Bioethics and Patient Advocacy
  • Careers Perspectives and Workforce Development
  • New & AdvancedTopics – e.g. COVID and RM
  • Patient Advocates

Designed for:

  • Researchers
  • Clinicians
  • MD, MS and PhD Students
  • Government
  • Cell Therapies
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Regulatory Processes
  • Scale-up and Manufacturing
  • Industry
  • Technicians
  • Investors and Collaborators
  • Advanced Students and Educators