Standing Committees

ASGCT's standing committees determine the the great majority of the Society's programs and are open to all members interested in volunteering

Volunteer for a Standing Committee

ASGCT members are able to self-nominate or submit recommendations of other members to serve on committees dedicated to shaping ASGCT and determining the Society's programs..

Active Committees

Bio-Industry Committee

The Bio-Industry Committee is responsible for providing input on biotechnology industry trends affecting the gene therapy sector, such as manufacturing, investment, and market trends. The duties of the committee include recommending sessions relevant to the industry and the Society for the Annual Meeting, and serving as a networking resource to Society members from industry.

Commercialization Committee

The Commercialization Committee educates members and provides expertise on issues and strategies surrounding the commercialization of gene and cell therapy products. The duties of the committee include recommending sessions for the Annual Meeting and other educational programming.

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee oversees ASGCT's editorial content creation and media responses and enhances interactions with members, media, and the public to maintain ASGCT’s role as a field-wide authority. The Committee may also propose programs, strategies, and educational content to the Board of Directors to enhance the visibility and stature of the Society.

Education Committee

The Education Committee is responsible for developing educational sessions that are presented at the beginning of the Society’s Annual Meeting. The format of these sessions is determined through the guidance of the Program Committee co-chairs.

Ethics Committee

The Ethics Committee advises ASGCT on position statements and/or other actions of the Society in relation to ethical issues in the field. In addition, the committee shall be responsible for educating internal and external stakeholders on ethical issues, including recommended educational programming.

Global Outreach Committee

The Global Outreach Committee supports the creation of gene therapy resources and Society programming outside of the United States. The committee develops programs for research collaborations, award opportunities, and outreach efforts with the goal of fostering equitable access to gene therapies throughout the world with an eye towards low- and middle-income countries.

Government Relations Committee

The Government Relations Committee develops relationships with government entities, including the NIH, Congress, and CMS. The duties of the committee include recommending policy positions that support gene and cell therapy research, development, and access, as well as responsible use of these technologies; and recommending educational programming that addresses major policy issues in the field. 

International Committee

The International Committee develops programs for the Society’s Annual Meeting that highlight the work being done by gene and cell therapy investigators internationally. In addition, the committee is responsible for working to strengthen ASGCT's links with other international societies and gene and cell therapy centers.

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee recommends various marketing strategies to increase ASGCT membership and to improve the retention of current members. In addition, this committee reviews all applications for Emeritus membership and recommends their acceptance or rejection to the Board of Directors.

New Investigator Committee

The New Investigator Committee develops programs that support and engage students, post-doctoral fellows, and new investigators. Specifically, the Committee is asked to monitor and develop a mentorship program and a series of lunch sessions at the Annual Meeting.

Nominating and Awards Committee

The Nominating and Awards Committee puts forth a slate of candidates each year for election to the office of Vice-President, any vacancies in the offices of Secretary or Treasurer, and all vacant director positions. The committee is also proposes the Society’s award recipients and other actions of a distinguishing nature.

Patient Outreach Committee

The Patient Outreach Committee educates patients and families affected by diseases that may be treatable by gene therapies by developing patient- and public-facing materials to ensure they are both accurate and at an appropriate educational level.

Program Committee

The Program Committee is responsible for the overall development of the ASGCT Annual Meeting by soliciting suggestions from various standing and scientific committees. The committee will make the final determination on the specific programs and speakers (workshops, symposia, etc.) that will be scheduled during the ASGCT Annual Meeting. 

Publications Committee

The Publications Committee oversees the Society’s Molecular Therapy family of journals. The committee is responsible for leading the selection process for editors-in-chief for the journals and making recommendations to the ASGCT Board of Directors.

Regulatory Affairs Committee

The Regulatory Affairs Committee educates members on the worldwide regulatory environment and for interacting directly with the FDA regarding gene and cell therapy. The committee also provides Society representation to entities developing gene and cell therapy standards.

Trainee Committee

The Trainee Committee is responsible for issues specifically relevant to training and career development, as well as providing trainee perspectives to the Society. The Committee has develops trainee programming, Annual Meeting lunch sessions, and other trainee-specific networking events.

Translational Science Committee

The Translational Science Committee is responsible for addressing matters pertaining to translational science, such as vector development, manufacturing technologies, and early clinical development. The duties of the committee include recommending educational programming relevant to translational science.

Scientific Committees

Find ASGCT's scientific committees, groups of members who create and propose scientific symposia for the ASGCT Annual Meeting.


ASGCT Policy Summit

September 23-25, 2020