Register Today: Advancing Clinical Research of Gene Therapies in Brazil

FREE—December 2, 2020, 2-6 p.m. BRT

This event is in partnership between ASGCT and the Brazilian Association of Cellular and Gene Therapy. The goal of this program is for speakers with experience in clinical development to share their experiences and insights on factors to consider to successfully initiate clinical trials of in vivo and ex vivo gene therapies in Brazil. Stimulating such additional clinical research is an important step in expanding availability and access to these therapies for patients in need in the area.


2 – 2:30 p.m. Brasilia Standard Time – Introduction  

Kenneth Cornetta, M.D. 
Indiana University  
Chair, Global Outreach Committee, ASGCT 

Sang W. Han, Ph.D. 
Universidade Federal de São Paulo 
Vice President, ABTCEL-GEN 

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. – Developing clinical trials for hematological cancers with CAR T-cell therapy 

2:30 – 2:50 p.m. – Renato Cunha, M.D., Ph.D.  
Ribeirão Preto Medical School - São Paulo University 
Getting CAR T-cell therapy for leukemia into clinical trials in Brazil: Challenges and opportunities 

2:50 – 3:10 p.m. – Richard C. Koya, M.D., Ph.D. 
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center 
Considerations for developing genetically modified T-cell therapy trials 

3:10 – 3:30 p.m. – Panel discussion  

3:30 – 3:50 p.m. – Break 

3:50 – 5:20 p.m. – Developing gene therapy clinical trials for monogenic diseases 

3:50 – 4:10 p.m. – Temis Maria Felix, Ph.D. 
Medical Genetics Service of Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre 
Epidemiology of monogenic disorders in Brazil 

4:10 – 4:30 p.m. – Margareth Castro Ozelo, M.D., Ph.D. 
WFH International Haemophilia Training Centre at the University of Campinas 
Getting gene therapy for hemophilia into clinical trials in Brazil: Challenges and opportunities  

4:30 – 4:50 p.m. – Punam Malik, M.D. 
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center 
Considerations for early clinical trials on gene transfer 

4:50 – 5:20 p.m. – Panel discussion  

5:20 – 5:50 p.m. – Maritza McIntyre, Ph.D. 
Regulatory considerations for early gene therapy trials 

5:50 – 6 p.m. Closing remarks  


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