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Current Trends in Biotherapeutics - CTEG's 3rd annual workshop


The Clinical Translation Education Group composed of BioCanRx, CCRM, CellCAN, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR), Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine (OIRM) and Stem Cell Network, will be hosting a one-day workshop on current trends and innovations in cell and gene therapy with an emphasis on disruptive technologies. It will be aimed at trainees and other professionals in the biotherapeutic space and will introduce new tools and strategies that are shaping where the biotherapeutic field is headed. Importantly, the Workshop will provide an opportunity to network and learn about careers in these areas.


When? September 27, 2019

Where? Downtown Toronto

Travel award deadline?  July 31, 2019

Registration deadline? September 13, 2019


More information here. 

  • 27/09/2019

Breaking Bottlenecks – The Training, Development, and Staffing Challenge


Lack of highly qualified personnel (HQP) is repeatedly cited as a bottleneck hindering the growth of the cell and gene therapy industry. In 2018, the ISCT Early Stage Professionals (ESP) Committee conducted a Job Market survey of early stage professionals (those within 10 years of their terminal degree) with the goal of gathering information from trainees on their experience entering the cell and gene therapy workforce. The ESP Committee has partnered with CellCAN to broaden the scope of the survey and gather and disseminate data on the training gaps identified by both employers and employees across academia and industry. Join ISCT and CellCAN for an interactive session featuring live polling, Q&A with expert panelists, and a robust discussion on how the ecosystem can collaborate to address the training challenges holding back the field of cell and gene therapy.


When?  September 13, 2019 from 5PM to 6PM

Where? Plenary Hall, ISCT North America Regional Meeting

Registration deadline:  N.A./For all ISCT attendees

More information on the ISCT Regional Meeting here. 

  • 13/09/2019

Webinar series: Presenting CBS


Join CellCAN on December 13, 12PM EST, for a presentation by new CellCAN Network Affiliate, the Canadian Blood Services (CBS).

A presentation by Nicholas Dibdin, BSc, MLT, PMP, Associate Director, Stem Cells Operations

Canadian Blood Services operates a stem cell program that supports better outcomes for patients living with diseases and disorders that can be treated with stem cell transplants. They collect, manufacture and distribute cord blood stem cells through their national, public cord blood bank and cord blood for research program. They manufacture and distribute autologous stem cells through their stem cell manufacturing facilities in Ottawa & Edmonton. They operate a robust national registry of cord blood units and potential adult stem cell donors, participating in an international network of registries. They provide HLA typing services to ensure the best possible matches between those willing to donate stem cells and those who need them.

This webinar will allow participants to learn more about:

  • SOP portfolio development

  • Issues implementing these SOPs at various sites

  • Standardization of cold chain transport and other shipping-related issues

  • Validating procedures/equipment


  • 13/12/2018

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