It is our great pleasure to invite you to the British Society for Gene and Cell Therapy Annual Conference and UK Regenerative Medicine Platform Joint Meeting which will be held at the Royal Welsh Academy of Music and Drama, Cardiff, Wales on Wednesday 19th – Friday 21stApril 2017. The programme is centred around “hot topics” in gene and cell therapy, as well as regenerative medicine with talks delivered by leading national and international experts in the field. Specific aims of the meeting include (a) to provide a forum for discussion, (b) to foster collaborations and (c) to identify common hurdles that slow the development of these advanced therapeutic medicinal product. We are confident that the programme will be of broad appeal to scientists, clinicians, students and members of the public with an interest in the field.
This event will take a similar format to our last three-day conference at The Technology and Innovation Centre, Glasgow in 2015 with focus on cutting edge science and clinical translation of gene and cell therapy. We will again have a focus on engaging early career researchers, PhD, MSc and BSc students who will have the opportunity to get involved in all aspects of the conference and organisation. This will include opportunities to review abstracts, chair sessions and participate in oral and poster presentations of their research. This will be an opportunity for the BSGCT and UK RMP to showcase the best of our future scientific talent in the field of gene and cell therapy. We will have several prizes to award for high calibre scientific presentations, including the prestigious Fairbairn award for best oral presentation (click here for award criteria).
The society is very grateful for the outstanding support for the meeting from our sponsors and exhibitors. Without this, we would not have been able to create such an exciting programme.
We look forward to welcoming you to Cardiff.
With best wishes
Uta Griesenbach & Alan Parker
(Chairs of the Local Organising Committee)