This was a full BSGCT Annual Conference (including a Public Education Day, scientific education session, main 48 hr BSGCT meeting, satellite Gene, Cell and Molecular Therapies for Inherited Metabolic Disease Meeting and for the first time a joint meeting with British Society for Cardiovascular Research (BSCR)). The meeting included an exciting programme to highlight novel developments in this area within the field of gene and cell therapy.
This event took a similar format to our main event at RHUL in 2013 with focus on cutting edge science and clinical translation of gene and cell therapy. We also focussed on engaging Early Career Researchers, PhD, MSc and BSc students who once again had the opportunity to get involved in all aspects of the conference and organisation. This included opportunities to review abstracts, chair sessions and participate in oral and poster presentations of their research. This was an opportunity for the BSGCT to showcase the best of our future scientific talent in the field of gene and cell therapy. We had several prizes to award for high calibre scientific presentations, including the prestigious Fairbairn Award for best oral presentation.