Patient and Public Engagement
We are passionate about engaging the public, patients and school groups with gene and cell therapy. We host and participate in public events and activities throughout the year.
BSGCT School, Public and Patient Day
Thursday 16th March 2023, 10am-4pm
Oxford University Museum of Natural History
School students (Years 11-13), patients and the public are invited to join us for this FREE interactive event which introduces and explores gene and cell therapy. This is a fantastic opportunity to:
Meet leading scientists
Discover cutting-edge research
Explore career options
Discuss ethical implications and the impact that gene and cell therapy has on society.
Spaces are limited! We recommend booking as soon as possible.
Thursday 16th March 2023
Chair: Renée Watson, The Curiosity Box and WATS.ON Ltd.
09:45-10:00 Arrival and registration
10:00-10:15 Live polling
10:15-10:40 The technologies, successes and challenges of the gene therapy revolution
Simon Waddington, University College London
10:40-11:05 CRISPR and genome editing explained
Annie Etuk, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health
11:05-11:20 15 minute break
Takis Athanasopoulos, GSK
11:45-12:10 Risks and rewards to patients considering or undergoing gene and cell therapies
Adam Jones, The University of Sunderland
Exhibitors, hands-on activities, careers advice, meet the scientists
13:40-14:05 Stem cells and regenerative medicine: hope not hype
Jo Mountford, Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service
Helen O’Neill, University College London
14:30-14:45 15 minute break
14:45-15:15 Live polling and panel discussion
15:15-16:00 Exhibitors, hands-on activities, careers advice, meet the scientists
"It definitely opened up my eyes to the possibilities of gene therapy and since I want to study medicine in the future it was really great to hear from researchers, doctors and more to find out where this could take me in the future."
A Level Student, BSGCT Public Engagement Day 2019.