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Cellicon Valley ’23: The Future of Cell and Gene Therapies

June 21, 2023 @ 8:00 am - June 23, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

On June 21-23, Penn’s leading cellular therapy team will host colleagues from around the world for the third Cellicon Valley ’23: The Future of Cell and Gene Therapies. Join the event to discuss exciting developments in the field, share the latest findings, and identify areas for new research.

Hear from PCI’s Managing Director John Swartley, MBA, PhD, and Deputy Managing Director Benjamin Dibling, PhD, as part of Track 5 at 11:20 on Thursday, June 22nd discussing “Stuff You Should Know about Starting Up and Spinning Out a Cell and Gene Biotech.”


Who Should Attend

These activities are intended for both adult and pediatric hematologist-oncologists, medical oncologists, hematologists, hematopathologists, immunologists, immunobiologists, transfusion medicine, researchers, pharmacists, fellows, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, industry professionals and other healthcare professionals interested in the latest advances in cell and gene therapy. Additionally, patients and their caregivers, family members, advocates and members of the public who may benefit from understanding current innovative approaches to gene and cell therapy are also invited.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this symposium, participants should be able to:

  • Identify current application of CAR T-cell therapy including: disease indication, accurate patient selection, manufacturing and treatment administration for adult and pediatric patients
  • Describe the latest for CAR T-Cell Therapy for T Cell ALL, multiple myeloma and CLL
  • List challenges and opportunities for equitable patient access
  • Explain the risk of malignancies and curative therapies for hemoglobinopathies
  • Identify the current status of globalization of cell and gene therapies
  • Describe the latest targets and technologies for CARs
  • Define toxicity and its management
  • Identify mechanisms of resistance and how to overcome it
  • List recent advances in cell therapy for solid tumors
  • Describe chimeric antigen receptor T Cells for T Cell malignancies
  • Identify the latest evidence based standards in nursing care resulting from the recent advances in cell therapy and transplant:
    • Identify advances in re-treatment
    • List the latest updates in fertility preservation
    • Describe the challenges with navigating and coordination of BMT/cell gene therapies and CAR-T
    • Explain how bispecific antibodies work
    • List standards of care and practice related to cell therapy infusion day
    • Repeat the rationale for nursing to remain current with new and upcoming therapies


Register to attend at the Irvine Auditorium or Virtually via AJI Media Livecast powered by Accelevents:


June 21, 2023 @ 8:00 am
June 23, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
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Penn Medicine
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Irvine Auditorium and Perelman Quadrangle
3401 Spruce Street PA 19104 United States + Google Map
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