Conference Agenda

The Stem Cell Meeting on the Mesa is a three-day conference combining discussions between key opinion leaders, top analysts and senior executives with an afternoon of presentations by the field’s most promising companies.

This agenda will be updated periodically so check back soon!


DAY 1 – PARTNERING FORUM
TUESDAY – OCTOBER 7, 2014

ESTANCIA LA JOLLA HOTEL & SPA
 

7:30am REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST
8:00am WELCOME REMARKS
Speaker:
Geoff MacKay, Chair, Alliance for Regenerative Medicine; President & CEO, Organogenesis Inc.
8:15am PLENARY SESSION: CELL THERAPY PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Chair:
Mark Stevenson, EVP & President, Life Science Solutions, Life Technologies, A Thermo Fisher Brand
Panelists:
Silviu Itescu, M.B.B.S., CEO & Managing Director, Mesoblast
Jay Siegel, M.D., Chief Biotechnology Officer and Head, Global Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
Gil Van Bokkelen, Ph.D., Chairman & CEO, Athersys
9:15am CASE PRESENTATION
9:45am MORNING BREAK
10:15am COMPANY PRESENTATIONS (Two Tracks)
12:00pm LUNCH
1:15pm PANEL I: REIMBURSEMENT & COMMERCIALIZATION
2:15pm COMPANY PRESENTATIONS (Two Tracks)
3:30pm AFTERNOON BREAK
4:00pm PANEL II: COMING OF AGE: HOW DO WE SUSTAIN INVESTOR INTEREST IN ADVANCED THERAPIES OVER THE LONG TERM?
5:00pm COMPANY PRESENTATIONS (Two Tracks)
6:00pm PARTNERING CLOSES
6:30pm GALA RECEPTION
Open to All Regen Med Partnering Forum Attendees

 

DAY 2 – PARTNERING FORUM
WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 8, 2014
ESTANCIA LA JOLLA HOTEL & SPA

7:30am REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST
7:30am REIMBURSEMENT WORKSHOP
7:30am MANUFACTURING & SCALE-UP WORKSHOP
9:40am WELCOME REMARKS
Introduction:
Morrie Ruffin, Managing Director, Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM)
Speaker:
C. Randal Mills, Ph.D., President & CEO, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)
10:00am FEATURED SPEAKER
Speaker:
Celia Witten, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Office of Cellular, Tissue, & Gene Therapy Center for Biologics Evaluation & Research, Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
10:30am MORNING BREAK
11:00am PANEL III: BRINGING INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS TO MARKET IN THE CURRENT REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
12:00pm LUNCH
1:15pm COMPANY PRESENTATIONS (Two Tracks)
2:45pm AFTERNOON BREAK
3:15pm PLENARY SESSION: GENE THERAPY & GENE-MODIFIED CELL THERAPIES
Chair:
Edward Lanphier, President & CEO, Sangamo BioSciences
Panelist:
Jeffrey Walsh, Chief Operating Officer, bluebird bio
4:15pm COMPANY PRESENTATIONS (Two Tracks)
5:00pm CLOSING REMARKS
5:00pm PARTNERING CLOSES

 

3rd ANNUAL PUBLIC FORUM
SANFORD CONSORTIUM FOR REGENERATIVE MEDICINE

5:30pm PUBLIC FORUM OPENS
5:45pm PUBLIC FORUM PRESENTATION
Featured Speaker:
Carl June, M.D., Richard W. Vague Professor in Immunotherapy, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
6:45pm RECEPTION & NETWORKING
Open to All Stem Cell Meeting on the Mesa Attendees
7:30pm PUBLIC FORUM CLOSES

 

DAY 3 – 9th ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIUM
THURSDAY – OCTOBER 9, 2014
SALK INSTITUTE FOR BIOLOGICAL STUDIES

7:00am REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST
8:00am WELCOME REMARKS
Introduction:
Roger Bingham, Co-Founder & Director, The Science Network; Member, Computational Neurobiology Laboratory, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Speaker:
C. Randal Mills, Ph.D., President & CEO, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)
8:15am MORNING KEYNOTE PRSENTATION
Speaker:
Laura Niklason, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Anesthesiology & Biomedical Engineering, Yale University; Founder, Humacyte
8:55am PANEL I: CLINICAL TRIALS AT THE SANFORD STEM CELL CLINICAL CENTER
10:15am MORNING BREAK / POSTER VIEWING
10:40pm PANEL II: EPIGENETICS & STEM CELLS IN DEVELOPMENT & REGENERATIVE MEDICINE
12:00pm LUNCH / POSTER VIEWING
1:15pm PANEL III: ENGINEERING MICROENVIRONMENTS FOR STEM CELLS
Panelists:
Shaochen Chen, Ph.D., Professor, Department of NanoEngineering, UC San Diego
Adam Engler, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, UC San Diego
2:35pm AFTERNOON BREAK / POSTER VIEWING
3:00pm PANEL IV: MODELING HUMAN DISEASE
4:20pm AFTERNOON KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
Speaker:
Thomas Rando, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging, Stanford University School of Medicine
5:00pm CLOSING REMARKS
5:00pm NETWORKING RECEPTION / POSTER VIEWING
6:30pm PROGRAM CLOSES