Speakers

Dolores Baksh PhD

Innovation Leader, Cell & Gene Therapies
GE Healthcare
Marlborough
USA

Juliet Barker MBBS, FRACP

Attending Physician
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York
USA

Jacqueline Barry PhD

Chief Clinical Officer
Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult


Gerhard Bauer PhD

Director GMP Facility
University of California Davis Institute for Regenerative Cures
San Diego
USA

David Bishop MBBS

Haematologist
Westmead Institute for Medical Research
Sydney
Australia

Emily Blyth B.Med(Hons), FRACP, FRCPA, PhD

Bone Marrow Transplant Physician and Haematologist
Westmead Hospital
Sydney
Australia

Catherine Bollard MD

Professor of Pediatrics and of Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine
Children's National Medical Center
Washington
USA

Michael Brown MBBS, PhD

Professor
University of South Australia
Adelaide
Australia

Rachele Ciccocioppo MD

Associate Professor in Gastroenterology
AOUI Policlinico G.B. Rossi & University of Verona School of Medicine
Verona
Italy

Dominic Clarke PhD

Global Head of Cell Therapy
HemaCare
Winston-Salem
USA

Charles S. Cox MD

Professor of Pediatric Surgery and George and Cynthia Mitchell Distinguished Chair in Neuroscience
University of Texas Medical School
Houston
USA

Nick Crabb PhD

Program Director - Scientific Affairs
NICE
Manchester

Timothy Cripe MD, PhD

Division Chief
Nation Wide Children's Hospital
Columbus
USA

Gay Crooks MBBS

Professor
University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles
USA

Dawn Driscoll PhD, MBA

CEO
Cell Therapies PTY
Melbourne
Australia

David Elliott PhD

Team Leader
Murdoch Children's Research Institute
Melbourne
Australia

Simon Ellison MBA

Service Director, Cell and Gene Therapy
World Courier
London

Ngaire Elwood PhD

Director, BMDI Cord Blood Bank & Head Cord Blood Stem Cell Research Program
Murdoch Children's Research Institute
Parkville
Australia

Bernd Giebel PhD

Senior Scientist
University Hospital Essen, Institute for Transfusion Medicine
Essen
Germany

Saar Gill MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
USA

Tracy Grikscheit MD

Attending Physician
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
Los Angeles
USA

Heidi Hagen MS, MBA

Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer
Vineti, Inc
Seattle
USA

Weidong Han MD, PhD

Professor
Chinese PLA General Hospital
Beijing
China

Patrick Hanley PhD

Director, GMP for Immunotherapy
Children's National Medical Center
Washington
USA

Emily Hopewell PhD

Director of Cell & Gene Therapy Manufacturing
Indiana University
Indianapolis
USA

Silviu Itescu, MBBS, FRACP

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
Mesoblast
Melbourne
Australia

Dianne Jackson-Matthews PhD

Chief Scientific Officer
ERA Consulting
Toowong
Australia

Kilian Kelly PhD

Vice President, Product Development
Cynata Therapeutics
Melbourne
Australia

Rajiv Khanna AO, PhD

Professor and Tumour Immunology Group Leader
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
Brisbane
Australia

Joanne Kurtzberg MD

Director, Carolinas Cord Blood Bank
Duke University Medical Center
Durham
USA

Oscar K. Lee MD, MSc, PhD

Chair Professor
National Yang-Ming University
Taipei
Taiwan

Antonio Lee PhD

CEO and Managing Director
MEDIPOST Co, Ltd
Seongam
South Korea

Bruce Levine PhD

Barbara and Edward Netter Professor in Cancer Gene Therapy
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
USA

Soohyun Lew MD

Vice President/Medical Director
Kolon Tissuegen
Seoul
Korea

Zonghai Li MD, PhD

Executive Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Scientific Officer and Founder
CARsgen Therapeutics
Shanghai
China

Sai-Kiang Lim

Research Director
Institute of Medical Biology (IMB): Agency for Science and Technology (A*STAR)
Singapore
Singapore

Melissa Little PhD

Theme Director of Cell Biology
Murdoch Children's Research Institute
Melbourne
Australia

Tony Liu

Executive Director, CEO, CFO
Cellular Biomedicine Group
Shanghai
China

Franco Locatelli MD, PhD

Full Professor of Pediatrics
University of Pavia and IRCCS Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù
Rome
Italy

Eleuterio Lombardo PhD

Scientific Director
TiGenix (Takeda Group)
Madrid
Spain

Vanda S. Lopes, PhD

Senior Scientist II, R&D
FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific

USA

Douglas Losordo MD

Executive Vice President, Global Head of Research and Development and Chief Medical Officer
Caladrius Biosciences
New York
USA

Janet Macpherson PhD

Product Sales Specialist, Cell & Gene Therapy
GE Healthcare Life Sciences
Sydney
Australia

Nadim Mahmud MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine
University of Illinois College of Medicine
Chicago
USA

Michael May PhD

President and CEO
CCRM
Toronto
Canada

Andrew McDonald

Director, Australia & New Zealand
World Courier
Melbourne
Australia

Felicity McNeill PSM

Managing Director
Perspicacité
Canberra
Australia

Michael Mendicino PhD

Owner, Chief Consultant & Advisor
Hybrid Concepts International (HCI)
Grand Island
USA

Bill Milligan

SVP Business Development
Steminent Biotherapeutics
Vancouver
Canada

Masaya Nakamura MD, PhD

Professor & Chair
Keio University School of Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Tokyo
Japan

Hideho Okada MD, PhD

Professor
UCSF
San Francisco
USA

Jane Oliaro BSc (Hons), PhD

Group Leader: Immune Defence Laboratory
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Melbourne
Australia

Giuseppe Orlando MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Winston-Salem
USA

Donald G. Phinney PhD

Professor
The Scripps Research Institute, Scripps Florida
Jupiter
USA

Louise Purton PhD

Associate Director and Lab Head
St. Vincent's Institute
Fitzroy
Australia

Kim Raineri MBA

Vice President of Operations
Nikon CeLL Innovation Co., Ltd.
Tokyo
Japan

John Rasko AO, BSc(Med), MBBS(Hons), PhD

Professor & Head of Gene and Stem Cell Therapy Program
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and University of Sydney
Sydney
Australia

Patrick Rivers MBA

Senior Vice-President, Research
Aquilo Capital
San Francisco
USA

Yoshiki Sawa MD, PhD

Professor
Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine
Osaka University School of Medicine
Japan

Jean Stanton

Director, CAR-T Apheresis Site Liaisons
Janssen Pharmaceuticals
Horsham
USA

Jun Takahashi MD, PhD

Professor
Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA), Kyoto University
Kyoto
Japan

Masayo Takahashi MD, PhD

Project Leader
Laboratory for Retinal Renegeration, RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research, Japan
Kyoto
Japan

Anthony Ting PhD

Vice President of Regenerative Medicine and Head of Cardiopulmonary Programs
Athersys, Inc.
Cleveland
USA

Cameron Turtle MBBS, PhD

Associate Member and Attending Physician
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle
USA

Zlatibor Velickovic PhD

Production Manager
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Sydney
Australia

Sowmya Viswanathan PhD

Affiliate Scientist
University Health Network Cell Therapy Program
Toronto
Canada

Dominic Wall PhD

Director of Pathology Operations
Peter MacCallum Cancer Center
Melbourne
Australia

Cassian Yee MD

Professor
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston
USA

Keon Hee Yoo MD, PhD

Professor
Samsung Medical Center
Seoul
Korea

Bao-Zhu Yuan MD, PhD

Department Chief
NMPA

China

Claudia Zylberberg PhD

CEO & Founder
Akron Biotech
Miami
USA