Speakers

Judith Arcidiacono MSc

International Regulatory Expert
FDA/CBER
Silver Spring
USA

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

UK

Shirley Bartido PhD MBA

Director of Regulatory Affairs
Cellectis
New York
USA

Damien Bates

Chief Medical Officer & Head of Research
SanBio Inc
Melbourne
Australia

Gerhard Bauer PhD

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

Rosemarie Bell B.App.Sc Micro/Biochem MASM

Quality Manager
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute/ Q-Gen Cell Therapeutics
Brisbane
Australia

Michael Bellio PhD

Assistant Scientist
University of Miami
Miami
USA

Noam Bercovich BSc, Eng

VP Development
ATVIO Biotech Ltd
Karmiel
Israel

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

Jaap Jan Boelens MD, PhD

Chief; Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapies Pediatrics
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York
USA

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
Royal Adelaide Hospital Cancer Center
Adelaide
Australia

Sarah Chan LLB, BSc(Hons), MA, PhD

Reader/Chancellor's Fellow
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh

Susan Cheong BSc

Snr. Quality and Compliance Specialist at Cell Therapies Pty Ltd
Cell Therapies Pty Ltd
Prahran
Australia

Constance Chu MD

Professor of Orthopadic Surgery
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford
USA

Rachele Ciccocioppo MD

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

Francesco Cicirello PharmD|MSc

GMP Inspector and Chair of PIC/S Annex 2 Revision and Deputy Chair of the SCH
TGA and PIC/S
Brisbane
Australia

Dominic Clarke PhD

Global Head of Cell Therapy
HemaCare
Winston-Salem
USA

Megan Cornelison MS, PA-C

Supervisor, Advanced Practice Providers
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston
USA

Nick Crabb

Program Director - Scientific Affairs
NICE
Manchester
UK

Greg Crescenzi

Enterprise Solutions Leader
GE Healthcare
Marlborough
USA

Timothy Cripe MD, PhD

Division Chief
Nation Wide Children's Hospital
Columbus
USA

Gay Crooks

Professor
University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles
USA

Colleen Delaney MD|MSc

Founder, CSO and EVP of R&D
Nohla Therapeutics
Seattle
USA

David DiGiusto PhD

Chief Technology Officer
Semma Therapeutics
Cambridge
USA

Dawn Driscoll PhD, MBA GAICD

CEO
Cell Therapies Pty Ltd
Melbourne
Australia

Paul Eldridge PhD

Facility Director
UNC Lineberger Advanced Cellular Therapeutics Facility
Chapel Hill
USA

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

Tobi Fisher MPAS, PA-C

Physician Assistant
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston
USA

Marlin Frechette BS

Sr. Director, QS/RA/Compliance Officer
FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific Inc.
Santa Ana
USA

Jessica Frith PhD

Senior Lecturer
Monash University
Clayton
Australia

Kazuchika Furuishi PhD

Deputy General Manager Regenerative Medicine
Hitachi Chemical Co Ltd
Tokyo
Japan

Heather Garrity MHA

Stem Cell Transplant Lab Supervisor II
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Boston
Australia

Bernd Giebel PhD

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

Saar Gill MD, PhD, FRACP

Assistant Professor
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
USA

Joseph Gold PhD

Senior Director, Manufacturing
City of Hope National Medical Center
Duarte
USA

Tracy Grikscheit MD

Professor of Surgery
Children's Hospital 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

Fran Harding PhD, B.E. (Bioprocess engineering)

Cell therapy specialist
Cell Therapies Pty Ltd
Melbourne
Australia

Brian Hawkins PhD

Chief Technology Officer
Pluristyx, Inc
Seattle
USA

Peter Holman Other (please enter below)

Sr Director, Head of Apheresis Integration
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.


Emily Hopewell PhD

Director of Cell & Gene Therapy Manufacturing
Indiana University
Indianapolis
USA

Edwin Horwitz MD, PhD

Professor
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta
USA

George Hucks MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill
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

Ting Jia PhD

Managing Partner
Octagon Investments
New York
USA

Hyoung Jin Kang MD, PhD

Professor
Seoul National University College of Medicine
Seoul
Korea

Ohad Karnieli PhD, MBA

CEO & Co-Founder
ATVIO Biotech Ltd
Haifa
Israel

Megan Keaney MBBS

Medical Adviser
Department of Health

Australia

Kilian Kelly PhD

Chief Operating Officer
Cynata Therapeutics Limited
Melbourne
Australia

Aisha Khan MSc, MBA

Executive Director, Laboratory Operations
Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute
Miami
USA

Guy Klamer PhD

Director
Sydney Cord Blood Bank
Sydney
Australia

Joanne Kurtzberg MD

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

Darron Laing BSc

Q-Gen Manager
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
Brisbane
Australia

Oscar K. Lee MD, PhD

Chair Professor
National Yang-Ming University
Taipei
Taiwan

Antonio Lee PhD

CEO and Managing Director
MEDIPOST America Inc.
Gaithersburg
USA

Bruce Levine PhD

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

Zonghai Li MD, PhD

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

Sai-Kiang Lim, PhD

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

Wendy Lipworth MBBS, PhD

Associate Professor
University of Sydney
Sydney
Australia

Jeff Liter MBA

President & CEO
B-MoGen Biotechnologies
Minneapolis
USA

Melissa Little PhD

Professor
Murdoch Children's Research Institute
Melbourne
Australia

Tony Liu MBA

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
Takeda


Janet Macpherson

Cell & Gene Therapy Specialist - GE Life Sciences
GE Healthcare
Sydney
Australia

Nadim Mahmud MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine
University of Illinois College of Medicine
Chicago
USA

Michael May PhD

President and CEO
CCRM- Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine
Toronto
Canada

Robert W Mays PhD

VP Regenerative Medicine & Head of Neuroscience Programs
Athersys, Inc.
Cleveland
USA

Andrew McDonald

Director Australia & New Zealand at World Courier
World Courier
Melbourne Airport
Melbourne

Gerry McKiernan BSc

Quality Manager
Cell Therapies Pty Ltd
Melbourne
Australia

Felicity McNeill PSM

Managing Director
Perspicacité
Canberra
Australia

Gordon McPhee PhD

MHTP Cell Therapies and Regenerative Medicine Platform Manager
Hudson Institute of Medical Research
Melbourne
Australia

Michael Mendicino PhD

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

Kenneth Micklethwaite MBBS PhD FRACP FRCPA

Haematologist
Westmead Hospital
Westmead
Australia

Bill Milligan

SVP CD & BD, Steminent Biotherapeutics Inc.
Steminent Biotherapeutics
Vancouver
Canada

Megan Munsie PhD

Associate Professor
University of Melbourne
Melbourne
Australia

George Muschler MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland
USA

Masaya Nakamura MD, PhD

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

Robin Ng PhD

Strategy Lead, Technology & Manufacturing
Cellular Biomedicine Group
Shanghai
China

Daniele Noel PhD

Research Director
Institute for Regenerative Medicine and Biotherapies
Montpellier
France

Nakamura Norimasa MD, PhD

Professor
Osaka Health Science University
Osaka
Japan

Steven Oh PhD

Deputy Director, Division of Cellular and Gene Therapies
FDA/CBER


Hideho Okada MD, PhD

Professor
UCSF
San Francisco
USA

Jane Oliaro BSc (Hons), PhD

Group Leader: Immune Defence Laboratory
Peter MacCallum Cancer Center
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

Jeanette Ripper BSc

Cell Therapy Tissue Operations Manager
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia Pty Ltd
Sydney
Australia

Melissa Rist PhD

Quality Control Manager
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute/ Q-Gen Cell Therapeutics
Brisbane
Australia

Patrick Rivers MBA

Senior Vice-President, Research
Aquilo Capital
San Francisco
USA

Elise Ross BSc

Quality Control Analyst
Cell Therapies Pty Ltd
Melbourne
Australia

Jon Rowley PhD

Founder & Chief Product Officer
RoosterBio
Frederick
USA

Yoshiki Sawa MD, PhD

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

Joseph Schwartz MD, MPH

Director, Transfusion Medicine & Cellular Therapy
Columbia University Medical Center
New York
USA

Yufang Shi PhD

Director
Institutes for Translational Medicine
Suzhou
China

William Sietsema PhD

Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs
Caladrius Biosciences
Basking Ridge
USA

Bryan Silvey BSc

Senior Director, Global Quality Compliance
Kite, a Gilead Company
Santa Monica
USA

Paul Simmons PhD

Head, Research & Development
Mesoblast Ltd


Douglas Sipp

Researcher
RIKEN Center
Kobe
Japan

Michael Sistenich MSc

Partner
Aurenda Partners
Sydney
Australia

Ronit Slotky PhD, MSc

Director, Cell Therapies Manufacturing Facility
Hackensack University Medical Center
Hackensack
USA

Igor Slukvin MD, PhD

Professor
University of Wisconson-Madison
Madison
USA

David Smith MBA

Chief Commercial Officer
Healios NA, Inc
Tampa
USA

H. Trent Spencer PhD

Professor
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta
USA

Katy Spink PhD

COO & Managing Partner
Dark Horse Consulting
San Francisco
USA

Jean Stanton MSc

Director, CAR-T Site Liason at The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
Janssen Pharmaceuticals
Horsham
Greater Philadelphia Area

Stephen Sullivan PhD MBA

International Liaison Officer
GAiT (Global Alliance for iPSC Therapies)
Edinburgh

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

Shoji Takeuchi PhD

Professor
The University of Tokyo

Japan

Anthony Ting PhD

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

Annette Trickett PhD

Principal Scientist
NSW Health Pathology, Randwick Hospitals
Sydney
Australia

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

CSO- Cell Therapies
Peter MacCallum Cancer Center
Melbourne
Australia

Terry Walsh

Director of Sales
MasterControl
Melbourne
Australia

Daniel Weiss MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine
University of Vermont College of Medicine
Burlington
USA

Yoshimi Yashiro PhD


Kanagawa University of Human Services
Yokohama
Japan

Cassian Yee MD

Professor
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston
USA

Keon Hee Yoo MD, PhD

Professor
Samsung Medical Center
Seoul
Korea