Session Details

Workshop 6 - CAR-T Racing: Amateurs & Rookies Looking to Contribute
Saturday, September 14, 2019 03:45 PM - 05:15 PM 
Plenary Hall
This session will include 3 speakers who each provide unique experiences bringing CAR T cells to patients at their institution. The session will include examples of programs that have cellular therapy experience but only utilize CAR T from other experienced centers, large programs that support many CAR T programs, as well as a program that has developed their own CAR T program from scratch. Each speaker will cover various aspects of implementing the CAR T cells, including chain of custody, labeling, and product receipt and storage.


Patrick Hanley, PhD Children’s National Health System, USA


Trial and Tribulations: Lessons Learned when preparing for an Industry-Sponsored Clinical Study
Lizette Caballero, BS, MT(ASCP), UCSF Blood and Marrow Transplant Lab, USA
Learning objectives:
•      Discuss the challenges of addressing discrepancies between sponsor’s procedure and in-house procedure, existing labelling system with sponsor’s requirements.
•      Describe best approaches to standardization of testing and SOPs between the different industry-sponsored clinical studies.
•      Share strategies use for staff training.

DIY – CAR T cells: Flipping Your Cell Therapy Lab
Paul Eldridge, PhD, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, USA
Learning objectives:
•      Provide overview of critical components for on-site CAR T cell manufacturing.
•      Review of example process/product development timeline.
•      Discussion of academic/corporate partnership models.

Drive the change: Bringing CAR-T therapies to your institution
Hema Dave, Md, MPH, Children’s National Medical Center, USA
Learning objectives:
•      Provide an overview of commercially approved CAR therapies for leukemia and lymphoma
•      To understand the building blocks to implement CART therapies
•      Rolling out the CART program with available resources

Patrick Hanley PhD
Children's National

Lizette Caballero BS, MT(ASCP)
Laboratory manager
UCSF Blood and Marrow Transplant Lab

Hema Dave MD
Children's National Health System

Paul Eldridge PhD
Facility Director
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center