Session Details

Hot Topic Session 2 - Getting to the Truth – Designing Studies and Clinical Networks for Objective Evaluation of Cellular Therapies for Osteoarthritis of the Knee
Thursday, May 30, 2019 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Room 213
This Hot Topics Session is hosted by the newly formed Committee on Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Cell Therapies within the International Society for Cell & Gene Therapy (ISCT).

Our mission is to advance the field by serving as a catalyzing forum, particularly in the areas of:

1) Development of collaborative international networks of clinicians and scientists working in Musculoskeletal Cell Therapies.
2) Facilitating the design and execution of rigorous pre-clinical studies and clinical studies and registries.
3) Development and use of objective standards in data collection and communication of the outcomes of clinical trials.
4) Development and validation of safe and effective methods of clinical cell manufacturing.
5) Development of inter-disciplinary communication and standards in nomenclature related to cellular therapies.
6) Develop programs for the ISCT Annual meeting and regional meetings organized by regional ISCT Chapters in North America, Europe and Asia.

In this Hot Topics Session, leaders from Europe, Japan and North America will provide an overview of the current status of translation of cellular therapies into prospective musculoskeletal registries and clinical trials in these distinct regions of the world. We will particularly explore the unique differences in clinical target opportunities, funding strategies, and regulatory pathways between these regions of the world, and seek to identify opportunities for collaborative synergy and best practice modeling.

Chair:
George Muschler, MD , Cleveland Clinic, United States

Speakers:
Nakamura Norimasa, MD, PhD, Osaka Health Science University, Japan

Designing Optimal Studies of Cellular Therapies in the Knee
Danièle Noël, PhD, Inserm Institute for Regenerative Medicine and Biotherapies, France

Constance Chu, MD, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA