8.55am - 6.00pm
Physical Event | Eastern Time

8:55 am Chair’s Opening Remarks

Streamlining Logistical Processes to Create a Reliable Supply Chain

9:00 am Making Use of Couriers’ Expertise to Operate End-to-End Management

  • Steve Macrides Senior Vice President, Supply Chain & Logistics, Iovance


• Transferring increased supply chain control to couriers to cater for increased
demand for end-to-end management
• Building trust with couriers to provide visibility in tracking shipments and solving delays
• Supporting couriers’ needs to guarantee they are able to carry out operations

9:30 am Designing and Implementing Product- and Patient-Specific Supply Strategy

  • Laura Deschenes Vice President, Head of Supply Chain & CMC Portfolio, Sana Biotechnology


• Exploring the unique properties of cellular therapies to understand patient- and product-specific logistics and handling requirements
• Discussing the significant challenges associated with supply chain complexity caused by program and portfolio expansion
• Addressing the challenges of scalability to create a reliable supply chain without compromizing the product- and patient- focus

10:00 am Panel: Educating Logistics Handlers and Drivers About the Value of Cell Therapy Material


• Appreciating the value of shipped materials to demonstrate the need for informed logistics personnel
• Brainstorming methods to safeguard cell therapy treatments and ensure secure delivery

11:00 am Morning Refreshments & Networking

Implementing Standards to Streamline Operations

12:00 pm Round Tables: Advancing Standards to Cater for Both Clinical Trials and Commercial Operations, whilst Maintaining Chain of Identity


• Developing standards that are suitable to new and small-size operations
• Recognizing different needs of clinical and commercial operations to direct the requirements of future standards
• Updating standards as clinical operations evolve to become commercial
• Discussing the conflicts between corporate, hospital and shipping labelling requirements and finding a balance that shifts the focus of labels back to COI and traceability

1:00 pm Implementing Labeling Standards to Facilitate Apheresis Collection


• Collaborating to develop ISBT 128 standards
• Homogenizing the labeling process to allow patient centers to focus on
customer needs
• Utilizing the vital traceability elements to maximize the restricted space on labels
• Prioritizing standardization efforts to shift the focus back to the patient

1:30 pm Lunch Break & Networking

2:30 pm Appreciating the Need for Standardization in Logistical Processes to Decrease Transportation Time

  • Susie Ro Associate Director, CGT Logistics, GlaxoSmithKline


• Establishing therapeutic and cellular material transport regulations to facilitate
international logistics
• Determining a packaging ‘normal’ to assist with cellular handling
• Incorporating ISO principles into standard practice to aid multi-courier logistics

Harmonizing Digital Systems and the Supply Chain to Centralize Operations

3:00 pm Using Digital Systems to Achieve Effective Scheduling and Communication for Clinical Supply Chain


• Employing digital systems to establish seamless and equitable scheduling
• Increasing visibility and communication throughout the supply chain
• Customizing digital systems to adapt to unique needs and improve workflow

3:30 pm Transforming Cell Therapy Data Ecosystem from Manual to Digital to Facilitate Clinical and Commercial Growth

  • Kara Zubey Senior Director Cell Therapy Commercialization, GlaxoSmithKline


• Implementing digital systems to efficiently cope with high volumes of patients
• Evaluating the right time to transfer to a digital data management software to
maximize benefits
• Considering complexities when building the ecosystem

4:00 pm Afternoon Refreshments and Networking

4:30 pm Evaluating Which Digital Systems to Use to Support Cell Therapy and Deciding the Correct Time to Implement

  • Kevin Liao Senior Manager, Supply Chain, Vor Biopharma


• Overview of different types of systems and how they create a patient-centric
• Evaluation and selection process
• Timing of system implementation

5:00 pm Round Tables: Adapting Digital Systems to Cater to Patient Center

  • Christopher Baldwin Senior Director, Cell & Gene Therapy Supply Chain, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Sarah Miller Principal Supply Chain Planner, Individualized Therapies, Genentech


• Acknowledging the varying needs of hospitals and sponsors
• Recognizing the value of interfaces to assist hospitals with external IT system

6:00 pm Close of Conference Day One