Morning Workshops

*Virtual Event | All Timings: Eastern Time*


Managing Digital Transformation with the End-User in Mind

Tuesday October 26, 9.00am - 11.00am

alicia dixon
will shingler

Workshop Leaders

Alicia Dixon

Senior Director CGT Patient Services US

Gamida Cell

William Shingler

Senior Director Patient & Cell Management


  • Designing a user-friendly ‘dream’ digital system to manage end-to-end supply chains for CGT
  • Considering the key features to include, and discussing how digital systems could support decentralized care
  • Linking digital systems to create a full patient profile with long-term follow up from previous and post-treatments
  • Building a data ecosystem to capture the entire patient journey and product characteristic
  • Providing an overview of enabling systems for digital transformation, and highlighting remaining areas of unmet need


Transferring Tech to a Contract Manufacturing Organization Effectively whilst Maintaining IP and Quality

Tuesday October 26, 9.00am - 11.00am

cindy mcnab
Dan Bright Cellectis

Workshop Leader

Cindy McNab

Supply Chain Director 

Allogene Therapeutics

Daniel Bright

Director of Manufacturing Operations


  • Sharing experience and best practice of working with CMOs, addressing concerns over IP protection, and creating agreements which ensure reliable, high-quality production
  • Creating a reliable and trust-worthy network with clear channels of communication to do scale up and tech transfer
  • Forecasting demand and securing manufacturing slots with the required expertise
  • Creating a ‘one-stop-shop’ for tech transfer covering cryopreservation, packaging, shipping, labelling and logistics
  • Discussing formulation development from a supply chain perspective and ensuring shipments are ready

Afternoon Workshops

*Virtual Event | All Timings: Eastern Time*


Optimising Leukapheresis and Cryopreservation for Autologous and Allogeneic Products

Tuesday October 26, 1.00pm - 3.00pm

Lizette Caballero
blair grimes

Workshop Leaders

Lizette Caballero

CAR-T Apheresis Site Liaison

The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

Blair Grimes

Clinical Supply Chain Manger 

Precision BioSciences

  • Designing logistics networks for cryopreserved and fresh products and comparing in house to outsourced cell collection and cryopreservation
  • Ensuring continuous supply during times of global disruption by sourcing back up donors, and implementing safety measures for clinical operations in a pandemic
  • Contrasting the use of fresh vs. frozen products, the pros and cons for patients, and sharing case studies around handling each
  • Setting up centralized vs. distributed leukapheresis and cryopreservation centers, discussing the advantages of consistency and challenges of transport and distance
  • Providing an introduction to cryobiology for the supply chain expert, and how cryopreservation steps, temperature control, and shipping can impact quality attributes and patient outcomes


Carrying Out Internal Supply Chain Tech Transfer With Diverse Sites in Large Multi-National Networks

Tuesday October 26, 1.00pm - 3.00pm

mary sell

Workshop Leader

Mary Sell

CAR-T Cell Collection Operations Senior Manager

Janssen Pharmaceuticals

  • Sharing experience of scaling supply chains to new sites within a company
  • Managing the internal diversity of sites and site expertise whilst maintaining quality and integrity of supply chain and logistics networks
  • Creating a feedback loop from sites on tech transfer best practice, needs and challenges
  • Outlining the potential variation between sites such as GMP experience vs. CAR-T experience, and how to manage this diversity
  • Managing formulation development operations