A second edition you cannot miss!

Following the success of its first edition, CellCAN is happy to announce that the second pan-Canadian Strategic Forum will be held this winter, on March 13-15, 2019, in the vibrant city of Toronto. 

In partnership with the Centre for Commercialization of Cancer Immunotherapy (C3i) and the Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine (CCRM), this Strategic Forum represents a great opportunity to identify concrete actions - from manufacturing to commercialization - that can be taken to help stakeholders in our field become better equipped to develop cell, tissue and gene therapies.

Bringing together a number of national and international experts, this forum will:

  • Highlight the most recent technological innovations in cell & gene therapy manufacturing.
  • Reveal facilitators and barriers to cell and gene therapy translation in Canada.
  • Discuss the manufacturing challenges of combination immunotherapies strategies.
  • Build on effective commercialization strategies for the benefit of all Canadians.
  • Identify ways of making cell and gene therapies affordable and reducing manufacturing-related expenditures.
  • Highlight paths to financing and reimbursement.
  • Discuss the regulatory reform and more specifically issues related to cell and gene therapy regulation.


Curious about the first edition of the forum? A full report is available – read up about this exciting and unique event!

The inaugural edition was a clear success! For the first time, all industry stakeholders came together over two days to have open discussions and help establish a notional agenda to advance the cell & gene therapy field in Canada.

Learn more about the challenges facing the cell & gene therapy ecosystem in Canada by watching key opinion leaders like Jerome Ritz, Bartha M. Knoppers, Denis Claude Roy, Armand Keating, Jacques Tremblay, Philippe Hénon and Janet Rossant! During the networking event, we asked the participants what makes Canada a powerhouse in cell & gene therapy.
Watch what they had to say!