CCRM, both on its own and in partnership with other organizations, hosts educational events for trainees, experts and others in the regenerative medicine and cell and gene therapy fields.
In January 2020, CCRM partnered with CellCAN to host the Supply Chain & Logistics for Cell & Gene Therapies (CGT) Seminar, which took place in Toronto, Canada. International experts and health care leaders discussed their experiences and solutions to supply chain and logistics challenges for the CGT industry, and shared key considerations for the first and last 100 metres to get a treatment to the clinic. Presenters touched upon global issues, the regulatory environment, how product is received on the clinic floor, and the physician’s experience. A live webcast of the presenters and their slides was also offered.
One series of educational events is hosted by the Clinical Translation Education Group (CTEG). The CTEG is a collaboration, formed in 2016, between organizations involved in experimental clinical cellular therapy to address the absence of a high-quality, structured educational training program in clinical translation of biotherapeutics. Its vision is to develop a training strategy in clinical translation to cover aspects of research translation from early discovery to the clinical trial and commercialization stage. Participating organizations include BioCanRx, CCRM, CellCAN, Clinical Trials Ontario, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine and the Stem Cell Network.
In 2019, CTEG hosted a workshop on current trends and innovations in cell and gene therapy with an emphasis on disruptive technologies. The session introduced new tools and strategies that are shaping where the biotherapeutic field is headed. The workshop took place in Toronto on September 29, 2019.