This year, Science for health will plot the course for the Belgian life sciences ecosystem towards a bright future in gene therapy, based on expert insights into the field’s unique challenges and inspiring stories of success.
Gene therapy could enable patients to live without the need for ongoing treatments or the burden of daily disease management. How are we turning this promise into reality?
Join us for the latest insights from local and international experts discussing the current and future treatment modalities, how to address technical or regulatory challenges and build clinical evidence.
10:00 – 10:15 Welcome by MEDVIA
10:15 – 10:45 Gene therapy: current and future treatment modalities, Katherine High, AskBio
10:45 – 11:10 Clinical development and regulatory challenges, Willeke van Roon, DCRT
11:10 – 12:10 Panel discussion on health economics, patient perspectives and pricing
12:10 – 12:35 Challenges in manufacturing, Morgan O’Brien, Janssen Pharmaceutica
12:35 – 13:45 Lunch and networking exhibition
Parallel session: Gene Restauration
13:45 – 14:10 In-vivo dendritic cell transfection to treat cancer - eTheRNA, speaker TBC
14:10 – 14:35 Gene therapies for neurological disorders - Monica Bennett, Novartis
Parallel session: Gene Controlling and Silencing
13:45 – 14:10 ASO therapies in oncology - Rob MacLeod, Flamingo Therapeutics
14:10 – 14:35 Pharmacological control of therapeutic transgene expression - Sebastian Kügler, University of Göttingen
Plenary session: how to build a bright future for gene therapy in Belgium?
15:05 – 15:30 How can governments help? An overview of selected European cases | Filip De Weerdt, Flanders Investment and Trade
15:30 – 16:15 Panel discussion: the future of Belgian gene therapy
16:15 – 16:45 How to overcome the technical challences we all face? | Federico Mingozzi, Spark Therapeutics
16:45 – 17:55 Closing remarks
17:55 – 19:00 Networking reception
About Science for health
At this yearly event, experts are connected around a central theme to promote out-of-the-box thinking and spark new research collaborations. This strengthens the local ecosystem and creates inspired solutions improving the life of patients.
Meet academics, industry leaders and policymakers — Get inspired and join forces!
Science for health is a joint organisation from the following partners: