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Cell Therapy Retreat

The National Center for Regenerative Medicine will host a Cell Therapy Retreat. This forum will promote scientific exchange and networking opportunities among cell therapy experts within the Cleveland area. Clinicians, researchers, trainees and students are welcome to attend. This is a free event. Pre-registration is required.

Date: September 8, 2017
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Biomedical Research Building (BRB), Room 105
Case Western Reserve University

2109 Adelbert Road
Cleveland, OH 44106

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There is no cost to attend this retreat. However, registration is required to attend. To register, click here.

If you experience issues with registration, please email

 Retreat Agenda

1:00 PM – 1:05 PM                                                        

Marcos deLima, MD
UH Seidman Cancer Center
Case Western Reserve University, NCRM


1:05 PM – 1:20 PM Julian Kim, MD
UH Seidman Cancer Center 

Autologous Ex Vivo-Activated (X-ACT) Lymph Node Lympho-cytes as Adoptive Immunotherapy in 
Advanced Malignant Melanoma Patient
1:20 PM – 1:35 PM Michael Ledermann, MD
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Comparative Study of Autologous CD4+T- Cells Genetically Modified at the CCR5 Gene by Zinc Finger Nucleases SB-728 versus Ex Vivo Expanded Unmodified Autologous CD4+ T Cells in Treated HIV-1 Infected Subjects
1:35 PM – 1:50 PM Folashade Otegbeye, MD
Seidman Cancer Center

Universal Donor NK Cell Therapy in Combination with ALT-803
1:50 PM - 2:05 PM    Brian Hill, MD, PhD
Cleveland Clinic

KITE CAR-T Lymphoma Trial

2:05 PM – 2:20 PM Networking Break
2:20 PM - 2:40 PM

Rafick Sekaly, PhD
Case Western Reserve University

Vision of State of the Art Immune Monitoring

2:40 PM – 2:55 PM Ehsan Malek, MD
UH Seidman Cancer Center

Dendritic Cell DKK1 Vaccine for Patients with Monoclonal Gammopathy and Stable 
or Smoldering Myeloma
2:55 PM – 3:10 PM Nora Singer, MD
MetroHealth Medical System 

Cell-Based Therapy in Rheumatoid Arthritis
3:10 PM - 3:25 PM

Mari Dallas, MD
UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital

Adoptive Transfer of Viral Specific T Cells

3:25 PM – 3:40 PM Leland Metheny, MD
UH Seidman Cancer Center

Enhancement of Engraftment in Heme Malignancies Using Intraosseus MSCs

3:40 PM - 3:50 PM  Stanton L. Gerson, MD
Case Western Reserve University, NCRM

Summary/Future Directions
3:50 PM – 4:30 PM  Discussion/Networking Reception