2022 Policy Summit Agenda

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This year’s Policy Summit will offer a variety of stakeholder perspectives on hot topics and how they inform policies that impact the cell and gene therapy field.

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Policy Summit Co-Chairs: Diane Berry, PhD, Sarepta Therapeutics & Keith Wonnacott, PhD, LEXEO Therapeutics

Monday September 26, 2022

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.: Supporting Innovative CGT Development

  • RMAT in 2022: Updates and Learnings
    Wilson Bryan, MD, FDA OTAT

  • Health Canada Oversight of Advanced Cell and Gene Therapies and Approaches to Regulatory Innovation     
    Emily Griffiths, PhD, Health Canada

  • New Endpoints and Biomarkers in Supporting CGT Development
    Adora Ndu, PharmD, JD, BridgeBio

  • The Bespoke Gene Therapy Consortium: Increasing Accessibility of Gene Therapies for Rare Diseases
    Courtney Silverthorn, PhD, Foundation for the National Institutes of Health

  • Moderator: Daniela Drago, PhD, NDA Partners

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.: Networking coffee break

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Panel on PDUFA Reauthorization

  • PDUFA VII: Overview of Statutory Updates and New Commitments
    Khushboo Sharma, Accumulus Synergy  

  • PDUFA VII: CBER Updates
    Wilson Bryan, MD, FDA OTAT

  • PDUFA VII: Industry Perspective and Implications for Biotechs
    Brad Glasscock, PharmD, BioMarin

  • Moderator: Keith Wonnacott, PhD, LEXEO Therapeutics

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.: Keynote Address

  • Medicaid Coverage of Gene & Cell Therapies
    John Coster, PhD, Division of Pharmacy, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

  • Moderator: Dan Farmer, BGR Group

1:30 – 2:45 pm: Panel on Diversity in Cell and Gene Therapy Development

  • Clinical Trial Access and Health Disparities for Minority Populations
    Rayne Rouce, MD, Texas Children’s Hospital & Baylor College of Medicine 

  • Legislative Efforts to Improve Clinical Trial Participation in Underrepresented Populations 
    Aisling McDonough, Office of Chairwoman Anna G. Eshoo 

  • FDA Draft Guidance on Clinical Trial Diversity
    Asha Das, MD, Office of Tissues and Advanced Therapies

  • NASEM Report on Improving Representation in Clinical Trials and Research
    Alex Helman, PhD, National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

  • Moderator: Rayne Rouce, MD, Texas Children's Hospital & Baylor College of Medicine

2:45 – 3:15 p.m.: Networking coffee break

3:15 – 4:30 p.m.: Panel on Accelerated Approval

  • Current Hill Discussions on Accelerated Approval
    Remy Brim, PhD, BGR Group

  • Medicaid Program Experiences with Cell and Gene Therapy Products: Lessons and Future Considerations
    Matt Salo, formerly National Association of Medicaid Directors

  • Optimizing the Use of the Accelerated Approval Pathway for Rare Disease and Gene Therapies  
    Annie Kennedy, EveryLife Foundation 

  • Developer Viewpoint on Accelerated Approval
    Diane Berry, PhD, Sarepta Therapeutics

  • Moderator: Jeremy Allen, Spark Therapeutics

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.: Networking reception for all attendees at the JW Marriott

Tuesday September 27, 2022

9:00 – 10:15 a.m.: Panel on Coverage and Reimbursement for Cell and Gene Therapies

  • Coverage and Reimbursement Policies: Trends and Innovation 
    Mark Trusheim, Tufts NEWDIGS Initiative 

  • State Plan Amendments and Supplemental Rebates: New York’s Experience 
    Amir Bassiri, New York State Department of Health

  • Managing High-Cost, High-Value Therapies: Oklahoma's Experience
    Terry Cothran, Oklahoma Health Care Authority

  • Learnings from European Payment Systems 
    Andrew Olaye, PhD, Orchard Therapeutics 

  • Payer Decisions that Impact Patient Access
    Kollet Koulianos, National Hemophilia Foundation

  • Moderator: Francesca Cook, REGENXBIO

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.: Networking coffee break

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: CMC Applications and Hurdles for Gene and Cell Therapies

  • Current CMC Expectations for Gene Therapy Products Incorporating Genome Editing
    Zhaohui Ye, PhD, Office of Tissues and Advanced Therapies

  • ASGCT’s Recommendations on CMC at the 2021 FDA Liaison Meeting 
    Jan Thirkettle, PhD, Transine Therapeutics 

  • Comparability Considerations for Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products Subject to Changes in their Manufacturing Process
    Andrew Chang, PhD, Novo Nordisk

  • Applying Benefit/Risk to CMC Considerations in Development 
    Stacey Frisk, Sarepta Therapeutics 

  • Moderator: Megan Zoschg Canniere, PharmD, Spark Therapeutics

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