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The future for advanced therapies in the UK – research, innovation, and regulation

September 9 2020 @ 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Join the Westminster Health Forum’s online policy conference on The future for advanced therapies in the UK – research, innovation, and regulation.


The agenda:

  • Advanced therapies: power and potential for the UK – with Matthew Durdy, The Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult
  • Key issues for research and development – investment, infrastructure, workforce and manufacturing
  • Accelerating the process from research to treatment – assessment and approval of advanced therapies – with Nick Crabb, NICE
  • Developing the regulatory structure – collaboration, innovation and managing the evolving landscape
  • Improving adoption in the NHS – communication, access and spreading best practice – with Professor Fiona Thistlethwaite, iMATCH
  • Priorities for increasing patient involvement in advanced therapies – with Jeremy Taylor, National Institute for Health Research
  • Providing a platform for the development of advanced therapies – an international perspective – with Paolo Morgese, Alliance for Regenerative Medicine
  • Next steps for policy and making the UK a global advanced therapies hub

Keynote speaker: Matthew Durdy (Chief Executive Officer, The Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult)


Find more details on the Westminster Health Forum website and the full agenda here.


United Kingdom


Westminster Health Forum
01344 864796
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