Pre-Conference Workshop Day

Monday | January 29, 2024

9:00 am Registration & Morning Coffee

9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Workshop A

9:30 am Demonstrating Supply Chain & Logistical Networks & Discussing Strategies for Seamless Implementation in a Decentralized Setting

  • Amish Patel Senior Vice President - Technical Operations, Calidi Biotherapeutics


As the demand for high quality cell therapies increases, having a strong supply network is key to ensuring the manufacturing process remains seamless and efficient.

This is your opportunity to delve into the challenges of expanding the manufacturing

process across multiple sites highlighting the necessity to uphold industry standards.

This workshop will cover:

  • Understanding the complexities of decentralized supply chains in cell therapy manufacturing
  • Exploring the logistical challenges involved in transitioning manufacturing processes from one facility to multiple sites and locations
  • Addressing potential hurdles in adapting manufacturing practices while maintaining adherence to industry standards
  • Analyzing methods for process optimization and scale-up of cell therapies in academic and hospital settings

12:30 pm Lunch Break & Networking

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Workshop B

1:30 pm Navigating Global Regulatory Variations in Decentralized Cell Therapy Manufacturing


With new regulatory guidance for decentralized manufacturing set to come into effect, it is essential that all cell therapy leaders have a solid understanding of the regulatory requirements across various regions to ensure that the development of cell therapies continues to adhere to quality and safety standards.

Uncover intricate nature of varying global regulatory requirements in a decentralized manufacturing setting and develop strategies to navigate diverse regulatory landscapes while preserving safety and quality.

This workshop will cover:

  • Outlining the complexities of varying regulations across different countries and regions for decentralized manufacturing
  • Exploring effective strategies to address diverse regulatory landscapes while maintaining product quality and patient safety
  • Discussing ongoing efforts towards harmonizing regulatory standards globally to ensure product quality is consistent across all sites
  • Addressing the challenges of complying with multiple regulatory frameworks and exploring practical solutions to ensure adherence to safety and quality standards

4:30 pm End of Pre-Conference Workshop Day