Ancillary Sessions Held during the TCT Meetings of ASTCT & CIBMTR

Status of Cellular Therapy in the Asia Pacific Rim

"Status of Cellular Therapy in the Asia Pacific Rim" will provide a venue to review and examine current status and future trends in cellular therapy (particularly CAR-T) in Asia and Pacific Rim region. Faculty for this session will include speakers from China, Japan, and South Korea and will discuss and exchange knowledge on clinical protocols, outcome analysis, regulatory affairs, standardization, and accreditation related to cellular therapy. This session will be co-chaired by David Jin, MD, PhD.

  • Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019
  • Time: 2:45PM - 4:45PM
  • Location: Room 320BC; George R. Brown Convention Center; 1001 Avenida de las Americas; Houston, TX, USA

  • Immunotherapy 
    • Keon Hee Yoo MD, PhD - Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, KR
  • CAR-T Treatment for B-cell ALL with or without Allo-HSCT: Experience from China
    • Peihua Lu MD - Lu Daopei Hospital, Beijing, CN
  • Challenges in Hematopietic Cell Transplantation/Cellular Therapy in Asia-Pacific Rim - How we Facing the Challenge
    • Shinichiro Okamoto MD, PhD - Keio University, Tokyo, JP
  • FACT and Accreditation in Asia 
    • Phyllis Warkentin MD - University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, USA

This session is sponsored by Avalon GloboCare Corp.

ASTCT Consensus Grading for CAR-T

CAR T cell therapy is considered one of the most promising new treatments for patients battling relapsed and refractory leukemia, lymphoma and other forms of cancer. The assessment and grading of CRS and ICANS have varied considerably across clinical trials, academic studies, and commercial products, which has made it difficult to compare the safety and measure toxicity across all of these settings. This also has hindered the ability of researchers to develop the best strategies to manage these toxicities. Join us for a discussion of the new definitions and grading for CRS and neurotoxicity that more accurately categorize the severity of these toxicities.

  • Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019
  • Time: 1:45PM - 2:30PM
  • Location: Hilton Americas Houston - Grand Ballroom G; 1600 Lamar; Houston, TX, USA

  • ASTCT Consensus Grading for CRS 
    • Stephan Grupp, MD, PhD - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • ASTCT Consensus Grading for ICANS
    • Sattva Neelapu, MD - MD Anderson, Houston, TX, USA
  • Panel discussion and Q & A