Global Government and Public Relations Committee

Charter

The ISCT Global Government and Public Relations Committee serves the membership and others working in cellular therapy by providing information concerning political and regulatory activities, including new legislation and regulatory guidelines that affect strategic aspects of regenerative medicine including cell-based therapies.

 

Projects and Objectives

  • Establish an active/pro-active structured approach to following relevant legislative and regulatory actions that impact the field of cell and gene therapy worldwide.
  • Forge and maintain links with relevant legislators
  • Participate in relevant legislative/regulatory activities and meetings
  • Craft and disseminate opinion, position and/or advisory statements on relevant issues 
  • Monitor relevant legislation 
  • Monitor and develop responses to requests for information from the NIH, FDA, EMA, TGA, CFDA and other relevant governmental and regulatory entities globally 
  • Communicate Society actions, opinion(s) and position(s) to the ISCT membership through timely Society communiques, relevant articles and summaries in the Telegraft and Cytotherapy as well as at international and regional meetings

 


 

Committee Highlights and News

ISCT Global Government and Public Relations Committee Statement on Firearm Violence - Read More

 


 

Committee Chairs:

 




Miguel Forte, MD, PhD
Chair
Zelluna Immunotherapy
Oslo, Norway

Bruce Levine, PhD
Co-Chair

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, United States

 

Committee Members:

 

 
Catherine Bollard, MBChB, MD
President
June 2016 - June 2018
Children's National Health System and The George Washington University
Washington, DC, United States
John Rasko, AO, MBBS, PhD, FRCPA, FRACP, FAHMS
President-Elect

June 2016 - June 2018
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Sydney, Australia 
   
Oscar Lee, MD, PhD
Asia, Regional Vice-President Elect
June 2017 - June 2019
National Yang- Ming University 
Taiwan 
Ngaire Elwood, PhD
Australia & New Zealand, Regional Vice-President Elect
June 2016 - June 2018
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
Melbourne, Australia 
   
Jaap J. Boelens, MD, PhD
Europe, Regional Vice-President Elect
June 2016 - June 2018
UMC Utrecht
Utrecht, Netherlands
 
Lynn O'Donnell, PhD
North America, Regional Vice-President Elect
June 2016 - June 2018
Ohio State University, James Cancer Hospital
Columbus, OH, United States 
   
Patricia Rocco, MD, PhD
South & Central America, Regional Vice-President Elect
June 2017 - June 2019
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Karen Nichols, Esq.
Chief Regulatory Officer
March 2016 - March 2019
Magenta Therapeutics
Cambridge, MA, United States 
   
Daniel J. Weiss, MD, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer

June 2016 - June 2019
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT, United States
Queenie Jang, BSc (Pharmacy), MBA
Chief Executive Officer 
International Society for Cellular Therapy
Vancouver, BC, Canada

 

 

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